Sunday, September 14, 2014

How Many Of You Had JJ Watt At Receiver In Fantasy...???

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The answer is: NONE OF YOU!!!

But this happened in the Texans-Raiders game...


Do what you need to succeed...

That is all...

Bill O'Brien will never tell us on what exact page that play is on, but it worked...

OSG High: 4 Kansas HS FB Players Accused Of Kidnapping, Sex Crimes

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Goddard High in Kansas had a high school football game Friday night, but the talk wasn't a whole lot about the game on the field.

It appears that four players on the Goddard football team are suspected in the alleged kidnapping and associated sex crimes of a teenage girl earlier this summer. They were arrested and booked into a local Juvenile Detention Facility later last week on two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, plus one misdemeanor count of criminal restraint.

Goddard was missing some starters in their game this week with Clearwater, and fans and parents were connecting their dots.

Here's the lead story out of Wichita
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The four suspects have not been formally charged. Those will, probably, be presented to the district attorney's office Monday.

NFL's Worst Week Ever: ESPN's Cris Carter With Powerful Statement

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Bravo to ESPN this Sunday morning. In the midst of the worst PR week in the history of the NFL, the 4-Letter showed and allowed their bevy of former players and analysts the opportunity to speak from the heart about the issues of the week.

And some of them made incredibly strong and powerful statements.

None more so than former Minnesota Vikings receiver and current NFL analyst Cris Carter who spoke about his upbringing and why hitting a child is wrong.

Carter spoke eloquently about the Adrian Peterson issue,  how times have changed and while most of us of a certain age were struck with a variety of things while children, the fact that it happened doesn't necessarily make it right.

He also spoke out about Ray Rice and the discipline issues that the NFL is failing to control.




NFL's Worst Week Ever: Finally The Panthers Deactivate Greg Hardy

In midst of perhaps the worst PR week in NFL history, one more event transpired on Sunday.

After catching flak from all sides, the Carolina Panthers deactivated star Defensive End Greg Hardy for their game against the Detroit Lions.

We and multiple other blogs and outlets have questioned why Hardy was still playing despite his conviction for domestic violence against his then girlfriend. Particularly in light of this past weeks situation with former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice.

Yet the Panthers took the spin "Let the legal system run its course".

Huh?

Yes, Hardy is appealing his conviction, but that never changed the fact HE WAS CONVICTED. And yes, his appeal will be heard by a jury instead of him pleading out to a judge.

But it changes nothing.

It's been a horrible week for the league between Rice, the Adrian Peterson situation and now this. Yet the Panthers never saw anything wrong with their decision.

To their credit, the Vikings upon receiving word of Peterson's indictment, deactivated him. Which was the proper response. That should have been a hint to the Panthers.

If Hardy wins his appeal, then yeah, sure, let him play. But until then, in light of unfolding events, how can you keep someone convicted of domestic violence on your roster.

That last sentence alone explains why the NFL is in the predicament it currently is.

Manager Gets To Call In Son For Relief

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This is just really a cool moment more than anything else...

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was getting his hat handed to him last night in the game against the Dodgers. Tim Hudson started and got shelled- giving up 6 in an inning-plus. Tim Lincecum came in for a relief appearance and got shelled- giving up five runs in three innings. Mike Kickham came in for a relief appearance after that and got shelled- giving up four in an ining and two-thirds.

It was 15-0 before anyone could really get settled and Dodgers starter Zack Greinke even hit a home run to help his own cause.

So, the game was out of control. As a manager, what do you do...???

Call your son, Brett, out of the bullpen for the bottom of the sixth...


Brett was understandably shaky giving up 2 runs in an inning and a third, but, hey...

How many dads get to do that...???

CFB: Florida Survives Kentucky in 3 OT's

It's the longest winning streak by one team over another in any conference in any sport. The University of Florida had beaten the University of Kentucky 27 straight times going into Saturday nights game in Gainesville.

It's now...barely 28.

The Gators held on to beat the Wildcats 36-30 in 3 overtimes Saturday night in a game they were favored in by 18 points.

Jeff Driskel threw for 295 yards and 3 TD's, most of the passes going to Demarcus Robinson who had 15 catches for 215 yards and 2 TD's.

For their part, Kentucky's Patrick Towles threw for 369 yards and 3 TD's.

We don't know if we'd call this a "Great" SEC game, but it certainly was tense and had quite the finish.

Your highlights from ESPN.com:

CFB: S.Carolina Beats Georgia By Inches

This was a pretty good game. Georgia vs. South Carolina in Columbia a place where the strange often happens and Saturday's game was no exception.

After a 1hr 15min delay because of storms in the area, both teams came out swinging and never stopped.

The Gamecocks rode 3 TD passes by Quarterback Dylan Thompson and 93 yards on the ground by Brandon Wilds and held on for a 38-35 win over the Bulldogs.

The game, which featured 850yds of offense went back and forth and ultimately came down to two plays.

One: Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan, who earlier in the game hit his 19th straight field goal to break an SEC record, proceeded to miss a relative chip shot late in the 4th quarter. Although Georgia had a golden opportunity to win outright when Damian Swann intercepted Thompson and returned the ball down to the 4 yard line.

But UGA Quarterback Huston Mason was called for grounding and two plays later, Morgan was forced to try the Field Goal.

Two: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier decided to go for it on 4th and inches, with the ball at midfield and just under two minutes left in the game. Thompson converted, but based on the spot of the ball and measurement, if he did, it was by millimeters.

The Gamecocks ran out the clock and celebrated. But what is cracking us up is the reaction of the Georgia fans who are screaming "Fire Mark Richt, fire Mike Bobo, we suck".  Remember, just two weeks ago before beating Clemson, you had no idea whether your team would be great or not. Stop whining!

Anyway...here's the highlights from CBSSports: