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The finalists as to who will be comprising the Olympic Team competing in London has been named. Here are their names in alphabetical order: LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers) Chris Bosh (Miami Heat) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: Good Football Coach, Terrible Human

Via the AJC, we get the awesome story of how oversigning rules are affecting Nick Saban and his notorious recruiting efforts.  You see, in years past, Saban (or Houston Nutt, or a select few others in the SEC) would garner commitments from as many recruits as possible, regardless of how many scholarships were actually available.  Then, when push came to shove, Saban would use any...
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January 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

2012 PGA Tour Preview: The Curious Case of Tiger Woods

We’re going to continue our preview with some discussion on Tiger Woods and his driving.  I like these things to serve as some sort of preview and give an idea of where a golfer’s currently at in terms of their game, but more importantly, I like digging through the stats and swing videos trying to find a piece of information that can help us improve ourselves. Tiger Woods Lets...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dear Mr Coughlin,

I was wrong.  I’m sorry. Ask my wife just how hard it is for me to say those five words.  If I say it, I mean it with deepest sincerity. I will never, ever, question your ability to do your job.  You can go 0-16 next season, and I will not call for your head. You can hang around here as long as you please. Granted, your teams do seem to struggle in the 2nd half of the season...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dear Mr Coughlin,

I was wrong.  I’m sorry. Ask my wife just how hard it is for me to say those five words.  If I say it, I mean it with deepest sincerity. I will never, ever, question your ability to do your job.  You can go 0-16 next season, and I will not call for your head. You can hang around here as long as you please. Granted, your teams do seem to struggle in the 2nd half of the season...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dear Mr Coughlin,

I was wrong.  I’m sorry. Ask my wife just how hard it is for me to say those five words.  If I say it, I mean it with deepest sincerity. I will never, ever, question your ability to do your job.  You can go 0-16 next season, and I will not call for your head. You can hang around here as long as you please. Granted, your teams do seem to struggle in the 2nd half of the season...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Morning After – January 16, 2012 edition

Greetings and welcome to the weekly Morning After, where someone tries to remind you what you could have missed. The iconic boxer of his generation, and probably most of ours, Muhammad Ali, will be celebrating his 70th birthday this week. The heavyweight champion attended an advanced birthday party for him in his hometown in Louisville. That party also served as a fund raiser for...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

This is not 2008

It is cold, not quite as cold, but still really cold.  It involves the Giants as the road team, and the Packers as the favorite at home.  That’s about where the comparisons end. I am sick of the media in the NYC area comparing this years Giants run, to the one in 2008.  First of all, the Giants had wrapped up a playoff berth before the last week of the season that year.  The...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ravens vs Texans: Offense Encouraged

Was the Saints and 49ers game exciting enough for ya? Did ya enjoy the remaining of your evening with your wife after the Patriots went up 35-7 at the half? Well, get ready for some boring old school football when the Texans play at Baltimore today. It really is amazing that for the last 12 years, the Ravens have remained one of the best defenses in all of football, with only one...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

TEBOW!!! BRADY!!! RATINGS!!!

Just turn off the sound for this game. Talk and listen to those individuals your are watching the game with. You do not need to listen to the constant tea bagging that will be going on during this game. A lot of people will be watching this game, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see lower ratings than what Pittsburgh/Denver received. It is Saturday night, and no 60 Minutes that...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Yep, I’m Taking the 49ers

Drew Brees has had a great year throwing that damn pigskin around. He threw for more yards in a single season than anyone else did. In fact, he destroyed Dan Marino’s record. The New Orleans Saints are a red hot team offensively, they seem to score at will, and even teams that have moderate success early on in games against them, just cannot keep up. Well, I’m here to tell...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss
TECHNICAL MATTERS

Paterno still a Penn State employee

Joe Paterno was never fired as head coach of Penn State. He's still being paid by the school, though he's no longer the football coach.

