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Oklahoma becomes third No. 1 to lose in Iowa this year

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Beware, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- the state of Iowa is no place for frontrunners this year. With Iowa State's 82-77 win over No. 1 Oklahoma Monday night, the Hawkeye State has improbably seen three of its four Division I universities knock off the top team in college basketball this ...

Blackhawks Quenneville becomes NHL’s No. 2 wins leader

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A wise man once told me "NHL coach hirings and firings are like changing your pants. They're not news." To a degree, that is true. Hockey coaches are so recyclable that they would be endorsed by Captain Planet. So in that environment (see what I did there?) it is quite impressive ...

Major League Soccer needs to jump into St. Louis NFL void

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

One man's trash is another man's treasure -- just ask my couch. In fact, ask every couch I've ever owned. So while St. Louis may be junk to Missouri native Stan Kroenke, the National Football League and plenty of other human beings, there is one man that should be salivating at ...

LeBron’s marketing team drops free-falling Manziel

Friday, January 8th, 2016

At this point, one might wonder if a kitchen pot full of firecrackers placed at the foot of his bed would provide a sufficient wake-up call for Johnny Manziel. But if there's anyone capable of getting the wayward QB's crap together, LeBron James seems like a pretty good candidate. Johnny Football ...

Bengals are NFL’s biggest loser in Week 17

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Conventional wisdom dictates that no one in the NFL had a worse Sunday than the New York Jets, who merely needed a win in Buffalo to clinch a spot in the AFC playoffs. They were the only team facing a cut-and-dried "win and get in" scenario, and they blew it ...

Peyton Manning HGH charges shouldn’t be shocking

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Fandom is continuing its unbeaten streak as an incubator of willful naivete as acolytes of Peyton Manning find a report that links the quarterback to use of human growth hormone to somehow be inconceivable, either because he does or has played for their favorite team, or because he seems like ...

Carolina Panthers still have tough road to perfection

Monday, December 21st, 2015

After Carolina eked out a dramatic 38-35 win at New York on Sunday, the national media finally seems to be buying into the concept that the Panthers are good enough to run the table after spending the first half of the season speculating that the Patriots were the team with ...

Ole Miss DL Nkemdiche OK after falling from hotel window

Monday, December 14th, 2015

It seems like a story out of a movie -- in this case "Reefer Madness" -- but Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is recovering in an Atlanta hospital in stable after falling out of the second story of a hotel. How the No. 5 player on Mel Kiper's NFL Draft ...