NFL May Change Replay Rule In Time For Playoffs

NFL ReplayIn a hotly contested game on national TV on Thanksgiving Day we saw a call and a review that left many sports fans angry and scratching their heads in frustration.

After all, Justin Forsett was clearly down.  Both his elbow and knee could be seen down the ground.  The ball should have been spotted at the Texan 25yard line, right?

The call was clearly wrong and Lions fans viewing the replay tape were celebrating in full expectation that the call on the field would be overturned. Continue Reading →

And The Butkus Award Goes To….

Butkus Awards 2012Dick  played linebacker for the Chicago Bears. He is widely regarded as one of the best and most durable linebackers of all time.

As a matter of fact, Dick  helped define to all of us just what a line backer should be. A tough SOB, not to be messed with lightly. He was 2 time All American at the University of Illinois and anchored the Chicago Bears defense from 1965 to 1973. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.  Butkas was one of the most feared and intimidating linebackers of his time and so, the award which carries his name is highly coveted by any linebacker playing college ball today.

Butkas himself has said, “When a player receives the  Award he will know two things. First, he is recognized as the best of the best linebackers in America. Second, and in the long run most important, he will understand that this recognition brings a responsibility to serve others by giving back.” Continue Reading →

Knuckle Ball Pitcher R.A. Dickey wins 2012 National League Cy Young Award

R.A. DickeyThe Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) has named right handed pitcher R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.  Dickey received 209 points, including 27 first place votes.  He joins Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985) as the only pitchers in Mets history to earn the NL Cy Young Award. He finished tied for second in the majors with 20 wins, led the NL in strikeouts (230) and was second in the NL in ERA (2.73). Dickey recorded 27 quality starts in 2012 to lead the majors and became the sixth 20-game winner in franchise history. Continue Reading →

Sam Gordon Superstar At 9

Sam GordonWhat famous American football player has 35 touchdowns this year and also 65 tackles?  Wait a minute, 35TDs & 65 tackles?  No one could really do that in one football season, right?  Well, don’t tell 9 year old Sam Gordon from Utah. Sam has 232 rushing attempts for 1,911 yards.  That is 8.2 yards per carry!  Did I mention that Sam is only 9 years old?  Oh yea, and by the way, she is a girl playing in an all boys tackle football league!

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation of  late with highlight footage of her games being shown on YouTube.  When I watched the film clip my first reaction was that it was funny, then it was cute but then, Holy Cow! look at this little girl run and run and run.  She is amazing.  She is wonderful and there has never been anything like her.  It seems strange to even be talking about a little girl playing in an all boys tackle football league, but there she is and she is a national sensation.  Up until now no gal has come along with Sam’s’ degree of physicality and fearless nature. Continue Reading →

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