Montrezl Harrell (AP)

Bracket Thoughts: Feb. 25

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  *It’s appalling that so many reputable bracket projections (ESPN, CBS Sports, USA Today) have Louisville as a No. 5 seed. Look, I get the whole resume and RPI argument, but c’mon. I can’t name four teams in college basketball, let alone one region, playing better ball than Louisville right now. As ugly as Saturday’s […] [Read More]
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Temple and Rutgers (AP)

The Bottom Five of The American…

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  We’ve now had the pleasure of watching the five schools vying for the bottom of The American — Houston, Rutgers, Temple and the Floridas, both South and Central. Tonight, I’ve taken on the very important responsibility of deciding which is the most terrible. Let the countdown begin: 5.) RUTGERS– Fear not, the Scarlet Knights […] [Read More]
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Peyton Manning (AP)

If Peyton Manning loses tonight….

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    I’m not going to tell you how to feel about Peyton Manning, because that’s pointless. You feel how you feel. No blog post will change that. I will tell you, though, that I don’t understand people who dislike Peyton Manning. Makes zero sense to me. Hating Peyton Manning is like hating pizza. Or […] [Read More]
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Marshawn Lynch on Media Day (AP)

My Super Bowl Experience (ghostwritten by Marshawn Lynch)

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  I was told I should blog about my experience covering Super Bowl media week, but I am very tired, so I’ll write this post like a Marshawn Lynch interview. Should be easy enough. On my experience: “I’m staying in Jersey City. It’s not Manhattan. It’s not terrible.” On Jersey City: “The people at my […] [Read More]
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Breanna Stewart, Niels Giffey during UConn's First Night (AP)

The Power Five’s effect on women’s basketball…and some NFL

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  Sometime soon, the Power Five football conferences will fund student-athlete stipends. That’s as safe a bet as Auburn was with the 10.5 point spread in the national championship game. UConn’s future isn’t nearly as certain. This past Sunday, I wrote about the momentum from the NCAA convention and the potential consequence for UConn athletics.  I […] [Read More]
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Susan Herbst (AP)

Thoughts on religion in sports…

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  Ernest Jones isn’t in South Bend anymore, and maybe it took some time for the new UConn running backs coach to realize that. Jones sparked a mini-controversy when he said “we’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle” during an interview with The Courant’s […] [Read More]
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LeGarrette Blount (AP)

Behind Blount, ever-evolving Pats back in familiar territory

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FOXBOROUGH, MASS. — He’s been in New England for seven years now. He’s played in two Super Bowls and has been reliable as anyone on Bill Belichick’s ever-evolving, perennially-contending roster. By now, Stephen Gostkowski knows how to address the media like a Patriot. “I got really lucky tonight,” Gostkowski said.  ”I’m not gonna lie.” Stephen […] [Read More]
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The Duffle Bag returns…

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So normally I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I think they’re lame and most people never follow through with them. But when we hit 2014, I realized that I was in very poor physical shape and that The Duffle Bag, my pride and joy, hadn’t been updated since September. So here we are. I’m writing […] [Read More]
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