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OSU’s Miller needs to hit send button

If you are Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, you need to make a decision. Now. Yes, you are a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year winner. Yes, you are no doubt hearing words of support–if not need–from Buckeye coach Urban Meyer. But let’s get real. Miller has not been part of the day…

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Don’t always trust the measurables

The late great George Young, former general manager of the New York Giants, loved what he called “the measurables” when it came to evaluating talent before the National Football League draft. Young also had other ideas on judging talent. When looking at potential linemen, he used the “Planet Theory of Evaluation–“”There are only so many…

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Anyone heard from Notre Dame?

Does Notre Dame still play football? Apparently in the eyes of the National Football League not very well. The NFL draft is two days and 99 players into the 3 day-production which will conclude on Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7. During the past two nights, we’ve heard and seen players from traditional powers such…

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American Pharoah gets Derby draw break

Bob Baffert had only one major issue before Wednesday’s post position draw for Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. “”I didn’t want to be stuck on the inside,” said Baffert, the trainer of the two (morning line) favorites, American Pharoah and Dortmund. In that regard, Baffert has no complaints. In fact, the racing gods…

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A Million Thanks

When I first started this website two and a half years ago, it was more of a whim than anything else. It was just a way to see what I could do and an outlet which allowed me to voice my opinion on a lot of issues. It was a Jersey guy speaking his mind.…

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UMass and AAC need each other

Ryan Bamford is officially at work as the new athletic director at the University of Massachusetts. Now he needs to unofficially start a full court press on the American Athletic Conference for membership. Joining the American is the only realistic way UMass football–which will play its final season in the Mid-American Conference next fall–can survive.…

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