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(VIDEO) Warren Moon sued for sexual harassment; Accuser alleges he required her to wear a thong

by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Jersey Girl Sports fam since the scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, women have come out in all areas in including politics, education, media and now sports. According to the Washington Post NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon is being sued for sexual harassment.

Wendy Haskell, 32,alleges in a lawsuit that Moon required her to wear thong underwear and share his bed during business trips. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in California, Moon said she had to comply to remain with the firm and mentioned that “his prior assistant accepted the same arrangement.” The lawsuit also says that Moon committed sexual battery by grabbing her crotch during a business trip to Seattle. He also allegedly pulled off her bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a recent business trip to Mexico in October. 
Haskell wanted her name to be public, and since this allegation, Moon, who is a regular commentator for Seattle Seahawks games on the radio, has requested a leave of absence. Unfortunately, this isn't Moon's first run-in with this issue. He was sued for sexual harassment in 1995 by a Vikings cheerleader. That case was settled out of court. Moon doesn't have a good track record in his relationships with women. However, since his missteps in the 90's, things have been relatively quiet. These allegations will definitely  hurt his career both now and in the future. In the meantime, while these allegations are horrific, we should all be careful not to assume anything. We must both believe the alleged victim and perpetrator. Both deserve fair treatment and a reserved judgement until facts are uncovered. Sadly, I think more women who work in sports will start coming forward. What do you think?

Celebration Bowl honors the legacy of black college football

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis When college football fans talk about college football, they usually speak of the big names with the big television reach. The reality is Black college football has a prestigious and celebrated legacy in college football worthy of respect. While it's often placed separate from 'mainstream' college football, the truth is, were it not for this honored legacy, many of these 'big schools' would never be where they are. On December 17th, the Celebration Bowl will kick-off the college bowl season and bring together the best of the best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Famed Grambling State University will try and retain their championship against North Carolina A&T University who is coming in undefeated this season. This match-up is especially interesting in that A&T's head coach  Rod Broadway was a former coach at Grambling State University. If you don't know anything about black college football, there are three things that are definite: the competition will be fierce, the trash-talking will be constant and the bands will deliver like never before. Grambling State University and North Carolina A&T will meet at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on December 17th at 12PM eastern. I guarantee you it's going to be a good time.

Gronkowski will use his ‘Patriots Privilege’ to appeal suspension

by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Jersey Girl Sport fam 'Patriotism' is real in the NFL. It's the pass given to a very accomplished team ripe with accusations and proof of cheating--but successful nonetheless. When it comes to the New England Patriots, it seems they can do no wrong-even when their players are overtly and intentionally wrong.

This weeks game was very evident of this 'ism' when infamous Patriots tight end and 'bad boy' Rob Gronkowski purposefully drove his 256lb frame and elbow into the back of the neck and head of  Tre'Davious White who was out of bounds. This late hit was egregious, at best.  Gronkowski should have been ejected from the game, but he wasn't. Today the NFL issued a one-game suspension. Yep. Just one game, and guess what, he's appealing the suspension.  The Shadow League adequately summed up the leagues indifference to the Patriots bad behavior.
"Patriotism" (and not the nationalist kind), and some would say racism, prevails in the League. It has also now given full credibility to the "Gronk being Gronk" clause, allowing it to thrive and thereby excusing what should be viewed as something akin to a criminal act. 
"It's an intense game." "It's just 'Gronk being Gronk'." "Players are emotional, and White was 'holding' him. Gronk was frustrated." These are all the excuses I heard and/or read regarding this particular incident and it's all crap. With what we know now about CTE, what Gronk did was inexcusable, and if the NFL is serious about deterring this behavior, he should have received a 3-4 game suspension. Truth be told, while Gronk is responsible for what he did, all of this doesn't fall in his lap. He's been coddled, excused and given a pass, so the NFL needs to step up and hold the Patriots and its players to the same standard they do other players in the league. Gronkowski did apologize as did coach Belichick, but the damage has been done. Let a player hit Gronk like he did and injure him. There would be hell to pay.

