@TSFSports NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions: 49ers and Panthers are about to get it Kraken

Posted in Blogroll on January 12th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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The 6’4, 290 lb. Greg Hardy has promised a long day for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick are the headliners for the final NFC Divisional game of the weekend.  One of the most visible players will be Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Unlike his self-implied handle “The Kraken”, Hardy’s play has been anything but mythical — posting eight sacks in his last three games. Hardy will need another beastly performance against the San Francisco 49ers and the elusive Kaepernick.

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NFL Playoffs: The Divisional Round

Posted in Blogroll on January 11th, 2014 by Jerold Wells Jr.

Divisional Playoffs

The second weekend of playoff football should prove to be just as exciting, if not better than the first.

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Last night in the NBA: Knicks band together to stun the Heat 102-92

Posted in Blogroll on January 10th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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I’m sure Ray Allen would have rather faced Tim Hardaway Sr’s crossover as opposed to Jr’s pounding.

Let’s face it, things have not exactly gone the New York Knicks way this season, but for some reason good things happen when they face the Miami Heat.

The Knicks thrilled the Madison Square Garden Crowd with their fourth victory over the Heat in their last five regular season games with a 102-92 stunner.

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Notes from NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, January 7: New Orleans Pelicans (88) at Miami Heat (107)

Posted in Blogroll on January 8th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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It’s a blowout!

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.

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Last night in the NBA: Clevland Cavaliers send Andrew Bynum to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng, draft picks

Posted in Blogroll on January 7th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Former All-Star turned journeyman Andrew Bynum will be courted by contenders like the Heat once he is waived by the Bulls.

In a shocking move, the Chicago Bulls traded two-time all-star forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Andrew Bynum. The Bulls will waive Bynum — making him a free agent and avoiding the $12.3 he is owed by the Cavaliers. The Bulls also avoid the luxury tax and will save themselves about $20 million. Chicago also gets a conditional first round pick and second round picks in 2015 and 2016.

Are the Bulls making headway to enter the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes this summer?

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Jameis Winston leads Florida State past Auburn 34-31 to win BCS National Championship

Posted in Blogroll on January 7th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston leads Florida State to a game-winning touchdown on the Seminoles’ final drive.

In the final BCS Championship Game, Jameis Winston ran past Auburn defenders and into history.

Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston capped off his 20th birthday by leading the Seminoles on an 80-yard drive in the final minute of regulation to seal the school’s third National Championship with a 34-31 victory over the Auburn Tigers.

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TSF/RAPstation Daily Podcast with D. K. Wilson and Michael Tillery 1/6/14

Posted in Blogroll on January 7th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

DK and Mike recap the weekend NFL Wildcard games, touch on Charlie Strong the new University of Texas head coach as well as pick the BCS Championship winner between the dominant Florida State Seminoles and the heart stopping Auburn Tigers.

 

@TSFSports NFL Wild Card Weekend recap and commentary: The revival of Phillip Rivers

Posted in Blogroll on January 6th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Phillip Rivers and the Chargers remained hot after defeating the Bengals in a blustery Wild Card contest.

When former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed with the New York Jets as a free agent in 2010. He took piece of Phillip Rivers’ with him. For three seasons, the Chargers missed the playoffs after four consecutive appearances and Rivers’ game took a drastic plunge.Last season against the Denver Broncos, San Diego blew a 24-0 halftime lead in a 35-24 defeat. Rivers threw four interceptions fueling the Broncos comeback.

Rivers and the Chargers entered the 2013 playoffs winning five of their last six, including four in a row. Against the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals, Rivers improved his record to 10-2 in cold weather games with modest numbers in the Chargers 27-10 victory.

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@TSFSports Wildcard Sunday: Poor weather will be an equalizer in today’s contests

Posted in Blogroll on January 5th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Colin Kaepernick and Aaron Rodgers look to add another chapter to the Niners/Packers post season rivalry.

A wintry mix in Cincy and sub-zero wind chills in Green Bay could neutralize some off the offensive output in today’s games. The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers won their regular season meetings against the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers, respectively.

Do the visitors from the West Coast have what it takes to survive the harsh conditions of playoff football in the East?

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@TSFSports NFL Wildcard Saturday: Will the visitors overstay their welcome and move on?

Posted in Blogroll on January 4th, 2014 by Jerold Wells Jr.

Wild Card Weekend could not be more aptly named. This weekend will bring excitement by the pound. Every game bears it’s very own subplot that makes for must see television. Are the Chiefs for real? Can Andrew Luck overcome last year’s disappointing playoff loss and this year’s loss of Reggie Wayne? Are the Eagles capable of winning in January with a first time starter and big game novice? Can the Saints march through the elements to a road playoff victory after failing to achieve a signature road win during the regular season?

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TSF/RAPstation Daily Podcast with D. K. Wilson and Michael Tillery 1/3/14

Posted in Blogroll on January 4th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

D. K. and Mike talk Saturday playoff games, Ohio State vs. Clemson in the Orange Bowl, news on Andrew Bynum and Josh Freeman, LeBron James the locker room leader and more.

TSF/RAPstation Daily Podcast with D. K. Wilson and Michael Tillery 1/2/14

Posted in Blogroll on January 3rd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

D. K. and Mike talk perception of Black vs. White quarterbacks, the college quarterback landscape, Jaedeveon Clowney, Lovie Smith and Jay Cultler.

Last night in the NBA: Joe Johnson strikes again as the Nets defeat the Thunder 95-93

Posted in Blogroll on January 3rd, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Joe Johnson fades to black over the outstretched arm of OKC’s Serge Ibaka.

Joe Johnson’s time with the Brooklyn Nets has been a lesson in patience. The 2013-14 version of the Nets — who were assembled to challenge to the Miami Heat have struggled coming out of the gate.

Johnson hit his second game-winner of the season as the Nets rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road 95-93.

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@TSFSports Super Bowl XLVIII prediction: Will Seattle’s secondary lower the Boom on the Peyton Manning Era?

Posted in Blogroll on January 2nd, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson are chasing history from two different perspectives.

Super Bowl XLVIII pits the Denver Broncos high-powered offense against the physical, aggressive defense of the Seattle Seahawks. Peyton Manning is attempting to become the first quarterback to lead two teams to Super Bowl victories and Russell Wilson is seeking to become only the second African-American signal caller to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

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