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SEC Nation is off and running in its debut season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has become so ubiquitous in today’s sports culture, it’s almost naive to attach cliches to it. SEC football is a religion, a bragging right, a divine passion, and a historic tradition, and is currently at its zenith as far as media exposure with the launch of the ESPN-run SEC Network. The ultimate SEC lovefest on the 24-hour SEC...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Network Poised for Historic Launch

Unless you’ve been trapped beneath a rock, you know that ESPN’s SEC Network it set to launch in over 90 million households across America August, 14.  The home to all things SEC – the network will feature SEC Now, a show that will discuss all of the SEC news of the day; The Paul Finebaum Show, where the popular radio host brings his show to television in a four-hour program...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Marcus Spears Thought He Was Talking To Will Muschamp On Twitter, But It Was A Fake Account

Twitter got the best of ESPN football analyst Marcus Spears today.  The former LSU and NFL star thought he was having a twitter conversation with Florida coach Will Muschamp, who is on ESPN’s campus today as part of the network’s “Car Wash” style of programming. Unfortunately for Spears, though, he was tweeting at this fake Muschamp account:  The conversation started when...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons sign Aaron Gray

It was reported by Marcus Spears of Yahoo! sports that the Detroit Pistons have signed free agent center Aaron Gray to a multi-year deal. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The contract will not be official until July 10. Gray is a big body, that’s all he is going to be. Don’t expect Gray to come in and be this big scorer, because he won’t. Gray has a career scoring...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Nation talent lineup includes Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum

Coming this fall, there will be another traveling college football pregame show to pretend to watch while College Gameday is on. “SEC Nation” on the yet-to-be-launched SEC Network, will seemingly compete with its fellow ESPN college football road show, but only travel to SEC locations. Launching Aug. 14, the long-rumored talent lineup was officially announced for “SEC Nation”...
Via Awful Announcing
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Alabama, Auburn, Josh Murray, and...PAWWLLLL!

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Yo! I'm taking a survey. A survey of SEC football information directors picks Alabama and South Carolina as the preseason favorites to face each other in the SEC Championship Game. (al.com)I don't think so!Kevin Scarbinsky takes umbrage to the SEC information directors'...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Travel Schedule For SEC Nation Released, Program Will Visit Auburn, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama

ESPN released today the travel schedule for “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s version of their parent network’s most popular program, “College GameDay.” The show, which will feature host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow, Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears, will broadcast each Saturday this fall from the campus of a SEC school.   SEC Nation: @finebaum and Spears on...
Via College Spun
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow to Co-Host “SEC Nation” This Fall

Say what you want about Tim Tebow the football player, he does know a little something about the game. Once Tebow started making appearances on ESPN last year, it became quite clear where he might be best suited.  BREAKING: @finebaum and @mspear96 will join @TimTebow and Joe Tessitore on the cast of SEC Nation! pic.twitter.com/5JnAwuVaqg — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 31, 2014...
Via Sportsnaut
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Day's Final Thoughts

The day has arrived.  The hours have either been well spent or completely wasted, but the overdue arrival of the draft weekend is finally here.   Yesterday, I presented the audience with my best version of my Final board.  This would imply that it is my final copy, but when I realized I did not place Chris Borland (he belongs at 57th) or Troy Niklas (he should be about 62nd)...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys need to follow 2005 draft model to fix current defensive line

If the Cowboys are looking for a blueprint for what they need to accomplish in next month’s draft, all they have to do is flip back to 2005. Nine years ago, the Cowboys hit big by selecting four college defensive linemen who combined for 364 starts in Dallas and 11 Pro Bowls. The Cowboys found four defensive starters going into their first season in their new 3-4 defense under...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter trolling CowboysNation

It’s time for another edition of twitter trolling. Get ready to relax and do a bit of fishing. We also celebrate some anniversaries and we put to rest Johnny Football talk. Time to get to work! Spring time for Past cowboys means one thing. It’s time to FISH I just caught this n Lake PRIME with a purple zoom lizzard. @cthompson_sr @jantz_tracy @Bass_Pro_Shops @Barry_Switzer pic...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Trolling CowboysNation

It seems that even during the NCAA Men’s basketball national championship game there is time to talk Cowboys. This week as we take our usually troll through twitter we take a look back to last night’s game and some of the Cowboys’ drama that resulted during it, celebrate birthdays, take a look at Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders suit fittings for the annual calendar and more! Coach...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Cowboy Spears: Romo, Witten in Jones' suite could send wrong message

