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The Dallas Cowboys (3-8) and Washington Redskins (5-6) play tonight on Monday Night Football in a game that, despite their awful records, still has meaning. Washington could lose and still be tied for first in the NFC East, and Dallas would be a game out of first place.
The 22-0 Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, can’t lose. Really, they can’t lose. Even when bored by the Brooklyn Nets, they still won by 16 points. Game (and win?) No. 23 is Tuesday at Indiana as the Warriors historic start and current marathon road trip continues.
According to one veteran reporter, Johnny Manziel will start the last four games for the 2-10 Browns, who own the worst record in the NFL.
Clemson plays Oklahoma, and Alabama faces Michigan State in the college football playoffs. The football bowl lineup is complete with Ohio State playing Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, and a Bowling Green game that could be a football fan’s feast.
Former University of Akron coach Caleb Porter guided the Portland Timber to the MLS Cup with a 2-1 road win against the Columbus Crew.
We saw the good Ted Ginn Jr. and the bad Ted Ginn Jr. as the Carolina Panthers remained the NFL’s lone unbeaten team at 12-0.
Finally, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers continued their ownership of the Indianapolis Colts, but all anyone can talk about is Antonio Brown’s goal-post collision/celebration gone wrong, and we have the video below. It’s a laugher.
These are some of the trending sports stories Monday:
Warriors looked bored: The Warriors have found all sorts of ways to win during their record-setting start to the season, but victory No. 22 definitely took a unique method.
They achieved it by overcoming boredom.
The Warriors battled fits of seeming disinterest that made Sunday’s 114-98 victory harder to come by than it probably should have been against the five-win Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
“I felt like we played pretty close to perfect in the first quarter, and I feel like we had a letdown because of that,” Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said. “…Mentally, I felt like we had a little bit of letdown in the second and third quarters, which, obviously, you don’t like to see.”
After leading by 17 points in the first quarter, the Warriors started mindlessly tossing the ball around on offense and lackadaisically rotating on defense — just long enough to let the Nets sneak to three points down at halftime and then take a third-quarter lead.
But it’s got to be scary to the rest of the league that the Warriors can look bored and still win. On the road. In the second game of a back-to-back set.
The Warriors (22-0) tied the 1969-70 New York Knicks for the league’s best-ever road start at 12-0 and got past the midway point of their two-week, seven-game road grind at 4-0.
After taking just six first-half shots, Stephen Curry finished with 28 points and five rebounds. Draymond Green had 22 points. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Cousins living the dream: Since being named the Redskins’ starting quarterback in late August, Kirk Cousins has changed little about his preparation, going about his work week consistently and keeping a steady emotional keel, as best he can, after wins and losses alike.
But with Monday’s game against the 3-8 Dallas Cowboys looming, Cousins acknowledged Thursday that there’s something special about preparing for the national stage of Monday Night Football.
“I feel I’m living a dream to be on Monday Night Football, knowing there will be people back in my hometown of Holland, Michigan, watching me play on Monday Night Football,” he said. “[It] is something that if you told me that would happen in high school, I would have told you were smoking something.” (Washington Post)
Cowboys reap what they sow: The Cowboys admit they aren’t running a home for wayward young men. They are a professional football team, and they’re in it to win it.
This season, everything has broken down in Dallas.
They opted to re-sign volatile wide receiver Dez Bryant rather than exceptional running back DeMarco Murray.
From a football standpoint, it’s easy to understand the reasoning. The NFL has become a league of big plays, and Bryant is capable of game-breaking performances. However, when quarterback Tony Romo broke his collarbone and Bryant broke his foot, the Cowboys’ offense might have benefited from a runner of Murray’s talent.
When he came back from his injury, Bryant made more news for his postgame rants than his exploits on the field.
And then there is defensive end Greg Hardy. The NFL suspended Hardy for 10 games in 2015 for domestic violence. Dallas still signed Hardy during the past offseason. (Gene Woody, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Johnny Manziel to start last four games: Apparently, Johnny Manziel is no longer grounded. The Cleveland Browns quarterback, demoted to third string two weeks ago after another video emerged of him partying, will be the team’s starter for the final four games of its season, according to ESPN’s Tony Grossi. (Washington Post)
Clemson No. 1 as college playoff pairings set: The College Football Playoff will feature four conference champions for the second consecutive year, as Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma will play for the national championship.
