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Image inside Drake fires back at Tyga

hiphop | By Frankybaby - 19 hours ago

It's 2014 this is the new "that's why i fu*ked your bi*ch"

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Video inside Hater punches iLoveMakonnen at SOBs

hiphop | By EZ Green - 19 hours ago

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Image inside Klay Thompson Still Winning Yoooooooooooooooooo!

eyecandy | By Ari Gold - 18 hours ago

Yall remember his girl from a couple years ago? If not:

Here's the new one....

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Video inside Age of Ultron Trailer 1

movies | By Jesszman - 18 hours ago

Looks like they forced Marvel's hand. Here's the official trailer in HD:


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 NCAAF Notre Dame freshman WR Justin Brent dating legendary fap icon Lisa Ann #GTD

sports | By theFREAK - 19 hours ago

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Rumor: Troy Aves people snuff Makkonen in NY show On a Tuesday!

hiphop | By 44wade - 19 hours ago

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Image inside Ransom Jumps In ILoveMakonnen Beef With Troy Ave After SOBs Beat Down

hiphop | By PyrexVisionary - 19 hours ago

Ransom Tweeted Makonnen after he got punched at SOBs and git at Troy Ave since it looks like he's behind the setup.

These two have Twitter beef history

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Image inside white girl got azz!!!!!!

eyecandy | By tokinjohn - 18 hours ago

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Image inside After All These Halloweens, I Never Knew (Mind Blown)

wild'ish | By italiansteve - 19 hours ago

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Oct 23 - Substitute Teacher Gives Student A BJ On Her First Day

news | By ima80baby - 11 hours ago

A substitute teacher allegedly had sex with a football player student, 17, on her first day of school.**

Symone Greene, 22, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor in a significant relationship.*

The alleged incident happened on October 17 in a classroom at Options Public Charter School in Washington, DC, according to the warrant.*

The student told police he met her at the school and*gave her his cell phone number, reports WTTG.*

He claims he later received a text message from Greene, who was teaching English, to which he asked her if she was 'kinky'.

She allegedly responded, 'I don't tell, I show,' court documents state.

The sex attack at the end of the school's pep rally - it allegedly occurred in Greene's classroom where the student recorded the oral sex, without Greene's knowledge, according to the warrant.*

Greene then allegedly sent the teen a text message over the weekend asking him not to tell anyone because 'it is not right for a student and teacher to have a relationship.'

She also*allegedly sent a clothed picture of herself to the student, reports WUSA.

'When school administrators learned of the incident Monday morning, we immediately contacted the Child and Family Services Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the parent of the student,' Shannon Hodge, the school's executive director, said in a statement.*

Hodge said Greene was contracted through a company based in Delaware and had never worked at the school before.

Greene was arrested and charged this week, according to the documents.**



here the text convo. i think it's fu*ked up the police acted like they were him from his phone:

Defendant to victim: Why is the police calling me?

Victim to defendant: What for real

Victim to defendant: Why they call

Defendant to victim: Yes omg I’m scared

Victim to defendant: U think it about us in classroom

Defendant to victim: Idk they coming to my house now.

Defendant to victim: Yes I’m scared. Did U tell?

Victim to defendant: Dam they came up here today but I came in Late I thought it was about some other stuff tho

Defendant to victim: 0mg I knew I shouldn’t had. I kkk new somebody was gonna run

Victim to defendant: Dam what U going to tell them what shod i say

Defendant to victim: their mouth

Defendant to victim: I’m gonna say u came on the classroom and talked to me all day and helped with ur resume

Victim to defendant: Ok

Defendant to victim: Please be real with me did u run ur mouth

Victim to defendant: Man na for real

Victim to defendant: I’ll tell them what ur going to tell him

Defendant to victim: Den what is this?

