Saturday, June 23, 2012

Linker Get-Together

Wanna meet up with your Linker pals to watch some MMA? Or how about for a friendly training session? Even just for a beer or two? Well now you can.

Statistics : 27 Topics || 122 Posts Last post by MuayCrim

Source: http://www.mmalinker.com/forum/linker-get-together-f160.html

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Trial: Guilty Verdicts Represent Our Chance to Move On

Jerry Sandusky was declared guilty on 45 of 48 child-sex charges by a jury of his peers in a Centre County court on Friday evening, per The Patriot-News. The verdict was hardly a surprise, considering the litany of victim testimony against Sandusky and the staggering amount of charges he was up against. Sentencing will take place within the next 90 days; he faces a maximum of 442 years in prison.

There are victims in this case. They were there in court. The Sandusky family, the families of the abused and, yes, even the Paterno family are all victims as well; their lives will never be the same because of Sandusky and his actions, and they're going to need mountains of ongoing support in the coming years.

But the general public is not a victim. You, us, the newsmakers and the newsreaders—we are not the aggrieved party here. And that's good, because that means we have one very important privilege at this point: We can move on.

So let us move on. Let us not forget, of course, and let us certainly retain lessons about not staying silent when we suspect abuse has happened. Sandusky was allowed to continue this pattern of behavior for so long because of people staying silent or just doing enough to the point that they felt it wasn't their problem anymore. Do not be such a party to an ongoing tragedy the next time it happens.

But let us move on.

We can put this sad chapter behind us. We can let the victims and the Penn State community heal. They don't need this attention anymore. Jerry Sandusky is guilty and he is going away forever. To prolong the attention, to try to squeeze more drama out of this, to continue to pry in an open moral wound is sick and dehumanizing, and we can hold ourselves to much higher standards.

We'll be the first to move on right here, as a matter of fact. Goodbye, Jerry Sandusky trial. You were mercifully brief and free of the worst media excesses, so at least there's that.

Goodbye, Joe Amendola, you glib scumbag. It's one thing to defend someone accused of sexually assaulting children; that we have no problem with because this is America and everybody deserves the freedom to be defended in a court of law. It's another to crack All My Children jokes and play to the press like you did over and over. May we never see or hear from you ever again.

Goodbye, guy in a Pedobear suit (via The Patriot-News) and guy wearing a "tickle monster" t-shirt (via Deadspin). How nobody pushed either of you jackasses into oncoming traffic is its own tragedy. If you're truly compelled to wear pedophilia jokes to the scene of the Sandusky trial or any other child-sexual-assault case, then something is dead inside of you.

And goodbye, Jerry Sandusky. You're guilty of molesting children over and over, and your adopted son says he was one of them. You're not a tickle monster, you're an actual monster, and you got what you deserve—justice.

Source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1233086-jerry-sandusky-trial-guilty-verdicts-are-our-chance-to-move-on

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Bellator import Paul Daley 'not on speaking terms' with UFC President Dana White

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2012/6/22/3109521/paul-daley-josh-koscheck-ufc-sucker-punch-dana-white-bellator-mma

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UFC Champ Jon Jones to take part in MLB All-Star weekend's "All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game"

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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In what will likely be his first publicized public appearance since pleading guilty to DWI charges last month, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will take part in Major League Baseball's All-Star weekend festivities next month.

Jones will play in the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, July 8. The game will be broadcast on Monday night, July 9, on ESPN following the Home Run Derby.

The UFC Champ will join television, film, and sports starts, alongside several retired MLB players. From the press release:

"'Modern Family' Emmy Award winner and Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet; Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel; and University of Kansas Men's Basketball Head Coach Bill Self are scheduled to participate alongside Golden Globe winner and 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm; Chord Overstreet from 'Glee'; American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart; 'Desperate Housewives' actor James Denton; captain of the US National Soccer team Carlos Bocanegra; actor and comedian Horatio Sanz; country music artist David Nail; American Idol winner, David Cook, who used to work at the Stadium Club in Kauffman Stadium; Paul Dimeo from 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'; and USA Softball's hurler Jennie Finch.

Past MLB stars also are schedule to participate, including former Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney plus Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield as well as perennial All-Stars Joe Carter and Mike Piazza."


