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Early look at Houston Cougars 2014 Schedule

The Houston Cougars finished last season 8-5, and ended the season on a sour note with a loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores in the BBVA Compass bowl. While finishing with a respectable record and bowl game was a good thing for Houston, Head Coach Tony Levine hopes to build on that success last season and have a better record this season. But the American Conference looks to be tougher this season and that could hinder the Cougars season.

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The Cowboys are the Kardashians of the NFL

The Dallas Cowboys have slowly become more of a circus in the NFL than a team with a winning tradition. It seems when the Cowboys are mentioned on TV, it is because of some off the wall statement by Jerry Jones or from something not football related. Jerry Jones recently said the Cowboys are part of “the highest rated show on TV”. Um, Jerry, I didn’t think the NFL was a show, I thought it was a sport.

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WSU Quarterback Connor Halliday Was Really Good on 4th Downs in 2013

Washington State football fans were often infuriated by the erratic play of quarterback Connor Holliday during the 2013 season — which saw the Cougs go to their first bowl game in 10 years.  The fans seemed to complain about how his interceptions killed any momentum that the Cougar offense earned, especially in the red zone ones — five of his 22 interceptions came from inside the 20 yard line. But, what most WSU fans often don’t realize is that Halliday was amazaballs during the last five games of the season(including the bowl game), and that he was excellent during fourth down situations.

How good you ask? Well let’s take a look at his stat line:

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The Sports Blog Movement Grading Breakdown of Week One of the 2014 NFL Season ‏

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The 2014 NFL schedule was released Tuesday, and I had planned on doing a column about which games would be the best on the lineup.  But then I realized two things:  1)  Somebody on this site will probably already be doing that, and 2) That’s not going to be as ruthless as me bagging on some of the other things that were going on in the league.

Thankfully, I never had to do that research.  The reason for that is because week one in the NFL is just about as big of a joke as one can find anywhere.  So without further ado, let’s take a look at just how weak week one is actually going to be.    Continue reading

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Early Look at Texas Tech 2014 schedule

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a surprising run under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury last season. But this year they will be looking to build on what they did last season and improve. Most people didn’t have them making a bowl game last year and they made the Holiday Bowl.

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Early look at Baylor 2014 schedule

The Baylor Bears are coming off one of their most successful seasons in school history, they are the defending Big XII champions, and they played in their first BCS bowl. Needless to say expectations will be very high in 2014 from a fan base who is learning what it is like to have a winning program. But I think the bigger expectations will be from head coach Art Briles because this team looks to have reloaded and wants to prove last year was not a fluke.

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Obscure Spotlight: Vincent Brisby

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brisby Vincent “Ultimate” Brisby was one of the pre-eminent figures of the Patriots teams I grew up watching, which threw the ball around the sandlot before all the cool kids were doing it. These Parcells-led, Bledsoe-quarterbacked teams, however, were always in the hunt for greatness but never broke through to win it all.

Parcells’ first draft at the helm of New England was in 1993, and he picked Bledsoe with the first overall selection. The Pats had three second-rounders, and with the 56th pick, the last of the second round, they went with Brisby. A Houston native, Vincent went to UL-Monroe (then known as Northeast Louisiana), where he stood out, though the school was small and relatively unsuccessful.

Brisby’s best seasons came in 1994-95, his second and third seasons in the league, respectively. In 1995 he started all 16 games for the Patriots, catching 66 passes for 974 yards, along with…

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Early Look at Texas A&M 2014 schedule

The Texas A&M Aggies will go into the 2014 season with high hopes and high expectations after two full seasons in the Southeastern Conference and some success. But the Aggies are going to have to take on this coming season without, probably the best and most polarizing player to ever wear a Texas A&M uniform.

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The 2014 NFL Offseason Has Proved That Free Agency Hyperactivity Is At An All Time High, and Two May Soon Be The New Three…

Former Giants Defensive end Justin Tuck looks forward to another explosive sub-.500 season

Former Giants Defensive end Justin Tuck looks forward to another explosive sub-.500 season in a different jersey

Now that NFL free agency has kind of slowed down, we’ve really had the opportunity to sit back and let it soak in. We’ve seen franchise guys move around, and with every passing year it seems to surprise us less. As very well that it should, because free agency is crazy these days.

As you very well may know, I am a diehard New York Giants fan. The Giants had their most active offseason in recent history where they made some decent acquisitions, even garnering a B+ rating from their beat writer on NFL.com. They have brought back WR Mario Manningham, signed corner Walter Thurmond from the Seattle Seahawks and acquired a big name in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to help him try and repair that less than impenetrable New York Giants secondary amongst several other players. For the first time in as long as I remember, they really impressed me by going out of their way to make bold moves.

But as Dubsism would say…Here’s the $64,000 question: Did the Giants finally decide to make moves based on the way that they are going to run their own franchise for the next ten years; or did they make moves based on the way that they rest of the league seems to be losing their patience with players who do not perform? I personally think this is a case of monkey-see, monkey-do. The New York Giants will never be trendsetters; the franchise is just simply too old and doesn’t have what it takes to stick their neck out and lead the way due to their football-oriented conservative fanbase and ownership. So I believe that they have finally just caught up with the rest of the league, but in their defense the rest of this league has moved really fast. Just think about what’s happened this offseason already… Continue reading

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Early Look at Texas Longhorns 2014 Schedule

The Texas Longhorns are going into 2014 with some big changes and a new coaching staff. But one thing remains consistent on the 40 Acres, there will be big expectations and a demand to win often and early from the fan base. While the Longhorns said goodbye to Mack Brown at the end of last season, it was a change which needed to be made and there is still the expectation to win because the team had not fallen into the gutter.

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