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  • TRAGIC: Frequent Finebaum caller and Auburn super fan Tammy Bullard killed in crash

    11/16/2018 5:03:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    WRBL.COM ^ | 11/16/2018 | Elizabeth White
    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. - Law Enforcement sources tell News 3 that Tammy Renae Bullard, a long-time and frequent caller into the popular sports call-in program, "The Paul Finebaum Show," was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in Talladega County. The crash happened along Hwy. 280 between Merkel Mountain and Old Sylacauga Hwy. south of Childersburg. Bullard was a popular fixture on "The Paul Finebaum Show," from its origins in the 1990'a as a Birmingham-based statewide radio broadcast to its current run as part of ESPN's SEC TV Network.
  • Plenty of people were ready to see Mike McCarthy fired after Packers' loss to Seahawks

    11/16/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jack Baer
    By nearly all accounts, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a brutal game on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. Whether it was failing to mount a challenge against Tyler Lockett’s “catch,” giving budding star Aaron Jones only six touches in the second half, some adventurous timeout management or the decision to punt 4th and 2 on Green Bay’s final possession, McCarthy’s detractors had plenty to point to as the Packers lost 27-24 and fell to 4-5-1.
  • College football’s Week 12 is fine! Let the Watch Grid show you

    11/15/2018 7:08:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | November 15, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Week 11 was among the least exciting college football weekends in memory, but we anticipated that. Now some are worried we could have a repeat in Week 12, considering it’s SoCon Saturday in the SEC (and, quietly, cupcake week for the Power 5’s other top teams as well). There are some bad games. Alabama’s gonna destroy a lesser team this week, but so what? How is that different from every other week so far this year? Look beyond the filler content. True, there are also very few WATCH THIS games. The strength of Week 12 lies in the middle. Below,...
  • Here's one chaotic scenario that could lead to College Football Playoff expansion

    11/15/2018 6:51:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Paul Hoolahan announced his retirement as CEO of the Sugar Bowl earlier this month. He’d been on the job for 22 years. In a press release announcing it, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby called him “an integral part of the college football landscape.” ACC commissioner John Swofford hailed his “incredible standard of excellence.” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said “Hoolahan has served as a great steward of this revered bowl game.” Hoolahan is a nice person and a good businessman. Nothing against him here. And all of the above platitudes are accurate. He was all of those things. Yet his retirement...
  • Man arrested for DWI says 'I drank too much because the Jets suck!'

    11/14/2018 6:45:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 13, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    A man arrested for a drunk driving crash in New Jersey last weekend gave officers a bonkers excuse for his drunkenness and the accident that followed: the continuing suckage of the New York Jets. Christopher Greyshock, a 57-year-old man from West Milford, New Jersey, was arrested after rear-ending a car and injuring two people on Sunday, a short time after the Jets had been soundly thwacked by the Buffalo Bills 41-10. The North Jersey Record reported that police were called to the scene of an accident that had taken place at 5:15 p.m., and two people were being treated by...
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 13, Week 11

    11/14/2018 6:35:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 13, 2018 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Alabama 2: Clemson 3: Notre Dame 4: Michigan 5: UGa 6: Oklahoma 7: LSU 8: Wazzu 9: West Virginia 10: THE Ohio State University
  • NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to Los Angeles

    11/13/2018 5:28:35 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/13/2018 | ESPN
    NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to Los Angeles The NFL has decided to move Monday's game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, it was announced Tuesday. Players had strongly considered not playing if the NFL had opted to keep the game in Mexico City, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter earlier Tuesday. The issue is that soccer games and concerts have left the field inside Estadio Azteca a mess. "It's not fair to risk our health," a prominent player told Schefter on Tuesday. . ....
  • Why Notre Dame students knelt during the national anthem

    11/13/2018 6:45:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 12, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    Durrell Jackson has been protesting racial inequality at Notre Dame football games for two years. The junior started right after Colin Kaepernick began his protest of police brutality in 2016. He remembers the reactions of other fans when he first sat during the national anthem. “I got this look from the people standing up next to me, like ‘What are you doing?!’ ” Jackson said by phone Monday. “I gave them a look, ‘Yeah, I’m doing it.’ ” This past Saturday, at the last Notre Dame home game of the season, Jackson had plenty of company.
  • Bills release QB Nathan Peterman

    11/12/2018 5:11:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Buffalo Bills ^ | November 12, 2018 | Chris Brown
    The Bills went ahead a made a decision at quarterback that had to be made. Buffalo released QB Nathan Peterman on Monday. Buffalo had four quarterbacks on the roster after injuries forced them to sign Derek Anderson and then Matt Barkley in the span of a month.
  • Report: Le'Veon Bell Unlikely to Report to Steelers by Tuesday, Would Be Ineligible for Season

    11/12/2018 6:28:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    SI ^ | November 10, 2018 | Kaelen Jones
    Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is reportedly unlikely to rejoin the team by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to play this season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bell must report to Pittsburgh by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday in order to maintain eligibility to play this season. On Thursday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II told Sirius XM Radio that he expected Bell to return, despite not hearing from Bell.
  • Report: John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens expected to part ways after season

    11/12/2018 6:16:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Cincinnati.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Dave Clark
    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has endured recent speculation about his job security, and while he's not expected to return to the team for next season, his job isn't in jeopardy for this season, according to a report Sunday from Cbssports.com's Jason La Canfora. The Ravens entered their Week 10 bye in third place in the AFC North with a 4-5 record, with their next game one week from Sunday at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals defeated the Ravens, 34-23, in September to improve to 2-0 this season.
  • Louisville Fires Head Coach Bobby Petrino 'Effective Immediately'

