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Tom Izzo always goes all-out for Michigan State’s midnight madness, and this year was no exception. He actually may have taken things to a whole new level. Izzo dressed as a member of the rock band Kiss, putting on the full costume and makeup. Hard not to love that. It was actually a Kiss cover band, and Izzo played the accordion on stage. Not bad.
Tim Hudson made his first career World Series start on Friday, and he spent the day just like most of us average Joe’s do: tweaking his fantasy football roster. According to Hudson’s wife, Kim, who was interviewed during Game 3 of the World Series, the family tried to treat the day like any other. For...Read More
Everything in San Francisco is expensive, so it’s no surprise to see parking for Game 3 of the World Series going for $100 at some lots. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan tweeted the photo seen above of parking going for $100 at one lot nearby AT&T Park in San Francisco. That’s actually a discount from the $150...Read More
According to a report, Colt McCoy had an absolutely tremendous reaction to being inserted into his first game as the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback. McCoy had been the team’s third-string quarterback behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, and he was the backup while RG3 was injured. That was until halftime of Week 7 against...Read More
Joe Maddon surprised many people when he opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. The decision was especially surprising because Maddon said two weeks ago after executive Andrew Friedman left for the Dodgers that he wanted to continue to be a Ray. There are no guarantees that Maddon will manage...Read More
Matt Leinart apparently does not have too much confidence in the man who coached him during his NFL career. During a Twitter conversation Wednesday with fellow FOX Sports analyst Clay Travis, Leinart predicted Ken Whisenhunt would be out of a job in Tennessee before long. Whisenhunt was Leinart’s head coach in Arizona. The Twitter exchange...Read More
Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday and is leaving the team immediately. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney and later confirmed by Rays ownership. Earlier this month, former Rays general manager Andrew Friedman left to take over as president of baseball operations for the...Read More
Former Denver Broncos safety John Boyett was arrested early Wednesday morning and released by the team the following day. Allow us to tell you a little bit about how Boyett went from Broncos practice squad player to former Broncos safety. According to Jesse Paul of The Denver Post, police say Boyett head-butted and punched a...Read More
Former NBA swingman Josh Childress is playing professional basketball in Australia for the Sydney Kings this year. On Thursday night, Childress committed one of the hardest fouls you will see all season — in any league. Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Waggstaff set a clean, hard screen on Childress during the third quarter, and Childress did...Read More
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert took a high stick to the face last night that completely rearranged his smile. It didn’t matter to San Jose Sharks fans that Calvert had his teeth knocked out and was bleeding profusely from the mouth. They still booed the call. Because he’s a hockey player, Calvert got some...Read More
Once a pothead, always a pothead. At least, that’s what people seem to think about former NFL running back Ricky Williams. Earlier this week, Williams was asked for his thoughts about the NFL changing its marijuana rules in the new league drug policy. The 37-year-old insists he would have never even ended up in the NFL’s drug program if the threshold for a positive test was...
Ian Poulter is one of the most outspoken and eccentric players on the PGA Tour, and his personality shows through in his new autobiography, “No Limits.” PGA of America president Ted Bishop strongly disagrees with at least one thing that was written in the book. According to Golf Digest, golf legend Nick Faldo made some...Read More
Despite beating the San Diego Chargers in an important divisional game, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was not all smiles after Thursday night’s game. Manning was quick to express his displeasure with the Sports Authority Field scoreboard operator, and he didn’t seem like he was joking. “I have no problem with our fans, our fans...Read More
On Wednesday night, Notre Dame wide receiver Justin Brent — who happens to be an 18-year-old freshman — went on a date with 42-year-old porn star Lisa Ann. The two sat courtside together at the New York Knicks game and one gossip report indicated that they were on an “official date.” At some point, it...Read More
Miami’s Duke Johnson is one of the best running backs in college football and he showed it against Virginia Tech on Thursday. The sophomore had 210 yards, fourth most in school history, before the third quarter ended. There wasn’t much the Hokies could do as Johnson ran around and through them on the way to...Read More
This has not been a good year for Mike Carey. The former NFL referee is now the rules expert for CBS and has been called upon for interpretations and analysis during challenges and other calls throughout games, much like the way Mike Pereira does for FOX. The only difference is Pereira usually gets things right,...Read More
Philip Rivers is one fiery guy, and you definitely don’t want to tick him off during a game. Rivers’ Chargers had a hard time moving the ball in the first quarter of their Thursday night game against the Broncos and the quarterback was particularly irked with a second down call that led to a rush...Read More
In less than a week, college football’s playoff selection committee will release its first rankings. Mississippi State and Ole Miss will be near the top, barring slip ups this weekend. So will Florida State, who doesn’t play again until after the initial rankings are released. Among the schools not likely to be particularly high is...Read More
If you’re going to live in Andrew Hawkins’ home, you better have your priorities straight about your favorite teams and players. If you don’t, you might end up kicked out of the house. Even if you’re family. Hawkins, who is in his first season with the Cleveland Browns, posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday...Read More
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are not engaged, but that hasn’t stopped the Green Bay Packers quarterback from giving his girlfriend a special ring as a show of affection. The New York Post did an interview with the actor and noticed a vintage yellow-gold ring that has a large oval emerald (Packers colors?) on Munn’s right ring finger. Munn disclosed that Rodgers bought...
Michelle Beadle turned 39 on Thursday and got a wonderful birthday present that was such a great surprise it moved her to tears. The crew at “Sports Nation” arranged to have the San Antonio Spurs mascot to wheel out a cake for Beadle’s b-day. They also got Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to wish her happy...Read More
Doc Brown is just crushing these locks this season. It’s not too late to jump aboard and start making some coin by using his picks as a guideline. When you’re at 79 percent on locks for the season, that’s a near guarantee. Plus, the rest of the picks have been extremely strong. [Reminder: The Week...Read More
Former NFL quarterback Kevin Kolb was forced to end his playing career before he reached his 30s because of head injuries. Kolb suffered four concussions that we know about. The first came in 2010 when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles and the last in a 2013 preseason game with the Buffalo Bills. The 29-year-old...Read More
Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanne Buss on made some strong comments on Thursday in response to the recent ESPN the Magazine story that was written about Kobe Bryant. For starters, Buss said that any team employee who contributed to the feature — which claimed Bryant deters free agents from signing with the Lakers — will be fired. “I read the story,” Buss said during...
Former Texas head coach Mack Brown turned 63 over the summer, but SMU seems to believe he can be an effective coach well into his late 60s and even 70s. At least, that’s what their reported offer to the coaching legend indicates. According to Bill Nichols of The Dallas Morning News, Brown is SMU’s top target to replace June Jones. Nichols reports that SMU officials and Brown...
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