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  1. WEEK 15 - TOP 25 RANKINGS AND TV SCHEDULE, and the Conference Championships leading up to the Final Four. Here's how the College Football Playoff rankings could look for Week 15 when the committee announces the next Top 25 on Tuesday, Dec. 3. After a crazy Week 14 of games, Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor remain strongly in contention for a playoff spot. The committee will rank the Top 25 each week until the final rankings on Sunday, Dec. 8. You can get an overview of the committee's process right here on the official site. College Football Playoff rankings predictions: Top 25 projections for Week 15 NOTE: This is how I think the committee might rank the teams on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Click or tap here for the actual rankings as they're revealed. Ohio State (12-0): Ohio State looked great again and should have the No. 1 spot for another week after crushing Michigan on the road. Next up: Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. LSU (12-0): The Tigers destroyed Texas A&M 50-7. Georgia is going to be a harder test, so an impressive win in the SEC Championship could make LSU a threat to jump Ohio State back for No. 1. Clemson (12-0): The Tigers didn't waste time in crushing South Carolina. Now Virginia stands in the way of another CFP appearance. Unless OSU or LSU lose, Clemson is likely locked into the No. 3 spot. Georgia (11-1): The Bulldogs had no trouble against Georgia Tech. The showdown with LSU for the SEC title is next. Utah (11-1): The Utes didn't mess around against Colorado and won by 30. Utah will now enter into a debate with OU (and the SEC Championship Game loser) for a possible CFP spot. Oklahoma (11-1): There was no Bedlam upset as OU beat the Cowboys again. And the Sooners remain right in the middle of the CFP hunt. Baylor (11-1): The Bears are suddenly even more in the CFP mix, but they might need some help. But they can do their part and beat OU to win the Big 12. Wisconsin (10-2): The Badgers have regrouped nicely since losing two in a row. Wisconsin went to Minnesota and pushed aside the Gophers to win the Big Ten West — and get a rematch with Ohio State. Alabama (10-2): A late missed field goal and a penalty likely cost the Tide a chance to return to the CFP. Penn State (10-2): It wasn't pretty, but the Lions got to 10-2 in a win vs. Rutgers and also got a blowout loss by Minnesota. The Lions are thinking New Year's Six, maybe even the Rose Bowl. Florida (10-2): The Gators have now won two in a row against the Seminoles and are still in the New Year's Six hunt. Minnesota (10-2): It'll be fascinating to see how much the Gophers drop after losing by 21 to Wisconsin. Will the head-to-head win against Penn State be enough? Auburn (9-3): Wow. The Tigers stun 'Bama to end the Tide's CFP hopes — and picked up huge bragging rights for the next year. Oregon (10-2): Now the Ducks will have to settle for playing for a Rose Bowl appearance after losing to Arizona State last week. Notre Dame (10-2): The Irish have done nothing but win since losing big at Michigan. Now they're 10-2 after racing away from Stanford. Memphis (11-1): The Tigers defeated Cincinnati but will now have to do it again to win the AAC — and to likely secure a New Year's Six spot. Iowa (9-3): It wasn't easy at Nebraska, but the Hawkeyes closed with three wins to end the regular season, including handing Minnesota its first loss. Michigan (9-3): The Wolverines had looked much better in the last few weeks, but beating Ohio State was simply a much too tall task. Boise State (11-1): The Broncos did just enough to beat Colorado State. They return home to the Blue Turf for the MWC title game vs. Hawai'i. Cincinnati (10-2): The Bearcats battled but fell short at Memphis. Now they'll get another chance and hope the second loss doesn't hurt their New Year's Six position. Southern California (8-4): The Trojans didn't get the upset needed to play in the Pac-12 title game, as Utah beat Colorado. Virginia (9-3): The Cavaliers are heading to the ACC title game after ending the 15-year losing skid to Virginia Tech. Appalachian State (11-1): The Mountaineers beat Louisiana in the first meeting. The Cajuns will be a tough team to beat twice. Oklahoma State (8-4): The Cowboys put up a fight for a bit, but they couldn't keep pace with Oklahoma. Kansas State (8-4): The Wildcats finished up a strong first year under coach Chris Klieman by beating ranked Iowa State.
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    Week 14 NFL TV Maps

    He's a talented big guy not just a big guy. Meanwhile Oregon 20-0 half, whoa.
  3. Oregon (+6.5) up 20-0 with 4:56 in the half, whoa. I thought that this would be the Utes coming out game. Oregon has out coached and out executed tough Utah.
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    We are still very much in the wildcard race

    Another former Buckeye to watch is Luke Fickell down in Cincinnati and doing well with the Bearcats.
  5. The true old BROWNS/new BROWNS was then. He was just a shifty con man always pulling deals....... well he's dead now but his ummm legacy lives on.
  6. No BROWNS WEEK 9? Hey no problem we still have to eat, so what's your favorite gameday or just weekend eats? Dine in or tavern hangout, carryout, favorite rib, chicken, pizza, sandwich, whatever or even cook at home what's up for gameday? .........and we've added something that has become more popular delivery! Everyone is getting into the delivery business now even the better restaurants. October 23, 2019
  7. I'm good with adding peppers either jalapenos or Hungarian banana peppers -or- especially in season a nice big slice of cold tomato and a little salt on the bubbly hot cheese and enjoy. Can't beat a grilled cheese sandwich. ......edit add, oh we had our Wedgewood Pizza today my first in a long while. House special green peppers, pepperoni, cheese plus added mushrooms, ummmm. Plus the wife got her jumbo bag of Shearer's cheese corn puffs.
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    Week 14 NFL TV Maps

