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  • Lane Kiffin Thinks Tua Tagovailoa Plays In 2017 For Alabama, Compares Him To Steve Young

    05/19/2017 6:55:10 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-16-2017
    Lane Kiffin thinks Tua Tagovailoa plays in 2017 for Alabama, compares him to Steve YoungLane Kiffin remains the gift that keeps on giving in terms of being a thorn in Nick Saban’s side. The Florida Atlantic head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator gave an interview to Tide 102.9 FM ESPN in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and it appears Kiffin did not hold back when asked if hotshot freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would see action in 2017 alongside presumed starter Jalen Hurts. “I would sure think so,” Kiffin said, according to SEC Country. “I mean you guys saw him at spring...
  • Donald Trump at 1992 Jim Kelly Stargaze Shootout (Winning then too)

    05/13/2017 1:14:44 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/13/2017 | allsportswny
    See video at link
  • Yale Lary, 1930-2017 (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

    05/12/2017 11:49:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Yale Lary passed away in the early hours on Friday at the age of 86. The Texas A&M product was a fixture in the Detroit Lions secondary during an 11-year career (1952-53, 1956-1964) that was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army.
  • An unsigned Colin Kaepernick is a bad sign for NFL [USA Today Link Only

    05/04/2017 1:16:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    USA Today [Link Only] | May 3, 2017 | Christine Brennan
    Link
  • Saban’s new deal pays him more than most NFL coaches

    05/02/2017 11:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Pro Football Weekly ^ | May 2, 2017 | Mike Florio
    Few specifically know how much Patriots coach Bill Belichick, the highest paid coach in the NFL, makes. There’s a belief in some league circles that he makes $12.5 million per year. Whatever he makes, Belichick now has competition from the college ranks: Nick Saban will make $11.15 million this year at Alabama.
  • Report: Randy Gregory's career might be over after another failed drug test [Cowboys]

    04/30/2017 4:48:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 29, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    When teams ignored off-field concerns and drafted a troubled player in this week’s NFL draft, they were gambling. The Dallas Cowboys gambled on defensive end Randy Gregory with a second round pick in 2015, and it appears they’ll get almost nothing out of it. Gregory has failed yet another drug test, according to TMZ Sports. It’s his seventh known failed test, TMZ said.
  • QB Chad Kelly Ole Miss - Mr. Irrelevant

    04/29/2017 3:49:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NFL Network ^ | April 29, 2017 | Me
    I was catching the end of the NFL Draft and Denver with the last pick crowned Chad Kelly, QB Ole Miss, as Mr. Irrelevant. Has to be the most famous Mr. Irrelevant evah. From piloting the explosive Ole Miss offense, being the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, and some early hype as a legit draft prospect to Mr. Irrelevant.
  • Bengals Draft Joe Mixon, Who Was Suspended for Punching a Woman

    04/29/2017 5:19:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2017 | Staff
    The most popular group in the second round of the N.F.L. draft was nearly 3,000 miles away from Philadelphia: the Washington Huskies secondary. Three members — cornerbacks Kevin King and Sidney Jones, and safety Budda Baker — were taken in the first 11 picks Friday night. But none of those choices drew the attention that Cincinnati’s pick at No. 48 over all did: Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was not invited to the scouting combine because in 2014 he had been filmed punching a woman, breaking bones in her face.
  • NFL Draft 2017 First Round Recap: Myles Garrett goes No 1 to the Cleveland Browns [tr]

    04/28/2017 6:14:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2017 | Robert Cottingham
    Myles Garrett was selected No 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns as expected but that preceded a night full of surprises in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Texas A&M standout was widely regarded as the best available talent from this draft class and the Browns held firm to select the defensive end at No 1. However at No 2, the Chicago Bears traded up one spot and shocked the league by selecting University of North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
  • NFL Draft rumors: Many expect Browns to select Mitchell Trubisky with first pick

    04/27/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Sporting News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Jordan Heck
    The Browns are unofficially on the clock, but later today they will have the timer ticking down as they make their decision for the first overall pick. For weeks mock drafts have projected Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett to come off the board first, but recent reports are saying something else. North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is gaining momentum as the player Cleveland will take first. The speculation started last week when Cleveland.com reported Trubisky is in "serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1." The report claims the team is scared the 49ers may take the QB at...
  • Top NFL prospect Gareon Conley, 21, is accused of rape on eve of the draft:[tr]

