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  1. New England doesn't belong in the playoffs this year after screwing Denver

    The New England Patriots lost my respect after the infamous "tuck rule game" in the playoffs vs. Oakland more than a decade ago. It didn't help that they got off with what amounted to a slap on the wrist five years later for "Spygate" vs. the Jets.

    One week ago, the Pats lost to Carolina when the referees decided to pick up a penalty flag on the last play, when they had a case to call defensive holding or pass interference on the Panthers. Had the game been played ...
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  2. Wisteria Lane becomes a Road Closed in Southern California: Lane Kiffin fired at USC

    It wasn't so long ago that I tagged Lane Kiffin with the nickname, "Wisteria Lane", after the street made famous by the TV series, "Desperate Housewives". Tonight, Kiffin is trying to figure out 1) his next move and 2) what went wrong at USC.

    This morning, Kiffin was fired as head coach at USC after the Trojans were blown out of the park by Arizona State to the tune of 62-41. Former Mississippi coach Ed Orgeron is the interim coach, but whomever takes over full-time ...
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  3. Let's talk Minor league baseball

    The NY-Penn League season is almost over. For the 3rd time in 4 years, the Tri-City Valleycats, affiliated with the Houston Astros, have reached the league championship series, after sweeping away Aberdeen, 2-0. According to an article on the team's website today, the LCS won't start until Tuesday vs. either top-seeded State College, the Pinckney division champ, or runner-up Jamestown.

    The Valleycats, admittedly, might not have made it if not for a boneheaded decision by Aberdeen ...
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  4. How a trade can be right and wrong at the same time

    On Monday, the New York Mets lost 2nd year ace Matt Harvey to an elbow injury, the 3rd starter to suffer the same injury in the last month. First, it was Jeremy Hefner, who won't be back until 2015 after Tommy John surgery. Then, it was Jenrry Mejia, who was coming back from TJ surgery, and will likely be back in time for spring training in 2014. Now, it's Harvey, and he's trying to be optimistic, hoping to return in time for the 2014 season. The Citi Field injury curse keeps hurting the orange ...
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  5. What's wrong with underdogs in wrestling?

    Lost in all the controversy in WWE surrounding the end of Summerslam on Sunday is the fact that Vince McMahon, showing once again how out of touch he is with his audience, essentially copied what TNA had done 3 nights earlier.

    In case you missed Impact, and you probably did, TNA had their own underdog story come to an abrupt end. Chris Sabin, formerly 1/2 of the Motor City Machine Guns, had reached the top of the mountain after being sidelined for most of the last two years due to ...
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