| SEC Rant|| Alabama early 14 point favorites over Oklahoma - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 11:44 pm|
RJ Bell @RJinVegas
EARLY LINE - Sugar Bowl - Alabama favored by 14-points over Oklahoma (via 5 Dimes)[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| Joe Flacco is clutch and he is a winner - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 3:23 pm|
:bow: :bow: :bow:
All he does is perform in the clutch and win in the playoffs every year. When will people on this board give him respect? ...
| More Sports Board|| Michigan State fans riot after winning Big 10 championship - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 1:25 pm|
[quote]Thousands of Michigan State students and fans have celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with large, rowdy bonfires and overturning at least one car.
East Lansing police say they arrested "multiple people" Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, a traditional spot for sports ce...
| More Sports Board|| NFL Network's "A Football Life" to chronicle the story of the '93 Houston Oilers - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 12:52 pm|
[quote]Entering the 1993 NFL season, the Houston Oilers were considered Super Bowl favorites by many. Despite a loss in the 1992 AFC Wild Card Game to the Buffalo Bills, the Oilers had made the playoffs for six consecutive seasons and had added Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan to ...
| More Sports Board|| Roy Williams: Despite my 7-1 record against Izzo, he is a better coach than me - Bench McElroy on 12/5/13 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]The win gives UNC head coach Roy Williams a staggering 7-1 record against MSU. The Tarheels have been giving the Spartans a headache since 2000, compiling a seven-game win streak in that span.
“My players have played better on game days than his players have,” Williams said. “That’s the bo...
| More Sports Board|| Orioles trade Jim Johnson to Athletics for Jemile Weeks - Bench McElroy on 12/3/13 at 12:06 am|
[quote]The Oakland Athletics have acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named.
The teams announced the trade Monday night.
The two-time AL West champions found their closer to replace All-Star Grant Balfour, who became a f...
| SEC Rant|| How many BCS national champions are better than this year's BCS NC contenders? - Bench McElroy on 12/1/13 at 9:23 pm|
Florida State- Tier below the elite teams like 2001 Miami, 2004 USC, 2008 Florida and 2005 Texas due to a very weak schedule, I don't think they're quite as good as 2009 Bama or 2011 Bama either, probably would rank them ahead of every other BCS champion though
Missouri- Missouri's been surprisin...
| More Sports Board|| Report: Man killed at Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Chiefs-Broncos game - Bench McElroy on 12/1/13 at 8:24 pm|
A man is dead following a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking as the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos played each other.
Kansas City police Chief Darryl Forte called it a homicide in a tweet. Other police officials called it a death investigation.
Police officials said the ...
| More Sports Board|| Spygate Part II? Texans Antonio Smith very suspicious about Patriots adjustments - Bench McElroy on 12/1/13 at 8:17 pm|
[quote]The two-win Texans jumped out to an early 10-0 lead Sunday before the Patriots stormed back in the second half, eventually winning on a late Stephen Gostkowski field goal. But after the game, Houston defensive end Antonio Smith was skeptical of just how quickly New England's offense was able ...
| SEC Rant|| Again, how can Saban be the GOAT when he has never defended a conference title? - Bench McElroy on 12/1/13 at 12:56 pm|
The man's a great coach but it's very premature to put him at #1 when he has never repeated as a conference champion. That should be one of the basic prerequisites to be in the GOAT conversation. You need to be able to dominate the conference and Saban hasn't done that. He has two conference titles ...
| More Sports Board|| Barry Bonds: It would mean a lot to me to make the Baseball Hall of Fame - Bench McElroy on 11/29/13 at 11:24 pm|
[quote]"I do really care," Bonds said last year. "I may say I don't, but I do really care. I've been through a lot in my life, so not too many things bother me. Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of our...
| More Sports Board|| Who was smarter at their respective sport: Peyton Manning or Greg Maddux? - Bench McElroy on 11/29/13 at 10:33 pm|
The stories about the genius of Maddux are legendary and everybody knows how smart Peyton Manning is at operating an offense and breaking down a defense. If you had to choose one, who do you think had more knowledge about their craft in their respective sport?
| More Sports Board|| Why is there no gameday thread for the best rivalry in the NFL? BAL 22 PITT 20 - Bench McElroy on 11/28/13 at 7:44 pm|
Ravens up 7-0 and Joe Flacco is looking good early on.
| SEC Rant|| Why wasn't 2007 Arkansas as good as this year's Auburn team? - Bench McElroy on 11/28/13 at 6:58 pm|
2007- #4 rushing (286.54 YPG), #112 passing offense (166.4 YPG), #17 total offense (450.0 YPG), #13 scoring offense (37.3 PPG)
2013- #2 rushing (320.27 YPG), #106 passing offense (179.6 YPG), #12 total offense (499.9 YPG), #16 scoring offense (39.5 PPG)
| SEC Rant|| I miss watching the annual Texas/Texas A&M game on Thanksgiving/Black Friday - Bench McElroy on 11/28/13 at 2:12 pm|
It's sad how much money has ruined great rivalries in college sports. ...
| More Sports Board|| Patrick Peterson fires agent, on verge of becoming NFL's highest paid defender - Bench McElroy on 11/27/13 at 9:43 pm|
[quote]Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson fired agent Patrick Lawlor on Monday night, two months before Peterson is expected to begin negotiating an extension with the Cardinals that could see him earn more than $50 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid defensive player...
| More Sports Board|| Mark Cuban: The NBA should allow injured players to use HGH if it helps recovery - Bench McElroy on 11/27/13 at 9:13 pm|
[quote]“The issue isn’t whether I think it should be used,” Cuban told USA TODAY Sports via e-mail. “The issue is that it has not been approved for such use. And one of the reasons it hasn’t been approved is that there have not been studies done to prove the benefits of prescribing HGH for athletic ...
| More Sports Board|| No more kids for Antonio Cromartie, he got a vasectomy in 2011 - Bench McElroy on 11/26/13 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]Apparently 10's the magic number for Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. At least when we're talking about kids. In a new book about the 2011 New York Jets that's set to be released next week, Cromartie told the author that he had a vasectomy late in the 2011 season.
