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Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

By Craig Lyndall Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could be, at best, a mediocre quarterback. For other fans it went deeper...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

By Mike Petriello What you probably already know is that next winter’s free agent starting pitching crop has the potential to be historic, not only due to the amount of talent currently unsigned beyond 2015 but for the hundreds of millions of dollars they’ll surely command. With the obvious caveat that extensions for some of these guys are possible before they hit the market...
Via Fangraphs
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

By David Kenyon When teams ascend from the depths of the NBA, it’s easy to wonder how once-mediocre clubs orchestrated their rise. For every NBA superstar or struggling squad, however, there’s usually an underrated player holding the core of a roster together or poised to unleash a breakout season. Whether an under-the-radar talent or tremendous role player, 10 professionals...
Via Sportsnaut
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

By Zack Cox This race for this season’s NBA Most Valuable Player Award seems to have narrowed itself down to five players. After Tuesday night’s matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics will have played against two of them in a three-day span. First, it was Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who dropped 37 points on the Celtics in a come-from...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

C.J. Spiller believes that one of EJ Manuel’s problems thus far in the NFL has been that he is too nice of a guy. Spiller, who is set to become a free agent and may not return to the Buffalo Bills, said during an interview with NFL Network’s NFL AM on Tuesday that Manuel had...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

By Shaun Church The day NFL free agency opens can be too much to handle for casual fans. Transactions take place at such a rapid rate, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. But that’s what makes this time of year so intriguing and exciting—the hope that your favorite team, whether they own the first pick in the draft or just won the Super Bowl, will add enough through free...
Via Sportsnaut
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

With Andre Johnson now on the trade market and likely to hit free agency, there are going to be a ton of teams interested in his services. The future Hall of Fame receiver may be getting a little long in the tooth, but he’s still able to produce at a starter-caliber level. The seven-time Pro Bowler caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three scores last season. He did so with a wide...
Via Sportsnaut
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas-Baylor fight leads to seven ejections

By Larry Brown. Seven players were ejected from the end of the Texas-Baylor game Monday after a scuffle broke out in overtime. The fight occurred with two minutes left in overtime when two players went after a loose ball. A little pushing and shoving broke out, and several players left the bench. Four Texas players and three Baylor players were tossed from the game, all for leaving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban will play the President in 'Sharknado 3'

By AA Locker. Oh, this is because of the Shark Tank thing, right? We get it. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, also a “shark” investor on the hit ABC show, has been cast as the President of the United States in Syfy’s Sharknado 3. While you try to comprehend that, also consider that conservative pundit Ann Coulter will be playing his vice president. Hopefully, we see those...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins interested in Ndamukong Suh

By Larry Brown The Washington Redskins have already broken the bank once for a coveted free agent defensive tackle, and they appear to be ready to do it again. NBC Washington’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Skins are interested in Ndamukong Suh if the Lions do not re-sign the former No. 2 overall pick. Suh is undoubtedly one of the biggest defensive forces in the league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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