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  • RG3's father: ACL partially intact

    01/09/2013 7:31:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
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  • Report: RG3 knee surgery this week (maybe out 9-12 months)

    01/08/2013 7:05:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The person said Griffin has a torn lateral collateral ligament and that the surgery will also determine whether he also has damaged the ACL.
  • Brent Musburger Is A Bit Too Infatuated With A.J. McCarron’s Girlfriend, Katherine Webb

    01/08/2013 5:32:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    As often happens during boring, blowout bowl games, the cameras and commentary shifted tonight from the action on the field to the stands and Alabama QB A.J. McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb. Okay, sure, mention she goes to Auburn and how scandalous that is—that's normal. ESPN announcer Brent Musberger, though, couldn't leave it at that.
  • No ESPN

    01/07/2013 5:02:19 PM PST · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 32 replies
    Anyone have a free URL to watch the BCS game online? I have OTA HDTV antenna .. no cable/satellite .... Thanks!
  • Lovie Smith makes the most sense for the Cleveland Browns with Chip Kelly out - Bill Livingston

    01/07/2013 4:26:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | January 07, 2013 at 6:50 PM | Bill Livingston,
    . Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden are too comfortable in their television jobs, and, despite the nice spin Banner and Haslam put on the appeal of the franchise, a generation of losing does not make this franchise a free-agent magnet. Why not Lovie Smith, unjustly fired after a 10-6 season in Chicago? Cutler missed one game behind a porous line. Not only is Smith a former head coach in a cold-weather city, but he has a Super Bowl appearance (with Rex Grossman as his quarterback) on his resume. Ken Whisenhunt went to a Super Bowl in Arizona too, but he...
  • Robert Griffin III has partial tears of ACL and LCL, MRI suggests

    01/07/2013 3:13:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mark Maske and Mike Jones
    The MRI exam of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee suggested that Griffin has suffered partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, according to several people with knowledge of the test results. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is scheduled to be examined Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews to determine whether the test results show new or previous injuries. It was not immediately clear whether surgery would be required or how long Griffin would be sidelined if the partial ligament tears are determined to be fresh injuries. Griffin suffered a torn ACL...
  • Prediction: Notre Dame wins BCS title, and it'll echo through ages

    01/07/2013 11:30:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | BILL PLASCHKE
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The images will be vivid, history will be haunting, ghosts will be everywhere.This is Knute Rockne versus Bear Bryant, Touchdown Jesus versus Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Four Horsemen versus Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Montana versus Joe Namath, and, of course, in the battle of the little guys, Rudy versus Nick.It will be a football game bathed in a complicated mess of legend, religion and roughhousing, but most folks think Monday's BCS national championship heavyweight fight between Alabama and Notre Dame can be symbolized by a single disparity.
  • Robert Griffin III's lies, Mike Shanahan's poor management doom Redskins in playoffs

    01/07/2013 10:18:47 AM PST · by Perdogg · 102 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | Dan Wetzel
    Robert Griffin III couldn't run, at least not in any way resembling his usual sprints through the line and into open turf. Robert Griffin III couldn't throw, at least not the deep darts that move the chains and keep defenses honest. Robert Griffin III couldn't lead the Washington Redskins' offense, not after his knee buckled in the first quarter of this NFC wild-card game against Seattle. A couple plays later Washington took a two-touchdown lead but the deal was done. It would gain just 41 yards over the next two and a half futile quarters with Griffin as quarterback, all...
  • BCS title game a clash of cultures

    01/07/2013 7:56:30 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 68 replies
    http://msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | 01/06/2013 | Greg Couch
    I never had any problems in the short time I lived in the Deep South. My co-workers in Savannah, Ga., told me at times that I was nice for a Yankee, which is to say that thanks to Southern hospitality, I was very politely well-tolerated. Still, there were times I felt as if I needed a passport. I also had never seen an entire aisle at the grocery store dedicated to grits, the way they had it at the Piggly Wiggly. And while that life was a while ago, it was enough to give a sense of some of the...
  • Mike Shanahan Plays RG3 Roulette with Griffin's Knee...And Loses Big

    01/06/2013 7:39:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    What the hell was Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thinking on Sunday afternoon? Coach Shanahan demonstrated how to play Russian Roulette with an organization’s future by opting not to take quarterback Robert Griffin III out of the game when it was apparent as early as the end of the first quarter that his star QB reaggravated a significant knee injury sustained weeks ago
  • 2013 NFL Divisional Playoff Schedules