Victim to Defendant: Dam I don’t know

Defendant to victim: U tell who

Defendant to victim: I’m so scared. I swear imma cry

Victim to defendant: Dam

Defendant to victim: I really believe u did this

Victim to defendant: Man my am heard i swear I ain’t say tho

Defendant to victim: 0mg don’t talk to me ever again. I’m bout to be put in jail

Victim to defendant: Dam I ain’t going to say

Defendant to victim: Promise PLZ

Victim to defendant: Yeah u want me to leave school u wanna meet get right

Defendant to victim: no

Victim to Defendant: 0k

Defendant to victim: Please SAY what I told U too

Victim to defendant: Ok u help with my resume that it right

Defendant to victim: Yes that’s all

Victim to defendant: K I’ll just say dat

Defendant to victim: Please. I called him bac and he wouldn’t tell me what it was about but it is about me. And he said he just gotta hear my side so dat means somebody in the

Defendant to victim: at school said something and it’s probably somebody u know

Victim to defendant: Dam now I’m scared

Defendant to victim: U I’m da 1 who can go to real jail

Victim to Defendant: Dam

Defendant to victim: This can ruin my whole life. why couldn’t u just keep it to urself

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Tay600 Calls Interscopes Decision To Drop Chief Keef A Bad Move: Sosa Like Da Dr. Dre Of Chicago

hiphop | By GLOCKN SKIMASK - 19 hours ago

Tay600, like many supporters of Chief Keef, was upset upon learning of Interscopes decision to part ways with Chief Keef.

The South Side Chicago rapper regarding the business decision to be a bad move.


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Video inside Jay Z first interview after Ether w Angie Martinez (Youll never hear Jay so hurt lmao)

hiphop | By EZ Green - 19 hours ago

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Is There Any Rapper That Never "Fell Off"?

hiphop | By JewsusChrist - 19 hours ago

we say nas, jay, eminem, 50, etc.... all of them fell off.....................but has any rapper ever not fall off?

i dont think so. this falling off sh*t is dumb.

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NFL Week 8 Thursday Night Football: San Diego Chargers (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (5-1)

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NBA Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart highlight Cleveland Cavaliers home opener party; 3-D imaging every game

sports | By metatr0n - 19 hours ago

The Cavs showmanship has long been second to none, they are going to raise the bar again this year. The Cavs open the season in just 8 days. In advance of that, they have released a few awesome bits of information.

First, as was eluded to in a cryptic tweet from Dan Gilbert months earlier, the Cavs have confirmed they will be using the Quince Technologies projection system they used for the Zydrunas Ilgauskas retirement ceremony last year. If you don't remember how awesome that was, watch this video:


We all know the Cavs home opener is going to be nuts, and in anticipation of that, the Cavs have announced a free pregame/watch party across the street in association with Turner Sports. Headlining that event is Kendrick Lamar. Yes, the Cavs won 33 games last year and will now have Kendrick Lamar playing the home opener. My how times change. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, among others. If you aren't super familiar with Kendrick Lamar, here he is destroying the Grammy's:

All this plus that new massive HD screen? I was already pumped about getting into this game, which has been basically impossible. Now I really can't wait.

What about you?

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Video inside guy jumps White House fence and owns 2 german shepherds

wild'ish | By st21 - 19 hours ago

the secret service has been getting embarrassed lately. 7 diff people have jumped the fence this year and one person made it inside. and then this guy just giving 2 shepherds that work :rofl: great security we have for the most important building in the world

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NBA Jeanie Buss: Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser

sports | By T.O.N.Y. - 19 hours ago


ESPN published a scathing article detailing the adverse effects Kobe Bryant has on free agents considering the Lakers.

Kobe basically responded with a shrug.

Lakers president Jeanie isnt so quick to move on.

Buss, via ESPN:

Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser, and Im glad they wouldnt come to the team, Buss said during a SportsCenter interview Thursday.

I read the story, Buss said Thursday. I dont agree with any of it. If there is somebody thats on our payroll who is saying things like that, Ill soon get to the bottom of it and they wont be working for us anymore.

In fact, Buss has a warning for all of Bryants detractors: I have no doubt that Kobe will make people regret ever saying those comments, she said.

Thats one scary threat, because its unlikely a 36-year-old Kobe with a recent devastating injury history is going make people pay on the court. Just what is he going to do?

Buss works on the business side of the organization, and from that perspective, Kobes two-year, $48.5 million contract extension handed to him without negotiation was a worthwhile investment. Hes just so valuable to the brand, and keeping him went a long way in preserving the loyalty of the Lakers customers.

