Archive | December, 2008

Why Parcells is a perfect fit for Detroit Lions

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DETROIT – After masterminding the incredible one-year turnaround, converting the Miami Dolphins from a 1-15 laughing stock of the NFL to the AFC East division champs, Bill Parcells is said to be leaving the Miami Dolphins if the sale of the team goes through next month.

Parcells is a perfect fit for William Clay Ford and the Detroit Lions for many reasons.

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Last-second heroics determine NFL playoff schedule

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The Vikings’ Ryan Longwell nailed a 50-yarder with just five seconds on the clock to defeat the New York Giants 20-19 and John Casay buried a 42-yarder through the uprights with just one second left on the clock for the Carolina Panthers 33-31 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Casay’s kick earned the Panthers the NFC South division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week – Lions DC Joe Barry

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DETROIT – This week’s bitch slap goes to Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator Joe Barry and it comes from every NFL offense he has faced this season with an additional few backhands coming from a handful of columnists who have had enough with him holding on to a job he clearly is not qualified for.

After 15 games thus far, Barry’s defense has given up 400 yards per game, that’s one entire football field per quarter!

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Dolphins vs. Jets winner takes AFC East

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NEW YORK – Going into the final week of regular season for the NFL, a few games demand our attention and they are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Perched at one end is the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets game at the Meadowlands. This game is oozing with hype.

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NFL Offensive Rookie-of-the-Year award

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NEW YORK – Heading into Week 17 in the NFL, it’s time to give serious thought to who may be voted the AP NFL Offensive Rookie-of-the-Year for 2008.

Last year’s voting was cut and dry with Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson running away with the honors but this year’s rookie crop is overflowing with a smorgasbord of talent.

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Matt Millen stench remains with Detroit Lions

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DETROIT – Millen has long packed up and gone but like three-month-old fish, his stench remains. That stench comes in the form of the coaching staff, blown draft picks and free agent signings Millen had pieced together over his historic record run of failure.

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Favre in 2008 is a slideshow & sideshow

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NEW YORK – As we let the news settle in that Brett Favre, QB of the New York Jets, has made the Pro Bowl for a record 10th time and take side bets if he’ll schlep to Hawaii with Deana and the family, let’s remember what it took to get him to this place.

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Iraqi shoe-thrower may have career in MLB

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IRAQ – The first pitch appeared to be a ‘fast-shoe’ which actually crossed up Bush, who looked to be expecting a breaking pitch. Bush, wearing his usual number 43, showed the agility of a 25-year-old Edgar Renteria while eluding the high and hard one.

The second pitch was off-speed and as it broke over the head of President Bush it caromed off the backstop of the indoor ‘bullpen’ in Baghdad. A few scouts we spoke with are chalking that up to ‘adrenaline.’

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Roger Clemen’s ex-lover McCready attempts suicide

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NASHVILLE – Roger Clemen’s ex-lover country singer Mindy McCready is recovering in a hospital after she was admitted due to another suicide attempt. McCready, who recently confirmed having an affair with the Cy Young winning fast-baller attempted suicide on Wednesday night.

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NFL Pro Bowl selections and surprises

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NEW YORK – Selections were announced for the NFL Pro Bowl game on Tuesday and here’s a quick run-down. The N.Y. Jets had the most selections with seven and QB Brett Favre who leads the league in interceptions is on that list.

Both Mannings will participate. The combined age of the NFC kickers is 86 years. Players not selected included Cowboys QB Tony Romo and WR T.O.

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