Articles By Rich Mcvey

Path: /mlb/2012-major-league-baseball-power-rankings-may-14
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our  Power Rankings for May 14, 2012.

 

  1. Rangers—Firing on all cylinders once again.

 2. Dodgers—Team’s worst fear: Matt Kemp leaves game injured.

 3. Braves—Pitching was expected, but offense has been surprising.

 4. Rays—10 of next 13 games vs. Blue Jays and Red Sox.

5. Orioles—At some point we have to start taking the O’s seriously.

 6. Nationals—Tough loss at Cincinnati on Sunday allowing Reds to come back.

 7. Yankees—David Robertson, Rafael Soriano splitting the closer’s job.

 8. Cardinals—Go outside Central and get swept by Braves.

 9. Reds—Making a charge behind former MVP Joey Votto.

10. Tigers—Can’t slump with Justin Verlander on the hill.

11. Blue Jays—Would be leading the AL Central, 2nd in West, but 4th in East.

12. Marlins—Walkoff granny by Giancarlo Stanton caps great week.

13. Indians—Derek Lowe is 5-1, 2.47 ERA; rest of starters: 8-11, 4.92.

14. Mets—David Wright still mashing at .400 clip.

15. Phillies—Hitters are 5th in NL in average, pitchers are 9th in ERA.

16. Giants—Six of Buster Posey’s last 15 starts have been at first base.

17. Diamondbacks—7-12 at home this season; 51-30 in 2011.

18. A’s—Bullpen ERA a run better than rotation’s.

19. Brewers—Starters are 2-2 with 2.51 ERA in May.

20. Angels—Lost two of three in key series at Texas.

21. Mariners—No. 1 and 2 hitters have combined to hit .221.

22. Red Sox—Improved April ERA of 5.54 to 4.38 so far in May.

23. Pirates—Andrew McCutchen hitting .448 in May, rest of team .190.

24. White Sox—No. 2 hitters are slugging .199.

25. Astros—Opponents are batting .207 over last seven days.

26. Rockies—Pitchers have a 6.19 ERA in May.

27. Royals—Batting average down, ERA up, but better record in May.

28. Cubs—One home run from Cubs outfielders this season.

29. Padres—Batting average improved from.215 in April to .234 in May.

30. Twins—Batting .184, slugging .272 this month.

 

Teaser:
<p> Athlon's weekly look at baseball's best and worst teams.</p>
Post date: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:44
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/minnesota-twins-season-summed-one-gif
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Man, the Minnesota Twins have taken sucking to a whole new level. In the fourth inning of yesterday's game the Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-out pop-up and, well, this happened. 

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Post date: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:44
All taxonomy terms: College Football, jokes, Wisconsin Badgers
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-wisconsin-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Wisconsin's biggest rivals.

 

• What does a Minnesota fan do when the Gophers win the BCS championship?

He turns off the PlayStation.

 

• What do medical marijuana and Iowa football have in common?

They both get smoked in bowls.

 

• What's the difference between a litter of puppies and Ohio State fans?

Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.

 

• Did you hear that Minnesota's football team doesn't have a website?

The Gophers can't string three "Ws" together.

 

• Where was O.J. headed in the white Bronco?
Indiana. He knew that the police would never look there for a Heisman Trophy winner.

 

• Did you hear what happened to the Iowa fan when he found out that 90% of all car accidents occur within five miles of home?

He moved.

 

• What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of an Iowa fan?
A tattoo.

 

• The Foo Fighters are playing at TCF Bank Stadium this fall. They're 10-point favorites.

 

• You know you’re from Iowa if: Someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle.

 

• Things you will never hear a Minnesota fan say: I have reviewed your application.

Related Wisconsin Content



Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 01:48
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-michigan-state-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Michigan State's biggest rivals.

 

• What's the difference between a litter of puppies and Michigan fans? Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.

 

• Did you hear about the new honor system at Michigan? Yes, your Honor. No, your Honor.

 

• How many Michigan freshmen does it take to change a light bulb? None. That’s a sophomore course.

 

• How does a Minnesota fan count to 10? 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4…..

 

• How many Michigan fans does it take to change a flat tire? Just one . . . unless it’s a blowout, then they all show up!

 

• What do Michigan fans use for birth control? Their personalities.

 

• What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of a Nebraska fan? A tattoo.

 

• What do you call 20 Michigan fans skydiving from an airplane? Skeet.

 

• Things you will never hear a Michigan fan say: I just couldn’t find a thing at Walmart today.

