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Alabama’s Dramatic SEC Championship Win Highlights a Great Weekend of College Football

With a trip to the national title game on the line, you would hope that the competing teams would put it all on the line in order to win. I think it is safe to say that is exactly what the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide did.

The Bulldogs will likely be kicking themselves over this one as they prepare to play in the Capital One Bowl instead of the BCS title game. Aaron Murray had the ‘Dogs moving and within reach of the go-ahead score, but instead of having him spike the ball to stop the clock the coaches had him run a play (mistake No. 1). Alabama defended the play well getting a hand on the ball before it tumbled into the arms of a Georgia receiver that was falling down (mistake No. 2).


Unique Johnny Manziel Tribute Gets Student in Trouble (VIDEO)

The Johnny Manziel Haircut
Johnny Be Good But I Don't Know About This Haircut!

Whether he wins the Heisman trophy or not this season there is one thing that is abundantly clear when it comes to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel—the youngster from Kerrville, Texas (population right around 23,000) is here to stay.

After racking up 4,600 yards of offense for the Aggies during the school’s first season in the SEC Manziel has firmly established himself as the favorite to win the Heisman trophy this season. It’s a feat that has never been accomplished by a freshman in the previous 77 years the award was given out.


San Antonio Spurs to Get in Trouble for Resting Stars Against Miami

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is a crafty veteran head coach working on his 16th season as the man in charge of turning Tim Duncan and company into champions. Over the years he has been pretty good at it too having been crowned NBA Champions four times (’99, ’03, ’05, and ’07).

So then why has NBA commissioner David Stern vowed to levy “substantial sanctions” against the Spurs for what was essentially Popovich just doing his job?


NFL Playoff Picture Could Begin to Take Shape This Weekend

Thursday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints kicked off Week 13 of the ’12 NFL season. It’s too bad that Drew Brees was more into completing passes to Falcons players (career high five interceptions) than his own en route to a 13-23 loss.

The win moved Atlanta a step closer to clinching a post season berth. To move that final step, Tampa Bay needs to either lose or tie (to win the division) or for Seattle to lose or tie (to clinch a playoff spot). If other scenarios play out there could be as many as five teams clinching a spot in the post season by time the weekend is done.


NFL is Going Gangnam Style, Oppa Oppa Gangnam Style

The NFL knows a thing or two about making use of the hottest trends of the day in order to promote itself. At an upcoming game between the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills in Toronto (Week 15) the halftime show will be performed by the current owner of the most viewed video on YouTube.

Before you guys rush off to sell your tickets, don’t worry. The honor does not belong to Justin Beiber, who was just booed pretty bad when he performed during  the halftime show for the Grey Cup (Canadian Football League’s equivalent to the Super Bowl). No, the owner of the most watched video on YouTube is none other than a 34-year old, somewhat overweight dude from South Korea.


Brandon Marshall Spills the Beans on Viagra in the NFL

When you are young, one of the best athletes in the world, and could conceivably burn money for warmth and still be stinking rich there is one thing that you should not be lacking in like the confidence that is needed in order to “perform.”

Apparently there are many in the NFL that do lack the necessary confidence. According to Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall there is a certain drug that a lot of guys take in order to perform better – Viagra.


Is There an Adderall Epidemic in the NFL?

It is nothing new for the NFL to announce that a player has been suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs. In a game like football where players are always trying to figure out how to be bigger, stronger, faster, and essentially better than the next guy.

Many (or most) do so in legitimate ways, but there are plenty that have been and are willing to circumvent the rules in order to gain a competitive advantage. With the money that is on the line even for practice players in the NFL it is almost understandable. Read more… »