Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Jake Locker (pictured above) will be the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback in the season opener against New England.
By Josh Kramer
Preseason NFL football has turned into “Quarterback Gossip Central.” Where is the media attention for the cornerback competitions? Or how about the many wide receiver battles? I guess it makes sense though. There is no position of more importance to a football team than the quarterback. Plus, there can only be one starter per team. Let’s go around the League and delve into a couple of the current “Quarterback Controversies.”
Recently, it was announced that Jake Locker will be the starter in Tennessee for opening night against the New England Patriots. Is anyone really surprised though? Sure, Matt Hasselbeck has been in the League since 1999, but Jake Locker was a first-round draft pick. When a quarterback is selected in the first-round, they are expected to start within two years of being drafted. It’s the way it is. Hasselbeck can still play, but he is far past his prime at the ripe age of 36. Plus, Locker is 24-years-old and oozing with talent. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Can Petra Kvitova (picturd above) rise to the top of Women's tennis by winning the Australian Open?
By Josh Kramer
After a “Monster Saturday” in College Hoops, NFL Championship Weekend, and the death of a legend, we head into what should be another great week in sports with heavy hearts. Also, do not forget about a pretty big time tennis tournament occurring in Australia that is still going on despite the absence of any American men in the draw. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. The biggest game in American sports is set. A rematch of Super Bowl XLII (42), pitting two of the biggest sports markets in the country (Boston and New York) against one another. And you all know what that means. Let the media blitz begin. Though many get sick and tired of all of the hoopla and overly done analysis regarding the ultimate game in football, at least it is still fresh and new today. All eyes will be on Indianapolis over the next two weeks. And no, people will not be watching Peyton Manning. We will be watching Eli in the house that Peyton built.. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of cleveland.com. Joe Bauserman (pictured above) and the Ohio State offensive attack proved to be extremely one dimensional yesterday. Can they straighten this issue out in time for a rugged Big Ten conference slate?
By Josh Kramer
All is right in the College Football world. Notre Dame finally won a game. On a Week 3 slate full of potential, many of the games failed to live up to the hype, while others exceeded expectations. We are starting to get an inkling of an idea of who is who in the College Football landscape this year. And I for one am very excited. Here are the highlights from the Week 3 games.
Test one has been passed
-America’s preseason number one is still undefeated as we get ready for Week 4. Many had the September 17th date circled on their calendars as the one where the Sooners would falter and once again prove that Bob Stoops and Co. were overhyped. Well, they took care of business in a hostile Tallahassee atmosphere and appear to be on their way to a possible National Title Game appearance. I know that I should slow my horses, but OU plays most of their major Big 12 tests at home, and we all know how the Sooners play at home, considering they are currently on a 37 game win streak at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
-Kenny Stills was a “Fabulous Freshman” last year. Now he is none other than a “Sensational Sophomore.” Continue reading
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Earlier today, legendary Maryland Terrapins Head Basketball Coach Gary Williams (pictured above) announced his retire. College Basketball, the ACC, and most of all Maryland will miss the coaching great.
Today College Basketball lost a great man. Fortunately I am not referring to a death, though I am still deeply saddened by today’s big announcement. A man who took over a program amid turmoil. A man who brought a program back to prominence. A man who was vastly overshadowed by fellow coaching legends within his own conference. A man who is one of the all time greats. A man who has never and probably will never ever get his due. Well today, I am going to give him his due. Continue reading