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  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh has accepted offer to coach Michigan (Hail to the Victors!)

    12/28/2014 5:52:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Staff
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly accepted Michigan's offer to return to his alma mater and become the Wolverines' next head coach, according to CSNBayArea.com, which reports that Harbaugh will be announced at a press conference in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report and writer John U. Bacon, author of several books about Michigan football, also reported on Saturday that Harbaugh was expected to accept the Michigan job.
  • Penn State rallies past Boston College for Pinstripe Bowl overtime win

    12/27/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 37 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12-27-14 | Audrey Snyder
    NEW YORK – Penn State waited two years to play in a bowl game, working through unprecedented NCAA sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, and the team’s finale didn’t lack dramatics. The Nittany Lions went back and forth with Boston College this evening at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, trading big hits and explosive runs until the game required extra possessions. Penn State’s senior class, one that experienced five different head coaches during their collegiate careers, NCAA sanctions and a bowl ban that was lifted early in September, capped their careers with the class’ first...
  • Battle for the Bluegrass: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

    12/27/2014 10:10:22 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    AP via WCPO (Cincinnati) ^ | 12/27/2014 | GARY B. GRAVES
    Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten. Kentucky's players acknowledge the lofty talk even as they try to tune it out, especially since they still have to clear fourth-ranked Louisville (11-0) in Saturday's annual battle for Bluegrass State bragging rights.
  • On Peyton Manning, NFL referee Bill Vinovich, the Broncos, and facemask penalties

    12/27/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    MileHighReport ^ | Dec 26 2014 | Kyle Montgomery
    Peyton Manning is 0-6 with this guy as referee. ... The Denver Broncos, with Peyton Manning, are 0-4 when Bill Vinovich is referee. In fact, Peyton Manning is 0-6 in his career with Vinovich, since Vinovich was promoted to referee in 2004. ... Before we begin, a disclaimer. I know the Broncos didn't play well enough to win against the Bengals. I know the refs didn't throw four interceptions Monday night (although you could argue they threw one). I know Peyton Manning wasn't clutch, and I know the defense struggled, and I know all of these things contributed far more...
  • 50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.

    12/27/2014 8:16:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    50 years ago today, Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for their last NFL title.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 17]

    12/25/2014 12:42:21 AM PST · by Bender2 · 54 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 17 Sunday, Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs....
  • Champion gymnast with Down syndrome overcomes obstacles, inspires others

    12/24/2014 5:23:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    today.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Scott Stump
    For Chelsea Werner, gymnastics started as a way to develop more muscle tone, a symptom from her diagnosis of Down syndrome. But now the sport is a way for her to show others just how much is possible for other athletes with the disorder. Werner, 22, has transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics (she also has an international championship under her belt). The Californian's inspiring journey is the latest installment TODAY's "I Am Unbroken" series, which examines stories of perseverance like that of Louis Zamperini, the World War...
  • Dallas Stars video board pokes fun at North Korea's Kim Jong Un

    12/23/2014 7:09:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chris Peters
    The Dallas Stars video board is known for its clever barbs at the opposing teams and using current events to their comedic advantage. Well, if you hadn't heard, North Korea has been in the news lately. After hacking efforts that effectively shut down the release of Sony-produced film The Interview was traced back to North Korea by the FBI, the country has experienced widespread internet outages. So, naturally, this gave the Stars' entertainment team an ample opportunity to stir up a little national fervor in the proud American city of Dallas, Texas.
  • Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?

    12/23/2014 11:22:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    SI ^ | December 23, 2014 | Greg A. Bedard
    There’s so much to like about Winston—his strength, playmaking and toughness—but his off-field behavior is so distressing. Should he declare for the NFL draft, the FSU quarterback will be subjected to a predraft background check that will make last year’s scrutiny of Johnny Manziel look like a casual glance Don Brown had just spent an hour inside the Boston College defensive film room, dissecting the performance of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in their Nov. 22 game in Tallahassee. Brown, 59, has been a college defensive coordinator or a head coach since 1984. He’s been in charge of defenses in...
  • Johnny Manziel's bumpy rookie season is officially over

