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Brian Kelly to NFL talk resurfaces; New York Giants this time

Brian Kelly is the longest tenured Notre Dame football coach since Lou Holtz. Despite his previous flirtations with the NFL (not to mention all the off-the-field issues that have occurred under his regime) Kelly has brought a fair amount of stability to the program. He’s done a much better job than Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weis (or George O’Leary for that matter...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Fitzgerald calls out bloggers yet again

Following a very exciting, very emotional, very big win at Nebraska yesterday, Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked about Northwestern getting its mojo back after this win. Here’s what Pat Fitzgerald said: “I don’t know if we lost our mojo. I hate to disappoint bloggers, but our guys don’t listen to them. It’s just the way the world is today, you win five games...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska DT Maliek Collins is better than his cheap shot yesterday

This Nebraska Cornhuskers football team doesn’t exactly live up to the glorious Blackshirts tradition and reputation. When you have a pass defense that’s amongst the worst in the entire nation, it’s tough to praise that side of the ball. Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins has potential though. Out of any individual player, on either side of the ball for Nebraska, Collins has...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal post Manchester Derby interview (video)

At least Manchester United got a point today from the goalless draw in the Manchester Derby. Obviously, it’s not the result United supporters wanted, but it’s something. It’s also a great opportunity gone by the wayside as Manchester City came to Old Trafford missing key players such as Sergio Aguero. The Red Devils certainly did enough to win. Manchester United boss Louis...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney suffers, then plays through bleeding head wound (photos)

No score early on in the Manchester Derby, but social media is lighting up about the massive head wound suffered by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Lots of Twitter users keep making the same “Manchester is Red” comment over and over. Take a look at the damage to Rooney’s noggin. Wayne Rooney bleeds red for Manchester United https://t.co/iE2aAGEo9w #MUFC #MCFC pic...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Projected Manchester United Starting XI for Manchester Derby

It’s that time of the week again. Time to create your own Manchester United Starting XI. The Manchester Derby kicks off tomorrow. No matter what your favorite sports book says about who is favorited in this match, United Manager Louis van Gaal believes that his side is the underdog in this one. He said so explicitly.  As always, feel free to post your Manchester United starting...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football Suffers Another Heart-Breaker in “NU Bowl”

“We’re better than what he showed. We’re absolutely better than what we showed,” said Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, after his team lost 30-28 at home to Northwestern. What Westerkamp said after losing to the Big Ten team closest to his hometown in Illinois is correct. Nebraska football is better than its 3-5 record indicates. In the first year under new Coach...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football clinches bowl berth; escapes Nebraska

The NU Bowl was a wild one. Lots of lead changes, dropped catches (including a couple likely touchdowns) and otherwise big plays that never came to fruition. Both NUs let a TD grab or two slip through their fingers. In the end, it was the visiting Northwestern football team that made less miscues and executed more big plays to get the job done. Unranked Northwestern moves to 6...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti gets acting role in new Star Trek

Former Chelsea Manager Carlo Ancelotti has been linked to all the big clubs whenever there’s been a vacancy or potential vacancy- Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, even Chelsea again. Of course, none of these Ancelotti rumors have ever amounted to anything. Although the former leader at Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain has expressed a desire to return to England...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho skips media interviews; tries to access referee room

The nightmare season for Chelsea continues and yet another melt down by  Jose Mourinho occurred. Mourinho was sent off today along with Nemanja Matic, as the Blues fell 2-1 West Ham United. Andy Carroll provided the dagger for the suddenly surging Hammers. Carroll scored the game winning goal for a side that is now undefeated in its last four. Twitter then engaged in some Jose...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC loses again; Mourinho, Matic Schadenfreude on Twitter

Chelsea FC suffered another awful setback today in this their nightmare 2015-16 Premier League season. The Blues lost 2-1 at West Ham United in a match that had both manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Nemanja Matic sent off. Chelsea is now the number one trending term in the United States on Twitter, and again it’s social media users reveling in their latest failure. West...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Katina Powell implies that Rick Pitino had knowledge of escort parties (video)

While appearing today on ABC’s “The View,” one of the nation’s most popular morning shows, author and former madame Katina Powell stated that Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino was aware that his program was hiring strippers/prostitutes to service his players. Former Louisville Director of Basketball Operations Andre McGee, once told Powell that Rick Pitino “knows...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicted Manchester United Starting XI for Manchester Derby

