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Husband of Layla Kiffin interviewing for Crimson Tide OC job

The husband of Layla Kiffin, that would be Lane Kiffin, is a finalist/interviewing for the vacant Alabama Offensive Coordinator job. Given his train wreck performance at USC, coupled with the search engine gold that is his wife. Lane Kiffin is now Layla Kiffin’s husband, and not vice versa. I’m declaring it now. It’s not the other way around anymore. The internet really loves...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State DE Noah Spence tested positive for Ecstasy

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence is yet another example of why I HATE the dreaded corporatespeak phrase “violation of team rules” oh so much. Or in the case of Noah Spence it is “Big Ten rules violation.” I normally refuse to say that phrase because the truth is usually more interesting than that vanilla, boring euphemism. Previously, it was thought that Noah...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan football names Nussmeier new Offensive Coordinator

It took Michigan football a long time to fire Al Borges, but it didn’t take very long for them to name his successor. It was talked about that Borges would be canned back in October, but Michigan football didn’t do the deed until last night. Shortly afterward, reports surfaced of who his successor would be. Michigan football Coach Brady Hoke officially named Doug Nussmeier as...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: new Manchester United badge/crest unveiled: photo

The New Manchester United badge or crest was unveiled. This comes to us from the Twitter account of Genius football. What do you think of the new Manchester United emblem? Do you like it more or less than the previous logo(s). You’ll notice the clipper ship up at the top now has more sails, and more detail is added on the old time sailing ship. The ship’s hull is better defined...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mortensen: Johnny Manziel could go #3 to the Jacksonville Jaguars

Johnny Manziel officially declared for the NFL Draft yesterday. So that makes formal what we all knew since last summer. So now begins lots of Johnny Manziel speculation, analysis, meta-analysis and meta-analysis of that analysis. Between now and the Draft in May, we’re going to hear the name Johnny Manziel linked to numerous teams at different draft positions. Remember, the closer...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mel Kiper Jr on Johnny Manziel’s NFL Draft stock

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr on how Johnny Manziel ’s skills translate to the NFL: “Very well in today’s NFL, and certainly Fran Tarkenton did it back in an era when it wasn’t a wide-open pass-happy league, and I think that’s who he compares to, Johnny Manziel. You look at the ability to throw the football from the pocket, that’s something he’ll continue to...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks takes “adversity” cliche to new low

Derrick Brooks accomplished a lot as a NFL Linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before that, he was quite the acclaimed college football player with the Florida State Seminoles. As a broadcaster though, I am anything but impressed. Whenever I hear that stupid “adversity” cliche perpetrated by coaches and athletes, my eyes roll. If you see my eye roll from that…good, you...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Relive that miraculous Indianapolis Colts comeback again

The Indianapolis Colts turned in an instant classic last Saturday. It was one of the greatest games in NFL history, let alone NFL post season history. Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton had the game of their lives for the Indianapolis Colts. Now you can experience it again. NFL Turning Point features the Indianapolis Colts ’ second-half comeback over the Chiefs, two game-winning field...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling apologizes for suicide bomber costume

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling apologized for his bone-headed decision to dress as a suicide bomber to an upscale costume party. Chris Smalling ‘s picture (which you can see below) appears on the front page of Thursday’s edition of The Sun.  A spokesperson for The United footballer described the unfortunate and insensitive photo-opp as “an attempted comedy play...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Everton Midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger reveals that he is gay

Former Premier League midfielder and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger revealed that he’s gay in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit. This is definitely the most high profile soccer (or football, depending on what part of the world you’re reading this story in) player to ever come out of the closet. “I’m revealing my homosexuality because I want to promote...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger reveals that he is gay

Former Premier League midfielder and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger revealed that he’s gay in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit. This is definitely the most high profile soccer (or football, depending on what part of the world you’re reading this story in) player to ever come out of the closet. “I’m revealing my homosexuality because I want to promote...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Dilfer sees Brett Favre in Johnny Manziel

Is Johnny Manziel the next Brett Favre? That’s what Trent Dilfer, the game manager of all game-managers thinks. The ESPN analyst was evaluating Manziel’s draft stock, as actually all ESPN talking heads did, and he sees the ol’ gunslinger in there. Manziel officially officially declared today, even though we all knew he was going to since last summer. NFL analyst Trent Dilfer...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan fires Offensive Coordinator Al Borges

