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College Football Playoffs A Smashing Success

College Football Playoffs A Smashing Success

So as well all know by now the SEC West got completely demolished this bowl season and the two remaining teams come from conferences that aren’t seen as doormats, but clearly aren’t comparable to the SEC powerhouses. Or are they? The SEC West during the New Years holiday got run over during the inter-conference slate, and it now appears that […]

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NFL Draft 2014

NFL Draft 2014

While sitting at my computer waiting for the draft to arrive I decided to channel surf for pre-draft coverage and started with the NFL Network.  My first stop delivered an immediate and obvious insight that startled nonetheless:  the NFL draft is huge, and college football is made huger for it. The NFL Network starting its draft programming today at Noon CDT and will be […]

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Michael Sam’s Out of the Closet…What Say You, NFL Draft?

Michael Sam’s Out of the Closet…What Say You, NFL Draft?

Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, opened up about his sexual orientation in an ESPN interview.  Sam is listed as 6′ 2″ tall and 255 lbs according to his bio on the Missouri Tigers website.  In his Senior season (Redshirt) he recorded 11.5 sacks for a total loss of 71, and he had two forced fumbles, one of […]

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Local Southside Kid scorches MAC Conference

NIU Moves to 12-0!

Jordan Lynch had a huge night despite the snow and cold as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 33-14.  Lynch had four touchdowns on the night, three of which came on the ground as he racked up 321 yards rushing to pad his 631-yard lead over the distant-second running QB.  Lynch and the Huskies jumped out to an insurmountable lead before allowing their first touchdown of the game […]

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Local Southside Kid scorches MAC Conference

Lynch Leads Way (Again!)

NIU’s quarterback, Jordan Lynch is 23-2 since assuming his starting role two years ago.  Next week he’ll more than likely finish off an undefeated season with a trip to another MAC Championship at Ford Field.  Last night Lynch scored four times while amassing a combined 468 yards through the air and ground.  Lynch has been the most dominant player in the MAC during both of […]

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Backup Plan Goes Accordingly

Backup Plan Goes Accordingly

Aaron Rodgers had everything going for him against Chicago last night.  Backup quarterback?  Check.  Damaged defense?  Check.  Opponent who had no expectation of winning?  Check.  Accordingly, the Packers were a heavy favorite and – other than the legacy borne of matchups going back to 1921 – there was nothing that warranted watching the game.   There was nothing to stop Chicago from realizing its annual loss on […]

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Monday Night Fright

Monday Night Fright

Although Halloween’s been tossed into the dustbin of history, its residual fumes live on to provide a horror show tonight at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  The Bears will find little in the way of treats from the Packers’ House of Pain.  Coming off of their bye week, The Bears appear to be a team that is a game over .500 and able to […]

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Cubs’ Playoffs Roadmap

Cubs’ Playoffs Roadmap

As I practice throwing sharpened pencils into the too-low accoustic-tile ceiling in my “office”, my mind wanders into Twilight Zone recesses and I am able, with too little sleep and a little too much caffeine for encouragement, to ponder the possible ways that the Cubs can get into a playoff game.  I recognize the hallucinogenic aspect of this, but it also confirms my belief […]

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Spurs Split in Miami and Alamo-bound

Spurs Split in Miami and Alamo-bound

The NBA Finals are well underway after the weekend. The first two games saw Tony Parker make a tremendous shot clock buzzer beater and a Heat 35-3 run. The series is tied at one game a piece and will now head to the Lone Star State for three games. If you’re Greg Popovich you’ve got to love what your team […]

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PED Problem Plagues MLB

PED Problem Plagues MLB

Performance-enhancing Drugs, or PED, are back in the spotlight, front and center in the MLB.  Big-time players’ names combine with a squirrelly-seeming guy wanting legal immunity before he dishes and you’ve got a stage set for an inquisition…again.  This time, though, I am less entertained by it all than I am just plain exhausted.  Is this a perrenial baseball issue or […]

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