    04/27/2017 6:40:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Ohio State quarterback and top NFL pick Gareon Conley has been accused of rape by a 23-year-old woman one day before the NFL draft. The alleged victim said that Conley, 21, took her to a room in the Westin hotel in Cleveland on April 9 and raped her in the bathroom. Conley's attorney denies the claim against the footballer and says that no charges have been filed in the case - but police say that it is still under investigation. Meanwhile, video obtained by TMZ suggests that his accuser's claims may not fit the timeline of what actually happened.
  • Tua Tagovailoa Dazzles In Alabama Debut, But Jalen Hurts' Starting Job Is And Should Be Safe

    04/24/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-22-2017 | Sam Cooper
    Tua Tagovailoa It seems silly to have to write this: Jalen Hurts is Alabama’s starting quarterback. Hurts was both the SEC’s freshman and offensive player of the year in 2016 as he led the Crimson Tide to a national runner-up finish. He threw for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns while also gaining 954 yards and scoring 13 times on the ground. This was all as a true freshman. Sure, he struggled in the College Football Playoff against top-notch defenses as a passer. Again, he was a true freshman. He had a fantastic season, but now the Tide, like always, brought...
  • Report: Jabrill Peppers tested positive for diluted sample at NFL combine

    04/24/2017 12:38:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    NFL draft prospect Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL combine, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A diluted sample, which doesn't necessarily prove the presence of a banned substance, constitutes a failed test.
  • NFL draft prospect is arrested for 'knocking-out a woman out after she 'disrespected him'[tr]

    04/24/2017 8:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Ariel Zielber
    A college football star who is slated to be chosen at next week's NFL Draft has been charged with beating a woman unconscious. Caleb Brantley, a defensive lineman who attended the University of Florida, faces a misdemeanor battery charge, according to a police report obtained by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Police in Gainesville, Florida, say that Brantley hit his alleged victim, 20-year-old Chelsea Austin, in the face and that 'use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self-defense.' Brantley, 22, told police that Austin hit him in the face first. Austin confirmed to police that she...
  • Pollsters and the media still have a glaring anti-Trump bias

    04/22/2017 3:58:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 22, 2017 | Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network
    You’d think the leading voices in the media and among pollsters would have learned their lesson after being so off the mark in their coverage of Donald Trump. They’re losing their grasp on both reality and their readers. But instead of correcting course, many of them are doubling down in the sanity. Just last week we saw this in play in the pages of – where else? – The New York Times. As if not content to let their November election night prediction that Hillary Clinton had a 92% chance of winning the presidency, the English-speaking world’s liberal paper of...
  • Hernandez found NOT GUILTY

    04/14/2017 12:22:54 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 47 replies
    BOSTON (WHDH) - After six days of deliberations, the jury in the double-murder trial of Aaron Hernandez found him not guilty for the 2012 murders of two men in Boston’s South End. The former New England Patriots tight end was on trial for the killings of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at the Cure Lounge. Throughout the trial, his lawyers argued that it was Hernandez’s friend, Alexander Bradley, who shot the men in a drug deal while parked at a stop light.
  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers 'SPLIT after three years'amid claims actress [tr]

    04/07/2017 6:42:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rebecca Davison
    Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have reportedly split up. A source told People magazine: 'They have amicably ended their relationship of three years. They remain close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.' The star, 36, and the quarterback, 33, began dating at the end of 2014 - but haven't had the easiest ride as Aaron didn't speak to his father for two years after his family expressed disdain over the relationship.
  • Sources: Tony Romo heading into broadcasting with CBS

    04/04/2017 10:25:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 4, 2017 | Todd Archer and Adam Schefter
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting with CBS, league sources told ESPN. Romo has reached a verbal agreement with CBS to be its No. 1 color commentator -- replacing former NFL quarterback Phil Simms -- alongside play-by-play veteran Jim Nantz, sources confirmed to ESPN. He also had drawn interest from Fox and NBC. The Sports Business Journal first reported Romo's agreement with CBS.
  • Watch: Patriots’ Gronkowski Jumps Into WrestleMania 33 Ring

    04/03/2017 10:19:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2017 | Trent Baker
    New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania 33. Gronkowski jumped into the ring after Jinder Mahal threw a drink at him while he was in the stands cheering on his friend Mojo Rawley during the 4th annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
  • As Raiders rush to Las Vegas, try not to laugh at Roger Goodell's stance against gambling

    03/28/2017 1:37:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    Roger Goodell recently declared the NFL remained opposed to legalized sports wagering. The NFL commissioner’s reasons were trite, outdated and mocked by experts, but when has that ever stopped the NFL from doubling down (gambling term) on a policy? If Goodell says the league is opposed to sports wagering, then you rest assure that … … Welcome the Las Vegas Raiders … … Yeah, there is nothing that $750 million can’t buy. Whatever. Goodell is just the talking head for the league. His bosses voted Monday by the tune of 31-1 that the Raiders should move from Oakland to Las...