But its increasingly difficult whether or not he turns off free agents to make the case Kobe provides value on the court. When you consider Kobes prickly personality probably rubs many teammates the wrong way, yeah, its fair to question just how much Kobe is holding the Lakers back right now.

Thats not to diminish all that Kobe has accomplished and all hes given the franchise, including helping it win five championships. But the situation has changed since the Lakers last won a title in 2010, and that includes how other players perceive Kobe.

I dont think players are afraid to play with Kobe. I think theyre adults whod rather not deal with such a demanding, bordering on rude, teammate whos no longer physically capable of playing at an elite level while making it difficult to add support while sucking up a huge percentage of the salary cap.

Thats not fear. Thats reasonable.

Buss might endear herself to Kobe with her comments, and thats probably her goal. At this point, what choice do the Lakers have but to maximize unity between the front office and Kobe?

But shes further alienating other players and, potentially, members of the organization. Like with everything Kobe, that might help the bottom line, but its hard to see it making it easier to win basketball games.


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Image inside ...going to regret this tat

wild'ish | By what ever - 19 hours ago

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NBA Shawn Kemp Top 10 dunks (The Blake Griffin of the 90s, w more personality tho)

sports | By EZ Green - 19 hours ago

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Oct 23 - Ebola in NYC

news | By Pdouble69 - 11 hours ago

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa is at a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, authorities said.

The 33-year-old physician, employed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN. On Thursday morning, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing.

The doctor, who returned from West Africa about 10 days ago, has been identified as Craig Spencer, according to law enforcement officials.

At a news conference Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to allay public concerns about the spread of the deadly virus, saying that "careful protocols were followed every step of the way" in the city's handling of the case. The doctor has "worked closely" with health officials, the mayor said.

The doctor exhibited symptoms of the Ebola virus for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, de Blasio told reporters.

"The important thing to remember here is, until we have full information, we can't draw conclusions," de Blasio said. "So we want to be careful not to make assumptions until all the testing is done."

On his Facebook page, Spencer posted a photo of himself in protective gear. The page indicates he went to Guinea around September 18 and later to Brussels in mid October.

Full story

He went bowling and rode the subway apparently
Were all fu*ked

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NBA Kevin Love says he needs more inside touches to get his game back

sports | By Tha Truth - 19 hours ago


MEMPHIS, Tennessee Kevin Love has had his moments this preseason.

In two consecutive games early in exhibition play against the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, Love appeared to have found his groove, scoring 50 points in total while shooting 17-of-23 from the field.

He was also a blistering nine-of-12 from three-point range in that two-game span.

The All-Star power forward had it going. But aside from those two games, Love averaged 8.5 points, shot 29 percent from the field and was 1-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Love averaged 3.8 three-point attempts per game, an adequate amount for the former All-Star Weekend three-point champion.

Though he has still found ways to be productive for the Cavaliers, after the 96-92 preseason finale loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, he told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he needs more looks inside to get his game back.

"My entire life I've played the game from inside-out," Love explained to NEOMG. "So the more touches I can get inside to get myself going, the better. I'm not accustomed to starting out a game shooting a three, so it's just something that I see.

"I'm 26-years-old and I've been playing basketball for quite a long time. Just finding ways to mix it up. If anything, keeping it around the basket a little bit more and the offense will allow me to get offensive rebounds. That will be tough for teams with Andy [Varejao] and myself and Tristan [Thompson] in there."

Love has been roaming the three-point area more than in year's past. His shooting ability creates spacing, giving LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters the necessary room to maneuver.

His long-ball threat is a valuable weapon; the reason head coach David Blatt is utilizing him in that fashion. Love says the offense calls for him to be out on the perimeter, but he says he has to make sure he remembers to go inside more.

"Yeah, the offense is built that way but I just have to make a conscious decision to get myself in there," Love said. "There are a lot of times where I just find myself fading to the three-point line. For me, it's a mentality and that's easy to fix.

"We've been putting in stuff like different pin-downs, cut-across and cross-screens to get me open in there. You'll see a lot more of that during the season. That's always how I played and I know that coach wants me to play that way, as well."

Love, out of The Big Three, will have to make the biggest adjustment to his game. It's always that way for bigs. They have to rely on perimeter players to locate them in scoring opportunities.

