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  • Breaking down the charges against Jets CB Darrelle Revis, plus a look at the next legal steps

    02/17/2017 3:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael McCann
    New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with felonies for his alleged role in an altercation that took place in Pittsburgh last Sunday. According to a statement released by the Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD), the incident began when an unnamed 22-year old man recognized Revis while walking at around 2:30 am. He then approached Revis, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., to see if it was really Revis. Revis confirmed his identity to the man.
  • Media pretty excited about Patriots players skipping White House visit because they don’t like Trump

    02/14/2017 11:12:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Up-to-the-minute coverage! Just to bring you the very latest, it’s now six! I don’t want you to miss any updates. Not that you would, with NBC, the Washington Post, NESN and the New York Times all breathlessly covering this story in the past few days. If you’re a New England Patriot and you don’t want to go to the White House because you hate Trump, you’re very big news. Here’s the report the nation needs to fend off the fall of the republic, courtesy of The Hill:
  • Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is not a fan of Trump's newest executive order

    02/09/2017 12:49:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 9, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    Eagles safety Malcom Jenkins isn’t one to keep his opinions to himself. Jenkins was one of many NFL players who visibly protested during the playing of the national anthem, raising his fist in protest before many Eagles games this season. On Thursday, Jenkins took to Twitter to blast President Trump for signing an executive order that seeks to increase penalties for those who commit violence against state and federal police, but makes no mention of those killed by law enforcement...
  • Obama accepted $30,000 in gifts during his last year in the White House – including a replica Super

    02/07/2017 9:40:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 2/7/17 | Nikki Schwab
    Full title.............................Obama accepted $30,000 in gifts during his last year in the White House – including a replica Super Bowl trophy..............During his last year in office, President Barack Obama accepted $30,000 worth of personal gifts, including a replica of the Vince Lombardi trophy,new disclosure forms reveal. The most valuable item was a five volume set of Obama's family genealogy, worth $8,300 and given to him by Thomas Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. Obama also received presents from celebrities, including comedian Whoopi Goldberg and baseball great Hank Aaron.
  • Patriots complete biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, win fifth title

    02/05/2017 7:34:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2017 | Jill Martin
    For the first time, a Super Bowl needed overtime, and for the fifth time, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions. This time, it took the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to do it, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 at NRG Stadium in Houston in Super Bowl LI. Atlanta had a 28-3 lead midway through the third quarter. But a costly Atlanta fumble by quarterback Matt Ryan with 8:31 left in the fourth quarter helped set up the Patriots to come all the way back. It was the first time the Falcons had turned the ball over in...
  • Houston Super Bowl‬/Trump Protestors Interviewed

    02/05/2017 10:26:05 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/17 | JR
    Supporters/ Protestors in Houston outside the NRG stadium with their signs/ shirts everywhere. Opinions abound. You can't go to a football game without seeing people upset about President Trump, don't you know. They even brought live snakes to this protest. You can't make this stuff up, folks.
  • Super Bowl 51 game thread

    02/05/2017 9:38:51 AM PST · by mtrott · 984 replies
    Pick your winner, and then we can discuss as the game unfolds!
  • Rooting for Tom Brady used to be easy. Until Donald Trump came along.

    02/05/2017 9:08:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 3, 2017 | Luke O'Neil
    My father and I have a predictable routine when we speak on the phone, a not uncommon one around here in Massachusetts, it's safe to assume. After cataloging the well-being of various family members, the conversation inevitably turns to the latest on-the-field exploits of one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. So talented. So handsome. My mother and I have a similar, albeit inverted routine of our own. There's one person we never talk about, if only to maintain a fragile semblance of civility: President Donald Trump. Brady can relate to that right now. If there's one thing that can reliably...
  • NFL Needs to Rename this game: SUPER CELEBS & ADS

    02/03/2017 3:49:00 PM PST · by Howie66 · 20 replies
    2-3-2017 | Self
    After this 2016 season which the NFL became even more about celebrity and overpaid players bound and determined to express their opinions about everything that has nothing at all to do with football or the human competition involved, I have decided to "take a knee", myself. Roger Goodell seems to be on a mission to turn the NFL to a sissified version of it's former self. Or, into the American version of soccer. Either way, the owners may be making a ton of money, the the heart and soul of the game is being trashed faster and more completely than...
  • NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

    02/03/2017 12:53:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/2/17 | Mark Maske
    The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Donald Trump's immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in the NFL at the behest of Eric Winston, the veteran offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals who serves as the union's president. About 15 players and their families were contacted, a union official said.
  • Tom Herman trying to explain below-average 2017 class

