The manner which The Walking Dead kills off main characters makes The Hunger Games look like Full House. For one and a half seasons Rick Grimes and his group of survivors came to know the prison as home. Lives were still in peril there, but it had walls and fences to keep the walker-filled world outside.
On their first trek into the prison’s tombs, Hershel was bitten by a walker and Rick saved his life by brutally hacking off his lower leg. On Sunday night’s fourth mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, which drew 12.1 million viewers, The Governor set the next phase of ...Read More
On Sunday, Rob Ford packed into Toronto's Rogers Centre and garnered more attention than the uh...let's see here. Oh right, the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. Let's be real, the Falcons and Bills were the main attractions, but Ford stole the show. That's not the only thing he stole. According to The Toronto Star, Ford reinforced every drug addict's stereotype by creating an awkward situation when he stole a seat that belonged to musician Matt Mays. He probably would have sold the seat for a little cash if there weren't so many people watching.
Rob Ford ...Read More
Ok, I have to admit. I didn't really want Nick Foles to be a success in Philadelphia. Matter of fact, I didn't think he had it in him. But as the wins continue to pile high, only a fool would continue to hesitate in giving the man his props. There are times when a franchise achieves moderate success, with a certain type of player, and becomes sold on a certain mold. For the Philadelphia Eagles, the dual threat quarterback has been entrenched in its very identity since Randall Cunningham carried those anemic Eagles' offensive units on his back during the Buddy Ryan era...Read More
1. Has Geno Smith started his final game for the New York Jets?
JAMES CARR: We discussed the Jets a few weeks ago, trying to decide whether Geno was a victim or a curse for the Jets. I'm still going with victim, but I'm not exactly sold on his long-term prospects, nor the Jets' ability to identify talent at quarterback. Geno comes after Mark Sanchez, who joined Kellen Clemens, Matt Simms and Tim Tebow as Rex Ryan QB signings. That's a murderer's row of gunslingers, as in the kind of row to murder an offense. No wonder Santonio Holmes keeps getting "injured....Read More
Coach Kevin Sumlin has forced people to recognize ever since he stepped foot on Texas A&M's campus. During the Aggies' first season in the SEC, nobody gave a new head coach with a freshman quarterback much besides a handshake and a sarcastic, "Good luck."
But the Aggies went on to become the only team to defeat Alabama in 2012, as that freshman QB turned out to be the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Johnny Manziel became the center of attention in Aggieland, as player, coach and program all sought new heights.
2013 wasn't quite as kind to the newcom...Read More
(Disclaimer: Every week AGS Recap does a “What Had Happened Was” segment aimed at unfortunate or inexplicable weekend happenings. This one is personal)
I’m just going to come right out and kick the elephant out of the room. I‘m in a stage of grief after missing the finish of the year. No, decade. Maybe the millennium.
After hundreds hours of college football viewing this season, I missed the wildest finish of the entire season. It gets more cathartic saying it a second time.
Think of this as my personal Craigslist: Missed Connections post to Auburn and Alaba...Read More
FSU took over the top spot on the BCS rankings after Alabama's dramatic loss to Auburn in the final second of the Iron Bowl, with Ohio State in a close second. Many thought the undefeated Buckeyes would jump to the No. 1 spot with a tougher strength of schedule, as was the same case for the one-loss Tigers jumping everyone. Teams are digging in their heels for the BCS grind already, positioning themselves as the nation's best just in case anything else crazy happens this weekend, when three teams compete for two spots during Championship Weekend.
Peyton Manning, Eric De...Read More
Actor Paul William Walker IV starred in over 30 films and sitcoms, but was most famous for his appearances in the Fast & Furious franchise. He was at first rumored to have died early Sunday afternoon on December 1st, and it was quickly confirmed that he and an unnamed person died in a horrific crash in which the vehicle, a Porsche Carrera GT, burst into flames after hitting a light post and a tree at high speeds. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was the first to respond on scene.
Walker was in Valencia...Read More
If you're a fan of college football and you missed this year's 78th Annual Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and intrastate rival No. 4 Auburn, then it's likely you are sulking as you watch the highlights. And if you're not a fan of college football then watching said highlights would likely make you change your mind. It was a slobber-knocker for the ages and possibly the greatest Iron Bowl in the entire storied history of the rivalry.
Prognosticators had already pegged the Auburn Tigers as a mere speed bump for the Crimson Tide on their way to a third s...Read More
Both Ohio State and Florida State faced their toughest competition all season in Rivalry Week, though only the Buckeyes nearly saw their BCS dreams dashed.
FSU only managed three points in the opening quarter, and Jameis Winston even threw an -- gasp -- interception. That was just about all the drama in that game, though, as the Seminoles got going in the second and Florida kept doing Florida things.
