Mike Shanahan benches Robert Griffin III as a parting shot

Posted in Blogroll on December 11th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Sports Illustrated)

From day one, RG3 and Mike Shanahan have moved in opposite directions.

Chances are DC head coach Mike Shanahan will be replaced after this season. In what appears to be his last grasp at power, he has benched starting quarterback Robert Griffin III in favor of backup Kirk Cousins.

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@TSFSports Week 14 recap and commentary: Neither snow nor sleet can slow Shady’s feet

Posted in Blogroll on December 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Getty Images)

LeSean McCoy’s shiftiness in the snow has helped Philly leap to the top of the NFC East.

As the East coast was dealt the season’s first snowfall, some of the NFL’s best were stellar in the worst of conditions. An NFL-record 90 touchdowns were scored as five games were directly effected by inclement weather. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy warmed up in the second half of the Eagles meeting with the Detroit Lions. McCoy rushed for a franchise record 217 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles moved back into first place in the NFC East with a 34-20 victory.

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@TSFSports Week 14 NFL predictions: There is a house in New Orleans…

Posted in Blogroll on December 7th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Planet 1051)

The Saints are different team within the walls of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The New Orleans Saints are looking for some home cooking against the Carolina Panthers this weekend. Monday night, the Saints were handled on the road by the Seattle Seahawks 34-7 in front of a national audience.

It’s eight straight wins for the Carolina Panthers — who have pulled into a fist place tie with the Saints at 9-3. Things have become interesting in the NFC South as the two teams will meet twice in three weeks.

Will the Mercedes-Benz Superdome be the cure for the Saints or will the Panthers become the top cats in the NFC South?

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Rest in Power Nelson Mandela

Posted in Blogroll on December 6th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Global Voices)

The Last Revolutionary.

He has been the symbol of determination, resilience and triumph for over six decades. The story of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has remained a source of encouragement in the face of hate and racism.

 

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How to fix the broken New York Knicks

Posted in Blogroll on December 5th, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

What in the world is going on in Gotham?

Full disclosure: I am not a Knicks fan, but I am a basketball fan. I’m doing this because I know a lot of Knicks fans, and its past time for the self-styled Mecca of Basketball to have a team they can be proud of and stay proud of for more than a few years. Let us be honest with each other, for most of my life, New York City has been called the Mecca of Basketball, and in that time, the professional team which plays in our shining jewel of an arena in Midtown has been, simply put, hot garbage. Now, this is in some ways due to the mismanagement of two separate general managers, Scott Layden and Isiah Thomas. In fact, since the 2000’s, the Knicks have had one good season. Last year’s team, which won 54 games, and for whatever reason, those two teams feel as far away as Hawaii is from Jackson Heights. Right now, this team is past broken and on the fast track to reminding Knicks fans of the era of Ken Bannister, Rory Sparrow, and Johnny Newman with Bernard King being played ably by Carmelo Anthony. This needs to stop, and I think I know how to stop it.

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Notes from NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, Dec. 3: Pistons upset the Heat

Posted in Blogroll on December 4th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

(Toledo Blade)

Smoove going up top on y’all’s boy Bosh…

Voting is open for next week’s game via NBA.com, the NBA Facebook page, NBA TV’s Facebook page, Yahoo.com, NBA.com mobile web, mobile NBA Game Time App, the NBA Game Time from Sprint App, and Twitter.

 

Fans can select between the following match-ups:

Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons

Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls

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Marcus Mariota will return to the Oregon Ducks in 2014

Posted in Blogroll on December 3rd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Dynasty Football Warehouse)

Marcus Mariota has opted to rock Oregon’s funky digs for another season.

It’s safe to scratch Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota from any upcoming NFL mock drafts. The two-time All-PAC 12 quarterback will return for his junior season.

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@TSFSports NFL Week 13 recap and commentary: Chip Kelly has the Eagles soaring at the right time

Posted in Blogroll on December 2nd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Michael Perez/AP)

Nick Foles has thrown 19 straight touchdowns without an interception.

Nick Foles and the Eagles have stiffened up their play as the playoffs draw near.

No one knew what to expect when former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly brought his mercurial offense to the Philadelphia Eagles. We assumed the characteristics of such an explosive offense were tailor made for quarterback Michael Vick. We overlooked how quickly the current roster caught on. With second year quarterback Nick Foles running a variation of the offense, the Eagles are knocking on the door of the playoffs with a 7-5 record.

Philly earned a character win against the Arizona Cardinals — extending their winning streak to four games — and remained tied with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

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@TSFSports NFL Week 13 Predictions: ‘Tis the season of the spoiler

Posted in Blogroll on December 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Daily Beast)

Who’s out to steal your team’s playoff hopes?

With division titles and playoff spots still up for grabs, spoilers and trap games lurk at every turn. Teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings are looking to add salt in the game for the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears this week.

Feathers will fly in Philly as the Eagles and Cardinals get together in a game which has heavy playoff implications. The Broncos and Chiefs meet again to decide who’s best in the division and conference. Ditto Monday night as the high-powered Saints offense travels to Seattle to face the Seahawks and their top ranked defense.

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