SportsNet - February 2013

Preview: Liverpool vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, Europa League Round of 32

on February 20 2013 5:04 PM

The problem with a turning point, is proving it’s a turning point.  A reversal of their two goal deficit at home to Zenit St. Petersburg on Thursday night and Liverpool's season could finally produce some reward for a club and fan base who are clearly willing to show patience.  But the trouble with the comfortable league win over Swansea, if that's not an oxymoron in itself, is that expectation has now shifted up a gear.

Visiting manager Luciano Spalletti, whose side, unlike Liverpool, are        contenders  for their domestic title, approaches the game knowing one goal would mean Liverpool would need to score four times to go through; an improbable task, regardless of what was achieved against a fledgling Swansea side.

With a set-up strong enough, likely to leave the likes of experienced Russian international Sergey Semak on the bench, Zenit will come to Anfield confident of closing out the tie with the hope of repeating their run as eventual winners over Glasgow Rangers in 2008.  What a difference five years makes for the latter.

LSU Tigers Hire Former Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator, Cam Cameron, to Run Offense

on February 20 2013 11:27 AM


LSU announced on Tuesday that their newly hired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will receive a three-year contract that will pay him $600,000 for the 2013 season.

Cameron was named LSU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach last week. He will earn $1.3 million in his second year and $1.5 million for the final year of the contract, which runs through the 2015 season.

Cameron's contract must be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors before it becomes official.

Allegri Defiant In The Face Of Mission Improbable

on February 20 2013 10:31 AM

AC Milan boss, Massimo Allegri, insists his team will give a good account of themselves in their Champions League clash with competition favourites, Barcelona.

The coach of the Italian giants reacted spikily to suggestions from reporters that AC Milan were just making up the numbers when questioned at his pre-match press conference.

After a summer of rebuilding, where many of the old guard were packed off to pastures new, and a rather underwhelming beginning to the Serie A season, the seven times winners have crept into the top four of their domestic championship. They also squeezed through their group stage with a meagre seven points and seven goals scored when finishing runners-up to Malaga.

Fully aware of the task ahead, Allegri said “We are facing the best team in the world but I do not accept that everyone is making us out to be the sacrificial lamb”.

NBA: Lakers’ News: The Lakers Need To Take Care Of Dr. (Buss’)iness Tonight Against The Boston Celtics: A Win For A Peoples Champion

on February 20 2013 9:57 AM


Tonight, Wednesday February 20th, 2013, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on their arch rivals the Boston Celtics. It is possible this rivalry may never be the same, but tonight these Lakers have some personal business they need to take care of for Dr. Buss. The Lakers need to throw all their troubles, records, injuries, trades and rumors of trades, etc . . . out the window, the Boston Celtics cannot get out of the Staples Center tonight with a win.

Can you imagine Riles, the Captain, Magic, Big Game and Silk in a game situation like this? Dr. Buss would still love his players if they lost this game, but deep down in his championship laden soul where he was one NBA championship title away from tying the Celtics he would want this regular season game like no other. One of the qualities that made Dr. Buss unique is that he would want this win more for his players than for himself. The Lakers have company (Buss)iness tonight!  

Dallas Cowboys Need To Solve The Problem With Romo Quickly

on February 20 2013 8:42 AM

Trying to come up with a new, fresh approach to a story that seems as old as time itself can be as hard as figuring why the person in the title is error prone in big matches.

Tony Romo. Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback. America's Team Quarterback.

That's the huge weight that he carries around with him when he' s on the golf course. As well as the times he takes snaps on the football field. The number of players in his position, on the team that is under the constant media microscope, and thrived and succeeded, can be counted on one hand. Those that fail are often thrown by the side of the road, hitching a ride into the NFL wilderness.

Maybe that's the problem.