Get a jumpstart on your sports resolutions for 2018

by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Jersey Girl Sports fam, we are officially into the last month of the year. As you reflect back on your year, full of ups and downs and the bittersweet moments that life brings, how did you do with your resolutions for 2017? If you conquered most of your list, congrats! If you didn't, you still have about 30 days to get it done. For sports fans, that list probably included something sports related, so to help you out, here's a helpful list of sports resolutions for 2018. 1. Learn a new sport. Seriously. Go to the golf range at least twice per month. Go to an NBA game. Learn to play tennis. Get interested in a sport in a way you never have before. You never know; you might just like it. 2. Get interested in your partner's sportIf your significant other is a die-hard NFL/NBA/NASCAR/College sports/MLB/NHL fan and you just have no interest, commit to at least learning the basics of the game. Not only will you discover that it isn't all that bad, but it will be something else you two can share! 3. Go to a major sporting event.  It's on your bucket list, so why not go? The U.S. Open. Daytona 500. NBA All-Star. The Final Four. All of these major sporting events are insanely fun and make for a great girls/guys trip! Sports, plus crazy fans, plus your friends makes for a great time. Life is short, so live it out fully. Look at your bucket list and if sports is on it, commit to doing it. You only get one shot at life, and it's not a dress rehearsal. Suit up and play to win. Happy holidays!

Need Help Maintaining Your Weight During the Holidays? Here’s 5 Simple Tips To Get You Through

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis

The holiday season has started which means fun with family and friends. Gathering around a table for a feast with our loved ones can be fun, but it can also put quite a dent in our efforts to keep a healthy lifestyle.

This season, keep your diet on track! Founder and Owner of Burn, Lisa Corsello, wants to share these five tips to keep your weight in check during the holidays, while still being able to enjoy the assortment of foods on the dinner table.

1. Weigh Yourself Regularly- Studies show that those who weigh themselves regularly are able to maintain their weight more easily. By being aware of when we start to gain weight, we can make small, manageable adjustments to diet and exercise to maintain weight.

2. Exercise Portion Control- Don't skip meals or deprive yourself of the foods you love this holiday season. Instead, practice eating only half of what you would normally eat when it comes to dessert and rich side dishes. Load up on the healthier side dishes (high fiber veggies) and leaner cuts of meat (breast) so you'll stay fuller longer.

3. Stay Active- Try to carve out a bit of time for exercise each day. Not only will regular exercise help maintain your weight, but it's also a great way to relieve stress and sleep better.

4. Plan Ahead- Go online and research just how many calories are in the foods you normally eat during the holiday season. Being aware of what you're putting in your body can help you find healthier alternatives. Also, try to stock up on healthy snacks that help ease cravings and satisfy your appetite, such as nuts or plain popcorn.

5. Change it Up- Try a new exercise class, walking/running route, or sport. Trying something different will challenge your body in a new and healthy way, and it will help keep your routine fresh and your mind more engaged.

Tip: Rate your current exercise routine on a scale of 1-10, 1 being something extremely easy and 10 the most challenging. During your next workout, try to increase that number by 1. After a week, if you're feeling good, increase it again. Being mindful of the quality of your workout will help lead to better, healthier routines with great results.

Top 5 Rules For Watching Sports On Thanksgiving

by Angela Davis/@jerseygirlsport We are sports fans. Every day.  All year long. Even on holidays. It's in our DNA. We can't help it, and while we understand there's a balance that must be maintained when it comes to family and friends, we are still sports fans. Some people just don't get it, and it's annoying. Sports is a part of the holiday tradition, so to keep the peace we wanted to make a list of the top 5 rules for watching the game during Thanksgiving. 1. DO NOT ask, "Are you going to be watching the game?" - Hell yeah! We ALWAYS watch the game. Every year. For the past 2, 3 or 4 decades we watch sports during the holidays. The answer will always be yes. Stop asking. It's annoying. 2. DO NOT change the channel because I'm sleeping - Just because I'm sleeping doesn't mean I'm not watching the game! I've programmed my brain to wake me up during critical plays, catches, scoring, calls and things like overtime. My brain is also programmed to wake me when the channel is changed. In order to keep the peace and prevent flying objects being hurleded at you, I urge you to find another TV. 3. DO NOT ask me to turn the TV off because we're eating - If you're going to make me sit at the table, the least you could do is let me leave the game on so I can hear it. I'll even compromise and keep the volume low. If we're close relatives there's probably not anything new going on in your life that I don't know about. If we're not close, the best way to bond with me is to watch the game! We can catch up during commercials. 4. DO NOT interrupt me during the game - Unless you're bringing out another dessert or I'm going in for round two of my meal, do NOT interrupt me. No, I don't want to run any errands, give someone directions to the house, or have a long conversation about nothing. I. Am. Watching. The. Game.  5. DO NOT try to learn the game - Are you kidding me? The holidays is NOT the time to try and get an NBA or NFL 101. Just sit back and be entertained. You can also help clean up the kitchen. While this list is short, it is critical that these behaviors stop immediately. Thanksgiving is a time of family and togetherness. We all have something, no, many things to be thankful for.  One of them is sports. Now let's get ready for some football. And basketball too! Enjoy your turkey day!

