Go behind the scenes for an all-access look at Team USA during practice.
Im a true believer that TEAM USA will win Gold this year. I know we have a huge size disadvantage. But we also have guys named Kobe, Kevin, & Lebron that can and will make up for the size we don’t have. These may be the three best players in the world. (Yes Kobe at the age of 33 is still better than half of the world). The only team that can even maybe give them a run for their money is Spain, and thats because of the Gasol brothers.
Laker fan Ice Cube Joins the First Take team to discuss the teams offseason moves.
Penn State Players Michael Zordich and Micael Mauti announce their commitment to the School.
The players are sort of the victims here also. Not as much as the children that were touched. But these players are being punished for things they had no control over. This really wasn’t a football issue. Even though the leaders of the football program are all at Fact including Coach Joe. -TLHT
At the beginning of the week, it was announced that the Denver Broncos had reached an agreement with Kicker Matt Prater on a four-year deal that would pay him $13 Million, with a signing bonus of nearly $3 Million and removing the franchise tag he was given before free agency.
Prater has played for the Broncos for five years and he’s been undoubtedly clutch for them, converting more than 80% of his kicks during his tenure with four game winning kicks this last season during what was dubbed Tebowmania.
But now with his new contract, Prater will be able to call Denver home for the first time, despite already being there for five years.
He told He told C.J. and Kreckman of 102.3 ESPN in Denver that, during his prior time with the team, he’s lived in a Hotel. “I’m actually in the process of looking for a condo or townhouse, because I’ve actually lived in a hotel for the last five years,”Prater said “So I’m excited about moving out of the hotel. I bought a house in Florida a couple years ago and just out here, it was real convenient for me. I was going two years in a row on a one-year deal so I didn’t want to buy a place and have to move.”
During his career he’s nailed a few from 50 yards or more, and says those are his favorite ones to kick “I like kicking those longer ones; I don’t know why, I just expect to make them every time…. I think just the situation of the game, and then getting to hit another 50-yarder in overtime to win it was pretty awesome.”
He’s been pretty clutch for the Broncos and because of his leg, they were able to slip into the Playoffs for the first time in six years.
He also talked about the addition of Peyton Manning to the team and how it would affect him. “I kind of just don’t expect anything, just be ready to kick. With Peyton coming to town, obviously I think we’re going to score more points, so there will be more extra points and more kickoffs for me. I’m not opposed to kicking extra points instead of field goals. It makes my job a lot easier.”
It’s a bit surprising to know that a player that’s been in the same city for so long would be living in a Hotel, but some say the NFL stands for Not For Long, and with some kickers that has been proven true. With his new deal, he’ll be able to sleep comfortably in his own bed, in his own house.
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Mark Cuban joins the debate desk to discuss his issue with Skip Bayless and the media
Thank You Mark Cuban. Even though Skip still will continue to hate on players and their handwork and dedication on their craft.
I truly believe Skip gets paid by ESPN to hate. It makes their ratings higher, and higher ratings mean a lot more MONEY.
CBN Truly needs to get our own show and have people watch young college students do WORK– Towson U
Mark Emmert announces the sanctions on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky Scandal.
Penn State Fined $60M, 4-year bowl game ban, Scholarships drop from 25 to 15 for 4 years, and vacate all wins from 1998-2011 ( Coach Joe goes from number 1 all time, now he’s number 12 all time.
Do you agree or disagree with the sanctions?
Will Penn State ever be the same?
John Barr gets the reaction from people on the Penn State Campus to the removal of the Joe Paterno Statue
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Texas Football strength & conditioning coach Bennie Wylie Demonstrates how he warms up the Longhorns for a workout