Wednesday night Love got some post-up looks. Blatt even drew up a play out of a third-quarter timeout to get him the ball on the block. Love converted.

This is what the preseason is for: recognizing where one can improve and adjusting before the regular season hits. Love is in a good place right now. He's eager to kick thee season off, and with his new-found revelation, he anticipates having a strong year for the Cavaliers.

"We just looked at film and I saw it. I felt it," he said. "Where I'm very effective is on the low block. That's where I need to be."

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Image inside this certainly cant be real..I hope

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Edward Norton Offers New Explanation for Not Playing Hulk in 'Avengers' Films

movies | By Ham Rove - 18 hours ago


With the world still relishing its first peek at the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, Edward Norton is explaining why he's put the purple pants away for good.

The actor, who has been earning Oscar buzz for his role opposite Michael Keaton in the dramedy Birdman, spoke to NPR about why he did not play the Hulk in the Avengers films after having donned the green makeup for director Louis Leterrier's 2008 film The Incredible Hulk. Mark Ruffalo has taken over for Norton in the role since then.

"My feeling was that I experimented and experienced what I wanted to," Norton said. "I really, really enjoyed it. And yet, I looked at the balance of time in life that one spends not only making those sorts of films but then especially putting them out, and the obligations that rightly come with that."

Norton said he "wanted more diversity" with his career, pointing out that the schedules for films he has appeared in recently, including Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman, would have conflicted with the Avengers films. He added that he didn't want to be associated with just one iconic character.

"I think you can sort of do anything once, but if you do it too many times, it can become a suit thats hard to take off, in other peoples' eyes," Norton said.

This marks a somewhat different take on the situation than he offered in a Facebook post in July 2010 when it was first announced he wouldn't appear in Avengers. "It seems it won't work out for me," he wrote then about continuing on as the Hulk. "I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn't turned out as we all hoped."

This all begs the question of how valid Norton's latest explanation is. After all, Ruffalo has had zero trouble balancing his role as the moody superhero with starring in smaller films of his choosing. This year alone, Ruffalo has added Begin Again, HBO's The Normal Heart and the forthcoming Foxcatcher to his resume.

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NFL demarcus ware uses fake spin move to sack kaepernick

sports | By trill jackson - 18 hours ago

creativity right there. wish he still wore the star

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NFL ESPN -- NFL trade deadline: Four explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals

sports | By Clyde - 18 hours ago



Proposed trade No. 1:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the Texans for Houston's 2015 first-round draft pick and wide receiver Andre Johnson

Before you scroll down to the comments section and leave the obligatory nasty note, consider that we asked a current NFL general manager if this incendiary, social media-exploding potential deal was plausible.

"Absolutely," he said. "It actually makes too much sense. The players in the Patriots' locker room know that their days are numbered. That's just the way it is in New England."

Tom Brady, the unlikely sixth-round draft choice who delivered three Super Bowl victories in a span of four years, knows this better than anyone. It happened to Drew Bledsoe, a franchise quarterback who lost his job to Brady early in the 2001 season, watched him win a Super Bowl and then was shuffled off to Buffalo ... for a first-round draft choice.

"If you play for the Patriots -- and, honestly, it doesn't matter if you're Tom Brady -- you're there as long as you're useful," Bledsoe said this past January in a television feature about the Patriot Way. "Tom will have his time, too. And he knows that."

That time, in our admittedly feverish minds, is now. Sure, the Patriots are probably on their way to an 11th division title in 12 years -- something that hasn't happened since the AFL-NFL merger -- but they haven't won a Super Bowl in nearly a decade. Three years ago, the Patriots spent a third-round pick on quarterback Ryan Mallett. He was not the Brady heir they imagined and wound up in Houston. There is a feeling within the New England organization that Jimmy Garoppolo, this year's second-round draft choice, might be that guy. He broke some of Tony Romo's most cherished records at Eastern Illinois, and, with Brady in what is widely perceived as decline, this transition could work.

The biggest factor in this trade is the Patriots' institutional arrogance, i.e., the belief head coach Bill Belichick has in his ability to do what's best for the team. Belichick's signature personnel moves feature the departure of a startling series of aging but still serviceable players: Bledsoe, Lawyer Milloy, Ty Law, Damien Woody, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel, Wes Welker and, just prior to this season, Logan Mankins.

