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Michigan State athletic director way out of line in haranguing cold and wet fans

by Kent Sterling Too dumb to come in out of the rain?  Not Michigan State students. If Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis ran a restaurant, he would likely be a candidate for a visit from chef Gordon Ramsay on “Kitchen Nightmares.” On the show, the primary message that Ramsay dispenses to owners of [...]

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Michigan Football – Brady Hoke might be fired, but it will be for losing game – not jeopardizing Shane Morris’s health

by Kent Sterling Michigan fans are sick and tired of losing.  Since firing Lloyd Carr for winning only 9.4 games per season from 1995 thru 2007, Michigan has posted a 43-38 record under Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke. That’s an average of less than seven wins a season. The frustration that accompanies that level of [...]

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Indiana Football Weekend – excellence (Colts/Irish) and misery (Hoosiers/Boilers) dealt in equal proportion

by Kent Sterling Football surprises last weekend?  Not in Indiana. First the good – the Indianapolis Colts were dominant for the second straight week in a league where parity is king, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hammered the type of team that it should. Purdue fought like hell through the first half against [...]

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Texas Longhorns – Charlie Strong leading only way he knows how – the right way

by Kent Sterling You think new University of Texas football coach Charlie Strong is playing games?  Only on Saturdays. The rest of the time, Strong is establishing a culture of discipline.  Communicating rules is the easy part.  Meting out punishment to enforce those rules is where the hooves meet the prairie. Strong has no problem [...]

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Florida State QB Jameis Winston knows exactly who he is and where he’s headed as he is suspended

by Kent Sterling Bad news for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rolled in again yesterday as Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended by Florida State for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson for jumping on a table and screaming “F**k her right in the p***y!” Goodell is hiding under his desk while [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Re-Pete’s Seahawks thrash Pack; Big Ten’s big weekend; Colts Luck needed; Geno Auriemma gains media

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Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Hoosiers – Finally, we can talk about what is rather than what might be

by Kent Sterling There is no season quite as silly as the period between the opening of football training camps and the regular season opener.  We try to read tea leaves to figure out what the hell might happen, and no one is wrong because the measure for success is 100% subjective. Now, we get [...]

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The Most Entertaining Part of College Football Week 1: USC and Josh Shaw

by Bert Beiswanger As  the college football season kicks off, I could spend some time pointing out the most entertaining and intriguing Week 1 match-ups to get the season rolling: Texas A&M-South Carolina on the newly-formed SEC network (which was actually a dud last night), Wisconsin-LSU, Clemson-Georgia, Ball State-Colgate (I’m kidding), IU-Indiana State (I’m kidding, [...]

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UNC Football suspends four in hazing incident; obnoxious explanations show why no respect is due Tar Heels

by Kent Sterling Cripes.  Can’t somebody just talk without evoking the kind of pedantic legalese bureaucrats habitually use to cover their asses? Jackson Boyer, a walk-on freshman receiver for his hometown’s University of North Carolina’s football team, suffered a concussion from which he is still recovering because of an incident that resulted in the suspension [...]

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USC cornerback Josh Shaw may be about to go from life-saving hero to lying burglar

by Kent Sterling The truth is never as far away from being discovered as liars believe it to be, and if the truth is something other than Southern Cal cornerback Josh Shaw’s tale of heroism in rescuing his nephew, his life is about to take a drastic and unsavory turn. Shaw’s original explanation for his [...]

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