Media man-crush on Jim Harbaugh getting absurd


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Jim Harbaugh is the college football equivalent of a beauty pageant winner or actress/model. The attention is always on him, and the more you can’t have him, the more you want him. His press conferences are painfully boring and ludicrously uninformative, yet he’s receiving Johnny Manziel in 2013 level media coverage.

No this is way worse than Manziel. The media has a boner over Jim Harbaugh that rivals the boner Woody Allen has over the city of New York.

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Both clubs issue statements on De Gea deal not going through


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There is still plenty of David De Gea transfer related drama going on despite the closure of the transfer window. Manchester United will keep De Gea, for now, because the paperwork required for this deal was filed after the Spanish transfer deadline shut. The two had reportedly agreed upon a deal that was supposed to include Keylor Navas.

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How is Illini football viewed nationally? What level of job is it?


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The good news regarding Illini football? The program is no longer led by a man who often came off like a college football version of Lloyd Christmas, Matt Foley, Phil Davison, Tommy Boy or the villain from “Jurassic World.” (Here’s our list of Beckman’s ten funniest verbal gaffes).

In Interim Coach Bill Cubit, you have someone who may not be a big, splashy name, but he’s competent, composed and professional.

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Berahino to Tottenham doesn’t happen; striker Tweets he won’t play at WBA


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Tottenham Hotspur were big spenders this summer transfer window, but they failed to land one guy that they really wanted: West Bromich Albion‘s Saido Berahino.

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Big and bold 2015 College Football Season Predictions


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An eight team College Football Playoff, it’s gonna happen sooner rather than later, and ESPN is the entity that will force it through. Of all the predictions made on this page, the following is the only one that I KNOW WILL HAPPEN:

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So who is new Manchester United £35m signing Anthony Martial?


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If you have a website with really good search engine optimization for Anthony Martial, then today was your day! Because the world spent a lot of time searching online to figure out who he is. The French Football Federation has confirmed that Anthony Martial is on his way to Manchester United.

We also know that the value of the Monaco striker has skyrocketed. In June 2013, Monaco paid around £3.5 million to acquire Martial from Lyon. So in two years his value has increased ten fold. WOW!

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David De Gea stays (for now); paperwork arrives late


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According to the most respected journalist in all of Spanish football, Guillem Balague, the David De Gea paperwork did not arrive in time for the transfer deadline. That means De Gea stays at Manchester United.

The long, drawn out, ridiculously protracted and exceedingly tedious soap opera of a transfer saga is now FINALLY OVER. 

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Notre Dame WR Chris Brown is a Borussia Dortmund fan


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The trend of college football stars embracing world football continues. Notre Dame Wide Receiver Chris Brown is a big supporter of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund; who are currently in first place. Northwestern wideout Christian Jones is a Tottenham Hotspur fan. You can hear his Premier League picks at this link. Jones’ teammate Ifeadi Odenigbo likes Manchester City.

Former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was honored to have his picture taken with Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs, and thrilled to see Cristiano Ronaldo take to the pitch in his home stadium last summer.

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Brady Quinn predicts Notre Dame’s 2015 season


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Brady Quinn didn’t have the greatest NFL career, but his punditry career seems to be off to a good start. Yes, he’s displaying a bit of Notre Dame homerism with his college football playoff picks, but it’s certainly nothing like the delusional dreck we got use to hearing from Lou Holtz on ESPN’s College Game night Final.

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Man United send Anders Lindegaard to West Brom


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Time to talk more Manchester United news and notes. And it’s been a very busy 11th hour of the summer transfer window. Adnan Januzaj was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund. Chicharito was sold to Bayer Leverkusen.

United have acquired young striker Anthony Martial from Monaco. There’s talk that the David de Gea situation is about to be resolved, with Keylor Navas possibly coming back the other way. (Still waiting on confirmation with that)

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Liverpool send Fabio Borini to Sunderland for £8 million


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This will definitely be a summer of transition at The Kop. There’s been a whole host of changes that came to Anfield. Obviously, the Raheem Sterling soap opera was Liverpool topic #1 this summer transfer window, but the acquisitions of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino were really big deals too.

As we get closer to the end of deadline day, we have yet another deal confirmed.

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United send Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund on loan


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Manchester United has decided that Adnan Januzaj will not be part of their plans for 2014-15. He has officially been sent out on loan to Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga. Januzaj has scored one of United’s three goals (through four games) this Premier League season.

Actually, United has only scored two, as their first goal was credited a Tottenham Hotspur “own goal.” Just today, we learned that United is attempting to fix their scoring issues by acquiring Monaco youngster Anthony Martial. 

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