This legendary baseball pitcher was just canceled because of his support for Donald Trump

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Cancel culture is out of control.

After the riot at the Capitol, Big Tech and corporate America are out to ruin anyone who voted for President Trump.

And now this legendary baseball pitcher was just canceled because of his support for Donald Trump.

Former Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced on social media that his insurer, AIG, dropped his coverage due to his outspoken support for President Trump and his conservative views.

Schilling added that AIG said they canceled him on advice from their PR department.

“That was their reasoning. The agent told us it was a decision made by and with their PR department in conjunction with management,” Schilling added.

All across America corporate America is canceling Trump supporters by firing them even if they had nothing to do with the riot at the Capitol.

For Curt Schilling, this is something he is used to.

Despite winning 216 games and fronting the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks and 2004 Boston Red Sox rotations when they won the World Series, Curt Schilling has not been voted in the baseball Hall of Fame.

Schilling is regarded as one of the great postseason winners and workhorses – he posted an 11-2 record with a 2.33 era in 133.1 postseason innings pitched, including the famous bloody sock game in the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees – liberal sports writers are keeping Schilling from receiving baseball’s highest individual honor because they hate his politics.

Sports with Ball will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

One NFL team just hired the coach no one ever thought would coach in pro football

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Every year, one big name coach denied he ever had interest in the NFL.

That all changed on Thursday.

And one NFL team just hired the coach no one ever thought would coach in pro football.

Sports with Balls previously reported it was a possibility . . .

But on Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed the franchise came to terms with legendary college football head coach Urban Meyer to coach their team.

Owner Shad Khan praised Meyer in a statement announcing the hire.

“This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everywhere,” Khan stated. “Urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and champion who demands excellence and produces results.”

“While Urban already enjoys a legacy in the game of football that few will ever match, his passion for the opportunity in front of him here in Jacksonville is powerful and unmistakable,” Khan added.

Meyer ran up an unheard of 187-32 mark at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and Ohio State and won three national championships.

While Meyer ran up a great record in college football, he had stepped down from Florida and Ohio State due to health issues, so there may be a short shelf life to his tenure in Jacksonville.

But that may not matter as what attracted Meyer to the Jaguars is the ability to rebuild quickly.

Jacksonville holds the number one pick in this year’s NFL Draft where they can select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence who may be the most highly rated prospect since Peyton Manning in 1998.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, and Seattle Seahawks all won Super Bowls in the last ten years following the blueprint of building a winning team around a quarterback in a rookie contract because not having the quarterback eat up salary cap space allows a team to stack the deck with depth of talent that is otherwise impossible once the quarterback is able to test free agency.

Urban Meyer taking over Jacksonville and drafting Trevor Lawrence could allow the franchise to create a modern day Bill Bellichick-Tom Brady dynamic that may have the Jags in contention for a Super Bowl far sooner than anyone thinks.

Sports with Ball will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

Kyrie Irving is reportedly throwing a toddler-like tantrum because he isn’t getting his way

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It should come as no surprise that some professional athletes are merely children in grown adult bodies.

And from time to time, these overgrown babies have a tendency to show just how immature they can be.

That’s exactly the case currently playing out in Brooklyn, as Kyrie Irving is reportedly throwing a toddler-like tantrum because he isn’t getting his way.

To say that there is drama currently surrounding the Brooklyn Nets would be a massive understatement.

The Nets were supposed to have a championship caliber roster with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on board, but things are quickly falling apart.

It started on January 5, the last time we have seen Kyrie Irving play a basketball game.

Since then, Irving hasn’t shown up to play for the Nets, and has been listed as out for “personal reasons” each game he missed.

That caused the NBA world to speculate, “Where in the world is Kyrie Irving?” and “Why has he not shown up to play for the Nets?”

Those questions were apparently answered yesterday when reports indicated that Irving had been “furious” with the Nets for some time because he didn’t get his way, and that his relationship with fellow star Kevin Durant was deteriorating.

Despite all the Irving drama, the Nets somehow managed to work out a deal to acquire James Harden via trade.

The move was seen as a massive boost to the Nets, as most everyone simply assumed that Harden would pair with Durant, and once Irving came back they’d have a superteam that could compete with LeBron James’ Lakers.

The only problem with that theory is that it appears the move wasn’t designed to boost the team’s roster with Kyrie, it was a move designed to serve as an insurance policy in case Irving never played basketball again.

