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10 current NFL assistants who will be head coaches

We see it every single season. The day after the Super Bowl has become notoriously known as “Black Monday,” the day that NFL head coaches lose their jobs. If a team has failed miserably, even the general manager can be nixed. But this isn’t about GMs, let’s talk coaches. Every year, we see more and more assistants get their long-awaited shot at a head coaching position. Look...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Most ridiculous NFL mugshots

Last weekend, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. It’s a serious matter, one that wound up pushing Irsay into what appears to be a much-needed stint in rehab. But as is typically the case with these types of situation, there was a lighter side to the story. When being booked, Irsay...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

10 biggest shots in NCAA tournament history

The best big shots of the Big Dance, from Michael Jordan to Christian Laettner.
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The highest paid players in the NFL

(AP Photos) Every team in the NFL attempts to woo the top players to either remain on their roster or sign them away from another team. Inevitably, some teams are willing to pay more for a player and this, coupled with raising the salary cap, is what raises the average NFL salary. Per the New York Times, in 1982, the average NFL salary was $90,102; per Business Insider, in 2013,...
Via Down and Distance
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

If every NFL team proposed one new rule change...

[via]The NFL Competition Committee had a conference call with the media on Wednesday to unveil the various new rule proposals raised by teams. Through an intricate method of deception we’d rather not get into, KSK found itself on that call. Let’s share some of the proposals we heard.Panthers propose completions to receivers with fewer than 100 career catches are worth 5x as many...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

10 greatest buzzer beaters in March Madness history

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Via Athlon Sports
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of NFL free agency

Never one to get lost in the shuffle, the NFL has remained active over the past week, with dozens of new players either opting to remain loyal to their previous team – for the right price- or bolting for millions and helping to change the landscape of the league. Some teams have fared better than others over the first week of the free agency period, so here’s a look at the winners...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: Cheerleading squads of March Madness

There’s so much to love about March Madness. The daytime games, the Cinderella stories, the gambling, the fans,…
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Annoying people in your NCAA Tournament bracket pools

It is bracket time again, so people all across our great land are taking pen or pencil to brackets at hoping for the best.  They reason, they debate, they flip a coin.  Most of all, they think they are correct.  They go to blogs and websites to get that last bit of info to make their selections.This isn't that post.This is for those people who collect the brackets.  Those people...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 best days on the sports calendar

Today is one of the best days of the sporting year – the first day of the first round proper of the NCAA Tournament.  16 games taking place over the course of 12 hours and filled with buzzer beaters, Cinderella stories, drama, intrigue, and excitement.  It is every sports fan’s dream and every office manager’s nightmare. But is it the best? Where does the first (and second...
Via Awful Announcing
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best first-round games in March Madness history

Yes, Bo Ryan, we agree: The most amazing first-round games in the NCAA tournament (taken from the era beginning with the establishment of the 64-team field in 1985) leave you in a state of disbelief. With help from freelance writer-researcher Chris Abshire, here are 10 first-round games (most of them when the first round was actually called the first round, as Mother Nature...
Via Run the Floor
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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