    02/02/2017 5:51:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Fanrag ^ | February 1, 2017 | Wendell Barnhouse
    Honeymoons at the University of Texas are equal in length to the use of fax machines on National Signing Day. Tom Herman is well into his marriage as the Longhorns coach and the glow from his hiring has faded. That’s not to say that the excitement won’t return – after all, he has yet to coach a down for UT – but there are indications the love affair needs some rekindling.
  • Goldman Sachs joins Adelson exiting Raiders to Vegas deal

    02/01/2017 6:58:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | February 1, 2017 | Staff
    Prominent investment bank Goldman Sachs followed casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in backing out of the deal to build a Las Vegas stadium to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders. The setbacks, detailed by newspaper reports in California and Las Vegas, raise doubts if the NFL club will ever call the US gambling hotbed home despite filing a request to that end with NFL owners.
  • Russell Wilson: Donald Trump might not last four years in the White House

    01/31/2017 7:58:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 113 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    "...Just so you know, I voted for Hillary [Clinton]," Wilson said in the video. "But, when you think about it's only been, what, two weeks ... We've got to attack this issue here. Basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that's happened within a 10-day period, or however many days it's been, it's already too much. It's already crazy, it's already affecting people's hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. "Now you kind of recognize that people's feelings are getting hurt, people's lives getting changed, people are getting sent back...
  • Budweiser Debuts Pro-Immigration Super Bowl Ad

    01/31/2017 3:11:30 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31 | JEROME HUDSON
    Budweiser has chosen the charged political issue of immigration as the subject of its Super Bowl LI commercial. The 60-second spot explains the origin story of the beer company’s immigrant co-founder, Adolphus Busch. The ad, titled “Born the Hard Way,” begins with a young, German-born Busch being told, “You’re not wanted here! Go back home!” The big budget production eventually sees Busch land on the shores of St. Louis where he built his mega-brewery.
  • NFL reporter fired for 'unprofessional' anti-Trump tweet as politics invades sports

    01/31/2017 11:48:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 31, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    On Saturday, NFL reporter Bart Hubbuch lost his job at the New York Post. On Monday night, he revealed why. Hubbuch said he was fired from the Post, where he worked as a sports reporter since 2007, for a tweet comparing President Trump’s inauguration to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor....
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night

    01/31/2017 6:02:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 31, 2017 | Harry Lyles Jr.
    Super Bowl Opening Night took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Monday, and a topic of conversation surrounding the event was President Donald Trump. Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish
  • Raiders lose major Las Vegas backer but still plan on relocating there from Oakland [Adelson]

    01/31/2017 3:19:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2017 | Des Bieler
    The Raiders’ plan to move into a brand-new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas took a major hit Monday when an investor expected to contribute about a third of that amount angrily backed out. Nevertheless, the team reiterated its intention to relocate to that city from Oakland when the facility is ready, possibly in two to three years.
  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • New Baylor lawsuit alleges 52 rapes by football players in 4 years, 'show 'em a good time' culture

    01/28/2017 8:02:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    Dallas Daily News ^ | 1-28-17 | Sara Mervosh
    A Baylor University graduate who says she was raped by football players in 2013 sued the university Friday. Her lawsuit includes an allegation that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014 — an estimate that far exceeds the number previously provided by school officials.
  • Baylor lawsuit alleges 52 rapes by football players in 4 years, 'show 'em a good time' culture

    01/27/2017 7:10:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1-27-17 | Sarah Mervosh
    A Baylor University graduate who says she was raped by football players in 2013 sued the university Friday. Her lawsuit includes an allegation that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014 — an estimate that far exceeds the number previously provided by school officials. Those figures could not be independently verified Friday, and Baylor officials declined to comment on their accuracy. The woman, identified in the suit by the pseudonym Elizabeth Doe, reports being gang raped by then-Baylor football players Tre'Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman after a party...
  • Peyton Manning needs to stay out of politics and away from President Trump

    01/27/2017 8:28:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ebenezer Samuel
    The last thing the United States needs right now is another celebrity personality sticking a nose into politics, another person who has never lived the struggles of average Americans developing the policies to fix average lives. So of course right now is when Peyton Manning surfaces on the political scene, set to flank President Donald Trump at a Senate-House GOP retreat in Philadelphia that began Wednesday. Manning will reportedly speak at the event, part of a lineup that includes Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
  • The Patriot Way: Do You Want to Win a Super Bowl or Not?

