Fred Jackson To Miss The Rest Of The 2011-12 NFL Season

Fred Jackson has been ruled out this week and most likely out for remainder of the 2011-12 NFL season.

Fred Jackson has been a dominate force at the running back position this year as he lead the league coming into week 11 with 917 yards rushing and it didn’t seem like he was slowing down. That was until the Buffalo Bills traveled to Miami. It was the 5-4 Bills vs. the 2-7 Dolphins. Jackson was coming off of a big game in Dallas of 114 yards off of 13 carries. Despite losing to the Cowboys 44-7 the Bills were ready to snap their two game losing streak and redeem their season.

Though there was knowing bouncing back for Buffalo as the Dolphins did what the Cowboys did the previous week to the Bills; they put on a clinic as they would defeat the Bills 35-8. However that wasn’t the big news as Jackson only rushed for 17 yards off of only seven carries. But it wasn’t because the Dolphins shut him down but it was because an injury did.

Fred Jackson would injure his calf muscle on a four yard pass in the second quarter with roughly five minutes to go. The Bills were trailing 21 to 3 at that point. Luckily for Jackson the X-Rays came out negative.

After the game Jackson would tell reporters “I’ll be all right. It’s just a bruise right now,” Jackson said. “I’ll get some treatment on it this week and see what happens.” Though fast forward to today (Wednesday) Jackson has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

It’s never good news to hear that a player has been ruled out so early in the week, like it is in Jackson’s case. This calf injury, despite no X-Ray damage is clearly just as bad of an injury even if there was structural damage.

After hearing the devastating news reporters asked coach Chain Gailey if Jackson would return this season. His response; he doesn’t know.

Now while not knowing could mean a lot of things, in this case where Jackson has already been shut down for this week’s game on Sunday without even being tagged as questionable or doubtful isn’t good at all.

So my advice for Bills fans, fantasy owners, and to whom it may concern; Jackson is most likely going to miss the remainder of the season and if you have him in a fantasy league; trade him. If you’re a fan; get used to hearing C.J. Spiller’s name. While I hate to deliver the bad news, unfortunately it is, what it is, Fred Jackson at the time before his injury the leading rusher in the NFL will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 NFL season.

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Lee Corso Drops An Explicit Word On College GameDay: See What It Was

The explicit word that Corso said can be heard in the video below the article.

Just like he does every Saturday on ESPN’s College GameDay, Lee Corso chooses the team he thinks is going to win by putting on that team’s mascot head. However this Saturday on College GameDay from the University of Houston campus went a little differently.

After guest picker Carl Lewis chose the Cougars, Corso said, “Carl, how can you pick against SMU? Look at them over there, red, white and blue. U-S-A, U-S-A.” Corso then reached under the desk and picked up an SMU megaphone. It appeared that he was choosing the SMU Mustangs until he made a dramatic switch.

Just as Corso was about to speak into the SMU megaphone, he then tossed it over the desk and said “Ah (bleep) it,” and then put on the Shasta, the University of Houston’s mascot head.

The word that Corso said can be watched in the video below.

After hearing Corso’s remarks analyst Kirk Herbstreit who was on the left of him leaned back in his chair and grinned in shock like a young boy that heard a bad word. As for host Chris Fowler, he doubled over with laughter as he slowly put his head down on the desk. As for guest picker Carl Lewis, he just laughed hysterically while clapping and for the fans outside the University of Houston’s campus; they cheered in joy.

After gaining their composure Fowler turned to Corso and jokingly said “Shasta, shame on you,” Fowler said. “Wash that mouth out.” Fowler then shook hands with guest picker Carl Lewis and Herbstreit remained lightly punching the mouth of the mascot head as the remaining credits came on, marking the show over.

Thirty minutes after the show ended Corso would say an apology that appeared on ESPN, during the Michigan-Nebraska game and then on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The apology said, “Earlier today on College GameDay while picking the SMU-Houston game I got a bit excited and used an expletive that I shouldn’t have used. I apologize and can promise it won’t happen again.”

