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David Blatt clarifies comments about Kevin Love

By Jason Rowan David Blatt, perhaps already under siege as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, arguably created an unnecessary and unneeded mini-controversy with comments he made about Kevin Love following the team’s 103-84 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. On Monday, he did his very best to clarify what he meant, perhaps in an attempt to take away some of the perceived sting...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman selling shirts commemorating The Pass

By Jason Rowan It may be one of the only touchdown passes Julian Edelman throws in his career — it was his first pass ever at the NFL level — so why not celebrate it? Further, how about making some money off it in the process? The New England Patriots wide receiver is now selling “The Pass” t-shirts on his personal website. It depicts a silhouette-like image of Edelman...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns shop selling four-fingered Gerald Green hand

By Jason Rowan The Phoenix Suns will begin on Tuesday to sell a foam hand in tribute of backup swingman Gerald Green. But it’s why the foam hand is so  fitting for Green is what makes it such an interesting piece of memorabilia merchandise. Green was involved in a freak accident when he was in sixth grade that left him with only half of the ring finger on his left hand. He had...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

McIlroy likes how Marshawn Lynch deals with media

By Jason Rowan Rory McIlroy understands all too well how difficult it can be at times dealing with the media, and that’s probably why he is such a huge fan of the infamously media-adverse antics of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. The world’s No. 1 golfer took to Twitter over the weekend to praise Lynch, in particular how the running back once again complied with...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

David Blatt suggests Kevin Love isn't a max player yet

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt arguably caused himself some unneeded controversy with comments he made following the team’s 103-84 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night in a game where the Cavs were down by as many as 27 points. It was the team’s fifth-straight loss and the ninth in its past 11 games. It dropped the Cavaliers to .500 on the...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers on calf: I think I got 120 minutes left in me

By Jason Rowan Aaron Rodgers wasn’t his usual self on Sunday in light of his left calf injury during the Green Bay Packers’ 26-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. But even appearing quite gimpy and clearly hobbled throughout the game due to his bum leg, Rodgers nevertheless managed to make huge plays when necessary, going 24-for-35 for 316 yards with three touchdowns as the...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys hope to demystify Lambeau with tour of stadium

By Jason Rowan Lambeau Field obviously is one of the most iconic, revered and beloved stadiums in the NFL, if not all of sports. The Dallas Cowboys clearly recognize Lambeau’s placement in the pantheon of venerated pro football palaces, and will attempt to lessen the imposing and intimidating effect its quasi-mystical qualities can have upon visiting players by taking a tour of...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Scientists to test seismic sensors at CenturyLink Field during Seahawks game

Ever since the famous “BeastQuake” that occurred when Marshawn Lynch scored on an epic 67-yard touchdown run during a Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints in 2011, Seattle Seahawks fans, a/k/a “The 12th Man,” have become renowned for their incredibly passionate, ear-splitting and ground-shaking support for the home team. So much so, in...Read More The post Scientists...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose skips out on Bulls’ visit to White House to rest, get treatment

The Chicago Bulls took advantage of a night off in Washington D.C. Thursday ahead of the team’s game against the Washington Wizards Friday by doing a little sightseeing and taking a tour of the White House. While several Bulls players posted photos to social media showing how the team enjoyed their visit, there was one...Read More The post Derrick Rose skips out on Bulls’ visit...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says he’ll quit if TNT airs another Knicks game

Charles Barkley perhaps jokingly stated he would put in his notice at TNT if the network airs another New York Knicks game. “I’m not coming to work anymore if we show the Knicks or the Lakers for the rest of the season,” Barkley said before the Knicks hosted the Houston Rockets during TNT’s pregame show,...Read More The post Charles Barkley says he’ll quit if TNT airs...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nightmare Fuel: Chris Christie again depicted as a Cowboys cheerleader (photo)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s love affair with the Dallas Cowboys has been a major news story all week. And while there are certain aspects of the bromance that has blossomed between Christie and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have much more of a “real world” component in a political sense — specifically how ethics questions...Read More The post Nightmare Fuel: Chris Christie...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees donates $200K to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy in Long Island

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, along with his wife, Brittany, donated $200,000 to help aid victims still reeling from the havoc wreaked upon Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a savage storm that devastated the entire eastern seaboard in 2012. The donation was made on behalf of the Brees’ charitable organization, the...Read More The post Drew Brees donates...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Garrett: DeMarco Murray’s recent drop in carries not related to hand injury

