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  • Capitals beat Penguins as Washington reaches Eastern Conference finals and D.C. rejoices

    05/07/2018 7:10:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Roman Stubbs, Scott Allen and Neil Greenberg
    At last: Game over. Series over. For the first time in 20 years, a D.C. team in one of the four major pro sports is moving on to the conference finals. Let that sink in. The Capitals were the last to do it, in 1998, when they eliminated the Senators in five games in the second round and then ousted the Sabres in six games to clinch their only Eastern Conference title in franchise history. With Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakaway goal less than six minutes into overtime, Washington improved to 2-9 all-time in postseason series against the Penguins; the Capitals’ only...
  • White House: Military members able to watch NFL playoffs on Armed Forces Network during shutdown

    01/21/2018 8:22:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday military service members overseas will be able to watch NFL playoff games after the American Forces Network resumed broadcasting, despite the government shutdown. "Update: @DeptofDefense has informed us that AFN has been restored in most places. Glad our brave men and women can watch the game today," Sanders tweeted.
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • Vikings beat the Saints with the most spectacular comeback possible

    01/14/2018 5:32:21 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 131 replies
    SBNation ^ | January 14th 2018 | Jeanna Thomas
    This one was a tale of two halves, and there was plenty of drama with four lead changes in the final three minutes. The Vikings took a 7-0 lead on their first offensive possession and the defense kept Drew Brees off rhythm in the first half. After the first quarter, Brees was 1-of-6 passing for three yards and a pick.
  • Kneeling Protest Planned Ahead Of Vikings-Saints Playoff Game

    01/11/2018 7:51:59 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/11/18 | WCCO.com staff
    A “take a knee” rally protesting police violence is planned for Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of the Vikings playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. The group Take A Knee Nation Twin Cities says the demonstration will be in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Facebook, the group said that if he were alive today, the civil rights leader would be protesting police violence. The Sunday demonstration is planned for 2:30 p.m. outside the downtown Minneapolis stadium. It’s slated to go for about an hour, up until the game starts at 3:40 p.m. Over the course...
  • Playoff Chair Says 'Alabama Was Clearly The No. 4 Team' And It Wasn't That Close (College football)

    12/03/2017 5:25:37 PM PST · by blam · 144 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff committee has spoken and Alabama is in over Ohio State as the fourth team and will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. Bama-vs.-Ohio State was debated heavily following the conference championship games on Saturday. Ohio State had a conference championship and more impressive wins. But they also had something Alabama did not have, a second loss, an ugly 33-point debacle against Iowa. The decision was also controversial because it means this year's playoff will have no teams from the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Instead, it will have two teams from the SEC, including one...
  • Alabama Is 4th Team In The 2017 College Football Playoffs: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama

    12/03/2017 9:35:22 AM PST · by blam · 220 replies
    ESPN TV ^ | 12-3-2017 | blam
    This announcement is being made from a TV broadcast. This is from the National Football Selection Committee.Alabama has been chosen as the 4th team to participate in the 2017 college football playoff.More to follow as soon as it hits the press.
  • Here’s How Alabama Can Make The College Football Playoff 2017—Via Auburn And Ohio State

    11/30/2017 8:15:47 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-30-2017 | Teddy Cutler - Newsweek
    The College Football Playoff Selection Committee made the only decision available to it on Tuesday night, leaving Alabama looking from the outside in at the top four ahead of the final weekend of the regular season. The Crimson Tide went on the road to Auburn with a perfect record, and a place in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia on the line. Both vanished at Jordan-Hare Stadium. And the Selection Committee reacted, dropping Nick Saban’s team to fifth in its fifth, and penultimate, rankings for the season. Auburn jumped from fourth to second courtesy of that 26-14 win, while Clemson...
  • Alabama Is Suddenly In Big Trouble And The Reason Why College Football Is Quirkier Than Ever

    11/29/2017 10:09:38 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-29-2017 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama has been the most dominant team in college football for a decade and have lost just once this year, but if the College Football Playoff teams were chosen today, the Crimson Tide would not be one of the final four. Alabama's resume is certainly flawed. They lack impressive wins over top-ten teams. They lost to Auburn rather handedly and, more importantly, late in the season. There is also more parity at the top this season with a bunch of one-loss teams that feel pretty interchangeable. But Bama's biggest problem is that the game with the biggest impact on their...
  • 2017 MLB Postseason: Who wins the World Series?

