Greg DePalma takes on the latest NFL playoff talk, including Antonio Brown‘s unauthorized Facebook Live broadcast from the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ locker room after their win at Kansas City. He also touches on college basketball’s upcoming slate of games.
Greg DePalma considers who the New York Jets ought to target as their new offensive coordinator, with Atlanta’s Matt LaFleur and Pittsburgh’s Randy Fichtner at the top of his list. He also looks at top free agents that would fill their needs, along with draft options who could make the quickest impact.
San Diego State, the beasts of the Mountain West Conference for the past six seasons have struggled with injuries this season, but now the Aztecs are as healthy as they’ve been which should mean trouble for the rest of the conference. After back-to-back blowout home wins can they duplicate that success on the road in Las Vegas tonight? I’m going to wager that they will.
Greg DePalma takes a look back at the NFL’s divisional playoff slate, where Aaron Rodgers added another page to his legacy with two late drives to lead the Green Bay Packers past the Dallas Cowboys, and gives an early preview of next week’s conference championships. A strong slate of MLK Day college basketball also is on the table.
Tennis: The year’s first major arrives, as Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber defend their Australian Open crowns.
The Villanova Wildcats seek revenge today when they host Seton Hall as the Big East takes center stage on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Pirates upset the Wildcats in last season’s Big East Championship game which is why we’re expecting a big performance from the defending national champions.
Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic is our pick to win her first career Grand Slam event when she travels down under with the rest of the world’s top tennis stars starting tonight in Melbourne for the 2017 Australian Open.
It’s been just four seasons since LaSalle made that Sweet 16 run that excited the city of Philadelphia. Not a whole lot of good has happened since, but the Explorers are setting their sights on a return to the NCAAs thanks to a veteran team led by seniors Jordan Price and Syracuse transfer B. J. Johnson.
The Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed a storybook season and potential rebirth thanks to rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. In their first career playoff contest they won’t have to contend with Green Bay star receiver Jordy Nelson on the opposing sideline, giving them a much easier path to the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.
A big day in college hoops gives us some ‘Game of the Year’ match-ups in mid-major conferences including undefeated Gonzaga hosting rival St. Mary’s as Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss has provided a huge boost to the Bulldogs in their quest to reach their first-ever Final Four.