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Some things just don't happen in sports. The Chicago Cubs don't win the World Series. Bill Belichick doesn't smile. The United States doesn't excel in international soccer. Dennis Rodman doesn't solve the world's diplomacy problems. Nick Saban doesn't lose national championship games.
And 16-seeds don't beat 1-seeds in the NCAA tournament.
Since the NCAA tournament was expanded to 64 teams in 1985, 16-seeds have played 1-seeds 112 times in the first round of the NCAA tournament. And 112 times, the 16-seeds have lost. There have been close calls: 16-seed Murray State taking 1-seed Michigan State to overtime in 1990; 16-seed Princeton losing by a point to 1-seed Georgetown in 1989; 16-seed East Tennessee State losing by a point to 1-seed Oklahoma that same year.
But if you've paid attention this season, it feels like the upset stars are aligned, and 2013 could be the year. TCU beat Kansas in the biggest RPI upset in decades. Perennial Big Ten doo...
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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick appeared to be in no mood to address tight end Rob Gronkowski's partying ways when asked about them by a reporter.
Just weeks after Dennis Rodman returned from his trip to North Korea, the former NBA star has begun spilling state secrets about Kim Jong-un.
After the 2012 “Summer of Gronk,” perhaps the Patriots were not ready for the 2013 sequel — the “Winter of Gronk.”
Bill Belichick did not seem happy when asked about Rob Gronkowski at the NFL’s winter meetings on Tuesday, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. Belichick was asked about the wrestling move Gronkowski performed on his friend while his arm...
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, while talking to Patriots head coach Bill Belehick today at the NFL owners meetings, he didn’t sound very happy about tight end Rob Gronkowski.
this did come through loud and clear: Belichick is *not* happy with Gronk
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) March 19, 2013
Belichick isn’t happy with Gronk’s rehab since...
Years from now, when your grandchildren’s grandchildren dig up this odd “2013 NFL Head Coach Class Photo,” they’ll wonder where the “Gate Guys” were hiding — as in Bill Belichick of Spygate and Sean Payton of Bountygate.
OK, so Patriots fans’ great-great-great grandchildren will likely know of Belichick for much more than the “S word,” but you get the point....
Free Agency has taken over the NFL, meaning what's going on with New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski has been pretty quiet. However, when Bill Belichick stepped up to the plate to answer some questions in Phoenix, he was asked about Gronkowski, and it was a pretty standard affair at first. (Source)
Question No. 1: “Do you feel Rob is on a good medical track...
Tom Brady pretty much confirmed earlier this offseason that he'll never be the highest-paid player in NFL history, signing a team-friendly extension in order to ensure that Peyton Manning keeps pulling away in that category. But maybe Brady was only doing so in order to be completely sure that he'll be able to keep teaming up with the greatest coach in NFL history for...
The debate about who the best coach of all time and who the best quarterback of all time can be carried for hours. The list of all time great coaches worthy of being the best ever may not be that long, but the debate about who the best quarterback of all time won’t be settled in one conversation that’s for sure.
One man in particular thinks he has the best of both worlds. Patriots...
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the winning-est coach and quarterback tandem in NFL history, so calling them the best ever wouldn’t be much too much of a stretch. And that’s just what Robert Kraft did.
Kraft, who along with Belichick is out at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., this week, joined NBC Sports Pro Football Talk crew on Tuesday and let his feelings be known...
Here’s a picture courtesy of the folks over at Deadspin, of 30 of the 32 coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season looking really awkward and lacking in diversity. Only coaches missing are Sean Payton and unsurprisingly Bill Belichick.
If Dennis Rodman can hang out with Kim Jong Un in North Korea while watching a basketball game then Tim Tebow can play in the Arena League. Come on! Crazier things have happened, right?
Apparently the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League have offered the beleaguered quarterback a job should he become available and can't find any suitors in the...