Related Michigan State Content


Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 01:41
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-notre-dame-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Notre Dame's biggest rivals.

• What happens when Lane Kiffin takes Viagra? He gets taller.

 

• How many USC football players does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he gets four academic credits for it.

 

• What's the difference between a litter of puppies and USC fans? Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.

 

• What does the average USC football player get on his SAT? Drool.

 

• What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of a Michigan State fan? A tattoo.

 

• Did you hear about the new honor system at USC? Yes, your Honor. No, your Honor.

 

• What do USC fans use for birth control? Their personalities.

 

• What do you call 20 USC fans skydiving from an airplane? Skeet.

 

• Things you will never hear a Michigan State fan say: I have reviewed your application.

 

• Things you will never hear a Michigan fan say: I just couldn’t find a thing at Walmart today.

Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 03:29
All taxonomy terms: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Overtime
Path: /overtime/dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-bikini-shoot-seems-have-gone-well
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We love the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. And we really love it when they put on bikinis and go to some exotic land and take pictures for their 2013 Swimsuit Calendar. The best part is that in the past week they've shared tons of behind-the-scene shots of their escapades in Mexico on and . To save you the time of looking at the less bikini-clad shots, we rounded up our favorite shots from their fun in the sun. If this is any indication, the calendar is going to be amazing.

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Post date: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 22:46
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/global-comparison-sports-leagues-and-their-dominant-teams
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This is a cool visual that gives some historical comparisons of sports leagues around the world and each league's dominant teams. It's amazing to see how the Yankees have dominated MLB, and the Montreal Canadiens have dominated the NHL over the years. And let's not forget that the Bayern Munich appear to be unstoppable in the German Bundesliga...whatever the heck that is.  

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Source: Reddit

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Post date: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 10:37
All taxonomy terms: College Football, TCU Horned Frogs
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-tcu-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about TCU's biggest rivals.

 

• What does a SMU fan do when the Mustangs win the BCS championship? He turns off the PlayStation.

 

• How many Baylor fans does it take to change a flat tire? Just one . . . unless it’s a blowout, then they all show up!

 

• Where was O.J. headed in the white Bronco? Texas Tech. He knew that the police would never look there for a Heisman Trophy winner.

 

• What's the difference between a litter of puppies and Texas fans? Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.

 

• Why don’t Texas Tech fans eat barbecue beans? Because they keep falling through the holes in the grill.

 

• What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of a Baylor fan? A tattoo.

 

• Did you hear what happened to the Texas fan when he found out that 90% of all car accidents occur within five miles of home? He moved. 

 

• Did you hear that Texas Tech's football team doesn't have a website? The Red Raiders can't string three "Ws" together.

 

• Things you will never hear a Baylor fan say: I have reviewed your application.

 

• You know you’re from Lubbock if... Someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle.

Related TCU Content


Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 01:13
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-louisville-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about the Louisville Cardinals' biggest rivals.

 

• How many Kentucky football players does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he gets four academic credits for it.

 

• The Foo Fighters are playing at Commonwealth Stadium this fall. They're 10-point favorites.

 

• What does the average Kentucky football player get on his SAT? Drool.

 

• What does a Kentucky fan do when the Wildcats win the BCS championship? He turns off the PlayStation.

 

• A man in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and asks, "Wanna hear a Kentucky joke?" The guy next to him replies, "Look, fella, I'm six feet tall, 200 pounds, and I'm a Kentucky grad. The guy next to me is 6-2, 225, and he's a Kentucky grad. The big dude next to him is 6-5, weighs 250, and he's a Kentucky grad. You still wanna tell that joke?" The first man replies: "Not if I'm gonna have to explain it three times."

 

• What do you call a Wildcat in a BCS bowl game? A referee.

 

• How does a Kentucky fan count to 10? 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4…

 

• What do Kentucky fans use for birth control? Their personalities.

 

• How do you get a Kentucky graduate off your front porch? You pay for the pizza.

 

• What do you call 20 Kentucky fans skydiving from an airplane?
Skeet.

Related Louisville Content

Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 01:57
All taxonomy terms: NFL, News
Path: /nfl/football-great-junior-seau-dead-43
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There’s a good chance that Junior Seau will one day be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, possibly as early as 2014. Sadly, should the former linebacker receive this illustrious honor, he won’t be there to accept it in person.

Seau, who played 20 seasons in the NFL, was found dead earlier today at his Oceanside home in southern California. He was 43.