    12/23/2014 7:26:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 22, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Maybe Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season will be remembered as a bump on the road to a great career, or as a sign that he was one of the most-hyped busts of this century. Whichever, it's officially just a memory now. The Browns have already ruled Manziel out of their Week 17 game because of a hamstring injury, meaning his season is over. Browns coach Mike Pettine said in his Monday press conference that the hamstring injury was "pretty significant" and would take several weeks to heal, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
  • Geno Smith: A coaching change could be good for us all

    12/23/2014 6:19:37 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 4 replies
    NBC Sports/Yahoo ^ | 12/23 | Josh Alper
    When Jets quarterback Geno Smith was at West Virginia, the school changed head coaches after his second season. It looks like Smith’s second professional season will lead to the same result with all signs pointing toward coach Rex Ryan’s run coming to an end shortly after the Jets close out the year against the Dolphins. There have been plenty of Jets players saying that they don’t want to see Ryan fired, but Smith pointed out that change can be a good thing when asked about his experience dealing with it in college. “It is all about what you make it,”...
  • Any Cowboy fans here?

    12/23/2014 6:17:22 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12/23 | Unknown
    Even better than listening to ex-players is listening to current players describing the plays they were involved in, which is exactly what we had an opportunity to do when Tony Romo talked in detail about his TD throw to Witten during the post-game press conference on Sunday. What we'll do for the rest of this post is go through what Romo said word-for-word and see how that fits with the game tape that we have.
  • Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post fellow

    12/22/2014 6:19:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kent Babb
    Donte Stallworth was on his morning commute last month, a five-block morning ritual in this attempt at a new life, when he walked past the White House’s north lawn. He smiled as he recalled an old memory. Back in his old life — way, way back — when he was a football player, he and his University of Tennessee teammates were national champions and guests at the White House. Stallworth, a talented freshman wide receiver, hadn’t played that 1998 season, sitting out as a redshirt, but he joined his team anyway as it presented President Bill Clinton and Vice President...
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 quarters...an unsportmanslike conduct penalty...an unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • Report: 49ers will fire coach Jim Harbaugh 24-48 hours after season

    12/22/2014 9:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    SI ^ | December 22, 2014 | Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers will reportedly fire head coach Jim Harbaugh "within two days" of the end of the team's season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2011.
  • ESPN college Bowl Game monopoly (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 14 replies
    12/21/2014 | BwanaNdege
    There will be 39 college football bowl games played this season. Three of those, the Citrus, Sun and Las Vegas will be shown on ABC or CBS, i.e. "broadcast" TV. The remaining games will be carried ONLY by the various ESPN channels.
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

    12/20/2014 1:15:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
    DENVER -- Wes Welker says he's going to be fine. Sometimes he forgets stuff -- Where did I put my keys? What's the name of that restaurant? -- but who doesn't? "My wife will be like 'How can you not remember that? Is it the concussions?'" he says. "I'm like 'No, babe, I just forgot!'" There are days when it's hard to convince his wife, Anna, that those little lapses aren't a harbinger of something more. Two months ago, they went out to dinner with another couple, and the friends asked Welker how old he was. "I'm 33," he said,...
  • Roger Goodell nixes L.A. team in 2015

    12/20/2014 1:14:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Adam Schefter
    As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
  • Gordie Howe's condition improving following stem cell treatment

    12/20/2014 7:12:57 AM PST · by airborne · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 19, 2014 | Adam Gretz
    After suffering a major stroke in late October, the health of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe seemed to be rapidly deteriorating. But lately there have been reports that his condition has been steadily improving to the point where he is now able to help with household chores, reports that were confirmed by his family on Friday. That is his when his family released a statement through the Red Wings organization thanking an experimental stem cell treatment for what they describe as a "miraculous" recovery. Here is the complete statement from the Howe family. "Following the press coverage of our...
  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 6:20:23 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-19-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- From a historical viewpoint, it would be easy to describe Saturday night’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursday’s semifinals, the Nittany Lions advanced to their 10th championship match in 34 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Russ Rose is the Division I wins leader with 1,160. And add to the credentials that PSU won four consecutive NCAA crowns from 2007 to 2010. The other side of the net features a BYU squad that entered the postseason unseeded. The credentials...
  • The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2014 3:12:09 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks Week fifteen in review: As critical as the College Football Czar is of the whole concept of the CFP Committee, he is pleased that it has succeeded in selecting the correct four teams, an obnoxious publicity campaign by #5 Baylor notwithstanding. Anybody who argues that any team other than Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State deserves a shot at the national title is merely agitating on behalf of playoff expansion for its own sake. Fourth-rated Ohio State certainly has its flaws, but the Buckeyes are one among the tiny minority of...
  • Patriots Players Discuss the Fearsome Power of Tom Brady's Head-Butts

