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The first week of the season vaulted Alabama to the No. 1 spot in the polls (much to Nick Saban’s disappointment) while at the same time knocking Michigan down a few pegs. Beyond those two teams, it was a relatively quiet first week of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup field—12 drivers in all—is finally set.   The final wild-card spot was earned in dramatic fashion last night at Richmond International Raceway, when Jeff Gordon squeaked into the 12th slot.   Notable...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Robert Griffin III (aka RG3) makes his debut at New Orleans in Week 1 in a game that seems to be getting labeled the shootout of the week. Of course, this probably means it will be the dud of the week.  But you do have the new...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Do something Trent Richardson was not able to do in preseason games in 2012 — run! Run from starting the Cleveland Browns’ rookie running back in any capacity in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Take away the fact that a knee...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Maurice Jones-Drew had a 38-day holdout, missed training camp, missed preseason and as Week 1 is upon us, he is expected to be a third-down back for Jacksonville at Minnesota today. So what do we do with the league’s returning leading rusher (1...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Missouri and Texas A&M technically joined the SEC on July 1, 2012, but Saturday will be the official introduction for both programs into their new conference home. While it won’t be easy to win championships in the SEC, it’s a conference with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The marquee matchup of the NFL’s opening weekend will take place at historic Lambeau Field, with the Green Bay Packers hosting the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm EST on Fox. These two NFC stalwarts combined for 28 regular-season wins in 2011, and...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Week 2 of the college football season doesn't feature many marquee matchups, but there's plenty of intrigue around the nation this Saturday. The SEC welcomes Texas A&M and Missouri, while a handful of non-conference games should help...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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If you checked-in with us at the end of last week, you were handed a few fantasy gems.  In fact, our emergency running backs list posted more points per player than our top ten running backs (21.5 vs. 20.7).  The quarterbacks list (19.3...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After 25 races, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will roll into Richmond International Raceway for the final event before the 12-driver Chase field is set. While the top 10 is essentially a lock, the race for the wild card positions is all about...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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It's a big week in the SEC, as Missouri and Texas A&M open conference play with huge matchups. The Tigers begin their debut season in the SEC with a key showdown against Georgia, while the Aggies host Florida. Washington travels to LSU for an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The ACC didn’t quite capitalize on its opportunity to earn national respect last week, but the conference did pickup a key victory with Clemson knocking off Auburn. Florida State easily handled Murray State, while Virginia Tech took an early lead...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The competition wasn't particularly impressive, but Big 12 teams finished Week 1 with a 9-0 record. Eight Big 12 teams are in action this Saturday, with Baylor and West Virginia on a bye week. Non-conference play continues in Week 2, but Iowa...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Week 2 of the 2012 college football season doesn’t feature many marquee matchups and with a handful of BCS teams heavily favored, there are few opportunities for upset picks. Athlon’s editors hit on Ohio’s win over Penn State last week but missed...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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In the world of fantasy football, some team owners are relentless in their search for information that will give them a competitive edge over their competition.  Others just simply rely on projections from so-called experts, who try to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Fantasy owners got burned last week when they decided to bench guys like Ryan Aplin, Jordan Lynch, Nathan Jeffery, and Branden Oliver.  Others got disappointing fantasy performances from preseason favorites like Cobi Hamilton, Cody Hoffman,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Trust and belief are core issues the Backseat Drivers Fan Council delves into this week. Members state how much they trust NASCAR in regards to debris cautions. Belief centers on what Fan Council members think about the title chances of Denny...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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The NFL season is finally here, and the 2012 campaign will begin in grand fashion tonight (8:30 p.m. ET) with the Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys. The G-men have won five out of the last six meetings over their NFC...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only one week of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams. A team like...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches are feeling the pressure to win. Kentucky showed some progress in the season opener against Louisville, but Joker Phillips passes Boston College's Frank Spaziani as the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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1. Jimmie Johnson  Denny Hamlin may be the hottest driver on the Cup circuit at the moment, but Johnson’s team will still be the one everyone keeps an eye on going into the Chase. 2. Denny Hamlin  Became the first driver since Tony...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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As a Green Bay Packers fan, Matt Kenseth knows the shock many had seeing quarterback Brett Favre wear another team’s uniform. Kenseth says he doesn’t think his fans will be as shocked with his new look at Joe Gibbs Racing next season after being...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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Washington has a huge test ahead this Saturday, as it travels to LSU for a night game in Baton Rouge. Winning at LSU hasn't been easy for opposing teams in recent years, so it's no surprise the Huskies are preparing with some unusual tactics....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Texas A&M opens SEC play against Florida this Saturday, but the Aggies aren’t waiting long to introduce themselves to the rest of the conference. This billboard popped up in Gainesville recently, featuring the phrase “You’ve been annexed...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2012 college football season kicked off with South Carolina beating Vanderbilt on Thursday night. The Gamecocks weren't particularly impressive but did just enough to knock off the Commodores. Derek Dooley's seat got a little cooler in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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