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Archive for September, 2012

Bill O’Brien Explains How Penn State Has Been Able to Right the Ship

Friday, September 28th, 2012

In Bill O'Brien's first season at Penn State, things started a bit rocky. The Nittany Lions lost their opener to Ohio University and then lost a heart breaker against Syracuse to get off to an 0-2 start to begin Bill O'Brien era in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions have rebounded though. ...

Chipper Jones: “Everybody knows that we’re capable of beating anybody on a nightly basis”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

At age 40, this is the final season in the majors for Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Unless of course, it isn't. It has been quite a ride for Jones. He has been able to stay relatively healthy this season and the unquestioned leader of the Braves is batting .292 ...

Jason Babin Talks Rivalry with the Giants and Liberties Taken with Replacement Officials

Friday, September 28th, 2012

As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for the New York Giants Sunday night at the Linc, the trash talk has again picked up between the two division rivals. Jason Babin might have only joined Philly a year ago, but he's already quite familiar with the rivalry. Jason Babin joined Mike Lupica on ...

Wayne Gretzky Believes Cooler Heads Will Prevail and the Oilers Will “Hammer Out a Deal” with the City of Edmonton

Friday, September 28th, 2012

So Wayne Gretzky was at the Seahawks game Monday night in Seattle, as was Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz. And it just so happens that rumors are swirling that the Oilers could move to Seattle if they can't come to an agreement with the city of Edmonton on a new ...

Thomas Dimitroff On Falcons’ 3-0 Start: “There is an Element of Maturity on this Team that I Haven’t Seen in Other Years”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons have come out of the gate at 3-0 this season with impressive wins over the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. Matt Ryan has been sharp, complemented with his group of weapons that includes Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White and Julio Jones. Unfortunately the ...

20-Game Winner R.A. Dickey Recounts His ‘Special’ Day, Hopes To Be A Part Of Mets’ Solution

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Congratulations to R.A. Dickey. The New York Mets right-hander became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games in more than three decades. Dickey had never won more than 11 games in any previous season and became the Mets' ace this season. His numbers speak for themselves at 20-6 with a ...

Jameer Nelson Gears Up For Rebuilding Process, Life Without Dwight Howard

Friday, September 28th, 2012

It certainly was a topsy-turvy offseason for the Orlando Magic, and especially for Jameer Nelson. The guard saw his general manager Otis Smith replaced by Rob Hennigan, his head coach replaced by Jacque Vaughn and his star teammate, Dwight Howard, traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As Nelson gets set for ...

Dana Holgorsen Leads West Virginia Into Its First Big 12 Game

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dana Holgorsen knows what the Big 12 is all about. West Virginia's head coach was an assistant at Texas Tech from 2000-2007, so he knows the style of football and knows plenty of the coaching staffs that have firmly entrenched themselves in the conference. There are things Holgorsen can pass along ...

Maurice Jones-Drew Has Put His Holdout Behind Him and Put Jacksonville’s Offense On His Back

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Last season Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing despite playing on one of the worst passing offenses in the NFL. Despite an offseason holdout, MJD has picked up right where he left off. Through three games, Jones-Drew is second in the NFL in rushing with just ...

Carson Palmer Believes Darren McFadden is the Best Running Back in the NFL

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

After two rough games in a row, the Oakland Raiders got their first win of the season and the first win in the Dennis Allen era. It didn't come easy. Behind the right arm of Carson Palmer and the leg of Sebastian Janikowski, the Raiders rallied from behind and won ...