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  • Three and Out: Florida jumps, top 10 shakes up in AP Top 25 after Week 5

    10/05/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    SI ^ | October 4, 2015 | Rohan Nadkarni
    Florida is on the rise in the AP Top 25 poll after Week 5. The Gators made the biggest move in Sunday's poll, from No. 25 to No. 11. The Big Ten swapped Wisconsin for Iowa. And there's a new order in the top four. Here are three thoughts on all the happenings:
  • Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord'

    10/04/2015 12:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015
    Anger as Clemson football coach is cut off by ESPN as he began thanking 'the good Lord' during post-game interview [ Full title ]. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was accidentally cut off during his post-game interview with ESPN as he was thanking 'the good Lord'. Following the Clemson Tigers 24-22 win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Swinney was giving an emotional speech when the cameras suddenly cut to SportsCenter hosts Jay Harris and Kevin Connors, who were unaware as they worked on their iPads, before cameras cut back to Swinney. ESPN senior director of public relations, Keri...
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • Vikings drop mascot Ragnar after he reportedly asks for $20,000 a game

    09/22/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chuck Schilken
    For more than two decades, Ragnar the Viking got Minnesota football stirred into a frenzy with his motorcycle-riding, endzone-dancing antics. According to his website, he was the only NFL mascot who appeared as an actual human. It turns out maybe Ragnar is a little too human.
  • NFL Week 3 Live Thread

    09/22/2015 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 3 Sept. 24 Washington Redskins at New York Giants 8:25 Sept. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1 Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 1 Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 1 San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 1 Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 1 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 4:25 Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Denver Broncos...
  • Report: Ndamukong Suh ignored coach’s play calls in loss to Jaguars

    09/21/2015 8:47:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh disregarded play calls from defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle in the team’s loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, reports the Miami Herald. By “freelancing” at times, Suh created confusion on the Dolphins defensive line, the Herald reports.
  • Why Alabama's loss to Ole Miss could be the beginning of the end of the Tide dynasty

    09/20/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 19, 2015 | Pat Forde
    What it looks like when a dynasty wobbles: thousands of Alabama fans hitting the exits like Derrick Henry hitting a hole. With 10 minutes left in the game, their team down 20. When the going got tough, the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd got out. What it sounds like when a power program loses its grip: the sliver of visiting Mississippi fans cheering last and loudest, celebrating their first win here since 1988 and their first back-to-back victories over the Crimson Tide ever. What it feels like when the foundation cracks: denial is in the air. “They didn’t beat us,” Alabama cornerback...
  • [Humor] All 128 Division I Colleges Ranked by Everything Other Than Sports (Also, Sports)

    09/19/2015 11:08:18 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 34 replies
    ThrillList ^ | 9/19/2015 | Matt Lynch and Kevin Alexander
    Here's one highlight from the list: SMU likes to think of itself as the Duke of the Southwest. And it is, in that half the students are really good-looking people from the Northeast who didn’t get into Duke. But seriously, it’s an astonishingly good-looking student body, even if most of the dudes should be punched in the hair for Dave Matthews concert cuts they’ll be trimming the moment they waltz into their finance job.
  • Coach told them to hit referee over missed calls, players say

    09/18/2015 8:27:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    AP via Winnepeg Sun ^ | 09/18/2015 | The Associated Press
    DALLAS - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt the team, the players claimed Friday during a national broadcast. During an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas also repeated earlier claims that the ref had used racial slurs. Moreno said he regrets hitting Robert Watts and wants to apologize. Rojas said he was just doing what he was told. The two were suspended from the Jay High School football team in San Antonio in the aftermath of the game...
  • Texas HS football players say coach told them to hit (blind side) referee

    09/18/2015 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 18, 2015 | John Barr and Michael Sciallo
    The two Texas high school football players, suspended for blindsiding an official during a Sept. 4 game, both say they were following a direct order from their assistant coach before delivering the infamous hits. John Jay high school senior Michael Moreno, 17, and his teammate Victor Rojas, a 15-year-old sophomore at John Jay, spoke publicly for the first time since the video of their blindside tackle of referee Robert Watts went viral. [Snip] Moreno told OTL he was standing on the sidelines next to teammate Trenton Hobdy, when his position coach, John Jay assistant Mack Breed, took the two players...
  • JJ Watt says he desperately wants a wife and children but struggles to trust women [tr]