Michigan Wolverines Offensive Coordinator Al Borges made $650,000 a year. He was the third highest paid coordinator in the nation. Bristol talking head, and icon of Michigan football, Desmond Howard doesn’t think too highly of Al Borges; who’s play-calling was downright atrocious this year. He’s not the only Wolverines expert who thought Al Borges needed to go. Media who cover...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux honored by Wrigley Field marquee for Hall of Fame nod

Greg Maddux today was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Maddux earned votes on 97.2 percent of the ballots submitted by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, the eighth-highest percentage for election in Hall of Fame history and the third-highest for any pitcher elected.The Cubs are honoring Greg Maddux today with a congratulatory message on the Wrigley Field...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians begin moving away from Chief Wahoo logo

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, tweeted today that the Cleveland Indians have changed their primary logo to the Block C instead of Chief Wahoo. Lukas is an outspoken critic of the Chief Wahoo logo, and he added that the offensive cartoon will still be on Cleveland Indians jersey sleeves and home caps. This is a small change, but it is a very newsworthy change. The move to the Block C rather...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Garlin to lead roast of Boomer Esiason, Jay Cutler invited?

Boomer Esiason ripped Jay Cutler on media conference call at the beginning of the NFL season saying: “He’s I guess, maybe in the top 15, I guess I would put him, but Chicago is a mid tier team in the NFC and the NFC is loaded. If things go right for them, they need to stay healthy and somehow beat Green Bay which is not something they’ve been able to do with consistency since...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes calls refs “terrible,” blames them for United losing

Embattled Manchester United Manager David Moyes said the officials’ calls were terrible in the club’s 2-1 defeat by Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final. “We’re having to play them as well as the opposition at the moment,” David Moyes said. “It’s really terrible, it really is. We’re actually beginning to laugh at them, that’s the thing.” Strong words...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United makes 20 million bid for Claudio Marchisio

Manchester United have made a £20m offer for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio. This has been reported by The Express and Forza Italia football among many sources. Claudio Marchisio who has also been linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. So Manchester United will have fierce competition for him. The Claudio Marchisio interest is yet another potential...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Tom Izzo is angry ALL CAPS on players, ESPN interviewer

You know how I say that 99.99999999% of all sideline interviews are completely worthless and dumb as down to Duck Dynasty levels of pure idiocy? Well, here Tom Izzo gives us the 00.000000001% sideline interview that’s not only good, it’s golden. The Tom Izzo “looks could kill” glare still photo from this exchange was trending on Twitter last night. Everyone enjoyed it. Well...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls season ticket holders get letter from GarPax

Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman and Chicago Bulls Vice President of Player Development John Paxson sent a letter to the Chicago Bulls season ticket holders yesterday in wake of the Luol Deng trade. I’ll let you the NBA and/or Chicago Bulls fan/news consumer make of the letter what you will. You’re a big boy, you can put on your big boy pants and make up your own mind...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football #22, Ohio State #8 in early ’14 rankings

2013 provided a better than mediocre, but not great season for Notre Dame football. What does 2014 hold? Yes, we’re talking about 2014 Notre Dame football already. Before the 2013 season is even over. Let’s look at some early, perhaps way too early preseason prognosticators. For the 13th consecutive season NationalChamps.net has released its Annual Early Bird Preview, which takes...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 1-8-14

2014 NFL mock draft time. The 2014 NFL mock draft order is now set in stone for the non-playoff teams. We projected the rest based on how we might think they might do in the postseason. We also have feature stories on the players themselves. Click on the names where highlighted to read those. 1. Houston Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville No one could have predicted the Texans and...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nancy Kerrigan to do TV analysis for Olympic skating coverage

Somewhere, Tonya Harding will hear this news about Nancy Kerrigan, and she’ll likely start cursing and shaking her fist up at the sky. Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia. Nancy Kerrigan, who in 1994...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Rodman defends controversial North Korea visit, b-ball game

In an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN’s “New Day,” basketball star Dennis Rodman defended his controversial visit to North Korea with a team of former NBA players, saying it was a “great idea for the world.” The trip takes place just weeks after North Korea shocked the world by announcing the purge and execution of Kim Jong-Un’s once-powerful uncle. There...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Ways to Show Your Support for the Triathlete in Your Life

Everyone loves an athlete – especially a triathlete. The running, the swimming, the biking. It’s like they are a real-life superhero. But what do you get a superhero for their birthday? Christmas? Some other special occasion? You need the perfect gift. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Leg and Arm Sleeves For Biking Bicycling often conjures up images of...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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