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Gary Anderson Latest in Stunning Departures

Mike Riley leaving Corvallis left an opening Gary Anderson seemed too happy to fill. It left many in Madison scratching their heads as well. 

Gary Anderson took over in Madison after Brett Bielema left Wisconsin for the greener pastures of the SEC. Anderson took over a winning program, but left in just two short years. While there, he put up a 19-7 record and one of his players is currently a finalist for the Heisman trophy. However, he leaves the program to fill the vacancy that Riley left in going to the University of Nebraska. 

Jon Lester Makes a Decision

The Winter Meetings have been in effect since Monday and the biggest domino has finally fell into place. Jon Lester has decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs after a month of meeting with different suitors. 

Will Muschamp's Lack of Class

The Florida Gators lost a nail biter to LSU this weekend. It was a great game with a terrific 4th quarter, but that is not what people are talking about after the game. The thing that everyone wants to talk about is the lack of class and sportsmanship shown by the coach of the Florida Gators.

Will Muschamp was already coming off a moment where he told ESPN that there was nothing like "watching all these fans go home disappointed" after a hard fought and close game with the Tennessee Volunteers. To followup this performance, he showcased his lack of class in another way at LSU.


The NFL is now past the quarter point of the season and it is time to start taking a look at who could possibly be in the running for the MVP this year. 

To this point, some of the regular candidates for the NFL MVP race haven't gotten off to the best footing. Names like Tom Brady, Matt Forte, Cam Newton and many others that have appeared atop the list are not going to be among the MVP candidates without some massive changes in their performances. 

Here are the top five for the MVP race for me. 

Derek Jeter's Final Game at Yankee Stadium

Last night was the final chapter in the Jeter's storied career at Yankee Stadium. The Yankee captain sent everyone home happy as he has done so many times in the past with a walk off single in the ninth inning. 

NFL Loses a Superstar

Josh Gordon is neither Calvin Johnson nor Andre Johnson in his prime nor Michael Irvin nor Jerry Rice nor countless other superstars. He is not the most elite player to grace the field or the best of his generation. What he does have is talent. Not a little bit of talent to go with a hard working attitude, but a lot of talent. 

Tiger Woods Impact on Golf

Tiger Woods has been the face of golf through nearly two decades as a professional. No player garners more attention, negative or positive, than the former Stanford star and the golf world is quickly going to have to come to grips with what to do without him. 

Tiger turned professional in 1996 and has 106 professional wins with 14 major victories, but since 2009 he only has 11 victories and has won no major championships. His game has been on the decline since that time and now can not seem to stay healthy long enough to compete. 

NFL Falls Short Again

Ray Rice was suspended for two games last Friday for his assault on his fiancee. He and his fiancee were arrested for the incident, but the video from the incident is chilling to say the least. It captures Ray Rice dragging his fiancee from the elevator as she is unconscious after a "fight" that occurred between the two. Rice has shown remorse in interviews since the incident, however what occurred still occurred. 

MLB Trade Deadline Approaches

We are mere days away from one of my favorite times of the sports calendar year, the MLB trade deadline. At the stroke of 4pm, teams will know what they will have going forward for the rest of the season and for ten teams, the postseason. This is not to say that trades don't happen after the deadline, but making significant moves happen through waivers is increasingly difficult. 

Lebron James Opts Out of Being an Icon

Lebron James will go down as one of the best players to pick up a basketball. He has the talent of the greats and abilities that surpass many of them. He has a personality and aura around him that dictates being one of the iconic members of basketball lore. However, he has a shortsightedness that will keep him out of that group.

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