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VIDEO: Stl. Rams RB Tre Mason refuses to be rookie hazed

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason is not down with the idea of hazing. Of course, that may not be up to him really. You know what NFL players can do. You’ve seen how brutal they can be. Tying players up to the goalposts and what not. However, the rookie out of Auburn says he will have none of it. “straight up no to me, I’m not with that,” said Tre Mason. Watch the interview...
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Cutty DON’T CARE Award winners: Paramount, Nike, Bucks

Welcome to the August 1st, 2014 edition of “The Cuttys,” or the Jay Cutler DON’T CARE awards. They honor, as one Facebook commenter put it: “all the non-news that’s fit to delete.” Or more literally:  “all the terrible attempts at creating news, that I instantly deleted upon seeing it in my inbox.” All media members receive dozens of press releases and story pitches...
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Your 2014 Chicago Bears Season Preview

It’s August, which means it;s  Chicago Bears season preview time. Without further ado, Overview: The Chicago Bears offseason saw the team do exactly what they had to- improve the worst defense in franchise history. The question is, did they do enough? 8-8 was a disappointment given all the hype surrounding the coming of “The Quarterback Whisperer” Marc Trestman, and the...
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Wolverines QB Devin Gardner is good, but he’s not Heisman level

I understand where the Devin Gardner and Braxton Miller Heisman Trophy talk is coming from, but I don’t buy it. The starting signal callers for Michigan and Ohio State are indeed stars, among the best in the Big Ten, but they’re not among the elite in the nation. The Big Ten simply isn’t all that great. But it’s summer, it’s preseason and you got to hype somebody. Everyone...
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Michigan WR Devin Funchess should be in your NFL mock draft

Michigan star Devin Funchess moves to wide receiver in 2014 after appearing in the first 26 games of his career at tight end. Last season he was named the Big Ten Tight End of the Year and a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award. But more importantly, he’s a guy that belongs in your NFL mock draft. At least he belongs in mine. And I am one of those people who talks about NFL mock...
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VIDEO: fan meets Steven Gerrard, then cries and melts down

Steven Gerrard has made a lot of news lately. Reports came yesterday that he’s open to a move away from Liverpool. And he just retired from international football as the all-time third-most capped England player behind Peter Shilton and David Beckham. He captained the Three Lions on 38 occasions. And what follows isn’t news, but it’s entertaining and interesting nonetheless...
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Man United closing deal for Mats Hummels, dependent on LFC’s Ilori

Manchester United went ALL OUT for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels; now trying to revive a deal that seemed as dead as doornail. The secret to it succeeding? United’s most hated of rivals: Liverpool. Yes, it’s summer transfer window domino theory in action. According to a Daily Mirror story, Dortmund are looking at Liverpool’s Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori. Dortmund...
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VIDEO: Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic nails security guard with errant kick

Previous Chelsea target Lazar Markovic recently signed with Liverpool. In his first game with the team, a preseason friendly that they won 1-nil he made a shot on goal that was….well, that’s why it’s preseason. Things like this happen. Markovic had an errant kick that left the pitch and he bounced the ball so perfectly off the back of a security guard’s head at Soldier Field...
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UPDATED: Manchester United vs Real Madrid TV info

Manchester United takes on Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”  in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. The Big House, home to Michigan football, is known for having the highest capacity of any stadium in the United States and among the most in the world. Tickets to this game sold out in just two hours! And the attendance will break the...
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Texans’ Arian Foster gives WORST. INTERVIEW. EVER.

Arian Foster of the Houston Texans is very good at running the football. He’s also exceptional at wasting the time of the media. You know I love to rip on the pointlessness of most press conferences. I’m very vocal in pointing out the worthlessness of 90% of athlete interviews. So I’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to sports cliches, bromides, platitudes, coachspeak...
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MUFC ownership selling 8m shares of Man United stock, making £87m

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United’s American owners, the Glazer family, are set to raise about £87m by selling eight million shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. The club won’t receive any of the money raised from the new share sale,  a statement says. All money raised from the class A Man United stock will go to controlling owners. Shares of Man...
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Former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn begins next career as a broadcaster

The NFL career of Brady Quinn is no more. Although he never made an official retirement statement. The prepared statements released by his people on behalf of him today indicate that this decision to join Fox Sports means that he has hung up his cleats and now picked up a microphone. “Obviously, nothing compares to playing quarterback, but I am looking forward to this next career...
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PHOTOS: Manchester United at the White House

