NFL: Vincent Jackson, the Chargers’ best receiver, will be suspended the first three games of next season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Jackson has two DUI convictions (2006, 2009). Jackson joins an impressive list of stars who will be start the season suspended (Santonio Holmes of the Jets, Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers). Clearly of this trio the Roethlisberger suspension hurts most; Jackson probably won’t be missed two badly against KC, Jacksonville and Seattle, three teams that didn’t make the playoffs last year and don’t figure to be major threats this year (though we are bullish on the Chiefs). The Jets will sorely miss Holmes against three potential AFC powers – Baltimore, Miami and New England. [Union Trib]
College Football Playoff: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington In; Penn State and Michigan on the Outside
The path of least resistance. Penn State misses out.
Tommy Tuberville has reached nearly the highest heights as a college football coach. In 20014, he went 13-0 at Auburn (but got left out of (…)
Believe it or not, Jeff Fisher has gone 7-9 just four times as a head coach — once with the Houston Oilers in 1995, then with the (…)
This seems like something people would watch and get excited about.
Alabama, Clemson, Washington, and Ohio State
Just missed, fortunately.