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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 ...

Matt Cassel becomes first Cowboys backup to win in 5 years

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Some sports records will never be broken. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. And until Monday night, it started to look like Stephen McGee's mark as "Last Dallas Cowboy quarterback not named Tony Romo to win a game" might move closer to joining that list. Alas, McGee's spot ...

The Cleveland Browns finally hit rock bottom

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Cleveland Browns are world-class spelunkers, perpetually finding their way to new lows. No playoff wins since New Years Day 1995? Ain't no thang. Not even the most incompetent thing the Browns have pulled off. Hell, there's a full THREE teams that have gone longer without a playoff win, and none ...

Did Josh McDaniels cost the Patriots a Super Bowl Sunday night?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Josh McDaniels is one of those guys who likes to show everyone how smart he is. It's a trait that ultimately cost him a head coaching gig in Denver -- his insistence parlayed Jay Cutler into Kyle Orton into Tim Tebow and three lost draft picks -- and on Sunday ...

Chip Kelly the lone reasonable post-Miles plan for LSU

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Lil' Jon has a song called "Get Outta Your Mind," and if I didn't know better I would assume it is the favorite tune of members of the LSU Board of Supervisors who are intent on making this Les Miles' final year in Baton Rouge despite the fact it will ...

Arrieta’s Cy Young seals his deal as Cubs greatest heist

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

For generations, the Chicago Cubs have been haunted by one particular trade that has been used to highlight the franchise's overall ineptitude: the 1964 trade deadline deal that sent outfielder Lou Brock to the Cardinals for pitcher Ernie Broglio. In two-and-a half years as a Cub, Broglio went 7-19 with a ...