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1  Divers / Le défouloir / Lewis: Dalton has to help Bengals raise their game le: Janvier 08, 2018, 08:59:55
Today, after 25 years at WTVT Ch. 13 and 40 in the broadcasting business, she's signing off for the last time.

White, 60, is looking forward to mentoring fifth grade girls, taking art classes and spending time with her family. She talked to the Tampa Bay Times about her long career at Fox 13.

I didn't have the word for it. What I knew was that I wanted to be relevant, that I wanted to help people, and I believed that information was power. Eventually, I came to journalism once I got into college (at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.).

What were your goals when you started out 40 years ago?

I'm a child of the '60s, so we were all of cheap jerseys a mind that you needed to be Black Friday Deals for Cheap & Wholesale Jerseys socially and politically aware. All of that was a tumultuous time for us. We were participants. Busing was coming into being. That's who I am.

What was it like to be a young African American woman entering the industry?

Not just a young African American woman   a young woman, period. At my first broadcast station, I was the only woman and the only black person. That was during a time in which they were just opening the doors.

One time when I was in Orlando, I was working at night, the only woman, the only minority. I could hear the guys talking. They're very relaxed because it's the end of the day, the last show has gone on, and they're talking kind of raunchy and kind of rough. I'm sitting there, and I think, I'm just going to stand up at the worst moment. And I did. Their mouths just dropped open.

In those early days, people would see through you. You're there, but you're not really there. You're dismissed because, well, you're not part of the club. They treated me quite differently after that.

What was it like to join Fox 13 alongside Kathy Fountain in 1990?

We were the first female anchor team in the market. We just clicked. It was just a fabulous, fabulous ride   20 years of real, genuine friendship.

The two of us talked about race together and how our friendship worked, coming from a black perspective, a white perspective. One thing she said that I have always loved and kept close to my heart is, "You provide for me a safe place that I can talk about my feelings without being judged." I think that added to our friendship and the camaraderie that people experienced on air.

What were your favorite projects over the years?

I loved covering the Black History stories in February. What I loved about them was finding those gems in the community, people who made a difference in history that we didn't know very much about. I thought that was a great service for everybody, not just the black community.

Finding rare video of the first group of black paratroopers, finding people who were part of the Freedom Rides, finding a black doctor who was a leader in transplantation.  Talking to the first black police officers in Tampa and learning what they went through before the doors finally opened. All of those things are incredibly helpful and important because if you don't know your history, you are doomed to repeat things.

What will you miss most about your job?

I will miss most just coming into this newsroom every single day and exchanging ideas and debating topics and being involved in news gathering.

I will miss my current co anchor, Cynthia Smoot. She has a great sense of humor and is a passionate animal lover. She will allow me to make fun of her and her animal stories sometimes, and she's always gracious. It's important that we all don't take ourselves too seriously. I'll miss Paul (Dellegatto); he's just fantastic. I'll miss Chip Carter. We're all family at 5 o'clock.

How did you know it was time to retire?

I had lunch with (late former Fox 13 reporter) Warren Elly right after he got his cancer diagnosis. He was such a fantastic reporter. He said, "Don't wait too long to smell the roses." That stuck with me. This is a good time, I think, to leave. I don't want to overstay my welcome, you know. I'm a Southerner.

How do you want viewers to remember you?

The comments on my Facebook page NFL Jerseys Cheap and Authentic Online have been tremendous. People say, "you're gracious," "we'll miss your laugh," "we'll miss your humor." I think that's a great legacy. To me that says, "You're a friend." I can't think of a higher compliment.
2  Divers / Le défouloir / McCoy: My ankle injury 'wasn't as bad as I thought' le: Janvier 08, 2018, 08:59:18
Amazing Race has been one of our fave reality competitions since the beginning. And we're not alone. The show has won 11 Emmys since its 2001 premiere, with no other competitor able to wholesale jerseys take away its Outstanding Reality Program Competition crown since cheap super bowl jerseys the category was first created in 2002.

But this season is extra special. If you aren't already setting aside an hour on Sunday evenings for this fabulous show, we have 13 incentives (one for each decent season of the show don't acknowledge season eight's unfortunate Family Edition) for you to travel the world from the comfort of your sofa.

