Quote of the Day

"I love football for the violence. Most people do. They'll lie now and say they don't, but they do."
-- ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, on the violent hits in Steelers-Bengals on “Monday Night Football." ("PTI," ESPN, 12/5)
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 62 Print This Issue

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  • Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

    George Iloka was flagged for his hit to the head of Antonio Brown Monday

    An "element of viciousness has crept into what was already a violent game" during the past month of the NFL season, causing it to supersede the "great play that brought people to it in the first place," according to Cindy Boren of the WASHINGTON POST. The day-after conversations "now center on fights over necklaces and nasty hits," with Monday night’s Steelers-Bengals game the most recent example. Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was "stretchered off the field to undergo concussion evaluation after an illegal hit" by Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. That was followed by Bengals S George Iloka hitting Steelers WR Antonio Brown "in the face mask on a game-tying touchdown." Recently, the league has seen Bengals WR A.J. Green fined for put ...

  • Going Against The Grain

    Vladimir Putin will not have Russian athletes boycott Pyeongchang following IOC ruling.

  • One & Done?

    NFL panned for lack of consistency on suspensions.

  • Friends In High Places

    Is Sunil Gulati's decision to not seek USSF re-election tied to Kathy Carter's candidacy?.

  • Bolt Action

    The Lightning are close to a deal to remain in Tampa through '37.

  • Crunch Time

    Doritos back in Super Bowl after sitting out last year's game.

  • Writers Block

    Giants owners pen letter to ticket holders after GM, coach firings.

  • Playoff Picture

    CFP's Bill Hancock dishes on Selection Sunday, best practices.

  • Heads Of State

    Intercollegiate Forum kicks off with ADs tackling big issues.

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