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  • Tom Brady And The Liberal War On Success

    01/24/2015 4:38:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-24-2015 | W. James Antle III
    Can we be honest for a minute about the latest liberal crusade gripping the country like a deflated football?If you are sincerely concerned about fair play in sports and waiting patiently for the NFL to conclude its investigation of “Deflategate,” this column is not directed at you. Maybe you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a neutral observer. Maybe you don’t care about football at all. But for the rest of you, the mob salivating over the prospect of finding something to diminish the Patriots’ 2014 achievements, let’s face it.You hated Tom Brady before the national media lost its...
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • When will destroyed human lives get more news attention than deflated footballs?

    01/23/2015 7:39:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Martin
    Yesterday, I visited my mom and we watched a popular talk show. In the middle of the show, a breaking news update flashed on the screen. Suddenly the show was interrupted. My mind began to race. Did something happen to our President? Was there another terrorist attack? Did a school shooting occur? Soon my fears were erased. Patriots QB Tom Brady was in a press conference, denying claims he knew about deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. This was the breaking news that interrupted a scheduled program. Ill admit Im not a football fan. I also barely watch TV....
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Bill Belichick says he has no explanation for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:45:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Matt Pepin
    Bill Belichick said he did not know how the Patriots footballs became underinflated in Sundays game. By Matt PepinGlobe Staff January 22, 2015 Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots game balls in Sundays AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots footballs became underinflated during the game. I have no explanation for what happened, he said. It was Belichicks first appearance since news emerged that 11 of 12 footballs the Patriots used against the Colts...
  • Bill Belichick says he has "no explanation" for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:24:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matt Pepin
    Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots game balls in Sundays AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots footballs became underinflated during the game.
  • Joe Biden Weighs in on Patriots DeflateGate scandal: I like softer balls (video)

    01/22/2015 6:04:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    SI.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jack Jorgensen
    Vice President Joe Biden was asked about the Patriots scandal Wednesday morning.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 75 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the leagues initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • Championship Sunday: Packers Blow It; Patriots Accused of Deflating Their Balls

    01/19/2015 11:49:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, I'm so glad I'm not a fan of the Green Bay Packers. I'd be going crazy. I would literally be nuts if I were a fan. And it's not that I don't like the Packers. I like the Packers. You know, I'm a Steelers guy, but, man, if I were a Packers fan, jeez. So many things I'd be questioning. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Now, football games yesterday, Patriots accused of deflating their balls. Have you heard about this? New England Patriots are accused of deflating their balls during this game. During rain and wind it's apparently eager to grip...
  • NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

    01/19/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Fox News
    The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch. The NFL is investigating the possibility,...
  • Franco Harris' Immaculate Wedding Receptions [parody]

    01/19/2015 6:56:29 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    immaculate-receptions.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Franco Harris
    "Hell happily walk you down the aisle, marry you, serve the wedding cake, catch the bouquet and more."
  • Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name

    01/19/2015 4:16:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | John Woodrow Cox,Mark Maske
    After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the teams name, a prominent civil rights organization that works closely with the National Football League is calling for the moniker to change.
  • (repost) .. PATRIOTS by 3 over THE SEAHAWKS

    01/18/2015 7:13:40 PM PST · by knarf · 58 replies
    self (and today's games) | January 18, 2015 | knarf
    Had to turn the last two minutes off of the Patriot / Colts game ...
  • I Stood Shoulder to TV with the Paris Marchers

    01/18/2015 11:31:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | William Kevin Stoos
    Was there in spirit..Says the President Satire Scorched by a firestorm of universal criticism for his abject failure to stand shoulder to shoulder with scores of world leaders who met in Paris to protest the murder of 17 reporters and others by several radical Islamists, President Obama did what he normally does in such situations: he called his friend, confidante and media advisor, Hugh Betcha Ace Reporter for Stoos Views Media Conglomerate and runner for the Mighty Canada Free Press. Hugh, winner of the 2014 Most Admired Christian Reporter award by CAIR and Caucasian Reporter We Would Most Like to...
  • Patriots by 2 over the Seahawks

