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As an avid sports fan, Glenn brings a unique voice to the radio as host of the The Dugouts Sports Show, on the Morning Show Central Radio Network. Hailing from Cleveland, he was brought up on sports, being a fan of Cleveland sports and Ohio State University athletics. But his love for the game doesn’t just stop in Cleveland. It spans the nation, as an interest in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and all NCAA sports. But his knowledge for sports doesn’t just stop there. He can quickly turn the subject around to golf, NASCAR, tennis, and professional wrestling. Whatever the sport is, he has indepth knowledge and opinion.
After graduating Aurora High School, he went to the University of Toledo, where he studied broadcasting for one year. He has covered softball for local Northeast Ohio newspapers and now writes sports stories on Bleacherreport.com, a sports story networking website. He also coaches freshmen baseball for a local high school and still plays competitive baseball during the summer in the Cleveland area.
As host of The Dugout Sports Show, he hopes to make his opinion known, but also give both sides of the story.
Kate’s Fantasy Studs and Duds from Week 5
Congratulations! You have survived the first of the Bye Weeks! Win or lose, you are still checking out players and working on your team and that’s all you can do at this point in the season. Don’t fear 0-5 owners – there are still many weeks to come and you can always go on a run and make the playoffs in your league. Smart pickups are the key to the Bye Weeks – and taking advantage of other owners who have lineup troubles of their own!
Fantasy Studs: Week 5
+20 Ben Roethlisberger QB – Damn you Big Ben! I left him on my bench for moral reason and that is no way to win a FFL game – plus his numbers have not been great and he had an injury that could have been problematic. And yet he lights it up. Wow.
Green-Ellis had a big week for fantasy players last week.
+20 BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB – owners are finally seeing big numbers out of BJGE. It’s taking him a while to hit his groove, but he should be tearing it up for the rest of the season.
+18 Pierre Garcon WR – as Curtis Painter gets more comfortable as the starter in Indianapolis, Garcon gets more and more looks and just keeps scoring. He’s a better option than Wayne and Clark has been nonexistent so far in the “Painter Era.”
+16 Doug Baldwin WR – Wait, who? Doug Who? Yeah, that’s right – undrafted guy picked up by Seattle is starting to come into his own. Keep an eye on him and grab him up if you have DBowe, EDecker, NWashington or anyone else on a Bye this week.
Joel Dreessen (TE – HOU), Victor Cruz (WR – NYG) both scored 14 points over their projected numbers. Available in almost all leagues, these are guys that could help you out this week.
Fantasy Duds: Week 5
-17 Kevin Kolb QB – How do you have Larry Freaking Fitzgerald and score a whopping 4 in most FFL leagues? Dude needs to be dropped. Now. Sorry “Corn on the Kolb” fans.
-17 Kyle Orton QB – You can hold on to him, but word out of Denver is that Tim Tebow will be getting the start in week 8. They are on a Bye this week, so if you need to drop someone to make roster room, Orton is your guy.
Josh Freeman didn't exactly set the world on fire last week.
-16 Josh Freeman QB – Yet another QB letting us down. Tampa Bay is mediocre at best but Freeman has been putting up good numbers – until this week. I’d hold on to him but watch the matchups and keep another option on your bench.
Rashard Mendenhall (Pit) -13 For the second straight week, RM has been a bust. I’m done with him. Pick up Isaac Redmen or Mewelde Moore for all I care, but you need to cut Mendenhall loose.
Injury Report: not looking good for any of these guys to see field time this week. Better check the waiver wire for their back-ups.
ATL Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones
IND Joseph Addaie
DET Tony Scheffler
NYG Brandon Jacobs
WAS Chris Cooley, Tim Hightower
HOU Andre Johnson (check out Derrick Mason as a replacement)
ORL Devery Henderson
TB LeGarrette Blount
May all of your Fantasy (Football) dreams come true!