    01/06/2013 7:05:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Saturday 01/12/13 at (-9, O/U 45), 430pm EST - CBS TV. Weather cold, 30% chance of snow, about 30 degrees. at (-3, O/U 45), 800pm EST - FOX TV. Weather cool 10% chance of showers, about 50 degrees. Sunday 01/13/13 at (-2, O/U 45.5), 100pm EST - Fox TV. Weather not a factor; dome. at (-9.5, O/U 48.5), 430pm EST - CBS TV. Weather 50% chance of rain, warm, around 50 degrees.
  • NHL, union reach tentative agreement

    01/06/2013 2:05:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence. Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season for the third time in less than two decades, the league and its union agreed to the framework of a 10-year labor contract that will allow a delayed schedule to start later this month.
  • NFL Wild Card Playoffs Live Thread--January 5-6, 2013

    01/06/2013 1:14:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 87 replies
    Me | Sunday, January 6, 2013
    Go Redskins! By the way, today is Ray Lewis' last home game in Baltimore.
  • Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season

    01/06/2013 12:11:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 58 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1-5-13 | Scott Brown
    Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season By Scott Brown Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:55 p.m. Updated 15 hours ago Coach Bill O‘Brien often can‘t say enough about the role Penn State‘s seniors played in leading the Nittany Lions to an improbable 8-4 record this past season. But two key words offer the simplest explanation of why this senior class will go down as perhaps the most important in Penn State football history: “Charlie Mike.” That is military shorthand for the initials C.M., which stand for “Continue Mission.” Following an inspirational speech from a former Nittany Lion and Navy...
  • NHL, NHLPA agree to framework of new CBA

    01/06/2013 7:29:04 AM PST · by airborne · 26 replies
    NHL website ^ | 1/6/13 | Shawn P. Rourke
    The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning. After a marathon 16-plus hour negotiating session at the Sofitel Hotel that began Saturday afternoon, the sides announced an agreement in principle shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday. The League did not announce the start date of the season or the number of games each team will play. Those details will be announced soon. The deal, agreed to at approximately 4:40 a.m., was announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr...
  • Watch The World Champion USA Junior Hockey Team Sing

    01/06/2013 6:24:56 AM PST · by airborne · 11 replies
    DeadSpin website ^ | 1/5/13 | Isaac Rauch
    We won! Though we were widely considered underdogs to the Russian and Canadian teams, the USA squad made it to the finals of the World Junior Championships in Russia and triumphed over Sweden, 3-1, to take the gold medal. Not only was it hockey—hockey still exists—it was a great American triumph, as Florida Panthers draft pick Rocco Grimaldi scored the tying and go-ahead goals after a less-than-promising start to the game. As Desi_Relaford noted in the game thread: "Nothing is more American than winning a gold medal in a sport that barely registers in the US in a tournament most...
  • NHL lockout is over; players, owners reach tentative CBA deal after 16-hour talks

    01/06/2013 2:57:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 1/6/13 | Greg Wyshynski
    It took 16 hours of talks in New York on Saturday, with concessions from both sides. It took 113 days. A total of 625 regular-season games were sacrificed, or over half the 2012-13 season. It took months of bitter sniping, petty politics, false hope and broken hearts.
  • Black quarterbacks changing perceptions as NFL playoffs near

    01/05/2013 5:26:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 04, 2013 | Stefen Lovelace
    Young quarterbacks have been the dominant storyline of the 2013 season. Of the 12 NFL playoff teams, six start quarterbacks that are either in their first or second year. The days of needing an established veteran at the quarterback position may be over. Of those five young starting quarterbacks, three are African-American. Rookies Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson will play each other in the premier wildcard game this weekend, with the Washington Redskins hosting the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon. Colin Kaepernick gets a week off, as he helped lead his San Francisco 49ers to a bye. And while our...
  • Alabama's hatred of Notre Dame runs long, deep

    01/05/2013 11:01:54 AM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 4, 2013 12:21 AM EST | Pat Forde
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jeremy Pike is a 37-year-old native and resident of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Like all proper fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide, he maintains an abiding hatred of Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn and Tennessee. But there is a third member of his unholy fan trinity, and always has been. "Oh, I hate Notre Dame," Pike said. "I never pull for them." On Nov. 3, Pike and about 50 other Alabama fans were in Louisiana getting ready to watch the Tide play LSU – the most anticipated game of the year. But before the game, they were glued to...
  • Spencer: Corbett makes right call challenging NCAA

    01/05/2013 9:19:35 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    Delco Times ^ | 1-3-12 | Gil Spencer
    By GIL SPENCER gspencer@delcotimes.com So finally someone in a position of authority in this state is standing up to the late-hitters and pile jumpers that used the Penn State scandal for their own shameful and hypocritical purposes. That someone is Gov. Tom Corbett, who has finally filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its publicity-whore President Mark Emmert. Better late than never. Last summer, Emmert declared PSU in violation of the NCAA’s regulations without citing a single concrete NCAA rule that the school had broken and imposed crippling sanctions on its storied football program — including a...