    01/17/2015 10:02:04 AM PST · by knarf · 86 replies
    self | January 17, 2015 | knarf
    Just gettin' a jump on the final outcome
  • Vanderbilt Football Trial: Alleged Rape Details Emerge

    01/16/2015 12:40:49 PM PST · by wardaddy · 17 replies
    Abc online ^ | 1-26-15 | Staff
    A jury in a Nashville courtroom Thursday watched surveillance footage that the prosecution says shows a young woman being carried to a Vanderbilt University dorm room moments before she was allegedly sexually assaulted. Its a situation that the defense argues was fueled by binge drinking and college culture.
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Ohio State Is Closer To Catching Alabama For Most College Football Championships

    01/13/2015 3:03:14 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines January 13, 2015Ohio State won its eighth national championship in division 1-A/Football Bowl Subdivision history with their win over Oregon in the inaugural college football playoff championship. That win moves Ohio State into a tie with Notre Dame for the most championships during the poll era (1936-present), the most commonly used cut-off for counting titles. Ohio State is also now just two behind Alabama.(snip)(snip)
  • How Fanduel Is Turning Fantasy Sports Into Real Money

    01/12/2015 8:39:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Steven Bertoni
    Days before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers even suited up for a recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an Irishman named Nigel Eccles had collected millions of dollars from people betting on Rodgers All-Pro arm. By noon on game day he was raking in $30,000 per minute. By the time Rodgers took his first snap, Eccles had collected $18 million. The action was happening far from the Vegas Strip or a Costa Rican website out of reach of U.S. law enforcement. Eccles company, FanDuel, is situated above a storefront in New York Citys Union Square, and its business...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 20]

    01/12/2015 5:48:03 AM PST · by Bender2 · 454 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Conference Championships SUN, JAN 18 Green Bay at Seattle 3:00 PM FOX CenturyLink Field Indianapolis at New England 6:30 PM CBS Gillette Stadium
  • 'New York Bozo!' Aaron Rodgers welcomes Chris Christie to Lambeau

    01/11/2015 5:15:22 PM PST · by topher · 29 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-Jan-2015 | By Eric Edholm
    On second-and-2 on the Green Bay Packers' opening drive on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out an audible that best guess had a funny little double meaning. "New York Bozo! New York Bozo!" Rodgers shouted as he scanned over the defense. Hmm, let's see ... who is the most talked-about guest of a certain Cowboys owner? Yes, we imagine this was the Packers' response to New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his infamous red sweater being pals with Jerry Jones and a guest at the divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field, as well as...
  • JAMEIS WINSTON TO OPT FOR NFL DRAFT

    01/08/2015 7:00:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Jameis Winston, winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy, has opted to enter the NFL Draft. The Florida State quarterbacks father, Antonor, said his son will forgo his junior season and enter the NFL draft, according to ESPN. Antonor Winston said that his son had initially wanted to announce his plans until after the College Football Playoff National Championship game but, after praying Tuesday night, decided he would acknowledge his plans on Wednesday.
  • President Obama: I'd be 'pretty aggravated' if I were a Lions fan

    01/07/2015 8:59:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | John Breech
    President Barack Obama is an admittedly big sports fan, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that he was watching the Cowboys-Lions game on Sunday. What might come as a surprise though is that Obama, a Chicago Bears fan, actually empathizes with Lions fans after Detroit's controversial 24-20 loss. The president told the Detroit News that he would be 'pretty aggravated' if he were a Lions fan.
  • Dallas owner Jerry Jones paid for Chris Christie's trip to root for Cowboys, including private jet

    01/05/2015 5:30:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | January 5, 2014 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Chris Christies trips to NFL games to root for the Dallas Cowboys were paid for by the teams owner, Jerry Jones, according to the governors office. Images of Christie celebrating with Jones Sunday evening following the Cowboys latest win created a stir among sports fans on social media. Christie has now attended three games at the invitation of Jones, who invited the governor and picked up the tab, said Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts. Governor Christie attended the game last night as a guest of Jerry Jones, who provided both the ticket and transportation at no expense to New Jersey...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Divisional Playoff Thread Week 19]