Williams: 5 Things I Think After Week 6 (CFB)
422-119. That’s the margin by which the teams in the top ten won in Week 6, three of whom playing teams ranked in the top 17. Once again, the polls were released and the AP and Coaches Poll are very different; only three teams’ positions in the top ten are agreed upon (Wisconsin , Clemson , and Oregon ) with the Coaches Poll having a different beginning and ending of the top ten than the AP.
For the first time this season (and since 1982), there are no teams from Florida in the AP top 25. Case Keenum and the Houston Cougars make their debut in both polls after moving to 6-0 by beating ECU 56-3 (they held the Pirates to fewer points than any other team this season including South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina). A preseason top-six team (in both polls) lost to the smallest school (by student population) in a BCS Conference; that’s right Desmond Howard’s pick to play for a title, Florida State, lost again; only this time to Wake Forest.
1. Any chance Tennessee had of winning the SEC East … is gone. Let’s face it, they didn’t have a big chance anyway, but Tyler Bray gave them whatever chance they did have. Bray is out up to six weeks with a broken thumb on his left hand and now the Volunteers are in a position in which they may be struggling for bowl eligibility. They’re 3-2 (0-2 in the conference and both losses are to SEC East teams), and they need three more wins to become eligible. They’re next three games, with no bye week between any of them, are against LSU, at Alabama, and South Carolina! That will likely put them at 3-5 and require them to win three of their last four games. One of them is at Arkansas; we’ll count that as a loss. Now they have to beat Middle Tennessee after the loss to South Carolina (win), Vanderbilt (if Bray is back, likely a win), and at Kentucky (likely a win). That’s cutting it close. Matt Simms will be starting in Bray’s absence and Justin Worley’s who was likely to redshirt, probably won’t be able to now because he’ll be the backup. Matt Simms has the lineage (his father is Super Bowl Champion Phil Simms, and his brother played at Texas and is on the Titans’ roster), but he struggled last season with turnovers (both fumbles and interceptions). He’ll look worse than he really is these next two weeks going against the Tiger and Tide defenses. I don’t envy Volunteer Nation.
2. It’s easy to talk about the undefeated teams, but … so rarely do we look at the bottom dwellers. With conference realignment becoming a big topic and a couple of BCS conferences looking into adding schools from “lesser” conferences, I wanted to look at the teams that are currently at the bottom of these “superior” conferences. There aren’t any winless teams in the BCS conferences, however there are six one-win teams. Three of them (Indiana, Boston College, and Arizona) only have wins against FCS teams. Two of them (Minnesota and Oregon State) won against an FBS team (Oregon State’s is against the aforementioned Arizona), but have a loss to an FCS team. Only Colorado’s win is against an FBS team (albeit Colorado State) and no losses to FCS teams. There are nine two-win teams, at least one from every BCS conference. Three of them have losses to non-BCS schools (Ole Miss, Connecticut, and Maryland), Miami lost to one of those three (Maryland), three of them had relatively close calls against non-BCS schools (Missouri, Kentucky, and Utah). The last two are Kansas and Northwestern; the Jayhawks have allowed 40+ points (and 60+ twice) in all of their games except their unimpressive 18-point win against McNeese State while the Wildcats owe one of their wins to the aforementioned one-win Boston College and have a loss to Army. Over the next few weeks and months, we’re going to hear names like Houston, SMU, Central Florida, and Boise State etc. being thrown out as possible candidates to join a BCS conference. Let’s not dismiss them just because our team plays for one of them because let’s face it, all of our “superior” conferences have teams that aren’t all that impressive already.