Manchester United are in the midst of their summer tour in the United States. For the Red Devils, just as it is for all the Premier League teams out across the pond playing exhibition games, it’s all about the money. Yes, they get to work on their fitness for the upcoming season, evaluate players, try new formations and strategies, and certainly try to find a comfort zone and work...
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VIDEO: Bears legend Gale Sayers thinks RBs today are nuts

You know kids these days…..Or “hey man, kids today.” That’s the impression I get when I watch this video of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers. That doesn’t mean he’s wrong though. I think the “Kansas Comet” is spot on. Sayers talks about how he only made $25,000 a year in his day, and he just can’t understand how NFL running backs these days are turning down $30...
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Man United agree to send Marouane Fellaini to Napoli

Marouane Fellaini became emblematic of David Moyes era futility. As the one major 2013 summer transfer window signing post Sir Alex Ferguson, Fellaini should have absorbed some, or at least more of that angst against the Manager that brought him there. Instead he receives about a fraction of the backlash that Moyes got. Perhaps soon we will see the same fate for Fellaini that we...
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Day in the life of Arsenal 1st team for Gatorade contest winners

Sports drink producer Gatorade is sponsoring the “Unreal Around the World” contest, where two winners will embark on the one-of-a-kind journey in August with some of the world’s top clubs including the US Men’s Soccer team, Liverpool (here’s more details on what the LFC experience will be), Arsenal, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Boca Juniors and the Brazilian Football Confederation...
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Unreal Liverpool Academy, Anfield tour for Gatorade contest winners

Liverpool is undoubtedly one of the globe’s biggest sports clubs and brands. They’re HUGE! Currently, The Reds are out on tour making a lot of money and expanding their brand playing in preseason friendlies in front of very large crowds in the United States. Brendan Rodgers, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and company are increasing their presence in America. And during the...
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How does Liverpool replace the scoring of Luis Suarez?

WIth the Loic Remy deal having fallen through, Liverpool badly need another scorer to accompany Daniel Sturridge this season. Sturridge and Luis Suarez really worked well together last year, and the departure of Suarez means Sturrdige will probably see his production decline in 2014-15. That is, unless he really makes tremendous strides in this offseason. So how does LFC adjust to...
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Luis Suarez loses Poker sponsorship

Everyone who had watched the FIFA World Cup 2014 that was recently held in Brazil would have seen or at least known about the biting incident that took place in the group match between Uruguay and Italy. Luis Suarez, the famed forward striker of the Uruguayan national team, had bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini with his front teeth in the Italian penalty box when they were both...
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VIDEO: This guy is very high on Trevor Siemian, Northwestern

Before he suffered his “lower body injury,” Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian was one of the best pure passers in the Big Ten. Then in midseason, his production slipped, and his ankle/foot etc slowed him down. His accuracy and efficiency declined. Siemian made a couple critical mistakes of staring down his primary receiver when near his own South end zone. And that was critical...
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Man United transfer rumors: Hummels, Vermaelen, Borg, Cuadrado

It’s rather obvious that Louis van Gaal is frustrated that Ed Woodward hasn’t helped him acquire more players this summer transfer window. After we saw two new buys in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, we all expected more buys, but it just hasn’t happened. There is still no progress to report on Arturo Vidal. United has some holes to fill in the back line, but in the midfield...
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Jay Cutler ready to thrive in year two under Trestman

Jay Cutler has plenty of talent. He has one of the strongest arms in the NFL and has thrown for 19 or more touchdowns in six of his eight NFL seasons. Cutler has only one playoff appearance in his career though with that coming in 2010 when the Chicago Bears captured the NFC North title. Cutler advanced to the NFC Conference Championship game but left early with an injury with many...
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Louis van Gaal is looking to add more defenders to Man United

What a refreshing change it is to go from David Moyes to Louis van Gaal. Not just because it’s like going from steerage to first class in terms of talent and management ability, but also the media opportunities. Moyes only spoke in cliches and coachspeak. LVG actually says something at press conferences. As the recently appointed leader of Manchester United says, Old Trafford is...
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Manchester United vs Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo returns!

Former Manchester United icon and the world’s highest paid player Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Real Madrid. Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and will play in Saturday’s friendly against his former club in Detroit (well, actually Ann Arbor), according to the Spanish club’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti. The Big House, home to Michigan football, is known for having...
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Ex Skins WR Antwaan Randle El weighs in on team name controversy

You’ve heard a lot about the Washington football team name change debate. It’s been one of the dominating story-lines this NFL offseason. It really should have been changed a long time ago. This shouldn’t have to be all on Daniel Snyder. I’ll stop opining on the topic right there. I’ve written plenty on that topic already. How about someone who works for/used to work for...
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