    01/27/2017 7:44:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    SI ^ | January 27, 2017 | Robert Klemko
    Chris Long had a decision to make last spring. At 30 years old and several seasons removed from a spate of double-digit sack campaigns, he knew he wanted to leave the Rams, who hadn’t reached the playoffs in his eight NFL seasons. There were a handful of attractive options for the four-down defensive end, a former second overall pick who could be had on the cheap. The Lions, Cowboys and Falcons were all interested, but Long left money on the table and took a one-year deal with the Patriots for $2.3 million, with only $1 million guaranteed.

    01/24/2017 3:24:14 PM PST · by Bender2 · 16 replies ^ |
    NFL LIVE THREAD PRO BOWL Sunday, January 29 AFC vs NFC 7:00 PM ESPN Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida

    01/24/2017 2:44:24 PM PST · by Bender2 · 177 replies ^ |
    New England @ Atlanta 5:30 PM FOX NRG Stadium, Houston
  • Fans' mockery of Phil Simms reaches crescendo on social media

    01/24/2017 6:54:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | January 23, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    TV viewers could either laugh or cry at how lopsided the AFC and NFC championship games were Sunday, and they chose to laugh — mostly at the expense of poor Phil Simms of CBS Sports. Simms and, to a lesser extent, play-by-play partner Jim Nantz, have become popular targets on social media in recent years.
  • Tom Brady doesn’t understand why his friendship with Donald Trump is a ‘big deal’

    01/23/2017 11:15:29 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/24/17 | Nunzio Ingrassia
    Tom Brady has had to answer numerous questions about his friendship with President Donald Trump, whom the New England Patriots quarterback has been friends with for a number of years. And that didn’t change a day after Brady led the Patriots to Super Bowl LI. On Monday, Brady discussed his bond with the newly-elected president on his weekly interview with WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” show, somewhat understating his relationship with Trump. “I have called him, yes, in the past. Sometimes he calls me. Sometimes I call,” Brady said, via the show’s website. “But, again, that’s been someone I’ve known. I...
  • Roger Goodell has no choice but to go and watch Tom Brady play now in [tr] [USA Today Link Only]

    01/23/2017 7:41:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    USA Today [Link on Body] ^ | January 22, 2017 | Nancy Armour
  • Have These Been The Worst Playoffs In NFL History So Far?

    01/23/2017 6:37:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 22, 2017 | Bryan Altman
    For NFL fans around the country the playoffs is supposed to be the fruits reaped from the labor of a 16-game NFL season. It’s a grind, even for Patriots fans I’d imagine, and we’re supposed to be rewarded with the best of the best going head-to-head for 60 minutes, with constant, heart-wrenching drama and lead changes and plays we’ll tell stories about for generations to come. But the two blowouts in the conference championship round may have sealed the deal; this postseason might have been the worst one we’ve ever seen… at least in quite a while.
  • Falcons dominate Packers, advance to Super Bowl LI

    01/22/2017 4:26:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    NFL ^ | January 22, 2017 | Conor Orr
    For the first time since 1998, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl. Thanks to a beautifully dominant 44-21 beat down of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Matt Ryan and Co. left no question as to which team was best. After Green Bay's 11-second, three-and-out drive to start the second half, one which included a pair of drops from tight end Jared Cook, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was caught in a moment of rare emotion on the sidelines. He was smiling ear-to-ear before snapping back into the typical blank coaching façade we've...
  • BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.

    01/19/2017 10:25:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.
  • NFL in action: How President Obama inspired a new wave of athlete activism [Hurl]

    01/19/2017 8:05:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jacob Feldman
    Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is hardly a fan of President Obama’s politics. A pro-life advocate, Watson voiced support for Ben Carson early in the 2016 campaign. Still, he describes Jan. 20, 2009, as “an amazing time.” “I remember watching the inauguration with my wife,” he says. "I remember sitting there seeing this family that looked like how me and my wife and our family now look in the White House. Even to this day, it’s still this unbelievable thing.”
  • Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show [tr]

    01/18/2017 6:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."
  • Chargers admit mistake, drop new LA logo after criticism

    01/17/2017 8:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 15, 2017 | Staff
    The San Diego Chargers' old lightning bolt logo remained essentially unchanged for more than 40 years. The Los Angeles Chargers' first logo lasted about 48 hours. On Saturday, team officials said they had scrapped their first logo, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers' timeless blue-and-white 'LA' crest.

