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Archive for December, 2011

Felix Jones Says Beating the Rival New York Giants to Secure Playoff Berth “Would definitely make it more sweet.”

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most difficult teams to figure out in the NFL. Despite having a ton of talent and having one of the more explosive offenses in the league, the Cowboys have had some head-scratchers again this year. Because of missed opportunities earlier this season, Dallas ...

Kobe Bryant on Injured Wrist: “It’s extremely painful, but it is what it is”

Friday, December 30th, 2011

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the offseason was quite a rollercoaster of emotions. They changed coaches, they changed systems, they had Chris Paul and then lost him, and then they traded the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Lamar Odom. If that wasn’t enough change and uncertainty, right before their ...

To Celebrate Breaking Dan Marino’s Passing Yards Record, Drew Brees Ate Late Night Sushi with Teammates, Family and Friends

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It’s a rarity when one player in the NFL can change the complexion of a downtrodden franchise. After all, football is the ultimate team game. Yet when it comes to New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, that is exactly what he has done. He has already brought the team a Super ...

Scott Brooks Just Fine with Oklahoma City Thunder Carrying Expectations into this Season: “I like that people know that we’re good.”

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Kevin Durant insists the so-called feud between he and Russell Westbrook is no big deal at all, and that the two of them are more than capable of co-existing as the Oklahoma City Thunder try to take the next big step forward and compete for an NBA title. When you're ...

Metta World Peace Calls Oklahoma City the Team to Beat in the Western Conference

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Metta World Peace entered the abbreviated NBA season with a new name and a bit of a new role with the Los Angeles Lakers. As he describes it, his role is to come off the bench and spell the starters long enough for them to get back in and finish ...

Sugar Bowl Preview: Brady Hoke Leads Wolverines to a BCS Bowl Game in his First Season at Michigan

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It may not have been exactly how he envisioned things materializing, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that Brady Hoke has the Michigan Wolverines in a BCS bowl game in his first season as head coach of the storied program. Michigan didn't make the Big ...

Willis McGahee on Facing Former Teammate Kyle Orton: “He’s going to have his hands full this week.”

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Willis McGahee has six 100-yard rushing games this season, earning himself an alternate spot on the AFC Pro Bowl roster. Ray Rice, Arian Foster and Maurice Jones-Drew are the starting running backs for the AFC Pro Bowl squad, but McGahee's resurgence in Denver has opened some eyes around the NFL. ...

LaMarcus Aldridge doesn’t Consider himself an NBA star Just Yet, believes Portland has a chance to finish first in Western Conference

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Portland Trail Blazers haven't exactly been blessed with a ton of a luck when it comes to draft picks. The news of Brandon Roy's retirement was a crushing blow to the Trail Blazers and Greg Oden obviously hasn't been able to stay healthy and live up to his No. ...

Tom Izzo Proclaims Big Ten Basketball is as Good as it’s been in Years

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Indiana was unbeaten until Wednesday night when Michigan State took down the Hoosiers in East Lansing. Ohio State may be the top team in the country; and Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota each have just two losses as conference play gets underway. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't saying that the ...

New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Robert Meachem Still Thinks Drew Brees is Underrated

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Robert Meachem can't help but feel that he was a part of history on Monday night. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver has been a part of quarterback Drew Brees' record-setting season, catching 38 passes for 590 yards and six touchdowns for a team that improved to 12-3 by beating ...