1. Phil Keoghan: He's the best reality host on TV. Period. No one seems more delighted to bestow a trip for two from Travelocity (or his signature arched eyebrow) on deserving players. And when he signed to Margie and her deaf son, Luke, that they were team No. 1 on the first leg of the race? Still. Have. Tears. Can Phil be any more perfect? Why, yes, he can: Dude is about to ride his bike across America to raise money for MS and promote cycling for health, the environment and the economy. Swoon.

2. Cool, Cool, Cool, Cool Places: It's safe to say we'll never make it to Siberia (brrr), except as armchair travelers with the Racers, so how else are we going to get a peek into how ordinary people survive out there? (Hint: vodka!) And Transylvania? Shut up!

3. Cool People: Personal conflict is the foundation of most reality shows, but honestly, cheap manning jerseys we prefer filmmaker Mike White proudly celebrating "Dad, you did awesome!" after Mel's triumph in a physical challenge. Even when Mel was struggling, son was worried but never critical. Aw.

4. More Dramatic, Less Traumatic Challenges: This may change as the competition gets tighter, but so far, no one has been asked to shave their heads or eat four pounds of meat or a live (and wriggling) octopus. Sure, they had to run across Novosibirsk in their underwear, but surely it was worth it to see Phil in his skivvies? (It was to us.) The Vampire Remains Detour around coffins in the shadow of Dracula's castle, complete with bloody impaling just inspired and wonderfully creepy.

5. Air Traffic Control: Airport footage has been drastically curtailed this season. As Phil told us, "An airport in Istanbul looks like an airport in Houston," and we'd much rather see where the Racers are going, not where they're waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

6. Quality Control: Nearly every single team in season 14 is better than nearly every single team in season 13. (We are looking at you, third place finishing oafs Andrew and Dan.)

7. They Got Game: With the exception of some early eliminees, most of the contestants in this season are reasonably fit. Sure, some may be disadvantaged by age (Mel) or height (4'9" brothers Mark and Mike), but absent are the bumbling oafs of seasons past (see item 6).

8. R E S P E C T: Victor has issues, and the cheerleaders may not have the nicest cabbie manners, but no one in this group is shoving their wives or getting arrested.

9. [Or in season three when] Ian looked out over Vietnam and remembered when he was there last during the Vietnam War. Those moments have always resonated with fans. And I think we're facilitating more of those this season."

10. Pass the Kleenex: The season 14ers also take the prize for the most compassionate. In the slums outside Jaipur, India, Luke (who was born deaf) sobbed as their taxi passed children eating garbage, and we just wanted to hug him along with his mother, Margie, who later said, makes us realize how lucky we are. Noble much?

11. Smashing Stereotypes: It was Harvard grad lawyers Tammy and Victor who wandered lost and squabbling in the woods (epic fail), while the makeup mavens (NFL cheerleaders Cara and Jaime and flight attendants Christie and Jodi) have proven to be savvy and surprisingly unflappable competitors.

12. Rule Reversal: Adding anonymity to the U turn may result in less direct confrontation, but it's more fun for us to see the Racers trying to figure out who was responsible. And no one guessed that sweet Margie and fresh faced Luke were responsible for ousting Amanda and Kris strongest competitors.