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears is concerned that Tony Romo and Jason Witten attending the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in Jerry Jones' private suite at AT&T Stadium could send the wrong message to other players on the roster. During the game, Witten and Romo were spotted on the stadium's jumbotron in the suite with Jones, Jason Garrett as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Spears wasn't a fan of seeing Tony Romo and Jason Witten hanging out with Jason Garrett at the NCAA championship game

The NCAA championship game was held at AT&T Stadium and Jerry Jones' private suite was pretty packed. There were former presidents, a Cowboys head coach and two Cowboys star players on hand to watch the game. Recently retired and former Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears didn't like seeing Romo and Witten in the owner's box with Garrett. To him, it sends...
Via The Outlaws
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Network adds two more analysts

Before the next college football season begins, ESPN will be busy staffing its new SEC Network.  Already we know of a few high profile additions to the newest conference-based network.  Joe Tessitore will host the channel’s version of College GameDay while Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy will be their star analysts. After a standoff with ESPN, Brent Musburger is moving down the ladder...
Via Awful Announcing
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Spears, Anthony “Booger” McFarland Hired By SEC Network

Marcus Spears and Anthony Booger McFarlard are returning to the SEC, but this time as an analyst. Spears — the No. 20 overall pick by the Cowboys in the 2005 draft and McFarland Drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft have been hired by ESPN’s SEC Network.   The SEC Network, ESPN’s 24/7 network devoted to the Southeastern Conference, has hired LSU...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Spears, Anthony “Booger” McFarland Hired By SEC Network

Marcus Spears and Anthony Booger McFarlard are returning to the SEC, but this time as an analyst. Spears — the No. 20 overall pick by the Cowboys in the 2005 draft and McFarland Drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft have been hired by ESPN’s SEC Network.   The SEC Network, ESPN’s 24/7 network devoted to the Southeastern Conference, has hired...
Via Thacover2
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Spears to retire from NFL, join SEC Network

Former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick, defensive end Marcus Spears, will retire from the NFL and join the SEC Network as an analyst according to the network’s Twitter account. Spears spent eight seasons with the Cowboys before signing with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, where he spent his final season playing just five games before being waived. In his career, he tallied 10.0...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Cowboys DE Marcus Spears Retires From The NFL

  Former Cowboys DE Marcus Spears has officially retired from the NFL, according to the SEC Network. Spears is apparently pursuing a media career with the network as a college football analyst. Spears, 31, was a first-round draft pick of the Cowboys back in 2005. He spent his first eight years in the league with Dallas before he signed a one-year contract with the Ravens last year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No reason to applaud Jerry for cutting Ware

In some circles, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is being applauded for cutting ties with one of the greatest pass-rushers in team history. The theory goes that Jones is behaving more like a cold-hearted general manager than a back-slapping owner. I've decided to hold my applause since the reason Jerry had to make this move involved his mangling of the Cowboys' salary cap...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore had to do some cleaning out

The Ravens have released safety Michael Huff and defensive lineman Marcus Spears, and promoted safeties Omar Brown and Brynden Trawick from the practice squad. Baltimore announced the moves Wednesday. Huff and Spears were both signed as free agents during the spring. Huff started the season as the Ravens' starting free safety, but was benched after just one week. Spears played...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh cuts two veterans, sends a message to the rest of the Ravens..

They were symbolic mid-season cuts because both had been under-performing--- but even more significant, John Harbaugh cut them to send a message to the rest of the Ravens roster. He might as well have said, "Look, I know you were brought in here as free agents after successful careers elsewhere, but right now I just don't think you're capable of playing like a Raven...
Via Ravens Football Machine
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens waive Michael Huff, Marcus Spears

Photo: Ravens.com The Baltimore Ravens have waived safety Michael Huff and defensive end Marcus Spears. Michael Huff was signed in March 2013 from the Oakland Raiders to help fill the void left by Ed Reed – a task which always going to be hard considering Reed’s caliber. Huff had lost his starting job early in the season to rookie first round pick Matt Elam.  He had been relegated...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Cut Michael Huff & Marcus Spears

So much for Michael Huff replacing Ed Reed in the Ravens secondary. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Ravens have cut off-season additions Michael Huff, and former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears. #Ravens announce they waive veterans Michael Huff (signed a 3-year, $6M deal in spring) & Marcus Spears. Wonder it DAL looks at Spears again — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October...
Via Thacover2
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Cut Michael Huff & Marcus Spears

So much for Michael Huff replacing Ed Reed in the Ravens secondary. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Ravens have cut off-season additions Michael Huff, and former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/395566755977781249a According to the Baltimore Sun, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said heading into the bye week that the team will explore every...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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