Denver Broncos defense shuts down Cam Newton for Lombardi Trophy

Super Bowl 50 is done. Once again defense proved to be key for a world championship. The Denver Broncos defense dominated from the beginning of the game and did not give up. They blocked the running the game.  They obstructed the passing game.  They even prevented the NFL's Most Valuable Player,
 

Super Bowl 50: Special Teams

All week we discussed the offense and defense of the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  Today, I will highlight some of the special men on special teams for both teams. They will determine field position and can end the game with one kick.  Read “special men will make or break you” for more
 

50 Motivational Quotes from Super Bowl Winning Coaches

It is Super Bowl Week!  In celebration of the 50th “Big Game,” I went to the coaches who have won it all for motivation and words of wisdom on leading teams. I did not find a direct quote on leadership from each coach.  In those cases, I used an answer from an interview or a quote from a player
 

Super Bowl 50: Panthers on Defense

The Panthers defense is not the top defense, but they are first in interceptions. In the NFC championship game, they forced Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer to throw four interceptions. Meet the players on the Panthers defense who will most likely start or play a major role on Sunday. Go
 

Super Bowl 50: Broncos on Offense

The Broncos are in their second Super Bowl in three years. Two years ago when they played the Seattle Seahawks in the championship game, the offense completely fell a part. They only scored once in the third quarter and loss by 35 points.  The Panthers are going to put up some points, so the Broncos
 

Super Bowl 50: Broncos on Defense

The Panthers offense scored more points than any other team in the NFL. In the championship game, they will face the league's toughest defense. Meet the players on the Broncos defense who will most likely start or play a major role on Sunday. Go back to Defense Wins Championships! to review the
 

Super Bowl 50: Panthers on Offense

The Carolina Panthers are headed to their second Super Bowl in franchise history. As they went through the regular season winning all of their games except one, everyone kept asking, "Are the Panthers real?" It is safe to say that they are indeed real. Captained by their multi-talented and charismatic
 

Alabama is in the playoffs, but can they beat LSU?

The first College Football Playoff rankings for the 2015 season were released this week.  Alabama (#4) who lost to Ole' Miss (#18) is ranked higher than Florida (#10) who beat Ole' Miss, badly. I am baffled. Watch the discussion on college football and the top stories in sports on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B0pWdOOCwus   .
 

Michigan State won a battle, Michigan is winning the war

ESPN host of His & Hers, Jemele Hill claimed that Michigan State University owns Michigan.  I present the facts to show that she is wrong. Watch on YouTube: Shavannia responds to Jemele Hill on Michigan v. Michigan State football  Game on! SW @MzGridiron
 

Sports Word of the Week! TARGETING

Targeting (American Football) - A player takes aim at an opponent for purposes of attacking with an apparent intent that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Some indicators of targeting include but are not limited to: Launch - a player leaving his feet to attack
 

Sports Word of the Week! DEFENSELESS PLAYER

Defenseless Player (American Football) - A player who is especially vulnerable to injury because his physical position and focus of concentration is especially vulnerable to injury. Examples of defenseless players are: a. A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass. b. A receiver attempting