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The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow performs on Lip Sync Battle

Tim Tebow has proven adept at succeeding outside of a football field, with a successful career in the SEC network as football analyst. The former NFL QB has turned down repeated requests to appear on Dancing With The Stars, but it seems he has no problem lip syncing. He appeared on a recent episode of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, a popular show where big celebrities come on and mouth...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos buses involved in minor accident after practice Monday

Hopefully the Broncos don’t believe in omens. The team’s bus got in a minor accident Monday on the way back from practice at Stanford. No one was hurt. Two Denver Broncos players just told me the team bus was involved in a minor accident on the freeway. — Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) February 1, 2016 Broncos bus carrying players and team staff involved in minor accident...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions hope to lure Calvin Johnson back

The Detroit Lions don’t want to see Calvin Johnson retire. After the news broke Sunday that the legendary receiver was reportedly calling it quits, the Lions stood by their Jan. 6 statement, which read: “We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future.” However...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the losing starting QB from every Super Bowl

Can you name the starting quarterback of each Super Bowl's losing team?
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck announces he is retiring from NFL

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The 32-year-old, who won two Super Bowls as a member of the New York Giants, made the announcement via Facebook. After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football. I've had 11 great... Posted by Justin Tuck on Monday, February...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl leaves kids without access to playground

In case you have not heard before, the Super Bowl tends to shut down many of a city’s normal activities and creates some problems for others in order to put on the championship game. The big money and overall hassle generated by the Super Bowl is often enough to lead to some unhappy citizens for a couple of weeks. The latest such example is a simple children’s playground. Parents...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs had 'healthy' meeting after Blatt firing

David Blatt may have been unfairly treated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it is becoming increasingly clear that none of his former players are weeping over his firing. According to a report from Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe of ESPN.com, the Cavs have felt “invigorated” over the last week. The newfound energy was discovered immediately after the team was informed that Blatt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson told family, Lions he plans to retire

Calvin Johnson reportedly told his family and a close circle of friends that 2015 would be his final season in the NFL, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Johnson delivered the same message to the Detroit Lions and head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell urged him to take take his time making a decision. Johnson has agreed to mull it over, and the Lions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Cam Newton move into Hall of Fame territory after SB?

Great players come and go, but the absolute best are remembered because they achieved greatness. They won awards, broke records and led their teams to victory. At the end of the day, what matters most is how often one’s name comes up in the record books. With a Super Bowl victory, Cam Newton could make history at a monumental level. No player has ever won a Heisman, collegiate...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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