The Heisman Trophy and a BCS National Championship would answer Jameis Winston’s prayers.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the unquestioned front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy. With sexual battery allegations behind him, Winston’s final hurdle is the moral high road some football writers will take in the final voting process.
The Baltimore Ravens have won four of five to creep back into the playoff hunt.
Twelve teams are in the hunt for three open playoff spots. Five of those teams have sub .500 records. The biggest logjam is in the AFC where six teams are fighting for one spot. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until the mathematical probabilities are released in about a week.
Notes from NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint – Tuesday, Dec. 10: So what the Pacers beat the Heat…what’s next?Posted in Blogroll on December 11th, 2013 by Michael Tillery
Paul George honestly, is not ready to be paired with LeBron. Stop that unnecessary narrative before it starts.
Sports doesn’t have to be this and that or this cat vs. that cat. The actual athletics should be compelling enough to get fans through 48 minutes, 9 innings or an hour of actual time on the gridiron. LeBron James has disposed of every big time competitor on his path to the chip, so until a singular player becomes the reason for his team defeating James and the Heat, no one should honestly be in the discussion. I understand TV and the selling of narratives for the masses, but that doesn’t necessarily mean fans must buy in and continue discussions that will never line their pockets despite obviously filling others. Paul George is capable and I hope he does become an NBA champion, so leave it as that and let the young man develop within the context of his very skilled abilities. We know what LeBron can do and has done, so why even consider discussing a young talented player as a true competitor alongside an athlete as uniquely gifted as any the game has seen? Frame the discussion as Indiana vs. Miami instead of coupling two players as if their names are Magic and Larry….
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
@TSFSports Thanksgiving Day Predictions: The Ravens and Steelers fight for second place after dessertPosted in Blogroll on November 28th, 2013 by Ronald Glover
Pickings will be slim for grub and playoff spots when the Ravens and Steelers meet tonight.
The NFL Thanksgiving nightcap has the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in a battle for second place in the AFC North. Earlier games include: The Detroit Lions hosting the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys welcome the Oakland Raiders to Jerry Jones’ digs.
Laker for life…
Breathe easy Laker fans, Kobe Bean Bryant will most assuredly retire in your beloved purple and gold. The Los Angeles Lakers have announced the signing of the 35-year old Bryant to a deal which will pay him $23.5 million in 2014-15 and $25 million in 2015-16.