    01/05/2015 4:12:59 PM PST · by Bender2 · 724 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Divisional Playoff SAT, JAN 10 Baltimore at New England 4:35 PM NBC Carolina at Seattle 8:15 PM FOX SUN, JAN 11 TIME (ET) Dallas at Green Bay 1:05 PM FOX Indianapolis at Denver 4:40 PM CBS
  • College Football Playoff semifinals outdraw NFL Wild Card games

    01/05/2015 11:27:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | January 4, 2014 | Zach Barnett
    There is no surer bet in television than the National Football League. Well, actually, there is a surer bet than that: an NFL playoff game. Until now. SEC commissioner Mike Slive declared the College Football Playoff a success and now the market has spoken, agreeing with him. Thursdays Florida State-Oregon and Alabama-Ohio State games have beaten Saturdays Cardinals-Falcons and Steelers-Ravens NFL Wild Card games.
  • Chris Christie in hot water with New York football fans after celebrating NFL playoff victory for

    01/05/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has landed himself in hot water after he was caught enthusiastically celebrating a victory for the Dallas Cowboys. Christie was filmed hugging Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen in a garish orange sweater after Dallas defeated Detroit Lions in a match yesterday. A native of New Jersey, Christie follows the Cowboys despite his team having a long-standing rivalry with the New York Giants in his own state as they play in the same NFL conference every year. He also cheers for the Cowboys ahead of his state's other NFL team, the New York...
  • Dazing SEC Titans, Big Ten Lives Up to Its Adjective

    01/04/2015 5:50:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2014 | Marc Tracy
    With less than two minutes left in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night, Ohio State, ahead by 7 points and having just recovered an onside kick by Alabama, tried a deep pass along the left sideline Ohio States sideline. Standing near the bench, Jim Delany, the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference for 26 years, sprinted a few steps toward the field to catch a glimpse of the ball as it hurtled through the air. The pass fell incomplete, but his actions were a sign of the investment that not only Buckeyes fans, but fans of all Big Ten...
  • Florida State players had their cars keyed and tires slashed

    01/03/2015 7:26:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    fan sided ^ | 1-3-15 | Mike Dyce
    Florida State Seminoles players returned from the Rose Bowl to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. The Florida State Seminoles carried a 29-game win streak into the Rose Bowl match up against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The game serving as a semi-final match up for the first ever College Football Playoff. The defending national champion Seminoles felt disprespected to be seeded despite and undefeated 2014 regular season. That ranking looked fair after Oregon handily defeated the Seminoles in the Rose Bowl, 59-20. It was an embarrassing loss for the Seminoles, but an impressive victory for...
  • Vanity: Overrated [5 claps], Overrated [5 claps]. Vaunted SEC West 2 - 4 Bowl Season

    01/02/2015 5:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Vanity ^ | Me January 2, 2014
    The so-called mighty SEC West was embarrassed this bowl season. The state of Mississippi has not taken this type of beating since Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. Both Wisconsin and THE Ohio State University ran the ball down the state of Alabama's throat. The SEC as a whole plays horrible non-conference schedules and the apologists claim that is because the SEC is too tough. Sorry but that is BS. The Top 4 SEC West teams as a whole only played perhaps 4 quality non-conference games: West Virginia, Kansas State, Boise State, Wisconsin. Whatever you thing of FSU they alone played four legitimate...
  • New Years Day ncaa Football Playoff live thread [didn't see one posted]

    01/01/2015 1:53:50 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    espn | 1-1-15 | JVP409
    Post your thoughts on today's games and the upcoming games as they happen.
  • (MARX)Dayton Pushing For Later Start Times For Gopher Home Games

    12/31/2014 9:15:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/31/14 | Natalie Nyhus
    While Gopher fans focus on Thursdays bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesnt want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, hed like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.
  • A week of reruns, Christmas saw dip in TV viewing