    And in college football: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 8:00 PM Pac-12 Championship 5 Utah vs 13 Oregon (in Santa Clara) ABC Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
  9. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 8:00 PM Pac-12 Championship 5 Utah vs 13 Oregon (in Santa Clara) ABC Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
  10. WEEK 14 - BROWNS and NFL injury report and news, and CLE an early 8 point favorite at home. https://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/las-vegas/?s=1081 Also in the AFCN this week: Baltimore a 5.5 favorite in Buffalo -and-. Pittsburgh a 1.5 point favorite in Arizona.
  11. 2019-2020 MLB IMPORTANT DATES, February 11, 2020 pitchers and catchers report ! Nov. 19-21: MLB Owners Meetings, Arlington, Texas. Dec. 2: Non-tender deadline (last day for teams to offer 2020 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters). The Indians have seven players eligible for arbitration, including Francisco Lindor, Kevin Plawecki, Nick Wittgren, Danny Salazar, Nick Goody, Mike Clevinger and Tyler Naquin. Dec. 8: Hall of Fame Modern Baseball committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 9-12: MLB Winter Meetings, San Diego. Dec. 12: Rule 5 Draft. Teams can choose non-exempt players from other clubs' minor league systems, but those players must remain on the selecting team's 25-man roster for the duration of the season, or be offered back to their original club. Jan. 10, 2020: Players and teams exchange salary Arbitration figures. Feb. 3-21: Arbitration hearings, Phoenix. >>>>> Feb. 11: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players report to Goodyear, Ariz. Feb. 16: Voluntary reporting date for veteran players. Feb. 21: Indians Spring Training opener vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear Ballpark. March 23-24: Indians exhibition finale two-game series vs. Houston at Minute Maid Park. March 26: MLB Opening Day Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. July 14: MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.
  12. This decade the underdog and over has been a good play. TEN CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY (2011-2018) Year Location Matchup Line Score ATS Result 2018 Indianapolis, IN Ohio State-Northwestern Ohio State -16.5 (63) Ohio State 45-24 Favorite-Over 2017 Indianapolis, IN Ohio State-Wisconsin Ohio State -3.5 (51) Ohio State 27-21 Favorite-Under 2016 Indianapolis, IN Penn State-Wisconsin Wisconsin -3 (45) Penn State 38-31 Underdog-Over 2015 Indianapolis, IN Iowa-Michigan State Michigan State -3 (50) Michigan State 16-13 Push-Under 2014 Indianapolis, IN Wisconsin-Ohio State Wisconsin -4 (54) Ohio State 59-0 Underdog-Over 2013 Indianapolis, IN Michigan State-Ohio State Ohio State -5.5 (53.5) Michigan State 34-24 Underdog-Over 2012 Indianapolis, IN Wisconsin-Nebraska Nebraska -2.5 (48) Wisconsin 70-31 Underdog-Over 2011 Indianapolis, IN Wisconsin-Michigan State Wisconsin -9.5 (56) Wisconsin 42-39 Underdog-Over
  13. https://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/story.cfm/story/1993633. more in link Big Ten Championship Preview Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Venue: Lucas Oil StadiumLocation: Indianapolis, IndianaTV/Time: FOX, 8:00 p.m. ET Betting Odds: Ohio State -16, Total 56.5 Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten West last Saturday with a 38-17 win over Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Badgers picked up an easy cover (Wisconsin was -2.5) and the game went over the total (45). The Badgers led 10-7 at half and they were struggling to run the ball (only 66 yards rushing) with Minnesota selling out to stop Jonathan Taylor. Because of that, Wisconsin coaches made an offensive adjustment and took some shots downfield with QB Jack Coan completing 4 passes in the 2nd half for 161 yards (40+ yards per completion)! They scored TD’s on each of their 4 second half possessions to pull away for an easy win.In un-Wisconsin like fashion, they threw for 280 yards in the Minneapolis snowstorm while rushing for just 173 yards. QB Jack Coan continued his efficient play as he now ranks 3rd in the nation completing 72% of his passes. The defense was struggling a bit coming into this game having allowed nearly 900 yards on more than 7.0 YPP their previous 2 games vs Nebraska & Purdue. They righted the ship last Saturday holding a potent Minnesota offense to 372 total yards including just 76 yards on the ground. After the Gophs first drive of the game (2-plays for 51-yards and a TD) the UW defense limited them to only 4.9 YPP the rest of the way.This will be Wisconsin’s 6th appearance in the nine-year history of the Big Ten Championship. Advertisement Ohio State continues their onslaught on the sportsbooks easily covering last week @ Michigan. Their 56-27 win as a 9-point favorite marked the Buckeyes 9th cover in 12 games this season. When they cover, the cover BIG. All but one of their 9 ATS wins have come by at least 17 points with an average cover margin of 20.6 PPG in those 9 games. Last Saturday the offense continued to roll with almost 600 yards of total offense on a very good Michigan defense. OSU outgained the Wolverines by 182 yards which was actually their lowest YPG margin of the season which speaks to their dominance this season
