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Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting class #1 again

If there’s a song for where the crystal ball and top ranked recruiting classes reside, it’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” University of Alabama’s Nick Saban announced today 18 players signing national letters of intent to play college football with the Crimson Tide, joining seven players who enrolled in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester. As of 3:45...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

All time preps rushing leader Derrick Henry signs with Alabama

Mark Ingram to Trent Richardson to Eddie Lacy to Derrick Henry. The very recent tradition of superlative Alabama Crimson Tide running backs continues with the kid who broke the all time high school rushing record. Henry ran for 482 yards on Friday night against Perry (Fla.) Taylor County to bring his career total up to 11,612 yards. He broke the record of somebody you’ve never...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ex-ESPN analyst Rob Parker lands at website you’ve never heard of

I guess the whole apology/clarification thing didn’t work out so well. You remember ESPN First Take guest/host/analyst (although no analysis gets done on that show) Rob Parker, who made the incendiary comments that Robert Griffin III was a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiance and possible Republican tendencies. (Here’s his attractive white fiance) Parker got canned...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPNU reporter Allison Williams: gallery and bio

Allison Williams began covering college sports for ESPNU in March of 2011 during the BIG EAST Women’s Championship. She is currently the sideline reporter for ESPNU’s Saturday college football games. And she is extremely busy on National Signing Day and during bowl season. cribbed from her FS Florida bio: She can be seen during every home Florida Panthers game telecast serving...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk Herbstreit articulates the histrionics and egocentrism of National Signing Day

On February 1st, the day before Groundhog Day, a different annual right of passage, one with about as much accuracy and validity as February 2nd occurred in National Signing Day. When asked to comment on the hoopla and hype concerning this ostentatious narcissism-fest, ESPN College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit expressed his discontent over the craziness surrounding this day,...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Jr. part of Notre Dame recruiting class

Texas wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. adds his name to the Notre Dame football recruiting list for 2013. You obviously recognize that name, as he’s the son of major-league baseball outfielder Torii Hunter, now with the Detroit Tigers and formerly with Minnesota Twins (1997-2007) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008-2012) Hunter, Torii Jr. (WR, 6-0, 180, Prosper, Texas, Prosper...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

You can design the Wrigley Field 100th anniversary logo

In the 2014 MLB season, we’ll see the Wrigley Field 100th anniversary. Chicago Cubs fans have an opportunity to participate in the “Wrigley Field Turns 100 Logo Contest.”  Fans will compete to have their design selected as the official logo to be used during the yearlong celebration in 2014. The official logo may be featured at Wrigley Field, on merchandise and memorabilia...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Recruiting websites: future of college sports media or too much information?

In the world of recruiting websites, you have Rivals, Scout, ESPNU and Max Preps. And now there’s 247Sports.com, started last year and staffed by a number of former Rivals employees. They’re following the model of Scout and Rivals (who’ve both been around for over a decade) in producing team-specific coverage. And then there are a ton of independent sites not affiliated with...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Overdue L.A. Kings Ice Girls photo collection

Last Stanley Cup Finals we saw the L.A. Kings defeat the New Jersey Devils. And you know who has the hottest Ice Crew in all of hockey, Los Angeles of course. Maybe we’ll see the L.A. Kings Ice girls on the national stage again? Well the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks probably have something to say about that. In the mean time gratuitous photos of the L.A. Kings Ice girls...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

How the Columbus Blue Jackets could surprise this season

  It’s no surprise or secret that the pundits have placed the longest odds upon the Columbus Blue Jackets to win the Stanley Cup much less qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs. After finishing the 2011-2012 season with the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) worst record, trading away their franchise player and face of the franchise in Rick Nash and enduring a fan protest...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Northwestern football games at Wrigley Field this decade, Cubs and NU partner up

In some ways, the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs were meant for each other. Both had/have major droughts. The NU college football team just won their first bowl game since 1949, and the college basketball has never ever made the NCAA Tournament, 70+ tries. As you’ve heard a million times, the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945 and won one since 1908. The...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett and Chad Johnson Twitter fighting over Evelyn Lozada

Is there a fight brewing at Miami international airport between Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett and former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson a.k.a. Chad Ochocinco? Is this a fight over Johnson’s ex-wife, and former “reality star” Evelyn Lozada? On August 11, 2012, Johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic battery according to the Davie, Florida police.Johnson...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Complete biography of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman

