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Purdue hires Darrell Hazell to be head coach

Kent State had not reached a bowl game in 40 years, and were one win away from probably clinching themselves a spot in a BCS Bowl. As the runner-up in the MAC to Northern Illinois, the 11-2 Golden Flashes had to settle for GoDaddy.com Bowl against Arkansas State. That is quite an accomplishment for a [...]
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Red Sox continue spending big money in average talent

That’s two. Two very average role players signed by the Boston Red Sox. Each making over $10 million duckets a year (Speaking of ducket. Remember TJ Ducket? AVERAGE). It was just four months ago that the Red Sox were posting their own Craigslist-apolooza fire sale. These moves don’t even suggest some sort of moneyball type [...]
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans to change their name to the Pelicans

When the Jazz left New Orleans, they took the perfect name for the city with them.  Twenty-four years later the Hornets arrived from Charlotte. They took a detour to Oklahoma City following the tragedy of hurricane Katrina. You remember seeing them being listed as NOK on scoreboards, right?  They returned a couple years later and finally [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Gus Malzahn returning to Auburn

According to AUTigers.com, Gus Malzahn will return to the plains to be the head coach.  You may remember Malzahn from such things as the 2010 BCS Championship, and the dumpster fire at Arkansas when then head coach Houston Nutt hired him as offensive coordinator.  Malzahn spent this year at Arkansas State, and went 9-3 while [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss
HOG WILD

Bret Bielema headed to Arkansas

The college football coaching carousel was in full swing on Tuesday, with the Wisconsin coach heading down to Fayetteville to take the same position there. 

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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Booster cuts National Title tickets in half for Notre Dame students

It’s good to be a Notre Dame student. Especially the ones that are making plans to head to Sun Life Stadium to watch the Fighting Irish play Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th. Tickets for students are priced at $300 a piece, which is steep amount for a college student, especially [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

RGIII: ‘God is on our side’

It would not be a stretch to call last nights win the biggest in years for the Washington Redskins. Yes, their current record is only 6-6, but it put them in a tie with the Cowboys and only 1 game behind the defending champion Giants. Since the ‘Skins happen to own basically every single tie-breaker [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Schultz gets his knives out for Georgia State for no particular reason

I ran across this column from noted AJC windbag Jeff Schultz yesterday, and because it didn’t make much sense to me, and it’s been a while since I FJM’d anything, I figured it was ripe for the treatment.  Now, when I say the column didn’t make much sense, it’s not that the message of the [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Snyder, not a Giants fan

I suppose that’s not exactly news, seeing as Snyder is the owner of a division rival of the Giants, but after Washington defeated the Giants Monday night, a jubilant Snyder was congratulating the team in the locker room, and had some choice words, according to Redskins owner Dan Snyder congratulating everyone in locker room, tells [...]
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

James Franklin voted Notre Dame 4th in coaches poll

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are almost back to the mountain top. They are one win away from their first National Title since 1988, but even though most coaches are convinced that the University of College Football belong at #1 heading into their match-up against Alabama, one definitely does not, and that is James Franklin of Vanderbilt. [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Gordon with the best (and by best I mean worst) flop of all-time

The best floppers of the NBA don’t hold a candle to what Serbian League player, Drew Gordon, can do in an attempt to draw a foul. Of course, no foul was actually called, and yes, that is a gunshot you hear. H/T Off the Bench
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald on Cards O: “You gotta laugh to keep from crying”

While everyone is busy discussing the change in Jets QB, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the inept QB play of the Arizona Cardinals. After all, they only managed 6 points all game, even while being gift wrapped 4 turnovers. Rookie QB, Ryan Lindley, looked completely lost, and somehow managed to throw the ball 31 [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Whitlock: ‘If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive’

In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Those were the words [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  1 Comment

The Morning After – December 3, 2012 edition

Hello and Good Morning. Triumph amidst tragedy. That is the theme this week after what had transpired in Kansas City. I cannot imagine how one should be dealing after that went on. Perhaps it was better that it took place on a weekend, without talking heads excessively talking about this to death, no pun intended. [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Herbstreit: Northern Illinois in Orange Bowl is an “absolute joke”

Typically, we are having fans and media squawking about the two teams selected to play in the BCS Championship, or the team not selected to play in the BCS Championship. But since everyone is super-excited about the Notre Dame/Alabama match-up, there is another controversy making headlines today, and that is the inclusion of Northern Illinois [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

SPECTACULAR SMAR-TASTIC SHOWDOWN SUNDAY

Hiya! Big D is on his way to Alabama (he’s joining the bandwagon), so you get my expertise today. Know this, gambling lines confuse me. Plus sign means what? O/U? ATS? More likely than not this is your last week of the fantasy regular season anyway, so what happens in the games not featuring your [...]
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

BCS update: Where do we go?

Don’t feel safe Oklahoma fans. Don’t feel safe at all. It all started with rival Nebraska’s teeth-ticking loss to the 7-5 Wisconsin Badgers BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW % 1 Notre Dame .9979 1 1 2869 [...]
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Georgia losing like only Georgia can

It was setting up to being one of the most dramatic endings to an SEC Championship, but then the Georgia Bulldogs finished it like only Georgia could. Alabama’s defense was on its heels when Georgia reached the 8-yard line with only 15 seconds remaining. The obvious thing to do at this point was to clock [...]
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

NIU and the BCS

I’m not sure if many of you took the time to watch the MAC Championship last night, but it was a solid game. Its results ended the dreams of potential BCS buster Kent State as they lost in overtime to Northern Illinois. That leaves a new question. What about NIU? They’re currently ranked 21st in [...]
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss
FROM DOWNTOWN

Dwight Howard knocks down a three-pointer

Dwight Howard isn’t known for his skills on offense. It basically consists of being able to get the ball low on the block and dunking or performing the Mikan Drill. Howard is so bad as a shooter that he actually lost a FT and 3pt-shooting contest to the mascot for the Los Angeles Kings. Yes, [...]
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

DC car dealer to refund money on cars if Skins shutout the Giants

Here we go again. It hasn’t even been a full week since jeweler offered to refund money on sales to customers if Auburn was shutout by Alabama, and now we have a car salesman in Washington, DC offering a similar to deal to patrons if the Washington Redskins are able to shutout the New York [...]
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November 30, 2012  |  1 Comment
YOUNG AND DUMB

Teammate's harsh words for Young

After he purposely lined up on the wrong side of the field during a game, Titus Young is catching penty of heat from the football world, including a fellow Lion on Twitter. 

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November 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Keep it classy, Jason Babin

Jason Babin isn’t one to keep a cork in it when a microphone is put in his face, and he kept to that reputation only a few short hours after his arrival in Jacksonville. The new defensive end for the Jaguars took the opportunity to rail against his former team and the media following his [...]
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: David Ortiz and Wally in a Christmas Vacation

Hate the Red Sox, but love the movie. Bravo. Your browser does not support iframes. Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane [...]
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowl Projections, brah

It’s almost bowl season, which means certain members of the blog media will ***** about how these “exhibitions” (that oddly enough count towards their records) are worthless. Nevermind a good majority of these games sell thousands of tickets to fans traveling hundreds of miles to watch football. So…Where is your team going? BOLD = Accepted [...]
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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