While the cause of his death has not been confirmed, reports say that police responded to a shooting at Seau’s southern California home this morning. When they arrived, they found Seau with a gunshot wound to his chest and a handgun lying nearby. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

Seau, who was born in San Diego, played for USC in college where he was an unanimous All-American his junior year. He was drafted by his hometown Chargers with the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft and went on to play 13 seasons for them before moving on to Miami for three seasons.

While in San Diego, Seau was invited to 12 consecutive Pro Bowls from 1991-2002 and also was named a first-team All-Pro six times during that same span. He helped the Chargers get to the Super Bowl in 1995, where they lost to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX. It was during that 1994 season that Seau was also named the recipient of the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

The Chargers traded Seau to the Dolphins in April 2003 and he spent three injury-plagued seasons in Miami. The Dolphins released Seau in March 2006, and he announced his retirement in August after signing a one-day contract with the Chargers.

He had a change of heart, however, signing with New England just four days later. Seau stayed with the Patriots for four seasons, including the 2007 season that saw the team came up one game short of a history-making undefeated season as the Patriots fell to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

The only thing really missing from Seau’s resume is that elusive Super Bowl ring, which he had two chances to get. Otherwise, anyone who watched the charismatic, hard-hitting linebacker play, especially during his prime, knows that he was happiest when he was on the field.

Tragically, that did not appear to be the case off the field. In 2010, Seau was involved in a single-car accident where he survived a 30-foot plunge in his SUV off of a cliff in Carlsbad. Adding to the mystery and intrigue of that incident was the fact that he had been arrested just hours earlier on suspicion of assaulting his 25-year-old girlfriend at his home. He was not charged in the incident.

Seau is just the latest in an increasing number of former NFL players to die at a young age. While more information and revelations related to his tragic passing will certainly come to light in the near future, this day and the circumstances surrounding it will almost certainly come up again should Seau get an invitation to join the other greats in Canton. It’s truly a shame that he won’t be around to enjoy it.

Teaser:
<p> Remembering one of the greats</p>
Post date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 16:46
All taxonomy terms: Clint Bowyer, NASCAR
Path: /nascar/clint-bowyer-wear-paul-bear-bryant-helmet-talladega
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NASCAR driver will be playing to the crowd this weekend as he rolls into Talladega. Bowyer tweeted a picture of his custom helmet, which pays homage to the Alabama Crimson Tide and their legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. The helmet will match his No. 15 Toyota, which will also be decked out in the crimson colors. According to Bowyer, the helmet is "Pretty Bitchin!" We have to agree.

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Post date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:36
All taxonomy terms: Boise State Broncos, College Football
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-boise-state-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Boise State's biggest rivals.

• What does the average Vandals football player get on his SAT? Drool.

 

• How many Nevada freshmen does it take to change a light bulb None. That’s a sophomore course.

 

• A man in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and asks, "Wanna hear a University of Idaho joke?" The guy next to him replies, "Look, fella, I'm six feet tall, 200 pounds, and I'm an Idaho grad. The guy next to me is 6-2, 225, and he's an Idaho grad. The big dude next to him is 6-5, weighs 250, and he's an Idaho grad. You still wanna tell that joke?" The first man replies: "Not if I'm gonna have to explain it three times."

 

• How many Vandals fans does it take to change a flat tire? Just one . . . unless it’s a blowout, then they all show up!

 

• Did you hear what happened to the Idaho State fan when he found out that 90% of all car accidents occur within five miles of home? He moved.

 

• Why is Idaho replacing the turf at the Kibbie Dome with cardboard? The Vandals always look better on paper.

 

• Things you will never hear a Vandals fan say: I have reviewed your application.

 

• Why don’t Idaho State fans eat barbecue beans? Because they keep falling through the holes in the grill.

 

• Things you will never hear an Vandals fan say: I just couldn’t find a thing at Walmart today.

 

• What's the difference between an Idaho football player and a dollar? You can get four quarters out of a dollar.

 

Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 03:48
Path: /college-football/jokes-about-washington-rivals
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Washington Huskies' biggest rivals.

 

• The Foo Fighters are playing Martin Stadium this fall. They're 10-point favorites.

 

• How many Wazzu football players does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he gets four academic credits for it.

 

• What's the difference between a litter of puppies and Oregon fans? Eventually puppies grow up and stop whining.

 

• What do you get when you cross Washington State with a groundhog? Six more weeks of bad football.

 

• What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of a Washington State fan? A Tattoo.

 

• What happens when Lane Kiffin takes Viagra? He gets taller.

