Browns’ Hue Jackson says he’ll keep promise to jump in Lake Erie
Hue Jackson is a man of his word and plans to keep the promise he made last season about jumping in Lake Erie.
The Browns coach said last year if the team went 1-15 again, he would jump into the lake. With just one game left in the season against the Steelers, the Browns currently are sitting with a 0-15 record.
The CFP is all about teams, not conferences, Hancock said. And these are two really great teams coming off landmark semifinals victories over tremendous opponents. The atmosphere in Atlanta will be truly something to behold. All I can say is, buckle up and enjoy.
Hancock also said there was no talk about expansion. The commissioners and the presidents are very happy with the four-team playoff, he said.
When asked about the criticism that the committee’s emphasis on strength of schedule will lock the Group of 5 out of the top four, Hancock disagreed, pointing to Houston’s schedule in 2016. Under then-coach Tom Herman, the Cougars opened the season with a nationally televised win over No. 3 Oklahoma and beat a ranked Louisville team in November. Had Houston gone undefeated that year, it could have been at least considered for a top-five finish, but the Cougars stumbled, losing to Navy, SMU and Memphis. Hancock said he hears people say the system is unfair to the Group of 5 teams, but I don’t buy it.
I’ve been so fortunate in my career and I’ve had such a good experience playing football that I think it’s a very small contribution to make, Cleary told the Detroit Free Press. It’s not a big deal. It’s kind of analogous to signing your driver’s license. I don’t know how it is here, but in Illinois if you want to be an organ donor you can just check a box and sign your driver’s license, so it’s not like the commitment is some grand thing.
But I just feel as a player who’s kind of aware of the ongoing research and has had such good experience playing ball, I almost feel like I owe it to the players and my own teammates I’ve had, and all the former players and all the guys that will play in the future, to I guess do my part in learning what we can learn about head injuries in football.
Fathers brought daughters. Mothers brought sons. And everyone brought their voices.
The Bills are going to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, and a little early-morning chill wasn’t going to keep Buffalo from celebrating.
With the temperature at 2 degrees in the first hours of 2018, fans gathered to sing the Bills’ Shout!” song and chant Let’s Go Buffalo!” as they greeted the postseason-bound Bills at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Some 400 die-hards gathered to cheer the team that on Sunday ended the longest active postseason drought in North America’s four major professional sports.