Debunked: Washington Redskins…

Debunked: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is NOT planning to rename his NFL franchise the Washington Rednecks as a final act of protest against pressure to rename the team.

Snyder has repeatedly vowed to retain the name Redskins despite pressure from the media and even the government.

We decided to stay out of the controversy ourselves. We feel Snyder has the opportunity to find a new and exciting name and logo that will inspire fans to spend lot of money on brand new merchandise, while also scaring them into buying up old merchandise in fear that it will soon be unavailable.

Good luck to everyone involved!

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Confirmed: Sepp Blatter…

Confirmed: The president of FIFA is named Joseph Blatter, but goes by the name Sepp Blatter.

As a Swiss national, Sepp Blatter probably seems like a normal name to him. We can only guess.

For those Americans that hate soccer, FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association and is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 209 national associations. Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup. This is a copy and paste number from the often-reliable site Wikipedia. Some people may think that futsal is a misspelling of futbal, but NO! Futsal is actually a form of soccer, played indoors on a smaller court, with fiver players per side including the goalie.

It seems like Sepp Blatter could have found a more normal sounding name – like his actual name, for example. Of course, then he wouldn’t be featured in an awesome website like Rumor Debunker

We’re not going to lie to you folks – we do enjoy unusual sounding names and will continue to bring them to you as we see fit.

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Debunked: Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones…

Debunked: Dallas Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones is not in contract negotiations to name Matt Millen team president and GM. Matt presided over the Detroit Lions from 2001-2008 and led the team to the worst record in league history over any 8 year period (31-84)

Despite the lack of success in building a team, Matt spends his Saturdays broadcasting college games and often evaluates player talent for future NFL potential during the telecasts.

Despite finishing 8-8 and missing the playoff for the last 3 seasons, Jerry will continue to be very hands-on in the football operations. Good luck to Jerry, Matt, and all of the Cowboy fans across the US.

Debunked: NCAA President Mark Emmert…

Debunked: In order to stress the amateur nature of college athletics, Mark Emmert will not forego his seven figure salary. In fact, he will gladly accept his pay and look for many opportunities to capitalize on his position and make more money for himself.

In 2011 Mark’s tax return included:

$1,201,159 in base compensation.
$234,300 in retirement and deferred compensation.
$214,947 in other reportable compensation.
$23,689 in nontaxable benefits.
$1,674,095 total

While administrators, coaches, tv networks, bowl officials, broadcasters, merchandisers, and others make millions off of college sports, players are forbidden to receive pay. They are also forbidden to profit from their own likeness and from selling their own autographs.

Many corporate CEO’s laud the business model of the NCAA and are looking for methods that would allow them to avoid paying their own workers, while padding their own pockets even more extravagantly.

Congratulations to Mark and everyone else that profits from college sports!

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