3. Auburn fans, don’t let the media mess with your head. The media wants the next Cam Newton as much as you do, but let’s not get crazy. Media outlets and blogs and website article comments are exploding with the suggestion/demand that Auburn should start Kiehl Frazier after losing to Arkansas this week. Let’s look at the facts: the Tigers are 4-2 (did anyone envision that going into the season?) with both of their losses being to teams currently ranked in the top ten, they’ve already beaten a team they, at least on paper, realistically shouldn’t have in South Carolina, and they haven’t lost to anyone that they should have beaten. They had a close call against Utah State, but Oklahoma did the same thing last year, we’ll call that the first week jitters. Frazier has thrown four passes in his career folks and two of them were completed by Razorbacks! Why start Frazier when he’s doing just fine as a change-of-pace guy right now (remember how the media-beloved Tim Tebow started his college career)? This week Auburn is playing against a banged up Florida team that has consistently been weak against the run — that’s your team’s strength! Dyer, McCalebb, and even Frazier will be able to be successful. Why add the pressure of Frazier having to read defenses, something he’s clearly not great at yet. Don’t let the hype over No. 2 last year, turn into a knee-jerk demand for Frazier to start just because he’s an athletic run-first “quarterback”. If you’re determined to let him get a start, let him start Week 9 against Ole Miss or Week 12 against Samford to get his proverbial feet wet.
Joe Bauserman didn't have the greatest of days passing the ball vs. Nebraska.
4. My Buckeyes exceeded expectations on Saturday. I said that Nebraska wouldn’t win by the eleven-point spread I saw last week, but I didn’t expect my Buckeyes to lead for most of the game. I also said they couldn’t win if they didn’t make Taylor Martinez beat them with his arm instead of his legs and unfortunately, he ran for 102 yards and a score. Braxton Miller showed poise in his second conference game, something we hadn’t quite seen yet (and quite honestly, something he wasn’t availed the opportunity to display in the Michigan State game due to Fickell inexplicably pulling him out of the game). The turning point, in my view, was the forced fumble on Miller with a little over eight minutes to go in the game in their own red zone (which Taylor Martinez ran in for a score two plays later). A lot of analysts pointed to Miller’s injury a little under the five-minute mark as being the turning point, and I certainly agree that it was a contributing factor, but I think the fumble a few minutes beforehand that led to the touchdown was a tad more significant because it put the game within two scores. The momentum shifted, and it shifted even stronger in the Huskers direction when Miller went down. Nebraska’s defensive mentality changed after Bauserman came in; they sat back in coverage, and rushed four with a linebacker spying the running back. They knew Bauserman was no threat to run (Miller ran for 95 yards), so they just let him throw it into coverage (which explains his 1 for 10 outing). Field position then fell in the Huskers favor and the Buckeye defense had less time on the sidelines. I was unhappy that they lost, but I am proud of their progress — from nearly losing to Toledo to nearly beating the Huskers in a month’s time.
5. I knew it would happen … points lost because of potential feelings hurt. I’ve always been against the “excessive celebration” portion of the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty; but when they changed the rule this past offseason to make it a live-ball foul that could take points away, in my view, the NCAA lost their mind. It’s 4th and 15 at LSU’s 48 yard line (after two penalties that moved them back 10 yards) and the Tigers line up for a punt. As the punter catches the ball and is about to go into his motion, it’s obvious there’s absolutely no one on the left side of the field, so he tucks the ball and runs in that direction. At about the 8-yard line, he turns his waist towards the mob of players running in his direction and spreads his arms as if to say, “You’re close enough to see me, but not close enough to catch me!”, and then runs it into the end zone. He gets called for unsportsmanlike conduct, which is a 15-yard penalty from the spot of the foul, and the officials take the points off the board and place the ball on the 23-yard line (first down). How dare a player celebrate making a fool of a team on a fake punt! Wow. I realize it’s the rule, and everyone must follow it, that doesn’t make the rule any good. They’re taking away points that are earned fairly because someone’s feelings might get hurt. That’s ridiculous. Their feelings should be hurt! They just got fooled on a fake punt, called by a coach who notoriously goes for it on 4th down (sometimes even during illogical circumstances), and executed by a freshman punter from Australia who ran over 40 yards untouched to the end zone.
