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The NFL Now Says It was Wrong To Penalize a Muslim Player for Praying After a Touchdown

By September 30, 2014
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The message was clear: praying to the Christian god on the field is apparently a-okay, but giving thanks to the Muslim deity is a violation of NFL policy.

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Criticizing Roger Goodell; Throws Away Last Bit Of Journalistic Integrity

By September 25, 2014
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We’d be shocked if we didn’t already write about this problem back in mid-August.

Peyton Manning Is the Stoner Pizza King Of Colorado

By September 18, 2014
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Peyton Manning is rolling in the green from his extensive pizza investments in Colorado, which cater to people rolling another kind of green.

How Badly Are You Allowed To Injure a Woman When You Hit Her?

By September 17, 2014
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The question sounds absurd, but apparently some people are prepared to accept the premise and answer it.

Fox News Channel’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck Connects NFL Scandals to Benghazi

By September 16, 2014
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No, we didn’t make this up. She really did it.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Ugly Side of Football and How Fans Continue to Let The NFL Get Away With It

By September 15, 2014
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America’s Sport is polluted with lies, cheating and crime — and more than its share of assholes. Yet it’s been, up to this point, immune from serious damage.

NFL Fans Defending Beating A Child’s Scrotum Are Scum

By September 13, 2014
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The NFL’s Adrian Peterson beat his child until he bled. The NFL’s Adrian Peterson beat a child on his scrotum. The NFL’s Adrian Peterson didn’t think this was a big deal but hid it from doctors anyways. If you are an NFL fan defending this behavior in any way possible, you are a scumbag. I… Read More

BREAKING: AP Reports the NFL Received Ray Rice Elevator Punch Video In April

By September 10, 2014
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Late Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that a law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to an NFL executive three months ago.

The Ultimate Guide to Everyone Who F*cked Up The Ray Rice Investigation

By September 10, 2014
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We only got to this ‘happy ending’ in the most convoluted, messed up way possible, which involved a lot of people making some pretty big mistakes.

Jezebel Editor Scolds NFL Fans While Collecting a Paycheck Funded By NFL Sponsors

By September 09, 2014
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Jezebel says NFL fans who support women are hypocrites because they still watch the league. But let’s see which NFL sponsors are funding that website.

Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Doesn’t Get It, Says the Second Ray Rice Video “Changed Things”

By September 09, 2014
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On the same day the Ravens and the NFL punished Ray Rice for doing exactly what they knew he did months ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh tries to explain what “changed things.”

After Ray Rice’s Suspension, We Have a Question We’d Like To Ask the NFL

By September 08, 2014
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The Ravens released, and the NFL indefinitely suspended Ray Rice for doing the very the thing they knew he had done months ago and already punished him for.

Gay, Black Michael Sam Sacks and Mocks Cocky White Male Johnny Manziel

By August 26, 2014
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Football is awesome sometimes.

Former NFL Referee Takes An Ethical Stand Against The Redskins

By August 22, 2014
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It’s not often there’s a good enough excuse to write about the brighter side of the sports world here on the Banter, but on Wednesday, the Washington Post published an interview with Mike Carey, and he made a bold admission.

Republicans Freak Out For the Gazillionth Time About Obama Golfing

By August 22, 2014
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This is basically the unofficial Republican guide to when Obama shouldn’t go golfing.

Can We Just Admit That the Little League World Series Sucks?

By August 19, 2014
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Frequent errors, mental mistakes, poor baseball fundamentals, and crying make this an unwatchable event.

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Criticizing Roger Goodell; Throws Away Last Bit Of Journalistic Integrity

By August 18, 2014
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We’d be shocked if we didn’t already write about this problem back in mid-August.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Says Women Shouldn’t “Provoke” Men To Domestic Violence

By July 25, 2014
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Stephen A. Smith wants to remind everyone that the ladies should be sure not to “do anything to provoke” violence from men.