Author: Mikesportz

As the Michigan Wolverines prepare for the upcoming College Football Playoff showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide, it sounds like head coach Jim Harbaugh has a big decision to make. According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Michigan has offered Jim Harbaugh an absolutely massive contract extension with an important clause that would prevent him from seeking an NFL coaching job for the 2024 season. “Sources say Harbaugh, whose current deal runs through 2026, received an offer from Michigan for a 10-year, $125-million contract extension that would make him one of the highest-paid coaches…

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The Phoenix Suns dropped to 14-13 earlier this week with a disappointing loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. A rebuilding opponent that featured former Suns first overall pick Deandre Ayton, as well as a second rounder from this summer that Suns’ head coach Frank Vogel raved about afterwards. Whatever your thoughts on if this team can win a championship – and right now that end goal seems further away than ever – the simple fact is that they have to start to win some of the games that they have dropped recently. They have dropped three of the last…

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The Cleveland Browns must replace elite kicker Dustin Hopkins for the stretch run of the regular season, and it appears they made their decision on Christmas Day. Cleveland inked kicker Riley Patterson to the practice squad on Monday, December 25, one day after Hopkins suffered a hamstring injury against the Houston Texans. “The Cleveland Browns have signed K Riley Patterson to the practice squad,” per the team’s official website. Browns Ink Former Lions Kicker to Replace InjuredHe made good on 15-of-17 field goals and 35-of-37 extra point tries through 13 games in Detroit before the franchise abruptly dumped him two weeks ago in favor of six-year veteran Michael…

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After word broke that Ohio State junior quarterback Kyle McCord would transfer to Syracuse football, some national commentators found that move to be a head-scratcher. On the face of it, I get that sort of sentiment. McCord had a solid 2023 season for the Buckeyes, a Big Ten Conference powerhouse that has amassed an 11-1 record and will face Missouri in a top-10 battle at the Cotton Bowl. So the 6-foot-3, 215-pound McCord, a five-star prep recruit and a four-star transfer, decided to depart Ohio State for a ‘Cuse program that went 6-7 in 2023 and is nowhere near the…

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Nick Mullens is the Minnesota Vikings’ fourth quarterback this season, following Kirk Cousins, Joshua Dobbs, and Jaren Hall. He’s been up and down during Minnesota’s Sunday game against the Detroit Lions, with big plays for both teams, but I found this reaction to a sack from Detroit safety Ifeatu Melifonwu late in the second quarter… because I have never seen a quarterback do this before. Melifonwu got home free on an overload blitz, sacked Mullens, and then Mullens… bowed to his opponent. Because I’m a nerd, I went back and watched all of Mullen’s sacks this season, and he’s never…

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Scott Arfield wants Rangers to sign Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland after his two goals in their win against St Mirren. On Saturday, December 23, the player scored twice as the Edinburgh club defeated St. Mirren 2-0 at Tynecastle. The 28-year-old currently has 15 objectives from his 25 appearances in all rivalries this season, with 10 coming in the association. This objective is amazing, for me it will be the objective of the time,” Arfield said of Shankland’s first against St Mirren [Sky Sports, 24 December]. Arfield gave the following response when asked if he would like to see Shankland play…

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City of Palms: Evaluating the 5-star prospects in Fort Myers. The City of Palms B-ball Exemplary has become perhaps of the most respected custom in all of secondary school ball. Every year, during the prior week Christmas, a significant number of the top groups and players from the nation over movement to Post Myers, Florida for this occasion. The City of Palms has compiled a list of alumni that includes six NBA rookies of the year, over 100 NBA players, and six players who were selected first overall in the draft. The event’s 50th anniversary was celebrated with a star-studded…

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As Ibrox Noise reported, Rangers yesterday confirmed Jack Butland, who sounds absolutely thrilled to be given a new chapter in his career, a good chapter with a champion team. The 30-year-old former Stoke, Crystal Palace and Manchester United goalie really is about as high-end and marquee as Rangers could possibly hope for between the sticks, given our budget and his own wage reduction to accommodate the move. Rangers are being blessed with another Allan McGregor, a goalie we had no right to get at Ibrox but for his own love for our club, only as good as Greegsy was, Butland’s…

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Liverpool will expect several players to kick on in the new year. Jürgen Klopp’s version of Kevin De Bruyne is one while a Darwin Núñez change could be pivotal. It’s been an all over sort of year for Liverpool. In the early months of 2023, hopes of saving Champions League football dramatically diminished, eventually forming a mountain that proved to be too difficult to climb. However, Jürgen Klopp and Pep Lijnders discovered a new role for Trent Alexander-Arnold in the increasingly inventive efforts to improve the situation, which coincided with a significant improvement in Liverpool’s fortunes. While it came past…

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Perhaps the New York Goliaths will accentuate your Christmas Day with the endowment of an agitated triumph over the intensely preferred and undoubtedly despised by the fan base Philadelphia Falcons. Perhaps that is simply dream, and the Birds will snap their three-game long string of failures by giving the Goliaths their tenth loss of the time. One way or the other, it is Christmas and hopefully you have an incredible day that incorporates gaining experiences with your friends and family. However, i really do have an inquiry for you. As today is the day for giving and getting gifts, what…

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