 

• What do you call 20 Wazzu fans skydiving from an airplane?
Skeet.

 

• Did you hear that Washington State’s football team doesn't have a website? The Cougars can't string three "Ws" together.

 

• How does a Wazzu fan count to 10? 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4…

 

• Why do Oregon football players like smart women? Opposites attract.

 

Related Washington Content


 

Teaser:
<p> Because sometimes it's good to make fun of the other team</p>
Post date: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:00
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/penis-sign-pops-suns-post-game-show
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You've got to love crazy sports fans with colorful poster boards, fat magic markers and no fear of public humiliation. Apparently there are a few in Phoenix, who gathered for the Suns post-game show to display their love for their team and Steve Nash, who may have played his final game as a member of the Suns. Fans made signs that included "Go Suns," "Let's Get Nashty" and a giant penis drawing. Well done, Phoenix. Well done. Video is below.

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Post date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 21:48
All taxonomy terms: MLB, Overtime
Path: /mlb/2012-beer-prices-mlb-ballparks-infographic
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If you want to grab a beer at a ballpark you better bring your wallet, especially if you're heading to Boston. Fenway Park has the highest coster per ounce of sudsy brew and a 12 oz plastic cup will set you back $7.25. By comparison, Chase Field—home of the D-Backs— charges $4. Look below to see the rundown of every MLB team across the country. Cheers!

Teaser:
<p> Better bring your wallet if you're going to Boston</p>
Post date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 14:11
Path: /mlb/baseballs-players-week-hamilton-freeman
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Each week Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players in the American and National leagues, and recaps the most outstanding pitching performances. Here are last week's—April 16-22—standouts.

AL Player of the Week

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

The Rangers’ bats have been lively this season, to say the least, and Hamilton is leading the charge. Last week he hit .462 with a 1.324 OPS. He had three home runs, 11 RBIs and scored five times.

 

AL Pitcher of the Week

Phil Humber, Chicago White Sox

As if a perfect game weren’t enough, Humber put together two good starts last week, with an 0.63 ERA and WHIP. He pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history, and now has one complete game in his career. In fact, that was the first time he had ever pitched into the ninth inning.

 

NL Player of the Week

Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are hot. With Michael Bourn getting on base and running, Freeman is enjoying hitting with runners in scoring position. Last week, Freeman drove home 14 runs with his .478 average. He hit three homers and five doubles.

 

NL Pitcher of the Week

Cory Luebke, San Diego Padres

Luebke has been one bright spot for the Padres this season. He won both starts last week, tossing 15 innings and allowing just eight hits and three walks. He struck out nine and posted an ERA of 0.60.

Teaser:
<p> Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players.</p>
Post date: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 16:23
All taxonomy terms: College Football, Overtime
Path: /college-football/college-football-fields-gets-social
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The newest trend on college football fields is the use of Twitter hashtags. Three teams have added hashtags to their field in recent times. The newest is the University of Arkansas, who joins Michigan and Mississippi State. Check them out below. (It's hard to believe universities would be so self-serving. By the way, follow us .)

The University of Arkansas just added #GOHOGS to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in time for their spring game.

 

Mississippi State painted #HAILSTATE in an end zone during a game against Mississippi last fall.

 

Michigan painted the hashtag #GOBLUE in two places on the field for its annual spring football scrimmage.

Teaser:
<p> Arkansas, Michigan and Mississippi State add field hashtags</p>
Post date: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 07:02
All taxonomy terms: Dallas Cowboys, NFL, News
Path: /nfl/2012-dallas-cowboys-schedule
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The 2012 NFL schedule for the Dallas Cowboys has been released. Here's a weekly look that includes dates, times and television information.

Week 1—Sept. 5: @ New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

Week 2—Sept. 16: @ Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 3—Sept. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 4—Oct. 1: Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Week 5—Oct. 7: BYE WEEK

Week 6—Oct. 14: @ Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 7—Oct. 21: @ Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 8—Oct. 28: New York Giants, 4:15 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 9—Nov. 4: @ Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Week 10—Nov. 11: @ Philadelphia Eagles, 4:15 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 11—Nov. 18: Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 12—Nov. 22: Washington Redskins, 4:15 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 13—Dec. 2: Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Week 14—Dec. 9: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 15—Dec. 16: Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:15 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 16—Dec. 23: New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Week 17—Dec. 30: @ Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Teaser:
<p> The 2012 NFL schedule for the Dallas Cowboys.</p>
Post date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:05
All taxonomy terms: Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, News
Path: /nfl/philadelphia-eagles-2012-schedule
Body:

The 2012 NFL schedule for the Philadelphia Eagles has been released. Here's a weekly look that includes dates, times and television information for football fans.
 