    01/16/2017 7:26:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 114 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Conference Championship Weekend Sunday, January 22 3:05 ET Packers at Falcons 6:40 ET Steelers at Patriots
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Oakland Raiders to file relocation papers, will move to Las Vegas

    01/14/2017 7:20:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Raiders Wire ^ | January 14, 2017 | Will Reeve
    The Oakland Raiders have had one foot out of the door of Oakland for years. But Saturday morning the team confirmed it will file relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas. The news is expected to be officially unveiled by Raiders soon and was first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Saturday morning at 3 a.m. PT.
  • Big loss: Packers rule WR Jordy Nelson out vs. Cowboys

    01/13/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 13, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    It seemed like a bit of a longshot all week that Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson would be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys; going back to Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy would say only that Nelson “had a chance” to be on the field. But on Friday, McCarthy told media that there is essentially no chance: Nelson, who suffered at least two fractured ribs in Green Bay’s wild-card win over the New York Giants last week, will not play. New York safety Leon Hall drilled Nelson in the side with his...
  • Patriots have a Trump problem

    01/13/2017 4:43:35 AM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 12th, 2017 | Charlotte Wilder
    The Clinton-Kaine signs were still up on the afternoon of Dec. 24, sagging in the snow like tombstones of hope. They flashed by the windows as I drove through my hometown of Lincoln, Mass., where 77.7 percent of residents voted for Hillary Clinton. Hanging off porches behind some of the Clinton signs were New England Patriots flags. For over a decade now, people outside of New England have reviled the Patriots for turning winning into a science and, many believe, cheating to do so. Pats fans doubled-down in response, and a fierce loyalty took root in Massachusetts that, through the...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Twitter immediately ripped the new Los Angeles Chargers logo to shreds

    01/12/2017 9:39:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 12, 2017 | Pete Blackburn
    The Chargers made their relocation to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, and the team immediately unveiled a new logo as a result. The club's official Twitter account was first to post the new artwork, which looks somewhat like a modernized ripoff of the Dodgers 'LA' logo. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the internet to rip it to shreds. Here are some of the best jabs at the unspectacular new emblem.
  • AS Clemson Celebrates, Vegas Favors Bama As Next Year’s Winner

    01/10/2017 8:57:12 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-10-2017
    Breitbart SportsJanuary 10, 2017 The Clemson Tigers roared back from multiple deficits to roll back the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 last night. As Clemson celebrates avenging its loss from last year’s title game, Vegas anticipates another victory from Alabama in next year’s national championship. Well, the bookies actually favor the field over the Tide but the odds, in which bettors more than triple their money on an Alabama title, show that they prefer the pride of Tuscaloosa over any other team. Oddsmakers installed the Crimson Tide as the favorite to win the BCS National Championship next season. The bookies don’t...
  • Clemson’s final ‘pick play’ was perfect, legal, and should remain so

    01/10/2017 8:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nate Scott
    Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with just a few seconds remaining, when quarterback Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and found 5-foot-10 receiver Hunter Renfrow wide open in the corner of the end zone. He looked almost a little too wide open. And thus began the scrutiny.
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31

    01/09/2017 9:37:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 96 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2017-
    ___ 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores in his last college game, as the Tigers (14-1) got their first national title since 1981.
  • NFL Wild Card weekend was bad, but Roger Goodell wants to make it worse

    01/09/2017 8:06:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 8, 2017 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    Remember when the NFL playoffs were fun? Can you recall the time before backup quarterbacks (and highly paid quarterbacks that play like backups) and atrocious, record-setting (and not in a good way) defenses took the field on Wild Card weekend?
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend

    01/09/2017 6:15:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 241 replies ^ | staff
    NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend Saturday, January 14 3:35 PM Seahawks at Falcons 7:15 PM Texans at Patriots Sunday, January 15 12:05 PM Steelers at Chiefs 3:40 PM Packers at Cowboys
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban Says New OC Steve Sarkisian 'Knows The System Inside And Out'

    01/04/2017 8:21:14 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-4-2017 | Alex Scarborough
    Alex Scarborough January 4, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian is going smoothly as the team prepares to face Clemson in the College Football National Championship on Monday, coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. Sarkisian has led two practices since assuming coordinator duties after Saban and Kiffin "mutually agreed" to part ways following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win against Washington in the CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last Saturday. "It's been excellent," Saban said of the players' response to Sarkisian, who has been part of the staff as an...
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    01/04/2017 12:43:29 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for beibg the most 'inspirational and courageous' player. The prize is the team's most prestigious honor; its recipient is voted on by players.