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David de Gea very likely staying at Man United

Here are the latest David de Gea news stories and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. His contract situation is the top story in every A Block of Manchester United news everywhere. He hasn’t just been man of the match for the Red Devils this year, he’s been the Man of the season. He’s been the MVP of MVPs, saving Manchester...
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Jimmy Clausen is what happened to J.D. McCoy after Friday Night Lights ended

In honor of the Chicago Bears signing Jimmy Clausen to serve as a back-up to Jay Cuter, I’m re-publishing running this article from April 21st, 2010. Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and his so-called character issues, are truly just fabrications when you break them down. In the Draft evaluation process, scouts and NFL “cognoscenti” alike said he was immature and...
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Jimmy Clausen will start over Jay Cutler on Sunday

Jimmy Clausen will start at Quarterback for the Chicago Bears this Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Yes, that Jimmy Clausen. The same Jimmy Clausen that choose his college by having an elaborate signing ceremony at the College football Hall of Fame. If the Bears quarterback situation was a nuclear power plant, we’ve moved past Three Mile Island and we’re rapidly approaching...
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Radamel Falcao talks about his future with Man United

Radamel Falcao is a trending topic right now in the Manchester United community. News stories about this long-term future are circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Falcao says he wants to stay, but he doesn’t want to be a sub. He wants playing time. Injury-plagued since arriving over from Monaco, the 28-year-old Colombian striker has encountered...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: Music City Bowl preview, prediction

Notre Dame (7-5) will meet SEC foe LSU (8-4) at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in 69,143-seat LP Field (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) in Nashville, Tennessee. ESPN will televise the 17th annual Music City Bowl game and ESPN Radio also will carry it. The #23 ranked Tigers are 7.5 point favorites. Here are five things to watch in this one: 1. Both Everett Golson and...
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Illini in Heart of Dallas Bowl: preview, prediction

Celebrate Boxing Day with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, pitting the Fighting Illini against Louisiana Tech at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, on Dec. 26 at Noon central on ESPN. It marks Illinois’ first bowl appearance since 2011 and its third in the last five years.  Yes, Tim Beckman is bowling. It still sounds weird to say. For the season, Illinois scored 88 less points than...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: lots of NFL talent on display in Nashville

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Van Persie, Herrera

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Angel Di Maria who beat Lionel Messi to win Argentina’s player of the year award -(Yahoo EuroSport) Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina’s foreign-based player of the year by the country’s sports journalists. Yes...
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Jay Cutler: Bears options, costs of jettisoning him

You’re just going to have to accept this fact Chicago Bears fans: Jay Cutler will be here. For at least another year. Maybe in 2016 they can write him a nice fat check and he’ll go away, but for now the Bears are stuck with him. Move over Alfonso Soriano, Ben Wallace and Jaime Navarro, we have a brand new “all time worst signing in Chicago sports history.” As bas as those...
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Bears will fire Marc Trestman; Phil Emery’s future in doubt

It appears Chicago Bears Coach Marc Trestman is done for; and GM Phil Emery is on the rocks.  The Chicago Tribune’s Bears reporter Rich Campbell posted a transcript of Phil Emery’s interview with WBBM before last night’s hot mess versus the New Orleans Saints. Emery discussed the Aaron Kromer drama and his comments about Trestman indicate that the so-called “quarterback...
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Radamel Falcao very unsure about his MUFC future

Radamel Falcao is a trending topic right now in the Manchester United community. News stories about this long-term future are circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Falcao says he wants to stay, but he doesn’t want to be a sub. He wants playing time. Injury-plagued since arriving over from Monaco, the 28-year-old Colombian striker has encountered...
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David de Gea transfer rumors/contract situation update

Here are the latest David de Gea news stories and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. His contract situation is the top story in every A Block of Manchester United news everywhere. He hasn’t just been man of the match for the Red Devils this year, he’s been the Man of the season. He’s been the MVP of MVPs, saving Manchester...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Berahino, Adebayor, Soldado, Martinez