His Houston counterpart, head coach Bill O'Brien, is a huge Brady fan, having served as his quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator and witnessed Brady's past two Super Bowl appearances from the Patriots' sideline. Ryan Fitzpatrick was O'Brien's choice to run Houston's offense, but wouldn't the Texans much rather have Brady in the huddle, showing the kind of emotion they already have on the other side of the ball with J.J. Watt? The Texans, who won two games a year ago, feel like they're getting closer to serious contention. Jadeveon Clowney, this year's No. 1 overall pick, looks ready to come back and contribute. Brady, even if he's sometimes missing targets he used to hit, would be a big addition.

There's precedent, too. Even the great Joe Montana, whom Brady idolized while growing up in the Bay Area, was sent packing by the 49ers, along with a safety and a third-round pick, for Kansas City's first-rounder. The Patriots, of course, would rather have DeAndre Hopkins, a 22-year-old version of Johnson, but they'll likely be content with the receiver who is 11 years his senior. New England would hope Johnson can contribute like another 30-something pickup back in 2007: Randy Moss.

Joe Montana was be traded to the Chiefs at age 36. So why can't Tom Brady be jettisoned at age 37?
Here are the salary mechanics of the deal: To trade Brady before June 1, the Patriots would carry $18 million in dead money in 2015, the money left on his signing bonus. Cutting Peyton Manning cost the Colts $10.6 million against the cap two years ago, so there is a precedent for a large number when the salary is replaced by a rookie contract. Brady's contract is interesting. His salaries for 2015-17 (a total of $24 million) become fully guaranteed if he's on the roster for the last game of the 2014 season. Hmm.

After an embarrassing Week 4 loss to the Chiefs, there were rumors Brady was at odds with the coaching staff's offensive philosophy. Welcome to Houston, Tom.

"I see the logic, but based on the last few games, I think it's too early to get on the Jimmy Garoppolo bandwagon," former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly said. "I think Brady can still play."

Which is precisely why O'Brien and the Texans have to scoop him up. Brady knows their system, and he gives them instant credibility. The Patriots get a desperately needed wide receiver and a valuable first-round pick in return.

Last year, before he played the Broncos, Brady was asked in an ESPN interview how he was coping with the loss of Welker.

"I'm used to it at this point," Brady said. "It's just the way it is. You have to be mentally tough enough to put those things aside and still perform at a high level. Because if you don't, there's going to be someone else here ready to take your job."


Proposed trade No. 2:
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Cincinnati Bengals for a second-round pick and cornerback Darqueze Dennard

Yes, the Detroit Lions -- of all teams -- are killing it on defense, and Suh, in the minds of gridiron gurus, is the best defensive tackle in the league.

But Suh's act seems to be played out in Detroit. By all accounts, he's gone after the season. He has already told people he would love to play for the Jets or Giants in New York -- his outsized personality might thrive there -- and it's been reported that the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears, at the very least, are interested, too. So how could Suh possibly wind up in relatively sleepy Cincinnati midway through the season?

How did sometimes incendiary receiver DeSean Jackson find himself released by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2013 season? How did Percy Harvin end up with the Jets? Sometimes, it's just time for both sides to part and start over.

Said one league general manager who wished to remain anonymous on the topic: "There's a feeling he won't be back. This is one way for the Lions to get something substantial for him."

Let's start with the Lions. Yes, they're super solid up front on defense, but is this team going to win the Super Bowl -- or even the NFC North? Some folks feel they'll go all-in with Suh in what looks to be his final year. Or ... they could pick up some help for the secondary and add a significant draft choice -- and make a serious run next year with a healthier Calvin Johnson.

The elephant in the room is Suh's gargantuan contract. The Lions could use the franchise tag on him for next year, but it would cost them $20 million, so that's very unlikely to happen. Even though his base salary is $12.555 million, he would cost the Bengals "only" ten-seventeenths of that for the remainder of the season -- $7.385 million, a salary-cap hit they can comfortably afford. Getting Dennard (Cincinnati's first-round pick in 2014 and a Michigan State product) from the corner-rich Bengals and a second-rounder would be a windfall. New defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has reinvigorated the Lions' defense -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will probably have nightmares for the rest of the season -- and will find ways to compensate.