    09/18/2015 12:44:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | James Dunn
    You would think that NFL stars would find it easy to get girlfriends, but Houston Texans player JJ Watt has said it's not that simple. The defensive player admits he finds it difficult to know if women like him for the person he is or his status and the wages that come with being the number one defensive player in the league. Watts also said that an intensive training schedule and traveling around the country for games makes it difficult to maintain a relationship.
  • Study: 87 of 91 deceased NFL players tested positive for CTE

    09/18/2015 10:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 18, 2015 | Staff
    New figures show that 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players have tested positive for CTE. Figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have identified the degenerative brain disease in 96% of NFL players and 79% of all football players they have examined. The brain bank is the nation's largest focused on the study of head injury and trauma, and shared its numbers with PBS's Frontline.
  • NFL to Giants: Refs Blew End of Cowboys Game, Too

    09/17/2015 11:27:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1 | Paul Schwartz
    SNIP That was basically the attitude of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the Giants cornerback learned the NFL had admitted it erred on two key calls in the season-opening 27-26 loss to the Cowboys — blown calls that certainly could have changed the outcome of the game. “That’s just one you have to live with,’’ Rodgers-Cromartie said. “That was a tough one.’’ A third-quarter pass-interference call on Rodgers-Cromartie, who was shadowing receiver Terrence Williams on a third-and-4 play, handed the Cowboys 16 gift yards and a first down. That directly led to a Dallas touchdown. It should not have been a penalty,...
  • San Francisco 49ers fans viciously gang up on Minnesota Vikings fan after game (VIDEO)

    09/15/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 15,. 2015 | BY Bernie Augustine
    A Vikings fan was attacked by a pack of 49ers fans outside Levi’s Stadium Monday night. Video posted on Facebook shows the attack after San Francisco’s 20-3 win over Minnesota. A man in an Adrian Peterson jersey is repeatedly kicked and punched in the face while trying to get up off the pavement while a handful of 49ers fans surround him. One event security staffer, in a yellow coat, runs in to break up the fight but some of the 49ers fans still get a few more shots in on the Vikings fan before more help arrives.
  • NFL Week 2 Live Thread

    09/15/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 243 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK 2 Sept. 17 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs 8:25 Sept. 20 New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 1PM Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers 1PM Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears 1PM San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals 1PM Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns 1PM Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings 1PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1PM Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants 1PM San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers 1PM St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins 1PM Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars 4:05 Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles...
  • SEC Not So Loud And Proud After Week 2

    09/14/2015 11:32:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    The Post Game ^ | September 14, 2015 | Samuel Chi
    First impressions can be as deceiving in college football as it was with Josef Stalin. Both FDR and Truman were initially charmed by the Soviet dictator, only to be stabbed in the back by him later. Kinda like how AP voters must have felt right about now. A week ago, a record 10 SEC teams were ranked in the AP top 25, as the voters were smitten by the conference's 10-1 opening week record, including four victories over Power 5 opponents. SEC coaches wasted little time to crow, with LSU's Les Miles proclaiming that all top 25 teams should be...
  • Packers vs Bears

    09/13/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 14 replies
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  • Donald Trump Works a Football Crowd in Iowa, Hints at New 'Nice' Playbook

    09/13/2015 3:46:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2015
    With still months to go before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump hopped in a golf cart here at Iowa State University and took a victory lap. Hundreds of rowdy football fans swarmed the businessman-turned-presidential candidate Saturday as he zipped around the football stadium -- each extending a hand, hoping for a high-five, and maybe a selfie. "Go get 'em Donald!" one man shouted as Trump worked the tailgating crowd before the day's Iowa-Iowa State game. "I love you!" a woman cried out, rushing in for a picture. All the while, The Donald marveled, urging this reporter to take note of...
  • Christians Not Wanted: NBC Censors Rain-Soaked Patriots Prayer after NFL Opener