Here are the latest Tottenham transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. We begin with a couple of Tottenham transfer rumors from The Sun. -Tottenham could be the subject of a £1 billion takeover from the Qatari government. Wow! Well this would...
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Illini in Heart of Dallas Bowl: five things to watch

Celebrate Boxing Day with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, pitting the Fighting Illini against Louisiana Tech at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, on Dec. 26 at Noon central on ESPN. It marks Illinois’ first bowl appearance since 2011 and its third in the last five years.  Yes, Tim Beckman is bowling. It still sounds weird to say. For the season, Illinois scored 88 less points than...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: NFL talent in Music City Bowl

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
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Bears to can Marc Trestman; Phil Emery on the ropes

It appears Chicago Bears Coach Marc Trestman is done for; and GM Phil Emery is on the rocks.  The Chicago Tribune’s Bears reporter Rich Campbell posted a transcript of Phil Emery’s interview with WBBM before last night’s hot mess versus the New Orleans Saints. Emery discussed the Aaron Kromer drama and his comments about Trestman indicate that the so-called “quarterback...
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Jay Cutler: unfortunately, Chicago is stuck with him

You’re just going to have to accept this fact Chicago Bears fans: Jay Cutler will be here. For at least another year. Maybe in 2016 they can write him a nice fat check and he’ll go away, but for now the Bears are stuck with him. Move over Alfonso Soriano, Ben Wallace and Jaime Navarro, we have a brand new “all time worst signing in Chicago sports history.” As bas as those...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Lacazette, Sterling, Cech, Montoya

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he is “relaxed” about Raheem Sterling’s future, despite increasing speculation about interest from Europe’s big guns. -This...
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Man United transfer rumors: David De Gea, Ivan Rakitic

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Manchester United and Manchester City could be set for a transfer battle when the window opens: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is rumoured to be a target for both clubs...
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Manchester United news and notes: De Gea, Rooney

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with -(ESPN FC) Can Manchester United win the title? The World Wide Leader asked this very question After six consecutive wins, Manchester United are third in the Premier League and trail leaders Chelsea by just eight points. It’s prompted some...
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Man United news and notes: Mata, Jones, Van Gaal

Here are the latest Man United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Defender Phil Jones and his training methods. -(The Telegraph) Phil Jones has revealed that he has turned to yoga and pilates in an effort to overcome his recurring injury problems at Manchester United. The England defender made a surprise return...
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Jim Harbaugh going to Michigan possible again

It’s time for the Michigan football community to put the Jim Harbaugh, hopes, dreams and wishes to bed for good back to the forefront. It’s not maybe happening; and people inside the program, have clearly gone all-or-nothing on Jim Harbaugh, who we previously had heard was staying in the NFL. For certain. Perhaps not. There are lots of outlets “reporting” a deal is imminent...
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Bo Pelini falls all the way down to Youngstown State

Wow! Bo Pelini fell from grace. He’s really fallen off the map now, going from a traditional powerhouse in Nebraska to a lowly FCS school. He didn’t even get a FBS job! With a 67-27 record, having won 9 games every year in Lincoln, Pelini could have held out for a much better job than the Youngstown State Penguins. Well, at least he gets $7.6 million from Nebraska this year...
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Man United news and notes: Daley Blind, Januzaj, Carrick

Here are the latest Man United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Daley Blind winning a really big time award. -(Daily Mail) Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind has revealed his delight at being named the Sportsman of the Year at the 2014 Sport Gala awards in Amsterdam. The accolade caps off an outstanding year...
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Ander Herrera makes public statement on match-fixing probe

Here’s the latest on the investigation involving Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and the allegations that games results were manipulated. Herrera will only be used for providing testimony and evidence in the ” Match Fixing ” case, which stems from a game in 2011. So he has been given the all clear. Ander Herrera responded publicly just a few hours ago, basically...
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