Georgia Bulldogs’ Todd Gurley: Heisman frontrunner?


Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley is one of four players nationwide who is on everybody’s Heisman Trophy candidate short list.  Gurley is probably right up there with Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota as the front-runner. Texas A&M’s Kenny Hill and Jameis Winston are the other two on the list. Although Mr. discount shellfish down in Tallahassee is not doing himself any favors. If he continues to act like an idiot.

(By the way, every time you hear a member of the media say “knucklehead” on TV, that’s just a euphemism for acting like a COMPLETE IDIOT or MORON)

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Arsenal have a £173.3m cash reserve; Wenger need to spend?


Arsenal are sitting on a cash reserve of £173.3 million ($280m) according to multiple reports in the media. This revelation came after The Gunners made public the latest set of financial results. The north London’s side financial books show that this is an accumulation of profits year over year, and it’s become a top storyline among Arsenal and Premier League news sites due to the debate that this fact naturally inspires.

Should Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger have spent more? Should he spend more in January?

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Louis van Gaal says everyone wants to beat Manchester United


Here is the video of the full Louis van Gaal press conference today previewing the match on Sunday between Manchester United and Leicester City. The main takeaway of course was the comments Van Gaal made about Cristiano Ronaldo.

We’ve covered that in a previous post yesterday.

There was another theme to emerge from Van Gaal’s presser today. He cleverly articulated how every game they play, it’s the biggest game of the year for their opponent. Manchester United is going to get everyone’s best shot.

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Chelsea FC vs Man City FC: match preview, TV info


One of the most eagerly awaited games of the 2014-2015 Premier League season takes place this Sunday as reigning champion Manchester City hosts current leader Chelsea. These are pretty much the top two picks of almost every pundit to win the England top flight.  Almost all football talking heads picked either Chelsea FC or Man City FC to win it all this year.

So this game will obviously have influence on who will finish the season at the top of the table.

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Tottenham defender suspended for tweeting support of Anti-Semitic gesture


Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto earned himself a three game suspension Friday. On his Twitter account Assou-Ekotto showed approval of another footballer’s offensive goal celebration that consisted of an Anti-Semitic gesture.

From Fox Soccer:

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VIDEO: Liverpool FC bad boy Balotelli in provocative Ad


Mario Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of this summer transfer window, and he just scored his first goal as a member of The Reds this past week in a Champions League victory over Ludogrets.

As you know, his reputation precedes him. In this post, we listed all of the crazy stuff Balotelli has done and supposedly done, as his teammate Steven Gerrard made news this week by publicly defending Balotelli.

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Illini football vs Texas St: Necessary Roughness Preview


As we learned on Saturday:

1.) Illini football is still a dumpster fire on defense and the program itself is worthy of Premier League style relegation down the MAC

2.) the interest in the local teams is at its nadir. NIU fans did their little publicity stunt; calling out Northwestern and Illinois in a manner that reeks of mid-major amateurism and irrelevance, and no one batted an eye. (Seriously, a story like that should have caused somewhat of a stir. Instead it was met with total apathy)

3.) The Big Ten is even worse than you think it is. The Big Ten West Division is a complete abomination. Therefore, as much of a bad joke as Illini football is right now, they still have extremely decent bowl chances.

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Applying Tim Beckman “logic” to other areas of life


Washington trounced Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, in a game that was even uglier than it sounds. It only took 188 yards for UW to hit 35 points, and they reached that mark by the middle of the second quarter. Tim Beckman did show improvement from 2012 to 2013, but in this young season, they’ve shown no improvement. They might be regressing from last year, but it’s too early to say for certain at this point.

One thing is for certain, the coaching staff failed the players miserably, as the Illini were very ill-prepared in this one. Tim Beckman offered an explanation for this train wreck, telling the media:

“You take out 21 points on three plays and we’re in this football game.”

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VIDEO: full Louis van Gaal Man United prematch press conference


Here is the video of the full Louis van Gaal press conference today previewing the match on Sunday between Manchester United and Leicester City. The main takeaway of course was the comments Van Gaal made about Cristiano Ronaldo.

We’ve covered that in a previous post a couple hours ago.

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Predicted Man United Starting XI by Manchester Evening News


If everything goes right for Manchester United this weekend, they could enter Monday in fourth place. Yes, even after the terribly slow start, Man United could be right back in position for Champions League next year by early next week. It all starts with a victory over Leicester City. So what kind of formation should Louis van Gaal use Sunday night?

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Man United icon Paul Scholes verbally destroys Yaya Toure


Yaya Toure has been receiving his share of criticism lately. The Manchester City star has been inconsistent lately, and his no show in the Champions League match this week has made the critiques of his game deserved. The ESPN FC panel had a great discussion the other day about Toure’s failure to meet expectations. They discussed the birthday cake incident, or birthday card absence or whatever it was that prompted Yaya Toure to complain that Man City didn’t properly acknowledge his birthday as much as he would have liked.

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Louis van Gaal admits he wants to bring Ronaldo back to Man United


The European football tabloids and gossip posts have been going nuts with stories and speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United. Every other day or so a new football pundit emerges with an opinion and prediction on Ronaldo’s future. United Manager Louis van Gaal added fuel to the transfer rumors fire today at his pre match press conference.

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