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Colin Kaepernick (THE MAN BEHIND THE IRON MASK) a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in America's NFL (National Football League) refused to stand for the national anthem of the United States for the cause of racial JUSTICE, He is now the NFL's SCARAFICIAL LAMB - (Mike Morbeck photo)

 

Jerry Jones the owner if the Dallas Cowboys also referred to as America's team wants NFL players punished for not respecting the USA flag - (Keith Allison photo)

 

US President Donald Trump's ignorant statement of NFL players too FIRE THE SONS OF BITCHES has inflamed many who were silent in the past to come forward. His racist statement had brought more people together while racist Trump supporters are being exposed defending him

 

San Francisco 49er quarterback is taking some criticism from fellow athletes regarding his not standing for America's national anthem and not voting in for a president. As former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Jews stick together while inferring that black people don't. From the disavowing athlete's actions, Sterling got that right - (Mike Morbeck photo)

 

A determined Colin Kaepernick is a pillar of strength in continuing to defy death threats and America's racist reaction in his protest for social and racial justice. His voice is being heard as other athletes are joining his cause

 

Since San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for America's national anthem he has had his life threatened, been criticized and received support and criticism from fellow professional athletes and he continues to TAKE A KNEE AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE

 

Frank Gifford is seen here on the left of this cropped photo taken at the White House in 1983 with then United States president Ronald Reagan - (White House Photo, Courtesy Reagan Library, PD - Public Domain)

 

 

Tom Sestak draws a bead on Len Dawson in 1964 when the AFL was known as the MICKEY MOUSE League - photo Buffalo Courier-Express

 

 

George Blanda was one of the toughest NFL players of all time "The Grand Old Man" - (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010)

 

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Sports Notes - JOURNALIST SCHULTZ GETS NFL's COLIN KAEPERNICK's RIGHT STUFF - November, 2017
KAEPERNICK... THE NFL's SCARAFICIAL LAMB - The NFL Colin Kaepernick blackball issue is most demonstrated by an article written by journalist Jordan Schultz whose editorial was published by Yahoo. He diligently did the work and researched how Kaepernick's statistics measure up with the numerous quarterbacks signed by NFL teams this season while ignoring Kaepernick. His article makes the point without being acrid or attacking, IT IS A MUST READ

POV 52 - (Point of View) - NFL team OWNER JERRY JONES CATCHES TRUMP FEVER - November, 2017
AMERICA'S RACIST BEAT GOES ON - The RACIST, colonialist mighty whitey MENTALITY continues too exists. In the modern era it is via business practices. Currently two NFL owners have expressed their dissatisfaction of the NFL player's protests and insist that players must be punished for not respecting the United States flag.

POV 51 - (Point of View) - RACIST TRUMP LOST THE NFL PLOT - September, 2017
IT'S ABOUT RACISM… NOT THE FLAG - US President Donald Trump's ignorant statement of NFL players too FIRE THE SONS OF BITCHES has inflamed many who were silent in the past to come forward. His racist statement had brought more people together while racist Trump supporters are being exposed defending him - It took years for the NFL to hire black football players and the Washington Redskins (the home of the racist nation's capitol) were the LAST TEAM to hire a black player

Sports Notes - BLACKS ARE DISSING COLIN KAEPERNICK - November, 2016
SPORTS & POLITICS - NFL (National Football League) football player Colin Kaepernick takes flack but keeps on track to protest for racial justice. NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul had negative comments about the 49ers player yet they aren't doing as much as Kaepernick. Both NBA players are talking but Kaepernick is doing the walking by doing something and is being heard and responded to

Sports Notes - Is COLIN KAEPERNICK the messenger of MARTIN LUTHER KING? - October, 2016
AMERICA'S RACISM WON'T GO AWAY - As America is consumed with their raciest presidential election campaigns the voice of San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick reverberates as his cause and plea for racial just is being picked up by athletes throughout America. The problem is the defiant American police ignore his plea and continue to slaughter unarmed people of color for NO REASON other than they are BLACK

Sports Notes - COLIN KAEPERNICK STANDS STRONG - September, 2016
TAKING A KNEE AGAINST RACISM - Although American football player Colin Kaepernick's protest against the ruthless police murders of innocent unarmed black men has gained support and momentum as other athletes have supported him and his cause. The problem is that police murders of innocent black men continue

Sports Notes - ATHLETES REACT to RACIST AMERICA - August, 2016
COLIN KAEPERNICK… THE MAN BEHIND THE IRON MASK - Colin Kaepernick's actions by refusing to stand for America's national anthem served its purpose in reviving the plight of blacks in America being discriminated against. The problem was he was criticized by many black people who he's trying to help. The irony is their objections are misdirected and undeserved

Sports Notes Part 2 - NFL'S JUNIOR SEAU LEFT IT ALL on the FIELD - August, 2015
HIS GAME WAS THE HALL of FAME - Junior Seau had a complicated past and a reputation of someone that was difficult to get along with. When I mentioned my intention to produce a story on him to the head producer at the NCAA network he wasn't in favor of my idea and preferred for me not to do it, SO... READ ON.....