  In early 2013, the Chicago Bears fired longtime coach and defensive guru Lovie Smith and hired head coach Marc Trestman. Never heard of the guy? Don’t blame you. He hasn’t been in the NFL since 2004. Here is a timeline of Trestman along with some of his coaching results. Year Position Accomplishment/Result 1956 Marc Trestman was born on January 15, 1956. _ ...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn crashes, hurts knee, airlifted to safety

About the last thing on the mind of Lindsey Vonn right now is her supposed relationship with Tiger Woods and how to handle it with the media. She has real problems now. Vonn was airlifted to safety during a crash that caused major damage to her right knee at the Super G World Championships. She was taken to a hospital by helicopter. More from Fox Sports: Austria’s ski federation...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2013 potential offseason moves

It’s never too soon to think about how the Bears can improve for next season. I have some suggestions for GM Phil Emery. I think with 2 key moves in the offseason, the Bears can find themselves on the right side of lopsided final scores like we saw in Jacksonville, only against much better opponents than the Jaguars. Don’t mistake my constructive criticism for a lack of excitement...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad was very underrated: video

Kaley Cuoco isn’t your average genie. She’s modern, smart and stylish. And extremely sexy, no matter what she’s wearing. Whenever I pictured a genie, it was a very burly shirtless Arab man. But Penny from “The Big Bang Theory” is a lot more eye-catching than Aladdin. For the Super Bowl she was pitching the Toyota RAV4 that her genie character lives inside. Did we mention...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 2-6-13

Find out who’s going to make the transition from Saturdays to Sundays with our picks below. We know the NFL mock draft is long so there’s plenty of eye candy pictures and relevant, fun links to check out as you scroll through it. Team needs were taken account into this mock. 1. Kansas City, Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia The Chiefs are a complete mess; especially at QB. Matt...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Omer Asik GF: Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis Pictures)

Houston Rockets big man Omer Asik is dating Miss Ohio…that’s the rumor. Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who is an American model who has been internationally published in magazines such as Ralph and FHM. The 5’4″ Lakewood native was crowned Miss Ohio U.S. International in 2010, and was also a finalist in the Miss Ohio USA pageant for both 2010 and 2011. She will throw out a first...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

You can sign Donald Driver’s retirement card

The Green Bay Packers without Donald Driver is like the New England Patriots without Troy Brown. On Wednesday, Donald Driver will officially announce his retirement in front of fans, coaches, and other members of the Packers family at Lambeau Field. Before he makes it official, Packers fans like you have the chance to say goodbye to one of the greatest Packers of our generation....
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

More Northwestern football at Wrigley Field, Cubs and NU make partnership

In some ways, the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs were meant for each other. Both had/have major droughts. The NU college football team just won their first bowl game since 1949, and the college basketball has never ever made the NCAA Tournament, 70+ tries. As you’ve heard a million times, the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945 and won one since 1908. The...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Stunning Wrigley Field replica in Freeport adding bleachers

When Denny Garkey built his little league park to replicate Wrigley Field, he paid attention to every detail. In Freeport, IL he brought to life a little league baseball field that recreated every aspect of his own field of dreams. Now he’s adding bleachers to his masterpiece, Little Cubs Field. A fundraising drive is starting now, with Cubs fans being offered a chance to make...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Amy Poehler Super Bowl ad (video)

Former star of Saturday Night Live and featured player in numerous movies such as “Mean Girls” and “Baby Mama” comedienne Amy Poehler will have her own Super Bowl 47 advertisement for Best Buy. The 41-year-old, 5’2″ actress was a very hot and trending term on the internet recently, as her jokes with friend and usual co-star Tina Fey at the Golden Globes killed. Their...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVII comprehensive guide, must click-on links (Ravens, Niners, ads)

Everything has been said by the MSM about Super Bowl XLVII. Some of it was relevant and interesting. Other stuff was not. And here’s some stuff they missed. So click away to get to know your Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and commercials. 5 most overkilled SB storylines Niners Patrick Willis interviews Ravens Michael Oher 7 worst SB storyline pitches   Ravens cheerleaders...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Super Bowl XLVII storylines the media overkilled these past 2 weeks

One thing about the Super Bowl that no one likes is the extra week of media buildup. Absolutely no one cares about the Pro Bowl, so the second bye week creates even more time for the press to recycle the same tired storylines. And like this flu season, this “Harbowl,” “Harbaugh Bowl,” or “Harbauwl” was much worse than most years. The main plotline has been beaten to death...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Great Super Bowl Ad: NFL American Television Moments

Of all the Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about, this one by far takes the cake. Remember seeing all those classic American television characters again, except this time sporting the regalia of the NFL team home to where the show was set! The spot features no less than 48 television celebrities from 20 of America’s favorite shows, along with all 32 NFL teams. On top...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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