The Bengals, meanwhile, think they're close to a Super Bowl. But lately, being close hasn't been enough. The famously frugal franchise is feeling the heat after going 0-for-3 in the postseason the past three years (FYI, they allowed 77 points in those three games). Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game in 24 years (remember the Ickey Shuffle?) and Suh could be the game-changer to fix that. Andy Dalton, Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green have the offense clicking, but the way the defense has been playing recently (107 combined points allowed to the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts) leaves the Bengals desperate on that side of the ball.

The trick for Cincinnati? Win a playoff game, change the franchise's culture and then convince Suh to sign a new contract that won't destroy the salary cap. Hey, stranger things have happened in the NFL.


Proposed trade No. 3:
Eagles trade running back LeSean McCoy, linebacker Brandon Graham and 2015 second-round and fifth-round picks to the Oakland Raiders for their (potential No. 1 overall) 2015 first-round pick

"Geez," former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly said with a laugh. "Put that one out there. If they see it, they might actually do it."

Consider this from the Eagles' perspective. We know general manager Howie Roseman likes to make deals (he's done the second most in the league since his arrival in 2010), and head coach Chip Kelly has demonstrated a willingness to part with valuable offensive assets (see DeSean Jackson). Like Bill Belichick, Kelly passionately believes in the system, which is to say, himself.

Last year, Kelly worked minor miracles with quarterback Nick Foles (27 touchdowns passes, two interceptions), but despite Philadelphia's fast start this season, there have been unmistakable flaws in the guy operating under center. For example, he has thrown seven interceptions through the first six games of 2014. It's quite possible Kelly is ready to move on from Foles.

What if we created a scenario in which he would be reunited with his former college quarterback, Oregon's Marcus Mariota? Kelly to Foles: Duck!

After the bounty of 2013 talent at quarterback, draft experts are suggesting there are only two consensus first-round talents at signal-caller (both underclassmen): Florida State's Jameis Winston ... and Mariota.

The Raiders are in the driver's seat to produce the pick that delivers Mariota, who has already mastered Kelly's mind-melting, slash-and-burn offense. There is a leap of faith required here, even with Oakland the NFL's only winless team. The Jets, Buccaneers and Jaguars all reached Week 8 with a single win, but the Raiders' difficult remaining schedule -- two games each versus the Broncos and Chiefs, plus the Seahawks and 49ers -- leaves them with the best chance to land the top pick.

Marcus Mariota has proven his dual-threat abilities are well suited for Chip Kelly's zone-read system.
The Raiders need bodies. This deal brings them four, two of whom can help immediately.

McCoy's salary cap number for 2015 is a heady $11.9 million, but it drops to under $9 million in 2016 and under $8 million in 2017. And the Raiders have plenty of cap space in the coming seasons.

Although McCoy led the league in rushing in 2013, Kelly seemed comfortable with Darren Sproles playing late in the recent oh-so-close game against the Rams. Plus, there are whispers of friction between Kelly and McCoy. Graham, a former first-round pick, has never quite been the player the Eagles imagined. In the 2014 draft, the Eagles were sitting with the No. 22 overall pick but didn't pull the trigger on Johnny Manziel because they believed either he wasn't the answer or Foles was. There are legitimate doubts about the latter. The Eagles can negotiate a new deal with Foles after this season but might be unwilling to give him a stout long-term pact. Foles hasn't demonstrated an ability to run Kelly's zone-read, and Mariota would allow him to expand the offense to its fullest potential. That's a prospect that would make the Eagles even more dangerous.

The Raiders likely will have a new coach next year. If the personnel department feels Derek Carr is the answer at quarterback, improving the talent around him is the priority. This trade is the best way to do it.

Proposed trade No. 4:
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to the San Diego Chargers for a 2015 fourth-round draft choice and running back Branden Oliver

Actually, the Chargers desperately need a center -- they've started four players at the position and placed two of them on injured reserve. Problem is, their best external options are probably Jeff Saturday and Matt Birk, who are retired and woefully undersized after drastic weight loss.

