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Will the Bills Finally Make the Playoffs?

New ownership, new coaching staff, same problem. The Buffalo Bills have done a horribly inadequate job at replacing Jim Kelly since his retirement in 1996. This is the main reason they own the longest playoff drought in the league. Is 2015 the year this finally changes?The Bills last playoff appearance was 1999, 15 seasons and counting.A horrible decision by then Head Coach Wade...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: June 1-7

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Golf Channel Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PGA TOUR: 2015 Memorial Tournament Fri 2:28PM- 6:30PM 242 0.6 740 2 PGA TOUR: 2015 Memorial Tournament Sat 12:30PM- 2:30PM 120 0.5 676 3 PGA TOUR: 2015 Memorial...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former TCU RB Kenneth Davis, caught in scandal, makes Hall ballot

More than a decade before LaDainian Tomlinson put TCU on the map with thunderous rushing performances, there was Kenneth Davis.The former Horned Frogs running back was a 1984 unanimous First Team All-American who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in a year when Doug Flutie, Bernie Kosar and Keith Byars finished ahead of him.The National Football Foundation and College Hall...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Sam signs with the Canadian Football League

It has been a long journey to the NFL for Michael Sam. After the former SEC Co-Defensive player of the year fell in the 2014 draft to the Rams in the seventh round, he has yet to play a down in the NFL. Now he is set to play his first down across the boarder in the Canadian Football League. The 25-year old officially signed a one-year deal with a team option of a second year with...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch BC players relive Flutie's famous Hail Mary pass that stunned Miami

The offseason can feel like an eternity, so why not pass the time reliving Boston College’s Miracle in Miami. Check out this video of former Boston College players taking you behind the scenes of Doug Flutie’s epic 48-yard Hail Mary pass that allowed the 10th-ranked Eagles to stun the defending national champion Hurricanes in the final seconds of 1984 Orange Bowl. (h/t YouTube)
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

BC's Flutie, Flynn inducted into ECAC Hall of Fame

Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie and Eagles former athletic director William J. Flynn were inducted into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Hall of Fame as members of the inaugural class on April 17. Flutie, who played for the Eagles from 1981 until 1984 when he won the Heisman, is most famous for his last-second Hail Mary pass that helped down the Miami...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Chris Webber, Doug Flutie, NBC NASCAR Hires

Chris Webber will be Turner Sports’ top NBA game analyst during the postseason. In other news, Doug Flutie will again serve as a Notre Dame game analyst, and NBC Sports has hired a pair of NASCAR broadcasters. Webber Gets Top Spot on TNT NBA Roster TNT NBA analyst Chris Webber will work alongside Marv Albert [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

It zagged: Gonzaga took unique path to sustained success

SPOKANE, Wash. – On the other side of the tunnel, the noise is deafening. More than 6,000 people are packed into the McCarthey Athletic Center, the state-of-the-art arena better known as The Kennel, on a recent Saturday night. It’s the last game of the regular season for then-third-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, but more important it’s Senior Night, a time to honor one more group...
Via Fox Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Matthews, CFL, and the Past, Present and Future NFL Players from Canada

Between Warren Moon, Doug Flutie and Cameron Wake, NFL fans are likely well aware that the CFL not only exists, but there’s legitimate talent north of the border. But with ESPN’s recent coverage of the league that’s continuing into 2015, recent CFL-to-NFL players making a substantial impact in the NFL (including in the recent Super Bowl) and the promising prospects coming into...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Montana puts Heisman winners in their place (VIDEO)

Although Joe Montana was never really considered in Heisman Trophy voting in either of his final two years at Notre Dame, he has what Heisman winners Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie, Herschel Walker  never got — Super Bowl rings. Four of them. Throw in a 1977 National Championship and you've got a lot of bling. The former Fighting Irish quarterback seems to have gotten over his lack...
Via The Other Paper
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Montana Schools Heisman Winners In Hilarious AT&T Commercial (Video)

Joe Montana never won the Heisman Trophy, and in a new AT&T commercial, some football legends tried to remind him of that. Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson all thought it’d be a good idea to brag about their college success, but little did they know, Montana came prepared. Montana’s ring collection includes the national championship he won with Notre Dame and...
Via NESN.com
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Season turns fantasy football into a hilarious series

This NFL season, Lenovo and Onion Labs have created a hilarious online series entitled Tough Season, which portrays a fantasy owner named Brad as someone that not only manages his team, but also interacts with the players on his team. The series, which can be viewed on Lenovo’s website and is a must-watch, stars NFL players Mason Crosby, AJ Green, Alfred Morris, Andrew Luck, Matt...
Via Bloguin Best
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Season turns fantasy football into a hilarious series

This NFL season, Lenovo and Onion Labs have created a hilarious online series entitled Tough Season, which portrays a fantasy owner named Brad as someone that not only manages his team, but also interacts with the players on his team. The series, which can be viewed on Lenovo’s website and is a must-watch, stars NFL players Mason Crosby, AJ Green, Alfred Morris, Andrew Luck, Matt...
Via This Given Sunday
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Situation Feels Like '99 Flutie-Johnson

