Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly quasi-endorses The Sports Bank

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For the 2011-12 holidays I was in sunny Pasadena, enjoying the absolutely first rate hospitality a media member receives when covering the Rose Bowl; the greatest bowl game of them all. And to top it all off:

I’m told by the winning coach of a BCS game (Oregon Ducks’ Chip Kelly) that my business and marketing ideas are superb! In a crowded room full of my media peers no less!

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Chip Kelly leaving Oregon Ducks for Philadelphia Eagles

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I guess it worked out with the Philadelphia Eagles after all. Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly is going to the NFL, and not staying in college football. So you’ll get to see the quack attack in action at the college level no more. Kelly re-emerged as a candidate recently and an agreement was just reached Wednesday

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Kansas St vs. Oregon vs. Notre Dame: by the math

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We know you’ve been inundated with debate about the undefeateds in college football. Here’s a statistical tidbit by Joe Kaboski, an economics professor at Notre Dame. So you know it’s going to be very biased towards ND.

It’s still worth reading though; as it raises some valid numerical and statistical points.

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Kansas St. new #1 in BCS, Oregon Ducks new #2

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With the Alabama Crimson Tide losing, they predictably fell out of the #1 slot in the BCS. Kansas State is the new #1 and the Oregon Ducks are the new #2. Bama is now #4 behind Notre Dame

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Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51: fun with the box score

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It was a battle of high octane offenses and bad defenses (and the top 2 hottest cheerleading squads, look here to check out Oregon’s crew, go here for USC’s squad) Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51. 113 combined points as Oregon keeps their national title hopes alive. “Video game numbers” has become a cliche lately, but it applied to this college football game.

Here’s some highlights from the box score of this one.

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#3 Oregon Ducks: College Football 77 in 77

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welcome to The Sports Bank 77 in 77. We’re previewing one team a day everyday as the college football season approaches. And we’re doing it in rapid fire sequence. Today, the Oregon Ducks

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Oregon, Chip Kelly have interesting response to Marijuana accusations

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The Pacific Northwest has a well-deserved reputation for being one with nature. The people enjoy the fruits of nature there. Some people enjoy one specific plant, the one associated with the number 420, or 4:20 or perhaps 4-20 and that’s what today is! What a coincidence.  And some of those people may be on the Oregon Ducks football team.

A lot of them, according to the Evil Empire. ESPN the Magazine estimates between 40 percent and 60 percent of Chip Kelly‘s players use marijuana.

Kelly addressed the story Thursday following practice. The report is based on interviews with 19 current or former Oregon players and officials, and it accompanies a larger piece that looks at marijuana use among college football players nationwide.

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Rose Bowl Bread & Circuses just as Impressive as Football Game Itself

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It’s hard not to have a very high opinion of oneself after covering the Rose Bowl. Because you and all the other journalists who cover the game are indeed treated like royalty all week.

Granted I knew I was “kind of a big deal” before going to Pasadena, but all the superb hospitality and first-rate service made me feel like even more of a rock star. Now I’m ready to work on that New Year’s Resolution- stop being a nice guy.

The Rose Bowl game takes place on what is by far the best sports day of the year- New Year’s Day. A good chunk of major bowls, the NHL Winter Classic, some NBA and conference play in college basketball take place on this day as well. Even though it’s sports overload, it’s one of my favorite days of the year.

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College Football’s Next Big Thing: Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas

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He helped the Oregon Ducks get their first Rose Bowl win in 95 years. Before the big win yesterday, De’Anthony Thomas wasn’t known to many college football fans outside the Pacific Northwest.

Just a freshman, he’s still rather obscure, but that will certainly change next year. Thomas name will be household on a national level, as he’ll make tons of highlight reel plays next year.

Needing just 2 carries (both touchdowns) to hit 150+ yards.,He finished with an INSANE 77.5 yards per carry in the win over the Wisconsin Badgers.

His 91-yard TD run was the longest in Rose Bowl history.

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Offensive Explosion in 2012 Rose Bowl! Ducks 45, Badgers 38

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Records fell left and right. The 2012 Rose Bowl set a new record for most points scored in a quarter, half and entire game. The Wisconsin Badgers saw their tailback Montee Ball tie the college football record for most TDs in a season.

The UW quarterback, Russell Wilson set a new season mark for passer rating. But it still wasn’t enough as the Oregon Ducks won their first Rose Bowl in 95 years, 45-38.

The offenses were as hot as the weather; as this was the sixth warmest Rose Bowl in the 98 year history of the game.

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De’Anthony Thomas Breaks Rose Bowl Record for Longest Run

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Oregon Ducks freshman tailback De’Anthony Thomas is fast. Like Usain Bolt fast. The two guys ahead of him on the depth chart, juniors LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner are really fast too.

But Thomas has “SEC speed” and he showed it on his 91 yard TD run in the first half; which is the longest run in Rose Bowl history.

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Ultimate Rose Bowl Preview Guide: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Update: new links!

The 98th Rose Bowl takes place at 2 pm PT. Should be a shootout, and as good a college football game as any you’ll see this year. Lots of points- the over/under (again just for recreational purposes) is 72.

And the passer rating record will likely fall in this game too. (More on that here)

So here’s everything you need to know about the “Grand Daddy of them All,” created and produced with the WIFI at “Grand Daddy’s Lounge” in downtown Los Angeles.

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