Let's send them the next best thing: a ferocious veteran running back who can put them over the top. Don't laugh. Through seven weeks, San Diego has the third-best point differential (plus-70) in the NFL. The Chargers think this is their year, and Lynch would thrust them into the frothy Super Bowl discussion.

At 28, he's not quite the beast he once was, but Lynch can still bring it. He's the Seahawks' leading rusher with 420 yards, and quarterback Russell Wilson (327 yards) is the only teammate close in that category.

Granted, this trade was much more plausible before Seattle jettisoned wide receiver Percy Harvin, sending the enigmatic playmaker to the Jets last Friday. Nevertheless, the Seahawks might not be done wheeling and dealing.

Lynch is still viable at 4.3 yards per carry, just over his career mark, but the Seahawks very possibly have considered parting ways with him after this season. They weren't happy with his training camp holdout. Seattle is paying Lynch $6 million this year, which prorated for a little more than a half season wouldn't be an awful hit for San Diego. The Seahawks would owe Lynch $7 million next year and he'd count $8.5 million against the salary cap. The Chargers, a little pressed for space, will find a way to make it work.

So this is house money for Seattle, a team that would be thrilled to get Oliver, a surprisingly effective rookie free agent out of Buffalo who is the leading rusher of the Chargers' injury-riddled running backs corps. The Seahawks are comfortable with Robert Turbin and Christine Michael as backup RBs. The salary swap is attractive because the Seahawks -- even after unloading Harvin -- are going to need all the space they can find to lock down Wilson.

The Seahawks may not be the devastating opponent they were a year ago, but they are still formidable. They signed defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas to long-term deals and have a strong core in place on both sides of the ball. Moving on from Lynch before next year and finding a young set of replacement legs allows them to get into position for negotiations with their young, gifted quarterback.

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Rumour: Sony Ceased Research on PlayStation 5

games | By Da Ill One - 18 hours ago

PlayStation 4 hasn't even been out for a year, but Sony was apparently already looking into PlayStation 5 - at least according to reports that this is no longer the case.

According to Xinhuaxia News, Sony has given up development research into PlayStation 5 due to the company's financial woes and increasing power and popularity of smartphones and tablets.

"There is already information that Sony has abandoned production research for PlayStation 5," explains the report. "As smartphones and tablet PCs become more powerful, the need for home consoles diminishes. The profit Sony can bring in with consoles is getting smaller and smaller."

This is strictly a rumour at this stage, with no sources cited by Xinhuaxia, but with PlayStation's release history, a PlayStation 5 shouldn't be expected before 2020. With rapid advances in smartphone and smart TV technology, it's plausible that by that time, a dedicated home console would struggle.

This follows the announcement of big deficits for Sony, particularly in the smartphone sector. In July, Sony lowered forecast sales for this fiscal year from 50 million to 43 million units, and in September, CEO Kazuo Hirai said that the company would cut 15% of its smartphone workforce.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony is planning to cut those forecasts even further, and reduce its presence in some markets, like China.


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Phil Spencer on Whether He Would Have Made Xbox One More Powerful: Im Not Ashamed of The Hardware

games | By Da Ill One - 18 hours ago

Since becoming head of Microsofts Xbox division Phil Spencer has changed quite a few things, and many wonder whether he would have made the Xbox One more powerful had he been in charge during the consoles planning phase. Spencer explained his point of view on that question today during the last episode of IGNs Podcast Unlocked.
Its easy for me to say yes, and I know to a lot of people that would make me seem like a better guy I dont know. I know the people that make those decisions and I dont know the realities of the situations when they made those decisions, so its easy to me to sit back now and say ok, we would have built a three teraflops box and sold it for 99 dollars but I dont know.

I dont know what trade-offs they were making, cause we didnt make all the decisions as the leadership team. I was making content decisions. So I think its a little unfair for me to go back and kinda cherry pick a certain decision on hey what RAM do we pick or the ESRAM thing, or the HDMI in, what weve done with Kinect, whatever it is, and just say Oh, Im all-knowing at this point and knowing where we are now, I would have changed these decisions.

I think thats hard for me Itd make me look good if I just said yes, but I dont know. I dont know in the context. I will say that the work at the platform team is done to give as much power in the hands of the developers as we can. It has made a tremendous impact in the last six months, and Im really proud of that.