    11/11/2018 5:26:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    SI ^ | November 11, 2018 | Michael Shapiro
    Louisville fired head coach Bobby Petrino on Sunday, the school annonced. The Cardinals are 2–8 in 2018, losing 54-23 to Syracuse on Friday. Petrino's buyout is "estimated to be in the $14 million range" per Forde. "We want to thank Bobby for guiding our football program to some of the better seasons we have had historically at UofL," Vince Tyra, Lousiville's vice president and director of athletics, said in a statement. "However, at this time we feel the program needs different leadership and we owe it to our student-athletes and fans to turn this around."
  • Alabama Didn’t Look Great In War With Mississippi State (24-0)

    11/11/2018 8:14:56 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    TD Alabama Magazine ^ | 11-11-2018 | Larry Burton
    Call it what you will, but this game against Mississippi was a war. They gave Alabama their toughest challenge so far this season, especially the tough Bulldog defense. And in this game, Alabama won, but didn’t look great in doing it. For the comfort of the Mississippi State fans, an objective writer must admit that Miss. State was not just playing Alabama, but the refs. Two critical mistakes could have made the game more exciting and perhaps made the game much closer. The first was was Damien Harris’ no called fumble that clearly was a fumble and the second was...
  • Watch: LSU Bettors Burned After RB Nick Brossette Stops Short of End Zone Twice

    11/11/2018 4:30:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | November 10, 2018 | Kaelen Jones
    The ending of No. 7 LSU's 24-17 win over Arkansas gave bettors in Las Vegas quite a scare on Saturday. The Tigers closed as 13-point favorites and held a seven-point lead with just over a minute left, when senior tailback Nick Brossette ran 16 yards and fell down in bounds at the seven.
  • 10 takeaways from a survive-and-advance Saturday in college football

    11/11/2018 3:20:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 11, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a survive-and-advance Saturday in college football: 1. All playoff contenders coming into the weekend remain College Football Playoff contenders coming out of the weekend. The top 10 teams in the selection committee rankings, plus undefeated No. 12 Central Florida, all won. The closest escape was No. 6 Oklahoma by a point over unranked Oklahoma State, in a defense-optional Bedlam game in Norman. The Sooners gave up 47 points and 640 yards to the 5-5 Cowboys, but produced 48 points and 702 yards of their own. They held for the win when Mike Gundy’s Holgorsen Moment failed —...
  • Twitter reacts to Louisville falling apart (again) as Syracuse rolls

    11/10/2018 6:29:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | November 9, 2018 | Jesse Reed
    The Louisville Cardinals have completely fallen apart this season. Last Saturday’s loss to Clemson was one of the most embarrassingly inept performances we’ve seen in ages, but on Friday night the Cardinals were at it again with a comedy of errors on the road against Syracuse. At the time of this writing, it’s not quite yet halftime but Louisville is down on the scoreboard, 37-7. We’ve seen a bad play on special teams, a complete meltdown defensively and an unforced fumble that deserved the “Benny Hill” theme song.
  • Las Vegas Sportsbook Sets Bills as 28.5-Point Favorites in Hypothetical Matchup With Alabama

    11/09/2018 12:58:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | November 8, 2018 | Michael Shapiro
    The Bills and Crimson Tide have existed on opposite planes in their respective leagues this season with Buffalo sitting in the AFC East cellar at 2–7 and Alabama cruising toward an undefeated season at 9–0. It's a common practice to compare the best college team to the dregs of the NFL and while the debate can provide a fun parlor game, it exists fully as a hypothetical. Yet despite the lack of on-field feasability, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook is bringing a touch of reality to the matchup by setting the Bills as 28.5-point favorites against Alabama per OddsShark.
  • A College Started a Tackle Football Team. For Little Guys.

    11/09/2018 6:39:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Kevin Armstrong
    In much of the United States, this is an era of disappearing tackle football programs. Tightening budgets and concerns about safety and liability have combined to spell the end of football at colleges like Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., and St. Mary’s College of California. Then there is St. Thomas Aquinas, a 65-year-old college founded by Dominican nuns, which is currently running a counter play. It started a football program this season instead of ending one. The move, part of a strategy to increase male enrollment, not really one to compete for gridiron glory, came with a wrinkle: At St. Thomas...
  • 7-Year-Old Cowboys Fan Writes Scathing Letter to Jerry Jones: "WE SUCK"

    11/09/2018 6:36:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Vice ^ | November 8, 2018 | Liam Daniel Pierce
    When you're a professional in the sports business, you've got to develop some thick skin. Competition is the name of the game, and you learn to rise above the haters. But there's something about being dunked on by a kid that you just can't recover from. Jerry Jones—the protest-busting geriatric oil baron who owns the Dallas Cowboys—is taking L after L, with his team posting a brutal 3-5 record so far this season, telegraphing plays, and even Cowboys legend Troy Aikman is calling for a "complete overhaul." And then he watched as the discarded Dez Bryant signed with a legitimate...
  • Georgia Woman Allegedly Shot at Family Because She Didn't Want to Watch UGA Game

    11/08/2018 5:28:46 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 7, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    A Georgia woman has been arrested after she was accused of shooting at her parents after her father wouldn't change the TV channel from the UGA football game, reports The Telegraph. Tambria Chaprii Palmer, 28, was arrested on Saturday and faces six counts of aggravated assault, four counts of cruelty to children and one count of reckless conduct.