Dec 022013
 

Auburn radio call of Alabama ending is incredible

Announcer Rod Bramblett (A CBS reporter and Auburn alum), absolutely lost his mind and gave us a call for the ages. After starting off the call slowly, he gradually picked up steam as Chris Davis began returning the missed field goal attempt. Then when Davis started to break free, Bramblett began to lose his mind.

“Holy cow! Oh my god! Auburn wins! Auburn has won the Iron Bowl! I cannot believe it!”

We of course are Alabama fans, but I smiled wide hearing the excitement in Rod’s joy…

Yes, Alabama fans are in morning. Their collective heads were not in the game from the start! I kept screaming what Nick?! It led me to believe the team got some bad news BEFORE the game. Many have wondered is Saban leaving for awhile now, but to me the lack of play Saturday may be the proof it is not JUST rumors.

Now, for the other side, here’s Alabama radio man Eli Gold with the call:

~ source

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Dec 192012
 

RG3 sprained the lateral collateral ligament his right knee against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 9 and missed Sunday’s 38-21 victory over Cleveland.

Redskins let doctors call the shots on RG3

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Apr 142012
 

~ Now, we LOVE us some Trent Richardson but he is more of a hero than ever…

With less than two weeks to go until the 2012 NFL Draft, you would understand if Trent Richardson was declining all requests in preparation for the biggest night of his career.

But even though most project Richardson as a top-five pick, and with millions of dollars on the line, Richardson will take one night off to escort a young lady with Leukemia to her senior prom.

Courtney Alvis poses at Lily’s Nails salon in Hueytown, Ala., Friday, April 13, 2012. Courtney, who is a leukemia patient, will attend her senior prom with former Alabama running back Trent Richardson Saturday. (The Birmingham News/Mark Almond)

In a video report at AL.com (via CBSSports.com), Courtney Alvis , a senior at Hueytown High School in Alabama, talks about how she was diagnosed with Leukemia as a junior and was unable to attend her junior prom and was without a date for her senior prom.

That’s when her uncle, who apparently has some connections at the University of Alabama, asked around to see if anybody would be interested, and Trent Richardson accepted the offer.

Good for you Mr. Richardson, good for you.

h/t BI

And her junior prom? Her doctor said she could go but with a few more accessories than the norm.

“I would have to wear a mask and rubber gloves and not touch anybody and that wasn’t for me.”

After a year filled with chemo treatments, the loss of her hair, and getting back to a healthy bounce, she’s determined to make it to her senior prom. But not without some apprehension.

“I wasn’t comfortable with my body and of course I didn’t have long pretty hair to fix and also I didn’t have a date.”

That’s until her uncle, who has some Alabama connections, spread the word. That word got to Trent Richardson.

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Jan 092012
 

The University expects the team to land shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Alabama’s Marquis Maze returns a punt 49 yards during the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night – the first shutout in BCS title game history.

Richardson swept around left end and raced down the sideline to the end zone with 4:36 left for the first touchdown between the Southeastern Conference rivals in more than 115 minutes of play and one overtime period.

Alabama (12-1) had put it away before that as Shelley kicked field goals of 23, 34, 41, 35 and 44 yards in the first three quarters to make it 15-0, matching an all-bowl record. He also missed two field goals and an extra-point attempt.

But this time, the missed kicks didn’t matter to the Tide.

The Tigers (13-1) and Tide met on Nov. 5 in what was dubbed the Game of the Century, and the Tigers won a touchdown-less, defensive standoff, 9-6 in overtime. Alabama went 2 for 6 on field goals in Tuscaloosa.

Richardson, the Heisman Trophy finalist, ran for 96 yards on 20 carries and offensive player of the game A.J. McCarron passed for 234 yards as the Tide had no problem moving against LSU’s second-ranked defense in the nation – just not into the end zone.

Alabama’s top-ranked defense didn’t need much help. With All-American linebacker Dont’a Hightower leading the way, the Tide held LSU to 92 total yards and five first downs.

For the Tide, it’s the second BCS championship in the last three years under coach Nick Saban, who also won a title at LSU in 2003.

– source

Alabama shuts out LSU for BCS title, 21-0

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Alabama’s leading receiver, Marquis Maze, and linebacker C.J. Mosley sustained apparent left leg injuries in the BCS title game.

Maze pulled up at the end of a 49-yard punt return in the first quarter, going out of bounds. Maze came into the game with 56 catches for 627 yards, both about double anybody else on the team.

Mosley intercepted a pass by Jordan Jefferson in the third quarter, then twisted his left leg as he was tackled by the LSU quarterback. Play was stopped as Mosley was helped onto a golf cart. He waved as he was taken off the field.

–source

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Jan 092012
 

Tonight’s National Championship Game looks like it’s going to be a slugfest between the country’s best two defenses.

Alabama’s the favorite. LSU is playing in its home state. And every indication is that it’ll be a one-score game going down the wire.

We did some digging and found a handful of cool nuggets about the match-up.

They have to do with SEC supremacy, long rests, and Nick Saban’s dominance over … Alabama?

Of the players listed on each team’s full roster, 132 guys are from Louisiana or Alabama, and 92 are from everywhere else

Alabama coach Nick Saban has TWO wins against LSU in five seasons. He had FOUR wins against Alabama in five seasons as LSU coach from 2000-2004

LSU could be the first title-winner to use two QBs regularly since … TEBOW and Florida in 2007!

