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Baker Mayfield should win the Heisman

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The University of Oklahoma Sooners should have four losses by now. They have a surprisingly tough Big 12 schedule this year and played the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus. This year, their defense is arguably the worst they’ve had in two decades. Despite all this, they have one loss and are in contention for the playoffs. There’s only one reason for this: Quarterback Baker Mayfield.

When a team gives up over 650 yards and 52 points on the road against a ranked opponent, they will lose that game almost every single time… unless they have Mayfield at quarterback. Mayfield put on a show with five passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown, and 598 yards passing. He did this despite a subpar performance by the run game and the worst game of the year for the offensive line. At one point, they allowed four sacks on four consecutive pass plays.

One of the reasons he may lose the Heisman this year is because of the Sooners’ embarrassing home loss to better-than-expected Iowa State. Mayfield had a good game (24/33, 306 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs) but obviously not enough. That game, like others they should have lost, was a direct result of Mike Stoops’ horrible defense.

Much is said about Mayfield’s competitiveness and heart. He has a swagger similar to Johnny Manziel. Those overshadow something that was noted by announcers during yesterday’s game: He is very similar to a right-handed, slightly slower Steve Young. He creates in and out of the pocket, isn’t afraid to take chances while not being reckless, and has a good arm. Some say he doesn’t have a “NFL arm,” which may be true, but for the college game he throws the deep ball nicely and is one of the most accurate passers college football has seen in years.

Unless TCU, West Virginia, or their competitor in the Big 12 Championship can beat them (don’t even mention Kansas), there’s no reason why he shouldn’t win the Heisman. The Iowa State loss may keep them out of the playoffs, but Mayfield is still the most worthy player in college football.

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Whoopi is right about the behavior of UCLA Basketball players in China

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I’m not a big fan of Whoopi Goldberg, okay but I have to tell you that I agree with her regarding the following statement.  This is in regards to a couple of UCLA basketball players who thought they could take something from a store in China and not pay for it.

You embarrassed your families, you embarrassed the country, and you embarrassed the president. Now I’m not a big fan of the president, but the fact that he had to call and get your asses out of there is not anything to be proud of or think is cool.  If this isn’t the stupidest thing a young person has done, particularly if you’re over six-feet tall, and black… is this just the ridiculous stupidity of youth?

Let me add one more thing. You’re an embarrassment to UCLA itself, and their athletic department as well.  Now I am not a big fan of those who run academia, but if these jerks are given the right punishment, I shall give the university credit and praise for doing it.  All right UCLA, the ball is in your court.  Do something right for once.

Further Reading

Whoopi Goldberg to ‘Stupid’ UCLA Players: You’re Fortunate Trump Could ‘Get Your A**es Out’ of China

http://freebeacon.com/issues/whoopi-goldberg-ucla-players-fortunate-trump-get-out-china/“Now, you’re in China—you’re this big!” she said, reaching high into the air to indicate the players’ height. “It’s not like you’re gonna blend, you’re not going to blend in, run out.”

Goldberg said their families and mentors had no doubt told them numerous times not to do things like this, and she said the foolishness of youth is the only explanation for something so dumb.

President Trump says ‘You’re welcome’ after UCLA Bruins players thank him for help with China incident

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21432885/president-trump-says-welcome-ucla-bruins-players-thank-help-china-incidentUCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill stole from three stores, were arrested and surrendered their passports. Trump, who was already on an Asia trip, spoke to President Xi Jinping of China about the incident, and the players were allowed to return to the United States on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, all three read prepared statements at a news conference in which it was revealed that they have been suspended from the team indefinitely. They thanked the Chinese government and police for how they were treated and United States officials for helping secure their release.

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Jerry Jones to Roger Goodell: “I’m gonna come after you with everything I have”

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Jerry Jones to Roger Goodell Im gonna come after you with everything I have

The NFL has problems, and I’m not talking about their lack of star power at the quarterback position. From dwindling attendance to the public relations nightmare of players kneeling, the NFL under Commissioner Roger Goodell has been in a state of a decline for a while.

Jerry Jones agrees. The Dallas Cowboy’s owner had some harsh words for the commissioner.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in bitter battle few saw coming led by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/21441056/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-bitter-battle-saw-coming-led-dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones“I’m gonna come after you with everything I have,” Jones said. Then he mentioned Deflategate. “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to what I’m going to do.”

Nobody knows what Jones is going to do. But at the age of 58, Goodell is fighting to keep his job. In public, he looks fresh and energetic, and he is more resolute than ever to leave with a legacy of having come close to fixing football’s long-standing issues. Up close, though, his face has changed due to relentless stress; it is now sallow and lined and tired. Roger Goodell is in a battle few saw coming, with the league’s membership teetering on an all-out, unprecedented civil war.

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16-year-old accused Sylvester Stallone of forcing her into a threesome with his bodyguard

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16-year-old accused Sylvester Stallone of forcing her into a threesome with his bodyguard

As Hollywood, Washington DC, and everywhere in between seems to be getting rocked by sexual misconduct scandals, Sylvester Stallone has had one from his past creep back up. An unnamed 16-year-old girl signed a “no-prosecution form” for police in 1986 claiming Stallone forced her to engage in a “threesome” with his bodyguard.

The young fan reported she was given Stallone’s room key at the Las Vegas Hilton while he was filming Over the Top. She used the key to go to his room and began having intercourse with him. Then, she claims he called for his bodyguard who was in the bathroom and forced her to perform other sexual acts with them simultaneously.

She also said Stallone threatened to “beat her head in” if she told anyone about the incident.

My Take

As with so many reports coming out in recent weeks, this one seems credible. It demonstrates a trend that is now being exposed, one where men of power take advantage of women (and sometimes men) for the sexual gratification.

This isn’t new. It’s just coming out now as women are getting the courage to speak out.

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Sylvester Stallone accused of forcing 16-year-old girl into threesome

https://pagesix.com/2017/11/16/stallone-accused-of-forcing-16-year-old-into-threesome/“She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn’t know what she wanted to do,” the report says.

The teen ended up signing a no-prosecution form and the issue was dropped, according to the Daily Mail.

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