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Trump’s Favorites Win Super Bowl 2017 [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI on Sunday in a tweet after their victory. “What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!” Trump tweeted Sunday night. Trump predicted the Patriots would win in an interview with Fox News’s Bill ...

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84 Lumber Taunts Trump With Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin. As the two cross the country by foot, truck, and train in the 90-second long “The Journey Begins” spot, the girl ...

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NCAA And NBA: Our North Carolina Boycott Is Still On

ESPN reports: Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. “The NCAA’s decision to withhold championships from North Carolina remains unchanged,” said NCAA spokesman Bob Williams in a ...

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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SO FETCH: Professional Hockey Players Perform The “Jingle Bell Rock” Dance From Mean Girls [VIDEO]

SB Nation reports: Ah, the holiday season is here. A time for joy, family, gift giving, and debating over what qualifies as a Christmas movie. It’s also that time of year when athletes do absurd things in support of their team’s social media hijinks. The South Carolina Stingrays from the ECHL are one such team, who upped the ante this ...

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Major League Baseball Bans Drag Hazing

Mic.com reports: Starting next season, there’ll be a new rule in baseball: No more dressing the new guys in drag. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball is set to ratify a new anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy meant to end a sexist and transphobic tradition in the sport, which bans veteran players from forcing new team members dress as women. The rules ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Gay Man Proposes At NBA Game

People reports: Jake Conrad took the Bull by the horns and went all out for his proposal to boyfriend Michael Holtzman at a Chicago Bulls game on Thursday night. In the three days since the NBA team shared the video of Conrad popping the question, the tear-jerking proposal has racked up nearly 800,000 views. The video, posted to the Bulls’ ...

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RUSSIA: Lawmakers Move To Ban Popular Video Game Because Virtual Players Can Wear Rainbow Jerseys

The Guardian reports: Russian MPs have asked the state communications oversight agency to take action against the Fifa 17 video game for violating the country’s law against gay propaganda. Communist MPs sent a letter to the communications oversight and state consumer protection agencies complaining that the popular EA Sports football game, which is rated all ages, “invites users to support ...

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Mocks Anti-Trump Celebrities: I’ll Help You Pack To Leave The United States, Beat It

Not so hot anymore, is he? The Chicago Tribune reports: Cubs President Theo Epstein hasn’t exactly hidden his political views from the public. Last month he gave a donation to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at a fundraiser in Chicago right after signing a five-year, $50 million extension to stay with the Cubs. But Epstein prefers to separate his political views ...

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PASADENA: Olympic Legend Greg Louganis Named Grand Marshal Of Tournament Of Roses Parade

Fire up the Christian outrage machine! The San Jose Mercury News reports: In between the excitement of being chosen as a Grand Marshal for the 128th Rose Parade Tuesday, Greg Louganis didn’t think stop to think that he could be the first openly gay person to be given the honor. “I hope it inspires people,” said Louganis, “and that they ...

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Hillary And Trump Book Ads For World Series Finale

The expected audience for tonight’s Game 7 is expected to be around 30 million. The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each purchased airtime for campaign ads to run during Game 7 of the World Series, according to a new report. CNN Money quoted a source from Fox, the network broadcasting the game nationwide, who said Clinton’s campaign ...

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On Sale Today Outside The 49ers Game

Via Mediaite: Today was San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s first start of the season after the team benched prior starter Blaine Gabbert and turned to the guy who led them to the Super Bowl a few short years ago. With the 49ers playing in Buffalo, some vendors outside the stadium decided to use the anger many fans have towards the ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Laughably Claims Economy Is Booming In New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory is out with a new TV ad on Monday boasting of North Carolina’s economic gains. “When I entered office North Carolina had record unemployment, high taxes and huge budget shortfalls; it had been that way for years,” McCrory says in the ad. “Now, we have one of the fastest-growing economies in ...

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Orlando To Host College Football Championship Yanked From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Poetic justice. Yahoo Sports reports: The ACC officially has a new location for its football championship game. The conference announced Thursday morning that the game will move to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The move comes two weeks after the conference, following an NCAA decision, decided to move all of its championships outside of the state of North Carolina because of ...

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Pro Skateboarder Brian Anderson Comes Out [VIDEO]

Quite frankly, I was only dimly aware that professional skateboarding exists, but judging by all of this afternoon’s emails from JMG readers, this guy is a big deal in the sport. Hypebeast reports: Retired skateboarder Brian Anderson, who infamously won both Thrasher‘s prestigious Skater of the Year award and a World Cup of Skateboarding title back in 1999, has come ...

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TEXAS: High School Plans $70M Football Stadium

The Los Angeles Times reports: In bigger-is-better Texas, Eagle Stadium, which rivals Staples Center in capacity with 18,000 seats, gives the suburban Dallas high school serious bragging rights. But in the battle of one-upmanship among Texas high schools, a challenger is rising close to home. The school district just up the street in McKinney plans to break ground within a ...

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NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick On Death Threats From The Right: Killing Me Would Only Prove My Point

The Huffington Post reports: For his role in spearheading a protest movement and amplifying an ongoing discussion about racial inequality in America, Colin Kaepernick has been rewarded with death threats. On Tuesday, the 49ers quarterback told reporters, in no uncertain terms, that killing him would only reinforce the importance of his message. “If something like that were to happen, you’ve ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Losses From Sports Cancellations Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law Could Exceed $100M

Yahoo Finance reports: College sports are big money, and losing them can cost a state, big-time. The Atlantic Coast Conference’s announcement Wednesday to relocate all neutral-site championships from North Carolina was yet another hit to the state over its controversial “bathroom law.” The ACC decision comes just two day after the NCAA announced it will pull all 2017 championships from ...

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US House Rep. Richard Hudson Threatens Tax-Exempt Status Of NCAA And ACC Over Cancellations

Via press release from US Rep. Richard Hudson: “This is political theatre by the NCAA and ACC. If these multi-million dollar, tax exempt organizations were interested in social change and not making a political statement, they would proceed with their marquee events in North Carolina and enact any transgender bathroom policy they wanted. This blatant political move – less than ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Atlantic Coast Conference Pulls Ten Championship Events Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

NCAA 2, Electric Boogaloo! Via press release: Statement from the ACC Council of Presidents: “As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC ...

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