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October 19

Did Florida State Get A Break On Interference Call

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Florida State was able to get past Notre Dame and keep there streaking going, but many people are wondering if they should have lost. Notre Dame scored the winning touchdown, but an interference call negated the touchdown and Notre Dame failed to score. Some people are saying that it was no interference while others say it was. The bottom line is it all depends on what team you are rooting for at the time of the call.

I will admit I thought it was a call that could not have been made, but it was and that is the end of the story. The bottom line is you cannot put yourself in that situation. Notre Dame did and they were on the short end of the stick. This is what happens when you get behind and have to make plays. By having the lead you control your destiny and do not leave in the stripes hands. The bottom line is when you are on the road you cannot expect any help or calls.

October 14

Early Returns On The NFL Football Season

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The NFL season is still young, but some very interesting things come to mind when we look at the early returns. Johnny Manziel was suppose to be the man in Cleveland, but someone forgot to tell Brian Hoyer about it. The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling and could very well be winless. The Steelers are not very good right now and even the Browns beat them.

I thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be decent, but they are far from that right now. The Bucs are downright dreadful to say the least. They have not played well and it looks like they could have a very long and horrible season. Peyton Manning continues to roll along as well. The Seattle Seahawks have not been that Super this year and well how about those Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have played well and are 5-1. No one could have expected the Cowboys to be as good as they are so far.

We have seen many things early in the season and I am sure we will see many amzing things. This is the NFL and we have learned to expect the unexpected. I can wait to see what happens in the coming weeks. It should be very good.

October 11

Lebron James Thought He Was Tight With His Former Teammates Guess Not

Lebron James left the Miami Heat for Cleveland and he thought he was tight with his former teammates, but it looks it may not be the case. Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, and even Dwayne Wade for the most part has been quiet about there former teammate. Why is that? Even Lebron has been taken back by some of the comments, but they should not shock him either. Once you leave a team like he did, you really can't expect them to hold there arms out and welcome you back as best buds. 

Most people think James left on the best of terms, but I am not so sure about that. This move cost both Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade a good chunk of money, and cannot believe either is happy with that. Money is the root of all eveil, but do not cost them money or you will lose a buddy quickly. James penned a letter and most of his teammates found out through the letter which is not always a good way to do it. I think sitting down with his teammates and telling them face to face as a team would have been better. It's water over the bridge now, but when they meet Christmas Day in Miami it should be very interesting.

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October 6

Could Notre Dame Actually Make The Playoffs

Let's see a show of hands that predicted Notre Dame would be as good as they are this year. The Fighting Irish started the season with some suspensions and many people felt they would have an average season, but that has not been the case.

After a one year hatius Everett Golson has returned to the Irish and the results have been outstanding. After a win against a good Stanford team the Irish are now looking at the big game against No.1 Florida State in two weeks. A win by the Irish against Florida State could get them into the playoff talk. If they win against Florida State and win out they will be sitting pretty.

As the season opened no one would have guessed the Irish could be this good, but they are a product of there coach. If Notre Dame takes it one game at a time it looks like they could be one of the few title contenders with no losses.

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October 6

College Football Was Turned Upside Down Saturday

College Football had a weird weekend where many teams found themselves on the losing end in a game they thought they would win.  Teams such as Alabama, Oklahoma, and others found out that if you want to win every week you cannot have any lapses. With the college football playoff looming every game is very important and one loss could eliminate you from contention. The selection process is something that could come into play in these losses.

Having a selection committee of 13 to pick the teams means somebody is going to get left out just like in the NCAA Basketball tournament. I really do not know if there is a easy way to do it. Teams that do not make it will scream why they should be there. Picking the four best can be tough. I think expanded it is the only fair way. Hopefully there will not be to many more upsets or the committee could really have trouble picking four teams.

