The 2014 NFL Draft doesn’t boast a “Who ya got?” quarterback debate, but it does include Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M standout who creates enough speculation and controversy on his own. There are two sides to the Manziel debate: either you love his athletic ability and outside-the-pocket theatrics, or you write him off because he’s undersized and an unpolished pocket passer.
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A review of 2014 offseason acquisitions by the New York Yankees
After a disappointing 2013 campaign left the New York Yankees short of competing in the postseason, they were forced to witness their division rivals, the Boston Red Sox, win the World Series. The organization and General Manager Brian Cashman are focused on not allowing history to repeat itself during the 2014 season. Let’s take a look at some of the player acquisitions the organization made during this off-season to correct their flaws and get them back to their winning ways.
A brief look at the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies
Spring training is upon us, and soon the Phillies will start their quest to become this year’s World Series champions. They have made some changes to the pitching rotation, as well as the outfield, that I will be keeping my eye on. The team is also getting Ryan Howard and Ben Revere back from injury. I am excited to see how this Phillies team performs now that everyone is healthy.
PSU names James Franklin as new head football coach
With the departure of Bill O’Brien to the NFL, Penn State University hired former Vanderbilt University Head Football Coach James Franklin as its new head coach and leader of the football program. Franklin, a Langhorne, Pennsylvania, native, was quoted during his introductory press conference as saying he is a “Pennsylvania boy, with a Pennsylvania heart.”
The best Super Bowl games in NFL history
The “Super Bowl” matches up the American Football Conference champion against the National Football Conference champion each year. As we approach Super Bowl XLVIII, let’s take a look at some of the previous top matchups that have taken place among these storied contests.
So what is disc golf, or “frolf,” as some call it? If you know how to play ball golf — the game with clubs and a ball where you have to hit the ball into the hole — then you are already familiar with disc golf. The rules are the same, only the equipment is different.
The top ten Pennsylvania-born professional football players
With the NFL playoffs looming, it’s a good time for the Independent Gazette to publish a top ten list of the greatest Pennsylvania-born professional football players—the most solid players that the Keystone State has ever produced, in this reporter’s opinion. Be forewarned that not everyone will agree. With that said, let’s start the countdown.
Matt McGloin: From West Side to West Coast
Former West Scranton High School student/athlete and Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin has realized the dream of many young athletes in America: making it to the professional level.
Fantasy football fever comes down to a quarterback toss-up
As fantasy football drafts approach, rivalries are heating up and fantasy football participants are contemplating their draft strategies. If you wish to succeed and win championships, research is vital. Because of the transient nature of professional careers in the NFL—and the short shelf-life of players—it’s incumbent upon fantasy managers to do their homework. Each year, fantasy stalwarts are traded to new teams, older players are relegated to role positions, and rookies explode onto the scene as they jockey for positions, and stardom.