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Added November 30th, 2009 by Ryan

Monday Night Football Preview: New England Patriots @ New Orleans Saints

Back in week 10 we were all witnesses to perhaps the game of the year in the NFL when the Indianapolis Colts came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the New England Patriots35-34. Not only was this the most anticipated game of the season as it usually is, but the game was as advertised as the Patriots and the Colts battled it out in another classic performance by these two AFC heavyweights.

The week 10 between the Colts and Patriots will be hard to live up to, but this week’s Monday night football matchup just might do it as the New England Patriots take on yet another undefeated opponent in the 10-0 New Orleans Saints.

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Added November 30th, 2009 by Sooze

Charlie Weis Gets Canned. Finally.

After another disappointing season was capped by a four-game losing streak, Notre Dame has fired head coach Charlie Wies.

Weis, who had six seasons remaining on his 10-year contract, was let go after athletic director Jack Swarbrick recommended the move to the university’s president Sunday night. Assistant head coach Rob Ianello will step in for Weis until a new head coach is hired.

Weis is walking away with a .565 winning percentage (35-27)  which is crappier than even the two coaches before him, Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie who put up a .583. Overall, his teams had six losses by 26 points or more.

The first two seasons under Weis were promising, however. He came to the school straight from the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator position, brimming with confidence and excitement. Weis produced more victories (19) than any other Notre Dame coach, with both seasons ending in BCS bowl losses. Then they lost Brady Quinn. And Jeff Samardzija. All of sudden they were 0-5 for the first time in school history. They finished 3-9 in 2007, leaving Weis one loss shy of matching Davie’s school record of 16 losses in his first three seasons.

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Added November 30th, 2009 by Sooze

Serena Fined For Being Scary

Serena Williams was fined a record $82,500 on Monday for her U.S. Open outburst, and could be facing a suspension from the tournament if she flips out at any Grand Slam in the next two years.

So what did she do? The 11-time Grand Slam singles champ went nuts on a lineswoman after a foot-fault call (a call rarely made at the end of such an important match) during her semi-final loss to Kim Clijsters at the U.S. Open in September. The call resulted in a double-fault for Williams, moving Clijsters one point from victory. Serena stopped, grabbed a ball to serve again and then paused. She moved toward the official and started hollering, cussing and shaking the ball at her. She was penalized a point on the spot — during match point —  to end the semifinal with Clijsters ahead 6-4, 7-5.

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Added November 30th, 2009 by Jack

Funniest Athlete Arrests of the Decade

In light of Tiger Woods’ Thanksgiving weekend romp over a fire hydrant— a situation in which no one but he and his wife will ever know what really happened — I’ve compiled a list of athletes making complete and utter asses of themselves over the last decade, which should fit in nicely with our Memorable Moments series. Whether the country’s #1 golfer was having an affair, arguing with his wife, drunk, or sleep-walking, his middle-of-the-night fiasco doesn’t come close to some of the crap these yahoos got busted doing.

We’re gonna go ahead and stick to the last decade and completely rule out dog-fighting and murderous rampages, just to keep it a little more current and a little less heinous.

11. In November of 2008, Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub, where he was arrested for carrying an unlicensed firearm. He is now serving a two-year prison sentence since the bullet narrowly missed a security guard. What a moron.

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Added November 30th, 2009 by David Glisan

NHL Free Play for 11/30/09:  Hockey Night in Tennessee Free play in Monday NHL action between the Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames

Added November 30th, 2009 by David Glisan

NFL Free Play for 11/30/09:  When the Pats Go Marchin’ In Free play in Monday Night NFL football action between the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints

Added November 28th, 2009 by Ryan

NFL Locks of the Week: 3 Free Picks for Week 12 The Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins all face division rivals this week, but they should be able to easily cover the spread in all of these games as they face arguably the worst teams in their divisions this season.

Added November 28th, 2009 by Ryan

NFL Fantasy Sleeper Report: Week 12 This week that fantasy sleepers will be coming from two of the worst teams in the league in the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins. With a some major injuries, a few players will get their shot to shine in the spotlight this week!

Added November 28th, 2009 by Ryan

NFL Injuries Week 12: Big Ben Out against Ravens Big Ben Roethlisberger will only be watching from the sidelines this weekend after suffering a concussion last week in the lost to the lowly Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins are still licking their wounds with three with some big injuries on both sides of the football.

Added November 28th, 2009 by David Glisan

College Football Free Play #2 for 11/28/09:  Holy Wars Free play in Saturday college football action between Utah and BYU

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