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The brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa, Clara, California has had the turf ripped out of it for the second time in just a few days. The new home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers has caused nothing but trouble for the team since they started practicing and playing there. Towards the end of the preseason schedule the 49ers were beaten at home by the Denver Broncos. Three days later head coach Jim Harbaugh said the field was too dangerous and pulled his players off of it during a public practice.
The entire playing surface was then torn up and re-sodded. The 49ers managed to beat the San Diego Chargers in their next home preseason contest, but the new turf didn’t hold up to the pounding it took from the players. The field ruptured in some areas and it was visible to the naked eye. The next day the turf was being ripped out once again.
The protest against some American professional sports franchises is still going on, we recently reported that the MLB commissioner had not received any official complaints in this regard. Several clubs are accused of having racist names, such as the Washington Redskins of the NFL and the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves MLB baseball teams. The most recent form of protest has been instigated by the Washington Post newspaper as it announced that its editorial board won’t refer to the Washington Redskins by their nickname any longer.
The newspaper’s editorial board released a press statement which said the NFL is behind the times and should change the name of its controversial teams out of common decency. Therefore, the paper said it won’t use the Redskins name unless it’s absolutely necessary since it views it as a slur. However, it’s just the editorial section of the newspaper that is objecting to the name and the rest of the publication will still use it. The editorial board added that it doesn’t believe the club and its fans harbor any racist feelings, but the word is an insult and nobody would call somebody a redskin to their face.
David Wilson was drafted into the NFL just two years ago by the New York Giants, but has already been forced to retire from professional football. Wilson walked away from the game a couple of weeks ago following the advice of doctors. They told him he could suffer some irreparable damage if he aggravated a serious neck injury that he suffered during a contest just last October. However, the 23-year old hasn’t retired from all sport since he’s now turning to track and field.
When he retired, Wilson told the press, “I’ll set another dream and be great at that because I always look at trying to be great at whatever I do.” His next goal is to make the American Olympic team as a triple jumper for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Wilson recently told a class full of high school students in New York City that he intends to head back to school to earn his degree and then start training for the Olympics.
And we all thought rock stars were picky when it came to exotic demands in their contracts. However, compared the NFL they seem to be quite easy to please. With the 2018 Super Bowl scheduled to take place in Minneapolis in a brand new $975 million stadium which is to be built in 2016, the National Football League has already handed the city 154 pages of demands.
A lot of the demands aren’t very surprising. For example, the stadium needs to seat at least 70,000 fans, the playing surface needs to meet specifications, and the lighting has to be a certain brightness etc. But the NFL is also asking for three top-class golf courses and a pair of bowling alleys for its officials. It also wants 20 free colour pages of advertising in local daily newspapers, free advertising on the radio and for the team hotels to push the NFL Network on its guests a in the 12 month period before the big game.
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- September 2nd, 2014
Turf ripped out and replaced twice in a week at brand new NFL stadium
- August 26th, 2014
Washington Post newspaper editorials will no longer print “Redskins” name
- August 19th, 2014
NFL player turns to Olympics after being forced to retire
- June 10th, 2014
NFL hands 154 pages of Demands to Super Bowl Host City
- August 20th, 2013
Atlanta Falcons 2014 Playoff Predictions
- December 6th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Thirteen
- November 28th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Twelve
- November 21st, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Eleven
- November 19th, 2012
Alex Smith Out For MNF Vs. Bears: 49ers QB Still Concussed
- November 15th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Ten
- November 7th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Nine
- November 6th, 2012
Thursday Night NFL: Colts @ Jaguars
- October 25th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Seven
- October 17th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Six
- October 15th, 2012
Monday Night Football: Broncos @ Chargers
- October 12th, 2012
Sunday Night NFL: Packers @ Texans
- October 11th, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Five
- October 5th, 2012
NFL Week 5: Bills @ 49ers
- October 4th, 2012
NFL Replacement Refs Speak Out on Showtime
- October 3rd, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII Odds After Week Four