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Manning Demands a More Effective Running Game

Colts president Bill Polian may not think it’s a major issue, but Peyton Manning seemed stern in his demand that the Indianapolis Colts produce a better running game this year. “In truth, I think this is a non-issue. It’s a nice story to fill time, but we went to the Super Bowl and we’ve had a great run,” Colts president Bill Polian said Wednesday after politely answering a few questions about the state of the running game. “Would we like to be better at it? Yes, absolutely, and there are specific areas where we can get better. “Is it a…

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UFC 117 Main Card Breakdown

By Brandon Blockinger Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson This Saturday will start off in the Heavyweight division with The Ultimate Fighter winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson facing off against standout Heavyweight, Junior Dos Santos. The fight will determine the number one contender at Heavyweight. The winner will fight whoever comes out on top at UFC 121 in the title fight between Cain Velasquez and Champ Brock Lesnar (anyone else find it a little odd that a number one contender match is the first televised fight of the night?) Since his arrival in the UFC Dos Santos has…

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The Big Shamroq

The Boston Celtics have gone from the big three to the big four, to now the very big five with the signing of Shaquille O’Neal to a two-year $3 million contract. “I am honored to be joining the Celtics,” O’Neal said in a statement issued by the club. “I have played against Paul [Pierce], Ray [Allen], Kevin [Garnett], Rajon [Rondo], and Jermaine [O’Neal] for many years and it will be great to be able to call them my teammates. I cannot wait to get to Boston to get started in pursuit of another championship.” While O’Neal may be at the…

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Minnesota Vikings: Contenders or Pretenders?

By: Bobby Lubaszewski No single position means more to the success of a football team than quarterback. Because of this, all Minnesota Vikings’ fans are holding their collective breaths as they eagerly await the decision of Brett Favre. Knowing how important Favre is to the success of their franchise, the Vikings have reportedly offered the old gunslinger a new contract –  $20 million ($16 mil guaranteed and $4 mil in incentives).  This would be a nice increase to the $13 million the quarterback was scheduled to make – a very enticing reason to return to football for the 2010-2011 NFL…

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A-Rod Finally Hits Number 600*

Exactly three years to the day after his 500th career home run Alex Rodriguez has become the youngest player (35) in the history of baseball to reach the 600 milestone. In the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, on a 2-0 pitch from Shaun Marcum, A-Rod hit a long fly ball to straight away center, also driving in all-time great Derek Jeter. With the home run A-Rod’s name became the seventh on the list of players with 600 home runs, joining the likes of Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr….

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