Sports Notes - REMEMBERING FRANK GIFFORD - August, 2015
FRANK GIFFORD MADE A DIFFERENCE - Former NFL (National Football League) player and Hall of Famer who moved on to become a host of Monday Night Football and television star was instrumental in me becoming a sports journalist. Without him it would have never happened since I previously never gave it a thought. How did it come about? Read on…

Sports Notes Archives - Dick Vermeil Serves Critics Crow - February, 2000
Coach of the Super Bowl winning St. Louis Rams, fell prey to the Age Discrimination - Dick Vermeil proved his critics wrong by turning around the NFL's worst team in the 90's into Super Bowl champions within three years. At the start of the season the odds were 200-1 that the Rams could win the NFL's grand prize

Sports Notes - FUNNY MONEY FLOYD MAYWEATHER's HEAD GAMES with MANNY PACQUIAO - February, 2015
IS MAYWEATHER AFRAID of PACQUIAO? - Controversy reigns in the world of sports with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd 'MONEY' Mayweather, Carmelo Anthony and Marshawn 'THE BEAST' Lynch taking center stage. The question is.... WHY?

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - Former NFL player, Keith Carlos is the 1st male winner of America's Next Top Model - December, 2014
- Former NFL player Keith Carlos is the 1st male winner of America's Next Top Model - CRAIG WAYNE BOYD & BLAKE SHELTON WIN THE VOICE -THE DUO PROVES THAT COUNTRY IS COOL - On his title run Craig Boyd Boyd was rejected twice. From the outset Boyd put his trust in fellow country artist Blake Shelton to be his coach. What stands out is during the audition rounds Gwen Stefani said to the country singers to beware of teaming up with Shelton since all of his country singers would be fighting over each other and that there could only be one winner. On this issue Stefani proved to be spot on
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Sports Notes - MEDIA HITS NFL BELOW THE BELT- September, 2014
ENOUGH ALREADY!!! - American media is having a field day stirring up trouble and being the judge and jury of the National Football League (NFL) and its stars while ignoring more important issues such as Israel illegal annexation of more Palestinian land. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson are presently the most prominent subjects who have been sentenced by the media without a trial in the American legal system. Is this about boosting television ratings while destroying lives?

Sports Notes EXTRA - THE BOYS FROM THE HOOD = SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - February, 2014
BRONCOS??? DAY WAS MUGGED - Who-da thunk it meaning the thrashing that the Seattle Seahawks gave the Denver Broncos in a 43-8 Super Bowl result? The question is where the Broncos intimidated by the antics of the BOYS FROM THE HOOD who played head games and trash to no talking. The result was like a strong armed young street gangster stealing an old lady's pocketbook

Sports Notes - PEYTON MANNING EXEMPLIFIES WHAT COMEBACKS ARE ALL ABOUT - February, 2014
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE - The true mark of a champion is when they have setbacks and have the determination and guts to fight and tough it out to recover. Overcoming the mental and physical aspects are major steps to overcome. Peyton Manning has exemplified that in his work ethic and performance to overcome adversity and have two of his best seasons ever since being discarded by the Indianapolis Colts. Winning this week's Super Bowl will have an added family bragging rights bonus

SPORTS NOTES - LA CLIPPER FLIPPERS - TURN THEIR NBA BEAT AROUND - January, 2013
THE NEW CLIPPERS WINNING WAYS - Prior to the start of the season the LA Lakers were supposed to be the leagues SUPER TEAM when they acquired Superman center Dwight Howard and former NBA Player of the Year Steve Nash Nash to compliment Kobe Bryant. That was then and this is now their cross town rival LA Clippers 28-8 are tied with the leagues best record and are 13 games ahead of the Lakers 15-21 in the Conference standing. Presently the Lakers are out of the playoff picture while the maturation of the Clippers super duo Chris Paul and Blake Griffin has come to fruition in their second season playing together - NFL's Tony Gonzale

