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Buffalo Bills vs New York Giants in NFL Hall of Fame Game

The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL Hall of Fame Game Sunday, August 3 at 8:00 PM ET on NBC. T The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio one day after the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 is formally enshrined. Two of the seven members of the Class of 2014 have ties to the participating...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: What to expect going forward

Thank God the Chicago Blackhawks and NHL are back. The lackluster Winter Olympics hockey tournament will give way to what really matters: the push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blackhawks are in very good position to make another run at the Cup, but there are a few things to take note of prior to the postseason. The Hawks head to the Big Apple to take on the New York Rangers...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How close was Jim Harbaugh to getting traded by the 49ers?

This could come as surprise news, but it seems that it was close to happening. Last week there were many reports suggesting that the San Francisco 49ers could have get rid of Jim Harbaugh by trading him for high draft picks to the Cleveland Browns. Luckily for the 49ers fans and for the entire organization, nothing happened and they still have their coach, one of the best in the...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks vs Penguins NHL Stadium Series: VERY in-depth preview

For my NHL Stadium Series preview, Chicago Blackhawks versus Pittsburgh Penguins at Solider Field, I recruited an All-Star team of analysts to form the first line of Stadium Series game previews. There will be other Stadium Series game previews out there, but mine is going live first (so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice). More importantly, try to find a NHL Stadium Series...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle of Twitter Account Uselessness: Danica Patrick or Alex Morgan?

Alex Morgan and Danica Patrick content has been really good to me. My material on both of these young star female athletes has delivered the goods in the page views and the SEO department. Therefore, I don’t want to be too harsh on Danica or Alex Morgan. And I’m not going to. I’m criticizing the PR person/publicist/press agent etc. who does their tweeting for them. I’m not...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers retiring Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey: joke writes itself

With Zydrunas Ilgauskas night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing everything they can to try and supplant the Browns as the most pathetic sports franchise in Cleveland. And you thought the infamous “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video 2″ made Cleveland a laughingstock. We know the Browns are an organization that operates to the tune of Yakety Sax a.k.a. the Benny Hill theme,...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes hilariously ripped by Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton

You heard about the David Moyes speculation. The NYSE rumor wasn’t true, David Moyes remains in Old Trafford. With one foot out of the UEFA Champions League, the Fox Sports Soccer Crew looks at Manchester United 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in their first-leg Round of 16 match. “David Moyes shouldn’t have even made it to the 2nd half. They should have arranged a helicopter for...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC to star on World Cup episode of The Simpsons

Fox today unveils Chelsea Football Club as the latest international football team to join the first-of-its-kind collaboration between The Simpsons and the most popular sport in the world, soccer. Joining FC Barcelona, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sport Club Corinthians, FC Porto, Juventus and Boca Juniors, Chelsea Football Club will co-create a broad line of branded merchandise. Chelsea...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn will probably go to the Academy Awards

White Sox slugger Adam Dunn will likely walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards Sunday night. Dunn got an invite as one of the primary investors in “Dallas Buyers Club.’’ He also made a cameo as a bartender. Adam Dunn hasn’t confirmed yet whether or not he’s going to leave spring training in Arizona for The Oscars in L.A. It’s such a short trip, he ought to do it. Adam...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Network’s Amber Theoharis ran the 40 in 5.9 seconds

Amber Theoharis formerly of MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles replaced Kara Henderson on NFL Network. Theoharis was a sports talk radio host for WJZ-FM, and from late 2011 to April 2013 was a sports reporter for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland. With the NFL Scouting Combine just completed, Amber and the rest of her NFLN crew ran the 40 yard...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL asked Blake Bortles about girlfriend Lindsey Duke at Combine

Lindsey Duke is more famous than her boyfriend, former UCF QB Blake Bortles. This despite the fact that Bortles is being projected as a top 5 NFL Draft pick, and quite possibly the #1 overall pick to the Houston Texans. Due to her “physical features,” bikini picture heavy Instagram account and the general creepiness of the internet, Lindsey Duke is overshadowing her Fiesta Bowl...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lizzy Seeberg’s father, Tom Seeberg talks about Prince Shembo, ND

Regarding the death of Lizzy Seeberg, no one was ever tried in court. However, the case is again being heard in the court of public opinion now after former Notre Dame football player Prince Shembo admitted that he was the player being investigated for sexually assaulting her. Shembo admitted that he was the player in question during media availability at the NFL Scouting Combine...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Possible replacement for Man United Capt Nemanja Vidic in AS Roma?

