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San Francisco 49ers: Tackle football isn’t tackle football anymore

Third and two with 3:19 to play in the fourth quarter and the San Francisco 49ers leading the Saints 20-17.  Ahmad Brooks gains the edge on a five man rush and appears to sack Drew Brees causing a fumble recovered by San Francisco putting them in a great position to seal the game.   But the play didn’t end that way.  Brooks was called for a personal foul costing the 49ers the...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA MVP Race: Week 2

This Week 2 MVP Race features a very surprising name in the top five (maybe even higher). LeBron James is finally not starting ahead of the pack this year.  He’s sure to find more competition this time around. Kevin Love has one of the best stat lines in the game.  However, his team dropped out of the playoffs.  How much does that matter? I will address all those topics in my...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

North Carolina in the NBA Recap… 11/21/13

Very small schedule last night with just a pair of games on the slate. However, for those that follow former Heels at the next level they were fortunate as both games had a touch of carolina blue and both were televised nationally on TNT. And as usual, if there are games with players that once called Chapel Hill on ISPORTSWEB there will be the daily recap called “North Carolina...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State Football: Crippled OU offense may predetermine outcome

Coming off of their fourth straight win following their victory over TCU last week, the Kansas State Wildcats (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) will need to have all rockets firing if they want to end their eighth and final 2013 home game on a positive note against Oklahoma University Sooners (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) on Saturday. The game will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. CT and will be televised on FOX Sports...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

How does Prince Fielder change the Texas Rangers?

“Whenever it’s warm, I feel loose and better. It’s going to be hot” On Wednesday the Texas Rangers acquired Prince Fielder in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. Texas shipped out long time second baseman Ian Kinsler to Detroit in exchange for the power hitting 29 year-old first baseman and $30 million in cash. Prince enters Arlington with $168 million remaining on his contract...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

What Rick Nash means to the New York Rangers

It is after games like the one the Rangers played last night in Dallas that you fall right back in love with the trade that brought Rick Nash to New York. You might say the team gave up too much to bring in a guy who’s never scored more than 80 points in a season. You might say they shouldn’t have broken up a core that led them to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012. You might...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Senior Day vs. Nebraska

For Bill O’Brien and Penn State, more of the same is a perfect recipe for Senior Day in Happy Valley. Last year Penn State seniors were sent off in one of the most memorable senior days in school history, a thrilling 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin. This year’s senior class comes with less fanfare, but deserves another outstanding sendoff from the Penn State faithful when the...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos’ Wes Welker to play against former team New England Patriots

Yet again there always seems to be a story behind each game in the NFL. This week it would be Wes Welker’s return to the New England Patriots (7-3) after joining the Denver Broncos (9-1) this season. Although listed as probable, interim head coach Jack Del Rio confirmed Welker’s status as “definite” for Sunday. Additionally there is  the story of the two best quarterbacks...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs gets revenge

After losing 3-1 to Buffalo the night before, the Toronto Maple Leafs got sweet revenge by defeating the Sabres 4-2 at the Air Canada Center this past weekend. The Leafs dominated the first period.  It was 2-0 after the opening period, but it should have been 5-0. The Leafs added a goal in the second period. Toronto played absolutely awful in the third period.  As a result, Buffalo...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals host former team, Colts in week 12 tilt

Setting the stage After last week’s drubbing at the expense of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Arizona Cardinals come back home to Glendale to host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. At 6-4, the Cardinals have quietly fashioned themselves into the playoff contender role. With tiebreakers over Carolina and Detroit, Arizona’s destiny is ultimately in their control, despite sitting...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Clemson football: what to watch for against The Citadel

On Saturday, both Clemson and South Carolina must halt their preparation for each other in order to play fruitless games against FCS opponents.  The Tigers (9-1, 7-1 ACC) face The Citadel (5-6, 4-4 Southern), a mediocre FCS team, who should offer little resistance to Chad Morris’ offense and provide little challenge to Brent Venables’ defense. Honestly, I hate these games, especially...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: “Whatever it takes”

Ever since NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport got the ball rolling on possible Ben Roethlisberger trade rumors, questions have been flung all over the place regarding the the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback. Roethlisberger shot down the reports making claims that he wants to be a Steeler for life and that the reports were complete nonsense. Everyone tends to believe that Roethlisberger...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Revisiting the NCAA’s oldest rivalry

