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Duke vs Chapel Hill; Key Things To Watch For

Duke vs Chapel Hill; Key Things To Watch For

This game is always a must see every year. The Duke vs Chapel Hill game is the biggest rivalry in college basketball. In this particular matchup the two standout players to watch will be Harrison Barnes and Austin Rivers. For Duke to win this game […]

Will Eli Bump Peyton Off The Manning Quarterback Throne?

Will Eli Bump Peyton Off The Manning Quarterback Throne?

If Eli succeeds at winning his second Super Bowl vs the New England Patriots, I think that would seal his legacy as the best Manning to ever play the game of football. All Eli needs to do is go out on the football field and […]

Victor Cruz and The Salsa

Victor Cruz and The Salsa

This is by far one of the top touchdown dances performed this year. Last year we had Aaron Rodgers acting like he was putting on a championship belt, then Victor Cruz broke out the Salsa. This is my personal favorite touchdown dance of the 2011-2012 NFL season.

Zachary James
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Are the Los Angeles Clippers the Real Deal?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers the Real Deal?

Althoughthe Los Angeles Clippers are a hard act to follow, many critics and NBA fansare not sold on the idea of a high flying offense accompanied by a decentdefense actually making some noise in the Western Conference. With Blake Griffin catching lobs night in and night […]

Perry Jones III and the Baylor Bears Triumph Over Texas

Perry Jones III and the Baylor Bears Triumph Over Texas

This kid will be the next big NBA star; in the game vs Texas he put up 22 points with a staggering 14 rebounds that propelled the Baylor men’s basketball team to a win.

Solid Business Practice or are The Colts Being un-loyal?

Solid Business Practice or are The Colts Being un-loyal?

It’s hard to believe after all the accomplishments Peyton manning has put under his belt; the Indianapolis Colts would simply yet untimely relinquish his duties as quarterback. As of just one season ago Peyton threwfor 4,700 yards, 33 touchdowns, had a 64.9 completion percentage; ranking withthe top quarterbacks in the NFL. Most think this is a difficult situation toovercome, but that’s not quite the truth. After breaking down the facts, it maybe an easier decision than many believe.

Let’s put this into perspective; The Colts have had one ofthe best Quarterbacks of all time playing for them since the 1998-1999season.  Now That Peyton has been struckwith the injury plaque and is approaching 38, it seems to be the best business decisionon the owner’s behalf to cut ties with their all pro QB. Letting Peyton go isespecially easy due to the fact that they will owe Peyton roughly 30 million dollars at the beginning of next season, if he were to comeback as a Colt.  So not only is Peyton Manning not getting any younger; the colts will also be paying out millions of dollars to a quarterback they are unsure can still play competitively in the NFL because of three neck surgery’s in the last year.  

Now this is where things get tricky. Are the Indianapolis Colts tempted to part ties with Peyton just because of his age and unsure future? Or do the Colts see this as an easy out, so that they can land a brandnew franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck and start fresh with their 2012-2013 NFL seasons.

We as NFL fans have seen this exact situation play out before.There are two quarterbacks that know this situation all too well. The legend Joe Montana, after he gave the better years of his career to the San Francisco 49’ers;Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. This being before my time I’m unsure of the repercussions felt from this blockbuster deal.  Although my mind leads me to believe it rocked the Bay area as do many places when their top quarterback is traded from their team.  There is also Brett Favre, which Ibelieve is the most recent situation similar to Peyton Manning’s. Brett was tradedto the New York Jets after the Green Bay Packers attempted to force him intoretirement but Brett felt that he still had more in the tank, so he moved on.This sent shock waves through the Green Bay Community, but soon enough a young quarterback named Aaron Rodgers would step in and do away with any Favre fanatics.

So as you can see this is nothing new to the NFL. Many top notch quarterbacks have been traded away from their team that they have grown so accustom to. Being loyal is not something that always plays out the way it should, when dealing with the business aspect of the National Football League.The owner must do what is right for the team not anybody else. Jim Irsay writes the checks each month, not the fan’s or media outlets. It’s a simple formula I believe Jim Irsay has on his mind; Out with the old, in with the new.  So I leave you with this question; Who is your pick, Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck?

Zachary James
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The Road of Never Giving Up; Alex Smith

The Road of Never Giving Up; Alex Smith

Alex Smith has battled through more ups and downs throughout his NFL career then most. Smith has never slowed down nor has he taken anybody’s negativity to heart. The 49’ers are having their best season in ten years. This is something to be credited to […]

Lebron James Performance Against the Golden State Warriors

Lebron James Performance Against the Golden State Warriors

How can an athlete such as Lebron James become the target of such scrutiny. Well that is exactly it; he is a star. For years we as fans of the great sport of basketball have been putting our athletes under turmoil.Lebron has led the Miami […]

No Chance for Penn State’s New Head Coach Bill O’Brien

No Chance for Penn State’s New Head Coach Bill O’Brien

After everything that has been swarming around the Penn State facilities some would think there would be a sense of relief with the new hire of head coach Bill O’Brien. That’s not the case; O’Brien has received far from a warm reception and has generated a media frenzy. With Sandusky going through court and legal battles and Joe pa’ battling his own set of personal and health issues, many thought the new hire would be the first step to putting this dismal season behind the university.

People close to the organization have spoken on Penn State’s new head coaching hire. Most Notably former Penn State linebacker Lavar Arrington, he stated that, “I’m done all my PSU stuff will be down before obriens introduction! We are! No more for me!” With such anger directed at this University, I cannot imagine how Penn State sees they can move forward with recruiting and task that need to be handled before the start of the new season.
This is far more than a football issue; we are dealing with people and their lives. The Penn State head coaching job is too heavy of a burden for any one man to take on. How are you supposed to move forward with the 2012 season when you are still looking back to all the chaos that surfaced this year?
Although Penn State will pick up the pieces and move forward with their football program, I believe the damage is done. Penn State has a long road to travel and it will get worse before it gets better.