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  • Huge bid for Jim Harbaugh should boost confidence at Michigan - even if it fails

    12/18/2014 11:40:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 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 · 42 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, they’re benching Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.
  • 3 reasons your football team should hire Wall Street CEO coach Joe Moglia

    12/17/2014 11:38:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 17, 2014 | Kevin Trahan
    t's not often that a power-conference school should hire a coach straight from FCS, but Coastal Carolina's Joe Moglia isn't most coaches. The former CEO of TD Ameritrade, Moglia stepped back into coaching in 2009 as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska. In 2011, he became the head coach of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, and in 2012, he got his first job as a college head coach at Coastal Carolina.
  • Freudian slip? Jets owner accidentally favorited a tweet calling for GM to be fired

    12/17/2014 9:38:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Jets are in the midst of a pathetic season with a dismal 3-11 record and a sure-to-be last place finish in the AFC East, which has fans wondering if Jets owner Woody Johnson will make any big changes in the offseason. Well, look no further than Johnson’s Twitter feed for an answer:
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 16]

    12/16/2014 1:00:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 68 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, TBD Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, TBD Sunday, Dec. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. St. Louis...
  • Andrew Luck: The NFL’s Most Perplexing Trash Talker

    12/16/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kevin Clark
    Andrew Luck’s legend is growing. Sure, there’s buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact he’s led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in each of his NFL seasons, after clinching a spot this year with Sunday’s win. But among NFL players, the gossip around Luck concerns a peculiar brand of on-field chatter so confusing and brilliant that no one knows quite what to make of it. “In all the years I’ve played football I have never heard anything like it,” said Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan...
  • All NY Jets did with win over Titans was hurt slot in 2015 NFL draft

    12/15/2014 11:18:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15, 2014 | Manish Mehta
    When the wackiness of the final play was over and one forward pass and three laterals had come up nine yards short for the Titans, two words likely crossed every smart Jets fan’s mind: It figures. Rex Ryan and his players rejoiced over this December win during this lost season, while the legions of team followers cursed a meaningless moment that almost certainly cost the Jets a chance at drafting a franchise quarterback in the coming months.
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • NFL Tiebreaker chart (VANITY:VNFC and AFC playoffs)

    12/14/2014 7:06:44 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 31 replies
    9pm EST. TIEBREAKERS AFC WILDCARD MIAMI BUFF BALT PITT CLEVE HOUS KC SAN DIEGO MIAMI .... - MIA-3 BA-1, MIA-3 MIA-4 MIA-3 HOUS-3 KC-1 MIA-1, SD-4 BUFF MIA-3 .... - balt-L4 PITT-3 BUFF-1 HOUS-1,3 KC-1,3 SD-1,3 BALT BA-1, MIA-3 balt-L4 ...- PITT-3 CLE-2 HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-1,3 PITT MIA-4 PITT-3 PITT-3 ...- PITT-4 PITT-1, HOUS-3 KC-1,SOV pitt-L3, SD-4 CLEVE MIA-3 BUFF-1 CLE-2 PITT-4 ...- HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-3 HOUS HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 HOUS-1,3 PITT-1, HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 ....- HOUS-3 HOUS-3 KC KC-1 KC-1,3 KC-3 KC-1,SOV KC-3 HOUS-3 ....- 12/28 SAN DIEGO MIA-1, SD-4 SD-1,3 SD-1,3 pitt-L3, SD-4 SD-3 HOUS-3 12/28 ....- 1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD 2-...
  • Army-Navy Game Thread 2014

    12/13/2014 11:30:06 AM PST · by twister881 · 108 replies
    12/13/2014 | self
    Army-Navy game 2014 discussion thread. All comers welcome!
  • Army vs. Navy 2014: 5 things you might not know about the rivalry

