Paul Finebaum on Nick Saban criticism: It’s ‘eating away at him’
The criticism launched at Nick Saban for accusing the Texas A&M Aggies - and Jackson State’s Deion Sanders - of paying for players isn’t sitting well with the Alabama coach, according to Paul Finebaum. The SEC Network analyst, who made an appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX 94.5-FM in Birmingham, said the backlash is “eating away” at Saban. “I’ve seen more criticism of Nick Saban in the last five days than I have in the last 15 years,” Finebaum said. “And I think that’s something that’s eating away at him. Nick Saban, for all the conversation that he doesn’t care, or pay attention to anything, he does care.mlive.com
Deion Sanders slams NFL teams for skipping Jackson State pro day
Deion Sanders made it a point to call out NFL franchises not present at Jackson State’s pro day. “Our pro day, at an HBCU, I love that, and yeah, and guess what? That means 10 of them (NFL teams’ representatives) is missing,” Sanders told NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, per FootballScoop. “You 10 that’s missing, if I catch you at Mississippi State or Ole Miss (for those two SEC programs’ upcoming pro days), it’s going to be a problem. According to the report, the 10 NFL franchises not represented were Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay.mlive.com
Deion Sanders has toes amputated after surgery complications: ‘They were trying to ensure I had life’
Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated because of blood clots stemming from a previous surgery. The Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer revealed the severity of his foot injury in an episode of his “Coach Prime” documentary series that will air Tuesday night on Barstool Sports.mlive.com
Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment
Like prized recruit Travis Hunter, Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders has a lot of gall. The nerve of them! […] The post Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Michigan QB Cade McNamara inks NIL deal with Tom Brady’s new apparel brand
Tom Brady is launching a new apparel brand next month, and he’s turned to a current Michigan quarterback to help promote it. The Wolverines’ Cade McNamara has inked an endorsement deal with “BRADY,” the future Hall of Fame quarterback’s namesake brand set to launch on Jan. 12, the company (and Brady himself) announced Thursday morning. The clothing line plans to first launch online via the BRADY brand website, then expand to Nordstrom’s website a week later, on Jan. 19. Michigan plays Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31 (7:30 p.m., ESPN). The Reno, Nev., native has inked previous NIL deals before, including one with Los Angeles, Calif.-based cryptocurrency company Coinbase, but never one this prominent.mlive.com
No. 1 prospect Travis Hunter Jr. stuns Florida State, commits to Deion Sanders, Jackson State in ‘historic’ flip
“We just witnessed something historic,” 247Sports Florida State reporter Josh Newberg said after the shocking flip. Hunter Jr. had been committed to Florida State, where Sanders played in college, for about a year. He had reiterated his commitment multiple times throughout the process and still had a Florida State logo on his Twitter page after his official commitment just after noon on Wednesday. “Florida State has always been a beacon for me,” Hunter wrote on Twitter. Sanders had hinted that Jackson State was “going to shock the country” during the early signing period this week.mlive.com
Nick? Coach? Saban settles debate over how to address him
Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama? Mostly it pertains to how reporters address Saban in interview/news conference settings - and strong opinions have been voiced on both sides. “You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick,’” Sanders said. If you call Nick (Saban), Nick, you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me. Does Saban mind if he’s called Nick?mlive.com
Deion Sanders walks out of Media Day after being called Deion: ‘You don’t call Nick Saban, Nick’
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders walked out of SWAC Media Day in Birmingham on Tuesday after a reporter called him by his first name, angering the second-year coach. “You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick,’” Sanders said. If you call Nick (Saban), Nick, you’ll get cussed out on the spot, so don’t do that to me. In March, shortly after Alabama State beat Jackson State 35-28 in Montgomery, the Hornets trolled Sanders on the scoreboard by broadcasting a 1989 draft day photo of “Primetime.”“Childish,” Sanders said in March. Not long after, Jackson State confirmed to media outlets that Sanders’ things were all found in his locker.mlive.com
A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
After all, more than 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. According to statista.com, Bud Light is the most popular beer for Super Bowl Sunday, taking up more than 12% of the total beer consumed. Anheuser-Busch will forego promoting Budweiser this year, with the money reserved for its Super Bowl ad donated to coronavirus vaccine awareness efforts. I brought the chips!”This spot brings together an ensemble of Super Bowl legends. Disney had released a trailer for “Black Widow” during the 2020 Super Bowl.
