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While the name of the site is going to remain the same and we will still be talking about sports, we aren’t going to limit ourselves to just sports. We may be talking about almost anything from sports to movies to video games to whatever strikes out fancy. So give us a couple weeks and we’ll be back on the air – in the interim, feel free to browse the old stuff.  You can email questions, comments, and suggestions for articles to averagejoesports@gmail.com   … Read entire article »

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Silly Season – 2015 Draft Day – Browns Rumor: They want Bradford??

So there’s a rumor running around Cleveland that with Tennessee basically wanting 2 years worth of 1st & 2nd round picks from the Browns along with a Season Pass to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the Browns are now trying to get with Philly on a possible trade to get Sam Bradford in an orange helmet. (side note: as a Sooner fan, the thought of a fellow alum wearing anything orange kind of sickens me) Exploring this a bit further: The Browns reportedly tried to trade the Rams for Bradford earlier this year, but Sam wasn’t willing to sign any sort of extension or long term contract after such a trade as he was … Read entire article »

Huepel & Norvell out at OU – Who’s next?

So Oklahoma had a lot of struggles this year on defense giving up just under 26 points per game which ranks as the 82nd best year an OU defense has had.  Putting aside the injuries on a defense that didn’t have a lot of depth to begin with, that’s a pretty bad year.  So what’s the first thing you do in the off-season?  Well, of course, you fire your Co-Offensive Coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell since they only averaged 36 points per game.  Yes, yes, they laid a big fat egg in the bowl game against Clemson,  but I’m going with the Saban-defense here – it’s hard to motivate players if they aren’t playing … Read entire article »

Bo Pelini Fires Shots on the Way Out

Bo Pelini will be taking over as Head Football Coach at Youngstown State University next fall after he lost his job at Nebraska. He had a meeting with his players at a high school and per ESPN he said some very negative things about Nebraska AD, Shawn Eichorst. “A guy like him, who has no integrity, he doesn’t even understand what a core value is,” Pelini said, according to the contents of the tape. “He hasn’t understood it from the day he got here. I saw it when I first met with the guy. To have core values means you have to be about something, you have to represent something that is important to you. He’s a … Read entire article »

The State of the Saints

As we enter the Free Agency Period today, Rick had the following on the state of his beloved New Orleans Saints of some of the cuts they’ve had so far in the off-season.   When we acquired Sproles from the Chargers, it was one of those beautiful synchronous moments in time.  Like when amino acids started partying in the primordial soup and accidentally created life, except far less important to the creation of life on the planet earth.  But synchronous.  Because we had just parted ways with the inconsistent, oft-injured, and cap-heavy Reggie Bush and picked up in return a guy who was better, more consistent, and cheaper.  His production the last three years has even made … Read entire article »

Bryan Harsin heading back to Boise State

It is being reported that Bryan Harsin, who was an assistant in Boise from 2001-2010 was hired by Boise State to be the head coach today.  This is in the wake of Chris Peterson leaving the Broncos last week after 8 seasons to take over at the University of Washington.  Harsin spent the 2011-12 seasons in Austin as the co-offensive coordinator for the Longhorns and was rumored to be on the short list to the Texas job if Mack Brown is convinced to step down this week.  He went 7-5 at Arkansas State this season. The coaching carosel is in full swirl.  Still “up in the air” (and we don’t think it’s that up in the … Read entire article »

Sources: Mack Brown Stepping Down at Texas (UPDATED)

UPDATE: 12/10/2013 – 23:34 PM – ESPN’s Brett McMurphy now reporting that Mack Brown will make the announcement that he is stepping down before the weekend.  Sources close the Mack Brown are saying he prefers to tell his staff and players in person instead of them reading it on the internet. ============================= UPDATE: 12/10/2013 – 16:34 PM – ESPN’s Joe Schad says Mack Brown has texted 247 SPORTS (HORNS247 section of the site) that he is not going anywhere.  He says, “I haven’t seen [the] article,” Brown wrote in a text message to the website Horns247. “I’m in Florida recruiting. If I had decided to step down, I sure wouldn’t be killing myself down here. I have not decided … Read entire article »

What we learned from Thursday Night

1. Oregon is not for real.  While they have a very fast-paced offense that can put up a load of points on you in a hurry, they are a finesse team that has trouble taking a punch in the mouth as demonstrated last night by Stanford.  The Trees rolled out and shut down the Ducks offense holding them scoreless until the 10 minute mark of the 4th quarter.  By that time they had built a 26-0 lead on the strength of a smash-mouth running game that amassed 274 yards rushing against Oregon’s defense that seemed completely unable to stop the juggernaut.  Stanford has to be the favorite to win the PAC 12 right now. 2.  Baylor … Read entire article »

Two top 10 matchups tonight in College Football

#10 Oklahoma at #6 Baylor – 7:30 PM #3 Oregaon at #5 Stanford – 9:00 PM Oklahoma is in Waco to take on the Baylor Bears and hoping to slow down the #1 scoring team in the country. The Bears are averaging 63.9 pionts per game, but they haven’t played a lot of tough competition up to this point. The only teams they’ve played with less than 4 losses so far are Buffalo (7-2) and FBS school Wofford (5-3). The rest of the teams on their schedule are a combined 16-26. Tonight is a proving ground for Baylor. Win this one and they could be on their way to a conference championship. … Read entire article »

NCAA Football – Night #1 – LET THE GAMES . . .BEGIN!!!

Just a few thoughts on last nights games. North Carolina 10 South Carolina 27  Gamecocks jumped out to 17-0 lead in the first quarter in this one.  Looked like it was going to be a blowout, but the Tarheels were able to claw and bite their way back a bit and keep it respectable. Jedeveon Clowney was catching some slack from the sports pundits for “taking a play off” here and there through the course of the game.  Yes, you should be giving 100% effort every play, but considering the unseasonably cool weather we’ve had across the country the past couple of weeks and to suddenly have temps spike into the nineties with the humidity at an Ann … Read entire article »