  14. FRIDAY - And for those of you who watch the trends CLEVELAND opened a 10.5 favorite vs Cincinnati now only a 7 point favorite. Baltimore opened a 7 point favorite now 6 points at Buffalo.... might be an interesting road game for the birds. And Pittsburgh was a 1.5 point underdog last week then opened a pick this week now 2.5 point favorite at woeful Arizona. So there you go......
  15. FRIDAY NOON REPORT, and delete a few earlier reports. This time of year it's who can suit up and then who can actually play. Dallas had ONE dressed RB Thursday. Cincinnati Bengals NAME POS DATE STATUS COMMENT Cethan Carter TE Dec 5 Questionable Carter (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Mason Schreck TE Dec 5 Questionable A.J. Green WR Dec 5 Out Green (ankle) was wearing cleats at Thursday's practice and was spotted doing some individual work on a side field, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Sam Hubbard DE Dec 4 Questionable Hubbard (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Drew Sample TE Dec 3 Questionable Brandon Wilson S Dec 1 Questionable Wilson (hand) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Darius Phillips CB Nov 29 Injured Reserve Coach Zac Taylor said Friday that Phillips (knee) will be activated from IR to the active roster, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Cleveland Browns NAME POS DATE STATUS COMMENT Odell Beckham Jr. WR Dec 6 Questionable Beckham (groin) offered vague answers about whether he wants to remain with the Browns beyond the 2019 season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Olivier Vernon DE Dec 6 Questionable Vernon (knee) is expected to see more playing time Week 14 against the Bengals, Nick Ulrich and Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal report. Jarvis Landry WR Dec 5 Questionable Landry (hip) remained limited at practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Demetrius Harris TE Dec 4 Questionable Harris was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Stephen Carlson TE Dec 4 Questionable Carlson (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. JC Tretter C Dec 4 Questionable KhaDarel Hodge WR Dec 4 Questionable Chris Hubbard OT Dec 4 Questionable Eric Murray S Dec 3 Questionable Greedy Williams CB Dec 2 Questionable Coach Freddie Kitchens said Monday that Williams (shoulder) is still receiving medical evaluation, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
  16. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Dallas at Chicago one came to play....one didn't. CHI 24-7 third quarter.
  17. Back in the day with jerrrah and Jimmy they did just the opposite, dumped the great Hershel Walker for a boatload of picks, developed a fantastic OL, got the triplets. They got killed then it came together......and the rest was America's team history....barf. Emmitt Smith because the all time rusher with the road graders, a balanced attack and a franchise quarterback. That's all there is to it, simple huh.
  18. Under GAMEDAY snacks last week I posted " on my first meal back I wanted my wife's grilled cheese sandwich on Sara Lee Artisan white bread and the deluxe American cheese done golden brown with kosher dill pickles and a diet Coke.....perfect ! >>> I asked my wife exactly how she did it first it was Sara Lee Artesano bread a thicker white bread 100 Cal. per slice not diet bread at 70 cal. plus three slices of deluxe American cheese not the whimpy skinny yellow stuff..... unless you are on a diet and that's fine. Next she start melting the cheese on the bread on the skillet open face style because the bread is so thick until the cheese starts to melt then puts them together until golden brown....done! Add kosher dill or your favorite pickle and eat. So any GAMEDAY meals or snacks planned for WISC/OSU or CIN/CLE. this weekend ? Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bakery Bread Introducing the newest addition to the Sara Lee® Bread family, Artesano™, an Artisan style bread. Sliced thick with a mouthwateringly soft texture, Artesano™ transforms the routine into remarkable. With its rich flavor and distinctly creamy character, the flavors you love just taste better. Artesano™ is made without high fructose corn syrup, added flavors or colors.
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    Ron Rivera

    I guess that's the new norm in the NFL billionaires owners club and the win now or else mentality. Every single NFL head coach today was hired after 2000, most since 2010 once Belichick, Payton and those guys leave it will be a long time before you see a coach with 20 years with one team again. An old quote from Bum Phillips "there's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them gonna be fired". Sad really.
  20. Or he'll just use the ABrown strategy and have a hissy fit until he gets cut and will go outside and do a strange dance on video of course which will then go viral and then get a call from Billy B. and the NE scavengers and sign a one year deal but will forget where he's at and do something stupid and get cut and end up unemployed and out of football. Or something like that.
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    College Pick'em 2019

    Care to bet on that? .......I'll give you 10/1 that no way you don't get 3 right plus jrb doesn't go 10-0.
  22. OMG what bad attempted tackling by Dallas. Made Trubisky look like Walter Payton. 31-14.
  23. CHI 24-7 start 4th quarter, DAL threatening to score.