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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Mattia Destro, Marek Hamsik

Here are the latest Arsenal FC 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. -Metro reports that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is after Serie A duo Mattia Destro and Marek Hamsik. (ESPN FC) Destro, 23, is thought to be valued at 15 million pounds...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs LSU in Music City Bowl: 5 things to watch

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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Johnny Manziel “hot takes” SCORCHING your eyes and ears

No matter how Johnny Manziel played yesterday, you knew the reaction was going to be SO EXTREME DUDE! Manziel was abominable, so now all the “he’s a total bust” and “he’ll never play at this level” hot takes are streaming in. Had Johnny Manziel thrown for 300+ yards and 4 TDs and the Cleveland Browns won, then we’d all be subjected to “he’s the new Russell Wilson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Les Miles confirms that he isn’t taking Michigan Wolverines job

Les Miles is known for doing some crazy things on the football field every now and then. “The Mad Hatter” has also a reputation for making post game press conferences interesting for a change. He often deviates from the boring “coachspeak” script and likes to be funny and compelling during his media availabilities. Those media sessions will remain in Baton Rouge for the...
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Liverpool FC transfer rumors: Torres, Odegaard, Cech, Origi

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. We start with Fernando Torres, who has been rumored in a move back to Liverpool. -The Rossoneri insist that Fernando Torres, who has just one goal in 10 Serie A appearances...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Torres, Varane, Talisca, Kramaric, Lampard

Here are the latest Chelsea 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 start with Fernando Torres, who has been rumored in a move back to Liverpool. -The Rossoneri insist that Fernando Torres, who has just one goal in 10 Serie A appearances...
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Man United transfer rumors: Varane, Sneijder, Boonen

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. – (ESPN FC) Raphael Varane discussed a potential move to Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson before Jose Mourinho convinced him to sign for Real Madrid. “Yes, it’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Mings, Martinez, El-Haddadi, Howedes

Here are the latest Arsenal FC 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. -ESPN FC brings us some Arsenal FC transfer rumors regarding Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes. The Daily Star seems to think that the 26-year-old defender is the right man...
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Les Miles confirms that he isn’t going to Michigan

Les Miles is known for doing some crazy things on the football field every now and then. “The Mad Hatter” has also a reputation for making post game press conferences interesting for a change. He often deviates from the boring “coachspeak” script and likes to be funny and compelling during his media availabilities. Those media sessions will remain in Baton Rouge for the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Godin, Vlaar, Strootman

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. You know how everyone said the Kevin Strootman deal is done? That there’s already been a handshake and we’re just now waiting for the transfer window to be open so that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel: Peter King claims to crack the code

If this is true, and the Cleveland Browns haven’t figured this out about Johnny Manziel, then I don’t know what to say. The Browns should have had a better game plan for this, or the better figure a way around this problem, and soon. I would think all NFL teams who considered drafting Johnny Manziel would have seen this in the scouting report. It sounds SO SIMPLE! It cannot...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel “hot takes” SCORCHING your eyes, ears

No matter how Johnny Manziel played yesterday, you knew the reaction was going to be SO EXTREME DUDE! Manziel was abominable, so now all the “he’s a total bust” and “he’ll never play at this level” hot takes are streaming in. Had Johnny Manziel thrown for 300+ yards and 4 TDs and the Cleveland Browns won, then we’d all be subjected to “he’s the new Russell Wilson...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United fans forced to remove anti-Gerrard banner from Old Trafford

Manchester United fans love ripping Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and cyberspace. Also, in person at the stadium whenever they get the opportunity. Ever since the infamous slip last spring, which allowed Chelsea’s Demba Ba to get loose and score, Man United fans love referring to Stevie G. as “Slippy G.” The fall may have eventually cost...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United news: Ander Herrera match-fixing, David de Gea poll

Here are the latest Man United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Ander Herrera and the match-fixing probe. -It’s claimed that money was withdrawn from Ander Herrera ‘s account to bribe Levante players to lose the match against R. Zaragoza, says the Daily Mail. Herrera will only be used for evidence in the ”...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota: the next New York Jets starting QB?

Now that Marcus Mariota has won the Heisman trophy, the Heisman trust got exactly what they wanted right now- a very inoffensive and bland personality taking home the award. From Cam Newton to Johnny Manziel to Jameis Winston, the Heisman has seen lots of controversy, off-the-field issues and polarizing figures. Now, in Marcus Mariota, they have someone as vanilla and corporate...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Borini, Bony, Sterling

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. -(Daily Star) Manchester United could sign winger Gareth Bale from Real Madrid for £90m, allowing the Spanish giants to use the money to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joe Buck SHREDS Johnny Manziel TO PIECES

Joe Buck is an individual that a lot of people seem to have very strong opinions about. I’m not one of them, as I’ve ever never really cared that much about Buck either way. Although this pointless and irrelevant rant makes me closer to the sign in sheet at the Joe Bucks Sucks camp. Regardless of how you feel about Johnny Manziel, he becomes a sympathetic figure when you watch...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel: the easy way to shut him down

If this is true, and the Cleveland Browns haven’t figured this out about Johnny Manziel, then I don’t know what to say. The Browns should have had a better game plan for this, or the better figure a way around this problem, and soon. I would think all NFL teams who considered drafting Johnny Manziel would have seen this in the scouting report. It sounds SO SIMPLE! It cannot...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Mata, Van Gaal, De Gea contract

Here are the latest Man United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal articulating his philosophy, and explaining the secret of United’s recent success.  -(Associated Press) Asked for the secret to United’s current form, Van Gaal told the reporters at his post-match press...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: De Gea, Carrick, Rojo

Here are the latest Man United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with the latest on the recovery of Marcos Rojo. It’s the biggest common thread among all six of the Manchester United summer purchases. Every player who was bought in the summer transfer window: Rojo, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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