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By Larry Brown Were the Indianapolis Colts tipped off the New England Patriots’ alleged ball-deflating ways by a fellow AFC playoff team? That’s what it sounds like. FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer reported Wednesday that the Ravens tipped off the Colts about the Patriots’ tendency to deflate footballs. Glazer also says the league was planning to inspect the balls at halftime...
“If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” That is an adage that has been associated with sports as long as I can remember. Whether it’s corking a bat, using illegal hand wraps on boxing gloves, tweaking a body style in car racing, or using a curved blade in hockey, cheating and controversies have been as...Read More
The New England Patriots reportedly used “backup footballs” in the second half of their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. While an earlier report from ESPN Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City indicated that the Patriots’ game balls were reinflated at halftime and put back into circulation for the second half,...Read More
Don’t you just hate when that happens? You’re on Twitter trying to promote your work by tweeting out a link and you send out the wrong one. It’s happened to us here at LBS plenty of times. When you send out 20 links a day, mistakes will happen. But the one thing you never want...Read More
The New England Patriots have likely been given strict instruction from head coach Bill Belichick to ignore all things related to the Deflategate scandal, but that didn’t stop cornerback Brandon Browner from weighing in on Wednesday. Browner, who used to play for the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks and was once suspended for performance-enhancing drug use,...Read More
By Larry Brown Punters are usually the forgotten people on football teams, but Jon Ryan did his best to make sure the Packers remembered who he was. Ryan helped turn things around for the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay by throwing a touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam on a fake field goal to make it 16-7 Packers in the third quarter. After throwing for...
Former USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron is considered one of the better recruiting coaches in college football. That is one of the reasons LSU has hired him as a defensive line coach, and Orgeron’s voicemail message proves he has gotten to work immediately. On Tuesday, ESPN Baton Rouge’s Culotta and The Prince Show decided...Read More
The under-inflated footballs that the New England Patriots allegedly used during their win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game were reportedly reinflated to the proper NFL standards at halftime. ESPN Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City reported Wednesday that officials put more air in New England’s game balls at halftime after it...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio We all know chicks dig quarterbacks, but sometimes chicks can dig quarterbacks before they even know they are quarterbacks. Olivia Munn is living proof of this. Munn, who has been dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for quite some time, told Conan O’Brien on Tuesday night that she had no idea who Rodgers was when she met him. “When I met...
While there are plenty of fans, analysts and players who are up in arms over the latest cheating accusations against the New England Patriots, there are others who feel that the amount of air the Pats have or do not have in their footballs has no correlation with their success. Many of those people are...Read More
If the Indianapolis Colts believed the New England Patriots were using balls in the AFC Championship Game that were inflated below the legal limit, they may not have been surprised. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts had seen that act before. Schefter reported Wednesday that the Colts had concerns about balls being under-inflated when...Read More
Very few people are surprised that the New England Patriots may have been caught intentionally deflating footballs to give themselves an advantage in the AFC Championship Game. Why? Because Bill Belichick has already been labeled a “cheater” as a result of the Spygate scandal. But what if it was — gasp — Tom Brady who...Read More
The footballs that were used by both teams in the AFC Championship Game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots were inspected by officials prior to kickoff, Pro Football Talk reports. Prior to each game, officials are supposed to inspect each ball and use a pressure gauage to determine that each one contains no...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The Denver Broncos have hired a new coach, but it is starting to look like they will not have to search for a new quarterback in 2015. Woody Paige of The Denver Post reports that Peyton Manning is planning to return to the Broncos next season if he passes his physical exam. Because of the multiple neck surgeries that Manning had before signing in Denver, his...
By Steve DelVecchio Bob Kravitz, the reporter from WTHR who broke the story of the New England Patriots potentially deflating footballs against the Indianapolis Colts, is calling for extremely harsh punishment for Bill Belichick if the NFL determines that the Patriots cheated. Kravitz is calling for Roger Goodell to suspend Belichick for the Super Bowl and Patriots owner Robert...
Had the Indianapolis Colts not lost to the New England Patriots by 38 points in the AFC Championship Game, they would probably be more upset over Deflategate. But because they were beaten so badly and everyone knows they would have lost even if the Patriots were throwing Nerf balls, Pat McAfee is free to make...Read More
Now that a report has surfaced indicating that 11 of the 12 balls that were tested from the New England Patriots sideline during the AFC Championship Game did not have enough air in them, you knew it was only a matter of time before other teams starting screaming “I thought something was up!” Naturally, the...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio If former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson had not paid to have someone mess with the footballs at Super Bowl XXXVII, he would have entered the game with a lot less confidence. We know this because Johnson openly admitted it a few years back before the 10-year reunion of the 2002 Super Bowl champion Bucs. As Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reminds...
The NFL has not yet wrapped up its investigation regarding the balls used by the Patriots during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, but the evidence so far does not look good for them. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the league found that 11 of 12 game balls by the Patriots were underinflated by two...Read More
By Larry Brown Chandler Parsons threw some shade at his former team while hosting a Q&A over Twitter Tuesday. Parson was drafted by the Houston Rockets and played with them his first three seasons in the league. The Dallas Mavericks signed him to a huge contract in the offseason (in a nightclub of all places), and the Rockets let him walk. During his Twitter Q&A with fans...
Of all the mistakes the Packers made in their late-game collapse against the Seahawks on Sunday that cost them a spot in the Super Bowl, Morgan Burnett going down after his 4th-quarter interception was one of the worst. Video from the “All 22″ view was released Tuesday, and it shows that Burnett had plenty of...Read More
By Larry Brown Manny Pacquiao is putting the full-court press on Floyd Mayweather to try pressuring the undefeated fighter to step into the ring with him. On Tuesday, Pac-Man called out Mayweather via Twitter. I can easily beat @FloydMayweather, I believe that. If you really care about the fans, you will fight. If you care about yourself... you won't fight. #MannySmile ...
Aaron Murray and girlfriend Kacie McDonnell have ended their relationship and called off their engagement. Murray, a former Georgia quarterback and now member of the Chiefs, and McDonnell, a TV reporter, began dating in 2013 while Murray was in college. McDonnell was working in Philly at the time and would travel to watch his games....Read More
Tiger Woods is missing a tooth, but the way he lost the chicklet has come into question. On Sunday, some photos surfaced that showed Woods hiding behind a facemask while watching his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn’s race in Italy. It later became clear that Woods was probably hiding the fact that he needs dental work, as...Read More
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in exploring how they can trade up in the NFL Draft to select Marcus Mariota. Mark Eckel of NJ.com reports that a source familiar with the Eagles’ offseason plans believes the team will try to move up from their current spot — No. 20 — in an attempt to...Read More
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