Magners League: More festive cheer for Leinster and Munster

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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This is the second week of the Christmas derby fixtures in the Magners League and there are big games with implications for the league title in Limerick and Cardiff; meanwhile Ulster and Llanelli have amends to make after embarrassingly comfortable defeats in the first round of derbies.
Munster and Ulster meet tomorrow with neither side on [...]

College Bowl Breakdown: Kelly’s Irish will make the most of bowl chance

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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Notre Dame’s meeting with Miami is the highlight of a stacked Friday slate of bowl games but there’s plenty of excitement on offer in the other three games today.
Organised Irish will come out on top
The first year of the Brian Kelly era eventually turned out to be a success for Notre Dame and a run [...]

WWFO: Alexander Ovechkin breaks some Russian dolls

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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Ahead of the NHL Winter Classic, pitting his Washington Capitals against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alexander Ovechkin took in a strange form of shooting practice by breaking some Russian dolls filled with dressing.

College Bowl Breakdown: Mustangs and Tar Heels can cap seasons with victories

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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Thursday’s bowl slate sees one rematch that nobody wanted but three other bowl games with plenty of promise.
Mustangs can win with balance
After going bowl-less since the death penalty, the SMU Mustangs are now enjoying their second straight trip to the post-season. They face Army in the Armed Forces Bowl, a game which also marks the [...]

College Bowl Breakdown: Alamo Bowl tops Wednesday’s bill

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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The College Football bowl season picks up the pace today with three games including a return to bowl play for the exciting Baylor Bears. Wednesday’s action begins with the last stand for Ralph Friedgen as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins.
Friedgen can finish with a win
Maryland’s College Football program has run out of patience with [...]

College Bowl Breakdown: Wolf Pack and Tigers can enjoy bowl success

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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The Missouri Tigers look to cap off a surprising year with victory in the Insight Bowl tonight but first there’s the meeting of West Virginia and North Carolina State in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Russell Wilson can get it done
The Wolfpack fell short of making the ACC title game but this has still been a big [...]

NFL underachievers ready to walk the plank

Monday, December 27th, 2010

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With the playoff picture nearly set in the NFL, a new round of firings and hirings is likely approaching. While the coaches whose teams just plain stink are obvious, some underachievers should also get ready to feel the heat in the off-season.
All change in the AFC South?
The Jaguars are always one draft away from competing [...]

WWFO: Hawaii’s marching band will impress you

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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Following on from of our preview of tomorrow’s Hawaii Bowl, here’s a nod to the rather awesome work of the one of the participants’ marching bands. The Hawaii Warriors will square off with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the game on Christmas Eve and the home team’s band recently performed this field-wide trick for the [...]

College Bowl Breakdown: Edging closer to big games

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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There’s a relatively tame run of four bowls over the next five days but that’s plenty to keep College Football fans occupied.
Aztecs can edge ‘home’ bowl
San Diego State’s head coach Brady Hoke has developed a reputation for being able to turn around moribund programs. After bringing Ball State to a 12-0 start, before losing the [...]

WWFO: Shaq conducts the Boston Pops and impersonates Michael Jackson

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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It would be fair to say that Shaquille O’Neal is a regular fixture of WWFO, to put it mildly, so it’s no surprise that Shaq delivered a double dose of yet more nonsense before the end of the year.
We begin at the launch of a new Michael Jackson game from Ubisoft where the Boston Celtics’ [...]