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LGBT Group Wants Apology for Statement, but is Okay with Law Banning Homosexuals?

That is the way I interpret this bit of riTARDation from “a leading international gay rights group … the European branch of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association”:

LONDON — A leading international gay rights group demanded an official apology Tuesday from FIFA following Sepp Blatter’s comment about homosexual fans traveling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

The president of the world soccer governing body said Monday that gay fans “should refrain from any sexual activities” during the World Cup in Qatar, where homosexual behavior is illegal.

Juris Lavrikovs, communications director for the European branch of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, said the comments were “very unfortunate and have left people deeply offended.”

“I think they should come out with a strong statement and not just wash it away,” Lavrikovs told The Associated Press. “We are talking about a very basic human right that is being violated.”

If that is the case, when why don’t ol’ Juris and his so-called “leading international gay rights group” attack Qatar for their law, instead of the FIFA official who simply warned people about the law. Just goes to show that Juris and his “gay rights group” are a bunch of cowards. They criticize this official, but are they following their own advice and coming out with a “strong statement” against the government of Qatar? Of course not, because that would take actual courage and bravery. Instead, they are bullying a FIFA official, who can do nothing.

In addition, talk about a passive-aggressive pansy. “Come out with a strong statement”? Do Juris and the idiots in his group think that is how to change back-asswards ideology in Muslim countries? Talk about ignorant and naive.

“This is not a joke, this is a matter of life and death to people,” Lavrikovs said. “Qatar and more than 70 other countries in the world still criminalize individuals for homosexual relationships, and some countries even punish them by death sentence.

Let me guess, the vast majority — maybe even all — of those 70 countries are Islamic Republics. In other words, the problem is ISLAM. Yet, will you ever hear these so-called “gay rights” organizations have such strong words and complaints about Islam and Muslim countries as they do here about FIFA? Not a chance. Because they are nothing but cowardly bullies. They bully those they know will not kill them and refuse to stand up to those who will. Therefore, the problem, “gay rights” groups, is not with organizations like FIFA, but with YOU.

“We can’t have that from the top of the world governing body — you’ve got to show leadership because you’ve got to influence the standards of behavior required and then you’ve got to enforce it when there’s a failure.”

Oh that’s rich. “Gay rights” groups lecturing the rest of us on “standards of behavior”. When you all can influence the “standards of behavior” in your own community — such as those prancing down the streets flaunting themselves in “gay pride” parades as well as in Folsom Street Fairs — then you can hold the moral high ground.

December 14, 2010 , 4:46PM Posted by | GLBT Movement, Homosexual Movement, Sports | Comments Off on LGBT Group Wants Apology for Statement, but is Okay with Law Banning Homosexuals?

Chicago Bears Playoff Chances

After the absolutely embarrassing performance my Chicago Bears displayed at Soldier Field today vs the Patriots (36-7 butt-kicking in the cold and snow), I got online to find out their chances of making the playoffs. Via the NFL website, here are the Tie-Breaker Procedures:

TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION

If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs

(1) Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
(2) Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
(3) Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
(4) Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
(5) Strength of victory.
(6) Strength of schedule.
(7) Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
(8) Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
(9) Best net points in common games.
(10) Best net points in all games.
(11) Best net touchdowns in all games.
(12) Coin toss

Head-to-head: the Bears currently hold the edge there as they already beat the Packers at Soldier Field 20-17 earlier this season in Week 3.

Division Record:
Bears: 4-0
Packers: 3-2

Here, the Bears control their own destiny. If the Bears beat the Vikings next week, the worst they can do in the division is 5-1, while the best the Packers can do is 4-2 (by beating the Bears the last week of the season).

Common Games Record: The Bears’ record in common games so far is 4-3 (@DAL, @NYG, vsWAS, @BUF, @MIA, vsPHI, vsNE) with vsNYJ to go.

The Packers’ record in common games so far is 4-2 (vsDAL, @WAS, vsBUF, vsMIA, @PHI, @NYJ) with @NE and vsNYG to go.

Here, the Packers control their own destiny. The best the Bears can finish is 5-3. The best the Packers can finish is 6-2.

Conference Record:
Bears: 7-3
Packers: 6-4

Here, the Bears control their own destiny. The best the Bears can finish is 9-3. The best the Packers can finish is 8-4.