Super Bowl could be farewell for several pending free agents
Kansas City and Tampa Bay have several starters, including some notable pass catchers, scheduled to become free agents next month. So the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Buccaneers will serve as a farewell for several players with their current team. Brown signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Tampa in late October and has been a model citizen since. He has 45 receptions for 623 yards and seven touchdowns after signing a one-year, $9 million deal. He turned 34 last month and might be willing to sign another one-year deal to stay in Tampa.
Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not
President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry after midnight on Wednesday, a list that included rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. — Rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was given a full pardon. In the pardon, Lil Wayne was praised for his “commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.” Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders backed the pardon. Lil Wayne is one of the seminal figures in rap in the last two decades, selling more than 20 million albums in the U.S. since releasing his debut in 1999. Supporters included Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and athletes Lamar Jackson and Jack Brewer.
Frito-Lay plans three Super Bowl ads to highlight new products and football stars like the Manning brothers
Frito-Lay said it's planning three Super Bowl ads next month, including one highlighting NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning, Troy Aikman and Deion Sanders. The PepsiCo subsidiary said one spot will highlight Doritos 3D Crunch, the '90s-era snack the company recently said it was reviving. The third spot will promote its Cheetos Crunch Pop Mix, which was introduced Monday and mixes Cheetos with its Cheetos Popcorn. Frito-Lay said snack consumption has seen a major gain during the Covid pandemic. Frito-Lay joins brands like M&M's, Pringles, Toyota and TurboTax, which have already said they'll be advertising during the game.cnbc.com
Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74
(AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES – Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. In the 1981 World Series, Johnstone had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Game 4 that rallied the Dodgers to an 8-7 win over the Yankees. That tied the series at two games apiece, and the Dodgers won the next two games to claim the title. The Dodgers, who won their last World Series in 1988, begin the playoffs on Wednesday. Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jayne Johnstone; sister Sandy Clairmont; and son-in-law Ryan Dudasik.
New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Lane Kiffin speaks to Mississippi fans after being announced as the new head football coach during a introductory press conference in Oxford, Miss. In attendance were his children, daughters Presley Kiffin, 13, left, Landry Kiffin, 15, second from left, and son Knox Kiffin, 10. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts
Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State versus New Mexico. Instead, both coaches — and their respective offenses — will encounter stiffer challenges in their Magnolia State debuts. 5 Florida and ex-Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as two-touchdown underdogs. Before Deion Sanders made a prime-time splash when he was hired by Jackson State on Monday; Leach and Kiffin were splashy hires in the state.
Deion Sanders lands head coach job at FCS Jackson State
Back during Super Bowl week, Deion Sanders called his shot. The NFL Hall of Famer said he planned to be a head coach at the college level within the next year. Sanders announced on his podcast that he will be the next head coach at Jackson State, a FCS school in Mississippi. “God called me to Jackson State,” Sanders said on “21st and Prime.”Tonight on the debut of he @21standprime podcast @DeionSanders describes the move to becoming the head coach for @GoJSUTigersFB as a God Move. Jackson State hasn’t had a winning season since 2013.mlive.com
‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State
Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. It’s a match made in heaven.”Currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill in Texas, Sanders is taking his first head coaching job. “Coach Prime” later opened a blue blazer lined with the JSU logo to much applause. Acting Jackson State President Thomas Hudson called the hiring “the grace of God” and cited the school's football history in landing Sanders. Sanders also played nine seasons with four clubs in Major League Baseball, appearing in the 1992 World Series with the Atlanta Braves.
Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martin Truex Jr. cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles. Already outspoken on social causes in NASCAR, Wallace denounced the flag and his message spread throughout sports. Boston tweeted questions about the race and seemed to enjoy the action at Martinsville: Do yall be pinned to the TV. Martinsville capped a stretch of seven straight Cup races since it resumed without fans at the track.
NFL looking for next generation of stars - ages 9-12
The NFL launched a casting call Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. Thirty-two kids will be selected to attend the Super Bowl and appear in the new spot along with retired and current superstars. "I didn't just become 'Prime Time' when I reached the NFL, Sanders said. It started on a youth football field in Fort Myers, Florida.