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  • If Justin Fields Transfers From Georgia, There's a Path for Him to Play Elsewhere Immediately

    12/18/2018 6:32:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | December 18, 2018 | Andy Staples
    If freshman quarterback Justin Fields wants to leave Georgia and transfer to another school as USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported Monday night, the former five-star recruit from Kennesaw, Ga., could use the same new NCAA transfer waiver guidelines that helped Shea Patterson play this year at Michigan after transferring from Ole Miss. And Fields might have an even stronger case than Patterson did. In April, the NCAA’s Division I Council provided new guidance to schools regarding waivers for undergraduate transfers who felt they shouldn’t have to complete the NCAA-mandated year-in-residence before taking the field for their new team. Here are...
  • Prince George's Co. school board members ask Redskins' leaders to sign Colin Kaepernick

    12/17/2018 8:54:45 PM PST · by KevinB · 32 replies
    WJLA ^ | December 13, 2018 | Anna-Lysa Gayle
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — David Murray is one of seven school board members in Prince George’s County now calling for Colin Kaepernick to sign with the team. This week, they sent out an open letter to owner Daniel Snyder and other leaders. “Knowing that we have the most dire need for him, we want him signed right now,” said Murray. “He can do a lot of great work to support our schools and our county if he comes here.” “Signing Kaepernick would send an even more powerful message today; that a person can peacefully protest for causes that...
  • Report: 5-star freshman QB Justin Fields leaving Georgia

    12/17/2018 5:57:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    Quarterback Justin Fields is reportedly leaving Georgia after just one season. Rumors have swirled in recent days about whether Fields would return to Georgia next fall. And according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, Fields indeed has informed UGA coaches of his intention to transfer from the program. Fields was’s No. 2 recruit in the 2018 class (behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence) coming out of Kennesaw, Georgia, but never had much of an impact for the Bulldogs with sophomore Jake Fromm entrenched as the starter. Fields saw the field in 12 games, but struggled to find a consistent role with sporadic...
  • Weak 15: Empty Seats Abound, As the NFL Season Winds Down

    12/17/2018 7:32:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    There are only two more weekends of regular season NFL play after this weekend. However, for many teams Week 15 has become Weak 15, as many fans have once again decided to stay home. If the reaction of the fans is any indication, the most ridiculed team of the league for attendance this weekend is the Cincinnati Bengals. Many fans took to Twitter to comment on the sparse attendance at Cincy’s Paul Brown Stadium, when Oakland Raiders came to town:
  • The NFL's highest paid quarterbacks will be watching some of the cheapest in the playoffs

    12/17/2018 5:54:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | Adam Kilgore
    Late last summer, near the conclusion of training camp, a reporter asked Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace about his team's window of contention. How cognizant was Pace of not only building for the future with a second-year quarterback, but also attempting to win immediately, before Mitchell Trubisky's bargain rookie deal grew more expensive? "That is something we internally talk about," Pace replied. "There's no question, the obvious advantages to that, versus going out and signing. In a perfect world, any franchise would want to hit on a young, drafted quarterback, as opposed to maybe hitting on it in free...
  • Bill Fralic, Pitt All-American and Penn Hills football great, dies at 56

    12/14/2018 7:51:30 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 12/14/2018 | Ray Fittipaldo
    When Bill Fralic was an eighth-grader in the Penn Hills school district, he worked at a local golf course over the summer. It was there that he first met Pitt coach Jackie Sherrill. “What college do you play for?” Sherrill asked the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Fralic. Fralic told him he was going into the ninth grade. Needless to say, Sherrill had his No. 1 recruiting target for the recruiting class of 1981, and he would not be disappointed as he followed Fralic throughout his storied scholastic career. Fralic, who went on to become an All-American lineman at Pitt and an All-Pro...
  • Tua Tagovailoa Graces Cover Of Sports Illustrated Heading Into CFP

    12/14/2018 2:03:27 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    TD Alabama Magazine ^ | 12-14-2018 | Michael Smith
    Alabama returns to practice today in preparation for a College Football Playoff semifinal with Oklahoma and before he takes the field, Tua Tagovailoa has snagged a cover of Sports Illustrated. The accomplished sophomore quarterback turned in an impressive season as a first-year starter, becoming the fourth signal-caller of the Nick Saban era to account for 3,000 yards passing (3,353) as he also totals 37 touchdown passes to four interceptions through 13 games. Tagovailoa guided the Crimson Tide’s offense to 50-plus points in eight matchups, while being responsible for two 60-point games versus Mississippi and Arkansas. He has 42 total scores...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 15

    12/13/2018 4:06:30 PM PST · by Impy · 123 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 THURSDAY, DEC 13, 2018 (All Times Eastern) L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox/Amazon Prime Arrowhead Stadium SATURDAY, DEC 15, 2018 Houston at N.Y. Jets 4:30 pm NFLN MetLife Stadium Cleveland at Denver 8:20 pm NFLN Broncos Stadium at Mile High SUNDAY, DEC 16, 2018 Dallas at Indianapolis 1:00 pm FOX Lucas Oil Stadium Miami at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Oakland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Tennessee at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Washington at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Arizona at Atlanta 1:00...
  • It's up to Kirk Cousins to prove he's not an $84 million bust

    12/13/2018 8:42:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Last January, Case Keenum threw 20 incompletions, threw two picks, and threw away what felt like a Super Bowl in the cold of the NFC championship game in Philadelphia. The Minnesota Vikings saw their quarterback get outdueled by Eagles backup Nick Foles, dashing the dream of hosting the Super Bowl. Afterward, the franchise focused on a single thing – get a quarterback, just about any quarterback, at just about any price. All the other pieces were there, they believed. So they went out and got Kirk Cousins, for $84 million over three years, convincing him to come to Minnesota because...
  • Ravens Lamar Jackson Starting At QB, Joe Flacco ‘Disappointed’

    12/12/2018 1:37:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | December 12, 2018 | Mark Viviano
    Lamar Jackson will start as quarterback for the Ravens this Sunday when they face the Buccaneers, despite Joe Flacco being cleared to play. Coach John Harbaugh made the announcement Wednesday, saying Flacco will suit up Sunday, but that Jackson will start.
  • Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.

