Martin Mayhew hitches his wagon to tight end Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions general manager has hitched his wagon to 10th overall pick Eric Ebron. President Tom Lewand, head coach Jim Caldwell and Mayhew himself have all said that the Lions are in a win now mode and that they not only expect to make the playoffs, but to seriously contend for a super bowl title. Yet, once again, Mayhew went with his old mentor, Matt Millen’s theory, to draft...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Obituaries: Mercer Downs Duke

March Madness is a great time of year. But the sad truth is that 68 teams compete for a prize only one will win. To that end, we present our March Madness Obituaries, which mourn the fallen teams left behind on the road to the national championship. The NCAA tournament followed up yesterday’s overtimes with even more excitement. Duke went down again, two more five seeds ended...
Via The Sports Post
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels: most bipolar tourney resume ever

The head of Roy Williams must be spinning. His North Carolina Tar Heels are bi-polar. Their NCAA Tournament profile is the most multiple personality disorder, schizophrenic and every other psychological-disorder-that-I’m-incorrectly-diagnosing-and-poorly-analogizing that we’ve ever seen in college basketball. The 10-6, 0-3 in the ACC North Carolina Tar Heels are much much better...
Via The Sports Bank
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Davidson @ UNC

Davidson at UNC 12/21/2013 5:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 21 times.NC (2014) has won 18 times (85.7% of the time), won by > 20 pts 9 times (42.9% of the time)Davidson (2014) has won 3 times (14.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time)The average score is NC (2014): 82.3 - Davidson (2014...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC comes to NYC to welcome new members

NEW YORK -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's plan to expand, revealed in 2010 and modified along the way, has come to fruition. Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame became members of the ACC at 12:01 ET Monday, giving the conference 15 members. To celebrate the league's northern expansion, Commissioner John Swofford, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams, Florida State...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mario Williams sues ex for $785,000 engagement ring

Since it’s impossible to earn a ring on the field as a Buffalo Bill, Mario Williams is going to court. The highest-priced free agent defensive end in NFL history will go to a hearing Friday in Houston after suing his ex-fiancee for the $785,000 engagement ring he proposed to her with. The ex in question, Erin Marzouki, countered Williams’ claim with a suit of her own on Monday...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NFC North 2013 NFL Draft Recap

Could Aaron Rodgers turn late-round selection Charles Johnson into a star? (Credit) By the numbers, the NFC North was the strongest division in the NFL last year. Its teams combined to win 35 games, more than any other division. It was also the only division that boasted three teams with a winning record. So, how would the best (plus the Detroit Lions) get better? Below are recaps...
Via The Sports Post
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's Bubble Watch 2013 - SUCCESS!

Well, I did get all 68 schools right for the NCAA Tournament.  I don't do the seeds because (a) I don't have the time, (b) I'm not smart enough to figure that all out and there are many others who would do a better job and (c) it is damn near impossible.But I did get all 68 picked correctly, which is something for me.  I usually miss on at least one or two.  This year...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

10 best coach and player interviews I’ve ever done

I’ve had the tremendous opportunity of conversing with many of the most interesting and compelling interview subjects in the world of sports. Across the spectrum in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football, college basketball and much much more. Most player interviews are terrible, but these were great.Unless otherwise noted, these coach and player interviews are pretty much all...
Via The Sports Bank
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Fast Break: Kentucky's ongoing experiment

The most interesting ongoing experiment in sports is the one John Calipari is conducting at Kentucky. Calipari's hyphothesis was that the most important thing in basketball is talent, and if you have enough of it, you can overwhelm any other shortcoming. The more commonly held belief the "truth" was that maturity, poise and teamwork were just as necessary as talent...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Fast Break: Who's really No. 1?

Duke's schedule should be a case of masochism. What are the Blue Devils doing playing Kentucky (then ranked ninth), Louisville (second) and Ohio State (fourth), all in a two-week span? Asking for it, that's what. "The schedule at Duke is probably the reason you come to Duke," Mason Plumlee said. And yet the Blue Devils won all those games. It is Dec. 3, and Duke...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC basketball capsules: Weekend outlook

Dec. 1 Delaware (2-5) at No. 2 Duke (7-0) When: 2 p.m. Full Court Press: The Blue Hens have dropped four straight games after winning at Virginia. Granted, theyve lost to Kansas State, Pitt, Temple in the stretch, but this task at Duke is a much greater. Duke needs to continue playing with the passion and focus it has displayed of late, and this is also an opportunity to build some...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC basketball capsules: Weekend outlook

