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Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning Looking to Cement Legacy at Super Bowl XLVIII

Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time and a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer. He will lead the Denver Broncos into Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks looking to cement his legacy as the best quarterback in NFL history. Fairly or unfairly, quarterbacks are judged on Super Bowl championships. [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine named as head coach of Cleveland Browns

  The Cleveland Browns, who were the only NFL franchise without a head coach, rectified that situation on January 23 when they announced that Mike Pettine was hired to fill the vacancy. Pettine worked with the Buffalo Bills as their defensive coordinator this season. Pettine was offered the job after his third interview with the [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Bring Back Numerous More Assistant Coaches

When the Oakland Raiders’ season ended, head coach Dennis Allen expressed his desire to retain his assistant coaches. After some doubt, that is now the case as the team and 14 coaches have agreed to stay on for the 2014 season. Earlier the Raiders were able to get agreements done with assistant head coach/offensive line [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans’ Andre Johnson finished season playing with ‘one hand’

On Friday, it was reported that Andre Johnson will miss the Pro Bowl, though no details were given as to why. Now that we know, it’s hard to blame him for skipping out on Honolulu. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 (KRIV), who spoke with Johnson’s uncle Andre Melton, the Texans’ veteran receiver has [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Is a Legit MVP Candidate

You could visit any number of NBA arenas across the country, and given the night, the fans of their home team will inevitably start chanting “MVP! MVP!” for their star player, regardless of said players actual season standing. This practice among fans has become commonplace since Kobe Bryant received MVP chants at Madison Square Garden [...] [[ This is a content summary only...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing Seattle Seahawks Fans to Seattle Sounders Fans

As great as the attendance is for Seattle Sounders matches at CenturyLink Field, it pales in comparison to how the Seattle Seahawks are represented in games at the ‘Link’ (as it is referred to by the Seahawks’ coach, Pete Carroll). This is a tough pill to swallow for American pro soccer fans. The club with [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Turner’s RED ZONE PIcks: Week 16

  Week 16. Now, we saw the Packers historical comeback and the Cowboys historical loss of epic proportions. Let’s just agree that America’s Team is now Ream-ed royally, What a disaster from the lack of responsibility from the coach to the incompetence in the front office. Meanwhile, the Packers without their leader taking a page [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chances Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs

For the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the NFL Playoffs everything under the sun has to fall correctly into place. The Miami Dolphins must lose their final two games of the season. Baltimore has to lose its final two games of the season. San Diego has to lose one of its final two games. The New [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Player Indiana Basketball Needs to Emerge to be Successful

Coming into the 2012-13 college basketball season, the Indiana Hoosiers put together one of the strongest recruiting classes in recent memory. The two headline players in the class, Yogi Ferrell and Jeremy Hollowell, both had solid contributions in an IU season that ended prematurely in the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. While both [...] [[ This is a content summary only...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Column: It is Time to Appreciate Johnny Manziel’s Contributions to College Football

At the end of college football’s regular season in 2012, I believed that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o should have won the Heisman Trophy. I closely examined him in every game he played during the year and I was fully convinced he deserved the honor, although he had already become the most decorated single season [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Heading into Sunday as a 10-point underdog, the St. Louis Rams cruised to a 38-13 win over the plummeting Houston Texans. This gave the Rams their third win of the season, which puts them one game back from the 49ers for second place in the NFC West. The Rams played solid offense and very stingy [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston’s Schaub Story

Fans paying $200 for your jersey just to burn it in the parking lot, people showing up to your doorstep to throw insults in your face, having a burger in Houston named after you where customers can “pick six toppings” and having to delete your twitter account because of viscous abuse from fans. These are [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Josh Freeman is the Best Option at Quarterback for the Vikings

After one of the most interesting coach—quarterback feuds in recent memory, Josh Freeman has finally moved on from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and signed with the Minnesota Vikings, which was announced by Freeman’s agent, Erik Burhardt. The deal is reportedly a one-year deal and worth around three million dollars, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. [...] [[ This is a content...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview: #4 Ohio State at #16 Northwestern