It’s that time of the week again. Time to create your own Manchester United Starting XI. The Manchester Derby kicks off tomorrow. No matter what your favorite sports book says about who is favorited in this match, United Manager Louis van Gaal believes that his side is the underdog in this one. He said so explicitly.  As always, feel free to post your Manchester United starting...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United injury report ahead of Manchester Derby

Excited for the Manchester Derby? “Woo-Who” as Homer J. Simpson would say.  Manchester United are expected to win, given all the injuries Manchester City are dealing with right now. Sergio Aguero and David Silva are out, and there is no guarantee that Vincent Kompany will even start either.  The Red Devils have their injuries too though. United Manager Louis van Gaal met...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal believes United are underdogs in Manchester Derby

Manchester United have been given 6/4 odds of winning the Manchester Derby, according to Irish sports book Paddy Power. Odds of a Manchester City victory are placed at 7/4, with a draw at 12/5. Most of the major sports books have this cracker of a match lined up the same way. I’m sure the absence of City scoring sensation Sergio Aguero has a lot to do with this. Regardless of...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal says Man United are underdogs to Man City

Manchester United have been given 6/4 odds of winning the Manchester Derby, according to Irish sports book Paddy Power. Odds of a Manchester City victory are placed at 7/4, with a draw at 12/5. Most of the major sports books have this cracker of a match lined up the same way. I’m sure the absence of City scoring sensation Sergio Aguero has a lot to do with this. Regardless of...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal presser previewing Manchester Derby (video)

Here is the Louis van Gaal press conference held today ahead of Manchester United‘s massive rivalry game against Manchester City on Sunday. Yes, this is going to be one cracker of a Manchester Derby- first place versus third in a battle to reach the top of the table. At this link you can read up (in both text and in graphical format) about the Manchester Derby and it’s history...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant complicates everything in Lakerland this year

Kobe Bryant‘s retirement decision is not set in stone. Yes, his contract expires after this season, but as Kobe told a reporter “who the hell said” that he was leaving. Bryant has also said that fielding retirement questions an indeed be a “pain in the ass” (it’s mild, entry-level swearing day here in the opening paragraph) Lakers insiders (and today, c’mon who isn’t...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal press conference previewing Manchester Derby (video)

Here is the Louis van Gaal press conference held today ahead of Manchester United‘s massive rivalry game against Manchester City on Sunday. Yes, this is going to be one cracker of a Manchester Derby- first place versus third in a battle to reach the top of the table. At this link you can read up (in both text and in graphical format) about the Manchester Derby and it’s history...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska football game preview (week 8 Northwestern)

Nebraska football fans don’t have to deal with the dreaded 11 AM kickoffs too often. For those of us who cover Illinois and Northwestern regularly, starting your autumn Saturdays early is pretty much routine. It’s also very odd to see those numbers in the Cornhuskers record: 3-4. We’re all used to seeing numbers that start with # in front of the Nebraska football name, and...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball views Cubs as rebuild role models

As much as you hear “1908” ad nauseam (we’re 27 outs away from at least one more year of that, at minimum), college basketball has its own 1908. That would be the “Northwestern basketball has never made the NCAA Tournament” fact/factoid/storyline/reference/allusion/mention/personal gag reflex at this point. The Chicago Cubs and Northwestern basketball athletics are closely...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s no way Rick Pitino didn’t know about the Sex scandal

It’s hard to make people care about college basketball in October. It’s very difficult to get the masses interested in the sport in November, but October?? Well, it takes a good old-fashioned sex scandal to move the college hoops needle before Halloween. Thank you Louisville basketball and Rick Pitino. There is no way any of us truly believe that Pitino didn’t know about the...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens is building long term with Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens is doing a lot with the Boston Celtics right now. One thing he’s not doing, is waiting out a vacancy at the Indiana Hoosiers head coaching position. It seems like it’s a story we have to write every year, if not here in the preseason, then later when Tom Crean fails to live up to expectations and/or off-the-court issues ensue among his players. Whether you love...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ander Herrera has female United fan lookalike (photos)

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has a had a fine run of form lately. Man of the Match material, his heroism at Everton, and much more have made Herrera a player that Louis van Gaal can’t afford not to select lately. The name Ander Herrera trends on social media whenever he does something notable on the pitch, but his name went viral for a totally different reason...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal believes Chris Smalling could be next MUFC Captain

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has certainly made an impression on his Manager Louis van Gaal, because the Dutchman is actually calling Smalling by his correct name now.  You’ll recall the “Mike Smalling” incident. All kidding aside, Van Gaal believes Smalling could be a future captain of this team. When the United manager was asked who the club’s future captain...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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