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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 prices...
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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

Happy Hour: Where the $*&! is the Snow

That odd, white substance the guy was walking on is called snow. It’s been an unknown occurrence this year in the North Country. For many people, this has been a good thing. For me, and few others, it’s been one crappy winter thusfar. Why, you may ask? Let me tell you. Basically, it’s because there’s no snow or cold. With snow, I can go snowshowing, cross county skiing, snow...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Pumpkin Wrestling!

Billy Corgan said he learned about crowds by watching wrestling, that booing means as much as cheering, so you can excite a crowd negatively as well as positively. Maybe he could have known this by playing ****** music or cutting shows short, but whatever. He told Time Out Chicago, with or without a smirk: “Unfortunately, most rock audiences aren’t sophisticated enough to understand...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 PGA Preview: Who Ya Got?

I like to start these things off with housekeeping notes because I like to say “housekeeping notes.”  Today, we’re going to pair up players with similar skill sets and take a pick as to whom will have the superior 2012 season.  Tomorrow, we’ll get into the statistical anomaly of Phil Mickelson and Friday we’ll talk Tiger and why I’m so bullish on his 2012 campaign...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss
ORE-GONE?

Report: Dolphins contacted Kelly

Reports out of Portland state that the Miami Dolphins have contacted Oregon Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly regarding the team's head coaching vacancy.

Update: This report has reportedly since been rebuffed.

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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida Beats Crimson Tide…For a Coordinator

A day after winning the BCS Championship Alabama lost! Their targeted offensive coordiantor that is. Brent Pease, Boise State offensive coordinator (and wide receivers coach before that) took the gig when Bryan Harsin ran off to Texas last year. I guess he did a good job, because two of the SEC’s powerhouses* made a run at him to replace their own departing coordinators (Jim McElwain...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Hour- What if Manning was healthy?

We saw a lot of that this year. But what if Manning was healthy and played, would the Colts have made the playoffs. Well let’s take a look back at their games and see… 1. At Houston L 34-7. They would have lost this game anyway as this played out much the same as 2010 started. 0-1 2. Cleveland L 27-19. They only lost by 8 and were at home. This is a win. 1-1 3. Pittsburgh L...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Way Too Early College Football Preseason Top 10

You think preseason polls suck? How about way too early preseason polls? I like them all, and so I’m going to share with you my magical list of wrong. 1) LSU - They return pretty much everyone except the doo-doo duo at QB. The schedule is dumbed down, and they get Bammer in Baton Rouge. If all goes as planned, they will be undefeated heading into the Arkansas game 2) USC - THEY’RE...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 PGA Preview: The ‘Should Not’s’

Yesterday we talked about some of the golfers you should expect to do very well on the PGA Tour in 2012, and today we’re going to talk about the other side…the guys who have high expectations but shouldn’t.  The difference between these guys and the Ferrari Golfers is that the golfers in this group either haven’t accomplished anything or accomplished MORE than their stats...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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