Michigan Wolverines A.D. OBLITERATED by Twitter Hashtag


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Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is probably as much a dead man walking as Head Coach Brady Hoke. Although you wouldn’t know this by watching the Big Ten Network, as they intentionally have their heads in the sand. Normally, I wouldn’t bother slamming the BTN because I know what it actually is: a television version of a press release. It’s league marketing material, not league news.

However, the BTN continues to market itself as a place that provides “updates” and “keeps you informed.” Even though, in actuality it dumbs you down. The BTN didn’t even address the likely concussion of Michigan Wolverines QB Shane Morris until a full 48 hours after everyone else in the media did.

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Tottenham transfer rumors: Jay Rodriguez, Jackson Martinez


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It’s been awhile since we’ve talked Tottenham transfer rumors, because the last window was kind of boring from a White Hart Lane standpoint. There hasn’t been much chatter on this topic. Until now. Let’s dive right in:

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VIDEO: Man United icon Gary Neville soaked by sprinkler


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Manchester United legend Gary Neville got soaked while covering West Bromwich Albion for ITV. The famed member of the iconic Class of 92 gets an unexpected and unwanted shower while doing his football punditry.

It made it all the way to Keith Olbermann documents the worst persons in the sports world.

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Michigan FINALLY ADMITS QB Shane Morris has a concussion


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Of course, Michigan sent out their press release giving us an update on the health of Shane Morris at 1:02 AM EST, when 99% of their media, fans and everyone else connected to their program would be sleeping.

Of course, they tried to put some kind of Karl Rovian or Frank Luntzian language manipulation into that release.

Of course, they tried to spin the Shane Morris concussion into being something other than it was, and just ended up with nothing more than word vomit.

Of course, Brady Hoke and Dave Brandon are dead man walking. No way their jobs can survive this.

And of course #ThanksDaveBrandon

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Man United defender Phil Jones fit, will play vs Everton


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The Manchester United defender crisis will be eased next week versus Everton. Phil Jones has recovered from a hamstring injury and is back in first-team training ahead of United’s tilt against the Toffees and Tim Howard on Sunday. And he could be a temporary replacement for Wayne Rooney as Captain. Go here to see the other top two candidates. 

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Dennis Allen fired! Greg Olson might lead Oakland Raiders next


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The Oakland Raiders have replaced their head coach. It happened sooner than we thought, and Dennis Allen was canned late Monday night. His replacement will be either OC Greg Olson or Assistant Head Coach Tony Sparano. The Oakland Raiders have a history of firing coaches four games in. See Lane Kiffin in 2008; Mike Shanahan in 1989.

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Three candidates to replace Wayne Rooney as Man United Capt.


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Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s next three games (Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea) due to his bone-headed red card in the 59′ versus the Hammers on Saturday. Rooney has made his explanation and given his apology. That incident had been vivisected enough. We’re done analyzing what it means, instead let’s look at who might assume the captaincy in his absence.

Who does Louis van Gaal give the Captain’s armband to?

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What Sir Alex Ferguson said to Ronaldo on the phone


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Sir Alex Ferguson is definitely embracing his role as Ambassador at Manchester United. First he ended his feud with Wayne Rooney. Then, this past Wednesday, Sir Alex recruited Cristiano Ronaldo. He gave him a phone call and the tabloids went wild with the story, so what did the legendary manager say to the world’s greatest player?

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Marshall Faulk TOTALLY RIPS NY Jets WRs


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NFL Network personality and legendary former NFL pass catcher/runner Marshall Faulk is not a big believer in the New York Jets. At least not the Jets receiving corps. Check out this soundbite from NFL Network’s NFL Gameday Final last night:

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Everett Golson: great QB, but not Heisman material


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Everett Golson had the most bipolar, split-personality game on Saturday night versus Syracuse. For #5, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; all at the same time in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Notre Dame beat Syracuse very convincingly as Golson tied a NCAA record with 25 straight completions. The mark set a school record for that category. Everett Golson also had four passing touchdowns.

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Van Gaal says Ryan Giggs is “The Man” to replace him


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As we pointed out a few days ago, Louis van Gaal revealed that he is grooming Ryan Giggs to be his eventual successor. Giggs, who is British football’s most decorated player after a legendary career at Manchester United, served as caretaker manager last year for four games after David Moyes was terminated. He’s currently serving as Van Gaal’s #2.

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Manchester United possibly playing in-season friendlies in the Middle East


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As we pointed out in a separate piece an hour ago, Manchester United are exploring the possibilities of playing international friendlies DURING the season! This unconventional idea is required in order to fill the midweek void left by the absence of Champions League this season and the early League Cup exit. Missing out on revenue from UEFA Champions League, and the absence of a chance to develop the youth in the League Cup has created this need.

Now we know the likely locations where these friendlies will be held: The Middle East

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