The Spun http://thespun.com What's trending in the sports world today. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:18:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://cdn.thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SPUNsquarePhosphateSolid-100x100.png The Spun http://thespun.com 32 32 Miami Will Honor Jose Fernandez With Special Helmet Decal http://thespun.com/acc/miami-fl/miami-jose-fernandez-helmet-decal Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:17:02 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364862 Miami’s football team will honor Jose Fernandez on Saturday. Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins’ star young pitcher, was tragically killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Miami’s football team will be paying tribute to the Cuban native with a special “JF16” helmet decal this weekend. Here it is: This past Sunday, we lost a […]

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Miami’s football team will honor Jose Fernandez on Saturday.

Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins’ star young pitcher, was tragically killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning.

Miami’s football team will be paying tribute to the Cuban native with a special “JF16” helmet decal this weekend.

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Miami is set to play at Georgia Tech on Saturday. The No. 14 Hurricanes and the Yellow Jackets are set to kick off at noon on ESPN2.

The 7 Teams On “Upset Alert” This Weekend

UNC vs. FSU preview

7. No. 12 FSU vs. UNC, 3:30 on ESPN

Florida State gets North Carolina at home, and the Seminoles have looked better since that brutal loss at Louisville, but this one should be close.

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Colin Cowherd: Dez Bryant Is The Most Overrated Player In The NFL http://thespun.com/nfl/nfc-east/dallas-cowboys/colin-cowherd-dez-bryant Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:21:13 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364813 Colin Cowherd declared Cowboys WR Dez Bryant the most overrated player in the NFL on The Herd. Today on The Herd, host Colin Cowherd, second only to Skip Bayless in the world of “hot takes,” reached into the deepest recesses of his mind for a spectacularly bad opinion regarding Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. Watch it […]

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Colin Cowherd declared Cowboys WR Dez Bryant the most overrated player in the NFL on The Herd.

Today on The Herd, host Colin Cowherd, second only to Skip Bayless in the world of “hot takes,” reached into the deepest recesses of his mind for a spectacularly bad opinion regarding Cowboys WR Dez Bryant.

Watch it here:

“He can’t separate from corners, he’s incredibly needy, he now drops a lot of passes and he’s hurt again,” he begins, only to later add, “The NFL is the one league you should never draft a needy player.”

Cowherd, who has a history of judging the disposition of athletes on little more than thin air, seems awfully concerned with Bryant’s personality rather than with his performance on the field.

Before breaking his foot and missing most of the 2015 season, Dez posted stats of 1,320 yards receiving and a career high 16 touchdowns to lead the NFL in his 2014 campaign. When he’s healthy and has a capable quarterback throwing to him, he’s a freak of of nature.

Unfortunately, this season he faces a possible three week hiatus from the field with a hairline fracture in his knee, per Ian Rapport.

Cowherd, the same guy who got worked up over John Wall dancing before a game, should probably sit this one out.

Week 4 NFL Picks Against The Spread

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars preview

Colts (-2.5) vs. Jaguars

The Colts cover here, without question.

Blake Bortles has thrown six picks and lost a fumble through three games this season. Andrew Luck and the Colts win by 10, at least.

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Report: Georgia’s Nick Chubb Will Not Play Against Tennessee http://thespun.com/college-football/nick-chubb-injured-tennessee-game Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:10:41 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364830 In what would have been a comeback game against Tennessee, Nick Chubb will miss Saturday’s contest. Georgia running back Nick Chubb left the Ole Miss game in the second quarter last week with a left ankle injury and it will keep him sidelined for the Bulldogs matchup against Tennessee this weekend. Chip Towers of the AJC says Chubb […]

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In what would have been a comeback game against Tennessee, Nick Chubb will miss Saturday’s contest.

Georgia running back Nick Chubb left the Ole Miss game in the second quarter last week with a left ankle injury and it will keep him sidelined for the Bulldogs matchup against Tennessee this weekend.

Chip Towers of the AJC says Chubb won’t play Saturday.

The Georgia star suffered a gruesome leg injury on the very first play of the Tennessee game a year ago that knocked him out for the remainder of the season.

Chubb is averaging 5.1 yards per carry as he has rushed for 422 yards on 83 touches this season.

Georgia and Tennessee are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.

The 5 Locks Of The Week In College Football, Week Five

Clemson-Louisville highlights Week 5.

No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 5 Clemson, Clemson +2

Clemson covers the spread.

It’s difficult to pick against Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals with how unstoppable they’ve been, but the Clemson defense is incredible, and the offense looks to be rounding into elite shape. I expect a huge game from Deshaun Watson at home.