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Now, let’s look at some scenarios for the Bears to win the division.

(1) The Bears lose both @MIN and vsNYJ. This puts their record at 9-6 (4-1) (4-4) (7-4).

Let’s assume the Packers lose @NE and win vsNYG. If the Bears then lost to the Packers in Week 18, they would tie head-to-head, tie in Division Record and that would put the 3rd tie-breaker in play: common games. Assuming the Packers lose @NE and win vsNYG, this would put the Packers record in common games at 5-3, 1 game better then the Bears’ 4-4.

RESULT: Packers [9-7 (4-2) (5-3) (8-4)] win Division with Win vsCHI [9-7 (4-2) (4-4) (7-5)]. Bears [10-6 (5-1) (4-4) (8-4)] win Division with Win @GB [9-7 (4-2) (5-3) (7-5)].
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(2) The Bears win @MIN and lose vsNYJ. This would put their record at 10-5 (5-0) (4-4) (8-3).

If they then lost to the Packers [10-6 (4-2) (5-3) (8-4)] in Week 18, the Bears [10-6 (5-1) (4-4) (8-4)] would tie head-to-head, but win the Division Record tie-breaker.

RESULT: Bears win Division with win or loss @GB.
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(3) The Bears lose @MIN and win vsNYJ. This would put their record at 10-5 (4-1) (5-3) (7-4).

If they then lost to the Packers [10-6 (4-2) (5-3) (8-4)] in Week 18, they would tie head-to-head, tie in Division Record, tie in common games (assuming the Packers lose @NE and win vsNYG), but lose the Conference Record tie-breaker.

RESULT: Packers [10-6 (4-2) (5-3) (8-4)] win Division with Win vsCHI [10-6 (4-2) (5-3) (7-5)]. Bears [11-5 (5-1) (5-3) (8-4)] win Division with Win @GB [9-7 (4-2) (5-3) (7-5)].
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So, basically, if next week the Bears defeat the Vikings and the Packers lose to the Patriots, the Bears will win the NFC North and clinch the playoffs. Anything other than that, and both the Division and playoff berth will likely come down to who wins the Week 18 matchup.

ADDED SCENARIOS:

(4) Both teams win each of their next 2 games. Their records would be:

Bears: 11-4 (5-0) (5-3) (8-3)
Packers: 10-5 (3-2) (6-2) (7-4)

RESULT: The Bears would win the Division with a Win or Loss, because of the better Division Record.
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(5) Both teams lose each of their next 2 games. Their records would be:

Bears: 9-6 (4-1) (4-4) (7-4)
Packers: 8-7 (3-2) (4-4) (6-5)

RESULT: A Packers win would force the #5 tie-breaker into play.
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(6) The Bears go 0-2 and the Packers go 2-0. Their records would be:

Bears: 9-6 (4-1) (4-4) (7-4)
Packers: 10-5 (3-2) (6-2) (7-4)

RESULT: The Packers would win the Division with a Win or Loss, because of the better Common Games Record.
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Also See: NFL Playoff Picture — If Season Ended Today [12/12/2010]

December 12, 2010 , 8:45PM Posted by | NFL | Comments Off on Chicago Bears Playoff Chances

Her Parents Must be So Proud

UPDATE: Here’s the VIDEO.

Every once in a while, the networks get more than they bargain for when scanning the crowd at a sporting event. I’m sure ABC meant to focus on the 2 male Badger fans and their reaction to the current status of the game (today’s Wisconsin-Iowa football game in Iowa City). Unfortunately, they also got a nice little double one-fingered salute surprise from the blonde girl right behind them. Heh Stay classy, female Badger fans!

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This girl’s parents must be so proud. Their little girl gets on national television and gives the nation the finger. Not just the finger, but a double one-finger salute! Ah, what a college education will produce.

(Unfortunately, she also got the last laugh as her team pulled out a 31-30 victory)

October 23, 2010 , 9:17PM Posted by | Sports | Comments Off on Her Parents Must be So Proud

1st Place Detroit Lions?

So I’m listening to Doug Karsch and Scott ‘the Gator’ Anderson on 97.1FM The Ticket this morning here in Detroit and they’re discussing the Lions game from yesterday. As usual when talking about the Lions, inevitably the gripes come up about the Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears and the disallowed Calvin Johnson catch. I don’t blame them, as they did get jobbed by the refs that day on the catch. Though it was no guarantee that they win that game, since (1) there were still about 40 seconds left in the game, (2) the Bears were doing great with kick returns all game and (3) all they would have needed to do was get into FG range to either tie the game or win it (depending on whether or not the Lions were able to convert on the 2-pt conversion).