It was the first time ever that College GameDay traveled to the University of Houston’s campus and Corso will make that first time be remembered for a long time.

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The Truth Will Come Out: Bernie Fine Didn’t Molest Anyone

Bernie Fine has been at Syracuse University since 1963.

Bernie Fine started his coaching career with Syracuse University in 1963 as the team’s student manager. Fine would go onto graduate in 1967 with B.S. in personnel and industrial relations. Though that wouldn’t be the last of Syracuse as in 1976 when Jim Boeheim became the head coach he hired Fine as of his assistants. Fast forward 35 years later assistant head coach Bernie Fine is being accused of molesting two former ball boys and is on a leave of absence that was handed out by the University.

The two alleged victims are Bobby Davis, who’s now 39, and Mike Lang, now 45. Davis told Outside the Lines that Fine had been molesting him since 1984, on road trips, at Fine’s house, and hotel rooms. As for Lang he told Outside the Lines that Fine had been molesting him since he was in sixth grade.

This is the second incident revolving molestation charge from an NCAA coach within a week’s span, as news broke last week about Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was accused of molesting several young boys. Which is why this really brings to the conclusion as if this allegation is really true or not? Because Davis told police officials in 2003 about the molestation incidents, however they ignored it as there wasn’t enough evidence. Though eight years later, Davis isn’t giving up as he now has a witness; his step brother, Mike Lang.

Despite adding another witness, the story just doesn’t fit, because why would Lang in 2003 come to the police officials and not bring Lang with him as well? Also too, why did they pick now to come out? Because it’s a perfect time; our society is still in shock from the whole Penn State incident and is still trying to recover from it. So now Davis comes out during this time and looks like another victim that was scared like the others and gets away with it too.

Lastly, in the interview with Outside the Lines both Davis and Lang took very long to respond to the simple questions about when it happened and where it happened. They paused several times in efforts to think and used several “ums” showing that they were nervous and pretty much lying. Let’s be honest if you suffered through such a “horrible experience” as they claim that they did, don’t you think that you would remember every single detail, every single second, the time that it happened, and how old you were?

Head coach Jim Boehim isn’t buying it either as he issued a statement stating, “I know this kid, but I never saw him in any rooms or anything,” Boeheim told ESPN. “It is a bunch of a thousand lies that he has told. You don’t think it is a little funny that his cousin (relative) is coming forward? He supplied four names to the University that would corroborate his story. None of them did…there is only one side to this story. He is lying.”

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Allen Iverson and DeSean Jackson Are Practically The Same

Allen Iverson will forever be the bad boy of Philadelphia

Philadelphia sports and practices just don’t mix. Remember back in November of 2006, when Allen Iverson missed a Philadelphia 76ers practice? Then remember the controversial press conference that took place in response to it? Practice?! Practice. You wanna talk about Practice?! Not a game…not a game. But practice?!

That day and that press conference would go onto live with the career of Iverson and the franchise for the rest of his life and the teams future for years and years to come. And six years later, the practice controversy has gotten even worse as jokes about it have been made and players, coaches, and the general public have mimicked it in several different ways.

It just never really seemed to get old and it probably never will as it’s even inspired some people like Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Last Saturday Jackson missed a mandatory team meeting that was held for a preparation for Sunday’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Rumors said that he missed it because he overslept, but no one knows for sure as on Monday during a press conference Jackson didn’t answer the question.

As a result to missing the meeting Jackson unlike Iverson received a much harsher penalty as he would be held out of Sunday’s game. Though he didn’t raise his voice and repeat his words in response to missing the meeting, instead he just said that it wasn’t a “chronic issue.”