Week 1—9/9: @Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 2—9/16: Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m. ET, CBS
 

Week 3—9/23: @ Arizona Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 4—9/30: New York Giants 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
 

Week 5—10/7: @ Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 6—10/14: Detroit Lions 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 7—BYE
 

Week 8—10/28: Atlanta Falcons 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 9—11/5: @ New Orleans Saints 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
 

Week 10—11/11: Dallas Cowboys 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 11—11/18: @ Washington Redskins 1  p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 12—11/26: Carolina Panthers. 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
 

Week 13—12/2: @ Dallas Cowboys 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
 

Week 14—12/9: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 15—12/13: Cincinnati Bengals 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
 

Week 16—12/23: Washington Redskins 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 17—12/30: @ New York Giants 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Teaser:
<p> The 2012 NFL schedule for the Philadelphia Eagles has been released.</p>
Post date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 07:48
All taxonomy terms: Washington Redskins, NFL, News
Path: /nfl/washington-redskins-2012-schedule
Body:

The 2012 NFL schedule for the Washington Redskins has been released. Here's a weekly look that includes dates, times and television information.
 

Week 1—9/9: @ New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 29/16: @ St. Louis Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 39/23: Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
 

Week 49/30: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 510/7: Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 610/14: Minnesota Vikings, 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 710/21: @ New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 810/28: @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 911/4: Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 10: BYE WEEK
 

Week 1111/18: Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 1211/22: @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 1312/3: New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
 

Week 1412/9: Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
 

Week 1512/16: @ Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 1612/23: @ Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 1712/30: Dallas Cowboys, 1 ET, FOX

Teaser:
<p> The 2012 NFL schedule for the <strong>Washington Redskins</strong></p>
Post date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 21:03
All taxonomy terms: New York Giants, NFL, News
Path: /nfl/new-york-giants-2012-schedule
Body:

The 2012 NFL schedule for the New York Giants has been released. Here's a weekly look that includes dates, times and television information.


Week 1—9/5: Dallas Cowboys 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
 

Week 2—9/16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 3—9/20: @ Carolina Panthers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
 

Week 4—9/30: @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
 

Week 5—10/7: Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
 

Week 6—10/14: @ San Francisco 49ers, 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 7—10/21: Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 8—10/28: @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:15 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 9—11/4: Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:15 p.m. ET CBS
 

Week 10—11/11: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 11Bye Week
 

Week 12—11/25: Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
 

Week 13—12/3: @Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
 

Week 14—12/9: New Orleans Saints, 4:15 p.m. ET FOX
 

Week 15—12/16: @Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 16—12/23: @ Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
 

Week 17—12/30: Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Teaser:
<p> The 2012 NFL schedule for the&nbsp;<strong>New York Giants</strong>&nbsp;has been released.&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 20:34
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/bobby-petrino-motorcyle-club-t-shirt
Body:

Last week Arkansas coach after he wrecked his motorcycle and didn't mention to school officials that he had a hot 25-year-old blonde riding on the back. The blonde had been hired by Petrino to work at the university and was also having an "inappropriate relationship" with the old, married ball coach.

To mark the occasion of massive stupidity/awesomeness, someone has created a T-shirt. The front says, "Bobby Petrino Motorcyle Club" and the back says "Fayetteville, AR — For Now," noting the likelihood that Petrino could be out of a job.

Personally, we think the back should say, "If you can read this, the blonde fell off." T-shirts are below, and can be bought for $32

Teaser:
<p> We're not sure we want to join this club.</p>
Post date: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 06:07
All taxonomy terms: Monthly
Path: /tweet-this-caption
Body:

September's Tweet This Caption (PLAY NOW)

Can you think of a funny caption for the photo above? If so, follow us on Twitter , tweet a funny caption with the hashtag #athloncaption and we'll select our favorite to win a $200 Athlon Sports Collectibles gift certificate.


 

August's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Phillip Freeman Jr. who won August's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine.

The winning caption:

Even dropping players from planes could not stop Newton & the Panthers that day.

 


July's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Rich Nestor of Chicago who won July's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine.

The winning caption:

The side-effects of painting your football field blue


 

June's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Phillip Thomas Duck of Red Bank, N.J., who won June's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine.

The winning caption:

Who would've known Mitt Romney had such bad seats...

 

 


 

May's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Paul Matthies of Gatesville, Texas, who won May's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine.