Bonus: With all the scandals of the offseason, in a particular the Miami booster fiasco, the phrase “death penalty” has been thrown around a lot. I think this will be the closest any team has will ever get to the death penalty that SMU received in the late 80’s. It got me thinking about SMU’s turnaround of late. They played in a bowl game last year, that they should have won, in my view. In week five they knocked off #20 TCU and are sitting 4-1 and tied in first in the West division of Conference USA. They may even end up being recruited to join one of the BCS conferences. I wanted to share a little-known fact about the SMU Mustangs and those years surrounding the death penalty. We’ve all heard of Craig James and Eric Dickerson from that era. But a man named Reginald Ballard played on that team and was one of the many players looking for a new school to play for when the Mustangs’ 1987 season was cancelled by the NCAA. You may not recognize his name right off, but you may remember him as “Bruh Man” on Martin Lawrence’s sitcom Martin.
FWAA: Nebraska is Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week
Taylor Martinez led Nebraska to a come-from-behind win over Ohio State.
NEBRASKA IS TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK
DALLAS (FWAA) - Storming from behind to register the biggest comeback in school history allowed the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1) to earn the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 8.
Nebraska recorded its first Big Ten win, 34-27, over Ohio State, rallying from a 27-6 deficit in the third quarter to win before a NCAA-record 315th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium on Homecoming.
The game turned on Lavonte David’s fumble recovery that provided a short field for Nebraska, which scored two plays later to get within 27-13. Taylor Martinez and Rex Burkhead each ran for more than 100 yards, with Burkhead providing the game-winning touchdown on a 17-yard burst with 5:10 left. Martinez finished with two touchdown passes among his season-high 16 completions, one of the a 30-yarder to Burkhead that tied the score with 7:44 to play.
“I thought we left some drives out there. We stayed the course,” Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said after the game. “That’s kind of the motto of our program. It’s about the culture, it’s about the process, about staying the course. There was no panic. I’m proud of how they came out and played the second half.”
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Oct. 8 included:
Oklahoma (5-0): The Sooners shut down arch-rival Texas, scoring three defensive touchdowns along the way in a 55-17 rout in Dallas. Oklahoma scored the first four times it had the ball and led 34-10 at the half. It was the most-lopsided margin of victory in the series since 2003.
Wake Forest (4-1): The Demon Deacons moved to 3-0 for the first time during their 59-year membership in the ACC after a 35-30 upset win over Florida State. Wake Forest forced five turnovers and held off a Seminoles rally in the fourth quarter.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the seventh season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2011 college football regular season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.
Founded in 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven games that have decided the college football national championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2012, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be played on Dec. 30, 2011, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
30 Minutes With Pure Rage Chris Perez – Episode 3 – King Tut, What If Lockout, Pure Rage Circus
You can listen to “30 Minutes With Pure Rage” every Monday and Wednesday at 6 P.M. EST. You will be able to join the chat room and call in as well. Make sure to tweet out the show and use the hashtag #30PureRage.
Episode 3 - 10.12.11
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and I talked about everything from what if there was a MLB strike to King Tut on Wednesday’s edition of “30 Minutes With Pure Rage, heard only on TheDugoutSportsShow.com. Chris commented on a couple former Indians playing well for the Tigers this postseason and how we shouldn’t go back and say “we shouldn’t make that trade”. He also talked about Theo Epstein going to the Cubs and how much of a surprise that was.
Chris took a couple phone calls and answered a few voicemails as well. He then answered a call about King Tut, which gave a few laughs to the audience listening. We also talked MLB playoffs, and said his World Series prediction is Rangers vs. Brewers.
We ended the show talking about Chris’ terrible NFL picks this week.
FWAA: Oklahoma’s Jamell Fleming is Nagurski Player of the Week
DALLAS (FWAA) – Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 8.
Fleming is the second Oklahoma player to be named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week this season. Three weeks ago, Javon Harris earned the honor in OU’s win at Florida State.
Fleming will be added to the 2011 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 12 by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. The keynote address will be given by Georgia head coach Mark Richt and Florida’s Jack Youngblood from the Class of 1970 will receive this year’s Bronko Nagurski Legends Award.
Five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy will be announced on Nov. 17.
