September 9, 2012 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Alabama at Arkansas was so supposed to be the Southeastern Conference game of the week on CBS that the SEC home network was still billing it as No.1 vs. No. 8 hours after No. 8 suffered a humiliating overtime loss to Louisiana Monroe and fell out of the top 25. It's still an important game for Alabama. 2. Florida at Tennessee used to be must-see TV in the days when Steve Spurrier (raised in Tennessee) used to poke fun at Knoxville and Volunteers coach Phil Fulmer.
March 13, 2012 |
The Lakers are coming off an impressive win against their arch-rival against the Boston Celtics. But that took place at home. Now the Lakers (25-16) are on the road. Not only do the Lakers have to find a way to improve their 7-14 road record. They have to do so against the Memphis Grizzlies (24-16), which have a 15-5 mark at FedEx Field and are slated as a fifth seed in the Western Conference. Join the Lakers-Grizzlies chat by clicking the link above
September 12, 2010
Dallas Cowboys left tackle Doug Free faces a big challenge on a huge stage, there's no way around that. Question is, is there a way around Free? The Washington Redskins sure will be looking for one Sunday night when they play host to the Cowboys in a season opener at FedEx Field. Free is one of the players in the spotlight, because he replaces longtime blind-side protector Flozell Adams, released in the off-season. Free moves over to the left side after playing half of last season at right tackle in place of the injured Marc Colombo.
September 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Landover, Md. What, you thought winning the national title was going to be easy? Boise State, No. 3 in the preseason Associated Press poll, worked years for a shot at the start of the season to be considered for something serious at the end. With two minutes left Monday night, though, nearing the end of the most important game in Boise State history, the Broncos trailed Virginia Tech by four points. The team with the blue field was going Code Blue.
November 5, 2009 |
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that "we're disappointed and we're embarrassed" over his football team's 2-5 start. But that may not be enough to appease a frustrated fan base. In response to the team's recent ban on homemade signs inside FedEx Field, a blog at fire-snyder-sign.blogspot.com is asking fans to create a "Fire Snyder" sign that wouldn't require poster board. For the Redskins' home game Nov. 15 against the Denver Broncos, the website has instructed fans sitting in selected sections in the upper deck to wear either white or red, depending on their seat number.
October 26, 2009 |
Sometimes there are head games between bitter NFL rivals. Between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles tonight? Headset games. Sherm Lewis has the headset for the Redskins, who have yet to score more than 17 points in a game. He was hired recently as an offensive consultant and assumed play-calling duties this week when they were stripped from Coach Jim Zorn. That wasn't the only audible the Redskins called. They also benched quarterback Jason Campbell for Todd Collins in a 14-6 loss to Kansas City.