20 June 2014

Fanatic Radio 6/20/14

Former US Men's National Team player Tony Sanneh is our Weekly Conversation to discuss the United State's chances in the World Cup, what his experiences were like when his 2002 squad accomplished the greatest feat in US soccer history since 1930, what Jurgen Klinsmann is selling to his team and what Landon Donovan's plans should be for the future. Grace Wilson of the American U field hockey team also joins us to talk about the teams unique summer Eurotrip and their chances are to return to the NCAA Tournament. Mike and Ben also talk Kings legacy and the Stanley Cup, what Pat Riley is preaching on the Miami Heat. 


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19 June 2014

Are the days of the 'Redskins' nickname numbered?

(AP)
A big development yesterday in the Washington Redskins nickname controversy came with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelling the team's trademark registration. The board's ruling, which you can read in full here, found that the registrations made between 1967, when the trademark was first registered, until 1990 "must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered," which violations the Lanham Act of 1946 which "prohibits registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute."

This suit was filed in 2006 as Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc. by five Native Americans and the case was heard in March of last year and this is the second ruling by the USPTO on the matter in the last 15 years. In 1999, they cancelled the team's trademarks but the district court ruling in Harjo v. Pro Football Inc. in 2003 overturned that decision, largely on a technicality that the plaintiffs, led by activist Suzan Shown Harjo, should have filed their complaint sooner to 1967 due to their age. This case is different in that regard as Harjo organized it with younger plaintiffs, including Navajo activist Amanda Blackhorse. The franchise has vowed to appeal the case.

While this is a key development in this case, it is also important to note that this decision may be little more than a symbolic one and here is why.

2014 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: June 21st

It is Baseball Night in America once again this Saturday night with a trio of games distributed across the country. Said games are Braves-Nationals, Pirates-Cubs and Tigers-Indians with coverage commencing at 7:00 EDT. These games will be followed by Rangers-Angels on Fox Sports 1 at 10:00. Continue reading right here for announcing assignments and distribution splits for MLB on Fox this week.

2014 NBA Mock Draft: 4th Edition

(USA Today)
We are now one week until the 2014 NBA Draft kicks off. With that in mind, here is my fourth crack at a mock draft.

17 June 2014

The Mike Francesa soccer interview is hilarious

(The Morning Call)
The World Cup is going down right now and in the wake of record numbers for the exciting United States-Ghana match on Monday evening, America's own Mike Francesa decided to have on veteran St. John's soccer coach Dr. Andy Masur to discuss a little beautiful game on his WFAN program simulcast on FS1/2. Now, Francesa will be the first to tell you that he is no fan of soccer. However, that helps make this interview even more hilarious. Let's go to the videotape.

Fanatic Radio World Cup Show - Week 2

Mike and Nick Papadis of NP Soccer Talk break down the first results from Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the United States dramatic late minute win over Ghana, Netherlands domination over the defending champions Spain, who are the early surprises and who are the teams in deep trouble of going home early. We also preview future matches of the week including Chile vs. Spain, Brazil vs. Mexico and the US vs Christian Ronaldo and Portugal. Your 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage is exclusively on America's premier sports-music program, Fanatic Radio.



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World Cup: USA 2 - Ghana 1: Reaction

(US Soccer)
John Brooks headed in the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its first game of the 2014 World Cup Monday night in Natal.

15 June 2014

Watch Zach Johnson hit a hole-in-one at the US Open & celebrate tremendously

2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson is not in contention for the win this weekend at Pinehurst for the U.S. Open, but after hitting a perfect shot on the ninth hole that led to an ace, Johnson celebrated in style. Let's go to the videotape.