Archives for August 2014

Chicago Bears roster at 53, more moves coming?

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The Chicago Bears roster is at the league-mandated limit of 53 after Saturday’s cuts, but with the rest of the NFL trimming down their numbers, the roster you see today may not be the same you see tomorrow.

Notable cuts from the team include: offensive tackle Eben Britton, wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Chris Williams, center Taylor Boggs, defensive end Austin Lane, and cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Kelvin Hayden. [Read more…]

California Golden Bears QB Jared Goff: a budding star

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The Cal offense goes by many names: “The System,” “Air Raid,” “Bear Raid.”

“The System” sounds like something UC-Berkley students would protest against. Hey man, meet me by Sather Gate at 4:20 pm dude, we’re gonna demonstrate against THE SYSTEM broham. There’s going to be a massive demonstration on Telegraph Hill.

Califiornia Golden Bears Coach Sonny Dykes has his finger on the button of the system, and he’s handed controls over to sophomore quarterback Jared Goff. He has a budding star developing at the position.

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Shinji Kagawa leaves Man United for Borussia Dortmund

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Back in February, it looked like Shinji Kagawa would likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. That became reality today as Kagawa officially joined Borussia Dortmund. It was rumored then that Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put.

He didn’t get much playing time under David Moyes, but he stuck around in the preseason to see how his fortunes might pan out under Louis van Gaal.

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Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Cal’s Sonny Dykes bury the hatchet

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Given what transpired last year, one might have expected a somewhat tense, maybe a bit uneasy post game exchange between California Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald today. When NU beat Cal 44-30 in the 2013 season opener, Dykes accused NU of faking injuries, in order to stall time and slow down the fast paced Bear Raid offense.

Fitzgerald responded to those comments as any one of us would, had someone questioned our professional integrity.

He wasn’t happy about the flopping accusation.

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Today, was a very different story though. Now, all is well.

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Notre Dame football keeps winning despite scandals

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Notre Dame football keeps losing PR battles off the field under Brian Kelly. There have been numerous black eyes since the Kelly regime began. However, he keeps winning in spite of these scandals. It appears we’re nearing closure on the academic investigation involving five Notre Dame football players. The process has been completed and we may get an answer, possibly this week, on the fate of the suspended.

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Michigan State, East Division, class of B1G after week 1

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Michigan State is the class of the Big Ten East division, and the East is the strongest of the two divisions. That’s what the B1G punditocracy was saying all summer long. Week one did nothing to prove otherwise. Maryland and Michigan won big, and they are two teams to watch out for. Especially since Ohio State looked very vulnerable.

Michigan State did not.

The Spartans were as good as advertised in week one. Here to break it down with me is Allison Hayes of Big Ten Network and City36oTV.

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PHOTO: Daley Blind travels to Manchester United for medical

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Daley Blind is completing his move to Manchester United. The ink is drying on the contract and the details are being ironed out as we speak. Blind flew to Manchester on a private jet to undergo his medical.

Take a look:

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Man United still playing Arturo Vidal cat and mouse game

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Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has.

There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)

 One thing is for certain, no one can dispute this: the Arturo Vidal to Man United storyline will not go away.

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Kent State vs. Ohio U. was a classic MAC battle

The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ohio University Bobcats opened their respective Mid-American Conference (MAC) seasons at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio in front of a crowd of 22,754.  Kent State is coming off of a disappointing 4-8 record during the 2013 season while the Bobcats are coming off of a 7-6 mark and a 5th consecutive bowl game appearance.

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Ohio State Buckeyes show plenty of vulnerability vs. Navy

The Ohio State Buckeyes opened their 2014 regular season against the Navy Midshipmen in Baltimore, MD.

The game pitted the Buckeyes, who lost star quarterback and Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller for the season with a shoulder injury, against the Middies triple-option offensive attack, an offensive scheme that is difficult to plan for and play against as they are the only major college football program that employs the system.

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2 Legit 2 Quit Cal Golden Bears drop Hammer on Northwestern

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Here comes the Hammer down on Northwestern Wildcats football, courtesy of the Cal Golden Bears. The boys from Berkley looked 2 Legit 2 Quit as they hit NU with a dose of Oaktown power “and charge you by the hour” as they were “shakin like a quake,” right from kickoff.

“California, California..knows how to pass. Knows how to pass,” as QB Jared Goff was 12-18 for 186 yards and 3 TDs in the first half. 

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Arturo Vidal to Man United: right final offer could seal deal

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Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has.

There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)

 One thing is for certain, no one can dispute this: the Arturo Vidal to Man United storyline will not go away.

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