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SEC football is Back: Texas A&M vs South Carolina Preview

What is undoubtedly the best game featured on Thursday night to start the college football season, #21 Texas A&M will match-up with conference opponent in the #9 South Carolina Gamecocks for the first time ever. Both teams come into this season missing to big name players with both Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney taking their talents to the NFL. Most fans are going to be … Continue reading SEC football is Back: Texas A&M vs South Carolina Preview

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New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is carried off the field by players Bernie Williams, left, and Roger Clemens, right, after clinching the World Series by beating the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series Firday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta ).  For Yankees 100 special.

“Clueless Joe” Finally Inducted Into The HOF

  By Mike Griffen When Joe Torre was given the reins to the New York Yankees in November of 1995 by, he was made aware that he had been one of the last choices for the job. He had been fired by the St. Louis Cardinals in June of that year and took the helm of the most successful franchise in sports with a managerial … Continue reading “Clueless Joe” Finally Inducted Into The HOF

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NML Sports Almanac: July 22

Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson II, 1963   After taking the World Heavyweight title from Floyd Patterson just ten months earlier, Sonny Liston successfully defended his title in a rematch against Patterson on this day in 1963. Patterson had won the World Heavyweight title in 1956 and held it until 1959 when he was defeated by Ingemar Johaensson (TKO 3.) A year later Patterson, known by … Continue reading NML Sports Almanac: July 22

Two Years To Simmer: The Fail Mary Rematch

By Mike Smith It was Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. Monday Night Football; Green Bay Packers vs.  Seattle Seahawks. Eight seconds remained on the clock, 4th and 10, Seattle ball on the Green Bay 24 yard-line. The Packers had endured the noise-amplifying confines of Seattle’s Century Link Field and its famed “12th Man” enough to take a 12-7 lead into the final play. … Continue reading Two Years To Simmer: The Fail Mary Rematch

Ten Players Who Could Surprise During The 2014 NFL Season

Every year there is a new crop of players who burst on to the scene and take the NFL world by storm. Last year that role was Mr. Josh Gordon. A former 2nd round Supplementary Draft pick of the Browns in 2012, the second year wide-out led the NFL with 1, 646 receiving yards. Two years ago it was Doug Martin. The 31st overall pick in … Continue reading Ten Players Who Could Surprise During The 2014 NFL Season

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Tommy John Turmoil

The most influential player in baseball this season isn’t even on any team’s active roster, but former Yankee pitcher Tommy John and the surgical procedure named after him have never been more relevant. As of June 3, 2014, 16 starting pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery, not including the countless number of players receiving treatment on the minor league level. While Tommy John is much more common … Continue reading Tommy John Turmoil

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Do The Vick and Johnson Signings Make The Jets A Contender?

On the surface, the New York Jets acquisition of Chris Johnson and Michael Vick this offseason make them appear to be serious contenders in the AFC East. On the surface. Sure if you were creating a team in Madden these two would be a terrific duo. Hell, you wouldn’t even have to pass. Drop back hit the edge, press the spin button five times and … Continue reading Do The Vick and Johnson Signings Make The Jets A Contender?