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Chargers used sticky substance?

The NFL is reportedly investigating the Chargers over the possibility that their players used a sticky substance to help them catch passes.

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October 21, 2012  |  2 Comments

LSU vs. Florida: Fun with statistics from the (second) worst game ever

  Back in 2007, the UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks played what I posited at the time was the worst game ever. Many other stinkers have been played in the five years since, but Saturday’s tilt between the seventh-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks and the second-ranked Florida Gators may have stolen the title of Rumors and Rants’ Worst Game Ever, not because it was a worse game statistically...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky asks judge to overturn abuse convictions

Jerry Sandusky is clearly a sick, delusional and deranged human being. With that in mind it should come as no surprise that on Thursday he asked a judge to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions and grant him a new trial. Sandusky claims his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare his defense. In the filing he also claimed the statute of limitations for some of the charges...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Garrett Reid: Heroin Overdose Killed Andy Reid’s Son

On Thursday a coroner announced that Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, died of a heroin overdose. Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek claimed a toxicology test confirmed the presence of heroin in Garrett Reid’s body, and investigators revealed the found a used syringe and a spoon in his room. There was also a gym bag filled with dozens of syringes...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Defending Paul Ryan’s Browns Miscue

In an effort to show that I may be the only person in the world who still believes in bipartisanship, I bring you a second-straight day defending the actions of a prominent Republican political figure. Today, it’s vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who earned himself the chuckles of the sports world when he addressed Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Colt McCoy as if he were...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

New Jersey move another NCAA miscue

From our waistlines to our politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and I have very little in common, although a mutual love for The Boss is a nice thing to fall back on. I bet he likes farting, too. But one thing Christie and I definitely see eye-to-eye on, besides bacon’s deliciousness, is the NCAA’s ridiculousness. New Jersey has plans to legalize sports betting effective...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Tony Pena interviews for managerial post

The Boston Red Sox are in the process of finding a replacement for the recently-fired Bobby Valentine, but the organization is taking its time to make sure it gets the right guy. On Monday, the Red Sox went to a surprising source to interview their latest candidate. New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena used his off-day from the ALCS on Monday to interview for the position. He became...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State: Meyer calls out the defense

Being banned from postseason play, losing scholarships, and being under NCAA investigation is bad for any football program. Getting a renowned coach to fix the program and going undefeated halfway into his first season are good things. It would follow that things are good (or as good as they can be) for the Ohio State football program. Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes are now...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Big 12 is nation’s deepest conference in ’12

The question of who is the nation’s best college football conference isn’t as obvious as most people think — at least depending upon your interpretation of “best.” If your definition is the league that is most top-heavy, the SEC is the only choice. Alabama and Florida are ranked 1-2 in the year’s first BCS rankings, and an overwhelming six teams are ranked in the nation’s...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn Tigers: Gene Chizik has to be on his way out, right?

Gene Chizik is probably longing for Wednesday right about now. Before his Auburn Tigers went out and got smoked by Ole Miss 41-20 Saturday, before the Rebels’ 16-game conference losing streak was snapped, and before his record since winning the national championship slipped to 9-10, he was still on the hot seat, but Wednesday has to look downright tranquil now. The Auburn Tigers...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera reinstated to San Francisco Giants Roster

Melky Cabrera was in the middle of an MVP-type season for the San Francisco Giants in 2012, when it was revealed that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on August 15. Cabrera has now served that suspension and was reinstated to the Giants’ 40-man roster on Friday, which means he is technically eligible to...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh reportedly sideswipes car, yells at driver

The Detroit Lions had a player involved in yet another off-field controversy, this time it was repeat offender Ndamukong Suh. Suh has been accused of sideswiping a car, leaving the scene of the accident, and then berating the driver during an incident Thursday morning near the Lions’ practice facility. The incident has been reported by WJBK-TV, the local Fox affiliate. According...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Girardi’s balls of brass win it for Yankees

In the words of Bill Raftery, “Onions!” Of all the brass-balled coaching moves in sports history, Joe Girardi’s decision to pinch hit for his highest-paid player when trailing by a run in the ninth inning may well go down as one of the boldest — and most successful. Yes, Alex Rodriguez has struggled mightily this postseason, seemingly striking out every other at-bat. (If...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum back to the rotation?