They also lamented that if the Lions could have gotten the Bears win and maybe another game where they were close, the NFC North division race would look completely different and the Lions would be able to compete. So I went to look at the current NFC North standings to see just how different the race would look had the Lions been able to pull off wins in their close games.

Currently, the standings look like this (record in division games in parenthesis):

CHI — 4-2 (2-0)
GB — 3-3 (1-1)
MIN — 2-3 (1-0)
DET — 1-5 (0-3)

Now, let’s first give the Lions a victory the Week 1 game against the Bears. Second, I believe the Lions got ripped off in the game they lost to the Packers 28-26. They were driving for a game-winning FG late in that game and there were at least 2 passing plays where Packers’ DB Charles Woodson was guilty of Pass Interference (PI) and it wasn’t called. The most blatant was a 4th Down pass to Calvin Johnson where Woodson was all over him. The refs didn’t throw the flag, the pass fell incomplete and the Lions turned the ball over on downs. Game over, Lions lose. Well, I believe the Lions were the victims of the refs giving preferential treatment to veteran DBs like Woodson. I further believe the Lions would have driven down for a game-winning FG had the flags been thrown on Woodson for his PIs. So let’s give a win to the Lions in the Packers game.

Now, watch how dramatically this changes the NFC North standings:

DET — 3-3 (2-1)
CHI — 3-3 (1-1)
MIN — 2-3 (1-0)
GB — 2-4 (0-2)

The Detroit Lions would be in 1st Place! And the pre-season favorite by the so-called “experts” for the Super Bowl, the Packers, would be in last place, with 2 division losses! Simply amazing.

As it is, I still think this division is up for grabs. My Bears have MAJOR issues with their OL and have a BRUTAL end of season schedule (MIN, @MIA, PHI, @DET, NE, @MIN, NYJ, @GB). I have them pegged to finish 8-8 (3-3), losing their last 5 games of the season. But that’s giving them wins vs PHI and MIN at home. Lose those and the Bears are at 6-10 (2-4).

Let’s look at Green Bay: MIN, @NYJ, DAL, @MIN, @ATL, SF, @DET, @NE, NYG, CHI

Damn, that’s one tough schedule. Given their injuries, they could easily lose all of those, in my opinion, with the best chances for victories coming against DAL, SF, @DET, NYG and CHI. Let’s be generous and say that’s how it works out. That puts the Packers at 8-8 (3-3). In other words, tied with the Bears. But that’s giving the Packers wins in tough games vs DAL, @DET and NYG. And the season ending game vs CHI could come down to a playoff spot. So a lot could be on the line and that game would be no guarantee. Worst case, as I see it, with losses to DAL, @DET and NYG puts the Pack at 5-11 (2-4)!

Let’s look at Minnesota: @GB, @NE, ARI, @CHI, GB, @WAS, BUF, NYG, CHI, @PHI, @DET

Another tough schedule with 6 road and 5 home games. Starting with being generous, let’s give them wins @GB, ARI, GB, @WAS, BUF, NYG, CHI, @DET. That puts them at 10-6 (5-1) and in 1st Place over the 8-8 Pack and 8-8 Bears. But @WAS, NYG and @DET will be tough games. Let’s say they falter there. That puts the Vikings at 7-9 (4-2).

Finally, let’s look at the Lions: WAS, NYJ, @BUF, @DAL, NE, CHI, GB, @TB, @MIA, MIN

Now, let’s keep in mind that the Lions get Matthew Stafford back after their BYE week, starting with the WAS game. That will be a HUGE shot in the arm and morale booster having their leader back at QB. Let’s start with being generous, giving them wins against WAS, @BUF, CHI, GB, @TB and MIN. That puts them at 7-9 (3-3). Now, before I get to the worst case, let’s see how the Lions’ best case stacks up against the worst case for the rest of the division:

MIN — 7-9 (4-2)
DET — 7-9 (3-3)
CHI — 6-10 (3-3)
GB — 5-11 (2-4)

Wow. The Lions would finish tied for 1st Place, but lose the tie-breaker (division record).

