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Philadelphia Eagles football player LeSean McCoy was recently involved in a social media debate as he reportedly left a 20-cent tip at a local hamburger restaurant. To add to all of the fuss, the restaurant owner Tommy Up claimed that McCoy verbally abused the staff and wrote about the incident on the establishment’s Facebook page. The running back pulled into the PYT restaurant a few days ago with three of his friends and they racked up a relatively small bill of $61.56. He then added 20 cents to the bill in the ‘tip’ area to make it a total of $61.76 and the receipt was also posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
ESPN recently conducted a poll in which they asked over 100 NFL players if there was a specific team they wouldn’t want to play for. The television network went about it in a roundabout way by asking the players to fill in the blank in the following sentence, “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.”
At the end of the poll the Oakland Raiders fared the worst as 23 per cent of the players named that club while the Buffalo Bills came in second at 19 per cent followed by the Cleveland Browns at 16 per cent and then the Jacksonville Jaguars at nine. By no coincidence, those teams are among the four worst in the NFL when it comes to results and haven’t made the playoffs in years.
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.
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- September 16th, 2014
NFL millionaire LeSean McCoy leaves 20-cent tip at burger restaurant
- September 8th, 2014
Oakland Raiders the least desirable team among NFL players
- 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