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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's career was propelled by wrestling: which also allowed him to abuse, and get away with abusing, boys for many years. "When calls for his removal from office reverberated through the capital a decade ago, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert struggled to explain why he had not aggressively investigated allegations that a Florida lawmaker had sent flirtatious messages to a teenage boy who had served as a House page. At that perilous moment, an impassioned group of supporters stepped forward to speak up on Mr. Hastert’s behalf: wrestling coaches."

posted by rumple to culture at 01:09 PM on April 23 - 0 comments

Emails from Bettman and other top NHL officials reveal knowledge of harm from fighting and links to drug abuse: "“This is not the same role as it was in the 80’s and 90’s,” Shanahan wrote. “Fighters used to aspire to become regular players. Train and practice to move from 4th line to 3rd. Now they train and practice becoming more fearsome fighters. They used to take alcohol and cocaine to cope. (Kordic) Now they take pills. Pills to sleep. Pills to wake up. Pills to ease the pain. Pills to amp up. Getting them online.”"

posted by rumple to hockey at 01:19 PM on March 29 - 1 comment

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research: "These discoveries [from decoding the league's own database] raise new questions about the validity of the committee’s findings, published in 13 peer-reviewed articles and held up by the league as scientific evidence that brain injuries did not cause long-term harm to its players. It is also unclear why the omissions went unchallenged by league officials, by the epidemiologist whose job it was to ensure accurate data collection and by the editor of the medical journal that published the studies."

posted by rumple to football at 12:20 PM on March 24 - 5 comments

Donald Trump's less than artful failure as a Pro Football Owner: "The [N.J.] Generals gave Trump something else: newspaper headlines. He was not yet a household name, though he was clearly on his way. Owning the Generals turbocharged his rise to fame. His views, his deals, his postgame comments they dominated the news medias coverage of the U.S.F.L. At first many of the owners were glad to have him play this role because it put a spotlight on the new league. But many U.S.F.L. observers soon came to believe that he did not necessarily have the best interests of the league at heart. He was a dynamic figure, but he was dynamic on behalf of the Donald Trump interests, not the whole league, said Keith Jackson, who broadcast U.S.F.L. games for ABC."

posted by rumple to football at 04:19 PM on February 19 - 5 comments

Peyton Mannings squeaky-clean image was built on lies: as detailed in explosive court documents showing ugly smear campaign against his alleged sex assault victim. "As a general rule, it's not just gross to smash your testicles on a woman's face, it's a crime." Direct link to the court documents.

posted by rumple to football at 02:13 PM on February 13 - 15 comments

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NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Tampa Bay in 7

St Louis in 6

Goals: Tarasenko

Goalie: Bishop

PP: St Louis

Penalties: Backes

Goals per game: Tampa

posted by rumple at 04:44 PM on May 13

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Cleveland in 5

San Antonio in 7


Players TBA

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

I'll take Preds in 7 now please.

posted by rumple at 03:14 PM on April 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 6

Ducks in 7

Capitals in 5

Islanders in 6

Top Goal Scorer: Tarasenko

Save Percentage: Holtby

Power Play: Capitals

Top Scoring Team: Capitals

posted by rumple at 12:14 PM on April 27

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

So I don't follow basketball other than Go Sonics so FWIW


(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 4

(3) Miami in 7

(5) Boston in 6


(1) Golden State in 5

(7) Memphis in 7

(3) Oklahoma City in 5

(4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6



posted by rumple at 01:31 PM on April 16

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Panthers in 7

Wings in 6

Capitals in 4

Penguins in 5

Stars in 4

Blackhawks in 6

Ducks in 6

Sharks in 6


Corey Perry

posted by rumple at 07:39 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The most famous sandwich in sports.

posted by rumple at 12:05 PM on April 07

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research

I know this should carry the #obvious tag but I can't figure out how to add it.

posted by rumple at 12:21 PM on March 24

Donald Trump's less than artful failure as a Pro Football Owner

Yeah, Stockwell Day would probably lead the Republican race. And he's at a loose end, I hear.

posted by rumple at 12:17 PM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ronnie O'Sullivan passes up a 147 maximum break, scoring 146, because the 10,000 GBP prize money for the maximum was "a bit too cheap".

posted by rumple at 04:13 PM on February 15

Peyton Mannings squeaky-clean image was built on lies

ESPN finally weighs in on this, somehow without implicating themselves To women, the conclusion of conspiracy is that a professional such as Dr. Jamie Naughright, the woman who says Manning sat on her face two decades ago, does not matter, either to the runaway college money machine or to the NFL, if the cost is holding Peyton Manning accountable and risking the narrative of wholesomeness he represents. Naughright and women like her have for decades been sacrificed not only by the league but by the media outlets that decide whose stories get told and whose don't.

Challenging Manning required confronting the entire monument of his enormous privilege, from his being the face of the first family of the NFL to challenging one of the most powerful college conferences, the SEC, to the task of revisiting the uncomfortable beliefs of some that maybe women don't belong in the locker room after all.

This cannot be avoided, either.

posted by rumple at 02:38 PM on February 15

Peyton Mannings squeaky-clean image was built on lies

With Manning widely expected to retire any day, is it a coincidence this comes out forcefully now that he is no longer needed for generating TV "storylines"?

posted by rumple at 02:34 PM on February 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A blood quantum test is being applied in the All-Native Basketball Tournament, which is a huge deal along the BC & Alaska coast.

posted by rumple at 12:19 PM on February 12

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Denver by 21

Score: 55

First field goal:Carolina

First touchdown: D. Thomas

Most passing yards: Manning

Most rushing yards: Anderson

Most receiving yards: Thomas

Sack: Miller

Interception: Coleman

First turnover: Manning

MVP: Thomas

Winner of the contest: tommytrump

posted by rumple at 12:28 PM on February 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A hockey roster made only of players who look like Tilda Swinton.

posted by rumple at 01:58 PM on February 05