Archives for September 2014

Both Man United and Arsenal keen on Angelo Ogbonna

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If there are two teams that are in dire need for defenders, it’s Manchester United and Arsenal. Both are enduring an injury crisis in the back line right now. Which is why this headline from The Metro really resonates:

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Olivia Munn doesn’t play defense for Green Bay’s opponent each week

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Ever since Aaron Rodgers took over for Brett Favre as the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, Green Bay has been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL—if not the most successful. With six straight playoff appearances and counting, the Packers are tied with the New England Patriots for longest active streak of making the postseason.

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Jets QB Geno Smith drops f-bomb on stadium heckler

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Is it time for New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan to bench Geno Smith, and give Michael Vick an opportunity? The Jets have some major issues. Smith isn’t really progressing all that quickly, but this loss today was more than just Geno Smith ups and downs, or proverbial “growing pains.”

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Vikings Teddy Bridgewater is indeed “Pro Ready Teddy”

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Teddy Bridgewater did not run or throw at the NFL Scouting Combine and he truly disappointed at the Louisville Pro Day held this past St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout his NFL Draft process he was heavily scrutinized. The last time we heard this much talk about a glove, it belonged to Michael Jackson.

“No doubt, I feel that I’m the best quarterback in this draft,” Bridgewater said during combine weekend.

“I’m not going to just say that. I actually feel I can back up these words. I’m just confident in myself and my capability of doing all the things at this position and to go out there and prove that I’m the best guy.”

Today, he backed up his talk, by completing 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards, also running for a touchdown as the Vikings piled up more than 500 yards of offense in a 41-28 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Sources speculate Michigan will fire Brady Hoke within weeks

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Pretty much everyone believes that Michigan Wolverines coach Brady Hoke is a dead man walking. The 26-10 home loss to Utah made that sentence the conventional wisdom and yesterday’s embarrassing blowout at the hands of Minnesota at home has only strengthened this belief. Three sources in the media, including one who covers the team every day, told The Sports Bank last night that Brady Hoke could be fired within two weeks.

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VIDEO: Brady Hoke mishandles QB health issues, makes very tone deaf soundbite

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Shane Morris replaced Devin Gardner as Michigan starting quarterback and he had an extremely rough day. He went just 7-19 passing for 49 yards and was clearly injured on this play here. Then he suffered a shot to the head causing him to wobble around and display concussion type symptoms. Yet Brady Hoke let stay in for another play.

Watch the video:

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Man United target Juan Cuadrado turns down new deal with current club

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Fiorentina wideman Juan Cuadrado has been rumored with a move to Manchester United for quite some time and today Old Trafford got some encouraging news. It is thought that Cuadrado has informed Fiorentina of his desire to move to a bigger club in order to further his own career and the Serie A willing to let him go for the right price.

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Van Gaal reveals that he wants Ryan Giggs to succeed him

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Louis van Gaal has revealed he is grooming Ryan Giggs to replace him as Manager at Manchester United, according to a story in the Daily Mail.

So when picking your successor, “it’s better the (Red) Devil you know.” Like the tired cliche, and also Kylie Minogue hit song says.

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PHOTO: Smokin Jay Cutler appears on Nebraska play-call board

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers really have an interesting picture on one of their play-calling boards.

Take a look:

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PHOTO: Nebraska fanbase taking Bo Pelini cat jokes up a notch

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The Bo Pelini cat jokes are not losing any steam. As we saw tonight at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, the Kitty Pelini bit is still hilarious. Cornhuskers fans are embracing it with more momentum every week. Take a look below at this screen grab from the game broadcast tonight.

You’ll see a few NU co-eds sporting cat posters as they cheer on their team.

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Chelsea tried to buy Lionel Messi for £118m this summer

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Barcelona forward and international superstar Lionel Messi was reportedly a summer transfer target for Chelsea this past window. Yes, indeed. The man who is arguably one the best player alive (Cristiano Ronaldo is the other) and one of the top ten all time was almost moved to Stamford Bridge in what would have been a summer blockbuster deal.

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Pat Fitzgerald SILENCES Penn State, hyperbolic NU alarmists

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Pat Fitzgerald did more than ANNIHILATE the Penn State Nittany Lions today. He also DESTROYED two of the most brain dead narratives that surround his program right now. The first is the idea that Northwestern football is not winning because this team is not “hard nosed” or “TOUGH” enough. We’ll SHRED that idea to pieces in detail here as Fitzgerald is as much of a “player’s coach” and “guy’s guy” (Or “blokey-bloke,” for my readers in the U.K.) as he’s ever been.

But first first we need to put to rest the other theory surrounding NU football that is dumbing us down. The idea that Northwestern is going back to “the dark ages” of pre 1995.

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