    12/11/2018 9:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NFL Network ^ | December 112, 2018 | Ian Rappaport
    Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.
  • Alabama Football: Oklahoma O-Line Success Critical Against Tide (Orange Bowl 2018)

    12/10/2018 2:40:48 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Bamma Hammer ^ | 12-2018 | Ronald Moody
    Alabama football squares off against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on December 29. The Sooners prolific offense has smashed offensive records along the way. One overlooked position group is vital to their monumental success. The pure motivation for Alabama football to outwork yesterday is right in front of them. Start with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoisting the illustrious, bronze Heisman Trophy high above his head Saturday night. That is no minor, internal motivation. The Crimson Tide suffered losses in the previous three contests against the Sooners, including a 2014 Sugar Bowl shellacking at the hands of an unassuming Trevor Knight...
  • Official Army/Navy Game Live Thread

    12/08/2018 5:58:42 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 103 replies
    When the Army West Point Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen take the field for the 119th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, fans from around the globe will have a number of options to follow the action live. CBS will carry Saturday's game live, with Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline) on the call. Check your local listings for channel information. Prior to the competition, fans will be able to watch Army and Navy on ESPN's College Gameday, live from Lincoln Financial Field from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pregame coverage will begin on CBS Sports...
  • Heisman Trophy Trending Toward Oklahoma's Kyler Murray In Final Days

    12/06/2018 2:01:04 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies ^ | 12-6-2018 | Christopher Smith
    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will need to pull a slight upset to win the Heisman Trophy when voting gets announced Saturday. (AP Photo)At times, the story of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's college career has approached folklore status. If he played before the digital era, tales of his feats would present an American Samoan rival to Paul Bunyan, replete with a ukulele instead of an axe. Alabama has signed five-star quarterbacks before. But Trent Dilfer compared high-school Tagovailoa favorably to college sophomore Aaron Rodgers. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa did not play a snap of football with the outcome undetermined until...
  • The XFL Announces the Eight Cities that Start Play in 2020

    12/05/2018 9:42:28 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 69 replies
    The eight teams and cities launching in February 2020 are: New York, MetLife/Meadowland Stadium, New Jersey Dallas-Ft. Worth, Globe Life Park, Arlington Houston, TDECU Stadium, Houston Los Angeles, StubHub Center, Carson City St. Louis, America Center, St. Louis Seattle, Century Link Field, Seattle Tampa Bay, Raymond James, Stadium, Tampa Bay Washington DC. Audi Field
  • Colt McCoy played through a broken leg [Redskins' #2]

    12/04/2018 10:34:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | December 03, 2018 - 11:18 pm | Brian Tinsman
    Say what you will about Colt McCoy, but he knew exactly how fleeting his opportunity would be to start for the Washington Redskins. This is the second chance he had waited years to find. So, even after breaking his leg on a play in the first half vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, he stayed in the game. Even hobbled, he completed his next two passes for five and 10 yards, taking the Redskins into field goal range where Dustin Hopkins put D.C. on the board. From there, McCoy was finally coaxed out of the game and into the locker room, where...
  • Video: Steelers Fan Chokes Pregnant Chargers Fan During Game

    12/04/2018 10:05:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | December 4, 2018 | Lynne Hayes-Freeland
    New video shows another violent fight during the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Charges. This time it was a pregnant Chargers fan who was choked by a Steelers fan. The video shows a man in a Steelers jersey fighting with another man, when the woman gets in middle he grabs her by the throat before letting go. At one point the man is seen nearly pushing the Chargers fan over the railing.
  • Newly released video shows disgraced former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt being restrained [tr]

    12/04/2018 9:47:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2018 | Kayla Brantley
    Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been accused of being involved in a third attack at a nightclub earlier this year, and newly released video shows the 23-year-old being restrained immediately following the alleged incident. A police report names Hunt, along with former Chiefs running back George Atkinson and one other as the suspects who beat a 38-year-old man inside Mosaic nightclub, breaking his rib and nose on January 7. This comes one week after TMZ Sports released surveillance video from a Cleveland hotel showing the second-year running back attacking a 19-year-old woman in February 2018.
  • Colin Kaepernick supporters plan to rock the #ProBowlVote

    12/03/2018 8:31:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | December 1, 2018 | Michael David Smith
    Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in an NFL game in two years. Could he make his return this season, in the Pro Bowl? That’s what some of his supporters plan to find out. This year the NFL is allowing fans to vote for Pro Bowlers on Twitter by using the hashtag #ProBowlVote and writing the name of the player they want to vote for. That means players don’t have to be on any official ballot to receive a Pro Bowl vote. They simply have to have their names tweeted. And Kaepernick has plenty of supporters on Twitter who have begun voting...
  • Why the College Football Playoff selection committee got it wrong

    12/02/2018 5:02:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 156 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Why the College Football Playoff selection committee got it wrong Pat Forde,Yahoo Sports 5 hours ago Reactions Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Up next Now Playing 3:05 1:23 2:24 3:32 0:43 1:06 0:45 1:58 3:05 Jalen Hurts returns the favor to lead Alabama to SEC Title In the end, a committee of the establishment, by the establishment and for the establishment arrived at the safe and predictable decision establishmentarians tend to make. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame were easy calls. Then it got hard. And when it got hard, the College Football Playoff selection committee chose 12-1 Oklahoma for...