Sports Notes - LIN SANITY FEVER IS OVER - March 2012
It was a matter of time when the Jeremy Lin balloon would come down to reality and the NY Knicks would return to their old ways of losing. Lin s the best thing to happen in the NBA this season the question is can the Knicks return to their winning form with their two super stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire returning to the lineup - Peyton Manning is shopping for a team to blend his talents. The Denver Broncos are said to be in the driver's seat with the Arizona Cardinals 2nd. Manning tosses to super star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a match made in heaven. Can it be signed sealed and delivered on earth? - CAMBODIA LOSE FOUR STRAIGHT GAMES AND RISE 6 SPOTS IN THE FIFA RANKINGS

Sports Notes Part 2 - TOM BRADY tries to defy MANNING FAMILY MATTERS - February 2012
GIANTS vs. PATRIOTS continue SUPER BOWL FEVER - There are several storylines involved in this game which Manning brother is the winningest Super Bowl quarterback and Can tom Brady gain revenge for Eli Manning and the New York Giants for denying them a perfect 19-0 record in 2008 when the two teams last met in Super Bowl XLVI. Can Eli Manning exact revenge for the suffering his father Archie endured as an All-Star NFL player? - SUPER BOWL RESULT SCORES HISTORY - DID YOU KNOW?

Sports Notes Part 1 - SUPER BOWL PIONEERS- February 2012
EAT THIS!!! - THE AFL WASHED THE NFL's Mouth OUT WITH SOAP - The AFL was the laughing stock of professional football when they began in 1960. They were referred to as rejects, have beens and referred to as the Mickey Mouse League. NFL players that were verbally abused for joining the new league and had something to prove. Nine years later the AFL earned their respect when Joe Namath led the New York Jets and AFL to its first Super Bowl victory. The following year Len Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory. After the first four Super Bowl games the AFL received the respect they deserved.

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - SOME NATIONS LOSE FACE ON THE AMAZING RACE - October, 2011
BEWARE… THEY'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY WITH PROBLEMS TO SPARE - Thailand lost the plot in hospitality in ripping off Amazing Racers. Thailand joins Cambodia, Russia and Sri Lanka of displaying the worst of consideration and hospitality - Former NFL player Marcus Pollard and wife Amani start their move to the top of the race - TRUE BLOOD returns - Recommended TV Listings

Sports Notes SUPER MAX - DESMOND HOWARD to COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL of FAME - July, 2011
ANOTHER HONOR FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE - The flash and dash man made it to College Football Hall of Fame. He was as small and quick as a mouse and played the game BIG - WHO IS the NBA's TIM FRANK?

Sports Notes - FIFA'S CLOSET NEEDS TO BE CLEANED - February, 2011
Grant Wahl for FIFA president? Ohhhh Please!!! - OHH... FERNANDO!!! (TORRES) - MARSHALL FAULK the Right Choice in NFL HALL OF FAME - CHARLES BARKLEY praises the LA Clippers BLAKE GRIFFIN - THE THREE BIG NBA TEAMS Top Big Three Salaries

Sports Notes Part 2 - HAS RANDY MOSS LOST HIS SKILLS? - December, 2010
NO BALLS, NO BALL - The NFL record breaker has had one tough year being bounced around to three different teams. Now with the Tennessee Titans Moss wasn't used in their last game - Part 1 - SPORTS LIVES UPS AND DOWNS

Sports Notes Part 1 - THE MIAMI HEAT FIRE UP!!! - December, 2010
MIAMI TURN THE HEAT ON AND ARE WINNING - The Heat move from the outhouse to the Penthouse - SPORTS LIVES UPS AND DOWNS Chris Hughton, Mike Tyson, and Michael Vick plus MORE...

Sports Notes Part 2 - RANDY MOSS.... THE UNDESIRABLE - November, 2010
Like a snowball rolling down a hill and gaining size and momentum so did Moss's arrogant behavior and he continued to display negativity and infecting those that surrounded him

Sports Notes Part 1 - RANDY MOSS.... SILK PURSE or SOWS EAR? - November, 2010
His talent is unquestionable he's a great player. Moss holds the NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998). Talent is not the problem, it's the 33-year-old veteran's attitude and ego and if it needs to be adjusted. - FIFA TOP 10

NR TOP 10 - NR READERS GOT THE BEAT - October 2010
The interest in our Video Beat columns of television reviews with the Amazing Race Asia and USA series leading the surge in taking six of 10 spots. Our two part feature on George Blanda took the top spot making it our faster riser in the ratings. Three fast movers highlight the charts.

