Chip Kelly the lone reasonable post-Miles plan for LSU

Lil’ Jon has a song called “Get Outta Your Mind,” and if I didn’t know better I would assume it is the favorite tune of members of the LSU Board of Supervisors who are intent on making this Les Miles’ final year in Baton Rouge despite the fact it will cost them a pretty $15 million buyout fee plus however much money they have to throw at the next sucker willing to deal...
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Chicago Cubs interested in reunion with Jeff Samardzija

The Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series in 2015, a full year before they were even expected to be competitive. Now, armed with an incredibly young offensive core and a newly-minted Cy Young Award winner in Jake Arrieta, the Cubs are poised to be National League favorites heading into the 2016 season. With that in mind, Theo Epstein and his front office team...
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Arrieta’s Cy Young seals his deal as Cubs greatest heist

For generations, the Chicago Cubs have been haunted by one particular trade that has been used to highlight the franchise’s overall ineptitude: the 1964 trade deadline deal that sent outfielder Lou Brock to the Cardinals for pitcher Ernie Broglio. In two-and-a half years as a Cub, Broglio went 7-19 with a 5.40 ERA before calling it quits at 30. In 16 years as a Cardinal, Brock...
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Report: Marlins won’t trade pitching ace Jose Fernandez

Several experts have said they wouldn’t be surprised if the Miami Marlins traded ace righty Jose Fernandez this offseason, but a report on Tuesday claims that isn’t in the cards. Joe Frisaro of has been told by two “highly-places sources” that Miami won’t be dealing it’s 23-year-old stud. While it would make sense for the Marlins to get as much as they can for...
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Video: Derrick Jones Jr. throws down huge dunk for UNLV

College basketball has made its glorious return to the sports world and we’ve already seen some amazing stuff. On Monday night we got an early “Dunk of the Year” candidate thanks to UNLV freshman Derrick Jones Jr. The Runnin’ Rebels had what has been termed a “game” against something called New Mexico Highlands University. UNLV destroyed the Cowboys 107-45 and Jones added...
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Dancing Drew Stanton wins NFL Week 10 internet

The Arizona Cardinals went a long way towards wrapping up the NFC West on Sunday night, taking a 3-game lead in the division with seven games remaining thanks to a 39-32 win in Seattle. But the One True Champion of Sunday night, and all of Week 10 in the NFL, was a guy who didn’t even get onto the field — Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton. During Andre Ellington’s...
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Lakers, Scott need to fully embrace youth movement

When the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell with the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, it was clear they were looking ahead to the future. While they could have traded the pick as part of a package for veteran players, general manager Mitch Kupchak looked at his roster and realized it was time to fully rebuild. Unfortunately, that rebuilding plan...
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Jay Cutler surpasses Sid Luckman in Bears record book

For the vast majority of NFL teams, “the greatest quarterback in franchise history” played sometime within the last 30 years. The passing game has advanced leaps and bounds in that era, so it makes sense. There are exceptions, of course — you could argue that the Cowboys and Steelers have to go back to the ’70s to find their all-time QBs in Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw...
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Report: Georgia wanted to fire Mark Richt after 2014

Georgia’s football program has had a rough few weeks as the Bulldogs have lost three of their last four gasmes, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt seems to be on his way out of town and two freshmen players were arrested on marijuana charges last Saturday. Now things have gotten even worse, as a report on Thursday claimed the school almost fired Richt following the 2014 season...
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Sources: John Harbaugh is exploring other coaching opportunities

Despite public assurances that everything is good between John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens, we have been told exclusively that the 53-year-old is open to and even discussing other head coaching opportunities. Two well-placed sources, who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity, claim Harbaugh’s representatives are exploring several potential landing spots. Harbaugh and...
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Nationals to offer managing job to Dusty Baker

In Dusty the Washington Nationals trust. CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman broke the news that the Nats will offer Baker their managerial job, which comes as a stunner after it was widely reported to be a done deal that former Padres manager Bud Black would get the gig. According to Heyman, Black was offered the job, but was massively underwhelmed by Washington’s contract...
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Browns fan ranks every loss since 1999 in order of pain

If you are grasping for something to be thankful for this week, a good place to start is “not a Cleveland Browns fan.” But if you are a Browns fan, worry not! We’ve found something for you that is a much more fruitful use of your time than leaping off the nearest bridge — though you may want to keep a bottle of whiskey handy (or whatever extremely strong liquor one must...
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Report: Bills forgot to charge batteries for QB headset