On Wednesday night Tim Lincecum all but saved the San Francisco Giants’ season by tossing 4.1 innings of relief against the Cincinnati Reds, after starter Barry Zito checked out after just 2.2 innings. Lincecum was brilliant and got the win in Game 4 of the NLDS to extend San Francisco’s season after an 8-3 road victory. Now that Lincecum has shown that he can still bring it...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Rex Ryan reiterates support for Mark Sanchez

After another disappointing loss on Monday night, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan reiterated his support for starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. On Tuesday Ryan said “yeah, no question,” when asked whether Sanchez was still his starting quarterback.Sanchez’s numbers this year are pretty awful, but after watching New York’s 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans Monday night, I’m...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Darren Rovell accidentally kills Alex Karras

For his final movie role, Alex Karras is apparently reprising the part of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s” Black Knight.Karras, a former University of Iowa and Detroit Lions standout defensive lineman who went on to even greater fame as Mongo in “Blazing Saddles” and George Papadapolis in the 1980s sitcom “Webster,” is reportedly in the last days of his life after...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech: Al Groh FINALLY out as defensive coordinator

The Al Groh experiment at Georgia Tech has failed. Groh has been fired as defensive coordinator following Tech’s loss to Clemson in which it surrendered over 600 yards for the second time in three games.The former Virginia coach was brought in to run the 3-4 system and create a more stout unit, but instead the Yellow Jackets’ defense has gotten steadily worse over the last three...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss
PILING ON

Talladega crash takes out 25 cars on last lap

Talladega is known as one of the much treacherous tracks on the NASCAR circuit, and we were reminded why again on Sunday. On the final lap of the race, Tony Stewart was leading when he suddenly lost control of his car and managed to take out a whopping 24 other cars behind him. The wreck has already been dubbed “the big one.” Matt Kenseth somehow avoided the wreck and went on...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A banner day for backup coaches in NFL

It wasn’t such a good day for backup quarterbacks in the NFL. (See: Cousins, Kirk and Hasselbeck, Matt.)Backup coaches, on the other hand, had the best day ever.Both teams who played without their head coaches on Sunday won, an event that may be a first in league history. While it’s inevitable that a pair of interim coaches have won on the same day, it’s most likely happened...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Indiana Hoosiers: Kevin Wilson receives vote of confidence, will probably be fired

The Indiana Hoosiers are 2-2 heading into Saturday’s showdown with Michigan State. Ha, showdown. More like complete destruction by a usually punchless Spartan offense. Expect running back Le’Veon Bell to have a nice day Saturday.However, if quarterback Tre Roberson hadn’t broken his leg/ankle/lower body against UMass in week two, there is a very real chance that the Hoosiers...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss
THE BIG ANTAGONIST

Dwight to Shaq: 'Your time is up'

For years, Dwight Howard has been the target of Shaquille O'Neal's barbs, but now that the Big Fella is retired, the new Lakers franchise center says it's time to move on. 

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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Brian McCann benched for wild-card playoff game

In a shocking move, the Atlanta Braves have decided to bench six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann for Friday’s wild-card playoff game against the the St. Louis Cardinals. David Ross will get the start behind the plate. While McCann has just endured the worst season of his excellent career, it’s still a huge surprise that he wouldn’t be starting in the Braves’ one-game playoff...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Chase Headley wins National League RBI crown

In what I think is one of the more incredible statistical feats in recent memory, San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley won the National League RBI crown on Wednesday night. While Miguel Cabrera wrapping up baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967 will certainly grab the headlines, Headley’s accomplishment was almost equally impressive.Headley finished the season with...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Adam Greenberg’s redemption stirs memories

Everyone remembers where they were for the major moments in life.JFK, the Challenger, 9/11 — if you were alive, you’ve got a story.Me, I remember where I was for moments that are considerably less important but still resonate nevertheless. And one of those moments has always been Adam Greenberg’s lone Major League plate appearance.It was the final weekend before the 2005 All...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Santonio Holmes has Lisfranc injury

Reports have now surfaced that New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, meaning the team could be without the receiver for the rest of the season.On Sunday, Holmes went down on the first play of the fourth quarter of New York’s 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. After catching a pass, Holmes went down in a heap near the sideline...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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