    12/31/2014 6:40:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2014 2:24 PM EST | Frazier Moore
    As Americans trimmed the tree last week and hung their stockings with care, many viewers turned away from TV screens. During a week of mostly reruns, total prime-time viewership of the Big Four networks dipped by 25 percent from the week before. Even so, CBS retained its customary lead position, claiming 12 of the top 20 programs, according to the Nielsen Co. Only football scored big, with NBCs faceoff between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the week's most watched program, seen by nearly 21 million viewers, and ESPNs coverage of the Denver vs. Cincinnati clash drawing 16 million viewers to take third...
  • TCU proved today that new championship lineup to decide #1 is a joke

    12/31/2014 3:57:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    The team TCU played today beat the best in the SEC?? Gained over 400 yards against the best scoring defense in SEC? Allowed only 3 points even after coughing up 4 turnovers? What a joke the SEC is. TCU lost as a visitor in overtime to the #5 ranked team in the country. Looks like politics is taking over in the sporting world as there is no way TCU should not be in the championship hunt.
  • Who Goes To Meaningless NFL Games And Why?

    12/31/2014 4:31:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 30, 2014 | Walt Hickey
    m a New York Giants fan. So besides erecting a makeshift shrine to Odell Beckham Jr. and soaking in schadenfreude at the expense of Philadelphia Eagles fans, I havent found the last couple of weeks of the NFL regular season super interesting. And yet, many teams that were eliminated from the playoffs appeared to pack stadiums despite frigid temperatures and the promise of mediocre football. That prompted an argument over this question: Who goes to the meaningless NFL games at the end of the season and why?
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Playoff Thread Week 18]

    12/30/2014 7:02:08 PM PST · by Bender2 · 565 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Wild-Card Weekend SAT, JAN 3 Arizona at Carolina 4:20 PM Bank of America Stadium Baltimore at Pittsburgh 8:15 PM NBC Heinz Field SUN, JAN 4 Cincinnati at Indianapolis 1:05 PM CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Detroit at Dallas 4:40 PM FOX AT&T Stadium
  • Return to Ann Arbor: Jim Harbaugh explains his move back to Michigan

    12/30/2014 11:54:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    SI ^ | December 30, 2014 | Michael Rosenberg
    On the plane back to Michigan -- a journey that took a few hours or almost three decades, depending on your perspective -- Jim Harbaugh looked at his kids. They had some stocking caps from my kids from the M Den, he told SI.com. My daughter Addie was wearing a scarf. We had a gift bag of some hats and things. When I saw my kids in the maize and blue, it was a terrific feeling. It took me back to a place I remember going to Moes Sporting Goods, and Im looking at my kids with their stuff,...
  • Aggies assistant sent home early

    12/30/2014 6:26:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sam Khan Jr
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Texas A&M student assistant coach Michael Richardson was sent home early from the Aggies' appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after hitting West Virginia players in the first half of Texas A&M's 45-37 win on Monday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Cameras showed Richardson striking West Virginia players who ventured out of bounds during the first half on two separate occasions. He used his elbow to strike Mountaineer cornerback Daryl Worley in the back of the head and shoved running back Andrew Buie in another incident.
  • How the state of Alabama became the center of the college football universe

    12/30/2014 6:26:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 29, 2014 | Pat Forde
    Dan is on the line, in all his florid Southern glory. "Growing up, I loved two things," he drawls in a deep voice. "My grandma's apple pie and Paul Bear Bryant." Dan is part of the flood of callers to Birmingham radio station WJOX's "JOX Roundtable" show two weeks back. Show hosts Ryan Brown, Lance Taylor and Jim Dunaway say they talk college football every single show, all year, and almost all of that centers on Alabama and Auburn. On this day, they are honoring my request for insight into why college football is better in the state of Alabama...
  • NFL suspends Ndamukong Suh for one game

