Instead of focusing on one sport we wanted to highlight a team from each of the major professional sports that we expect something magical from in 2014. It’s a tricky proposition because seasons are ending, starting and continuing as we move toward 2014. Nonetheless, we will take a stab at this one.
Today, we’re going to pick five teams we expect to have a great year in 2014. These teams might not win the championship, but they will do wonderful things and their fans will be pleasantly surprised.
Hit the jump to check them out…
Tomorrow the REAL Bowl Games start. Don’t get me wrong there have been some pretty solid games to date, but the real match ups start tomorrow and we are looking forward to it. So what could be better than watching great games AND winning money. We’re hear to help you with that. Two wagers that are guaranteed winners. Enjoy the winning.
Nebraska vs. Georgia OVER 60 – Let’s look at bare stats: Nebraska averages 32.6 points per game and allows 253. That’s 54th in the nation for those of you keeping score at home. Georgia scores 38.2 points per game and allows 29.4. That’s 82nd in the nation. We’re talking two very good offenses and two crappy defenses. I like Nebraska’s running ability vs. Georgi’s porous defense. I expect this to be a fun, high-scoring affair. 60 should be easily attainable.
Central Florida +17 vs. Baylor - I’m just not ready to overlook UCF that easily. This is one of those games where Blake Bortles has an opportunity to show why draft experts rank him so highly. I like games like that. Baylor has the number one offense in the land, but UCF’s defense isn’t horrible – particularly their pass defense. There are a lot of unique aspects of this game that don’t necessarily apply stats like the first game. This is a consolation game for Baylor and the Super Bowl for UCF. I expect UCF’s effort to keep them within 17. It’s a perfect storm for UCF to cover.
Things got chippy last night at a high school basketball game where Skylar Diggins, the former Notre Dame star now playing for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, was in attendance to have her jersey retired. One player punched another in the face and got ejected, all while Diggins sniped at her former team’s opponents and their fans from the bleachers. [DeadSpin]
I never liked Skylar Diggins and while this really had nothing to do with her I’m not surprised that it happened during her jersey retiring night. I can imagine she was not helping the situation in the stands. Hate that chick.
Chris Fowler was at Yankee Stadium Saturday to take in the Pinstripe Bowl, where a chicken sandwich nearly took his life. [Continue Reading]
Who would have thought it? Big ups to Palmer for not just being a dumb jock and saving Fowler’s life.
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I’m not voting for the Brent Musburger/Katherine Webb incident. It was funny at the time, but it’s gotten so much attention that it’s pretty stupid these days. Overall, I’d say some pretty lackluster choices. Hit the link above to cast your vote.
Paul McCartney going for a free t-shirt at the Nets game is hilarious [WithLeather]
Tramp Stamp Tuesday is captivating [RegretfulMorning]
The 6 Worst Coaching Hires in the Past 25 Years [Uncoached]
Smoking Hot Ski Girls to Warm Up Your Day [TotalProSports]
Boston Bruins Christmas Video is hilarious [BigLeadSports]
Jonathan Martin goes thuglife around Los Angeles [TerezOwens]
Michelle Ryan throwback is awesome [GCeleb]
Daily Cool Pics are awesome [Funtasticus]
After winning the Heisman Trophy, there are a lot of things the winner gets to do. Like schmooze with former recipients, go to a fancy gala, wear tuxedos, and be on late night television. Monday night, Jameis Winston was on the Late Show with David Letterman. There he got to meet Will Ferrell and do the Top 10 Unusual Things to Hear in the Huddle. Winston looked pretty comfortable and was clearly having fun with it. [Continue Reading]
From rapist to Letterman. Only in America.
Marshall Henderson has become must-see entertainment in college basketball for his jersey-tugging, taunting antics and off-court bad boy image. But in Ole Miss’s 72-63 victory over Middle-Tennessee on Saturday, the Ole Miss guard provided a highlight reel that didn’t feature a swear word or a chest pound. Henderson just might have scored the most bizarre shot of the season and it came off an initial pass believe it or not. He appeared to be looking for teammate Sebastian Saiz in the paint but his pass richocheted off two Middle Tennessee defenders and found its way into the bottom of the net. [Continue Reading]
Marshall Henderson back in the headlines, but this time not necessarily for being the ass that he is. Just wait.. it’s a long season.
Like any proud mom, AJ McCarron’s mom Dee Dee McCarron posted a bunch of pictures from her trip to the Heisman ceremony in New York City. Including this one with McCarron’s Heisman and SEC competition (though it was widely expected for Jameis Winston to take the trophy in a landslide): Johnny Manziel. [Continue Reading]
This A.J. McCarron situation doesn’t end well. I just know it. Someone like Johnny Manziel is going to get her pregnant or something. This is like the caucasian version of LeBron’s mom.
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