Manchester United Team Captain Nemanja Vidic is very likely headed to Inter Milan with his agent saying it’s pretty much a done deal. So what about a replacement for The Serbinator? Lots of names have been thrown out there, and a certain AS Roma defender has emerged as a very likely candidate. Here’s an excerpt from TalkSPORT’s transfer rumors piece on Mehdi Benatia, a Moroccan...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fredy Guarin, former Man United target, to re-sign with Inter Milan

Fredy Guarin was a big time target for both Manchester United and Chelsea during the January transfer window, but if he was going to move, it likely would have been to Juventus, if anywhere. Tottenham Hotspur was linked to Fredy Guarin as well. However, that’s all moot as Guarin is staying put at Inter Milan now. Guarin was asking for 15 million €, but Manchester United didn’t...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin van Persie blames Manchester United teammates for loss

Robin van Persie hasn’t been anywhere near as healthy this year as he was last year. When fully able to get on the pitch Robin van Persie hasn’t played at a level as good as he did he was at last season. Like a few Manchester United players struggling this season, he was better under Sir Alex Ferguson than he’s performing thus far under David Moyes. So the young Dutch striker...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jewel of Bobby Petrino recruiting class charged with child sex felony

Maybe hiring Bobby Petrino was a bad idea. Maybe all those times when I said replacing Tim Beckman with Bobby Petrino would be a good idea…yeah I take that back. Meet three-star linebacker prospect and signed member of the Louisville Cardinals recruiting class Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad. The native of Fort Pierce, Fla., was arrested Monday on a felony sex-related charge of “lewd...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics: 2nd worst television ratings in 20 years

During the Sochi Olympics, NBC took blatant self-promotion/cross-promotion to an art form. Remember this is the only network that ever made a sitcom about itself. Every network does conference calls with the media, featuring their on-air talent and producers, but NBC is more aggressive at turning those conference calls into infomercials. And the Sochi Olympics conference calls were...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United forcing season ticket holders to buy Olympiacos tix

Manchester United Football Club are forcing their season ticket holders to buy seats for Man United match versus Olympiacos tickets.The deadline is tonight. The penalty for not buying tickets to this Man United game? Your season ticket will not be valid for the Manchester Derby versus Manchester City. So they are strong-arming season ticket holders here in order to get what they...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas joining FS1 as new baseball analyst

Retired Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas has landed a new gig, he’ll be an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1 during the 2014 Major League Baseball season. But he’ll still keep his gig with Comcast SportsNet Chicago. I spoke CSN Chicago News Director Kevin Cross today about the role Frank Thomas will have with the network. “Frank’s got a contract with us, the be our White...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 2-26-14

This 2014 NFL mock draft has added more feature stories on the players themselves. They’re linked in the player name and listed after each entry too. The draft combine is over and it included NFL cheerleaders running the 40 yard dash in it this year!  This is our first update since the combine, and we’re kind of disappointed in the lack of news emerging from the combine. We...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook appearing on NBC Drama

Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith (#2) and Brent Seabrook (#7) play will appear on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” tonight. This is not to be confused with the local soccer team of the same name. Star defenders Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith guest star on tonight’s installment of the NBC show, which returns to its 9 p.m. CST Tuesday slot tonight after an Olympics-induced hiatus...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Juan Mata in new corner kick commercial (VIDEO)

Manchester United’s new midfield maestro, Juan Mata puts his skills to the test in the latest edition of bwin’s Corner Kick Challenge. This is the first commercial spot Mata has been in since moving from Chelsea to Old Trafford. The Spanish star Juan Mata follows in the footsteps of teammates Michael Carrick, David de Gea and Anderson to take part in a test which gives Man Utd...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

United G David De Gea drawing serious interest from Real Madrid

The publication El Confidencial is claiming that Real Madrid are very keen on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. The same publication states that De Gea has agreed to terms over a new deal with United, but has yet to sign the contract. And now Sport Direct News has also linked the 23-year-old with a move back to the current capital city in Spain. David De Gea spent three...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski gets new gig with Access Hollywood

Tara Lipinski is one of the few big winners in the Sochi Winter Olympics, from an American stand point. Well, we did alright in the medal count, but we didn’t exactly set the world afire. Except in all those fake sports created by ESPN in the past decade or so for their Winter X-Games. We dominated those ‘MERICA!! But Tara brought it. In the announcing game. And now Tara Lipinski...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

States of Illinois and Indiana to be shut out of NCAA Tournament

Illinois is a state that’s certainly synonymous with the great sport of basketball. Say that you’re from Chicago when traveling abroad, and the first thing people will say is Michael Jordan. Which replaced Al Capone. Before the 1990s, people on planet Earth associated gangsterdom with the second city. Now it’s the Chicago Bulls. The state of Indiana is right up there with North...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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