The Buffalo Bills were fresh out of batteries but still making noise in their 34-31 loss to the Jaguars in London. Unfortunately, that noise was static in the wireless headset between quarterback EJ Manuel and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, which does not help the cause when you’re already as challenged at the quarterback position as Manuel is. Bills coach Rex Ryan complained...
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Franz Beckenbauer under investigation by FIFA

After several weeks of speculation, FIFA has confirmed it has targeted former German soccer star Franz Beckenbauer for investigation by the organization’s ethics committee. Beckenbauer played a leading role in Germany’s successful World Cup bid in 2006, and was one of 22 FIFA voters during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. Beckenbauer was banned from any football...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kudos to ESPN GameDay for picking James Madison

ESPN’s GameDay traveling circus is going way off the radar this week, traveling to Division I-AA (FCS) James Madison as the Dukes play host to rival Richmond.  It’s a big game at that level as JMU goes into the game ranked 4th in the FCS and Richmond 11th, but the choice probably comes as a surprise to most who only know James Madison as the fourth president/Constitution-writing...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Has the Cubs' Jake Arrieta run out of steam?

The Chicago Cubs dropped Game 2 of the 2015 National League Championship Series on Sunday night, falling 4-1 to the New York Mets. The Cubs were relying on ace right-hander Jake Arrieta to secure Game 2 for them, and prevent the Mets from taking a 2-0 lead in the series. That didn’t happen, as New York grabbed a 4-1 win. Arrieta struggled from the first inning and wound up taking...
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Cubs vs. Mets: Let It Be

It was a lesson I learned early. Oddly enough, at least if you find coincidences odd, it was the last time the Mets and Dodgers met in the postseason — 1988. My dad and I were out playing catch in the vacant lot next to our house when he asked who I was rooting for the the NLCS. I had no dog in the fight, so I hadn’t put much thought into it. But when put on the spot, I reasoned...
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Steve Sarkisian tweets support for USC football team

After first being placed on an indefinite leave of absence as the head football coach at USC, Steve Sarkisian was fired by the university on Monday for breach of contract. Since that time, he had made no public statements or issued a response to the firing through his agent. On Wednesday night, Sarkisian resurfaced to thank his supporters for their concern over his battle with substance...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder keeps score at baseball games; rules at life

You know what’s really rock’n ********* roll? Not destroying hotel rooms or bangin’ groupies or smashing guitars or tripping balls on acid. Nope, that stuff’s all old hat now. The new rock’n’roll move is keeping score at baseball games. This fact was proven by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder — a man who was once on the front line of the crowd surfing movement —...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian’s issues are no laughing matter

As the world found out on Sunday, USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been struggling with personal demons none of us can possibly understand. Whatever is happening in his personal life is nothing to laugh about and the reaction by some on the Internet after news broke was sickening. After Sarkisian reportedly showed up impaired to a meeting Sunday morning, he left USC...
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Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

From time to time, Zach Parise will have nights that make you feel like the Minnesota Wild got a bargain by signing him to a 13-year, $98 million deal. Thursday was one of those nights, as Parise notched his first hat trick with Minnesota and helped spark an incredible third-period comeback as the Wild bested the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 to kick off the regular season. The first...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs-Cardinals: The playoff series that will kill me

If you’re going to the Cubs-Cardinals National League Division Series, you’ll probably need to rob a Brinks truck first. If you’re going to get through the Cubs-Cardinals NLDS, you’ll probably need to rob a Xanax truck first. The first rider of the Apocalypse is here, and we should all be terrified. “I’ve already processed it. I’ve already visualized the scenarios...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Donovan: Klinsmann should be gone with loss to Mexico

It’s safe to say former U.S. Soccer star Landon Donovan and current national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann probably don’t exchange Christmas cards. Klinsmann and Donovan have always had a rocky relationship, and it likely got even rockier on Tuesday. In an interview, Donovan claimed that if the United States loses to Mexico in Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup match, Klinsmann should...
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CC Sabathia and a history of Yankees with alcoholism

Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it sent him to the morgue like Mickey Mantle. Now the organization that...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A love letter to Bud Selig

Dearest Bud, I just wrote to say I love you. From the bottom of my heart. This may come as a surprise given that I haven’t publicly said anything positive about you since, well, ever. But that was all a front. Privately, I’ve always admired your visionary genius, especially this whole deal where you created a second wild card entrant before making your exit from the commissioner’s...
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