    12/19/2014 9:57:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    B/R ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kyle Newport
    "You're just glad you have your helmet on." That's how New England Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell describes being part of quarterback Tom Brady's head-butt celebrations. There aren't many quarterbacks in the league who show as much emotion as Brady does, especially after a score, and the 37-year-old signal-caller tends to head-butt his teammates when he gets fired up. Well, turns out Brady's teammates are more fearful than excited when they see him running over to them to celebrate. A few Patriots players talked to The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark about what it feels like to be on the receiving...
  • Mr Tiger (Al Kaline) is 80 years old today.

    12/19/2014 7:52:36 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/19/2014 | none
    They just don't make them like this anymore.
  • DC bar plans 'wake' for Washington Redskins

    12/19/2014 7:44:03 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 12/18/14 | unknown
    <p>A lot of people will be watching the Redskins take on the Eagles this weekend.</p> <p>But one local sports bar plans on hosting a very unique event to try and soothe the pain from all the past Redskin losses.</p> <p>Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights says it plans on hosting a ‘Washington Wake’ this Saturday because of the team's terrible season.</p>
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • Michael Vick: Playing for the Redskins would be a dream come true

    12/19/2014 3:41:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    How do you make a crazy quarterback situation in Washington even crazier? You add Michael Vick. The Jets quarterback, a Virginia native who's set to be a free agent at the end of this season, said this week that returning close to home to play for the Redskins would be a "dream come true." "I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win," Vick told Newsday.com. "But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true, but I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about...
  • Former boxer Ernie Terrell, who fought Muhammad Ali, dead at 75

    12/18/2014 2:01:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maureen O'Donnell
    Former heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell of Chicago survived 15 punishing rounds in a ferocious 1967 fight with Muhammad Ali. An irate Ali wreaked havoc on Mr. Terrell, who had called him Cassius Clay instead of addressing him by his then-new Muslim name. Ali danced around Mr. Terrell and repeatedly jabbed him in the match, shouting, “What’s my name?!” ... Mr. Terrell, 75, who lived for decades near 111th and Halsted, died Tuesday at Little Company of Mary Hospital of complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his wife said. He was 75 ...
  • There’s Always A First Time: 5 New NFL Scores

    12/18/2014 12:58:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | December 17, 2014 11:07 PM
    For a league that has been around for nearly 100 years, the NFL can still sometimes surprise. For instance, when the Jets defeated the Titans on Sunday, it was the first time in league history that a game ended in a 16-11 score. It was the fifth time this season that a score was recorded for the first time. . If that sounds like a rare thing, well, it’s really not.
  • Huge bid for Jim Harbaugh should boost confidence at Michigan - even if it fails

    12/18/2014 11:40:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 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 · 43 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.
  • Penn State vs. Stanford makes for a slugfest among powerhouse programs [ncaa WVB Final 4 tonight]

    12/18/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-17-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take nothing away from Texas and BYU, ThursdayÂ’s first semifinal at the 2014 NCAA WomenÂ’s Volleyball Championships, but the feature presentation, the Hollywood extravaganza, the matchup everyone wants to see, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Mention Penn State and Stanford in regards to volleyball and you get a history lesson in championships. The story will continue when the 33-1 Cardinal face the 34-3 Nittany Lions with a trip to the finals on the line. The Nittany Lions won the 2013 NCAA championship and four consecutive from 2007 to 2010. Head coach Russ Rose, in his...
  • Once again, Cuba, with its history of the sport, beckons to baseball