Sports Notes - GEORGE BLANDA - Born Again with the Oakland Raiders - October, 2010
Though Blanda passed away September 17th at the age of 83 his heroic performances and achievements will go down as some of the greatest ever in football history. Gorge Blanda was a true legend in his own time. - ASEAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICE PRESIDENT RAVY KHEK'S FINANCIAL WORTH BEING INVESTIGATED - Preseason Kicks of with NBA Europe Live

Sports Notes - GEORGE BLANDA FOOTBALL'S IRON MAN PASSED AWAY - September, 2010
Blanda holds the NFL record for longevity by playing in the league until the age of 48 just a month shy of his 49th birthday. The pro football Hall of Famer played 26 Professional Football seasons - FIFA TOP 10

Sports Notes MAX - FREE TERRY & BEAT DOWN - February, 2010
BAD KARMA FOR JOHN TERRY - NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND WINNERS - WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND - IS FLOYD MAYWEATHER AFRAID OF PACQUIAO? - MARK McGWIRE WIRED OR NOT IS NO LONGER THE QUESTION

Sports Notes EXTRA EXTRA - SAINTS TAINT AINTS NO MORE - WIN SUPER BOWL IN A BREES - February, 2010
SAY IT TAINT SO SAINTS LOSERS NO MO - FANS PUT THE BAGS AWAY - SECOND HALF SURGE TAKES THE ROMP OUT OF COLTS - Saints quarterback Drew Brees wins MVP award

Sports Notes EXTRA - SUPER BOWL TRIVIA - February, 2010
Archie Manning may have never won or participated in a Super Bowl but his sons are making him proud with their success - Do you know the answers to these Super Bowl trivia questions?

Sports Notes - OLDER THAN DIRT - IS BRETT FAVRE THE NEW GEORGE BLANDA? - January, 2010
Regardless of his success Brett Favre felt unloved and unwanted and retired after the 2007 season. Green Bay made it clear that they wanted to go with a younger quarterback and current starter Aaron Rodgers. It was a case of WHO LOVES YA BABY? That question also applied to the oldest quarterback ever to play in the NFL including George Blanda who remained in the league until he was 48 - FIFA TOP 10

NR TOP 10 - SEPTEMBER 2009 - SPORTS DOMINATE TOP 10
NFL'S Michael Vick rocks charts taking the number one spot. The ever popular David Beckham notched the second position. Former American Idol contestant Sanjay Malakar proves there's more to him than AI judge Simon Cowell sees as he rocked the charts by taking the number three slot. ASEAN football stories sparked our reader's interest. In the sections most visited department Cambodia Sports continues to maintain a strong interest taking first place while International Football made a strong return to the charts taking the second position.

Sports Notes EXTRA - MICHAEL VICK IS A BIRD - August, 2009
FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST - Once a Falcon now an Eagle the question is is Michael Vick on the road to recovery - BECKHAM ROCKS NR TOP 10 CHARTS - RAMBIS TO COACH TIMBERWOLVES - FIFA TOP 10

Sports Notes EXTRA - BECKHAM SAYS LATER TO GALAXY - March, 2009
Playing at Milan with superstars such as KaKa and Ronaldinho will certainly enhance his chances of being prepared for World Cup and national team competition. - United Football League Announces Former NFL Coaches Jim Fassel, Dennis Green, Jim Haslett & Ted Cottrell as Head Coaches for “UFL Premiere” Season - FIFA TOP 10

NR TOP 10 - NOVEMBER, 2008 - NR TOP 10 COLUMNS TAKE 5 of 10 Spots
As the year winds down this month we took a look at the stories published this year that appealed to NR readers. The NR Top 10 columns registered five of the 10 positions and was also the top section visited. The October NR Top 10 took the 8th position and was our fastest riser of the month. Our Sports Notes column took three positions on the list topped by September (4th), July (8th) and (6th) and our July Extra edition locked down the 9th spot. Our television review column Video Beat took the remaining two positions. The oldest story was about former NFL (National Football League) player Howie Long who made his made his underdog life TOP DOG. .- SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

Sports Archives Feature - HOWIE LONG IN NFL HALL of FAME - Thursday August 3, 2000
Howie Long
made his underdog life TOP DOG. During his childhood he had to travel a bumpy road on which he endured not having a stable upbringing. He came from a broken home. His mom and dad separated when he was 11 years old. They divorced a year later. He was an unwanted child. He found himself on the move being passed from family member to family member and often had to sleep on couches. There were times when food was hard to come by.. - MORE NBA - NBA MAX French Language

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - IT'S ON!!! THREE SEASON PREMIERS - October, 2008
Former professional football player Ken Green and his estranged wife Tina finished first in the second leg of the Amazing Race USA this past week. Greene was a former professional football player in America's NFL (National Football League). He played safety for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-1982) and the San Diego Chargers (1983-1984). He was born in Lewiston, Idaho, U.S. and attended Washington State University. In the 1978 NFL draft he was a first round draft pick (19th overall). - The Best of Saturday Night Live, America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks and the Celebrity Apprentice will make its season debut this week. Also on tap is the final of the US presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain - AMAZING RACE ASIA IN TROUBLE... - Recommended TV Listings - Entertainment - TV