Dec. 1 Delaware (2-5) at No. 2 Duke (7-0) When: 2 p.m. Full Court Press: The Blue Hens have dropped four straight games after winning at Virginia. Granted, theyve lost to Kansas State, Pitt, Temple in the stretch, but this task at Duke is a much greater. Duke needs to continue playing with the passion and focus it has displayed of late, and this is also an opportunity to build some...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Maui Invitational: #9 UNC vs Chaminade

Now comes the first post-loss game of the season. As always, UNC's performance bears watching since how a team responds to a loss is perhaps one of the most important step in a team's development. The only caveat here is during the season there is usually two days or more to digest the defeat and invest some time in practice before facing the next opponent. UNC gets no such...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Has A Few New Weapons At His Disposal

The Bears are seemingly not okay with mediocrity. They have had a plethora of mediocre wide receivers on their team the past few seasons. Guys like Devin Hester, Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, and let’s not forget, the Roy Williams experiment have given the Bears a stigma on offense. The Bears have had to [...]The post Jay Cutler Has A Few New Weapons At His Disposal...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans Pass On Roy Williams, Bring Back Bryant Johnson, Sign LB

While wide receiver Roy Williams‘ tryout received much more attention, the Houston Texans decided to sign the other former first-round receiver who also worked out for the team on Thursday. Bryant Johnson, the 17th overall pick in 2003 by the Arizona Cardinals, played in all 16 games last season for the Texans and was re-signed by the team, according to John McClain of the Houston...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Draft Day Playbook

After years of cheap behavior and uninspired free agent patch work -- yeah, like Roy Williams was really going to be the answer -- the Chicago Bears have finally found their coin-purse (double-meaning very much intended) and decided to spend some money this off-season.    In large part due to the welcomed departure of Bears’ GM and renowned miser, Jerry Angelo, the Windy City...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears’ Roy Williams drop lawsuit against Miss Texas Brooke Daniels

Chicago Bears wideout Roy Williams was a HORRIBLE signing by a front office known for making some really dumb NFL personnel moves. Especially when you consider his contract is for $2.5 million. Although he sucks at catching footballs, at least Williams did the right thing in dropping his lawsuit against ex-girlfriend and Miss Texas 2009 Brooke Daniels. The suit was over the missing...
Via The Sports Bank
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Longest Active Super Bowl Appearance Drought

Four current NFL franchises have never played in a Super Bowl, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans, the (new) Cleveland Browns, and the Detroit Lions. Jacksonville started play in 1995, Cleveland started play in 1999, and Houston started play in 2002. The Detroit Lions, however, started play in 1930 and are the only current NFL franchise active since the beginning of the...
Via Football Nation
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Evaluating UNC at the Midway Point

So here we are at roughly the halfway point of UNC’s 2011-12 season. The Heels have finished the non-conference schedule and now embark on a fun filled 16-game odyssey through the ACC. Now is as good a time as any to take stock of the players and the team. If you want a statistical view of UNC through 15 games be sure to check out the cumlative plus/minus stats over at Tobacco...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL: Most Overrated Team of 2011

When the 2011 NFL football season started there was a lot of talking going on around the league about certain teams and how well they would play this season. But instead of reaching the post-season and playing like a playoff caliber squad the following six teams made waves with their mouths instead of play on the field. 6. The Chicago Bears- The monsters of the mid-way the Chicago...
Via Football Nation
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears Sink Vikings in Finale

The Bears sunk the Vikings 17-13 in the regular season finale. Chicago finishes at 8-8 while Minnesota ends at a dismal 3-13. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Josh McCown completed 15 of 25 passes for 160 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He also gained 30 rushing yards on four attempts. Kahlil Bell led the running game with 54 yards on 17 totes, to go along with five catches...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Roy Williams hopes to re-sign with Bears

Roy Williams figures the Chicago Bears are in for some changes. He hopes he's part of their plan. Williams says he would ''be happy'' to re-sign with Chicago but will look to play elsewhere if they can't reach a deal. The Bears signed the veteran receiver to a one-year contract following a disappointing run in Dallas, hoping he would rediscover some of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

GMs, Don’t Let Your Players Be Ex-Cowboys

Memo to Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo: when a player is let go by a team as crappy as the Dallas Cowboys, there is probably a reason. For the third consecutive week, the Bears are looking like idiots thanks to the actions of a former Cowboy player. Against Kansas City the culprit was wide “receiver” Roy Williams, whose billionth career drop deflected into the hands...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Week 14 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups of the Week Ricky Williams, RB, Ravens (38.7 percent owned in standard ESPN 10-Man Leagues) Week 13 stats: 16 carries, 76 yards, 1 TD As bad as the Browns are at defending the run, the Colts are even worse. Williams could see plenty of garbage time carries in this one and he might be able to duplicate his production in week 16 when he faces the Browns at home. Devin Aromashodu...
Via Football Nation
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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