Give the ball to Langford, and he's the best in the Big Ten at making the big plays down the stretch to clinch games. But he knows he'd never be the man in the spotlight without his guys up front. He knows his linemen play a big role.
The Pistons blew another game they had no business losing because they lost focus of what pushed them to the brink of beating the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers.
After Justin Tucker's field goal sank past the shadows of the goal post so did the Lions chances of winning the NFC North Division. The Lions (7-7) are now behind the Chicago Bears (8-6) and the Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) with two games to play.
Miami blew out the Pistons 110-95 Sunday, but the Pistons left a lasting impression the past week by winning a game in Miami. The Heat can't take this team for granted anymore. This is not a guaranteed victory during an 82-game mindless odyssey that leaves teams breathless and physically spent some nights.
How did we get here? Why is Eastern Michigan football so awful that people want to get rid of it? Football solves all problems everywhere else. It boosts student enrollment at other schools.
In the grand scheme of things it matters little. The Pistons smacked around a Sixers team that has given up an average of 112.7 points in a nine-game road losing streak. After a hot start the Sixers (6-12) are taking their rightful spot as one of the NBA's bottom feeders.
Al Fracassa was happy and sad and ready to walk away Friday, even though he admitted if he were a few years younger, he'd give it another try.
The first time you get punched in the stomach, it hurts. The 100th time you get punched in the stomach you kind of shrug it off and go about your business.
In the last 18 seasons, Eastern Michigan is 69-197-1. The Eagles last won a Mid-American Conference title in 1987 when they were known as the Hurons. A few years earlier the school snapped a 27-game losing streak.
Drummond and Pacers center Roy Hibbert fought for position and bumped and bruised one another in an old-school exchange Tuesday that would have made Bill Laimbeer proud.
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