- Matt Grassie at NBC on Yahoo Sports10 hrs ago
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss freshman forward Jabari Parker. Krzyzewski says that Parker is a natural offensively, and since he is such a young player, his game will only improve. The pair also touch upon the advent of the one-and-done athlete and how it has affected the college game and Krzyzewski's recruiting tactics when it comes to dealing with that type of player.
- Matt Grassie at NBC on Yahoo Sports4 days ago
In the wake of the massive collapse against the Packers on Sunday, Rodney Harrison talks about the dysfunction of the Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay scored touchdowns on each of their five possessions in the second half, erasing a 26-3 deficit. Harrison says Dallas cannot be considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender until their defense improves.Sun, Dec 2210:00 AM PSTDallas at WashingtonPreview Game
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports7 days ago
It’s amazing how one Christmas card video can shed light on the otherwise hidden talents of a bunch of hockey players.
If you haven’t seen the Capitals’ Christmas video, you should.
Alex Ovechkin singing “Jingle Bells;” Brooks Laich pounding away on drums; Joel Ward blowing on an inflated saxophone; Nicklas Backstrom keeping pace on tambourine; Tom Wilson swaying to the sound of a toy ukulele; Mike Green wailing on a cowbell; Aaron Volpatti grooving on his guitar; John Erskine tapping on a xylophone; and Troy Brouwer playing guitar in his …. PJs?
Of course, with every great music video there are untold back stories and here are a few we uncovered Thursday:
-- According to Ward, Ovechkin knows only the opening two words of “Jingle Bells."
-- Ward actually played saxophone for a couple weeks when he was in elementary school before switching to the tuba “because I didn’t have to take the tuba home.”
Ward said that if prodded he could still carry a tune on the sax or the tuba.
"Maybe Hot Cross Buns or something,” he said. “Actually, I can play Locomotion pretty good.”
- Matt Grassie at NBC on Yahoo Sports16 days ago
Rivals.com national recruiting director Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) joins Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) on SportsDash to discuss the possible destinations for No. 2 wide receiver Josh Malone. The prospect from Station Camp High School in Tennessee, was eyeing Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee before eventually choosing the Vols. Farrell says Malone has an opportunity to turn his home state's program around by choosing to go to Rocky Top.
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports19 days ago
For the first time in almost a year, Nick Foles was talking about an interception he had just thrown.
After a franchise-record 232 consecutive passes without an interception, Foles actually made a mistake.
To the disbelief of everybody.
“It wasn’t a smart decision by me,” Foles said. “In that situation, I need to be smart with the football and maybe just take a sack. I put the ball in harm’s way, and that’s something that as a quarterback you never want to do.”
Of course, it didn’t count.
That’s the way Foles’ season has gone. He makes a mistake for the first time in about a calendar year and it gets negated.
Foles remarkable streak of passes without an interception appeared to end in the fourth quarter against the Cards Sunday, when he was picked off by all-pro cornerback Patrick Peterson in Eagles territory with the Eagles desperately clinging to a three-point lead.
But Peterson’s pick was nullified by a holding penalty on Tyrann Mathieu.
The streak lives.
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports26 days ago
The surging Cardinals continued their run into wild-card contention in the NFC, defeating Indianapolis 40-11 on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
The victory was the Cardinals’ fourth straight and moved them to 7-4 on the season. At present, they are a half-game up on idle San Francisco (6-4) for the final wild-card spot in the NFC. If the 49ers defeat Washington on Monday night, San Francisco will retake the No. 6 seed on account of having beaten Arizona earlier in the season.
The Cardinals and 49ers play in the season finale for both clubs in Glendale on Dec. 29.
The Cardinals started fast and never looked back against Indianapolis (7-4). Arizona scored on its first drive, with quarterback Carson Palmer connecting with Larry Fitzgerald on a four-yard TD first-quarter TD pass.
The Cardinals broke the game open with a 20-point second quarter to take a 27-3 halftime lead. The big plays were another Palmer-to-Fitzgerald TD, this one 27 yards; and a 22-yard interception return by linebacker Karlos Dansby.