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Stuart Scott's memoir to be released March 10

Prior to his death on January 4th, late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott completed his memoir, detailing his fight with cancer. On Wednesday, it was announced that the book, co-authored with Larry Platt, would be released on March 10th. Entitled Every Day I Fight, Scott’s memoir discusses not only his battle with this vicious disease, but also his life before ESPN and his early years...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Belichick: Tom Brady can talk to his preferences on footballs

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is passing the buck on DeflateGate. Belichick, in a news conference Thursday at Gillette Stadium, claimed that he has no knowledge of how the Patriots’ footballs became deflated during the first half of the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Belichick also said that he’s learned a lot more...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

This Super Bowl indicates running game regaining value?

Let’s begin by travelling back in time to 2010. It was a strange and awful period in the human existence when you may or may not have woken up feeling like P. Diddy. It was also the final year before swift rule changes that made passing in the NFL about as easy as breathing. At the time Dan Marino still held the single-season passing record of 5,084 yards, a mark that had stood...
Via This Given Sunday
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN suing Notre Dame over public records request

College football is a billion dollar business that leads ESPN into very close relationship with nearly every fiber of the sport.  The network is intimate business partners with the most powerful entities in college football from the playoff itself, to the rest of the bowl games, to all the conferences they enter into rights deals with and even individual teams.  Those business...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James still recruiting Ray Allen

We have officially crossed the halfway point in the 2014-2015 NBA season, and Ray Allen remains a free agent. Allen has yet to decide if he wants to continue playing, but LeBron James is not giving up on him. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, James recently met with Allen while LeBron was in Miami...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman: Tom Brady started the trash talk

Richard Sherman wants you to know that Tom Brady isn’t the guy you think he is.   The vocal Seattle Seahawks cornerback said in a news conference Wednesday that it was the New England Patriots quarterback who started the trash-talk between them during their 2012 matchup. Their exchange went viral when Sherman walked up to Brady after the Seahawks’ 24-23 win, asking “You...
Via NESN.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets QB coach: Geno Smith's inconsistency killed us

Quarterbacks coach David Lee spent the last two seasons attempting to make New York Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith a reliable starter. While we’re still waiting for that to happen, Lee had some comments to share regarding his experience with Smith (via NFL.com). Rex and I talked about it, he had some inconsistency and the up and down part is what killed us. He would get loose...
Via Sportsnaut
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Briles: Ohio State won final playoff spot in 8-4 vote

The Ohio State Buckeyes, who were given the No. 4 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff, surprisingly took down both Alabama and Oregon to win the national championship. But just how close were the Bucks to not even being included in the field? Baylor coach Art Briles claims to know the answer. According to Briles, his team, which wound up finishing at No. 5 (just outside...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees announcer John Sterling affected by massive fire

A large fire swept through the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. Yankees play-by-play voice John Sterling was among hundreds of New Jersey residents that were left homeless by the flames—which reached 200 feet and could be seen clear across the Hudson River in Manhattan, according to NJ.com. The fire reportedly began around 4:20 p.m. ET, and firefighters...
Via The Sports Daily
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn corroborates Tiger's missing tooth story

Forget “Deflate-gate” scandal for a moment, as another “-gate” controversy coming out of the sports world has a lot more bite. A rather benign but sweet story that has taken on an amusing life of its own centers around how Tiger Woods surprised girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in Italy in order to congratulate her on winning...Read More The post Incisor-gate: Lindsey Vonn corroborates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Witness thinks Robert Allenby passed out, hit head on rock

When photos appeared on the Facebook page of Robert Allenby showing him with a large scrape above his left eye and cut on his nose, we thought it was because the golfer was kidnapped, robbed, and beaten. That was according according to Allenby’s caddie. Depite conflicting details, Allenby stood by the story. As it turns...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Superheroes Pratt, Evans make Super Bowl bet for charity

It’s great when superheroes profess their love for their favorite sports teams. And with Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots fans are currently gearing up to watch their respective teams on the big stage. Among them are two superheroes. Chris Pratt—aka “Star-Lord”—is a Seahawks fan. And Chris Evans—aka “Captain America”—roots...
Via The Sports Daily
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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