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Happy New Year!!! 1/1/2013 Tags: Happy New Year YouGabSports


On behalf of the ownership of the Gab we'd like to wish all of our members and reader's a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! This year has had its fair share of ups and downs in both the world of sports and the world that sports is supposed to give us a temporary escape from. Let's hope that 2013 is a better year for all.

If you're going to be out partying tonight, please, use a designated driver or do what I'm doing, stay home and watch the tube until my old ass falls asleep!


Sully, Beeze and Frag

We'd Like To Welcome A New Featured Blogger Tags: Radatz

Hey Gabber's...

We'd like to take a moment to welcome a new featured blogger to our rotation. Most of you are familiar with him from his works at TSN and around the web on MacApps and TSBN. So starting this Sunday, in the Daily Blog 1.0 position he'll be giving us his take on all things sports. As most of you know he's a Boston guy but he's versatile and I'm sure he'll be covering a wide variety of topics!

So please, this Sunday make him feel welcome by stopping by and giving his blog a read, leave a welcoming comment and make him feel at home here! We're very pleased to have him posting here, we feel he'll be a breathe of fresh air and we're looking forward to his contributions in the weeks to come!    BE SURE TO ADD HIM AS A FRIEND TOO!!!



KC Chiefs Player Kills Self and Girlfriend Tags: Jovan Blecher Kansas City Chiefs Scott Pioli


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after first thanking them for everything they had done for him, police said.

Authorities did not immediately release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, which stunned the team and came one day before a home game against the Carolina Panthers. The NFL said the game would go on as scheduled.

Belcher was a 25-year-old native of West Babylon, N.Y., on Long Island, played college ball at Maine. He had played all four of his NFL seasons for the Chiefs and played in every game each year, including the 11 so far this season.

Before turning the gun on himself, Belcher thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, police spokesman Darin Snapp said.

Authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex.

"When we arrived, a lady informed us that her daughter had been shot multiple times by her boyfriend, by the daughter's boyfriend," Snapp said. "She identified him as a Chiefs player."

Snapp said a call was then received from the Chiefs' facility.

"The description matched the suspect description from that other address. We kind of knew what we were dealing with," he said. The player was "holding a gun to his head" as he stood in front of the front doors of the practice facility.

"And there were Pioli and Crennel and another coach or employee was standing outside and appeared to be talking to him. It appeared they were talking to the suspect," Snapp said. "The suspect began to walk in the opposite direction of the coaches and the officers and that's when they heard the gunshot. It appears he took his own life."

The coaches told police they never felt in any danger, Snapp said.

"They said the player was actually thanking them for everything they'd done for him," he said. "They were just talking to him and he was thanking them and everything. That's when he walked away and shot himself."

Snapp described the girlfriend as in her early 20s and that she and the player had a child together. He said the woman's mother told police they had recently been arguing.

Arrowhead Stadium has been lockdown since about 8 a.m.

"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."

Kansas City is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The league has informed the Panthers to travel as scheduled because the game would be played as scheduled.

The season has been a massive disappointment for the Chiefs, who were expected to contend for the AFC West title.

They're just 1-10 and mired in an eight-game losing streak that has been marked by devastating injuries and fan upheaval, with constant calls the past few weeks for Pioli and Crennel to be fired. Things have been so bad this season that Crennel fired himself as defensive coordinator.

The Chiefs have been ravaged by injuries, led the league in turnovers, can't settle on a quarterback and are dealing with a full-fledged fan rebellion. The Twitter account for a fan group known as "Save Our Chiefs" recently surpassed 80,000 followers, about 17,000 more than the announced crowd at a recent game.


Associated Press Writer Heather Hollingsworth contributed to this report.

YGS Birthday!!! Tags: YGS 5th Anniversay

Hey Gabbers!

Man how time flies....Today is the Gab's 6th Anniversary!!! 

Me, frag and Tim would like to thank all of you for another great year, and we look forward to many more,





YGS Fantasy Baseball Finals Tags: Fantasy baseball yougabsports

We here at The Gab want to congratulate B.O.B. for coming out of the 4th spot in the standings and making it to the finals of the YGS Fantasy Baseball league and squeaking out the win over (me, ) Sully's Sox, with a final score of 9-8-1.

Great job B.O.B....and I'll be looking for some redemption next season!

Everyone please give B.O.B. a nice golf clap!!!

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