"I got snipped," Cromar...
| More Sports Board|| New York Post: Knicks banned Woody Allen from Madison Square Garden’s VIP lounge - Bench McElroy on 11/26/13 at 8:29 pm|
[quote]Woody Allen is a huge Knicks supporter, but he’s no fan of the team’s owner, James Dolan.
Sources say Dolan had the Oscar-winning director banned from Suite 200, the VIP lounge at Madison Square Garden, after Allen refused to do any promotion for MSG Network or the Garden of Dreams Foundat...
| More Sports Board|| What the average week is like for a NFL head coach - Bench McElroy on 11/24/13 at 10:55 pm|
[quote]THERE ARE 168 hours in a week. And if not for exhaustion, many NFL head coaches would use them all. But do all those hours come at a cost? That's a question Broncos coach John Fox and Texans coach Gary Kubiak have had to ask after health scares forced leaves of absence. Just how many hours ar...
| More Sports Board|| Fox Sports panel debates best college QB ever - Bench McElroy on 11/23/13 at 9:31 pm|
[quote]Donovan McNabb- Tommie Frazier. Dominated without needing to pass the ball much running the option under a great coach in Tom Osborne.
Ephraim Salaam- Originally said Tim Tebow, later changed his vote to Matt Leinart.
Clay Travis- Johnny Manziel. Cam Newton had the greatest season ever...
| More Sports Board|| Hakeem Olajuwon includes Lebron, Shaq in his All-Time Starting Five - Bench McElroy on 11/22/13 at 9:00 am|
[quote]Earlier this month, Michael Jordan listed the five players he'd want to start for his all-time basketball team.
Hakeem Olajuwon was one of them, and in an interview with NBA Africa's Aman Ali, the two-time NBA champion named his own all-time starting five and surprisingly didn't include hi...
| More Sports Board|| Oregon players: We don't want to play in the Rose Bowl, it's not a big deal - Bench McElroy on 11/21/13 at 10:15 pm|
[quote]Oregon may be headed to a fifth straight BCS bowl game, but it's not the game the Ducks had in mind when the season started.
And two high-profile players weren't shy this week about expressing their disappointment.
"I don't want to play in a Rose Bowl unless I'm playing for a national c...
| More Sports Board|| Texas, USC and Michigan to pursue Ravens coach John Harbaugh as next head coach? - Bench McElroy on 11/20/13 at 8:50 pm|
[quote]In an exclusive series of conversations and emails with three independent sources close to the situation, we’ve learned that John Harbaugh is set to be the hottest commodity in the history of college football coaching. Three historical powerhouse programs potentially will be going all out to ...
| Movie/TV Board|| How I Met Your Mother Spin-off How I Met Your Dad gets pilot commitment from CBS - Bench McElroy on 11/17/13 at 7:49 pm|
[quote]“How I Met Your Dad” will approach its story from a female point of view
“How I Met Your Mother” is winding its way to a series finale with its current and last season, but CBS is looking toward the next phase with a spinoff.
The network has given a pilot production commitment to “How I...
| More Sports Board|| Donovan McNabb:Jimmie Johnson 3rd most dominant sports figure but not an athlete - Bench McElroy on 11/17/13 at 9:29 am|
[quote]Jimmie Johnson is on the brink of winning his sixth Sprint Cup title, but apparently there’s one famous athlete who’s not ready to call Johnson an athlete for what he does on a racetrack.
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, on Fox Sports 1's “Fox Sports Live” show, matter-of-factly said...
| SEC Rant|| Why am I banned from the Alabama team forum? - Bench McElroy on 11/17/13 at 8:49 am|
I keep getting this message when I try to post there.
[quote]This is a private board. You must be a member of the group assigned to this board in order to post on it. To request access to post on this board, please visit our Help Board and request access.[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| Lebron: If I take 37 shots in a game, I'd easily score 60 or 70 points - Bench McElroy on 11/17/13 at 8:34 am|
[quote]After Friday’s game, James was asked about his reaction when he sees other players shooting 30 -- or as much as 37 -- attempts in a game.
“Um ...,” James pondered for a few seconds as if he was calculating something in his head.
“If you give me 37 shots in a game, I’d have 60 ... 70,”...
| SEC Rant|| Drew Brees: I love Manziel and I believe he will be a successful NFL starting QB - Bench McElroy on 11/12/13 at 9:58 pm|
[quote]So perhaps no current player in the NFL knows what’s in store for Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel — and what kind of NFL career the Heisman winner can have — better than Brees. And when it comes to Johnny Football, consider Brees a fan.
“He is a heckuva player,” Brees told FOXSports.com in a...
| SEC Rant|| Kevin Norwood: I've owned LSU over the years, they must be happy to see me leave - Bench McElroy on 11/11/13 at 10:52 pm|
[quote]Norwood was fine because he had another good night against the Tigers. His four catches led the way for Alabama.
"I'm pretty sure they're gonna love seeing me go," Norwood said. "But yeah I'm gonna definitely miss them. The competition, just being out there with those guys and playing phys...