The NCAA announced today that it will probably allow conferences to give athletes¬†an additional $2,000 on top of their scholarship.¬†NCAA president Mark Emmert claims this is to have scholarships “…more closely approach the full cost of attendance.” This move is really in response to criticism of the NCAA’s compliance policy. The NCAA hopes that this… Read more »
Down by 15 with 5:23 the Broncos surely needed some help to escape Miami with a win. As luck would have it, they have a starting QB that thrives in the final minutes of games. Through 55 minutes Tim Tebow showed the world why he shouldn’t have been drafted in the 1st round. In the final 5 he showed why he was.
Two young QBs will make their first starts of the season for their teams. One, rookie Christian Ponder, will be making his first ever NFL start. The other, 2nd year player Tim Tebow, will be starting his 4th NFL game. How will they do in their debuts?
NFL bye weeks are a time when teams try to fix flaws that have plagued them all season long. The extra week is also invaluable for preparing for the next opponent. Here is an analysis of each team with a bye this week:
After 7 weeks of play, the Heisman race is starting to come into focus. Candidates have risen and fallen, but a few have remained consistent over the course of the season. Here are some of the front-runners, and how they measure up:
The Rangers have the deepest lineup in baseball, and they’ve needed it. Texas has gotten this far by relying on their lineup to out-slug everyone. It’s no surprise that a unit that ranked top 5 in every major hitting statistic would continue their play into the playoffs. It is, however, surprising that the offense can essentially carry the rest of the team. Especially since strong postseason teams usually have great pitching.
By now you’ve probably heard that the Bengals are shipping former #1 overall pick Carson Palmer to the Raiders. Oakland will send their 2012 1st round pick and a 2013 conditional 1st. Wait, what? You read that correctly. It’s just another head scratching move by an organization that drafted JaMarcus Russell #1 overall. Palmer is… Read more »
Jim Schwartz/Jim Harbaugh scuffle What in the world was Jim Schwartz thinking? I don’t know what was said by Harbaugh, but the video didn’t seem to show him doing anything that would warrant Schwartz chasing him down. Even if Harbaugh said something, Schwartz still has to act like an NFL head coach. That’s not to… Read more »
Matchup: San Francisco 49ers (4-1) at Detroit Lions (5-0) Line: Detroit (-4) Total: 46 Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan When: 1 PM EST Sunday Before the season, no one could have predicted that this would be the best matchup of week 6. But it is. The Lions and 49ers have collectively shocked the NFL with… Read more »
The days of Herschel Walker-style mega deals are all but gone from the modern NFL although trades do still happen. Contenders are always looking to acquire shiny new hardware for their playoff pushes, but losing teams are reluctant to part with talent. Especially in a league where the talent disparity is so low. Most of… Read more »