    12/10/2014 5:26:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    al.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Creg Stephenson
    Army will be looking to snap a 12-game losing streak to Navy when the two service academies meet for the 115th time Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. CBS will broadcast the game at 2 p.m. Central, with live streaming available at CBSSports.com. The Black Knights are 4-7 this season, while the Midshipmen are 6-5. Here are five things you might not know about the Army-Navy rivalry:1. Few major-college rivalries are older Among rivalries between FBS schools, only three are older than Army vs. Navy, which was first played on Nov. 29, 1890. Only North Carolina-Wake Forest (Oct. 18,...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 15]

    12/09/2014 11:22:16 AM PST · by Bender2 · 266 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 11 Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. New...
  • College Football Playoff Bracket - Dec 7

    12/07/2014 9:43:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 143 replies
    December 7, 2014 | Staff
    Four teams in playoff: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: THE Ohio State University
  • Divine Intervention for FSU?

    12/07/2014 6:25:06 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 48 replies
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    Several media pundits have opined over the last several months that it almost appears that divine intervention is playing a role in the continuing close, come-from-behind victories that Florida State University has achieved this season. If so, would that be a valid reason for the Football Playoff Committee to exclude FSU from the Top Four? After all, Alabama would not want to play America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, so they SURELY would not want to play God's Team, no?
  • Fran Tarkenton rips Robert Griffin III: 'He will never make it'

    12/05/2014 8:49:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 5, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    If Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton doesn't think much of your abilities as an NFL quarterback, he has no problem speaking his mind. A.J. McCarron knows all about this. As does Tim Tebow and, yep, Brett Favre. And so does Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan, especially after Tarkenton went negative after the Redskins lost their 2012 playoff game to the Seahawks. Now, during an interview with theMMQB.com's Jenny Vrentas, Tarkenton took another crack at Griffin, who's lost his starting Redskins job to Colt McCoy and who very well could be off the team before 2015. Tarketon says he...
  • CFB AM: Vulgar Alabama fans get Dixieland Delight banned from games

    12/05/2014 8:09:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 4, 2014 | Teddy Mitrosilis
    Do you enjoy hearing the song "Dixieland Delight" sung by a packed Bryant-Denny Stadium during Alabama football games? Well, it appears we’ve heard it for the last time – at least for now. The singing of "Dixieland Delight" has been a Crimson Tide tradition for years, but the school has decided to put a stop to the song because Bama fans turn it into a vulgar taunt of the opponent. An email was recently sent around Alabama’s marketing folks requesting the song be removed from all athletic events until the university’s AD decides otherwise.
  • Oklahoma Schools ditch Bible Elective Curriculum after Pressure

    12/04/2014 11:38:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 3, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    It may be the Good Book, but it’s getting a bad rap in Oklahoma. Just months after being the first district to adopt a new Bible as literature curriculum, the Mustang School District is scrapping the idea -- dashing the hopes of a community anxious to take an objective look at the Book America was founded on. For the Hobby Lobby owners behind the idea, it was a surprise blow. As most people remember, the Green family is best known for its Christian faith, taking it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court for a landmark win against the...
  • For Jay Gruden, the best place for Robert Griffin III is elsewhere

    12/04/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jason Reid
    Jay Gruden wanted Robert Griffin III to succeed, but he felt he had no choice last week other than to bench the Washington Redskins’ once-apparent franchise savior despite the wide-ranging consequences. And while it’s unclear whether owner Dan Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen are in lockstep with their coach, it’s helpful to examine what convinced Gruden that the franchise must part ways with the 2012 offensive rookie of the year. By making the bold move, Gruden has set the tone about Griffin’s future as the offseason draws near, and the power of Gruden’s assessment will be crucial...
  • Nebraska hires Oregon State's Mike Riley to replace Pelini

    12/04/2014 10:33:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | December 4, 2014 | Staff
    The Nebraska Cornhuskers have hired Oregon State's Mike Riley as their new head coach. The Huskers announced it on Twitter Thursday morning.
  • The 20 Highest-Paid Coaches In College Football

