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NFL: Baltimore at New England, 8:30 p.m (ESPN)
NHL: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL)
NBA: Washington at Miami, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Portland at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Auburn vs. Boston College, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Jacksonville St. at Maryland, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: South Carolina vs. Seton Hall, 9 p.m. (FS1)


— Two University of Louisville players were shot early Sunday morning at a party celebrating teammate Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy win.

James Harries, a junior linebacker, and Henry Famurewa, a sophomore linebacker, were shot along with an unidentified Louisville student at an off-campus apartment complex.

Their injuries are non-life threatening and the police are still looking for suspects.

— Troubled former Browns quarterback and 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel showed up at this year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony to see Lamar Jackson’s win.

say what you want, but this thing lasts forever #HEISMAN

A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on

  Manziel stood alongside Tim Tebow and other Heisman winners and gave a thumbs up as his name was announced.

Manziel then celebrated with Jackson in a hotel after the ceremony and documented it on his Instagram:

Only big tings for this kid 🔥 A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on


Yuhhh dat wayy @new_era8 #HEISMAN


A video posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on


Jackson, 19, a sophomore quarterback at Louisville, became the youngest Heisman winner in history on Saturday night. He is also Louisville’s first winner.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We used nerf balls.” — Ben Roethlisberger, on the report the Giants alerted the NFL that the Steelers used under-inflated footballs during Pittsburgh’s 24-14 win over the Giants on Dec. 4. The Steelers’ footballs were found on Sunday to be in compliance with the league rules, thus avoiding Deflategate II. 

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: In 1982, the Patriots played the Snowplow Game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxboro. The Patriots won the game 3-0 when coach Ron Meyer asked snowplow operator Mark Henderson to clear a spot for kicker John Smith to kick the game-winning field goal in the final minutes.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
We continue to roam around the NFL. The Dolphins are down one starting QB, the Titans don't need to pass to win games, and Le'Veon Bell slaughtered a few Buffalos. He may have also slaughtered Rex Ryan's future in upstate NY. Self driving cars are scary. Aqib Talib and Pacman Jones didn't mix words in their post game interviews.
Deflategate II came and went like a silent fart: We were aware of it but no one wanted to acknowledge it. If Kraft didn't care about the real one, why should we? A lot of desperate teams played this NFL Sunday. And Christian reminisces about the totally rad time he got to meet Vanilla Ice. Go ninja go, indeed.

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The Monday night tilt between the Pats and the Ravens is broken down by Pete and Chris. Pete suggests that the vaunted Ravens defense has been a product of a soft schedule. Professional handicapper Gabe Morency joins the show for his week 14 picks. The show wraps up as always with "Around the NFL"
Pete and Chris discuss the idea floated by Mike Lombardi about a potential trade of Jimmy G to the Browns, and what that would entail. Pete Davidson from Rotobahn joins the show to offer advise for all the fantasy players out there
Pete Shepard and Chris Price begin this weeks NFL Sunday talking about how the Patriots game against the Ravens will go a long way to show just what kind of team the Pats are. Field Yates of ESPN joins the program to discuss the upcoming game.
Pete and Jim break down this week's slate of games and answer your burning text questions about who to start in week 14 aka week one of the fantasy playoffs

Saturday Night Live has found their go-to Rob Gronkowski impersonator — WWE superstar/actor John Cena.

It probably doesn’t hurt that Cena is a Massachusetts native, who played football at Springfield College.

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Danny Talks with Phil Perry
Danny Talks about the Chris Sale trade and Pats game against Ravens