Tony Romo, 2nd most boring interview ever, out for the season

Dallas Cowboys QB and whipping boy/scapegoat Tony Romo is out for the season, multiple sources report. That means he’ll miss the play-in game Sunday night between Dallas and Philadelphia. This battle for the NFC East title and a trip to the playoffs was flexed into the national prime time game because the winner heads to the playoffs while the loser begins recreational golf season.

The absence of Tony Romo has already turned the tide 6 points in Vegas. Dallas went from 3 point favorite to 3 point underdog when the Romo news broke.

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2012 NFL Season Preview: NFC East

With the NFL regular season rapidly approaching, let’s take a look at the intriguing NFC East.  Featuring the reigning Super Bowl champions (Giants), the former “Dream Team” turned “dynasty in the making” (Eagles), the league’s most exciting rookie (Robert Griffin III), and America’s team (you know who that is), this division might just prove to be the wildest in the NFL.

 

Giants: Remember the 2008 team that started 11-1 after winning Super Bowl XLI?  This squad could be similar, with a confident defending champion facing a mild early schedule.  They addressed two big depth needs at RB and WR with their first two draft picks (David Wilson and Reuben Randle), while third-rounder CB Jayron Hosley has made some noise in the preseason.  Just ask Mark Sanchez.

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2012 Fantasy Football Preview: D/ST

Football fans, you’re Christmas is right around the corner. Preseason games have already started and the regular season is right around the corner. Nearly as important, the fantasy football season is finally here! In the coming weeks, we will prepare you ready for the upcoming fantasy season by breaking every position. First up, we’ll rank the top the top defense & special team units.

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Giants Benching of Ahmad Bradshaw is Quite Puzzling

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New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has only played in nine games this season. The fifth year Marshall product is averaging four yards per carry thus far and is an effective contrast to the bruising style of Brandon Jacobs. Keeping the defense on its toes is a major factor in the effectiveness of any offensive unit in the NFL.

My favorite hobby while viewing any sporting event is dissecting the coaching moves made by both sides. Tom Coughlin certainly could be labeled as “old school.” There are obviously strengths and weaknesses that come with this moniker. He damaged his team’s chance of winning the game on the road in Arlington on Sunday night by being this way.

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NFL Free Agent Running Back Options for the Detroit Lions

Jahvid Best’s fragile health and the recent proposed trade for Ronnie Brown have made me start to wonder what the realistic options are for Detroit at running back. Matthew Stafford can resort to short passes to substitute for the run, but it would benefit him and the team if he was able to take a breather on occasion. The ability to hand the ball off now and again is a necessity when the team is ahead, after a play when he is pressured or sacked, and when he is not at one hundred percent.

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Vikings Pick Wrong Time to Start Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb certainly hasn’t set the NFL on fire so far this season. His quarterback rating in the low eighties is not up to the expectations of the organization or the fans. His completion rate of over sixty percent is a little misleading because he has only thrown for around a thousand yards.

Because of the aforementioned data, head coach Leslie Frazier has decided to allow Christian Ponder to take snaps behind center this season. I don’t have a problem with removing McNabb from the situation, but it is certainly a peculiar time to do so. Two of the next three games are against the storied Green Bay Packers.

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Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: WR/TE

It’s the second week of teams out on a bye, but this one could hurt fantasy owners more. The likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers will all be on your fantasy bench this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of quality options. In fact, any of the top-30 receiving options are good plays his week. In today’s rankings, we’ll break down the top fantasy football pass catchers for week 6.

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Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy Getting Jiggy (Video)

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Oklahoma State Cowboys Head Coach Mike Gundy is one of the most emotional men in college football. His “I’M A MAN! I’M 40!!!!!” tirade was in 2007, and we’re still talking about it today. It was legendary.

Now he’s back shaking his groove thang, in a dance battle circle, celebrating the big win at Texas A&M

Watch it after the jump

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Detroit Lions 2011 Season: Game by Game Breakdown

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I am tired of tv pundits and radio talk show hosts throwing around win totals and predictions without going into detail before throwing out their opinions. Sometimes a reaction from the audience seems to be more important than giving an informed take on things. In my previous Lions blog, I went into the high hopes surrounding the Lions for this upcoming season.

What follows is a game by game synopsis of why I believe the team will achieve a minimum of nine wins this season. If I were to move or up or down from that number, I would say that they are actually closer to the total of ten than eight.

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Illini Football All-Decade Team Announced: Part 1 Defense

The University of Illinois announced their All-Decade Team this week. We’ll start with the defense, and we’ll open with the defensive linemen: Will Davis, Corey Liuget, Brandon Moore, Chris Norwell and Derrick Strong named to the 31-player team. The squad, which honors Illini who played between 2000-10, was compiled by a combination of fan voting and input from Division of Intercollegiate Athletics staff.

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Super Bowl 45 Site, Cowboys Stadium: Behind the Scenes Tour!

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We finally have the match-up set for the 2010 NFL Championship. The Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45.

They’ll battle in Arlington, Texas at Cowboys Stadium a.k.a. “Jerry’s World,” “The House that Jerry Built,” “DeathStar,” “Boss Hog Bowl,” “Jones Town,” and “Jones-Mahal.”

The $1.2 Billion palace was financed mostly by Jerry Jones himself, although the taxpayers in the city of Arlington picked up a sizable chunk ($325 million). It costs $18 to take the tour that I experienced, and will now summarize here.

I was fortunate enough to get this behind the scenes tour as part of the Nike Football Media Summit 2010, a phenomenal event and product rollout taking place on the famous new field in Dallas.

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