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J.J. Watt takes the NFL, social media very seriously

The Texans defensive end has no time for Twitter. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is a very serious about working in the NFL. He lives in a spartan apartment, uses most of his day for training and spends a lot of his time alone because dating would just slow him down. That's a strange way to live for someone in his early-to-mid 20s. Show More Summary

College Football Odds and Sods: LSU is Tough, Michigan is Delusional

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LSU beat Ole Miss 10-7. Conventional wisdom, congealed in rankings, suggests it was an upset. #Narrative rambles on about Tiger Stadium at (...)

Sidney Crosby loves Penguins' new third jerseys, but hated those blue ones

Sidney Crosby loves the Penguins' new third jerseys, which is obvious because they are probably the best third jerseys in the league. But the ones they've worn in the past... yeah, Sid feels a little differently. Sidney Crosby is happy...Show More Summary

LeBron James Appears in 'First Home Game' Back in Akron in Sprite Ad

Basketball fans view Oct. 30 as the day that LeBron James will play in his first game since signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. However, he has already gotten his first home game back in Akron out of the way. James returns to Patterson Park in Akron, much to the delight of fans, to take in his first home game in a commercial for Sprite. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Helps Blindfolded James Harden Score in Commercial

Houston Rockets star James Harden needed some help to get past three defenders on the court while blindfolded. No worries: Former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant had his back in this BBVA commercial. Harden was in Madrid, Spain, and Durant was in Oklahoma City, but the distance didn't provide much of an obstacle. Show More Summary

MLS Cup Playoffs: A beginner's guide

Playoffs? We're talking about playoffs?! The MLS Cup Playoffs. What is MLS? Well, you didn't call it 'the MLS', which is a good start. Major League Soccer is a 19-year-old professional soccer league featuring teams from the United States and Canada. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard is holding out for a max deal, as he should

The San Antonio Spurs have a history of asking their star players to take less money. Kawhi Leonard is resisting their overtures. For now. The San Antonio Spurs have had star-laden rosters since before the phrase "superteam" was a part of the NBA lexicon. Show More Summary

This clip is why Rece Davis is so good…

It takes a special amount of broadcast talent to turn your partner’s on-air sneeze into a perfect segue. Kudos to you, Rece Davis… Now please, someone at ESPN rescue him from Mark May and Lou Holtz before it’s too late! (H/T Deadspin) The post This clip is why Rece Davis is so good… appeared first on Awful Announcing.

College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner: Mad Hatter's Magic Reigns

It’s easy to get lost in the splendors of Les Miles, nature’s gift to college football. He eats grass. He butchers the English language each and every week in spectacular fashion, creating enough words and phrases to fill an encyclopedia of malapropisms. Show More Summary

5 lessons from Ole Miss' loss to LSU in Baton Rouge

A single loss in the SEC West (especially in Baton Rouge) does not deter your national hopes much, but Ole Miss' 10-7 stumble in Death Valley means the Rebels have no margin for error heading into November. The transitive property had already been shot, buried, dug up, and buried again by South Carolina, Missouri, and Indiana earlier this season. Show More Summary

Good morning, maybe the Spurs can't have it all

That and much, much more in Monday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Thank you to Ricky O'Donnell for newslettering in myShow More Summary

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver: Is It the Right Call?

Last week, it was announced brash UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor will take on Russian/German kickboxer Dennis Siver in front of a pro-Irish crowd Jan. 18 in Boston. McGregor vs. Siver will be an emotionally charged contest,...Show More Summary

Rex Ryan Has Proven as a Quality Coach, but Time with Jets Has Run out

Few coaches in the NFL are more respected than Rex Ryan. So respected, in fact, that the Jets were afraid of letting him hit the open market last offseason, even after a third-consecutive playoff-less season. With nearly 30 years ofShow More Summary

Duke Midnight Madness Recap

The Blue Devils are back. And ready. The post Duke Midnight Madness Recap appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jets try a goofy fake play on kickoff return, and it turns out as you'd expect

In someone else's hands, the New York Jets' trick play on a kickoff return might work. Here's what they did: Just before the kickoff, receiver T.J. Graham lay down and hid in the end zone. His green jersey was supposed to blend in with the green paint in the end zone. Show More Summary

Falcons' Continued Failures Reflect on Head Coach and General Manager

Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Detroit Lions served as a microcosm of the Mike Smith-Thomas Dimitroff era for the Atlanta Falcons. Poor game management, a lack of mental toughness and a deteriorating roster have plagued the organization for years. As the Falcons entered this season last year was considered a fluke. Show More Summary

Michael Vick, Percy Harvin, Eric Decker's Post-Week 8 Fantasy Reaction

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was pulled from action Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after completing two of his eight passing attempts for five yards, three interceptions and a passer rating of 0.0. That dismal performance paved...Show More Summary

We Remember: 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan's NBA Debut

On Oct. 26, 1984, Chicago Bulls rookie Michael Jordan made his NBA debut against the Washington Bullets. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1984 draft didn't put up legendary numbers in his first game, but he did put up solid numbers in his debut. Show More Summary

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