These are the 8th and 9th SEC teams to play for a National Title in the 12-year history of the BCS. Right now the SEC is 7-0, so this will be its first loss

Four defensive backs in this game could eventually get drafted in the first round (LSU’s Morris Claiborne and Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick and Mark Barron this year, and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu in 2013)

Despite the perception that the first game was a boring punt-fest, Alabama only punted TWICE in that game

LSU last played a game 37 days ago, Alabama 44 days ago

~ CLOSE Your eyes Alabama Fans…

LSU is a year early! Vegas has them as the preseason favorite for 2013

~ Gee, Is Business Insider tipping towards LSU?! Ya think?

Now back to Tebow

SON OF GOD: Here Are The Best Tweets From Tim Tebow’s Big Upset Last Night

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Jan 092012
 

The Million Dollar Band, Alabama cheerleaders and Big Al get fans excited for Monday’s BCS Championship Game.

NEW ORLEANS — At this point, especially in a rematch and most certainly in a national championship game, it’s easy to get caught up in the flash.

As such, when looking for which team may have the edge when LSU and Alabama meet for the second time this season Monday night in the Superdome, the greater the flash, the greater the attention.

We’re talking game-changers here, and with LSU and Alabama, the list is a long one.

BCS title will be won in trenches

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — What worked the first time could work again for Alabama.

Only this time, don’t get away from it in the red zone.

What Alabama has to do to beat LSU

Watch at 7:30pm cst ESPN

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Jan 082012
 

DENVER – “Pull the trigger,” John Elway told his Denver Broncos star, Tim Tebow, trying to shake the quarterback from a three-game funk.

Tebow went one better — he pulled off an upset.

A rejuvenated Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.

Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history.

Tebow completed 10 of 21 passes and Thomas hauled in four of them for 204 yards after Decker was injured on a hit by linebacker James Harrison.

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Dec 122011
 

Well, on one hand I’m miserable because this was my Chicago Bears. On the other mt heart is enlightened that Tim doesn’t ‘use’ his religion as a scapegoat but as a tool. I was so happy with Robbie Gould’s team-record 57-yard field goal though. ~ JP

“If you believe, then unbelievable things can sometimes be possible.” –Tim Tebow

In Denver, where the Broncos are the closest thing to a universal religion, the faith for football is so fervent that it sometimes supersedes other beliefs — especially since the arrival of Tim Tebow.

Tebow has defied his skeptics in ways that might make even the most secular of pigskin purists consider the possibility of divine intervention. On Sunday, he led the Broncos to yet another comeback victory, as they rallied from a 10-0 deficit with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bears 13-10 in overtime.

“We gave it away, We were up 10 points.” — Devin Hester

The win was the Broncos’ sixth straight and moved the team to 8-5 atop the AFC West.

With the Broncos prospering under Tebow, different religious communities in Denver’s metropolitan area have embraced the starting quarterback, even if their beliefs do not line up with his, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The devout evangelical Christian, who is not shy about praying on the football field, has catalyzed such a pervasive conversation about the role of faith in public that some religious figures in Colorado’s Front Range even consider Tebow fodder for the pulpit.

On a recent evening, the rabbi at Denver’s Temple Emanuel, Joe Black, was asked if he would ever sermonize about Tebow.

“Oh, absolutely,” he said. “Here’s the sermon I would deliver and probably will deliver: Tim Tebow is broadcasting the fact that he believes in God. God is actively involved in his life. We call ourselves people of faith. Is that how we perceive God? And if not, how do we perceive God?”

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Just when it looked like the Chicago Bears weren’t going to give Tim Tebow the chance to beat them in overtime, they couldn’t play keep away.

Tebow, Broncos beat Bears 13-10 in overtime

~ I felt it was important to post this report:

Would media tolerate putdowns If Tim Tebow Were Muslim?


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Dec 062011
 

If you like sequels, the BCS has a championship game for you: Alabama-LSU II.

The Crimson Tide edged Oklahoma State in the final round of voting Sunday and will play the top-ranked Tigers in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

Undefeated LSU is the only team to beat Alabama this season, and the head BCS official sees a rematch as a perfectly good title game.

Fans react to BCS announcement:

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Dec 062011
 

Are there still any Tim Tebow doubters out there?

Denver’s nontraditional quarterback had a more traditional game Sunday, staying in the pocket more and throwing for 202 yards while guiding the Broncos to a first-place tie in the AFC West.

He had a solid second half, with two TD passes in the third quarter. And while he didn’t save all his heroics for the finals ticks of the clock this time, the result was the same, a fifth consecutive Denver victory.

Isn’t it time to quit over-analyzing his throwing mechanics, and just appreciate someone who is bringing a new dimension to the NFL?

~ Once we realize Tim’s critics are merely intimidated by his Christianity, the sooner we all know left wing media is also in sports reporting! ~ JP

ALSO SEE: Tim Tebow wins again — and draws more converts

Tim Tebow: Everything in Between Interview & Production Outtakes from FCTN on Vimeo.

Tim’s Website..

~ Tim PRAISES God for everything that happens in his life and leads by example. Much unlike most NFL bad boys. Much unlike Sandusky etal. THIS is what is a threat to left wing sports writer’s not his amazing ability.

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