Clemson, the ACC champion and only remaining unbeaten team in the FBS, retained its top spot after beating North Carolina on Saturday night. The Tigers, seeking their first national title since 1981, will face No. 4 Oklahoma, the Big 12 champion, on Dec. 31 in a College Football Playoff semifinal in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
Alabama, which won its second consecutive SEC championship Saturday against Florida, finished No. 2 in the committee’s final rankings. The Crimson Tide will face No. 3 Michigan State on Dec. 31 in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. (ESPN)
College bowl bonanza: Following Sunday’s semifinal and New Year’s Six announcements, the full 2015-16 bowl schedule is now complete.
This year’s slate is ground-breaking — or, depending on how you view it, bone-headed — on a number of fronts: first, it’s the maiden voyage of CFP executive director Bill Hancock’s grand vision to redefine New Year’s Eve in this country by holding the CFP semifinals on the biggest party night of the year. Second, this year’s schedule contains 41 games. And, related to that, it’s the first to send losing teams (conference championship-related exemptions excluded) to bowl games.
Regardless of how you feel about those aspects, the 2015-16 bowl slate is here, and we’ll all watch. The slate stretches from Dec. 19 to Jan. 11 — a total of 24 days — but 40 of the games are packed into 12 days between Dec. 19 and Jan. 2, taking off only for two NFL Sundays and Christmas. Prepare your remote — and your family — to be parked on ESPN for the foreseeable future. As for the actual games: can I interest you in a renewal of the Holy War? What about a college football hipster’s delight in the Bowling Green spread vs. the Georgia Southern triple option? How about Trevon Boykin vs. Vernon Adams? (NBC.com)
OSU vs. Notre Dame: Rose Bowl or Fiesta Bowl?
Since it became evident that Ohio State wasn’t going to be included in the College Football Playoff for the second consecutive year on Saturday night, that’s been the question.
On Sunday afternoon, it became clear: Ohio State is going to the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix to face Notre Dame on Jan. 1. (Cleveland.com)
The full Ted Ginn Jr. in Panthers’ win: For better or worse Sunday night, quintessential Ted Ginn Jr. was on full display in the Superdome.
You saw the Cleveland native and Carolina Panthers wide receiver’s speed as he ran away from a linebacker in coverage. You saw the dropped pass, and then you saw another. And you saw touchdowns.
A nine-year veteran, Ginn will wow and he will disappoint. That is who he’s been as a football player since coming to the league in 2007 where he was labeled a bust in Miami and then an afterthought in San Francisco.
But he flourished with the Carolina Panthers in his first stint here in 2013 and he’s picked it back up in his second act in 2015.
“I know I didn’t come down with a couple of catches today but the ones I did come down with put points on the board,” Ginn said.
If the outcome of the game had been different – if Carolina had not won 41-38 to move to 12-0 on the season – then perhaps Ginn wouldn’t have been so optimistic about his performance. (Charlotte Observer)
Steelers torch Colts: Four of the first six possessions in the NFL’s Sunday Night showcase presentation ended in turnovers, and you had to wonder if NBC had begun to frantically look for contract language that would allow the network to flex this thing onto C-SPAN2.
The fact that the Steelers stabilized themselves early enough to take full advantage of a laughable Indianapolis Colts defense and arrange a 45-10 torching of the co-leaders in the joyless AFC South was a credit to any number of people, none of them Jacoby Jones.
Jones fumbled on the game’s first play, fumbled again on what likely will be his last act in a Steelers uniform, and only a modest degree of professional decorum kept him from being released on national television. Worse still, Jones forced Mike Tomlin to deploy Antonio Brown in the punt-return game, and Brown took the second one he caught 71 yards to the end zone, where he promptly tried to kill himself against the goal post. (Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Antonio Brown’s goal-post straddle: When the flip’s not enough, try the goalpost straddle.
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown received an unsportsmanlike penalty for “using the goalpost as a prop” — yes, those were the actual words of the official — late in his team’s 45-10 win over the Colts.
Brown had the football in his left hand and had trouble holding onto the post, so he fell and landed on his back. Brown told NBC after the game, with a smile, that he has to be smarter, but you have to have fun.
“I was full of excitement,” he said. “I tried to stick it at the goalpost, and it just didn’t work out.”
Brown’s celebration came after a 71-yard punt return — his third score of the night — with 4:01 left. Teammates mobbed him after the play.
“Spur of the moment. It is just the excitement of the game and when you decide to do a play like that, you just get excited. It was a great time.”