Archive for October 2011

Big Struggles Ahead for Notre Dame, Brian Kelly in 2012?

Big Struggles Ahead for Notre Dame, Brian Kelly in 2012?
Yesterday was a big day for the Notre Dame football team on the field, as they absolutely thrashed Navy 56-14, routing a team that has had their number in recent years. But being mediocre and destroying somebody bad doesn’t cover up the larger issues at work in South Bend. This week marked the one-year anniversary... Read more »

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting and articulate statements out there.... Read more »
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Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?

Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?
Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it’s peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.)... Read more »

Bears Should Really Seriously Consider Signing Terrell Owens

Bears Should Really Seriously Consider Signing Terrell Owens
Ok, so no one showed up at Terrell Owens‘ NFL scout workout day. No team is interested. Aw, poor baby, so sad, too bad. But if if and buts were candy and nuts then we’d all have a merry christmas. The Chicago Bears aren’t really in a position to lose much here. TO is desperate... Read more »

Future of Sports and Social Media: with Boston Interactive Media Director Peter Stringer

Future of Sports and Social Media: with Boston Interactive Media Director Peter Stringer
As more and more NBA games gets cancelled, we struggle to find hoops news. Especially anything that isn’t about the labor situation. But we’re here to talk about the NBA and social media. And to do that we have Boston Celtics Interactive Media Director Peter Stringer. The Boston University alum is on the Advisory Board... Read more »
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Discussing the Relationship Between Sports and Social Media: With SF Giants Media Director Bryan Srabian

Discussing the Relationship Between Sports and Social Media: With SF Giants Media Director Bryan Srabian
We’re currently in the midst of the 2011 World Series. And this year’s fall classic comes at a time when social media is exploding. What better time to discuss the relationship between social media and MLB? And to do that we have San Francisco Giants Social Media Director Bryan Srabian. He’ll be one of four... Read more »

College Football History Made in Evanston; JoePa Beats Northwestern to Tie Coaching Wins Record

College Football History Made in Evanston; JoePa Beats Northwestern to Tie Coaching Wins Record
In both 2010 and 2011, Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno reached a legendary coaching milestone versus  the Northwestern Wildcats. Last year, the all-time FBS coaching wins leader notched his 400th career win in Happy Valley, as the Nittany Lions nipped the Cats 35-21. This time, the 84-year-old grandfather of 17 and father of five... Read more »

Cutler Directs F-Bomb at Martz?, Putting Win Over Vikings in Perspective

Cutler Directs F-Bomb at Martz?, Putting Win Over Vikings in Perspective
Although Jay Cutler never has said it publicly, we know he must HATE his offensive coordinator Mike Martz; due to his schemes that consistently leave the quarterback a sitting duck with little pass protection. Martz offenses have commonly led the NFL in sacks allowed, and this Chicago Bears team is no different. The have an... Read more »
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Too Early 2011-12 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings

Too Early 2011-12 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings
Yes, I’m doing this 11 days ahead of Big Ten hoops media day. Besides, it seems like everyone is doing power rankings these days..but I’m pretty sure mine is the earliest. That’s what we do here at CN- go the extra mile for you   1. Ohio State Buckeyes #1 overall seed last year, and... Read more »
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