    09/11/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2015 | 1:51 AM EDT | Dylan Gwinn
    One of television’s most sacred and central responsibilities is making sure they only display images that are “right and appropriate” for the viewing public to consume. Yet, judging by NBC’s decision to not show the post-game prayer gathering of players on the field after the Patriots’ 28-21 victory over the Steelers in the Thursday night Kickoff Special, NBC clearly believes public displays of the Christian faith are not suitable for all audiences. It isn’t as if the prayer didn’t happen. Despite the heavy downpour, members of the Patriots and some of their coaching staff knelt and bowed their heads. MRCTV’s...
  • Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name 'Redskins'

    09/10/2015 1:10:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Steve Ginsburg
    The District of Columbia's congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton said the National Football League and Washington's football team "should not be benefitting financially from federal antitrust exemptions while they continue to promote a disparaging moniker that has been found by legal authorities to be a racial slur." A federal judge in July upheld an earlier decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the...
  • Group Sues FSU Over Policy Banning Guns in Cars at Games

    09/09/2015 11:58:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 8, 2015
    A Florida State University student who wants to bring her gun to this weekend's football game sued the school Tuesday over a policy that bans concealed-weapons holders from locking their firearms in their cars while in the stadium cheering on their team. The suit was filed by gun rights group Florida Carry on behalf of Rebekah Hargrove, who also wants to drive to campus for classes without violating the school's policy banning firearms in parking lots. "This newest prohibition they put on their game day plan was such a blatant violation of state law,'' said Florida Carry executive director Sean...
  • Two Texas HS football players allege ref used racial slurs (so they blind-sided him)

    09/08/2015 6:25:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 8, 2015 | Michael Hurcomb
    Two Texas high school football players who are accused of intentionally slamming a referee to the ground allege the ref directed racial slurs at them, school district officials said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. [Snip] A video from Friday's game between John Jay High School and Marble Falls High School shows the ref watching a play, and his head snapping back when he is leveled from behind. The other player then dove on top of him. Woods said if a racial slur was directed at the two players, the protocol should have been to inform the lead official about...
  • Assistant coach linked to high school players’ attack on referee

    09/08/2015 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    Saturday Down South ^ | September 8, 2015 | Brad Crawford
    New details have emerged from the national story involving two Texas-based high school football players who targeted an official during last week’s game. San Antonio Jay assistant coach Mack Breed has been accused of orchestrating the attack and has been placed on administrative leave while the situation is being investigated, according to according to the San Antonio Express-News. Breed has been accused of telling players “this guy needs to pay for cheating us,” before San Antonio Jay’s defense took the field late in the fourth quarter.
  • Texas High School Football Players Bash Referee

    09/07/2015 4:34:02 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 69 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Sept. 6, 2015
    <p>A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game.</p> <p>Pascual Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Northside Independent School District, told The Associated Press that video of the incident was "extremely disturbing." Gonzalez said the district is investigating and will hold a due process hearing with interviews with game officials, coaches and students.</p>
  • NFL Schedule - 2015 [Week 1 Live Thread]

    09/07/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 211 replies
    NFL Opening Week - 2015 Sept. 10 Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots Sept. 13 Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns at New York Jets Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Sept. 14 Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco...
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...
  • 5 Rutgers football players arrested in connection with home invasions and assault

    09/04/2015 8:09:23 AM PDT · by heartwood · 72 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Keith Sergeant
    Five current Rutgers football players, including the cornerback at the center of a university-led investigation into coach Kyle Flood, were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during the unprovoked attack, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced.
  • Breaking: OM BRADY BEATS NFL IN "DEFLATEGATE"(Shortened)

    09/03/2015 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
  • Texas A&M's redone Kyle Field is now largest in SEC, full of new amenities

