Month: November 2021

Paul Finebaum Declares The New Heisman Trophy Favorite

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

Is the 2021 Heisman Trophy race locked up?

Not quite, but ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes we have a clear leader following Saturday’s rivalry games.

According to the ESPN college football analyst, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has taken the lead in the race for the Heisman Trophy.

“About halfway through yesterday, it was nobody, because nobody seemed to want it,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter on Sunday morning. “At the end of the day, Bryce Young may have won it. He still has a huge game remaining. He had his most pedestrian day yet for Alabama, but all that matters is how he finished. And in the most important drive of the season for Alabama, he was flawless. He was unbelievable. He still needs to finish the job next week

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Lincoln Riley Reveals When He First Spoke With USC

A closeup of Lincoln Riley wearing an Oklahoma Sooners visor and a headset.

A closeup of Lincoln Riley wearing an Oklahoma Sooners visor and a headset.

Lincoln Riley has admitted when he first talked to USC about its head coaching opening and it looks like it all came together pretty quickly.

He went onto SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt on Monday evening and confirmed that he first spoke with the school on Sunday morning.

“Very early Sunday morning,” Riley said. “USC engaged with some interest and wanted to have a conversation and honestly Scott, that’s the first conversation at any point in my time at Oklahoma that I’d ever had with another football team.”

It’s a move that shocked the college football world, especially after Riley denied interest in the LSU job on Saturday night.

Riley will finish his tenure at Oklahoma with a 55-10 record as he also never had a season where the school won less than nine games.

He also

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Robbie Ray Makes Free Agency Decision

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has finally signed. According to MLB insider Jeff Passan, Robbie Ray is heading to the Pacific Northwest.

“Reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners are finalizing a five-year, $115 million contract with an opt-out after the third season,” said Passan.

The ESPN insider added, “The American League West is going wild right now.”

“And Robbie Ray heads to an ascendant Seattle team that’s only going to get better with Julio Rodriguez, George Kirby, Emerson Hancock, Matt Brash and others on the way.”

Ray was rumored to be drawing interest from the Angels, Red Sox, and Blue Jays. But, the Mariners won out.

The 29-year-old pitcher posted a career year in 2021. With a four-pitch arsenal, Ray became the first Blue Jay to win the Cy Young since the late Roy Halladay in

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Details Emerge From Cowboys’ Situation With Mike McCarthy

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on the field.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on the field.

COVID-19 is ravaging the Dallas Cowboys this week. On Monday, news broke that head coach Mike McCarthy tested positive for the virus. Now Dallas is experiencing even more COVID-related fallout.

Per ESPN’s Todd Archer, a number of Cowboys players and coaches are in the league’s COVID protocols.

According to Archer, “Terence Steele, Mike McCarthy, Joe Philbin, Jeff Blasko, Scott Tolzein, Harold Nash, Kendall Smith, [and] Cedric Smith,” reportedly tested positive.

“Only Cedric Smith, assistant strength and conditioning coach, could be back by Thursday,” Archer reported.

This is obviously not the news a Dallas Cowboys team that’s lost two games in as many weeks wanted. Last season, Dallas was able to avoid COVID mishaps for the most part. But this year is another story.

On the player side: Zack Martin, Keanu Neal, Amari Cooper, Randy Gregory, Greg Zuerlein, Brandon Knight, and

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