    12/04/2014 6:19:51 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12=4-2014 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines December 3, 2014As television revenue increases for conferences and the NCAA, and demand increases for schools to compete for national championships, salaries for the head coaches are skyrocketing. So it is not surprising that the most successful coach in college football, Nick Saban, tops the list. Using data compiled by USAToday.com, here are the highest-paid college football players. #1 Nick Saban, Alabama — $7.2 million 2014 Salary: $7,160,187 Potential bonuses: $700,000 2014 record: 11-1 National championships: 4 Conference championships: 5 (snip)
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Undefeated Florida State Is In Serious Danger Of Being Left Out Of The College Football Playoff

    12/03/2014 10:34:11 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    BI ^ | 12-3-2014 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines December 3, 2014The college football playoff committee has released its latest ranking and it is a terrible sign for the undefeated defending national champions, Florida State. The one big shakeup in the ranking came with TCU jumping up to take the spot in the top four vacated by Mississippi State who lost to Ole Miss. But more importantly, TCU leapfrogged past Florida State who fell to no. 4 after struggling to get by Florida. Here are the new rankings for the seven teams that still have a realistic shot to make the playoff: 1.Alabama 2.Oregon 3.TCU 4.Florida State...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Dec 2

    12/03/2014 6:02:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | December 2, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: TCU4: FSU5: THE Ohio State University6: Baylor7: Arizona8: Michigan State9: Kansas State10: Miss State
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 14]

    12/03/2014 5:12:02 AM PST · by Bender2 · 167 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4 Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco...
  • Brady Hoke Fired at Michigan

    12/02/2014 12:41:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 2, 2014 | Bruce Feldman
    Brady Hoke has been told he is out as head coach at #Michigan, source just told @FoxSports
  • No Surprises: Harvard-Grad Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Math Genius Son

    12/02/2014 9:57:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-2-14 | Christian Datoc
    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for six touchdowns en route to a blowout win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but it was a younger Fitzpatrick who stole the show at the post-game press conference. Fitzpatrick introduced his sons Tate and Brady to the press before calling Brady up to the podium to show off some serious mathematical skills.
  • Nebraska Fires Coach Bo Pelini

    12/01/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/30/2014 | Mitch Sherman
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bo Pelini was fired on Sunday, ending the seven-year run of the polarizing figure as Nebraska's football coach. "We weren't good enough in the games that mattered," athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in his meeting with the media that lasted nearly 35 minutes. "I didn't see that changing at the end of the day." Eichorst said he will not use a search firm to assist him in finding the next coach. "This isn't a day of celebration for me," he said. "We've got a lot of good, young people in our program who are hurting." Eichorst said...
  • NFL execs: Redskins unlikely to get more than a 3rd-round pick for RG3

    12/01/2014 7:38:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | James La Canfora
    Multiple sources within Washington's organization believe it is a forgone conclusion former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III will not back be back with the team in 2015, with the disconnect between him and the team's decision-makers growing so great, and the desire to retain him so scant, that an offseason divorce is inevitable. The division between Griffin and the team -- the weekly stories of his leadership and the endless gossip -- and his being benched for the final month of the season for the second straight year, by two different head coaches, have left the situation beyond repair, the...
  • St. Louis Police Officers Association condemns Rams’ Ferguson gesture

    11/30/2014 11:37:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | Mike Florio
    Before Sunday’s game against the Raiders, several Rams players raised their hands in reference to the still-lingering controversy that originated Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. After Sunday’s game, the St. Louis Police Officers Assocation condemned the gesture. “The St. Louis Police Officers Association is profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory,” the SLPOA said, via KSDK.com....
  • Missing Ohio State football player found dead

    11/30/2014 4:42:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- A missing Ohio State University football player has been found dead, authorities said Sunday. Kosta Karageorge, a fifth-year senior, had missed practice Wednesday and hadn't been seen since. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found inside a Dumpster and identified at the scene through tattoos, Weiner said. A handgun was also recovered at the scene. It was not immediately clear how long the body had been in the Dumpster, Weiner said. An investigation is ongoing.
  • Body reportedly found amid search for missing Ohio State football player

