Natalie Eva Marie Joins to Talk Lonzo Ball and Mia Hating WWE | Out Of Bounds

On today's episode of #OutOfBounds, Actress and Former WWE Star Natalie Eva Marie joins us again to chat it up with the crew. She discusses the transition from WWE to Hollywood,  how it feels to be the “bad guy” in wrestling, and why she thinks the NBA will not reach NFL's popularity any time soon. She also changed perspectives after confronting Mia about her comment pertaining to wrestling not being a real sport. Disclaimer: No one was harmed in the making of this episode. 

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Does The Heisman Trophy Matter Anymore? Is Ben Simmons As Good as Lebron? | Out Of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, the team determines whether or not Mayfield deserves the Heisman trophy and if it even holds the same significance that it once did. They take their picks on who will win MVP this season in the NFL. Gilbert Arenas shared stories of what it was like on the court with Lebron James and Dwight Howard as rookies, and we got a taste of what it’s like to be a Bills fan. Fortunately none of us are. 

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Is Big Baller Brand Falling Apart? Are Rockets Biggest Threat In West? | Out Of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutOfBounds, the crew talks LaVar ball’s decision to pull LiAngelo out of school. They discuss NFL’s double standards and how certain players get a pass based on clout. Mia strongly disagrees, simply calling Odell Beckham Jr. a whiny bitch. They close the show rating their Top 3 Western Conference picks. 

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Jay Z Cancels Two Shows on 4:44 Tour Due to Technical Difficulties

Jay Z’s 4:44 Tour won’t make it to Lincoln, Nebraska, after all.

On Friday, the rapper released a statement explaining he was forced to cancel the Dec. 6 show because of “technical difficulties.” The production crew apparently deemed it “impossible” to set up the screens in The Pinnacle Bank Arena. It’s disappointing news, to say the least, but fans won’t be completely screwed over. According to the Omaha World Herald, all tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.

“Due to the scale of this production, we cannot get the screens up on time into the building in Nebraska. This tour is too important to me to do it halfway. I have to cancel the show,” he wrote. “I respect you guys too much to take the money and run. Peace, Hov.”

Jay said he had to cancel a Fresno concert earlier this month for the same reason.

The 4:44 concert kicked off in late October and will include stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, and Oakland, before wrapping up Dec. 21 in Inglewood, California.  

 

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Jay’s 4:44 Tour has nabbed several headlines in recent weeks. During his show in Cleveland, the rapper pointed to a child in the audience and reassured her she could be president one day. Shortly before that, he used his time on stage to speak on the NFL protests and the injustices in our country.

“I want y’all to understand…when people are kneeling and putting their fists up and doing what they’re doing, it’s not about the flag. It’s about justice. It’s about injustice,” he told the crowd in Miami. “And that’s not a black or a white thing. It’s a human issue. It’s a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way. If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t come back, everyone should be affected. That’s not a black or a white issue. That’s a human issue. That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly.”

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Tomi Lahren Tries to Go at Colin Kaepernick and Gets Ripped

On Thanksgiving, Tomi Lahren shared a “food for thought” tweet that included an image of Colin Kaepernick digitally inserted into a photo of D-Day. Kaepernick was kneeling to illustrate her point yet again that what he’s been doing is unpatriotic and disrespectful to the American flag.

But the Fox News contributor couldn’t have shared this at the worst time. Kaepernick, who GQ named Citizen of the Year, has since become an inspiration for NFL activism and national anthem protests. And Twitter felt strongly about her attempt of putting down Kaepernick and went in.

Lahren went viral last year for her “Final Thoughts” segment on The Blaze when she vehemently condemned Kaepernick for his message.

“What’s your contribution? Sitting there like a fool? What’s selfish is you, buddy. And what’s your message to black kids, to people of color? That their biggest contribution to justice and self-fulfillment is to parade around with a chip on their shoulder like a victim?

“Colin, how dare you sit there and blame white people for the problems in the minority communities? After all, aren’t you half white? Didn’t two white parents adopt you after yours weren’t willing to raise you? For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that’s really something, isn’t it?”

She’s not going to stop anytime soon, but judging from this reaction, it looks people have had enough.

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Jerry Jones Apologizes For Racially Charged Joke He Made in 2013

On Friday afternoon, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologized for a brief clip that was making the rounds which showed him making a racially charged joke while he appeared to be shit-faced. The footage was obtained by a media outlet called The Blast, though (honestly) it was pretty light on background or context.

According to them, Jones was at a Dallas hotel in 2013 when a Cowboys fan, who it should probably be noted is white, approached him and asked if he could offer a congrats to his new fiancée. At that point Jones looks into the camera and says “Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” The camera then cuts away to a black dude who Jerry appears to playfully shove before walking away with his coat over his shoulder.

The Blast adds that:

[W]e’re told the fan recently shared it with his group of friends because he thought the current temperature of race in the NFL and the country made Jones’ comments relevant. The friends were shocked after seeing the footage.