    12/18/2014 12:25:18 AM PST · by llevrok · 5 replies
    BND.COM ^ | 12/17/2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — At a dinner in one of Fidel Castro’s palaces in 1999, Castro and several of Major League Baseball’s senior executives discussed one of the few bonds between Cuba and the United States: baseball. The executives, including baseball’s commissioner, Bud Selig, were there for an exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team, as part of an effort by President Bill Clinton to thaw relations. As the dinner stretched into the early hours of the morning, Castro regaled Selig with tales from the history of Cuban baseball and fantasized about what would happen if the United...
  • 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.
  • Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-gun

    12/17/2014 10:26:06 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | Larry Keane
    A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP. The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.
  • 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:
  • Jackie Robinson West Broke Residency Rules, Suburban League Claims (Little League WS)

    12/17/2014 7:50:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    DNA Info ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Konkol
    The Jackie Robinson West sluggers from Chicago’s struggling South Side became national celebrities this summer when they hit and pitched their way to the Little League World Series and took home the U.S title. But now the adults who put together the team — parents, coaches and league administrators — face allegations they violated Little League residency rules by stacking the lineup with All-Star ringers from the suburbs to create a “super team” that became champs.
  • Did Johnny Manziel Or Phantom Menace Have A More Disastrous Debut?

    12/16/2014 4:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    His debut, this past weekend, was just about as disastrous as it could have been. But was it a more disastrous debut than that of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace? Let’s go to the tape:
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 16]

    12/16/2014 1:00:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 309 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...
  • NFL admits Ed Hochuli erred on key penalty against 49ers

    12/15/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 84 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Ben Rohrbach
    On a third-and-5 early in the fourth quarter, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn't connect with rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson, but a roughing the passer penalty against 49ers linebacker Nick Moody bailed out Seattle. Instead of kicking a field goal to remain ahead by one score, the defending Super Bowl champions received a first down and scored a touchdown to go up 17-7 two plays later.
  • 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.
  • Champions League Round of 16 Draw

    12/15/2014 9:26:52 AM PST · by dfwgator · 8 replies
    First leg dates: 17 February: PSG v Chelsea; Shakhtar v Bayern Munich 18 February: Schalke v Real Madrid; Basel v Porto 24 February: Man City v Barcelona; Juventus v Borussia Dortmund 25 February: Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid; Arsenal v Monaco Second leg dates: 10 March: Real Madrid v Schalke; Porto v Basel 11 March: Chelsea v PSG; Bayern Munich v Shakhtar 17 March: Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen; Monaco v Arsenal 18 March: Barcelona v Man City, Borussia Dortmund v Juventus
  • Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner.....

    12/15/2014 7:30:29 AM PST · by southern rock · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin Manahan
    Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Eagles' loss(full title)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Dallas Cowboys fan, sat with team owner Jerry Jones during the Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night — and the political lightning rod sparked a Twitter blaze.
  • 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.
  • Johnny Manziel's Putrid 1st Start Has to Be Alarming for Browns

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Mike Freeman
    Hold on…do you mean you can't succeed at the quarterback position in the NFL by just upchucking lobs into the middle of the field like you're at the county fair trying to throw rings around milk bottles? Are you telling me that what you could do at Texas A&M, you can't do in the pros? That everyone is faster than you? More athletic? You mean if you don't study hard all the time in a league with so many intelligent men who bust their ass in the classroom, you might fail?
  • NFL Tiebreaker chart (VANITY:VNFC and AFC playoffs)

    12/14/2014 7:06:44 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 35 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-...
  • Howie Manziel -- Tebow without the religious overtones

    12/14/2014 10:59:27 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 102 replies
    OK, please take this in the humorous spirit that it was meant. But let's face it, "Johnny Football" should go back to leading the aerobics classes. And also, we must also face it that Tebow was just OK in a league that needs great out of the gate (watching Manziel EXACTLY reminds me of Tebow).
  • Auburn football freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed

    12/14/2014 6:30:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    OPELIKA, Alabama - An Auburn freshman football player was shot and killed at an off-campus apartment complex early Sunday morning, police said, according to local reports. Jakell Mitchell, 18, was a local high school standout who had been redshirted his freshman year, and coaches spoke highly of his prospects.