Sports Notes - BRETT FAVRE & RONALDO DO THE DEALS - AUGUST, 2008
When you think about sports in terms of loyalty who has done more than Brett Favre and who has done less than Christian Ronaldo? - The Top of The Hills Grant and Calvin - FIFA TOP 10 ...... - Entertainment - TV

Sports Notes - ELI MANNING LEADS GIANTS to 17-14 Super Bowl Win over Patriots - February, 2008
Eli Manning joins Peyton to become NFL's first brothers to win back to back Super Bowls & MVP Awards - New England fail in effort for perfect season and a 19-0 record - Eli goes from a pig's ear to a silk purse after being the Giant's #1 pick their fans booed and chanted "Eli Sucks! WHO SUCKS NOW??? - ALL Super Bowl Results - More Sports - Entertainment - TV

Sports Notes - HIGH SCHOOL TO NBA ALL-STARS - JANUARY, 2008
At this point high school to NBA players are receiving the most All-star game votes - NFL Alumni 2007 Player of the Year honorees - Heavyweight Tommy Morrison Makes a Comeback with ``The Tommy Morrison Story'' - Entertainment - TV

2007 YEAR IN REVIEW - JANUARY, 2008
Looking back on the top stories of 2007 two things jumped out most notably June with five stories of interest while January and May with four were the top months. Second our NR Top 10 Stories surged in reader attention. The March NR Top 10 was the fastest ever riser up the charts until overtaken in successive months of May, June and July with July eventaully becoming the most read NR Top 10 column followed by May. - Entertainment - TV

ARCHIVE FEATURE - WALTER PAYTON - REMEMBERED
It was difficult to bring Walter Payton down on the football field. It will be difficult to bring him down in life (in the minds of many). Though he is no longer physically with us on this earth he will be fondly remembered by the many people that he brought joy to in their lives.

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - Former NFL All-Star player Christian Okoye was cast adrift on PIRATE MASTER - July, 2007
Pirate Master reality series on AXN - On The Lot a reality series on film production - TOP MODEL Cycle 8 premiers Monday on Channel V - The Apprentice - - Recommended TV listings - More Entertainment - TV - NBA

Sports Notes EXTRA - Colts Win Super Bowl - Manning MVP - February, 2007
Now the monkey is off their backs as the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17 in the 41st edition of the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.....
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Sports Notes EXTRA EXTRA: Peyton Leads The Family Manning & The Indianapolis Colts - January, 2007
Manning comes from a lineage of NFL quarterbacks being the son of Archie Manning and older brother of the New York Giants Eli Manning. All three Manning's were selected in the first round of the NFL draft....
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SUPER BOWL Steelers Top Seattle 21-10 - Hines Ward MVP - February 2006
The Pittsburgh Steelers had all of that in defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in the 40th (XL) edition of the Super Bowl . - More

SUPER BOWL HISTORY - They Called the AFL The Mickey Mouse League - February 2006
The first Super Bowl game was played on January 15, 1967. The contest pitted the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League against the Kansas City Chiefs of the upstart American Football League. "They called us the Mickey Mouse league," said then Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson . - More

SPORTS NOTES - SUPER BOWL - Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks... - February 2006
Steelers Dynasty, Get On the Bus - Super Bowl Trivia - America Eats Large on Super Bowl Day - SAY WHAT! The Family Hill Grant & Calvin "I HATE Fobbed?" - Super Entertainment - NR Top 10 According To Google - More

SPORTS NOTES - ALLARDYCE JOLTIN BOLTON... England Next??? - February 2006
SUPER BOWL - Steelers Dynasty, Get On the Bus - Give Kobe His Due - NBA All-Star Game - - The Family Hill Grant & Calvin - MLB Players Help Children - NR Top 10 According To Google - FIFA Top 10 - More

MARSHALL FAULK - WINNERS NEVER QUIT
Once again the St Louis Rams Marshall Faulk will be displaying his gifted playing talents in this weeks Super Bowl in New Orleans. It will be his second Super Bowl appearance in three years. If Faulk had listened to others he may not be in his winning situation

HOWIE LONG - IN NFL HALL of FAME
Newly inducted NFL [National Football League] Hall of Fame member HOWIE LONG didn't have much when he was a child. He wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Long came from virtually nothing. What he did have was an oversized body, good looks and the will to succeed.

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