    12/29/2014 12:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 174 replies
    Ndamukong Suh will pay a steep price for his fancy footwork in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. The NFL has suspended the Lions' defensive tackle for one game for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the league announced Monday. Suh will not be available for Sunday's NFC wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys. "You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and
  • NFL PLayoff Schedule - Wildcard weekend

    12/29/2014 4:55:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    4:35 PM Saturday Jan 3 2015 ESPN - (5) Arizona at (4) Carolina 8:15 PM Saturday Jan 3 2015 NBC - (6) Baltimore at (3) Pittsburgh 1:05 PM Sunday Jan 4 2015 CBS - (5) Cincinnati at (4) Indianapolis 4:40 PM Sunday Jan 4 2015 Fox - (6) Detroit at (3) Dallas
  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh has accepted offer to coach Michigan (Hail to the Victors!)

    12/28/2014 5:52:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Staff
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly accepted Michigan's offer to return to his alma mater and become the Wolverines' next head coach, according to CSNBayArea.com, which reports that Harbaugh will be announced at a press conference in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report and writer John U. Bacon, author of several books about Michigan football, also reported on Saturday that Harbaugh was expected to accept the Michigan job.
  • Penn State rallies past Boston College for Pinstripe Bowl overtime win

    12/27/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 61 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12-27-14 | Audrey Snyder
    NEW YORK Penn State waited two years to play in a bowl game, working through unprecedented NCAA sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, and the teams finale didnt lack dramatics. The Nittany Lions went back and forth with Boston College this evening at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, trading big hits and explosive runs until the game required extra possessions. Penn States senior class, one that experienced five different head coaches during their collegiate careers, NCAA sanctions and a bowl ban that was lifted early in September, capped their careers with the class first...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 17]

    12/25/2014 12:42:21 AM PST · by Bender2 · 234 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 17 Sunday, Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs....
  • Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?

    12/23/2014 11:22:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    SI ^ | December 23, 2014 | Greg A. Bedard
    Theres so much to like about Winstonhis strength, playmaking and toughnessbut his off-field behavior is so distressing. Should he declare for the NFL draft, the FSU quarterback will be subjected to a predraft background check that will make last years scrutiny of Johnny Manziel look like a casual glance Don Brown had just spent an hour inside the Boston College defensive film room, dissecting the performance of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in their Nov. 22 game in Tallahassee. Brown, 59, has been a college defensive coordinator or a head coach since 1984. Hes been in charge of defenses in...
  • Johnny Manziel's bumpy rookie season is officially over

    12/23/2014 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 22, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Maybe Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season will be remembered as a bump on the road to a great career, or as a sign that he was one of the most-hyped busts of this century. Whichever, it's officially just a memory now. The Browns have already ruled Manziel out of their Week 17 game because of a hamstring injury, meaning his season is over. Browns coach Mike Pettine said in his Monday press conference that the hamstring injury was "pretty significant" and would take several weeks to heal, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
  • Report: 49ers will fire coach Jim Harbaugh 24-48 hours after season

    12/22/2014 9:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    SI ^ | December 22, 2014 | Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers will reportedly fire head coach Jim Harbaugh "within two days" of the end of the team's season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2011.
  • Huge bid for Jim Harbaugh should boost confidence at Michigan - even if it fails

    12/18/2014 11:40:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Eric Adelson
    Offering nearly $50 million for a football coach seems preposterous. The question Michigan must be asking, though, is this: "What's the cost of not making that kind of offer?" The reports Wednesday night that Jim Harbaugh's old school is dangling $48 million over six years for Captain Comeback to come back probably wasn't greeted with shock for Maize and Blue fans as much as relief. Harbaugh is the only hire that could immediately unify a fractious fan base and restore faith in a maligned athletic department. Yes, Harbaugh would be paid more than any other coach in college football, but...
  • Chicago Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

    12/18/2014 11:31:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The Chicago Bears made a heck of a statement this offseason. They gave quarterback Jay Cutler a $126 million contract. The team was telling everyone that even though Cutler was a mediocre quarterback for eight years, the ninth would be different. He would be paid like he was on the same level as the game's best quarterbacks. And now, 14 games later, theyre benching Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.