Give your game the boot! Best boots for your next sporting event

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Fall is here--live and in living color! Now with the NFL, NBA and NHL seasons in full effect, you've got alot of options to head out for games or to watch games with friends. It's also getting colder, so staying warm --and fashionable is not only important, it's also doable. As you look to rock your boots this fall, consider these options for your next sporting event: The Bootie The more I see these, the more I love them. These ankle boots, affectionately called "booties" work great with skinny jeans, leggings and even some skirts. They also work well with over-sized sweaters. Get a pair with a great handbag and go!
Michael Kors "Ailee" bootie
Michael Kors "Ailee" bootie
The Riding Boot If you're not up for heels and want a comfortable, casual and yes, fashionable look, the riding boot is for you. It goes well with a jacket, leggings and you can even rock a scarf for a pop of color to rep your team. 
Steve Madden "Overt" boot
Steve Madden "Overt" boot
The Wedge Boot For the Jersey Girl who likes a heel with a little more support, the wedge is the perfect choice. This boot is versatile. It works well with jeans and even a suit or skirt for those Jersey Girls who leave the office and head straight to the sports bar. Wedges are great for tailgating and even rock it at the game for sexy support.
Vince Camuto Kaliah boot
Vince Camuto Kaliah boot

The High Heeled Boot

This classic boot works well with just about any outfit. Jeans, skirts, jackets, sweater dresses and leggings all get a step up with a high heeled boot. I think every Jersey Girl should have at least two pair: in black and in brown. Now, when going to a football stadium, these boots may not be the best choice. However, the sports bar and even the NBA game work well, depending on how much walking you do. 

Jimmy Choo "Grand" tall boot
Jimmy Choo "Grand" tall boot
Whatever your favorite sport, be it football, basketball, or hockey, step out sporty and sexy. Step up your shoe game and give it the boot!  

Stay warm, sporty and sexy with the right coat for winter sports

by Angela Davis/@jerseygirlsport  It's cold outside!! Whether you're in Detroit or Dallas it's cold enough outside that you'll need a coat to head to the game, tailgate or sports bar.  As always, Jersey Girls, let's do it in style. Make the right statement with a coat for all types of cold and express your own style and flavor: The Pea Coat
wool pea coat
wool pea coat
It's a classic. Whether is waist length or full length, the  pea coat just rocks a look that compliments just about any style. Be it belted or hooded, a nice pea coat is a staple every woman should have. Mid Length If Olivia Pope is more your style, then the mid-length coat is definitely for you. Trendy, high fashion is the flair with this coat and one of our favs is this off white coat by Burberry. Famously worn by Ms. Olivia Pope herself!
coat by Burberry
coat by Burberry
The Trench Coat If it's not cold enough for wool, but wet enough for something, you're probably rocking the infamous trench coat. It's sleek design represents a woman who's in control handling her business. This is another wardrobe staple, and makes a great fashion statement, even at the ball game.
trench coat
trench coat
The Bubble Jacket If you live in New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Chicago, Minnesota or any place north, northeast, or midwest, you need a bubble coat. Yes, it's fashion forward, but mostly it's WARM!! That Chicago wind is not to be played with so enjoy the game while staying warm. You can even step up your fashion with a nice scarf and gloves for an edge.
bubble jacket
bubble jacket

We always say you can stay sporty and sexy, but in the winter, stay warm and sporty and sexy. The right coat makes the right statement for the right style. 

(VIDEO) A salute to our vets

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Today is Veterans Day. It's the day we honor and salute our vets for their service and sacrifice. While we usually talk about the sacrifice of their lives for the principles upon which this country was founded, we often forget the sacrifice they make of their families, who often bear the brunt of the burden of their absence. Well, today we honor that sacrifice. I've watched this video many times and every time ESPN shows it, I am moved to tears. Well, here's a dose for you. Happy Veterans Day! We salute you!