It was sent to The Blast because the individuals involved thought it was important for NFL fans to see. The source we spoke with said, “Fuck Jerry Jones.”

On Friday evening, through the Cowboys, Jones expressed his regret at his remarks in the footage. “That comment was inappropriate,” he said. “It's not who I am, and I'm sorry.”

As noted by the Dallas News, Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders (who won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys back in the '95/'96 season) quickly came to Jones's defense. “I refuse to allow a moment to turn into a monument regarding a man I have known for 20 years, not just as an owner, but as a friend,” Prime Time said in an email. “I won't cast judgment, on one moment when a joke went south, to capture who this man represents in a lifetime commitment of love and compassion to all ethnicities.

“A joke that was intended to add humor at the request of a fan in a lighthearted moment was taken totally out of intent. I'm sorry we're in this state of mind as a country, but if you're looking for a racist, Jerry Jones is not that guy.”

This was not a particularly great Friday for the Cowboys' head honcho as, earlier in the day, a long-form story in ESPN the Magazine was published that seemed to detail a potential civil war brewing amongst the league's leadership. Jones has threatened legal action against the NFL if a contract extension for Roger Goodell is finalized. This animosity towards the commissioner reportedly stems from Goodell's handling of Ezekiel Elliott's on-and-off (now on) 6-game suspension:

Phew, lot of info there. Anyways, tons of drama in Big D. As always, really.

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Miko Grimes Talks LeBron James and Roger Goodell

On today’s episode of #OutOfBounds, special guest Miko Grimes gives us a peek inside the NFL. She doubles down on her Derek Carr controversy, combats the crew on Colin Kaepernick, and tells us what’s going on with the Bucs. The crew talks Donald Trump intervening in the UCLA case, Metta World Peace joining the Big 3, and last night’s Cavaliers vs. Knicks game: Was LeBron really being a bully? Plus, Gilbert Arenas gives viewers advice on following their dreams. 

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Mia Khalifa and Gilbert Arenas Discuss LeBron Calling Himself the King of New York on ‘Out of Bounds’

On today's episode of Out of Bounds, special guest Miko Grimes gives us a peek inside the NFL. She doubles down on her Derek Carr controversy, combats the crew on Colin Kaepernick, and tells us what's going on with the Bucs.

Later, they talk about Donald Trump intervening in the UCLA case, Metta World Peace joining the Big 3, and last night's Cavaliers vs. Knicks game. Was LeBron really being a bully, and what's up with the King of New York claim? Plus, Gilbert Arenas gives viewers advice on following their dreams. 

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Russell Wilson Called Out for Appearing to Make a Mockery of the NFL’s Concussion Test

During the third quarter of the Seahawks’ game against the Cardinals on Thursday night, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the head from Arizona linebacker Karlos Dansby. Dansby was flagged for the hit, and Wilson was sent to the sideline after the game’s referee Walt Anderson noticed that he looked a little woozy. He was instructed to undergo the NFL’s concussion test before checking himself back into the game.

But Wilson wasn’t gone from the game for very long. He did run over to the Seahawks’ sideline, and he did get under the medical tent to give the appearance that he was going to take the concussion test. But as soon as the Seahawks’ medical staff put the tent up to begin the evaluation, Wilson ran out of it and appeared to say, “I’m fine,” as he did. He missed just one play before getting right back in the game—without ever taking the test that all NFL players are supposed to take when there’s a chance they may have sustained a concussion.

You can see Wilson’s brief pit stop on the Seahawks’ sideline here.

NBC’s Mike Tirico pointed out what Wilson did to those at home, and many of them wondered if what Wilson did was allowed. They also called him out for seemingly making a mockery of a test that is designed to protect players from taking part in games after suffering concussions.

Wilson is a guy who seems to take concussions seriously. At least, seriously enough to invest in a water company that manufactures a product that is supposed to, in theory, help players recover from concussions. And after the game, he tried to downplay what he did by saying that Anderson sending him to the sideline was just a misunderstanding in the first place.

“I was just trying to move my jaw. I was like, 'Ah, man, it stuck,'” Wilson said, according to ESPN.com. “I think I was kinda like laying down on the ground for a second just trying to get my jaw, and I think Walt thought maybe I was injured or something like that. I told him I was good, I was good, and he said, 'Come off the field.' Walt did a great job, first of all. He made the smartest decision. I was fine, though, 100 percent.”

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But if the NFL allows Wilson to slide for skipping out on his concussion test, they are going to be setting a dangerous precedent by allowing players to determine when they’re “fine.” So we wouldn’t expect the league to allow Wilson to get off here without a fine or some kind of warning about checking out of a concussion test.

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Gil and Mia Name Their Midseason NFL MVP on Out Of Bounds

On today's #OutOfBounds, the crew debate whether DeShaun Watson achieved enough before his injury to still be Rookie of the Year, try to figure out why Adidas is paying Zach LaVine $35 million, and comment on the NBA's jersey ripping fiasco. They go on to pick their midseason NFL superlatives, and end by naming their four greatest NBA players of all-time. 

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