RT @SheHatesJacoby: NOT AGAIN FLORIDA SMH... CANCEL THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM pic.twitter.com/E81HsnFzdu
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) November 30, 2013
Fresno State didn't even see the L coming. The handwringing over whether Fresno State’s undefeated season would be deemed more worthy than Northern Illinois’ in the eyes of the BCS is over. The beef is settled. On Friday night, the other FSU involved in a BCS debate and their No. 1 ranked passing attack got T-boned by a mack truck right before the finish line.
There aren’t many times you’ll score 52 points and lose, but Fresno State’s defense met a buzz saw in San Jose State’s David Fales. Carr, who is now considered the favorite of NFL scouts to b...Read More
One month ago today, the 2013 NBA season tipped off after much anticipation, with mystery and intrigue in the air. In the 31 days since then, the mystery has been replaced by shocking revelations and surprises. Now that our heads have stopped spinning after a Thanksgiving Day free of pro hoops, let’s take a look at our new reality.
Have you ever seen the iconic, yet cringe-inducing scene from the original Alien when the xenomorph bursts out of John Hurt’s chest and everyone just stares in complete shock? That used to describe the Portland Trail Blazers’ proclivity ...Read More
A Steelers-Ravens AFC North matchup always has its share of crushing blows, crucial conflict and late-game drama, even with nothing at stake. Thanksgiving night was no different, but everything was intensified with both teams fighting for their playoff lives.
The hits were a bit harder, the uniforms a bit bloodier than usual and every play seemed to have extreme consequences.
The Ravens and Steelers both entered the game at 5-6. After the dust cleared and the injury list piled up, the Ravens' tough 22-20 victory provided B-More (6-6) with its first winning streak since September, ...Read More
Shady raps so hard in this one he starts levatating. Ha!Read More
Joey Bada$$ teamed up with Akomplice Clothing for a few items, and dropped this track featuring an unreleased track produced by the legendary J Dilla, with proceeds from the collaboration going to Dilla's foundation.Read More
Tony Romo set a record for touchdown passes on Thanksgiving with his 18th score on Turkey Day, leading the Dallas Cowboys over the Oakland Raiders 31-24. Of course, it's not much of a surprise that the Cowboys won on Turkey Day, as it's their annual celebration before Romo's December swoon.
The Detroit Lions annihilated the woeful Green Bay Packers from all angles, dropping 40 points, sacking Matt Flynn six times, while adding a score on special teams. Detroit looks like they're playoff-bound, even if they don't always appear battle-tested. On the other hand...Read More
December 11, 1961. Writer Langston Hughes debuted his play “Black Nativity” at the Lincoln Theater in New York City. The all-black production about redemption and forgiveness moved to a church-bred backdrop full of the holy-ghost with deep, stomach-belted gospel songs and barefoot divas flinging their arms in African inspired liturgical dance moves bouncing to the beat of the Lord.
Hughes, mixed with Black, Native American and Caucasian, wanted his production to reflect racial love – an adoration of all things black, written to soulful singing and heart-h...Read More
Thanksgiving Day Football – You can’t have one without the other, turkey and football on Thanksgiving. The NFL has blessed us with three games this year with the Packers vs. Lions, Raiders vs. Cowboys and Steelers vs. Ravens. None of these games excite me. It’s easy for the NBA to get it right with their Christmas Day lineup of games, but with the parity in the NFL it’s always a crapshoot to predict which teams are going to be good and which teams will not.
Brandon Weeden starting at QB – This guy is starting again? At this point, I don&rsq...Read More
Of the 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot--announced on Tuesday--former Cubs and Braves ace Greg Maddux and former White Sox basher Frank Thomas should ensure that there’s no HOF shutout this season.
The BBWAA spoke loudly and expressed themselves like NWA last season, as no MLB player earned the 75 percent of votes needed for induction.
Despite a crop of all-time sluggers, who in any other era would be no-brainers, the continuing debate over whether to elect players suspected of using PED's cost several stars a shot at ...Read More
Joe Flacco has been quite vocal this season. In fact, he's has arguably had more sound bites than highlights.This week, Flacco left behind is veiled barbs at Ray Lewis alone and focused on Jim Caldwell's implementation of the Wildcat offense last week.
Via The Baltimore Sun:
“I don’t like that stuff,” Flacco said Tuesday. “I think it makes you look like a high school offense.”
Flacco’s comments came just two days after the Ravens used backup Tyrod Taylor for a dozen plays against the Jets, hoping that the speedy quarterback would spark ...Read More
There was a time not too long ago in the early days of the Obama America when the top quarterbacks rushing for 100 yards a game were brothas of the darker hue like Robert Griffin IIII and Cam Newton. In 2013, we may be embarking on a Heisman campaign that includes Johnny Manziel, the child of Texas oil tycoons who chills with Drake in the offseason, Jameis Winston, a 1,000 yard rusher in high school turned pocket passing phenom and Jordan Lynch.
Of the two aforementioned quarterbacks, Lynch is the least conspicuous. That may not last longer. The Heisman committee is scrambling for candid...Read More
Gilbert Arenas is a cautionary tale for Chicago's franchise player.