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NFL Playoffs: Divisional Playoff Preview

Four down, seven more to go, as the 2014 Super Bowl Tournament shifts from the Wild Card to Divisional Round. Four teams rested this weekend, and enjoy home-field advantage next weekend. How much of a difference does the rest and home cookin’ make?


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NFL playoff field set: Who’s in, and who will advance?

The Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers clinched division titles, and the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers earned wild-card playoff berths on a thrilling final Sunday in the NFL.


Weekend Watchdog: Time for stars to shine

From the ice to the tropical sun, the best players gather this weekend. The NHL holds its All-Star game Sunday at 4 p.m. in Ottawa, just before the NFL’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Due to his action last Sunday, the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin plans to miss the festivities on NBC Sports Network. Who’s going to […]


Weekend Watchdog: Who’s going to Super Bowl XLVI?

We know Madonna’s going to be doing the halftime show February 5. We know there’s going to be some good commercials. Sunday night, we’ll know which teams will meet in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. The AFC goes first, at 3 p.m. on CBS. New England and its dominant offense face the Ravens and their […]


Weekend Watchdog: XLV

You’re Jerry Jones. You’re proud to have the Super Bowl at your new stadium. You really wanted the Cowboys to be playing this weekend, but that didn’t happen. Can you name two worse teams to be at Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV? From the AFC you have the Steelers, who beat the Cowboys in […]


Weekend Watchdog: XLV

You’re Jerry Jones. You’re proud to have the Super Bowl at your new stadium. You really wanted the Cowboys to be playing this weekend, but that didn’t happen. Can you name two worse teams to be at Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV? From the AFC you have the Steelers, who beat the Cowboys in […]


Weekend Watchdog: Stars on parade

Before the Super Bowl kicks off, the best of the rest head to Hawaii. FOX has the NFL’s Pro Bowl Sunday at 7 p.m., with the best players from 30 teams – the Packers and Steelers are gearing up for the real big game next week. The best players, minus those who are injured. Or […]


Weekend Watchdog: Stars on parade

Before the Super Bowl kicks off, the best of the rest head to Hawaii. FOX has the NFL’s Pro Bowl Sunday at 7 p.m., with the best players from 30 teams – the Packers and Steelers are gearing up for the real big game next week. The best players, minus those who are injured. Or […]


Winners and Losers: Duke, the ACC, Rex Ryan

LOSER: Duke ain’t all that good Continuing in the mode of saying it like it is. The loss to Florida State on the road is one thing. Winning on the road in the ACC is never easy, and FSU has a solid ballclub this year. Having to rally to beat a depleted Virginia team at […]


Weekend Watchdog: Best NFL weekend of the year

Four games. The four winners are the final four teams alive for the Super Bowl. You can hear Chris Berman’s excitement from here. The weekend starts with a big bang – Baltimore at Pittsburgh Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The Ravens won by three points in early October, then the Steelers took the Sunday […]


Weekend Watchdog: Best NFL weekend of the year

Four games. The four winners are the final four teams alive for the Super Bowl. You can hear Chris Berman’s excitement from here. The weekend starts with a big bang – Baltimore at Pittsburgh Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The Ravens won by three points in early October, then the Steelers took the Sunday […]


Winners and Losers

LOSER: ACC basketball Ugh. Outside of Duke, what do we have? Eleven dwarfs. North Carolina and Virginia Tech were supposed to contend for #2, but both are weak 9-4s. Traditional powers Georgia Tech and Wake Forest are 7-5 and 6-8, respectively, with losses to the likes of Kennesaw State, Stetson, Winthrop, UNC-Wilmington and Siena. The […]


Best football weekend of the year

  Column by Mike Judge WeekendWatchdog.blogspot.com You know Chris Berman’s happy this week. He just loves this NFL weekend. Four games. Best four teams of the regular season hosting. Winners move one step closer to the Super Bowl. The highlight game – Baltimore at the Colts (Saturday at 8 p.m.). The last time the Super […]


Crown your champs

   Column by Mike Judge WeekendWatchdog.blogspot.com College football will crown its national champion tonight. And this weekend, the NFL begins its road to the Super Bowl championship. It’s finally time for the last of 34 college bowls – No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl Thursday […]