    08/28/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Newcomb
    Some Texas A&M officials felt 92,000 was enough. Not for Chancellor John Sharp. This Aggie knew that he needed to unify Kyle Field by making it symmetrical. And doing that bumped capacity to 102,512, the largest football stadium in the SEC and fourth largest in the nation. “When this thing started it was the most nervous time in my life,” Sharp tells “Folks didn’t think we could fill up a 102,000-seat stadium. We sold all 102,000 tickets in 18 minutes.” And those 102,000 folks will filter into the completely overhauled Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, for the first...
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    08/26/2015 12:54:27 PM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: ** Pick the winners of each game ** Assign a confidence value to each game ** Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns ** Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. No drafting, no cash outlay except to Free Republic, and LOTS of Monday morning quarterbacking. It is a wonderful time waster that really...
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to ‘Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men’

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from “converting football fields into mission fields.” “The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.” “Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains—often from their own church or even members of their own family—to prey on and pray with students,...
  • DEVELOPING: NFL Team Makes HUGE Stand … Says It Will Relocate Before Surrendering To Liberals

    08/20/2015 6:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    “Redskins President Bruce Allen says the team will not change their name even if it prevents them from getting a new stadium,” CBS Sports reported. “If changing the name ‘Redskins’ would get them a new stadium, should the team change their name?” one radio host asked another. The flustered commentator responded, “Wait … again?” The host then rephrased the question: “Their team president says they will not change their name … should they do it?” “No … they’re not changing their name,” the commentator said with certainty. This came as no surprise as the team has been asked several times...
  • SEE IT: Marco Rubio Hits Kid in Face With Football in Iowa

    08/18/2015 2:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Go long! Presidential candidate Marco Rubio accidentally nailed a child in the head with a football during a playful game of catch on a campaign stop, a new video shows. In the short clip, posted on Twitter by Bloomberg Politics, the Florida Republican senator delivers a softly thrown, but tight, spiral to a young child running with arms open during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But the child missed the ball, which hits him squarely in the face. According to multiple reports, the child was not hurt.
  • US labor board dismisses Northwestern football players’ union bid

    08/17/2015 6:44:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2015 | Daniel Wiessner and Mica Rosenberg
    Northwestern University football players lost a bid to unionize on Monday when the U.S. National Labor Relations Board dismissed their case, in a setback for elite U.S. student athletes seeking a chunk of the riches generated by college sports. The case had spurred a national debate over whether college athletes are truly amateurs when colleges and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) benefit handsomely from ticket sales, television contracts and licensing deals.
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • The agony and the agony of being a New York Jets fan

    08/14/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | August 14, 2015 | Anthony L. Fisher
    There is no reason I should be a fan of the New York Jets, but I am, and have no one to blame but myself. For the past few days, howls of laughter and scorn have emanated from social media and sports radio yak shows around the country, after the Jets' nominal starting quarterback, Geno Smith, fell victim to a broken jaw, courtesy of a locker room "sucker-punch" from teammate IK Enemkpali. Smith will be out of action for six to 10 weeks, and Enemkpali was immediately released from the team.
  • LIVE Blue White Scrimmage [Live Thread]

    08/09/2015 3:15:22 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 7 replies
    LIVE Blue White Scrimmage Watch LIVE as the Cowboys hold their annual Blue-White Scrimmage from the practice field in Oxnard,…
  • Texans RB Arian Foster says he doesn't believe in God

    08/07/2015 6:52:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 07, 2015
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster said in an interview published Thursday he doesn't believe in God.
  • The top 10 softest Power-5 non-conference schedules in 2015

    08/03/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 3, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    Last week's Top 10 was about 2015's toughest non-conference schedules in college football. Time to examine who has the softest non-conference schedules among Power 5 conference teams. A caveat: Since some teams play three non-conference games and others play four, I assigned a point system to try and put each in context. The system is as such: Teams merit 5 points if I think they'll be Top-5 caliber; 4.5 if its Top 15; 4 if they're Top 25 caliber; 3.5 is Top 40ish; 3 is Top 60; 2.5 is Top 80, 2 is Top 100; 1 for the bottom of...
  • The shocking moment Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant threw punch at his OWN teammate...

