Archive for August, 2012

Anthony Calvillo the difference on record setting night

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Brandon Whitaker scored his third touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter and Anthony Calvillo threw over 300 yards for a CFL-record eighth straight game as the Montreal Alouettes defeated the B.C. Lions 30-25 on Friday night.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2012/08/31/sp-cfl-billy-parker-montreal-alouettes-bc-lions-anthony-calvillo-brandon-whitaker-arland-bruce.html?cmp=rss

Long-time long snapper Snow let go by Colts (National Football Post)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Indianapolis reaches 53-man roster limit.

Anthony Calvillo the difference on record-setting night

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Brandon Whitaker scored his third touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter and Anthony Calvillo threw over 300 yards for a CFL-record eighth straight game as the Montreal Alouettes defeated the B.C. Lions 30-25 on Friday night.

Titans go heavy on IR, get down to 53 (National Football Post)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Five players put on injured reserve as part of the process.

NFL officials union restart negotiations to end lockout

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The NFL and its on-field officials union are negotiating again, hoping to end the lockout that resulted in replacement officials working the preseason.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nfl/story/2012/08/31/sp-nfl-officials-union-lockout-negotiations.html?cmp=rss

Cleveland Browns Release Final Cuts List, Roster Set at 53: A Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
On Friday, August 31 the Cleveland Browns announced 22 roster moves to get their squad at the required 53-player limit. There were certainly surprises in the group while others came as no shock at all.

Brown reach roster limit (National Football Post)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Safety Sims traded to Eagles as part of cutdowns.

Andy Roddick marches on at his last U.S. Open

Friday, August 31st, 2012

A day after surprisingly announcing the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career, Andy Roddick dominated Australian Bernard Tomic from start to finish on Friday and reached the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory.

Demps heads to IR as Patriots trim roster (National Football Post)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
New England lets go of 12 veterans to reach 53-man roster limit.

Seahawks DE Red Bryant celebrates without helmet, chips tooth as a result (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, August 31st, 2012
There's a reason they give you a helmet when you take the field. If Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant didn't know that before, he certainly does now. Bryant was celebrating during the Seahawks' 21-3 Thursday night preseason win over the Oakland Raiders, and he will have some dental work in his future due to his own carelessness. After rookie defensive tackle Jaye Howard demolished Raiders right guard Colin Miller and tackled running back Mike Goodson in the end zone for a safety with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter, Bryant -- who was well out of the game by that time -- decided to display his enthusiasm by giving Howard a little chest-bump. And it went a little something like this: "I hate to report that Red chipped a tooth during the sideline celebration after Jaye Howard's safety," head coach Pete Carroll said after the game , when he was updating the media with the team's injuries. "So he'll be getting a little dental work on that tomorrow. I think it was on the top, I don't know." "Are you serious?" one reporter asked. "Yeah," Carroll said with a toothy grin. This is embarrassing, but in the grand scheme of things, it could have been worse. Bryant's "injury" wasn't as bad as the one suffered by former Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica, who tore up his knee in 2001 while celebrating a successful field goal try. And Red's dental debacle wasn't on the same level as the concussion Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte gave himself in 1997, when he head-butted a stadium wall after scoring a touchdown.