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CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran

  CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran By Burt Carey Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney cut his teeth on the collegiate game in Alabama, playing wide receiver for the Crimson Tide during its 1992 national championship season. He even coached at Alabama as an assistant. Now Swinney faces not only […]

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The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises

  The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises by Amy Lignor   There were few games left to play in the regular season that held massive power. The Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers for the division title was one. The other came from the snow-filled skies of Buffalo where the Jets […]

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Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch […]

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Great Expectations

  Great Expectations by Amy Lignor   This was one heck of a BIZARRE weekend of football.   The first fact that must be stated is that the Carolina Panthers’ unbeaten season is no more. What’s even worse is that the loss was not served up by the Patriots, the Packers, the Seahawks, or any […]

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Funding for Football Head Injury Study Moving Forward at NIH

Funding for Football Head Injury Study Moving Forward at NIH By Burt Carey Research into head injuries suffered by football players and other athletes will continue at theNational Institutes of Health. A media report by ESPN’s Outside the Lines this week claimed that the National Football League had pulled its multi-million dollar backing of research […]

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The Big “If”

  The Big “If” By Amy Lignor   If this one wins one and this one loses one, we clinch. If this one loses and this one loses, we claim a wildcard berth. If this one loses and we win, and Mom makes fruitcake we get home field advantage. If…if…if… The list is endless. We […]

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Texas Football Coach Pleads Guilty in Assault on Official

  Texas Football Coach Pleads Guilty in Assault on Official By Burt Carey Former John Jay High School assistant football coach Mack Breed pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an attack by two players on a referee during a game. John Jay Principal Robert Harris said Breed, 29, admitted to him […]

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With the NFL Playoffs Nearing, Passion Spikes

  With the NFL Playoffs Nearing, Passion Spikes by Amy Lignor   We always praise those “young ones” making names for themselves in the NFL. In Cam Newton’s case, making a name in both football and dancing. But this week some old dogs of the game, ones destined for the Hall of Fame, popped up […]

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LeBron James Could Become The Next Billion-Dollar Athlete

  LeBron James Could Become The Next Billion-Dollar Athlete By Burt Carey Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has done something that not even Michael Jordan has done: He signed a “lifetime deal” with Nike. Forbes claims James is already the world’s third highest paid athlete, knocking down a cool $72.3 million in 2014, and he […]

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Halleluiah Mary: What a Week

  Halleluiah Mary: What a Week By Amy Lignor   Perhaps there was Christmas magic in the air this Thursday night when yet another week of the NFL season began. The Green Bay Packers needed a win in Detroit, after losing games to teams that haven’t beaten them in what seems like forever. Not to […]

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