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Archive for January, 2011

Frank Vogel Says It Sends Chills Up His Spine Thinking About Taking the Pacers to the Playoffs

Monday, January 31st, 2011

It wasn’t long ago when the Indiana Pacers had their sights on a playoff berth in the wide-open Eastern Conference. However that time has passed and the Pacers are looking for answers to try and salvage their season. Indiana has now lost seven of their last eight games and it ...

Mike McCarthy Dismisses the Green Bay Packers Team Photo Controversy: “We had some individuals who totally overreacted to the way the schedule was…”

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Will the team picture incident halt the momentum the Green Bay Packers have built as a team during their march to Super Bowl XLV? Or will Mike McCarthy and the Pack put the minor distraction behind them and get back to work focusing on their preparations for the six-time Super ...

No Brandon Roy, No Problem. LaMarcus Aldridge Picking Up the Slack for the Blazers

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Portland Trail Blazers have had to deal with a number of injuries this season, but despite losing Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby, and of course Greg Oden for stretches at a time, Portland is still sitting in a playoff spot in the Western Conference at 25-22. The reason for it ...

Rob Bironas: “I don’t think you would find too many players that didn’t love playing the game more for a guy like Jeff.”

Monday, January 31st, 2011

It has been over a decade since the Tennessee Titans have needed a new head coach.  But after firing Jeff Fisher last week, they are the only team looking for one at the moment, since all other vacancies were filled in the last few weeks.  Given the split between Vince ...

The Highlight Reel that is Blake Griffin

Monday, January 31st, 2011

In my opinion, Blake Griffin is the first player since LeBron James to live up to the hype and do things on a nightly basis that no one has ever before seen in the NBA.  He has made the Clippers must-see TV, turned YouTube into his own personal sanctuary, and ...

Aaron Rodgers’ Career Comes Full Circle With Super Bowl Start

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Aaron Rodgers will no doubt be the centerpiece behind plenty of Super Bowl week stories as the big week leading up to the big game begins today. After all, he's got plenty of storylines for folks to write and broadcast about. He's got the "Little Engine That Could" factor going on. ...

Fran Tarkenton: Aaron Rodgers Will Not Be 100 Percent in Super Bowl and Jay Cutler Will Never Recover From Title Game Debacle

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The NFC Championship Game may have a lasting effect on both of the starting quarterbacks, at least in the eyes of former NFL great Fran Tarkenton. No doubt the game has already been played out on an enormous scale when it comes to Jay Cutler and the questioning of his toughness. ...

Devin Hester “I want to add about when it’s all said and done at least 15 more returns for touchdowns.”

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Despite a tough loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game it has been a landmark season for Devin Hester. The former University of Miami standout set an NFL record in the 2010 season by breaking the record for combined return touchdowns in a career. In just ...

After Offseason Knee Surgery, Joe Mauer Looks to Regain His MVP Form in 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Coming off his MVP season, Joe Mauer's 2010 season in Minnesota didn't exactly go according to plan. Not only did Mauer deal with a knee injury for much of the season, but he lost his protector in the lineup when Justin Morneau suffered a concussion. Mauer was 3rd in the league in batting ...

LaMarr Woodley Aims To Extend Postseason Sack Record Against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLV

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Could Super Bowl XLV be the final game for LaMarr Woodley in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform? Steeler Nation sure hopes not, but Woodley's contract will be up after this year, and with the uncertainty surrounding the labor situation, not to mention how expensive Woodley might be to retain, it's certainly ...