And the box, from a reliability standpoint, I mean I lived through red rings on 360 and other things, has been significantly better than we were at the launch of 360 which has been great. Im not ashamed of the hardware that we have anyway, and if somebody asks me Should I go buy an Xbox One I can definitely tell them from the content that we have and the platform that we have, and the services that we have, and for the hardware that we have, yes.

I can make a commitment to them that theyre buying into a platform that Im committed to, across all facets of that platform, and that were gonna make this platform as great as we can for them.

While thats probably not the answer some would have expected, it does make sense. Its easy to judge decisions made by others in retrospect. Well have to wait and see just how much power Microsofts developers will manage to squeeze from the Xbox One during the rest of the generation.

Source: Podcast Unlocked

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misc | By Sniggit - 20 hours ago

Sex Is 385 Million Years Old, and It Looked Like Square Dancing

Credit: Dr. Brian Coo, Flinders University

By Stephanie Pappas

The first sex on Earth looked like square dancing — if fish could square dance, of course.

That is the finding of a new study of 385-million-year-old fossils that reveal that the oldest jawed fish on Earth were the first to reproduce by copulation. Later fish would revert to spawning — releasing eggs and sperm into the water to meet — but some have since re-evolved the ability to have coupled-up sex.

The oldest known sex act took place when tiny fish called Microbrachius hooked their jointed arms side by side and linked bony genital claspers with bony genital plates to transfer sperm from male to female.

"With fossils, we often just get a glimpse of what ancient animals looked like, but rarely do we get an insight into behavior," said study researcher John Long, a paleontologist at Flinders University in Australia. "The first act of copulation was a bit bizarre, but still a very beautiful act."

The origin of sex

As un-erotic as it may seem, fish were the inventors of sex. Long and his colleagues had previously found evidence of internal copulation in placoderms, a group of armor-plated prehistoric fish. In 2008, the researchers reported the astonishing discovery of the oldest fossilized embryo inside a 380-million-year-old placoderm fish.

Credit: Roger Jones, London

These newly discovered male and female sex organs in Microbrachius fish date to 385 million years ago. But sex could be far older, said Long, author of "The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex" (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Microbrachius was part of a group of placoderms called antiarchs; these were the oldest lineage of placoderms, and the first fish to develop jaws. Antiarchs evolved in the early Silurian Period, or about 430 million years ago.

"We knew that some of these advanced groups of placoderms already had invented copulation, so to speak, and could give birth to live young," Long said. Now, it's clear that sex goes back to the most primitive of jawed vertebrates, he added.

Fishy fornication

At first, while Long was doing research in Estonia, he suspected that Microbrachius might be up to hanky-panky. There, at the Tallinn University of Technology, he discovered an odd fossil: an armored plate belonging to an antiarch placoderm with a "strange tube of bone" attached to it, he said.

He suspected it might be a genital clasper, a male reproductive organ that helps fish stick together while getting busy. But one bone wasn't convincing evidence.

"We hunted far and wide," Long said, eventually finding complete Microbrachius specimens in museum collections in Scotland. The fossils came from ancient freshwater lakebeds in the region. Each fish was about 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) long. Sure enough, males sported L-shaped genital claspers. Females had genital plates where the male claspers could fit.

"For the first time, we could identify sexual dimorphism in this ancient group," Long said.

Placoderms were once thought to be evolutionary dead ends, Long said, but studies in recent years have turned up evidence that they were the original developers of the vertebrate body plan. They were the first animals to develop jaws, teeth, paired hind limbs and even inner ears with three semicircular canals — an anatomy that looks just like what humans have in their heads today. These discoveries suggest that placoderms were the ancestors of modern bony fishes.

Only some bony fish reproduce by copulation today; it appears they lost the ability as a group, only to regain it in some lineages later on, Long said.

Microbrachius' genitals were too odd and large for missionary mating, as some copulating sharks do today. Instead, Long and his colleagues suspect the fish made use of another anatomical oddity: their jointed front limbs, which were more like arms than fins. By hooking these fins together, the fish could have floated side by side in order to maneuver their genitals into place.

"I've been saying they did the mating act sideways, square-dance style, with their little arms linked," Long said.

The researchers reported their findings Oct. 19 in the journal Nature.

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