The winning caption:

"Say it ain't so, Shirtless Joe!"

 


 

April's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Dedric Boys of Chicago, who won April's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine.

The winning caption:

"My head's just not in the game."

 


March's Tweet This Caption Winner

Congratulations to Brad Hughes of Jonesboro, Ark., who won March's Tweet This Caption contest in Athlon Sports—the nation's largest sports magazine. 

The winning caption:

"Hey Tony, this guy said he was your father!"

Teaser:
<p> And the winner is...&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:41
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/gorgeous-girls-golfing-2012-masters-edition
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The Masters officially kicks off today. Where else can you see a group of grown men stressing out while hitting a little round ball for days on end, all in search of a green jacket that their significant other will never let them wear in public? Still, we'll be tuned in the entire time. But to get us in the right frame of mind, we put together some of the most gorgeous girls golfing (or at least pretending to golf) that we could find on the internet. And fortunately, not one is wearing a green jacket.

Teaser:
<p> No green jacket required</p>
Post date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 23:19
All taxonomy terms: Bud Cauley, Kyle Stanley, Rickie Fowler, Golf
Path: /golf/young-guns-pga-tour
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Kyle Stanley had come oh-so-close. He had the 2011 John Deere Classic in his hip pocket after a final-round 66, only to ­­have Steve Stricker pick that pocket with a spectacular bunker shot on the 18th hole. And then, in even more heartbreaking fashion, Stanley saw the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open trophy slip through his fingers with a playoff loss to Brandt Snedeker. But persistence pays off, as Stanley proved with his stunning come-from-behind win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Behind by eight shots when the final day began, Stanley shot a stunning 65 to overtake Spencer Levin and earn his first PGA Tour win. Shot by shot on a magical Sunday, Stanley transformed his tomorrows.

“You go from a very low point to a high point,” Stanley said after the biggest day of his young career. “I’m not sure I expected to maybe recover this quickly. ... I think the biggest challenge was seeing if I could put last week behind me. I think I did.”

Stanley stands at the vanguard of young players on the verge of PGA Tour dominance, players who challenge fairways and attack flags with style and confidence. 

A former ACC Player of the Year at Clemson, the 24-year-old Stanley did everything but win last season. He had four top 10s and nine top 25s. He finished 55th on the PGA Tour money list and earned more than $1.5 million. 

There will be adjustments in 2012. Stanley lost caddie Bobby Brown, who went back to his former boss Dustin Johnson. But one thing won’t change — Stanley’s commitment to winning.

“The biggest thing is I really, really care about what I do out on the golf course,” he said, “and sometimes I care to a fault. I’ve just got to relax a little bit and trust in my preparation.”

Rickie Fowler is another of those “Young Guns” loaded for bear in 2012. Fowler already is a well-known name, with his colorful attire, his 2010 Ryder Cup appearance and his “damn the torpedoes” approach. A Walker Cup teammate to Stanley in 2007, Fowler was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010 and became the youngest U.S. player ever to compete in the Ryder Cup. He shared some spotlight again last summer when he finished fifth at the British Open. All the notoriety and accomplishments notwithstanding, he is still chasing his first PGA Tour win. 

For the former Oklahoma State star, seeing young players like 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley crack the shell offers inspiration. “It’s a bit of motivation for myself to kind of stand up and get my game where I want to it to be and be in contention,” Fowler, 23, said. “I feel like that’s the reason why a lot of us play, is we love being in contention and winning golf tournaments.”

Bud Cauley, 21, is another newcomer hoping to parlay a fearless game into professional success. A three-time All-American at the University of Alabama, Cauley defeated Fowler, then the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, at the 2009 U.S. Amateur. 

Cauley turned pro after the NCAA Championships last spring and earned $735,150 in eight starts, good enough to skip Q-school and go directly to the PGA Tour. But Cauley knows that distinction simply opens the door. He has to be successful to stick around, and he is headed in the right direction with three top-30 finishes in his first three starts of 2012.

There were 14 first-time winners on the PGA Tour last season. In 2012, there could be at least three more. “I can’t speak for anyone else, but obviously with what the guys did last year, a lot of the rookies had a lot of success,” Cauley said. “You go out there and everyone has the same opportunity to win and just everyone does their own specific things in their games to try to be successful.”

As Stanley proved, for Fowler and Cauley, it’s only a matter of time.

Teaser:
<p> A look at Kyle Stanley, Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley</p>
Post date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:18

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