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Posted on: August 7, 2009 12:46 pm

Ten perfect 10s and the Yanks exact revenge

Ten for 10

Troy Smith, Marshawn Lynch, Dennis Dixon. What do all of them share? They were just a few stars who donned the No. 10 in the past 10 years, Dennis Dodd says as he continues to look at the Golden Decade. Story

Darst: '01 'Canes | Dodd: BCS review | Golden Decade | B/R: Best teams

Major breakthrough

The Yanks exorcise a year's worth of frustration. After dropping the first eight to Boston, N.Y. exacts revenge in a 13-6 win. John Smoltz's latest rough game has Danny Knobler wondering if the righty's career is over.

Yanks get RHP Gaudin | BoSox's Baldelli on DL | Knobler: Bay out? | Yo!

Camp tour: Colts

Jim Caldwell follows in the considerable wake of his friend Tony Dungy
in Indy. A tough act to follow, right? But Pete Prisco says only the decibel level will change for the big-winning Colts. Story | Video: Prisco

Colts: Five things | B/R | Fantasy

Posted on: August 6, 2009 10:56 am

BCS review and grading nonconference schedules

Bowls and bull

Classic: Texas beating USC. Blowout: Florida stomping Ohio State. And all else in between. Dennis Dodd takes a stroll down BCS memory lane to analyze all of the games, outcomes and flaws of a decade. Full story

Dodd: Golden Decade | Rankings: 1-10 | History | B/R: Best teams | Hey!

Strength of schedule

At least Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida State mean business, Eric Sorenson says as he grades nonconference schedules that could use more of the buzz that the Buckeyes-Trojans matchup will bring. Story

Dodd: Golden Decade | SB Nation: FSU

Camp tour: Chiefs

Will the gamble pay off? The Chiefs have banked on it. After giving one-
year wonder Matt Cassel a six-year, $63 million deal, their new braintrust is confident it has invested wisely, Clark Judge says. StoryVideo: Judge

Chiefs: Five things | Fantasy | B/R

Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:55 am

Leach in Lubbock and the Phillies new ace

The odd couple

Who wouldn't want Mike Leach's job? No pressure, $2.5M a season and third place in the Big 12 South is a good year. Despite the rocky marriage, Leach and Texas Tech make a great pair, Dennis Dodd says. Full story

Dodd: Riled-up rivalry | 5 things | SB Nation | Yo!

Philling out nicely

The Phillies boost their rotation by acquiring AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee from Cleveland in a six-player trade. It's not Philadelphia's top choice, but Danny Knobler says the defending champions are much improved.

Phils fall | Miller: Halladay hurdles | Knobler: V-Mart next? | Yo!

Crazy experience

It's down to the final showdown and it's only fitting it pits arguably the biggest rivalry in college hoops: Duke vs. UNC. It's a hot ticket when the two meet and that's why fans camp out days in advance. Arena Wars

Parrish: They aren't bailing | Freedom Hall vs. Rupp Arena | Speak up!

Posted on: July 28, 2009 11:05 am

Vick conditionally reinstated and NFC West battle

Tied together

Rich Rodriguez wanted Terrelle Pryor, but didn't get him. And their first seasons at rivals Michigan and Ohio State might have suffered for it. Year 2 for Rich Rod and T.P. is pivotal, Gregg Doyel says. Full story

Blogg Doyel | Buckeyes favorites | SBN: Day 1 | B/R | Hey!

Conditional love

Roger Goodell tells Michael Vick he can return to the NFL but will not decide when he can play until Week 6 at the latest. Once the league's highest-paid player, Vick might face a UFL detour, Pete Prisco says.

Visser: Reeves still supports Vick | Vick statement | Talk!

Head west

The Cardinals and Rams might go with rookie Buckeyes to start the year. Who has the edge at QB in San Francisco and what will the Seahawks backfield look like? Clark Judge has the answers and more. NFC West

Camp battles: NFC East | North | South | Fantasy | SBN: Cards | Yo!

Posted on: March 31, 2009 12:40 pm

Falcons, Cubs and more

Draft needs: Falcons

Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith directed a magical post-Vick turnaround, signing Michael Turner, drafting Matt Ryan and channeling John Abraham. But the encore edition needs D reinforcements, Clark Judge says. Story

Related Links: Mocks: Jackets DE? | Rang Review | B/R: Maualuga

Talking points

It is all on the table. Salaries, schedule, salary cap -- there are no sacred cows as the players and owners prepare to start hammering out a new CBA, Ken Berger says, with the economy front and center. Full story

Related Links: Stern in Feb.: Trying times ahead | Talk back! | Playoffs

Camp report: Cubs

The Cubs are counting on Kosuke Fukudome, but Scott Miller says he has yet to show any signs he's ready to break out of the funk he has been in since he made the All-Star team. Preview | Five things

Related Links: Fantasy outlook | B/R


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Posted on: May 13, 2008 10:52 am
Edited on: June 6, 2008 11:59 am

Gators getting ready for another title run

There will be no Heisman slump for Tim Tebow. He has plenty of new weapons to choose from including an improved Chris Rainey and Emanuel Moody. Save the date for another Florida Gators national title game.
Posted on: January 15, 2008 8:21 am

Man crush, Heisman Trophies and title games

I wouldn’t consider myself a fortune teller, but I have a good feeling that I will be watching my beloved Florida Gators in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. Luckily I was in Las Vegas when I had the same feeling about the 2006 Gators. That feeling ended up paying for that trip.
Anyway, back to next year’s team. Can you say man crush. Yes, I may have the slightest man crush on Tim Tebow. Yes, I may have harmlessly stalked him after the Capital One Bowl game. Yes, he was nice enough to take a photo with me. Yes, I may have made a 16 x 20 inch photo collage out of the picture we took together. I think I am getting away from the point. The point is, Tebow is the best player in college football. In 2007, Tebow became the first underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy. While I don’t think he will run as much next season, he will have more yards through the air. Former USC running back Emmanuel Moody should get most of the carries in 2008. Moody should open up the passing game even more.
Look for wide outs Percy Harvin and Cornelius Ingram to put up big numbers in ’08. Actually, I think Harvin will win next season’s Heisman Trophy. With the addition of Moody, I don’t think defenses will be able to focus on Harvin, not that it did them much good in ‘07.
Oh yeah, the defense will be a year older and hopefully better. Look for several star recruits to start immediately on defense.
The Gators will simply have to outscore all of their opponents in ‘08.
See you in Miami on January 8th.
Here is a list of several key recruits:

Will Hill: WR/RB/DB -- 6-3/203
Carl Moore: WR -- 6-4/220
Matt Patchan: OL -- 6-7/265
Brendan Beal: LB -- 6-4/235
Janoris Jenkins: DB -- 5-11/180
Dee Finley: DB -- 6-3/210
Omarius Hines: WR -- 6-1/180
Ricky Barnum: OL -- 6-2/246
Jeremy Brown: DB -- 5-10/163
Jeffrey Demps: RB -- 5-8/162 

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