Monday, 23 January 2012

NFL - Playoffs: Giants at 49ers

Giants Indy-bound after knocking off 49ers in OT

"Lawrence Tynes booted the New York Giants into the Super Bowl again.
Tynes kicked a winning 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime, and the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night to reach its second Super Bowl in five seasons.
Eli Manning and the Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, just as they did when they won it in 2008.
Tynes also kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime at Green Bay in the 2008 NFC title game that put the Giants in the Super Bowl.
Devon Thomas put the Giants in position. He recovered his second fumble of the game after Jacquian Williams stripped the ball from Kyle Williams, the 49ers' fill-in return man." @

NFL - Playoffs: Ravens at Patriots

Brady, Patriots bound for Indy after beating Ravens

"Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl. And they'll see a familiar opponent.
The Patriots beat the stunned Ravens 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday after Baltimore's Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining in Foxborough, Mass.
Brady scored the winning touchdown when he leaped over the vaunted Ravens defense in the fourth quarter. The 1-yard dive brought the Patriots from behind, and their maligned defense made several key plays, including shutting down Ray Rice, the league's total yardage leader.
"This team really overcame a lot, and they fought hard all year," Patriots coach Bill Belichick told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi after the game. "It wasn't always perfect, just like today. We had our moments, but they hung in there and they fought hard. I'm happy for the players. They did a great job today."
Next up as the Patriots chase their fourth Super Bowl trophy in Brady and Belichick's tenure in New England are the New York Giants, who defeated New England 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. This Super Bowl will be held Feb. 5 in Indianapolis." @

Monday, 16 January 2012

NFL - Playoffs: Conference Round

NFL - Playoffs: Texans at Ravens

Ravens ride defense to win over Texans; Pats next
"A fierce defense led by linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed came up with four turnovers, leading the Ravens to a 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday and into the AFC Championship Game.

Baltimore forced two turnovers in the first quarter and moved to a 17-3 lead, and interceptions by Lardarius Webb and Reed in the final eight minutes preserved the advantage.

The Ravens (13-4) will visit the New England Patriots next Sunday, with the winner advancing to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

Baltimore finished the season 9-0 at home.

One week earlier, in the first playoff game in franchise history, the Texans (11-7) didn't give the ball away in a 31-10 home victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. In this one, rookie quarterback T.J. Yates threw three interceptions." @


NFL - Playoffs: Giants at Packers

Giants easily end Packers' Super Bowl repeat bid
"For Eli Manning and the New York Giants, Lambeau Field has become a familiar launching pad. After beating the Green Bay Packers at home for the second time in four years, they only hope this trip ends the same way(at the Super Bowl).

Manning threw three touchdown passes, and the Giants shocked the Packers 37-20 in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game on Sunday. Manning threw for 330 yards, sending the Giants to San Francisco for the NFC Championship Game next Sunday night.

The Giants stunned the reigning Super Bowl champion Packers with a touchdown off a long heave just before halftime, then knocked them out with a late touchdown off a turnover. Lambeau Field fell silent as the Giants swarmed the field in celebration." @


NFL - Playoffs: Broncos at Patriots

Pats end Broncos' run with record performance

"Tom Brady's way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering performance.

Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, and put the New England Patriots into the AFC Championship Game after roughing up Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos 45-10 Saturday night.

The Patriots, winners of nine consecutive games, will host the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Saturday night's romp stopped a three-game playoff losing streak, two of those at Gillette Stadium, and lifted the Patriots to the verge of their fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons. They've won it three times.

And so ended one of the season's most exciting storylines -- one that caught the nation's attention and began when Denver was 1-4 and made Tebow a starter. The one-time third-stringer promptly won six in a row and seven of eight, with a string of stunning comebacks, and the Broncos ended up backing into the AFC West title." @


NFL - Playoffs: Saints at 49ers

Smith outduels Brees as 49ers oust Saints

"Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left, just after Drew Brees had put high-powered New Orleans ahead, and the resurgent 49ers capitalized on five Saints turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.

Smith ran for a 28-yard touchdown with 2:11 left and threw another scoring pass to Davis. Coach Jim Harbaugh's NFC West champion 49ers proved that a hard-hitting, stingy defense still can win in the modern, wide-open NFL by holding off one of league's most dynamic offenses.

San Francisco triumphed in its first playoff game in nine years, moving within one win of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since capturing the proud franchise's fifth championship after the 1994 season.

Next up for the 49ers is the NFC title game at Candlestick Park against the New York Giants, who upset the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 37-20 in their divisional playoff game." @

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

NFL - Playoffs: Divisional Round

NCAA Football - BCS Championship Game: Final Result

Alabama's D embarrasses LSU as five FGs, late TD seal national title

The Alabama defense took no chances in the rematch.

When Jordan Jefferson dropped back to pass, he was swept under by a tide of crimson. When the LSU quarterback took off running, he must've felt like Alabama had a few extra players on the field.

Courtney Upshaw, Dont'a Hightower and Co. sure made it seem that way.

With a smothering display of old-school football, the No. 2 Crimson Tide blew out the top-ranked Tigers 21-0 in the Allstate BCS Championship Game Monday night. @

Monday, 9 January 2012

NCAA Football - BCS Championship Game

We are 1 hour away from the most wanted game of the NCAA football season: The BCS Championship Game. Everyone expect a big tight game with lot of excitement, but with low points because of the big defenses of both teams. I'm more a LSU fan so I would like them to win to end a perfect season.

Must See Players:
Alabama - Trent Richardson
LSU - Tyrann Mathieu


Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Brendan Gibbons' OT FG boots Michigan past Va. Tech, to Sugar Bowl title

"Here's another tradition that Brady Hoke has restored at Michigan: Winning.

The coach who grew up in Ohio but revered the Wolverines since childhood ended his first season in charge holding up the silver Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy amid fluttering maize and blue confetti. The Michigan band provided the soundtrack for the raucous celebration: the school's familiar fight song.

Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime, lifting No. 13 Michigan to a 23-20 victory over Virginia Tech (No. 11 BCS, No. 17 AP) at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Tuesday night.

The victory capped an impressive debut season for Hoke, who has led the Wolverines (11-2) back to prominence with a BCS bowl victory. In his usual style, he also deflected the credit from himself onto the senior leaders of "Team 132," as he calls the squad with a nod to the number of teams the historic football program has fielded." @

NCAA Football - Rose Bowl

Oregon outruns Wisconsin to win highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever

"The Oregon Ducks had waited 95 years to win another Rose Bowl presented by Vizio, and the last few seconds stretched for an eternity. The players in mirrored helmets held each other back on the sideline, waiting on tiptoes for video review to confirm Wisconsin was out of time.

The call went Oregon's way. The Ducks stormed the hallowed field.

The most futuristic team in college football had buried another bit of history, and that revolutionary offense finally has a shiny trophy that will look right at home among those eye-catching uniforms.

Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De'Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the Ducks (No. 5 BCS, No. 6 AP) earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off the Badgers 45-38 Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played." @

NCAA Football - Fiesta Bowl

Andrew Luck, Stanford fall short as Oklahoma St. claims Fiesta title in OT

"The BCS system left Oklahoma State bitter.
After a thrilling win in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Cowboys have a chance to throw a stick in the spokes.

Surviving a missed field goal at the end of regulation and getting a big kick of its own in overtime, No. 3 Oklahoma State opened the door for the chance at a split national championship with a wildly entertaining 41-38 win over No. 4 Stanford on Monday night." @

Monday, 2 January 2012