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Andrew Luck Not Able to Match Up With ‘Surgical’ Tom Brady Yet, But Young Quarterback’s Time Will Come (Video)

Sunday’s Patriots-Colts matchup was expected to be a big-time showdown between Tom Brady and Andrew Luck, but the final result shows that the rookie has some work to do before joining that conversation. The Patriots won 59-24 against Indianapolis, improving to 7-3 on the season in large part thanks to some costly mistakes made by Luck. While he certainly showed capable of making...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Impresses Against Colts, Matt Ryan Drops Off in NFL MVP Power Rankings

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which is awesome, especially if you  like copious amounts of family, food, booze and football, and not necessarily in that order. The Turkey Day week is huge in those aspects, and it’s also huge in the NFL. Tom Brady and the Patriots, the best team in the second half of just about every season for the last decade or so, know that better than...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: University of Maryland’s Board of Regents Votes Unanimously to Move to Big Ten Conference

The college realignment game of musical chairs is about to start again and this time, it’s the Big Ten drawing first blood. The University of Maryland’s board of regents voted unanimously on Monday to leave the ACC for the land of legends and leaders, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. It’s likely that Rutgers will follow suit in the near future, leaving the Big East and...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Bart Scott Attempts to Lead Media Boycott After Jets Win, But It Doesn’t Really Work Out

Bart Scott is kind of an insufferable human being, and he was reportedly doing more insufferable things on Sunday afternoon after the New York Jets actually won a game. Following a tumultuous week with more media distractions — thanks to an unnamed ripping of Tim Tebow in the New York Daily News — the Jets came out and dominated the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon.  One would...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Cam Neely Excited for Bruins Season, But Frustrated Over Lockout (Video)

As the NHL lockout continues to deprive fans of games, at least one executive is staying positive. Bruins president Cam Neely still holds out hope that a season can be salvaged. The NHL and NHLPA are scheduled to resume talks on Monday after a brief hiatus. With games cancelled through Nov. 30, the next cancellation could extend the lockout into December, and further worsen the effects...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Running Game May Suffer More Than Passing Game Following Rob Gronkowski’s Broken Forearm (Video)

With all the excitement after the Patriots’ triumphant performance on Sunday evening from Foxboro, lost in the shuffle was the absence of one of New England’s biggest stars. Late in the fourth quarter, tight end Rob Gronkowski was seen leaving the field with a team doctor, headed towards the locker room. Following the game, it was announced that Gronk had suffered a broken forearm...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard Was Afraid Andrew Luck Was Going to Catch Him During Touchdown Return (Video)

Alfonzo Dennard had just one more Colts player to beat on the way to his first career touchdown in the NFL — the quarterback. The only problem is that quarterback just so happened to be Andrew Luck. Luck tracked Dennard down during his 87-yard interception return, trying to cut off the speedy cornerback along the sideline before reaching the end zone. Luck’s athleticism and speed...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley Will Miss Saturday’s Matchup Against Notre Dame With Sprained Right Shoulder

The road to the BCS National Championship may have got a bit easier. USC quarterback Matt Barkley has officially been ruled out for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame. USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced the bad news to the media in a teleconference. Sitting at No. 1 in the BCS rankings, Notre Dame just has to beat USC to move on to the national title game. They’ll face first...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib Makes Immediate Impact in Patriots Debut, Already Building Confidence in Struggling Secondary

As he stepped out onto the field for the first time in front of his new home crowd on Sunday, Aqib Talib started to feel the excitement. But as the cheers of the near 70,000 fans filling the seats at Gillette Stadium echoed from end to end for him, Talib made sure not to let the nerves get in his way of making a lasting impression. “Oh, when they said my name at the beginning,...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Atop New BCS Rankings With Alabama Second Following Wild Weekend of Upsets

NEW YORK — Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other. A day after Oregon and Kansas State lost to give up control of the BCS race, the Fighting Irish (.9973) moved into first place in the standings for the first time. “Now we don’t have to answer questions about style points or politics...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s Forearm Injury a Tough Break for Ailing Patriots as Offense Was Finally Getting Back on Track

Rob Gronkowski had another record-breaking performance during the Patriots’ blowout win over the Colts on Sunday. But it was a very different kind of break that may be the real story. In the midst of a seven-catch, 137-yard, two-touchdown performance, Gronkowski reportedly broke his forearm and could be out for 4-6 weeks. The broken bone was the lone bit of misfortune in an otherwise...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck Continues to Impress in Losing Effort, Showcasing Better Rookie Development Than Peyton Manning

Andrew Luck is not Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers — yet. But after Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of the New England Patriots, Luck still has plenty of room left to grow and develop. While his numbers have brought comparisons to all the aforementioned quarterbacks, he is still nowhere near the same caliber of player that each of those developed NFL stars is today....
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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Report: Gronk has broken forearm

Rob Gronkowski reportedly suffered a broken forearm during the Patriots' win over the Colts. Find out how long the injury could keep him out.