And, as if all of that wasn’t bad enough, apparently Kevin Durant never actually wanted to play with Kyrie Irving in the first place.

If the NBA Championship was given to the team that could create the most toxic culture possible, the Nets would be leading that battle by a landslide.

The Brooklyn Nets now have one of the most talented rosters in the NBA – and they appear to be a complete dumpster fire.

It’s unbelievable to think that a team can somehow collect this much talent, only to have it all blow up in their face.

And make no mistake, with the way this entire ordeal is trending, it’s going to blow up right in their face.

You clearly cannot make Kyrie Irving happy, and he’s going to constantly throw a tantrum or take his ball and go home when he doesn’t get his way.

Then you have two more massive, superstar egos thrown into the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster.

If Kyrie Irving wasn’t happy in Cleveland in LeBron’s Shadow, and he wasn’t happy in Brooklyn because he didn’t get to hand pick his coach, he’s certainly not going to be happy to now have to share the stage with both Kevin Durant AND James Harden.

And don’t forget, James Harden just finished throwing his own tantrum in Houston, and Durant is known to be prone to hissy fits when things don’t go his way as well.

So, what could go wrong?

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

The MLB just stuck it to the Left’s demands for mandatory vaccines by claiming they will not be required to attend games

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The demands by the Left for mandatory vaccinations are growing stronger by the day.

And it looks like if you want to function in society you will be required to get the vaccine.

But the MLB just stuck it to the Left’s demands for mandatory vaccines by claiming they will not be required to attend games.

Countless concerned citizens are turning down the coronavirus vaccine.

In many hospitals across the nation over half of medical staff are refusing to get vaccinated.

And in a USA Today / Suffolk University Poll 54% of those polled stated their intent to either wait and see how the vaccine goes or refuse to get it all together.

But the Left is determined to give you the coronavirus vaccine.

With the rollout of the vaccine going so poorly, Dr. Fauci hinted at the possibility of having forced vaccinations at the local level.

The real forced vaccinations will take place in the private sector.

If you want to function in society you will most likely be forced to get the vaccine.

If you want to fly, take vacations, rent cars, go to work, or even just attend a sports event you are going to need to get vaccinated.

But with many private businesses eager to make you get vaccinated, Major League Baseball just announced that it has no intention of forcing fans to show proof of vaccinations or even to be forced to take a temperature check to attend baseball games.

In a memo sent to all MLB teams the League stated that it will not require vaccines to enter games, negative COVID tests, or even temperature checks.

The League claimed, “mass testing of this kind is not practical with the existing rapid testing options, and testing is of limited utility when done days in advance of an event.”

But the League did state that teams can choose to use whatever safety measures they want and measures like social distancing would be enforced at all games.

The good thing is that teams like the Baltimore Orioles and the Miami Marlins won’t notice a difference between fans being required to social distance and their average game attendance.

*Sports With Balls Official Polling*

The real reason police visited this steelers fan’s home will blow your mind

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Being a sports fan can mean a lot of different things to different people.

Each fan approaches their fandom in a completely different manner, with some taking it to a level of fanaticism that few will ever be able to reach.

That’s exactly why the real reason police were called to visit this Steelers fan’s home will absolutely blow your mind.

As most every sports fan should know by now, this past weekend wasn’t exactly the most fun Steelers fans have ever had while rooting for their team.

Coming into Sunday, the Steelers and their fans were riding high with all the confidence in the world as they were set to face their rivals the Cleveland Browns, a team they’ve had their way with for decades.

That all came crashing down rather quickly though, as the Browns absolutely dominated the first half of the game, setting the NFL record for most first quarter points (28) and most points in the first half (35) of a postseason game, as they cruised to victory.

It was during that game that the police in Findlay, Ohio received a call about a possible domestic violence incident on Frazer Street.

The caller reported that they heard a woman crying and the sounds of someone possibly being hit from a nearby home.

Police arrived on the scene to investigate, but concluded that the residents were simply losing their minds because they were watching the Steelers lose.

It may seem odd for people from Ohio to be rooting for the Steelers in a game against the Browns, but Findlay also happens to be the hometown of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

And people in Findlay apparently adore the hometown kid and absolutely hate to see him or his team perform poorly.

However, that doesn’t mean Big Ben and his hometown have always been on the best of terms.

