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Archive for August, 2011

Yahoo! Investigative Reporter Charles Robinson on Jason Whitlock: “He is a Coward, and I have no Problem Saying That.”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

You'll all remember Yahoo! investigative reporter Charles Robinson as the man who penned the story surrounding the Miami Hurricanes and booster Nevin Shapiro. Robinson didn't stumble upon the salacious, scandalous story by accident either; he spent the better part of a year talking with Shapiro, obtaining federal documents, corroborating stories ...

Steven Stamkos Is Honored To Be The Cover Of NHL 2012, Feels Lightning Must Find A New Way To Be Consistent This Season

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The last time we heard from Steven Stamkos he had re-signed with the Lightning for 5-years and roughly $37.5 million. The Lightning center from day one wanted to stay in Tampa, the only organization he has ever known. Tampa Bay made a deep playoff run last year to the Eastern Conference ...

Dennis Erickson Thinks His Team Will Learn From Losses Last Year

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Since leading the Arizona State to a 10-3 season and tie for the Pac 10 title in his first year with the program, Dennis Erickson has had three straight disappointing seasons in the desert, finishing no higher than fifth in the conference since 2007. Last season was even more gut-wrenching ...

Terry Francona Calls Jacoby Ellsbury One of the Best Players in the Game, Downplays Importance of Winning AL East

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Terry Francona and the Boston Red Sox team have owned the arch-rival New York Yankees so far this season. As of Tuesday night, the Sox were 10-2 against New York heading into their pivotal mid-week series. Boston, despite being expected to contend thanks to their strong pitching staff and the ...

Bill Hancock Delivers Annual August Reminder About Why BCS System Is Best Solution For College Football

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

College football season is just a day away, so it's time for that yearly preseason reminder from the folks at the BCS why they believe their system is still the best. Executive director Bill Hancock is here once again to deliver it. The arguments remain the same: The college presidents believe ...

Jimbo Fisher has the Florida State Seminoles ‘Living In The Now,’ Claims FSU is Perfectly Happy in ACC

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Our former colleague, Tim Gunter, couldn't have put it any better when he proclaimed last November that Florida State had made jumbo strides with Jimbo Fisher. The Seminoles may have forced Bobby Bowden to retire, but in his first year Fisher reinvigorated life back into the FSU program, aided ...

Ron Artest on Dancing With The Stars Rumors: “They asked me to, but I just don’t feel comfortable wearing leotards and lingerie.”

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

It's always a treat to tune in to what Ron Artest has to say. Throw in a lockout and some Dancing With The Stars rumors and things can get real interesting. The mercurial forward addresses those DWTS rumors, why he wants to head to England to play during the lockout, ...

Bill Belichick Thinks Improvements Are Needed After the Loss Against the Lions

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

In 2010 the Patriots finished the regular season with the best record in the NFL at 14-2 and Tom Brady was named the MVP of the league. Yet once again the Patriots suffered an early playoff loss that left a sour taste in the mouth of Bill Belichick and all ...

Matured and Resiliant, Willis McGahee Embracing Role on Young Denver Broncos Squad

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Willis McGahee rushed for over 2,800 yards and 31 touchdowns on 671 carries during his four-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens. Solid numbers, but figures that declined substantially after McGahee's 100 carry, 380 yards and 5 TD campaign in 2010. Yes the 5 scores represent a healthy total for a ...

Ed Hochuli: “The rule changes that have been made over the last few years to protect defenseless players are 100% good things.”

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The NFL competition committee enacted several rule changes for the 2011 season this offseason, the primary (and most controversial) ones being changes to kickoffs and the review of scoring plays. The league has shortened the distance of kickoffs by 5 yards from the 35 to the 30-yard line, and has ...