See now Jackson really just doesn’t think; he misses a mandatory team meeting, then as a result gets benched, and then during the press conference he states that it’s not a “chronic issue?” really? That’s all you have to say? Who’s going to repeat that for years and years to come? No one. Man, Jackson had the perfect opportunity to turn this bad incident into a better one by shining some light on the whole incident with some funny comments or an Allen Iverson practice speech variation of his own. But instead Jackson felt that the silent treatment was more necessary.

As of right now there are no further plans for punishment of Jackson as he’s scheduled to play on Sunday night against the New York Giants and return to his starting wide receiver role. However I do think that Jackson needs some help and he needs it from Allen Iverson, because after hearing Jacksons response to the whole thing it’s just obvious that he needs some practice, and what better person to help than Allen Iverson; the practice master.

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Top Five Scariest Players in the NFL Right Now

No matter how old Ray Lewis is he'll still scare and intimidate any NFL player.

You counted your candy and you took off your costume as Halloween is now officially over until next year, but what if I were to tell you that five NFL players rather it’s Halloween or not will still scare the socks right off of you. So without any introduction, here are the five scariest players in the NFL right now.

5. Tom Brady- Six time Pro Bowler, three time Super Bowl Champion, and two time M.V.P. Tom Brady is by far one of the most feared quarterbacks in the game. Not only is his presence of what he’s capable of doing scary enough but his emotion and horrific glare that he shows to the opposing team as it seems as if nothing can stop him or intimidate him in any way makes him clearly one of the most feared players to play against when his team shows up on the schedule.

4. Darrelle Revis- If it’s not scary enough for you that Darralle Revis has his own “island” as people call it because when he plays against opposing wide receivers he takes them completely out of the game, isn’t scary enough for you then I don’t know what is. Andre Johnson, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, Reggie Wayne, Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss, Steve Smith, Roddy White, Marques Closton, all just few of the players that Revis has shutdown in his career and has made them almost invisible when they went up against him. He’s the best and he shows no signs of letting up as each game ends in the same story and the same result of teams not throwing the ball to his side as they fear that he’ll intercept it, swat it down, or even worse return it for a touchdown.

3.Calvin Johnson- Nicknamed “Megatron” from the character from Transformers due to his rare combination of size, hands, speed, strength, leaping ability, body control and hand–eye coordination Calvin Johnson is hands down the best wide receiver in the NFL. Currently third in receiving yards at 804 behind Carolina Steve Smith (918) and New England Wes Welker (824) and leading every receiver and running back in touchdowns with 11, Calvin Johnson is proving to everybody and everyone that he’s clearly the leagues best. Rather it’s a streak route, zig zag, double team, triple team, or a jump ball, just throw the ball in his area and chances are number 81, Calvin Johnon is coming down with it.

2. Ndamukong Suh- Ndamukong Suh makes quarterbacks, running backs, and offensive lineman cringe in fear when they see him lined up against them. They cringe in fear because not only will he just get by you or tackle you but he may even hurt you and the best part about it, is that he doesn’t care…not one bit. With complaint after complaint and comment after comment from all various players that Suh plays to hard and that he hurts players on purpose says it right there alone, that he’s a scary player. But when a player says and thinks that he’s not even human, that’s even scarier; “I’m just a different breed. I hate to say that, but it’s kind of like, no athlete in the NFL is like any other person. You can’t treat everybody the same exact way,” Suh told ESPN.

1. Ray Lewis- Ray Lewis lives, breathes, and eats football. It’s everything to him and his 12 time Pro Bowl appearances, two time defensive player of the year awards, and his Super Bowl ring shows that. Though he doesn’t care about all of those luxuries as he only cares about one thing; winning and he’ll do anything to get it even if that involves tackling his own mother to win it will happen and he doesn’t care about what you think, the opposing team thinks, or I what I think. He’ll hit you, he’ll abuse you, he’ll make you cry, and he’ll scare you. From the pre-game dance, to the leader in the huddle, to the rest of the yelling and screaming, Ray Lewis even at age 36 is still the most feared player in the NFL.

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