After Roethlisberger was famously accused of sexual assault in 2010 – an allegation he denies and was never charged for – the quarterback apparently wasn’t thrilled with the fact that many from his hometown didn’t have his back.

In fact, the rift got to the point where Roethlisberger stopped listing Findlay as his hometown, choosing instead to list the made up Ohio town of Cory Rawson as his hometown for seven years.

But now, Ben Roethlisberger and the town of Findlay have made up, and now the people of his hometown are so invested in his success that the police have to be called to ensure there isn’t a domestic violence situation unfolding when the Steelers lose.

There’s no way to describe that level of dedication other than love.

And it’s absolutely beautiful to see.

Nike had one reaction to Donald Trump that will make you sick to your stomach

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The riot at the Capitol is providing a platform for leftists to pressure corporate America to choke out the Republican Party by cutting off corporate donations.

Big Business and Big Tech are openly declaring war on President Trump and his supporters.

And now Nike had one reaction to Donald Trump that will make you sick to your stomach.

Michael Jordan once famously said he didn’t get involved in politics because Republicans buy sneakers too.

Jordan was the single biggest endorsement in the world of sports and he did not want to alienate half the country from his popular “Air Jordan” brand of Nike sneakers.

But how times have changed.

This week, Nike became the 24th company to announce it would no longer make donations from its corporate PAC to the 147 Republican members of the House and Senate that objected to the Electoral College.

In 2020, major sports saw a decrease in ratings as the players got more politically involved staging anti-Trump protests.

Leagues and teams got into the act of turning games into showcases for Black Lives Matter and in turn faced intense fan backlash.

Many Americans hoped with the election in the rearview mirror, 2021 would see a “return to normal” where everyone involved in sports would just stick to sports so the fans could forget about politics for a few hours.

But instead, 2021 looks like it will be 2020 on steroids as institutions in the world of sports are just doubling down on leftwing politics.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

ESPN just got some bad news about a competitor it never expected to face

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Left-wing sports network ESPN continues to experience fallout from its decision to wade into politics.

Americans dropped the network at an alarming rate as all they wanted to watch were games.

But now ESPN just got some bad news about a competitor it never expected to face.

Former ESPN President John Skipper was the man who turned ESPN into “MSESPN” as Outkick founder Clay Travis jokingly pointed out.

Skipper turned the network’s flagship show, SportsCenter, into a platform for anti-Trump lunatic Jemele Hill to rant about politics among other left-wing initiatives.

ESPN’s corporate bosses fired Skipper after the number of subscribers declined as ESPN’s viewers just wanted sports content and instead were being fed a steady diet of CNN- or MSNBC-like political programming.

But now Skipper may be about to exact his revenge.

Skipper and former ESPN host Dan Le Batard are reportedly putting together a left-wing digital sports platform that will consist of podcasts, websites and video content.

And they are targeting high profile former ESPN left-wingers to attract subscribers.

Front Office Sports reports:

Former ESPN president John Skipper and personality Dan Le Batard are partnering on a politically progressive sports media company. The new venture is described as the strategic opposite of Clay Travis’ Outkick, sources told Front Office Sports.

Skipper and Le Batard will build a diverse lineup of progressive sports voices, said sources. Their target list includes former ESPN colleagues Jemele Hill, Bomani Jones and Kate Fagan.

ESPN is seeing increasing competition on the streaming sports from on CBS All Access shows the popular UEFA Champions League and NBC Peacock is beginning to showcase English Premiere League Soccer games on the platform.

Now ESPN’s former boss is trying to eat into ESPN’s audience for nonlive sports content by offering an alternative that leans in even harder to left-wing politics.

Just what sports fans wanted – another “sports” network injecting politically correct left-wing nonsense into sports.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

This basketball team kneeled for the national anthem. You won’t believe how police reacted

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Athletes continue to stage protests during the national anthem.

But now all hell is breaking loose.

And that’s because this basketball team kneeled for the national anthem. You won’t believe how police reacted.

The University of Kentucky basketball program is not just a sports team in the Bluegrass State.

It is a way of life.

But Kentucky players and coaches all knelt in unison during the national anthem in protest of the riot at the Capitol before Saturday’s game at the University of Florida.

This infuriated law enforcement.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root and Laurel County Correctional Center director Jamie Mosley, made a viral video of them burning their Kentucky basketball gear.