For the first time in several years, the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game will be a highly anticipated matchup. The battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe will take place Saturday in Minneapolis at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN. In recent seasons, Wisconsin has dominated Minnesota in the annual meeting of college football’s oldest rivalry. The Badgers have won nine in a row in...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: With backup QBs on the rise, McCown continues to shine

Dim the lights and get your popcorn ready, it’s time for  everyone’s favorite reality series, “Battle of the Backups!” Quarterback Josh McCown will make his third straight start for the Chicago Bears Sunday, while Kellen Clemens will make his fourth start for the St. Louis Rams in place of Sam Bradford, who is lost for the season with a torn ACL. While one backup has had...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Sooners need help to stay in conference race

The Oklahoma Sooners are two games back of Baylor for the conference crown. They can’t win it outright, but can force a four-way tie. The Sooners need some help, but also need to take care of their own business, starting with a visit to Bill Synder Stadium as they face the Kansas State Wildcats on Nov. 23. Bob Stoops has lost two games this year, after losing three last season...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Playoffs?!?!

This image haunts Bills fans. Can they make it to the playoffs for the first time since the Music City Miracle? Heading into the bye week, the Buffalo Bills find themselves in a log jam with 8 other teams competing for the last Wild Card spot in the AFC Playoffs. There is only one spot remaining because, let’s be honest, the AFC East, North, and South division races are already...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Championship caliber?

Twelve games is an early dose of the NBA season considering there’s still 70 or more to play for most NBA teams. It’s not the time to panic if your team is off to a rough start. In the case of the Golden State Warriors, it’s too early to say that they are a finished product even though they are 8-4 and playing really good basketball. The Warriors are better than they were last...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals making a move

Royals sign pitcher Jason Vargas to a 4 year $32 million dollar deal. (cbssports.com) The Kansas City Royals have had a relatively quite off-season so far and that should be the norm as 2014 rolls around. The biggest surprise right now was the signing of former Angel’s pitcher earlier this week, Jason Vargas. Vargas, age 30, has spent most of his career in Seattle up until last...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: NFC East struggling

(AP Photo/Nick Wass) After a close scare on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins 24-16 and are now leading the NFC East with a 6-5 record. As the Eagles head into their bye week and prepare for a showdown with the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field on December 1st, they should recognize how fortunate they are to be leading their division. The...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Robinson Cano is in town

Word is leaking out around the area that the Detroit Tigers are being paid an offseason visit by highly sought after free agent Robinson Cano. I have no certifiable confirmation of this, but the rumors are rampant. The 31-year old Cano has been a dominant offensive force for the New York Yankees throughout his 9-year big league career while playing a slick 2nd base along the way...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys week 12 preview

(Photo credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) The New York Giants (4-6) will play they Dallas Cowboys (5-5) this Sunday at MetLife stadium, in what is a must win game for both teams. The New York Giants are one and half games back of the Philadelphia Eagles (6-5), and the Dallas Cowboys are just one game behind he Eagles. This game is important to keeping both teams...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Northeastern Huskies Basketball: Interpreting the Georgetown upset

Scott Eatherton driving to the hoop against Georgetown on Thursday (Photo credit: Ricardo Arduengo/AP Photo) Optimism was probably the last word that came to mind before this game. Leading up to the first round matchup of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan between the Northeastern Huskies and Georgetown Hoyas, most people did not expect a close game. Even as a Northeastern student...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Should Melvin Ingram return?

Melvin Ingram (54) at practice – Earnie Grafton It is no secret that the San Diego Chargers have struggled defensively this season.  The team has been consistently beaten on the passing game and only average against the run.  One problem that has faced this defense is the injuries at the linebacker position.  Before the season started, one of the best linebackers on the team...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU Football faces Northwestern with chance to clinch Legends Division title

On Saturday at 12 p.m. EST, the Spartans travel to Evanston, Illinois to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. No matter how you look at it, this game has one colossal story line: if Michigan State can win, they’ll earn a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. The team is coming off a huge win at Nebraska, while Northwestern, who is 0-6 in the Big Ten and coming off...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Antone Smith’s impact

In the last quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB Antone Smith had his breakout regular season debut with a 50-yard rushing touchdown. He pushed the Atlanta Falcons’ rushing total to 731 yards this season, scraping the Falcons out of the gutter and into to 31st in the league. This may not seem like much to praising, but this year’s squad has had very little...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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