13. Playing to Win: Despite some halfhearted caravanning alliances (with the inevitable ditching), these teams seem to be more cognizant than their predecessors that they are here to win a million bucks, not make besties or hook up with the competition (ahem, Dallas and Starr). And that's why we're rooting for all of 'em!
3  Divers / Le défouloir / Todd Haley: Injury incident 'non-issue' for Steelers le: Janvier 08, 2018, 08:58:40
1. Pruitt effect: Second year Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, a former Alabama defensive back and secondary coach, has instilled a Crimson Tide like approach throughout the Bulldogs program, including bringing in several former Alabama staffers and players to help the transition. That has also led to Georgia looking more and more like Tide teams from the past, with a power run game and elite defense. If Alabama's new look no huddle offense struggles Saturday, it's safe to say Pruitt will have a lot to do with it.2. QB vs. QB: Both Alabama and Georgia entered the season with uncertainty at quarterback and both settled on veteran transfers over home grown talent, with the Tide turning things over to FSU transfer Jake Coker and the Bulldogs opted for Greyson Lambert, a Virginia transfer. Lambert has been by far the more consistent of the two, throwing seven touchdowns to zero interceptions. Coker hasn't been reliable with four picks and even lost his place as Alabama's starter in the Ole Miss game.3. Wildcard option: The Tide has tried to find different ways to incorporate shifty senior tailback Kenyan Drake into the offense, using him some at slot receiver. But last week Drake managed just 65 total yards after averaging 153 all purpose yards through the first three games. Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie is used in much the same way, working primarily as the slot receiver but also seeing action on punt return and in the ground game, accumulating 130 all purpose yards against Vanderbilt earlier this season.4. Kicking concerns: Alabama and Georgia rank last and third to last in the SEC in field goal percentage, with Tide junior kicker Adam Griffith missing his first four attempts before making three straight, including Patriots Super Bowl Jerseys ProShop, Shirts, Apparel & Other Sporting Goods a 40 yarder last week. Bulldogs senior Marshall Morgan is 4 of 6 this year with a long of 47 but missed two of three field goals in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt. If this game comes down to field goals, given both teams' stout defense, it could make for some stressful moments for either fan base.Key matchupAlabama defensive line vs. UGA RB Nick ChubbSince replacing the suspended Todd Gurley as Georgia's starter midway through last season, Chubb has been on a tear rarely seen in Athens. In fact, only one player has rushed for at least 100 yards in 12 consecutive games in program history   the famed Herschel Walker, who had 13. Chubb's streak of 12 straight 100 yard games   during which Chubb has amassed 1,922 and 18 touchdowns in that span   faces its biggest test against an Alabama defensive front that is loaded with NFL talent and is fourth nationally allowing just 56.75 rushing yards per game this season. In nine seasons under Saban, only 10 players have eclipsed the century mark in a game, including Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliot (230) in the College Football Playoff semifinal last season and Gurley (122) in the 2012 SEC title game.Player of the WeekDerrick Henry, RB, Jr., 6 3, 242While it's Chubb and fellow sophomore Sony Michel earning a lot of the pregame attention, Alabama junior Derrick Henry has quietly put together a scoring streak that would rival most anyone in the country. Henry has scored a rushing touchdown in each of his last nine games dating back to last season's LSU game. During that span, he's rushed for 658 yards on exactly 100 carries (6.58 yards per carry), and 11 touchdowns in his last six games. With the rushing firepower on the opposite sideline Saturday, Henry's role will wholesale jerseys be intensified, with the potential to help carry an inconsistent Tide offense early on. That would allow the passing game to open up gradually, as well as keep Chubb and Michel on that sideline.By the numbers7 1: Nick Saban's record in SEC road openers while at Alabama, the lone loss coming last season with a 23 17 upset at Ole Miss.9: Number of seconds remaining in the 2012 SEC Championship Game when Chris Conley was tripped up at the 5 yard line on an unexpected pass from Aaron Murray as Georgia fell 32 28 to Alabama in their last meeting.86: Number of career conference wins for Saban, which places him seventh all time and five ahead of Georgia's Mark Richt. Another loss might also be Athletic Jerseys Wholesale - NFL enough to keep the Tide out of the College Football Playoff race, even if it wins out. With similarly strong run games and defensive fronts, what could ultimately make the difference is quarterback play, where Lambert has proven to be the more reliable of the transfer quarterbacks. He has looked more consistent than Coker. Given his four interceptions in the last three home games, Coker's affinity for head scratching mistakes will likely only be elevated in the first road start of his career.
4  Discusions sur les océans / La taverne / ATN Podcast: Wild card Weekend - The Crucible le: Janvier 08, 2018, 08:57:20
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This NFL season has been wild for Seattle's 12th Man. Seahawks fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar   twice   and now will be doing their part in the playoffs to give their beloved team its much heralded home field advantage throughout the postseason.

Seattle fans will be screaming their heads off Saturday, when the Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints in a divisional playoff battle at CenturyLink Field. If the Hawks win, Seattle will host the NFC Championship Game next weekend.

So, in honor of Seattle's 12th Man, here's a look at the Seahawks' loyal fans throughout history   from the Kingdome to Super Bowl XL to the present. Click through the gallery above to see some of the best 12th Man photos from our archives.
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