Mosley said any Kentucky fan could come to the correctional center and turn in their Kentucky gear and receive a “Back the Badge” t-shirt, which honors all first responders.

“I can’t promise what size you’re going to get, because I expect they’re going to go fast,” Mosley declared.

For his part coach John Calipari defended his players.

“These kids are good kids,” Calipari stated. “They care about this country and all the other stuff. They’re trying to figure out life and making statements they think they have to make. I want to listen to what they’re saying, and then I’ll support them if they want me to be there.”

Some thought that once the election was over the political protests would fade from the world of sports.

In fact, the opposite is true.

They are now spreading to college programs.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

One of the best players in Texans history just put the franchise on blast

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As we all know, throughout the years, countless professional athletes have allowed their oversized egos to get the best of them as they’ve said whatever comes to their mind at all times.

But when a player that usually only speaks out when it’s absolutely necessary has something to say, everyone takes note.

That’s exactly the case right now with one of the best players in Houston Texans history, who has taken to Twitter to put the franchise on blast.

Andre Johnson is arguably the best football player the Texans have ever had, as the former third overall pick racked up almost 5,000 more receiving yards than any other player in franchise history.

In his 12 years with the team, the Texans were only able to achieve a winning record just four times, yet Johnson wasn’t the stereotypical “diva” wide receiver, and was known for rarely complaining publicly about anything.

Considering those facts, it’s easy to see why Johnson’s latest comments on Twitter about the Texans and their apparent tension with quarterback Deshaun Watson have caused a major stir.

Over the past few weeks, reports have surfaced indicating that Watson isn’t happy at all with the Texans front office.

According to reports, Watson is unhappy because Texans owner Bob McNair promised Watson that he would be involved in the process of hiring a new general manager and head coach so that the quarterback could provide feedback, but failed to do so.

For some, this might not seem like a major issue, but Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback the team has ever had, and is a player the Texans have said they want to build around long term.

So going back on a promise to get his feedback on the hiring processes of two major hires that directly impact Watson’s career – and health for that matter considering how bad the Texans offensive line has been – it’s not unreasonable for Watson to express concern.

This whole situation has led to a full week of reports and speculation on how this situation will play out.

And Andre Johnson took to Twitter to give his two cents, offer some advice to Deshaun Watson, and absolutely destroyed the Texans’ organization in the process.

Having someone who is arguably the best player in franchise history openly state that the Texans are known for “wasting players careers” has to be the ultimate knockout punch to a franchise that has never been able to really put things together.

It’s also hard to argue with Johnson’s logic, considering how inept the team was throughout his career, and how they’ve continued to be stuck in mediocrity throughout future Hall of Famer J.J. Watt’s career as well.

To make matters even worse for the team, another Texans great, DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded by the team earlier this year, seemed to concur with Johnson’s statement.

While this is obviously a public relations nightmare for the Texans, this whole ordeal could have even further implications.

It’s no secret that players around the league talk to one another about the team’s they play for, but having two of the best players in franchise history absolutely trash the organization publicly for wasting players’ careers will not exactly inspire other great players to head to Houston.

And all of this comes on the heels of a season in which J.J. Watt ripped his teammates for not giving the effort professional, millionaire athletes should, as the team sunk to 4-12.

Needless to say, things could be a whole lot better for the Houston Texans right about now.

But, if we’re being honest, it’s pretty clear they’ve brought this all on themselves.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

One Trump-supporting coach took a stand that no one saw coming

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President Trump has very few allies right now.

It seems like every major institution in America is ganging up on him to force him out of office early.

And now this Trump-supporting coach took a stand that no one saw coming.

Legendary New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is known as one of President Trump’s biggest supporters in the world of sports.

Many Trump supporting coaches and players keep their views secret out of fear of being ostracized.

President Trump wanted to reward Belichick for his support by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

But Belichick turned down the President and said he could not move forward accepting the award.

“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,” Belichick stated.

Belichick stated that after the riot at the Capitol he could not participate in this ceremony.

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom, and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team. One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality, and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team, and county I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award,” Belichick added.

Players in the NBA and College basketball protested the riot falsely claiming that the police would have treated Black Lives Matter rioters much more harshly.

Belichick probably thought that if he accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom pro-Black Lives Matter players in the NFL would make putting a roster together difficult as they would refuse to play for New England.

This is just another way the Left is exploiting the riot to try and cancel anyone that supports Donald Trump.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.