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October 4

Detroit Tigers On Verge Of Elimination

When the Detroit Tigers made the trade for David Price ato add to their already great staff I told people that will not guarantee success. Detroit has some great arms, but they still must be managed well and you must play as a team. Detroit is finding out that team baseball or chemistry is very important. I'm not trying to say they do not have it, but Baltimore it seems wants it more. That is what the playoffs come down to which team has a greater desire to win. It is usually the team that will win it. 

Detroit had the false hope that great pitching stops great hitting and that is true most of the time. The problem with that is the Tigers pitching down the stretch was inconsistent. Heading into the playoffs you need to get great pitching down the stretch. The Tigers never got it and now they are paying for it. It's not over for the Tigers, but it's not looking good either. Detroit still has a shot, but must take it one game at a time. Getting out to a fast start would help out alot as well. If they do not they could find themselves out of the playoffs.

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October 2

Can We Trust These Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys are playing some of the best football of anyone right now in the NFL, but can we trust these Cowboys. Most every Cowboy fans know that just because the Cowboys have a fast start it does not GUARANTEE anything in the NFL. Let's look and see if we can really trust these Cowboys. One of the keys will be injuries. If Dallas wants to make the playoffs they have to stay healthy. DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo are the keys. These two players along with Dez Bryant are critical to your success.

The other important thing that Dallas must do is play consistent defense. They have been pretty go so far, but must keep it up they hope to make the playoffs. Most people had this defense as one of the worse, but they have played better then I expected as well. Right now we can trust these Dallas Cowboys, but how long I really do not know.

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October 1

Can The Cavaliers Really Win A Title Now?

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Many people including Vegas odds makers have the Cleveland Cavaliers as favorites in the Eastern Conference in the NBA. Now I do think the Cavaliers will be very good this season I do not have them as favorites to win the East. Cleveland is one of my favorites, but I also like the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. Do not count out the Miami Heat either as they cold surprise a lot of people as well.

Can the Cavaliers really win a title now? I do not think it will happen this year or even next year. Cleveland is going to need a few years to gel as a team. Getting Lebron James back helps speed the process up, but it will not cure all the ails the Cavaliers right now. The Cavaliers also must stay healthy as well which sometimes can be tough in the NBA. Fans must not put to much pressure on the Cavaliers on the beginning. If the fans are patient they should be awarded a NBA Championship down the line.

September 20

Can We Stop Talking About Ray Rice Or Can't We

It seems the Ray Rice story never wants to end for the Ravens, The NFL, and the fans. It now seems the Ravens coach wanted to get rid of him, but management balked at that idea. Many people are hinting at a coverup and that is the way it is looking. The NFL had a press conference and you really cannot believe what they say either as more half-truths are coming from them as well. Will we ever get to the truth? Maybe?

I think we will only get the truth once Ray Rice never gets back into the NFL. Until then it will be he said they said situation. It's sad, but that is what we have come to right now. I think the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens need to step forward with the truth, but it's highly unlikely we will  ever see that day. We  will probably have to look for an outside source to get the correct information we desire. It's a shame, but that is where we are at right now.

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September 19

Can NHL Hockey Finally Grab The Mainstream Fan?

Can NHL hockey grow to greater heights in America? Now I have noticed the casual fan either loves NHL Hockey or they just hate it. I am kind of on the fence. I do like it, but do not follow it like I do the other three sports. I decided to sit down and discover why that was. I mean hockey is not an easy sport to play and you must be talented just to skate lord knows I cannot. 

Why hasn't NHL Hockey grabbed the mainstream fan? I think it comes down to the way it is marketed. Players in other sports are everywhere print and media. Hockey players are in very few ads and that hurts the sport. Television also does not show NHL Hockey as much as they show the other sports either. If you cannot see your team people tend to find something else to do. 

In 2014, 35 percent of fans call the NFL their favorite sport, followed by Major League Baseball (14 percent), college football (11 percent), auto racing (7 percent), the NBA (6 percent), the NHL (5 percent) and college basketball (3 percent). NHL Hockey is rated only 6th by some fans. The NHL has a big problem and raising awareness is tough. NHL is going to have a hard time get mainstream fans converted.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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