    11/30/2014 2:57:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-30-14 | n/a
    Media outlets are reporting a body has been found near Ohio State while police are providing no updates on the search for a football player missing since Wednesday. WBNS-TV, WCMH-TV and The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that police confirm a body has been found. But both police and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer say they have no updates on the search for defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge. A police report says Karageorge's mother told authorities he has had concussions and spells of confusion. She said he texted a message Wednesday citing the concussions and saying he was sorry if he was...
  • Pelini Fired as Husker Head Coach

    11/30/2014 8:47:34 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    Husker Extra ^ | 11-30-14 | Brian Christopherson
    The Bo Pelini chapter at Nebraska has come to its last page. The Husker head coach of seven years was fired on Sunday morning in a scenario reminding of 11 years ago, when Frank Solich was let go after a 9-3 season. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction," Husker athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement. "Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition to the Big Ten Conference. We wish Coach Pelini and his wonderful family all the best...
  • Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

    11/28/2014 8:20:56 PM PST · by topher · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports - AP article ^ | 28-November-2014 | ANN SANNER (Associated Press)
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.
  • 48-14 [33 years ago today - #1 Pitt fell to #9 PSU]

    11/28/2014 11:39:14 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-27-1981 | Joe
    Happy 48-14 Day PSU fans!
  • Report: Ohio State football player missing [Kosta Karageorge]

    11/28/2014 6:32:22 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11-27-14 | Henry Green
    According to the Columbus Dispatch, senior Ohio State football walk-on Kosta Karageorge was reported missing by his family on Thursday after not being heard from since leaving his apartment early Wednesday morning. Karageorge is a 6-foot-5 defensive end for the Buckeyes and has also wrestled for three years. His sister Sophia said he was last seen at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning at his apartment.
  • 20 years ago today: Plano East vs. John Tyler HS Football [video link]

    11/26/2014 10:01:32 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-14 | youtube
    Same link here
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 25

    11/26/2014 5:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    SI ^ | November 25, 2015 | Martin Rickman
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: UCLA9: UGA10: MSU
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 13]

    11/26/2014 1:53:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 179 replies
    Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

    11/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-14 | Ben Cohen
    This Season, the Engineers Are Going to Playoffs, but They Once Competed in Hand-Me-Downs CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it. So one day in 1978, a group of MIT students huddled and created a team that would play its first game that fall. No one else at the school had any clue. There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/20/2014 7:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm. No, he could change American governance.
  • Diagnosing What Ails RG3 (Can't Run a NFL Offense)

    11/19/2014 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andy Benoit
    Locker room leadership can be overrated. How a quarterback really loses his team is by leaving receivers open on the field. This is Robert Griffin’s biggest problem, and has been throughout his career. What’s most concerning is that he’s leaving receivers on the field out of a variety of formations and against a variety of coverages. The common thread is bad mechanics and a poor sense of timing. Here are some examples from when Griffin returned to action two weeks ago after suffering a dislocated ankle in early September. To a small degree, his struggles can be attributed to rust....
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 19

    11/19/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 19, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: Ole Miss9: UCLA10: UGA
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 148 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Penn State vs. NCAA Could Alter the Course for NCAA Enforcement

    11/17/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    College Football Roundtable ^ | 11-16-14 | Paul Kemp
    Alabama won convincingly. FSU came back again. TCU barely survived lowly Kansas. Everyone is immersed with the College Football Playoff and who will be in the top four come Tuesday. It is all so new and exciting. The Playoff and the decisions of the Committee have been dominating our news so much that it’s possible that some of you may have missed the larger story that is lurking down the hotlinks of ESPN, Foxsports, and SI. The story is large enough that it has the potential to change college football in a far greater way than the Playoff will. The...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • Linfield College football player Parker Moore: Despite suspect ID, killing remains a mystery

    11/17/2014 7:10:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 16, 2014 | Nick Budnick
    Nearly a day after a late-night convenience-store encounter in McMinnville led to the stabbing death of Linfield College football player Parker Moore, 20, police still don't know why it happened. "We don't have an idea of that at all," said Capt. Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. "We don't have anything to explain or connect the two. It wasn't a robbery gone wrong, it wasn't an altercation. ... Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll be able to piece it all together."