A QB change when you are in the middle of a playoff run can make or break a team, an organization, and sometimes...a player.  Watching this situation in Cleveland play out with Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel makes my skin crawl, because it brings back some not-so-fond memories. Getting drafted to the Buffalo Bills in 1999 was a privilege and honor for me.  That team was talent...
Via Football By Football
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The 30th Anniversary Of Hail Flutie Offers A Reminder About Thanksgiving Friday in College Football

Christmas is — within the Christian tradition — a deeply holy day. Whether you are of a religious persuasion or not, you can appreciate that there’s something very sacred about that day, something which ought to make the day a time for simply “being,” not doing; for quiet, not the hustle and bustle of the weeks which led up to it. Thanksgiving Day has, within American culture...
Via The Student Section
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 30th Anniversary Of Hail Flutie Offers A Reminder About Thanksgiving Friday in College Football

Christmas is — within the Christian tradition — a deeply holy day. Whether you are of a religious persuasion or not, you can appreciate that there’s something very sacred about that day, something which ought to make the day a time for simply “being,” not doing; for quiet, not the hustle and bustle of the weeks which led up to it. Thanksgiving Day has, within American culture...
Via Bloguin Best
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

1984 team returns and other links

BC will honor Doug Flutie, Gerard Phelan and other members of the 1984 team during the Syracuse game. The game is about the Seniors, but I hope returning stars help attendance.The Women's Ice Hockey team continued their undefeated streak by defeating Yale Tuesday.This article on the lack of popularity BC Sports in Boston made the rounds Tuesday. At this point I am beyond caring....
Via Eagle in Atlanta
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie: Tom Brady 'can play well into his 40s if he wants to'

Doug Flutie was lucky enough to enjoy an NFL career that stretched well into his 40s. He sees no reason why Tom Brady can’t do the same. “No doubt about it,” Flutie said Monday in a phone interview with NESN.com. As far as quarterbacks go, Flutie and Brady share few similarities. The former was a little guy — a 5-foot-9 scrambler known for his mobility and making plays with...
Via Fox Sports
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie: Tom Brady ‘can play well into his 40s'

Doug Flutie was lucky enough to enjoy an NFL career that stretched well into his 40s. He sees no reason why Tom Brady can’t do the same. “No doubt about it,” Flutie said Monday in a phone interview with NESN.com. As far as quarterbacks go, Flutie and Brady share few similarities. The former was a little guy — a scrambler who was known for using his mobility and making...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie to Gerard Phelan: The short and long of the Hail Mary, 30 years later

The game was played on Nov. 23, 1984, the day after Thanksgiving that year. Doug Flutie and Gerard Phelan of Boston College combined for one of the most memorable plays in college football history. Boston College's prayers were answered in a 47-45 miracle that forever is known as Hail Flutie. No. 10 Boston College and No. 12 Miami put on a game for the ages . . . before the thrilling...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: Doug Flutie, Tom Penn, Ben Howland

In what is looking like a possibly permanent change, Doug Flutie will again replace Mike Mayock in NBC’s Notre Dame football booth. In other news, ESPN has re-signed NBA front office analyst Tom Penn and NBCSN has hired former UCLA men’s basketball coach Ben Howland. Flutie to Replace Mayock Again NBC Sports has named Doug [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How, Mike Mayock, does one even come up with something this stupid?

Phil Mushnick recounts:On NBC, although Mike Mayock was relegated to sideline reporter — Doug Flutie in the booth with Dan Hicks for Northwestern-Notre Dame — he still made a Mayockery of what he could.Late in regulation, as NBC ran video of Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller’s three TD catches, genius-on-duty Mayock claimed Fuller was able to get open after he “sticks...
Via Bob's Blitz
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: Taylor Twellman, Flutie & Mayock, Sue Bird

ESPN has reached a lengthy contract extension with soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. In other news, Doug Flutie and Mike Mayock will swap roles on NBC this weekend, and Sue Bird has joined ESPN as a women’s college basketball analyst. Twellman Re-signs With ESPN ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman has agreed to an eight-year extension with [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC’s Flutie-Mayock Switcheroo Is A Smart Move… For One Day Only

Gimmicks. Experiments. Adventures. On or off the football field, tricks are worth trying… as long as they’re used selectively. That’s what NBC Sports seems to be doing this Saturday, when Notre Dame hosts Northwestern on NBC at 3:30 Eastern. The Peacock is taking Mike Mayock out of the color commentary booth and putting Doug Flutie next to Dan Hicks for this Saturday’s broadcast...
Via Awful Announcing
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is NBC replacing Mayock with Flutie as analyst on Notre Dame games?

It certainly seems to be a reasonable speculation after NBC announced Doug Flutie and Mike Mayock will be trading places for Saturday’s Notre Dame-Northwestern game. Flutie will work in the booth as a game analyst with Dan Hicks. Mayock, meanwhile, will serve as a sideline analyst. From the NBC release: “Mike is one of the top Xs-and-Os commentators in football. The sideline...
Via Sherman Report
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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