    10/03/2017 8:20:35 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 202 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 3, 2017 | GuavaCheesePuff
    The 2017 Major League Baseball Playoffs Start Today (Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with the Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card game) Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card game) Thu, Oct. 5, 2017: ALDS 1 starts (Twins/Yankees vs. Indians) ALDS 2: Red Sox/Astros Friday, Oct. 6, 2017: NLDS 1 starts (Rockies/Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers) NLDS 2: Cubs vs. Nationals My predictions: ALWC: Yankees over Twins NLWC: Diamondbacks over Rockies ALDS 1: Yankees over Indians in 5 ALDS 2: Astros over Red Sox in 5 NLDS 1: Dodgers...
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Discussion Thread

    04/15/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 502 replies
    Thought it well past time to get a 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs discussion thread going, now just 2 games into the 2017 Playoffs.
  • Five Heisman Trophy Finalists Revealed

    12/06/2016 4:25:36 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports NewsT ^ | 12-6-2016 | Sam Cooper
    Sam CooperDecember 6, 2016 The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled Monday night with five players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. The finalists are: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Before Alabama’s Derrick Henry (Running Back) won it last year, a quarterback had taken home the Heisman in five straight seasons. With Jackson considered the heavy favorite, a new streak of quarterbacks could begin in 2016. In addition to the five finalists, there were quite a few...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 178 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • Alabama Will Probably Play One Of These 7 Teams In The Playoff. Who’d Have The Best Shot?

    12/01/2016 1:35:52 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12-1-2016 | Bill Connelly
    Bill Connelly December 1, 2016 This might be Nick Saban’s best team ever. But some of college football’s best teams ever have dropped games before. Is it possible for an Alabama team to be underrated? Have we just gotten bored with talking about Nick Saban's Tide? Most of the talk regarding college football's Championship Weekend has centered around the fun matchups in Penn State-Wisconsin, whether Colorado or Virginia Tech has a shot at an upset, or what the Playoff committee might do about Michigan. But we haven't had much to say about Bama, defending national champion and winner of four...
  • Dodgers Eliminate Nat's. Krauthammer and Will on Suicide Watch.

    10/13/2016 9:42:30 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 41 replies
    Fred Zarguna | 2016-10-14 | Fred Zarguna
    The LA Dodgers have eliminated the Washington Nationals and now advance to the NLCS. Nat's fans: look at the bright side. The rest of George Will and Charlie Krauthammer's year is now ruined. Always a silver lining. Always.
  • [Vanity]Playoff Oddity

    01/17/2016 8:17:16 PM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Just a little oddity. Last week, the visiting teams won all four NFL playoff games; this week, the home teams won all four.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Non-Official Thread For NL Wild Card, Cubs at the Pirates. 8:00 P.M. Eastern

    10/07/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 74 replies
    Me ^ | 10/7/15 | Me
    I will try to post one of these for each series also, NOT EACH GAME, or something like that. Thanks to ken5050!
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Playoff Thread Week 18]

    12/30/2014 7:02:08 PM PST · by Bender2 · 565 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Wild-Card Weekend SAT, JAN 3 Arizona at Carolina 4:20 PM Bank of America Stadium Baltimore at Pittsburgh 8:15 PM NBC Heinz Field SUN, JAN 4 Cincinnati at Indianapolis 1:05 PM CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Detroit at Dallas 4:40 PM FOX AT&T Stadium
  • Derrick Coleman's inspiring story gains traction via Duracell video [deaf Seahawks FB]

    01/16/2014 7:26:54 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    nfl dot com ^ | 1-14-2014 | Bill Bradley
    watch video here NOTE: it is OK to be a Niner fan and still be inspired by this guy Coleman is essentially deaf. He's been that way since being diagnosed with a genetic and incurable hearing impairment as a toddler. The disability could have stopped Coleman. Instead, he adapted, starring as a running back in high school and at UCLA before catching on as fullback with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The team was confident enough in Coleman's abilities to cut starting fullback Michael Robinson during training camp. Robinson was later brought back, but Coleman has...