A disturbing discovery dug up in a QB poll

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A disturbing discovery dug up in a QB poll

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Take a look at these "Who would you rather have as your quarterback?" poll results:

You seeing what I'm seeing? No, not cause for concern that Eli Manning is somewhere snotting "Peyton! Peyton! Peyton!" into a soggy sleeve. I'm talking about Alaska's love for Michael Vick.

C'mon. That's weird.

So I decided to do some investigative research to find out why The Last Frontier is so smitten with ex-cons. My Google search of "Michael Vick Alaska" returned some interesting results.

Yes, there were relevant results.

1. There is a website page called "The Real Sarah Palin Is The Michael Vick Of Alaska" WARNING: There are graphic photos of dead animals here that should either horrify or send anyone with a soul into a blind rage.

I honestly can't think of a damn thing to say to that. Nothing.

2. A similar site (can't believe I just wrote that) asks this question: "Michael Vicks Actions Were Cowardly, What About The Hunters In Alaska?"

What a segue that is.

This might be a post written by guy who really likes wolves and is mad about the aerial hunting done in Alaska. Or, it might be one written by a rabid (sorry) Vick fan who is trying to distract haters away from the quarterback... with the aerial wolf hunting done in Alaska. I have no idea. It's kind of bizarre.

But the more digging I did, the more frequently this linkage came up.

So there you have it, your morality culture scandal exposed by an interweb quarterback question: Alaskans would rather have Michael Vick than less violent guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers, as the QB of their non-existent football team BECAUSE Vick makes them feel less guilty when they snipe wolves out of airplanes.

You're welcome.

Saturday's Red Sox-Royals lineups: Young in LF, Hill at 3B vs. KC lefty Duffy

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Saturday's Red Sox-Royals lineups: Young in LF, Hill at 3B vs. KC lefty Duffy

The Red Sox look to end their three-game losing streak tonight when the play the middle game of their three-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park.

Against Royals' left-hander Danny Duffy (11-1, 2.66 ERA), the Red Sox start right-handed hitters Chris Young in left field and Aaron Hill at third base. Duffy has won his past 10 decisions and came into Saturday with the fifth-best ERA in the American League. He joined the rotation from the bullpen on June 1.

Left-hander David Price (12-8, 4.00) gets the start for the Red Sox. Price has won his past three decisions, going eight, six and eight innings and not allowing more than three runs in each start. 

The Royals won the series opener 6-3 Friday night.

The lineups:

ROYALS
Paulo Orlando CF
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B
Lorenzo Cain RF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Kendrys Morales DH
Salvador Perez C
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Christian Colon 2B
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Danny Duffy LHP

RED SOX
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Sandy Leon C
Chris Young LF
Aaron Hill 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
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David Price LHP

Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

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Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, after a busy morning celebrating my 3-year-old’s birthday at the trampoline park. Yee-ha.

*PHT writer Joey Alfieri says that adding toughness was a big offseason priority for the Montreal Canadiens.

*There’s at least one big fan of the Edmonton Oilers trade that brought defenseman Adam Larsson from the New Jersey Devils, and that fan’s name is Mark Letestu.

*Here’s everything you need to know about the Ice Guardians movie premiering this fall that takes a long, balanced look at the NHL enforcers.

*Roberto Luongo has an alibi for the robbery in Winnipeg with one suspect getting away in goalie equipment, and it’s funny as you would expect it to be.

*CSN Washington takes a look at the New York Rangers in their season previews for the Metro Division.

*I’m not entirely sure whether this “RIP Harambe” thing is genuine or meant to be ironic by the largely millenial group that seem so enamored with it, but I think it’s just stupid. I think the same with the crying Jordan meme…also stupid.

*For something completely different: a look at how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog learned how to poop on Trump’s politics.

 

Report: Patriots sign LB Jonathan Freeny to two-year extension

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Report: Patriots sign LB Jonathan Freeny to two-year extension

The Patriots have signed backup linebacker and special teamer Jonathan Freeny to a two-year contract extension through 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported.

Freeney, 27, was originally signed by the Patriots to a one-year free-agent deal in March 2015 after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins. He then earned a one-year extension last September and played 13 games, seven starts, with 50 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. 

"Jonathan is a very dependable player," Bill Belichick said on a conference call Saturday. "He is able to do a lot of different roles for us. He can play inside, outside, on the line of scrimmage and off the ball defensively. He has been a very valuable player for us in the kicking game, obviously with some size, a four-phase special teams player.

"He is one of our overall top workers in terms of the offseason program, preparation, training. He always does things right. He works hard, doesn't really say a lot, but is very dependable and consistent. I think everybody in the organization looks up to him."