Roundup: Gruden's Frustrated; Cromartie's Success vs. Peyton Manning & Classic Bill Raftery

Ashley Greene is dope … hope this guy wins his lawsuit … when this bubbles up – what a mess … could Ben Affleck get a best director nomination for ‘The Town?’ … remember this teacher who slept with a student? She’s getting married … a spoiler from this past Monday’s How I Met Your Mother … here’s Justin Bieber putting the moves on Selena Gomez on a yacht … fantastic read on conquering self-doubt … buy Val Kilmer’s deeply discounted ranch … “Some Investors Flourish Despite Economic Tumult” … Ryan Phillippe is dating Amanda Seyfried? …

Jon Gruden seems annoyed with how long college football games take. [Slate]

The Raiders have fired Tom Cable. [Oakland Trib]

The 49ers have promoted Trent Baalke to GM. Now, he needs a coach. [Chronicle]

MJD on the lack of ticket sales in Jacksonville: “It’s not rocket science. Why is it so hard? It shouldn’t be that difficult.” [Times-Union]

Why do the Atlanta Hawks struggle so badly against good teams? [Hoopinion]

Love this headline: Is Darren Daulton crazy? [Philly Mag]

Michigan AD Dave Brandon starts to catch some heat for dragging this Rich Rod thing out. I’d venture to guess it’s 85-15 that Rodriguez is fired today. [Daily News]

The Stanford-Virginia Tech Orange Bowl drew a 7.1 – not quite the Rose Bowl, but better than the Fiesta. [ESPN PR]

Antonio Cromartie has four interceptions in four games against the Colts. [NYDN]

Nice win for Notre Dame, beating Connecticut 73-70. [South Bend Trib]

“A teenager fell down a 15m-high cliff after being sprung having sexual intercourse, suffering injuries to her spine and pelvis.” [Daily Telegraph]

More Steve Nash-to-the-Knicks chatter, with money and Melo as the focus. [Point Forward]

BYU volleyball players have been suspended for receiving improper benefits. Repeat: VOLLEYBALL. [Salt Lake Trib]

A few details on how Randy Edsall left UConn. [Conn Post]

Has CBS attempted to pair Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery?

Are all hockey weddings like this?

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