16 November 2013

Donovan McNabb: Jimmie Johnson is "absolutely not" an athlete

As Jimmie Johnson is expected to win his sixth title in eight years in the Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, the folks at Fox Sports Live were going to discuss where Johnson ranks among the top athletes of the past decade. However, Donovan McNabb nearly derailed the subject with his asinine comments saying that Johnson is "absolutely not" an athlete in my opinion. Let's go to the videotape.

15 November 2013

Watch SportsZone - November 11, 2013

ATV's flagship sports show is back after an unexpected hiatus that was longer than expected but hey, who's counting? In this week's edition of SportsZone, we try to discuss the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito situation down in Miami, discuss the latest happenings in the world of futbol, wonder if we have seen the last of Johnny Manziel in College Station, break down how in the world have the 76ers looked as great as they have, look at AU Field Hockey winning the Patriot League title as well as, yes, break down the NASCAR finale at Homestead. Let's go to the videotape.

12 November 2013

2013 NFL Predictions: Week 11

Without question, the Kansas City Chiefs under Andy Reid have been the surprise of the 2013 NFL season as nobody expected them to be sitting here at 9-0. But now they are in for by far their toughest test of the season as they head to the Queen City of the West to take on the high-powered attack of the Broncos. Can the Chiefs keep their undefeated bid going or will the Broncos prove themselves to be the top club in the AFC West? Here are my predictions for week eleven.

11 November 2013

So the Atlanta Braves are going to leave Turner Field?

Come 2017, the Atlanta Braves are going to have a new home. As first reported by the Marietta Daily Journal and then confirmed by the club themselves on Twitter, a new stadium will be built in unincorporated Cobb County a short distance from downtown Atlanta near the intersection Interstates 75 and 285. The move will come with the conclusion of the team's lease at Turner Field and is expected to coincide with the completion of a new stadium for the Falcons.

This is a move by the team that nobody saw coming and while there are some positive benefits of what a new ballpark can do, I still have one main problem with all of this.

2013 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 11

Fox Sports has itself the doubleheader this Sunday as well as seven games on the slate across the two windows. In the 1:00 window, the games are Lions-Steelers, Falcons-Buccaneers, Washington-Eagles and Cardinals-Jaguars. The games in the 4:05 window are Packers-Giants, 49ers-Saints and Vikings-Seahawks. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits for the NFL on Fox this week.

10 November 2013

2013 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 11

CBS's slate for week 11 underwent something somewhat unprecedented when the flex was announced for this week by the NFL. The Tiffany Network had protected Chiefs-Broncos in the 4:05 slot but that ended up being flexed to NBC (the terms under which this went down are uncertain). Therefore, Chargers-Dolphins was moved to 4:05. It is a singleheader slate with the early games being Ravens-Bears, Browns-Bengals, Jets-Bills and Raiders-Texans. Continue reading for announcers and distribution for the NFL on CBS.

2013-14 Bowl Projections: Week 11

Is the BCS National Championship Game already set? Many folks think so after previously undefeated Oregon fell at the Farm to Stanford on Thursday night while both Alabama and Florida State rolled to impressive victories. But maybe do I have a surprise ready to go in Pasadena for all the marbles? Here are my bowl predictions for after week 11.

2013 College Football Predictions: Week 12

I think the questions over whether or not the Baylor Bears are for real are over with. Now the path to the BCS for the first time is clear if they can handle their final four games in the Big 12. They get Texas Tech this weekend in Arlington and they have dropped three in a row. Will the Bears continue to light up scoreboards across the country? Here are my picks for week 12.