Each week during the 2011 season the FWAA All-America Committee has selected a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences and major independents.
Last season, Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers won the coveted Bronko Nagurski Trophy during the 16th season the FWAA named a national defensive player of the year.
The Charlotte Touchdown Clubis a non-profit organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. For more information, contact John Rocco (704-347-2918 or email@example.com). The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is www.touchdownclub.com.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-713-6198.
Alex Jensen Named Head Coach of the Canton NBA Development League Franchise
CANTON – The Cleveland Cavaliers today announced that Alex Jensen has been named the first-ever head coach of their new NBA Development League franchise in Canton. Canton General Manager Wes Wilcox made the announcement. Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not released.
“Alex is a great fit for our team and organization and what we want to develop and accomplish in Canton. He has a very successful and diverse background that is rooted in strong defensive principles and learned from one of the best coaches and basketball teachers in college basketball in Rick Majerus,” said Wilcox. “Alex is also a strong communicator, has natural coaching instincts and understands the importance of building a team with a strong defensive foundation. We are very excited for him to get started.”
FWAA: Landry Jones Named Davey O’Brien Quarterback Of The Week
Jones leads Sooners to 55-17 win over Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas -Following a commanding 55-17 victory over then-No. 11 Texas, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Jones lit up the Longhorn defense for 367 yards in the air while pushing the Sooners to a 5-0 mark for the 2011 season.
Landry Jones led Oklahoma to a huge win over Texas on Saturday.
The Artesia, N.M., native continued his impressive play, completing 31-of-50 passes and landing three touchdowns. After the first quarter of play, the Sooners held a narrow 6-3 advantage, but the second quarter belonged to Jones and his offense. Within the first four minutes of the second stanza, Jones had struck twice and given Oklahoma a 20-3 lead. With less than one minute still to play in the opening half, the junior led the offense down the field, tallied his third touchdown of the quarter and gave the Sooners a strong 34-10 lead. At halftime, he had already accumulated 305 yards.
Wine & Gold Show Podcast – Episode 21 – No Season, LeBron Over The Middle, Tryouts
You can listen to “The Wine & Gold Show” every Tuesday at 7 P.M. EST You will be able to join the chat room and call in as well. Make sure to tweet out the show and use the hashtag #WGSHOW.
Episode 21 - 10.11.11
Brendan Bowers and I talked about the NBA lockout and a whole slew of other topics on “The Wine & Gold Show”, heard only on TheDugoutSportsShow.com and StepienRules.com. While NBA commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the season, we talked about will a season actually take place and who is to blame…the players or the owners?
We wrapped up the show with the question: Will YOU be trying out for the NBA D-League in the next few weeks? Bowers has some high-level experience and I on the other hand, don’t. But we stated we would show interested in at least trying out!
30 Minutes With Pure Rage Chris Perez – Episode 2 – Rain Delays, Brew Crew, Jobu
You can listen to “30 Minutes With Pure Rage” every Monday and Wednesday at 6 P.M. EST . You will be able to join the chat room and call in as well. Make sure to tweet out the show and use the hashtag #30PureRage.
Episode 2 - 10.10.11
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and I talked about everything from Nick Swisher to MLB Playoffs to hair on Monday’s edition of “30 Minutes With Pure Rage, heard only on TheDugoutSportsShow.com. We discussed what has transpired so far in the playoffs, including what teams he is rooting for. He also talked about the home-field advantage the Milwaukee Brewers are having right now and how the fans pump him up at Progressive Field.
We talked football as well, as well as when Chris will get a hair endorsement. But nothing matches the great playoff talk between myself and Pure Rage.
DSS 1st Annual Weekly Celebrity Football Picks – Week 5
DSS will have a few celebrities pick their winners of the football season every week! Plus, the picks of DSS founder, Glenn Moore and a guest celebrity from Twitter!
This year’s celebrities are Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior on G4, WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, and ESPN’s SportsNation host Michelle Beadle. And our guest celebrity this week is Mark Spencer,