    08/03/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Updated: 08:09 EST, 3 August 2015 | Staff
    Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, 26, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, appeared to take a swing at Patmon after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in practice Sunday. The incident started when Patmon jarred Bryant's helmet loose during a play and Bryant responded by yanking off Patmon's helmet. Patmon, 24, threw a punch and backed away, and Bryant came back with...
  • Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch [Barf Alert]

    07/31/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7-31-15 | Todd Archer
    Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Todd Archer SNIP This year Garrett has a shirt with the words, “We Do,” on the front. SNIP It’s doubtful, however, that very many – if any – NFL coaches showed their teams a clip of an interview done by Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the start of training camp. It came from a May interview with CBS and when Garrett watched, it struck a note with him. SNIP “She’s really pretty inspirational,” Garrett said. “She’s something else. We’re all pulling for her.”
  • Ohio State ranked No. 1 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll

    07/30/2015 10:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SI ^ | July 30, 2015 | Staff
    Defending national champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the college football Amway Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes in the poll and will begin their title defense on Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech.
  • What We Learn From Football

    07/29/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 29, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    In the coming days, a million or more teenage boys will eagerly show up at their high school campuses weeks before regular classes start. They will plan to spend their whole day at school, pay close attention to their instructors, and work as hard as they can. They will spend time in the classroom and time in the field, and they will all be focused on a single, venerable all-American goal: becoming part of a winning football team. Football is America's greatest game for boys, not only because of the lessons it teaches but also because of the broad range...
  • The Worst Heisman Winners to Ever Play in the NFL

    07/28/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Worthly ^ | February 3, 2015 | Nick Dimengo
    The Heisman Trophy might just be the most prestigious individual award in all of sports. It’s a symbol of everything that stands for college football, with one player each year joining an exclusive fraternity for his on-field success. And, over the years, we have seen some great players go on to win the award and make a name for themselves in the NFL. Unfortunately, having the stiff-armed statue doesn’t always lead to that kind of pro career, and these 20 of the players who found that out, as they’re the worst Heisman Trophy winners to ever play in the NFL.
  • Report: Tom Brady destroyed phone, suspension to be upheld

    07/28/2015 9:46:57 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/28/2015 | Steve Del Vecchio
    The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps more shocking, Smith cited a separate source who told him Brady actually destroyed his own personal cell phone rather than just refusing to turn it over.
  • College Football fans - give me your 2015 season Hype Video links and top 5

    07/27/2015 6:32:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | youtube
    PSU 2015 Hype Video #1PSU 2015 Hype Video #2James Franklin delivering season tickets
  • Charles Haley told 49ers rookies in May to 'Act like the white guys'

    07/23/2015 7:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 23, 2015 | John Breech
    Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history who's been a part of five Super Bowl winning teams, so it was no surprise in May when one of those teams, the 49ers, asked him to speak to their rookies. What might come as a surprise to some people though is what Haley said to those 49ers rookies. "As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, 'Why don't you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people," Haley said, via the San Jose...
  • Robert Griffin III 'done' as effective QB, NFL coach says

    07/22/2015 6:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | July 21, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    As a sensational NFL rookie in 2012, Robert Griffin III so dazzled opponents that former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck cursed the football gods for delivering a fixture in his nightmares. Now that Griffin has followed that Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign with a pair of injury-ravaged disheartening seasons, one NFL coach believes the polarizing quarterback will never reach his once-limitless potential. "There's no coming back," the undisclosed offensive coach told's Mike Sando. "He is done. The reason is, the injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind...
  • NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs?

    07/19/2015 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | staff
    [NFL COUNTDOWN LIVE THREAD--] NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs? Today's question: Who will win the NFC East and how many teams from the division will make the playoffs? Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys: I’m going with the Cowboys. Dan Graziano, New York Giants: The Dallas Cowboys should end the division's long streak without a repeat winner this year. Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Eagles: Until I see some tangible proof otherwise, I’m going with the team that proved itself the best last year. Yes, Dallas-- John Keim, Washington Redskins: ...I’ll opt for Dallas to...