Clemson 34, Louisville 30

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Dez Bryant Won’t Play Sunday vs. The 49ers http://thespun.com/nfl/dez-bryant-play-sunday-49ers Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:08 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364831 Dez Bryant’s playing status for Sunday has been revealed. Dez Bryant told reporters this afternoon that the Cowboys will play it safe with his injury. He will not be playing Sunday at San Francisco. The star wide receiver suffered a hairline fracture in his knee during Dallas’ win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. […]

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Dez Bryant’s playing status for Sunday has been revealed.

Dez Bryant told reporters this afternoon that the Cowboys will play it safe with his injury. He will not be playing Sunday at San Francisco.

The star wide receiver suffered a hairline fracture in his knee during Dallas’ win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Bryant has been criticized this week, as he went AWOL and skipped some team meetings and delayed taking his MRI. He was fined by the Cowboys for doing this.

The former Oklahoma State standout admitted today that he made a mistake and could have handled it better. Bryant says he was upset and feared the worst with his injury.

Bryant, who missed much of 2015 with an injury, has 11 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown this season.

Dallas is set to kick off against San Francisco at 4:25 p.m. E.T. on Sunday. The game will be televised on FOX.

The 10 Most-Impressive Teams Of September

alabama

10. Alabama

The Crimson Tide deserve to be on any “impressive” list because they’re undefeated and No. 1, but this is basically expected for Nick Saban’s teams, so relatively, it’s not as impressive as what others have done.

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13 Dogs That Are Ready For Ohio State’s Game Against Rutgers http://thespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/13-dogs-that-are-ready-for-ohio-states-game-against-rutgers Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:32:33 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364814 Yep, it’s a slow Friday afternoon over here. Let’s liven it up with some awesome Ohio State dogs that are ready for Saturday’s contest against Rutgers. Enjoy: 13 Dogs That Are Ready For Ohio State’s Game Next Boys are ready for the game tomorrow 🏈🤗 #mylittlenuts #gobucks #ohiostatebuckeyes #TikoTaco #pinchthedemon #ihavenofingersleft #jkjk #auntmellylovesyou A photo […]

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Yep, it’s a slow Friday afternoon over here.

Let’s liven it up with some awesome Ohio State dogs that are ready for Saturday’s contest against Rutgers. Enjoy:

13 Dogs That Are Ready For Ohio State’s Game

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Steph Curry, Kevin Durant Will Be Wearing A New Warriors’ Uniform This Season http://thespun.com/nba/steph-curry-kevin-durant-will-be-wearing-a-new-warriors-uniform-this-season Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:29:13 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364811 The Golden State Warriors have a new alternate uniform. Golden State unveiled on Twitter this afternoon a new “Crossover” alternate uniform that will be worn for the 2016-17 season. Here it is: Rock the new Crossover alternate with the squad this season » https://t.co/VTzL6FNaZq 💪 pic.twitter.com/lDjeIsmECQ — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) September 30, 2016 The jersey can […]

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The Golden State Warriors have a new alternate uniform.

Golden State unveiled on Twitter this afternoon a new “Crossover” alternate uniform that will be worn for the 2016-17 season.

Here it is:

The jersey can be bought here.

The Warriors opened practice earlier this week.

“From the first day of practice I’ve been playing the way I’ve played my whole life. [Coach Kerr] is allowing me to be who I am,” Kevin Durant told reporters.

Golden State opens its 2016-17 season Tuesday, Oct. 25 against the San Antonio Spurs on TNT. The game is set to tip off at 10:30 p.m. E.T.

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Cardale Jones Bought Himself A New Black-On-Black Jeep Wrangler http://thespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/cardale-jones-birthday-present Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:14:15 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364805 Buffalo Bills quarterback Cardale Jones bought himself a nifty little birthday present on Thursday. Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, who was taken 139th overall by the Buffalo Bills in this past year’s NFL Draft, turned 24 years old on Thursday. Friday, we got a look at the present he bought himself for the occasion. […]

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Cardale Jones bought himself a nifty little birthday present on Thursday.

Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, who was taken 139th overall by the Buffalo Bills in this past year’s NFL Draft, turned 24 years old on Thursday. Friday, we got a look at the present he bought himself for the occasion.

Jones appears to have purchase a black-on-black Jeep Wrangler for his birthday. Check it out:

Birthday Gift To Myself

A photo posted by Cardale Jones (@cardale7_) on

Jones has yet to see action in his rookie season. We’ll see if that changes in the coming weeks.

Week 4 NFL Picks Against The Spread

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars preview

Colts (-2.5) vs. Jaguars

The Colts cover here, without question.

Blake Bortles has thrown six picks and lost a fumble through three games this season. Andrew Luck and the Colts win by 10, at least.

