LeBron James and Kyrie Irving follow Derrick Rose’s lead, wear “I Can’t Breathe” shirts before Cavs-Nets game

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Society grappling with Police brutality. Athletes as people…

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On Saturday night, Derrick Rose took the floor for pregame warm-ups wearing a shirt that read, “I Can’t Breathe.” The statement made waves around the league, a show of solidarity for the late Eric Garner, who was choked to death by a New York City police officer recently.

The following day, LeBron James praised Rose’s shirt and hinted that he would wear one before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets. Indeed, he followed through on that promise:

James wasn’t the only Cavs star who wore the shirt. He was joined by point guard Kyrie Irving:

Nets players Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack and Alan Anderson also wore…

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LeBron James meets Royal Family, gives them custom Cavs jersey (PHOTO)

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A meeting of kings…kinda

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

The Royal Family was in New York on Monday and attended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-88 win over the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. After the game, LeBron James met with Prince William and Kate Middleton and presented them with gifts, including a customized Cavs jersey for their unborn child.

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CFB Playoffs: Simple as 1,2,3,4 – ‘Bama vs Ohio State, Oregon vs FSU

8 Dec

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The College Football Committee has restored my faith in fair and intelligent analysis of college football. Also it sets up great story lines for the 1st College Football Playoffs.

#1 Alabama vs #4 Ohio State-Rematch between 2 old coaching rivals Urban Meyer of Ohio State again matching wits with Nick Saban of Alabama. #2 Oregon vs #4 Florida State – Showdown between the best QBs in College Football the last 2 years. Last years Heisman winner Jameis Winston and this years favorite Oregon;s Marcus Mariota.

Looking ahead it has the potential to create a final game between the best 2 teams in College football for the last 3 years Alabama and Florida State for the National championship.

Let the fun begin!

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College Football Playoff, How The Committee Screwed Things Up

7 Dec


The College Playoff. An eclectic group of Athletic directors, coaches, and even a former US cabinet member. A 4 team playoff series. Everything would be in place for a fair, unbiased, transparent process to choose a National champion for Div 1 College Football. Instead we have a ranking system set up with no documented rule on picking the teams.

A new term called ‘game management’ and the ‘eye test’ have become the standard for picking the top 4 teams to play in the 1st College Football Playoffs, It seems like that, creating regional match ups in the 1st round, and a huge anti FSU and OSU bias were the main way the committee picked the teams in the last poll.

How else can you explain an UNDEFEATED, defending National champion dropping a spot, and another team jumping 3 Spots in the rankings.

The Big 12 conference even changed their criteria for picking a champion to help the committee justify moving TCU to the 3 spot jumping 12-0 FSU, and 11-1 Baylor who BEAT them in the regular season. Shame on this committee and NCAA for creating a selection process that lost it’s transparency, and sensibility

A shocker in Athens: Ga Tech beats UGA 30-24 in OT

29 Nov

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A shocker in Athens: Ga Tech beats UGA 30-24 in OT. GA Tech has shook up the CFB world with a big road win against their arch rivals. The Jackets intercept a Hudson Mason pass in the end zone to win the 2nd consecutive OT game played between the two teams. It is GA Tech not Georgia who will go on to play for their their Conference championship. A win against FSU in that game definitely puts them in the hunt for a CFB Playoff bid. Who would have thought it would be the Yellow Jackets that would have the best chance to compete for the national title in 2014.

Now the stubborn patience of Tech coach Paul Johnson has paid off. At the helm of a team that drew less than a 1000 people to it’s kickoff scrimmage, he now has his team running like the tech school they represent. Just like an engineering marvel.

UGA vs GT: More of the Same: It goes to OT 24-24 at end of regulation

29 Nov

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Tech scores first to lead 30-24 in OT, but UGA blocks extra point. What a game!

Les Miles sidesteps questions regarding his interest in the Michigan job

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Miles may be gone this time. It’s the perfect time to leave. LSU and take his dream job.at Michigan. Time to go turn around the struggling Wolverines.

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

LSU head coach Les Miles was asked about the impending opening at Michigan and his prospective interest in the job should it come open at his weekly availability on Monday, and he didn’t exactly shoot the speculation down with a high-caliber rifle.

“I have given little or no thought to any other jobs, and I am so comfortable with my team and doing what I’m doing,” Miles said, via MLive.com. “I do not read the paper. I certainly respect and love Michigan and wish them the very best.”

Miles played under Bo Schembechler in the 1970’s, and served as offensive line coach under Schembechler and his replacement Gary Moeller from 1987-94. He has turned down the Wolverines before, though, declining an offer following the 2007 job as LSU was in the midst of a national championship march. That job, of course, went to Rich Rodriguez, sending Michigan into…

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Nebraska special teams comes up with big play for first half cushion

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Nebraska trying hard to regain some diginity

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

Nebraska football players may be struggling to stay on the field, but the Huskers are looking to bounce back after a bad loss at Wisconsin to remain in the Big Ten west title hunt. Minnesota is also looking to rebound off a loss to Ohio State, and the Gophers have done well in slowing down the Nebraska running game. But the Huskers own the 21-7 lead at the half, and they have the special teams to thank for padding the lead.

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah has not had much of an impact on the game so far, looking to be playing at under 100 percent. He did, however, open the scoring with a short touchdown run to finish off a quick five-play, 84-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter. Minnesota responded later in the first quarter when Mitch Leidner picked up a short touchdown run from one yard out…

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UGA vs GA Tech Who Benefits More with A Win? ‘Dawgs or Jackets?

22 Nov

GT vs UGAAlthough the Mizzou win over Arkansas eliminates UGA from playoff contention or a Jan 1st Bowl , Bulldogs vs Yellow Jackets will be must see TV in College football today. The Jackets are relevant Nationally for the first time since their ’09 Orange Bowl appearance. And if they can win big over the Bulldogs today, then beat FSU in the ACC championship, GT could slip into the CFB Playoffs. Looks like ESPN knew GT had a chance. Check out the Wramblin’ Wreck in the commercial teaser.

Who do YOU think will win?

GA Tech CFB Playoff Screen

LeBron finishes alley-oop, gets an offensive rebound and put-back on ensuing possession (VIDEO)

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Lebron. Enough said

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

LeBron James is pretty good at the whole basketball thing.

After getting way up to guide an alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving in for two points, James is in the right place at the right time on the ensuing possession, and cleans up an Irving airball for another bucket, while three Washington defenders simply stood and watched.

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