Now let’s see how they would have done if we combine this scenario with wins @CHI and @GB:

DET — 9-7 (5-1)
MIN — 7-9 (4-2)
CHI — 5-11 (2-4)
GB — 4-12 (1-5)

NFC North Division Champion DETROIT LIONS! Wow.

Granted, that would also mean the Lions go 8-2 the rest of the season, but I think it’s doable with (1) Matthew Stafford (2) an improved defense and (here’s the key) (3) more discipline with regards to penalties. That’s really what has been killing the Lions so far this season: (1) dumb penalties killing drives and (2) turnovers at horrible times (ie the Nate Burleson fumble in yesterday’s game @NYG when the Lions were driving to take the lead late in the game). If the Lions can make these improvements, they could really shake things up in the NFC North.

However, if they don’t fix those problems, I’d take away wins against WAS, @BUF, GB and MIN. That would put them at 4-12 (1-5) and last place once again.

Regardless of how things turn out in the division this season (which will probably be somewhere in between my ‘best case’ and ‘worst case’ scenarios for each team), I think the future looks really bright for the Lions going forward. With Bret Farve retiring, the Vikings go back to being just an average 7-10 win team. The Bears success going forward will be based on fixing their OL, then they will be dangerous. And the Packers just need to keep their players healthy and fix their discipline problem with penalties. With a full season of Matthew Stafford, lots of weapons for him to utilize on offense and an ever improving Lions defense, this division could be wide open for ANYONE to take — including the LIONS — in the next 5 years.

And it will be great watching the maturity of 3 young QBs in Stafford, Culter and Rodgers. If the Bears ever fix their OL problems to allow Cutler more than 2 seconds to throw, we could be looking at 3 of the most exciting young offenses in the NFC the next 5-10 years.

Let’s just hope everyone can stay healthy and we’ll be able to enjoy some pretty competitive football, with no one dominant team, in the NFC North for many years going forward.

October 18, 2010 , 11:46AM Posted by | NFL | Comments Off on 1st Place Detroit Lions?

Snickers Candy Promotes Violence Against Women

Or maybe just against senior citizen women. That’s my conclusion based on the logic of the whiney feminists at the Women’s Media Center:

The Women’s Media Center, which had objected to Focus on the Family advertising in the Super Bowl, said it was expecting a “benign” ad but not the humor. But the group’s president, Jehmu Greene, said the tackle showed an undercurrent of violence against women.

“I think they’re attempting to use humor as another tactic of hiding their message and fooling the American people,” she said.

Hmmm, really? Well I guess this means that Snickers — or Mars, Incorporated, which owns Snickers — is “hiding their message [of violence against women] and fooling the American people” with their Super Bowl ad?

So, are the whiney feminists going to come out to complain about “the undercurrent of violence against women” at Mars, Incorporated?

“Snickers really satisfies… an undercurrent of violence against women!”

I won’t be holding my breath on that.

Oh shocker. Noted feminazi Amanda Marcotte also has her panties in a twist over the Tim Tebow ad.

Tebow: Hey Mom! Tried to kill you from the womb and failed. How about a blind side tackle? Violence against Moms FTW! (via @MarcFaletti)
about 19 hours ago from Tweetie in reply to MarcFaletti

Interesting that she hasn’t posted a ‘tweet’ making fun of Snickers, though, huh? I guess violence against women is good so long as the men kill babies, eat chocolate or are named Bill Clinton?

I guess I now know what to give for Valentine’s Day if I ever date a feminist: a pack of Snickers, a gift card to Planned Parenthood and slap across the face.

It really is interesting how feminazis come up with their own definitions for things.  If a woman wants her baby, it’s a baby.  If a woman doesn’t want her baby, it’s a fetus.  If a woman chooses to get an abortion, it’s a woman’s choice.  If a woman chooses to have a baby, it’s anti-abortion.  If a male politician is pro-abortion, his misogyny and abuse of women is praised.  If a male politician is pro-life, he’s automatically anti-woman.

I have a feeling that Melvin Udall’s definition of a woman in As Good as it Gets was actually talking about feminazis:

Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.

February 8, 2010 , 11:08AM Posted by | Feminism, Liberalism, NFL | Comments Off on Snickers Candy Promotes Violence Against Women