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Week 4 Predictions: NFL Picks Against The Spread http://thespun.com/nfl/week-4-nfl-picks-against-spread Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:44 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364746 It’s time to take a look at this week’s slate of games and make our week 4 NFL picks against the spread. The week 4 NFL schedule is rather loaded. Let’s take a look at some marquee matchups prior to our NFL picks against the spread. Things get started this week with the Colts and Jaguars doing […]

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It’s time to take a look at this week’s slate of games and make our week 4 NFL picks against the spread.

The week 4 NFL schedule is rather loaded. Let’s take a look at some marquee matchups prior to our NFL picks against the spread.

Things get started this week with the Colts and Jaguars doing battle at Wembley Stadium in London at 9:30 a.m. EST.

As far as 1 p.m. EST games go, it’s hard to overlook the Bills-Patriots matchup in Foxborough. The Panthers and Falcons always put on a great show, plus you have the Raiders looking to hand the Ravens their first loss of the season.

Things won’t slow down come nightfall on Sunday with two 2-1 teams doing battle as the Chiefs play visitor to the Steelers.

Then, to close out the week, the Giants will look to slow down the rather surprising undefeated Vikings in Minnesota.

We’ll now take a look at the odds are for each game, via Oddsshark, and make our NFL picks against the spread below.

Week 4 NFL Picks Against The Spread

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars preview

Colts (-2.5) vs. Jaguars

The Colts cover here, without question.

Blake Bortles has thrown six picks and lost a fumble through three games this season. Andrew Luck and the Colts win by 10, at least.

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Skip Bayless: Urban Meyer Has Already Surpassed Nick Saban http://thespun.com/sec/alabama/skip-bayless-urban-meyer-nick-saban Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:13 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364768 Skip Bayless got riled up on Undisputed this morning and argued that Urban Meyer is the superior coach compared to Nick Saban. Skip Bayless has made a living off of delivering scorching hot takes, and this morning was no different as he worked himself into a tantrum criticizing Nick Saban’s coaching ability, all while co-hosts Shannon […]

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Skip Bayless got riled up on Undisputed this morning and argued that Urban Meyer is the superior coach compared to Nick Saban.

Skip Bayless has made a living off of delivering scorching hot takes, and this morning was no different as he worked himself into a tantrum criticizing Nick Saban’s coaching ability, all while co-hosts Shannon Sharpe, Joy Taylor and guest Matt Leinart were forced to suffer in silence.

His argument hinges on the notion that Meyer has done more with less talent throughout his coaching career when compared to Saban, which is a reasonable, if not at the very least, defensible argument. But then Bayless goes on to cherry pick a couple games where Alabama got scored on a bunch and he says they’re indicative of Saban’s coaching caliber. Ehhh.

Watch for yourself:

“I won’t even go back—because we’re going to run out of time…I’ll just go back to 2012,” he says at one point while shaking his head, upset that he will have to trim down his take, as the co-hosts presumably grit their teeth and pray for a meteor to put them out of their collective misery.

At any rate, people can’t seem to get enough of Bayless and his blistering takes, as Undisputed garnered FS1 a 400 percent improvement in viewership ratings in the same time slot when compared to last year.

Nick Saban and his No. 1 ranked, defending national champion Alabama squad are set to play Kentucky on Saturday.

The 5 Locks Of The Week In College Football, Week Five

Clemson-Louisville highlights Week 5.

No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 5 Clemson, Clemson +2

Clemson covers the spread.

It’s difficult to pick against Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals with how unstoppable they’ve been, but the Clemson defense is incredible, and the offense looks to be rounding into elite shape. I expect a huge game from Deshaun Watson at home.

Clemson 34, Louisville 30

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Listen: Here’s An Awesome “Vols Went Down To Georgia” Parody http://thespun.com/sec/georgia/vols-went-down-to-georgia Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:24:13 +0000 http://thespun.com/?p=364783 Tennessee is looking to stay undefeated as it heads to Georgia this Saturday. One radio station in Knoxville came up with a clever parody to tease the contest. Tennessee’s trip to Georgia will go a long way in determining which team wins the SEC East. Ahead of the game, the Andy & Alison Show on […]

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Tennessee is looking to stay undefeated as it heads to Georgia this Saturday. One radio station in Knoxville came up with a clever parody to tease the contest.

Tennessee’s trip to Georgia will go a long way in determining which team wins the SEC East. Ahead of the game, the Andy & Alison Show on 107.7 WIVK in Knoxville came up with a great parody song to hype the contest. They’ve taken “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band and put their own spin on it – check it out:

Georgia and Tennessee kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The 10 Most-Impressive Teams Of September

alabama

10. Alabama

The Crimson Tide deserve to be on any “impressive” list because they’re undefeated and No. 1, but this is basically expected for Nick Saban’s teams, so relatively, it’s not as impressive as what others have done.

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