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Drew Brees receives backlash over comments about kneeling during national anthem

LeBron James and Richard Sherman are among the pack of athletes who have called out Saints quarterback Drew Brees over his comments about players who take a knee during the national anthem. In an interview with Yahoo! Finance on Wednesday, Brees criticized players who stage pre-game protests, saying his grandfather fought to defend the U.S.…MORE

ESPN drops trailer for 9-part Tom Brady docuseries

ESPN will be following up the smash success of The Last Dance with a new docuseries on Tom Brady. On Thursday, the network dropped a surprise trailer for The Man In The Arena, a 9-part series following Brady’s career. Coming in 2021 … Man in the Arena: @TomBrady pic.twitter.com/sObLdTXbIl — ESPN (@espn) May 21, 2020 Brady narrated the…MORE

The Stafford’s are picking up meal tabs for first responders and medical workers

Matthew and Kelly Stafford are picking up tabs to help feed first responders and medical workers around Michigan as they continue to fight COVID-19 on the front-lines. The news accompanied a Kelly Stafford IG post announcing that she and her Detroit Lions quarterback husband are paying for meals this week in Royal Oak, Michigan.  …MORE

Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut sets Big Mac eating record

Joey Chestnut, the professional eater who’s won Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest 12 times, has branched out to show his eating skills extend beyond just wieners. Chestnut on Thursday captured a new world record by scarfing down 32 McDonald’s Big Macs in less than an hour. As he chowed down on the burgers —…MORE

Colleges propose playing March Madness games in empty stadiums

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to ramp up in the U.S., a number of colleges scheduled to participate in the upcoming March Madness tournament have come up with a way to protect their players from accidental exposure: By playing this year’s games in empty stadiums. “There should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without…MORE

Ohio State’s Ryan Day receives extension, salary bump

Certainly worth it, right? Maybe doesn’t make too many happy in the state of Michigan but Ohio State head coach Ryan Day just received a giant extension and pay raise. The Buckeyes were dominant to say the least in 2019, going 13-1 and pummeling both Michigan and Michigan State. Day is now set to be…MORE

Hurricanes turn to zamboni driver as emergency goalie

After losing their goalies James Reimer and Petr Mrazek to injuries Saturday, the Carolina Hurricanes turned to Zamboni driver David Ayres to give the team a 6-3 upset over Toronto. The 42-year-old ex-junior goalie is the oldest fill-in goalie to win his very first NHL game. Should Ayres story be made into a movie?MORE

XFL continues to draw fans

The XFL continues to draw fans. The league saw a 10% bump in net attendance in week two of its inaugural season. Sports Business Daily reports XFL games drew than 76,285 fans last week – including 26,000 who watched the Seattle/Tampa Bay game in person. Are you enjoying the XFL games? What do you like…MORE

Raptors, Spurs honor Kobe Bryant

The Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs both paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at the start of their game. Both teams took turns incurring 24-second violations at the start of the game. Here’s how they started today’s @NBA game in San Antonio. Both teams let the 24 second shot clock expire to honor NBA…MORE