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Ji-sung Park to be named Manchester United Ambassador

The official Manchester United account made a cliff-hanger of a tweet earlier today in regards to Ji-sung Park. Have a look: We’ll have an exciting announcement tomorrow surrounding Ji-sung Park and #mufc. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/b002UrPiIY — Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 30, 2014 Are you in suspense? Just anxious to find out. Well, it seems like maybe the secret...
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Nani re-affirms his Manchester United identity

Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani was interviewed tonight after Sporting Lisbon’s 1-nil defeat to Chelsea, and he gave an “interesting” spin on his being back in the Portugese capital. Nani was sent on loan to Sporting by new Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal in the summer. He had been with the club since 2007. The member of the Portugal National...
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James Wilson: 11th Manchester United player out from injury

The injuries are really starting pile up now at Old Trafford. 18-year-old James Wilson became the 11th Manchester United player to be injured. Yes, James Wilson was actually born in 1995, and he looks even younger than that. But that’s an aside. The injury crisis in the back line has been well documented. Now the forwards are getting banged up too. From The Guardian: James Wilson...
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Diego Costa: Chelsea star being “over-managed” for big tilt with Arsenal?

The Sun had a story today, the gist of was something to the effect of: Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against Sporting Lisbon as Jose Mourinho gambles with his star striker’s fitness. Well, I guess the gamble paid off as Costa played and Chelsea dominated Sporting today with a 1-nil victory in the UEFA Champions League.  Costa had a clear chance and blew it. Which was surprising...
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Fox Sports Analyst BRUTALLY SLAMS Michigan over handling of concussions

Michigan is in full category 5 crisis mode right now. Although you wouldn’t know anything about that if all you watched was Big Ten Network. If you weren’t already certain that BTN is a league PR firm and not a news outlet before, their minimalist coverage of the Michigan drama drives the point home now. Every sports network, other than BTN, is leading their college football...
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#19 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs #10 MSU Spartans Preview

Watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers destroy my alma mater last night was a pure joy. Wait, what? You just said you enjoyed watching the school you graduated from getting annihilated. Well, yes, because I knew it was coming. In fact the score I predicted in my Illinois v. Nebraska game preview was eerily similar to what the final score actually was. Plus after dealing with apathy for...
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Derrick Rose boldly begins preseason with Championship talk

If you’re concerned by the absymal stats Derrick Rose put up in games with Team USA this summer, don’t be. Outside of Nike, Coach K. and those who are dysfunctionally obsessed with Derrick Rose ligaments, NO ONE CARED one bit about 2014 Team USA basketball and the stupid made up tournament they won. if you’re concerned about Rose due to his less than inspiring performances...
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Ronaldo return to Man United 2 years away says prominent journo

It seems somewhat likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will somehow force a way out of Real Madrid and back to Manchester United at some point. However, it won’t be next summer. Guillem Balague, a very prominent Spanish football journalist/pundit talked Ronaldo return to the Theatre of Dreams, but said it will take a couple years yet. He said: “It is quite clear that Manchester United...
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Robin Van Persie thinks MUFC can realistically make Champions League

Robin van Persie believes that Manchester United are getting stronger everyday and believes that Champions League is “realistic.” Maybe that closed door “clear the air” meeting that Robin van Persie had with the players this week paid off? Manchester United earned three points this past Saturday, and moved up the table from 12th place to 7th. It wasn’t easy; and actually...
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Man United’s Ander Herrera out for a month, fractured rib

Ander Herrera will be unavailable for Manchester United for a few weeks. It was just revealed that Herrera suffered a fractured rib in United’s victory of West Ham, leaving the match with 15 minutes to play. United sent out a press release saying they will monitor his progress. Ander Herrera struggled with was labeled a “short term injury” earlier this season, but he still...
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#19 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs #10 MSU Spartans: SUBSTANTIAL game preview

Watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers destroy my alma mater last night was a pure joy. Wait, what? You just said you enjoyed watching the school you graduated from getting annihilated. Well, yes, because I knew it was coming. In fact the score I predicted in my Illinois v. Nebraska game preview was eerily similar to what the final score actually was. Plus after dealing with apathy for...
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Purdue vs Illinois: PILLOW FIGHT Preview

Here’s where the very resistible force meets the quite easily moved object. Purdue has an offense that would be horrendous by mid-major standards. However, now they face a defense that can’t stop a nose bleed (CC Bart Scott). We will not be held liable for any mental and physical harm you incur from watching this. The fact that it’s even televised in the first place is frightening...
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Michigan Wolverines A.D. OBLITERATED by Twitter Hashtag

Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is probably as much a dead man walking as Head Coach Brady Hoke. Although you wouldn’t know this by watching the Big Ten Network, as they intentionally have their heads in the sand. Normally, I wouldn’t bother slamming the BTN because I know what it actually is: a television version of a press release. It’s league marketing...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Jay Rodriguez, Jackson Martinez

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked Tottenham transfer rumors, because the last window was kind of boring from a White Hart Lane standpoint. There hasn’t been much chatter on this topic. Until now. Let’s dive right in: -Former Spurs defender Chris Perry told talkSPORT that Tottenham will again make a bid for striker Jay Rodriguez in the January transfer window. So once...
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VIDEO: Man United icon Gary Neville soaked by sprinkler

Manchester United legend Gary Neville got soaked while covering West Bromwich Albion for ITV. The famed member of the iconic Class of 92 gets an unexpected and unwanted shower while doing his football punditry. It made it all the way to Keith Olbermann documents the worst persons in the sports world. Watch the Gary Neville video below: Watch “Olbermann” weekdays on ESPN2 at...
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Michigan FINALLY ADMITS QB Shane Morris has a concussion

Of course, Michigan sent out their press release giving us an update on the health of Shane Morris at 1:02 AM EST, when 99% of their media, fans and everyone else connected to their program would be sleeping. Of course, they tried to put some kind of Karl Rovian or Frank Luntzian language manipulation into that release. Of course, they tried to spin the Shane Morris concussion into...
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Man United defender Phil Jones fit, will play vs Everton

The Manchester United defender crisis will be eased next week versus Everton. Phil Jones has recovered from a hamstring injury and is back in first-team training ahead of United’s tilt against the Toffees and Tim Howard on Sunday. From the Telegraph: The United defender has missed over two weeks with the strain he suffered in England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Switzerland...
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Dennis Allen fired! Greg Olson might lead Oakland Raiders next

The Oakland Raiders have replaced their head coach. It happened sooner than we thought, and Dennis Allen was canned late Monday night. His replacement will be either OC Greg Olson or Assistant Head Coach Tony Sparano. The Oakland Raiders have a history of firing coaches four games in. See Lane Kiffin in 2008; Mike Shanahan in 1989. Here’s what CBS Sports Jason La Canfora, said...
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Three candidates to replace Wayne Rooney as Man United Capt.

Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s next three games (Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea) due to his bone-headed red card in the 59′ versus the Hammers on Saturday. Rooney has made his explanation and given his apology. That incident had been vivisected enough. We’re done analyzing what it means, instead let’s look at who might assume the captaincy in his absence...
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What Sir Alex Ferguson said to Ronaldo on the phone

Sir Alex Ferguson is definitely embracing his role as Ambassador at Manchester United. First he ended his feud with Wayne Rooney. Then, this past Wednesday, Sir Alex recruited Cristiano Ronaldo. He gave him a phone call and the tabloids went wild with the story, so what did the legendary manager say to the world’s greatest player? Former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has...
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Marshall Faulk TOTALLY RIPS NY Jets WRs

NFL Network personality and legendary former NFL pass catcher/runner Marshall Faulk is not a big believer in the New York Jets. At least not the Jets receiving corps. Check out this soundbite from NFL Network’s NFL Gameday Final last night:  “They need to go see their GM for putting these receivers around them because [Geno Smith] had better talent in college than he has at...
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Everett Golson: great QB, but not Heisman material

Everett Golson had the most bipolar, split-personality game on Saturday night versus Syracuse. For #5, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; all at the same time in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Notre Dame beat Syracuse very convincingly as Golson tied a NCAA record with 25 straight completions. The mark set a school record for that category. Everett Golson also...
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Deion Sanders: “49ers Players Want Jim Harbaugh Out”

Like Deion Sanders said “it’s our responsibility to tell them what’s real.” He made this clear on NFL Network last night that his sources inside the 49ers locker room are conveying a message to him. That message is how the 49ers personnel are not really playing for coach Jim Harbaugh and that they want him out. He said this on NFL Gameday Final last night. Here’s the video...
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Van Gaal says Ryan Giggs is “The Man” to replace him

As we pointed out a few days ago, Louis van Gaal revealed that he is grooming Ryan Giggs to be his eventual successor. Giggs, who is British football’s most decorated player after a legendary career at Manchester United, served as caretaker manager last year for four games after David Moyes was terminated. He’s currently serving as Van Gaal’s #2. At an annual charity dinner...
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Manchester United possibly playing in-season friendlies in the Middle East

As we pointed out in a separate piece an hour ago, Manchester United are exploring the possibilities of playing international friendlies DURING the season! This unconventional idea is required in order to fill the midweek void left by the absence of Champions League this season and the early League Cup exit. Missing out on revenue from UEFA Champions League, and the absence of a...
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