From the Bleachersby Cormac Eklof
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just a symptom of a larger problem
- Katherine Webb and the morbid depths of US sports 'journalism'
- Alabama to change their mantra ‘Roll Tide’ to ‘Part, Tide’.
- Guinness Book Of Records confirms: Seattle Seahawks have easily the most annoying fans
- Panthers unveil dominant new defensive play to win against the New England Patriots
Strange night in NCAA sports last night.
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The Christmas picks! Ho, ho, ho! Merry everything. Happy Christmas to all of you, the nice readers, the crazy readers, the angry readers, the psychotic readers, festive season greetings one and all! As usual, feel free to put your own picks in the comments section.
Digging deep into Santa’s sack on this one, ho, ho, ho! The Cowboys have won four of their last six since the big coaching change. They look like a decent NFL team all of a sudden. The Cardinals? But wait, the end of the NFL season draws close, what have this Dallas team to play for, on Christmas day, away from their families? Arizona will be playing for customers who paid to see them on Christmas day. That means something. Somehow, they find a way...
With the dust settling from the last ten days or so flurry of trades and signings, the Red Sox in particular look pretty much set in terms of batters. Just a couple of tweaks in the bullpen region and they will be ready to roll. As the Yankees run around like a headless chicken, looking to sign anyone or anything to make up for missing out on Lee, Werth, Gonzalez and Crawford, what better time than now to have a look at one potential Red Sox batting order.
1. Ellsbury CF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Crawford LF
4. Gonzalez 1B
5. Ortiz DH
6. Youkilis 3B
7. Drew RF
8. Saltalamacchia C
9. Scutaro SS
For the last week or so we have seen endless streams of copy coming from New York, Jets coach Rex Ryan in particular was his own endless supply of glib quotes. The basic theme was, this Patriots/Jets game was like Ron Bergundy, kind of a big deal. Meanwhile, all week long the Patriots kept their mouths shut. Last night they let their football do the talking.
The Patriots hammered the Jets 45-3 in a game that was not even that close.
The key moments came in the third quarter. The Jets opened the second half with a good drive that looked like it might get them back in the game. Instead, Patriots rookie Brandon Spikes pulled off a huge interception. Brady and the Pats them embarked on a 93 yard drive that effectively killed the game. The stunning 35 yard catch and run by another rookie, Aaron Hernandez was basically the final nail in the Jets proverbial coffin.