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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Saturdays Are Empty Once Again

College football is over. Yes, there are still a few all-star games to be played, but they don’t generate much attention from us. There is just something about college football each Saturday. It is an all day event. You wake up with anticipation of watching Gameday, the only tolerable pregame show in all of sports. Games start at noon and don’t end until your head hits the...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Playoffs: Divisonal Round, with TVF Staff Predictions

Before this weekend’s slate of games, here’s a quick run down of each. Below, you’ll see the full TVF staff’s predictions for how things will shake out this weekend. New Orleans at San Francisco, Saturday 4:30 PM FOX The best offense in the league up against one of the best defenses. Some fans of the upstart 49ers (cough, cbh, cough) will have you beleive that no one thinks...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Golf Digest’s Hot List

Golf Digest is a pretty good publication that tries their damndest to educate golfers on a variety of issues from the swing to golf trips to the professional tours and one of their hallmark institutions is their annual Hot List.  The Hot List can be found in it’s entirety here.  Basically, it’s a panel of golfers of varying skill levels testing the most recent equipment releases...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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A few of you might have noticed the asterisk I threw in the Tim Duncan post yesterday. It wasn’t inadvertent, and yes, there was supposed to be a footnote, I just forgot. It happens. I guess my point was, in my opinion, Larry Bird is a better player than Timmy Duncan. That’s not a slight at Duncan, that’s praise forSenor Larry. So to get listy, if I were to rank the top five...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Odds-On Favorite: 2011 Divisional Round Picks

Well how do you do NFL Playoffs!  A 3-1 start to the playoff picks, with only a comically stupid pick of Cincinnati covering at Houston to blemish my record.  Not too shabby.  Although that Cincy pick was pretty indefensible.  Just six months ago, I picked the Bengals to go 1-15 for the season; apparently I forgot that they were overachievers for the last sixteen weeks.  Anyway...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Shaq Says “Sh*t” on TNT

Shaquille O’Neil is a likable guy for the most part. He’s always been entertaining in front of a mic, and he’s always been a jovial, over-the-top character of sorts. Because of this, I, along with most of you I suspect, was rather excited that Shaq was going to be joining the cast of the NBA on TNT. He seemed like a natural addition to the cast. Shaq and Charles Barkley on...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Hour – Why the 49ers will Beat the Saints

Based on what the media and most fans are saying the 49ers shouldn’t bother showing up for their playoff game on Saturday against the Saints. Yep, it’s already predetermined that Drew Brees and his insanely large birth mark are going to destroy the 49ers defense. Nevermind the fact that the 49ers defense didn’t allow 30 points a single time this season, no that means nothing...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan > Larry Bird*

I don’t think any star player in any sport will EVER go as unrecognized and unnoticed as Tim Duncan. I mean, the guy has probably put together what is arguably one of the GREATEST NBA careers ever, and yet he’s not mentioned in the same breath as guys like, Jason Kidd. He’s boring. Not controversial. Not flashy. He has never hosted All-Star parties. He’s never demanded...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizard Fan Goes to Game for 30¢

The Washington Wizards are easily the NBA’s worst squad with a 1-9 record after last night’s loss to the Bulls. Naturally (some lockout, some with the increased number of home games per week, some suckitude), attendance has really fallen off for the Wiz. When I say falling off, I mean no one is showing. The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg did a piece yesterday on ticket...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Steele Fired at Clemson, Could End up in Knoxville

A week after giving up 600 yards of offense to the tune of 70 West “bygone” Virginia points, Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is now unemployed. It shouldn’t be a shock, Clemson’s defense sucked all year, and it played  a major role in their late collapse. He leaves the Tigers with a $1.3 million buyout and a hand full of dryed out highlighters that he stole...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

People on Twitter Do Not Like Jordan Jefferson

After a subpar performance in the BSC National Championship game on Monday night, disgruntled LSU fans decided to take their anger out on LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson via his Twitter account. This being the internet age, it was not simple rage at the QB (you suck, etc). Nope, the wonderful people out there decided to send him threats and racial slurs. To his credit, Jefferson...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia State Students Found Hunterville

Taking a cue from the Cameron Crazies in Durham, Georgia State students have erected “Hunterville”, a tent city outside of the Georgia State Sports Arena in anticipation of tonight’s home game against UNC Wilmington.  Head coach Ron Hunter is in his first season at GSU, after coaching for 17 years at IUPUI.  Hunter’s Panthers are off to a fast start, sporting an 11-4 record...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: John Lucas Kinda Sorta Wants To Take A Charge

There was another Chris Paul-Blake Griffin oop from Lob City last night, but it wasn’t as impressive as others before, and I’ve run one in this space the last two weeks, so instead, here’s John Wall on the fast break.  To avoid getting the full blown poster treatment, John Lucas ducks out of the way at the last moment, and gets whistled for a foul.  As Stacey King notes,...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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