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A campus for the School of Hard Knocks

Cordelia Strube's latest novel is 'quietly elegiac and despairing' The post A campus for the School of Hard Knocks appeared first on

Boxing in Nigeria: A life of hard knocks for the poor

For ethnic Hausa, the traditional form of boxing known as dambe is more than a sport - it is part of their identity.

Results from Kalispell, Montana

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing :

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra A pair of Pacific Northwest amateur stand-outs made their debuts as paid prize fighters Friday night at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana. Fighting on Hard Knocks Fight Promotions “Fight Night 5” card, … Continue reading ? The post Results from Kalispell, Montana appeared first on Boxing News.

#TalkToMe: Wisdom on Life, Love and Loss From My 80-year-old Fad

At 80 years of age, my dad's had his share of hard knocks, from losing a son after a long battle with mental illness to supporting another adapt to life in a wheelchair. Yet while I'm clearly biased, I believe he's one of the most loving...Show More Summary

Pro-Am Card in Kalispell, Montana this Friday

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing :

By Ricardo Ibarra This Friday April 8th at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana, Jesse Uhde and his Hard Knocks Fight Promotions will stage their fifth installment of the popular “Fight Night” Pro-Am series with eight total bouts expected. … Continue reading ? The post Pro-Am Card in Kalispell, Montana this Friday appeared first on Boxing News.

Michael Sam elaborates on report of Rams/Hard Knocks deal

After a report emerged earlier this week that the Rams drafted openly-gay defensive end Michael Sam as part of a deal to avoid Hard Knocks in 2014, Sam said he was “not surprised” by the news. Sam has now elaborated on his position. “Not surprised that the NFL had a deal with the Rams,” Sam…

Sean Payton has some constructive criticism for Hard Knocks

The most relieved person to see the NFL partner with the Los Angeles Rams for this year’s Hard Knocks might be New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.  The coach, who just signed a brand new five year extension with the Saints, has never been shy of voicing his discomfort regarding the show. Show More Summary

NFL has nothing to add on Michael Sam report

The Rams, through coach Jeff Fisher, had plenty to say about the report that his team used a late-round pick on Michael Sam in order to avoid a Hard Knocks assignment in 2014. The NFL has now addressed the report, without nearly the number of words that were used (twice) to rebut Thursday’s New York…

Michael Sam responds to report that NFL gave Rams 'Hard Knocks' pass

For almost two years, rumors floated in NFL circles about the league making back-channel deals with the then St. Louis Rams about drafting Michael Sam as a way to save face. Now someone is reporting it. Howard Balzer of 590 The Fan in St. Show More Summary

Rams Drafted Michael Sam in NFL Deal to Avoid HBO Show ‘Hard Knocks’: REPORT

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

According to NFL journalist Howard Balzer, the Rams drafted Michael Sam in 2014 in a deal with the NFL to stay off the HBO show Hard Knocks. At the time, the NFL was looking to save face over criticism that homophobia was keeping Sam out of the leagu… Read The post Rams Drafted Michael Sam in NFL Deal to Avoid HBO Show ‘Hard Knocks’: REPORT appeared first on Towleroad.

Jeff Fisher refutes report that Rams drafted Michael Sam to avoid appearing on 'Hard Knocks'

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher on Thursday denied a report that said the Rams drafted Michael Sam in 2013 to avoid appearing on the HBO television show “Hard Knocks.” Howard Balzer, citing unnamed sources, wrote on the "590 The Fan" website in St. Louis that that the NFL agreed not to ask the Rams to appear...

Jeff Fisher denies report that the Rams drafted Michael Sam to avoid 'Hard Knocks' in 2014

A report that claimed the Rams had a handshake deal to draft the NFL's first openly gay player in exchange for not being featured on the NFL reality show in 2014. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says reports claiming the Rams and the NFL...Show More Summary

L.A. Rams -- We've Already Started 'Hard Knocks' Filming (PHOTOS)

Well, that was quick.  Just one day after it was announced the L.A. Rams would be the featured team on the HBO docu-series "Hard Knocks"... cameras have already started to roll.  Check out the scene at the Rams facility in St. Louis...

Michael Sam “not surprised” by Hard Knocks report

The Rams reportedly struck a deal with the NFL to draft defensive end Michael Sam in exchange for a Hard Knocks dispensation. Rams coach Jeff Fisher has called that suggestion “absolutely absurd.” Michael Sam hasn’t. “I’m not surprised at all,” Sam said on Twitter in response to the tweet from Howard Balzer that the decision to…

In 2014, Jeff Fisher said NFL did not suggest that the Rams pick Michael Sam

The Rams likely will have a response later today to the report indicating a quid pro quo was reached in 2014 regarding the decision to draft Michael Sam and an exemption from HBO’s Hard Knocks. Until then, it makes sense to take a look at what coach Jeff Fisher had to say about this back at…

Michael Sam, Jeff Fisher Respond to Report Rams Made Deal with NFL to Avoid HBO

With the Los Angeles Rams set to be featured on the 2016 edition of HBO's Hard Knocks, a new report has surfaced that alleges the Rams cut an under-the-table deal with the NFL to avoid being part of the show in 2014. According to Howard Balzer of 590 The Fan in St. Show More Summary

Did the Rams Only Draft Openly Gay Player Michael Sam to Avoid HBO’s Hard Knocks?

On Wednesday, NFL reporter Howard Balzer tweeted that the NFL reached a deal with the then-St. Louis—now Los Angeles—Rams that if the team drafted openly gay defensive end Michael Sam, it wouldn’t have to appear on the HBO docuseries Hard Knocks.

Report: Rams avoided HBO’s Hard Knocks by drafting Michael Sam in 2014

This could almost be a punchline. How badly did the St. Louis Rams not want to be on HBO’s Hard Knocks? If reports are accurate, the Rams were willing to draft a player solely to avoid being on the show. Or at least the team was willing to do a favor for the NFL. Show More Summary

Did The Rams Draft Michael Sam Just To Avoid Hard Knocks?

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There are plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding the Rams’ selection of Michael Sam in the 2014 draft, all centering around the NFL’s desire to avoid the PR of watching the league’s first openly gay prospect go undrafted. But this is a new one. Read more...

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