Author Archives: Chris Cassidy

UCLA Football: Bruins going high in several mock NFL Draft lists

With more than handful of UCLA football players going to the NFL Draft, Go Joe Bruin takes a look at several expert mock drafts to get a feel for where these Bruins could end up…read more

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Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids

Several former NFL players called Thursday for an end to tackle football for kids ages 13 and under. Pro football Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti and Harry Carson joined four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Phil Villapiano and researchers from Boston University to … Continue reading

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Championship Sunday game picks: Patriots, Vikings advance

Nobody was really paying attention… Mark Brunell and the boys delivered an upset of gargantuan proportions at the home of the AFC’s top seed in the 1996 playoffs. Not just Brunell, but Jimmy Smith, Keenan McCardell, Tony Boselli, Kevin Hardy and … Continue reading

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College Football’s Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2018

The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2018 season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role … Continue reading

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Ranking Nick Saban’s Five Alabama National Championship Teams

Could this year’s team hold a candle to Nick Saban’s other four championship-winning Crimson Tide squads? We dove into the record books to find out…read more

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Changes on horizon for NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’

Changes may be in store for the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” schedule, according to reports on the bidding for the games’ media rights. Fox is among the bidders and wants the…read more

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Alabama Recognition Has Grown Under Nick Saban

Upon advice, most reporters arrived at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta five or six hours earlier than kickoff for the College Football Playoff Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia. With the President scheduled to attend…read more

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2018 NFL Draft: The 10 college football teams hit hardest by early entries

Some players are more easily replaced than others…read more

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Fans go after Marcus Williams on Twitter for awful missed tackle

Twitter is never a forgiving place for a professional athlete after a high-profile mistake, and New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams was the victim of an angry mob of fans after his horrendous error cost his team a playoff win…read … Continue reading

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Keenum to Diggs, the Final Play

Stefon Diggs reeled in a 61-yard touchdown catch-and-run with no time remaining to cap a wild Vikings 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints and send Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia. Relive the final play from all … Continue reading

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Ben Roethlisberger still has ‘a desire to play football’

Ben Roethlisberger lost out on his chance at potential revenge in the AFC title game, but there’s always next year. Roethlisberger told reporters after the Steelers’ 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday that he’s looking forward to…read more

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Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 will ‘definitely be my last year’

For me, I really can’t see me playing past the 2018 season. This will definitely be my last year coming up. One of the reasons is I want to continue my contractual obligations. I signed on for a one-year extension, … Continue reading

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2018 NFL Playoffs Bracket Projection: Saints top Steelers for Brees’ second title

If the Saints win and Eagles lose, New Orleans would be guaranteed to stay inside for rest of the playoffs…read more

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When narratives ruined us in 2017 fantasy football

Last week we looked at some of the instances where coach speak ruined us in the 2017 fantasy football season. A decent chunk of narratives were covered there, but we’re not quite finished. Sometimes we take the signs and signals … Continue reading

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Was Georgia’s 2017 Success a Flash in the Pan?

A classic national title game left us with some burning questions. I tried to tackle some of them Wednesday with a column about Alabama’s quarterback situation. But we’ll kick off the mailbag today with the other most commonly…read more

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Friday Five: Most overrated, underrated college football teams at season’s end

The final CBS Sports 130 came out this week and not even my colleagues can escape my wrath…read more

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CBS Sports 130 college football rankings: Bama on top, UCF gets love in final poll

The last comprehensive college football rankings of all 130 FBS teams is out for the 2017-18 season…read more

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Divisional Round: One under-the-radar storyline for each team

The eight remaining teams are set as we head into the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. While many of the top storylines surrounding each organization in this stage of the postseason have reverberated throughout…read more

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15 biggest fantasy football disappointments of 2017

Anyone who has played fantasy football before knows disappointment is an inescapable part of the game. The euphoric thrill of victory wouldn’t be so sweet were it not for the counterbalance of the bitter taste of your lineup letting you … Continue reading

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Five storylines that will dominate college football in 2018

After the greatest College Football Playoff — in its brief history — and one of the most thrilling national championship games ever, next season can’t start soon enough…read more

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