Jones' next fight will come against Dan Henderson on September 1, a headlining bout in Las Vegas at UFC 151.

[Jon Jones art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_13631.shtml

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"Fantasy" Fights

Statistics : 398 Topics || 7210 Posts Last post by BigBoss

Source: http://www.mmalinker.com/forum/fantasy-fights-f150.html

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K1 Kickboxing and Boxing

Kickboxing and boxing talk only

Statistics : 2922 Topics || 27576 Posts Last post by batangastig

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Ricardo "The Bunky" Funch Support Group!

Ricardo "The Bunky" Funch will be taking on Miller in a few hours, and currently i see on the Sherdog Fantasy that ONLY 3% of you guys are picking him

this thread is to support The Bunky...i know dan miller has some heart wrenching stories/background, and i wish him and his family all the best...BUT i think some of you guys are picking based on this kind of storybook ending wishes rather than skill

"The Bunky" Funch is going to take it to Miller ...HARD...i'm guessing rd 2 or rd 3 sub. Its gonna be a great fight, but I wanna hear from the rest of the 3%ers! Lets unite behind The Bunky and beat down all those Occupy Millers!

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Source: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f2/ricardo-bunky-funch-support-group-2123861/

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Franklin's hair?

LOL what is up with Rich's new pumpkin pie hairdue? He looks ridic. Anyway, war WAND tommorow night. I see a KO/TKO win for the Axe Murderer in his home country. He def won their first fight & was cheated by the incompetent judges and he will get redemption in a big way this time.

Source: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f44/franklins-hair-2123763/

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Fedor Emelianenko announces retirement

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Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/general-mma-discussion/102838-fedor-emelianenko-announces-retirement.html

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NHL Draft 2012 TV Coverage: When and Where to Watch Day 1 Action

There is no rest for the weary in the NHL. Less than two weeks after the Los Angeles Kings won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, and one day after the league released the 2012-13 schedule, teams start building for the future in the 2012 NHL draft

While not a deep class of talent, there are a handful of players who you can project as stars in a few years. Teams are likely to take more risks in the lower portion of the first round in order to take advantage of some raw athletes who have more upside than some of the safer players who would normally go very high. 

We will have all the information you need to get ready for the first day of the NHL's annual draft extravaganza. 

 

Where: Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

When: Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Watch: NBC Sports Network (7-9 p.m.); NHL Network (9-10:30 p.m.)

Live Streaming: TSN.ca

 

2012 NHL DRAFT ORDER
 1. Edmonton Oilers
 2. Columbus Blue Jackets
 3. Montreal Canadians
 4. New York Islanders
 5. Toronto Maple Leafs
 6. Anaheim Ducks
 7. Minnesota Wild
 8. Carolina Hurricanes
 9. Winnipeg Jets
 10. Tampa Bay Lightning
 11. Washington Capitals
 12. Buffalo Sabres
 13. Dallas Stars
 14. Calgary Flames
 15. Ottawa Senators
 16. Washington Capitals
 17. San Jose Sharks
 18. Chicago Blackhawks
 19. Tampa Bay Lightning
 20. Philadelphia Flyers
 21. Buffalo Sabres
 22. Pittsburgh Penguins
 23. Florida Panthers
 24. Boston Bruins
 25. St. Louis Blues
 26. Vancouver Canucks
 27. Phoenix Coyotes
 28. New York Rangers
 29. New Jersey Devils

  30. Los Angeles Kings

 

 

Top Prospects Available

Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia

In a draft that skews heavily towards defensemen, Yakupov is the best and most dynamic offensive player available. He has the speed, power and versatility to become a superstar, though it will take time for him to adapt to the physical play in the NHL. 

 

Ryan Murray, D, Everett

Murray is the best of a very good group of defensemen available. He has more than enough offensive game to put up shiny numbers that casual fans like, while possessing the instincts and physicality to dominate without the puck. 

 

Filip Forsberg, C, Leksand

Given the nature of Forsberg's position and his natural ability on the ice, you could make a case for him as the No. 1 pick in this draft. While I don't see that happening, he should not make it out of the top five.

 

Source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1231941-nhl-draft-2012-tv-coverage-when-and-where-to-watch-day-1-action

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