September 10, 2011 |
Darrelle Revis, the No. 1 cornerback for the New York Jets, goes by the nickname Revis Island, and he can make any receiver feel like a forgotten castaway never heard from for four solid quarters. Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is unfazed. In fact, if Revis is shadowing him tonight, Bryant plans to do a little island hopping. "I'm not going to change up my game for no corner," Bryant told reporters this week. "I'm not the type of guy to single anybody out — no DB, nothing like that.
October 13, 2009 |
Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy said Monday the school is backing the reinstatement of wide receiver Dez Bryant , less than a week after declaring him ineligible for lying to the NCAA. The school put the All-American on the sidelines on Wednesday for lying to the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL star Deion Sanders . Bryant sat out Saturday as No. 16 Oklahoma State won, 36-31, at Texas A&M. Bryant played in Oklahoma State's first three games this season while compliance officials were investigating his meeting with Sanders and another former NFL player, Omar Stoutmire , that Bryant later lied about to the NCAA.
October 29, 2009 |
Indiana (4-4) at No. 7 Iowa (8-0) Saturday, 9 a.m. ESPN This wouldn't appear to be much of a game, but Indiana isn't bad, coming off a one-point loss to Northwestern. Iowa's four home wins have been by a total of 16 points. Two of those opponents were Northern Iowa and Arkansas State. Also, Iowa will be without top running back Adam Robinson, who has a high ankle sprain. The pick: Iowa. No. 1 Florida (7-0) vs. Georgia (4-3) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 Florida has won 16 of its last 19 games against Georgia but isn't playing well enough right now to take this "cocktail party" at Jacksonville, Fla., for granted.
December 11, 2012 |
Happy Aaron Rodgers Day Eve, everyone! Ah, don't you just love the holiday season. Thanksgiving just last month, Christmas a mere two weeks away, New Year's Day right after that. And this year is very special because we get a day to honor the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback smack dab in the middle of all that, on Dec. 12! That's 12/12/12 -- a.k.a. Rodgers' jersey number/Rodgers' jersey number/Rodgers' jersey number. Get it? The Wisconsin Legislature designated the day to pay tribute to last year's NFL MVP, something it did not do on April 4, 2004, for Rodgers' predecessor, Brett Favre, who wore No. 4. But just what does one do to celebrate Aaron Rodgers Day?
August 22, 2011 |
The lockout might not be the only thing that ended in the NFL. Hazing seems to be on the endangered list too. The Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars recently curbed the decades-old practice of veterans' roughing up rookies, setting an apparent trend of limiting the embarrassing incidents involving first-year players. There's a long tradition of rookies being tied to goal posts, singing off-key songs in front of teammates and donning silly costumes at training camp. But is hazing now considered hazardous?
October 2, 2012 |
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys offense really didn't do much for most of the first half of their game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. And they were better off that way. Starting late in the second quarter, all but two of the Cowboys' next seven drives ended in interceptions thrown by Romo, as the Cowboys lost, 34-18, and dropped to a three-way tie for second in the NFC East at 2-1. The five picks tied a career high for the Dallas quarterback, who now has eight interceptions and five touchdowns this season.