Week six of the college football schedule includes possibly the best coaching matchup that the Big Ten has to offer: Urban Meyer vs. Pat Fitzgerald. Both of these coaches are football masterminds, turning around their fellow teams and making them into juggernauts in the historically tough Big Ten. Ohio State is coming into this week [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Week Four of the NFL: Houston’s Problems and Manning’s Flourish

A few weeks back, I sat in a room with my friends making our Super Bowl picks. I had a smug grin on my face the entire time, penciling in the Texans to win the AFC and eventually fall to the Falcons in the Super Bowl. Four weeks later, my Super Bowl prediction isn’t looking [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. Turner’s OVERREACTION: Week 4

Never doubt a person who thinks outside the box, takes chances but when he messes up is not afraid to call himself out. That’s how you keep yourself as credible and that’s what some in the media have unfortunately have forgotten. Shame on them. I came back in a huge way with a stellar 11-4 [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Pat Fitzgerald is USC’s Best Option

With the (moderately) surprising firing of Lane Kiffin after a disappointing 62-41 loss to Arizona State Saturday night, USC and Athletic Director Pat Haden are now looking for the next Trojans head coach. There are a lot of big names on the list of possible replacements including Jack Del Rio, Steve Sarkisian, Tony Dungy and [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Turner’s RED ZONE Picks: Week 4

Week 4 and the Panthers and Packers are on a much needed bye to get healthy especially the cheeseheads. Thursday night, I ate crow again, but I wasn’t dumb enough to rip on Colin Kaepernick on Twitter. Did you not see what this guy did at Nevada? Of course not, which shows why you live [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Logical Replacements for Lions’ Injured Receiver Burleson

The Detroit Lions lost one of their starting receivers Tuesday when Nate Burleson was involved in a one-car accident and broke his arm, according to ESPN. There was no alcohol involved with the accident. With the loss of Burleson for the season, who was their second leading receiver who has 19 receptions for 239 yards [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Texans’ Offensive Woes

The defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans on Sunday by a score of 30-9. The score of the game was deceiving, as the Texans allowed just one touchdown defensively. The Ravens were able to return and interception and a punt return for a touchdown early in the game, which buried the [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. Turner’s Overreaction: Week 3

Wow, now that was one of the most shocking Sundays I have ever experienced. It was Against All Odds Sunday. There were teams who were given a whisper of a chance at win that basically blew up my picks system, it felt like someone threw a wrench into my machine. I’m here to say though [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 3 of the NFL: Where the Unexpected Happens

The Texans still have a long way to go The Ravens easily handled the Texans on Sunday, winning by a score of 30-9. The Ravens, without Pro-Bowl running back Ray Rice, only accounted for 236 yards of total offense, which was less than the Texans’ 264, and they still found a way to win. Houston’s [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. Turner’s Week 3 RED ZONE Picks

  Week 3. Intriguing week. Why? Because we start to get an idea which 0-2 team has a slow start or is truly in for a long season while we play contender, pretender with the 2-0 teams and the 1-1 ones that are in the mix. A plethora of matchups this week…so enough talk! Time [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Colts Acquire Trent Richardson

Shockwaves were sent through the football world today when ESPN’s Adam Shefter reported that the Indianapolis Colts have traded their 2014 first round pick to the Cleveland Browns for starting running back Trent Richardson. In addition, the Cleveland Browns announced that they are bringing veteran running back Willis McGahee in for a physical. Few teams [...] [[ This is a content...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Week Four Heisman Forecast

Johnny Manziel, Redshirt Sophomore, QB, Texas A&M 2013 Stats: 63-89, 70.8% completion rate, 984 yards, 11 touchdowns, 3 ints 27 rushing attempts, 153 yards, 5.7 yards average, 1 touchdown Anytime you can account for over 500 yards of total offense as a team against Alabama, it is considered a good day. Manziel did that by [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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