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says any drop in carries or touches by DeMarco Murray since he broke his hand during a Dec. 14 game against the Philadelphia Eagles is more a case of coincidence than concern over the injury. “The concern was really the first week and what he was going to be...Read More The post Jason Garrett: DeMarco Murray’s recent drop in carries not...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks unveil branded ‘Bam Bam Kam Turkey Leg’ (photo)

When the passionate and loud contingent members of “The 12th Man” settle into their seats on Saturday before the Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, should any of them get a hankering for something to eat, concessions stands at CenturyLink Field will have four new items to...Read More The post Seattle Seahawks unveil branded...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks fan has crown on molar that reads ‘Go Dux’ (photo)

The Oregon Ducks will square off with the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a game that obviously is for all the marbles. But for one big-time Ducks backer, it’s not the marbles … it’s all about the molars. Or molar,...Read More The post Oregon Ducks fan has crown on molar that...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Knicks fans wear paper bags over their heads at game (pics/vid)

Five teenaged New York Knicks fans have become so fed up with the dysfunctional and underachieving team that they wore paper bags on their heads in protest of the terrible product on the court during Thursday’s game against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. In a move signifying either fan apathy or anger —...Read More The post Disgruntled Knicks fans wear paper bags...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Amazon pulls Rob Gronkowski erotic novella

By Jason Rowan “A Gronking to Remember,” the erotic novella that centers around a bored housewife’s infatuation with and steamy fantasies about New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, has been pulled by Amazon in e-book form. The novella, however, appears to be still available for purchase in paperback form. The Boston Globe reports that it has learned Amazon...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynch loses appeal, $100K fine for not speaking to media stands

By Jason Rowan Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s attempt to have a $100,000 fine rescinded by appeal has failed, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who first reported the news on Twitter Thursday. Lynch was fined $100,000 in total for failing to speak to the media following a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 16. The total of the fine was...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James on his health this season: ‘I haven’t felt great all year’

LeBron James admitted Wednesday before sitting out his sixth straight game that he hasn’t felt truly healthy all season. “I haven’t felt great all year,” James said, via Bleacher Report. “I’ve had spurts where one or two games I felt good, and after that, I was just pushing through it, just being the competitive guy...Read More The post LeBron James on his health this...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Romoing,’ as in mimicking Tony Romo’s TD celebration, is a thing now (photos)

Sure, there were a bunch of “-ing” trends before it, but in 2011, “Tebowing” truly caught the social media world by storm. The fact that it involved a world-famous — albeit overrated — professional athlete only added fuel to the fire. Now it appears that the next incarnation of NFL quarterback “-ing” things that is...Read More The post ‘Romoing,’ as in mimicking...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer staunchly opposed to expanding College Football Playoff (video)

The way Urban Meyer sees it, the change to a four-team playoff to determine college football’s national champion is just right and no further alterations or changes are necessary. The Ohio State Buckeyes head coach expressed his staunch opposition to expanding the College Football Playoff field from four to eight teams, simply stating, “You can’t...Read More The post Urban...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter weisenheimers have field day with Paul Pierce’s absurd glasses (pic)

Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce was given the night off as the team faced the woeful New York Knicks on Wednesday night. While it often occurs that NBA players, what with their oft-unique fashion sense, are noticed for the street clothes they wear on the bench, it’s not often that the buzz generated on social...Read More The post Twitter weisenheimers have field day with...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild to debut Smart Vending Machine that dispenses cans of beer (pic)

When the Minnesota Wild play host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center, fans in attendance will get the first crack at a newfangled vending machine that actually dispenses cans of Budweiser. According to a news release from the team (via the Star Tribune), the “BudweiserSmart” vending machine is the first...Read More The post Minnesota Wild to debut...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on playing in the cold: 'I'm a (bleeping) machine!'

By Jason Rowan The weather forecast for the Foxborough area on Saturday afternoon gives every indication that it will be a frigid affair when the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium in a heavily anticipated playoff showdown. While the forecast (via weather.com) indicates it will be a sunny day in Massachusetts, the high will be only 20 degrees with...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: Panthers are like good-looking cousin you can’t date

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was asked about the similarities between his team and its upcoming playoff foe, the Carolina Panthers. The teams, who play Saturday night at Century Link Field, share some remarkable commonalities, from a comparable makeup to their respective rosters to how both teams share somewhat similar approaches to the game....Read More The post...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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