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Tweet Follow me Let’s just get this out of the way: The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is the greatest NFL Rookie QB ever. Win or lose, the game he played against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday was just plain excellent. He was 22 of 35 for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Newton’s Quaterback Rating was 117.6. Those are veteran numbers, the kind Peyton Manning or Tom Brady puts up; Cam Newton did that. But Newton and his team lost. And they did so because the Carolina Panthers’...

Tweet Follow me One look at the Google Trends shows “Stanford Football” as one of the top five search terms, and within that, at least as of this writing, the top three news results all from the website of The San Francisco Chronicle, and not one of them from this blogger (which will change once I work my magic). That can only mean SFGate.com News Director and Stanford alum Vlae Kershner now, finally gets what this space has said for some time: Stanford Football is for real. So, undoubtedly high from...

Tweet Follow me Today, starting at 4PM PDT, we have Cal vs UCLA, then Stanford at USC at 5 PM and both are key Pac-12 battles of teams that really do have “storied histories” to mock that overused term for a moment. Cal comes to LA to play a rather injury-riddled UCLA team, with its coach Rick Neuheisel on a seat so hot, it would take an ice-cold screw driver cocktail that the coach might be willing to down if his 3-4 Bruins keep performing the way they did last week in getting smashed (excuse the pun)...

Tweet Follow me After looking like they were dead, two World Series Games down to the Texas Rangers, the St. Louis Cardinals came back to win World Series Game 7 in somewhat less dramatic fashion, 5 to 2. After trailing 2 to zip, the Cards tied the contest, then pulled ahead to win. Now, as the Dallas Morning News reports, the Rangers are 51 title-less years, and counting. But that’s wrong. The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, yes. And David Freese is the World Series MVP, true. But for the...

Tweet Follow me Carson Palmer is an Oakland Raiders quarterback as of today. And the man who was the long-time (2003) Cincinnati Bengals signal caller who went to USC, gets to stay out in the West Coast and play for Hue Jackson. (In fact, Palmer will be officially reunited with Jackson at a press conference set at Raiders Headquaters for 7 PM EST today.) The trade with the Bengals closes a relationship between Palmer and the Tiger Helmets that turned ugly. Palmer was sick and tired of always coming up short in...

Tweet Follow me More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! | Visit YouTube | Visit UShow.com YouTube.com ESPN reports that San Diego Chargers Linebacker Shawne Merriman was accused of suspicion “choking and restraining” his girlfriend as she tried to leave his home at 3:45 am. This is what’s written on ESPN’s website: Deputies responded about 3:45 a.m. to Merriman’s house in Poway, north of San Diego, after a woman called to say she was choked by the player and...

Tweet Follow me More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! On YouTube.com Thunder has struck. Shaq O’Neal is going to the Cleveland Cavaliers to help “The Golden Child”, “The Chosen One”, LeBron James, get his ring. That was a massive trade. Goodbye Ben Wallace, who’s big hair and playing style have seen better days. Goodbye losing attitude. Say hello to The Diesel, king of The Gorilla Dunk bad rap, and NBA championships. To say that Shaq changes the...

Tweet Follow me   More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! This video captures the train ride and cab ride my friend Bill Chachkes and I took to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft Day One events. Bill, a 35-year-draft veteran, talks about the needs of the Raiders, Niners, and NY Giants on the way there. We then get out and Bill gets into one of his celebrated arguements with a Giants fan over the receiver they should pick in the Draft. Oh Boy! But Bill’s one of a breed of New Yorkers who follow...

Tweet Follow me Tarvaris Jackson at QB: “EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will make his second consecutive start Sunday against Atlanta in a move that might portend a permanent return to that role.” ...

Tweet Follow me Zorn throws himself under the bus – NFL – Yahoo! SportsMike Sliver: “Jim Zorn, I’m rooting for you. I really am. I resolved back in February to give you a chance as an out-of-the-box hire, and I hope you survive to coach a second year with the Redskins. But could you kindly stop bleeding all over the place?” Knowing Sil, I can actually hear him saying that! ...

Tweet Follow me ESPN – Charles Barkley outraged by Auburn Tigers’ hiring of Gene Chizik: “Former Auburn and NBA star Charles Barkley ripped his alma mater on Monday, saying the only reason the Tigers did not hire Buffalo’s Turner Gill as the school’s new football coach is because Gill is black. Auburn on Saturday hired Iowa State’s Gene Chizik, who had a 5-19 record in two seasons with the Cyclones. Chizik was the defensive coordinator at Auburn in 2004, when the Tigers finished 13-0...

Tweet Follow me I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Sports Illustrated’s legendary writer Paul Zimmerman at the 2006 NFL Draft. Here’s we talked about why the Houston Texans picked Mario Williams as the number of pick over USC Running Back Reggie Bush. But then the conversation turned to how he felt about Katie Couric being then the new anchor for the CBS Evening News. He hated the choice, whereas I felt she was right for…focus groups. But then we talked about the biggest change in...

Tweet Follow me Who’s Buying What in Super Bowl XLIII – Advertising Age – NewsAn excerpt: “A Rundown of Marketers and Their Spots in the Big Game Published: December 08, 2008Anheuser-BuschBuy: The maker of Budweiser and Bud Light is expected to run five minutes’ worth of advertising, according to Bob Lachky, chief creative officer of the A-B InBev unit.Creative: A-B is testing as many as three different ads using its famous Clydesdale horses and is considering one spot apiece for its Bud...

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Tweet Follow me ProFootballTalk.com – WILLIAMS CASE MOVES TO FEDERAL COURT ...

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Tweet Follow me ESPN – Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Brackett to miss at least two games ...

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