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Archive for February, 2012

North Carolina’s Roy Williams: “I Really Think Our Best Basketball’s Ahead Of Us”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

All Roy Williams tried to tell people heading into this season was that his North Carolina team was among the top 10 or so programs in the country. A few months later, he's pretty much saying the same exact thing. The Tar Heels enter their home finale against Maryland tonight with ...

Matt Kenseth Survives Through Entire Wacky Daytona Experience to Win NASCAR’s Opening Race

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This year's Daytona 500 had a little bit of everything: a rain delay on Sunday that eventually turned into a postponement to Monday night, a major wreck on just the second lap of the race, a two-hour delay after a crash and jet dryer explosion and then a green-white-checker restart ...

David Wright on underdog tee-shirts: “We shouldn’t consider ourselves underdogs. The expectations in our clubhouse should be higher.”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

David Wright was a homegrown talent of the New York Mets that came up during the 2004 season with a ton of promise along with Jose Reyes. Over the past few seasons Wright has seen this Mets team crumble around him with payroll going from around $150 million to $80-90 million ...

Jake Locker on Competing against Matt Hasselbeck for Starting Role: “I don’t feel it will have any effect on our relationship at all.”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Jake Locker may have been the only rookie quarterback in the class of 2011 that didn't receive a ton of playing time right out of the gate, but it seemed to work to his advantage. The former Washington Husky sat behind a seasoned veteran in Matt Hasselbeck, who evidently took ...

Don Mattingly: “The Dodgers are a historic franchise in the history of the game and I don’t think that you can change that.”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sure grabbed all the headlines this off-season when they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson during the free agency period. Does that impress Don Mattingly in the slightest way? The former Yankees first basemen let it be known that he thinks the Angles will ...

Gavin Maloof: “When we purchased the Kings that was the greatest day of my life. This is probably the second greatest”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

About one year ago it looked like the Kings were going to leave Sacramento. After a failed proposal, the ninth failed proposal, to try to keep the Kings in Sac-Town, it came out that the ownership group of the Kings, the Maloofs, were even exploring options in Anaheim. However, earlier ...

Ahmad Brooks Reflects Back on His Journey to a New Six-Year Contract with the 49ers

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

For 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, his NFL journey hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, and on a few different occasions it looked like it was going to come to an end early. Not only did he deal with numerous injuries early in his career, but he was released twice and ...

Plaxico Burress on Potentially Landing with Philadelphia Eagles in Free Agency: “Nothing else would make me happier.”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Plaxico Burress in Philadelphia? It's a possibility, and one that Plaxico says he'd be thrilled by. The free agent wide receiver, who returned to football with the New York Jets last year after a stint in prison, talks about wanting to play for the Eagles and how his presence would ...

Draymond Green and Michigan State Don’t Want to Share the Big Ten Title with Anyone

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

March is right around the corner and that means Tom Izzo’s Spartans are hitting their stride. After a shaky start to the season, Michigan State has already clinched a share of the Big Ten title and is in a good spot to land a number one seed in the NCAA ...

Donovan McNabb Plans to Compete for Quarterbacking Job Next Season, Calls Reports of his Poor Work Ethic ‘Garbage’

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

It's been a very quick fall from stardom for Donovan McNabb. As the marriage in Philadelphia turned ugly after a decade, McNabb had unsuccessful stints in both the Nation's Capital with the Washington Redskins, and in Minnesota as a mentor for Christian Ponder. At this point most NFL fans are lead ...