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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Patriot Had the Most Impressive Performance on Sunday Against the Colts?

After last Sunday’s debacle (but win) over the Bills, Patriots fans had reason to be concerned as the Indianapolis Colts rolled into Foxboro on Sunday. That concern left the building pretty quickly however, as New England romped the Colts 59-24. The defense forced four Indy turnovers, including three interceptions of Andrew Luck. On the other side of the ball, New England continued...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Gruden At Top of Tennessee’s Head Coaching Wishlist After Firing Derek Dooley, Arkansas Interested Too

There could be a bidding war for the services of “that guy,” Jon Gruden. The Monday Night Football color man is the top pick for the head coaching vacancy at Tennessee according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. Tennessee fired their head coach, Derek Dooley, on Sunday. Arkansas is also interested in the former Raiders and Buccaneers coach. Current Razorbacks’ head coach, John...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Edwards Waived by Falcons for Not Taking Part in Team Gathering

In Week 10, the Atlanta Falcons saw their chances at a perfect season dashed by the rival New Orleans Saints. Following the defeat, Head Coach Mike Smith called a team huddle. Apparently, defensive end Ray Edwards didn’t get the memo that he was a part of the team, as it reportedly took him three requests and an ordering from his teammates to join the huddle. NFL Network contributor...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum Confirms He Reaggravated Knee Injury While Bowling

While rumors that Andrew Bynum reaggravated his knee abounded on Saturday, the Sixers’ center confirmed the story on Sunday. Bynum was part of the massive trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Andre Iguodala out of Philadelphia. Bynum has just one year left on his contract, so a return this season is important for the Sixers. The former Laker wasn’t officially ruled...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski Wins First NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship As Jimmie Johnson Withdraws

HOMESTEAD, Fla. –  Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship. The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is the first for longtime NASCAR owner Roger Penske and gives outgoing car manufacturer Dodge the sweetest of parting...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Top Receiver, A.J. Barker, Quits Team on Twitter For ‘Psychological Abuse’ Over Injury From Jerry Kill

The Minnesota Golden Gophers’ top wide receiver, A.J. Barker, is the latest college football player to quit his team over supposed “abuse.” Last week, we saw Washington State’s Marquess Wilson quit the Cougars over abuse from Mike Lynch and the rest of his coaching staff. Now, Barker has quit the Gophers, and he did it via social media. Well, its official. I am done playing...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy Suffers Concussion Late in Fourth Quarter While Andy Reid Was ‘Trying to Win Game’

The tumultuous football season in Philadelphia got a little more bleak on Sunday afternoon. Trailing 31-6 with just over two minutes left against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was hit hard by safety Madieu Williams. McCoy was taken off on a card and suffered a concussion on the play, according to Michael Fabiano of NFL.com. But...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib Returns Andrew Luck Interception for 59-Yard Touchdown (Animation)

It didn’t take long for Aqib Talib to let his presence be known in the Patriots’ secondary. The new addition picked off an Andrew Luck pass early in the second quarter, and weaved his way through the Colts’ offense for a 59-yard touchdown. Talib’s making his debut for New England after serving out the last game of his four-game suspension last week. Take a look at Talib...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Misses Just One Pass, Throws Four Touchdowns in Redskins’ Win Over Eagles (Video)

The race for the offensive rookie of the year may come down to the wire this season. While Andrew Luck is winning and giving hope to Colts fans in Indianapolis, Robert Griffin III is doing things on the football field we’ve never seen before. It’s not hyperbole to say the NFL has never seen a player with Griffin’s combination of speed, accuracy and arm strength. Steve Young...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Vick Can’t Drive, Is Sensitive to Light, Nauseous, Can’t Sleep Due to Concussion

Apparently Andy Reid was telling the truth when he said that Michael Vick’s concussion was significant. The Eagles’ quarterback is experiencing some pretty shocking side effects from his latest concussion. Vick “still can’t drive a car due to balance issues, sleeps all day, can’t sleep at night” and he is “lethargic, nauseous, can’t sit in meetings and sensitive...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey Defends Tim Tebow After Criticism From Jets, Says ‘It’s Not Easy Being Him’

Tim Tebow may not have the backing of his teammates in New York, but it certainly sounds like he has some support in Denver. Tebow, who was ripped this week by several Jets teammates in the New York Daily News, continues to get respect from players he worked alongside in Denver. “He was one of my all-time favorite teammates,” cornerback Champ Bailey told the Denver Post. “One...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dennis Leary Calls for Return of NHL, Says He Could Play With Tyler Seguin in Swiss League (Video)

This NHL lockout may literally be driving some people crazy. Dennis Leary was in town Saturday night for Comics Come Home, a charity event at Agganis Arena at Boston University that benefits the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. But while he and Neely did take a few moments to chat about the event and recent donations for Tufts Medical Center, Leary became much more animated...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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