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COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26:   Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores the winning touchdown in double overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Increasing number of early exits is changing the college football paradigm

The Ohio State football program has suffered from a number of early exits in recent years as their top players have turned pro with years of eligibility left in college. It’s a Catch-22 situation for major programs as the best recruits and best players are often the most likely to turn pro and forego their […]

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Louisville somehow tricked Duke into defending the wrong basket

There are few things we like here more at The Comeback than clever trick plays. And on Monday night, Louisville’s women’s basketball team may have pulled off the most clever of them all. To start the second half against Duke, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz sent his team into the backcourt standing underneath their own […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half of a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The Saints and Sean Payton are in an impossible situation

The New Orleans Saints fell to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17 to finish their third straight season at 7-9. And for the second straight season, head coach Sean Payton is at the center of intense speculation. During last season, Payton’s future became a major question mark, with speculation that he could find a new home. […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  Kris Jenkins #2 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the game-winning three pointer to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 10 Best Games of 2016

Our year-end countdown continues here at The Comeback, this time remembering the Top 10 Games of 2016. Compiling this list was an almost impossible task given the sheer number of memorable encounters we witnessed this year. But the Top 10 Games of the year was my absolute favorite show on ESPN growing up and it’s […]

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Ezekiel Elliott just gave us an instant pylon cam classic

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is already adding to his league-leading and perhaps MVP-leading credentials early on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions. Elliott raced for a 55 yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the Cowboys a 14-7 lead and did so in acrobatic, highlight fashion. And no, this time there […]

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Caleb Rowe #7 of the Maryland Terrapins is sacked by defensive end Tyquan Lewis #59 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second quarter at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 12, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

This is the worst day of bowl games in the history of bowl games

We all know the college football bowl game season is incredibly over-inflated. There are 40 bowl games this year and even the most diehard college football fans can’t get motivated to see half of them. With an alarming amount of mediocrity, empty stadiums, and non-appealing matchups, bowl season needs to be fixed. And there’s no […]

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Small child greets FSU players at team hotel with Michigan fight song

The Michigan Wolverines are playing the Florida State Seminoles in this year’s Orange Bowl, one of the most intriguing non-playoff bowl matchups. The hype for the Michigan-FSU clash has already started thanks to this “huge” Wolverines fan. One Michigan fan posted this video on Twitter to coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team of a […]

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The 10 Most LOL Sports Moments of 2016

Earlier this month, The Comeback chronicled the Top 10 Sports Moments of 2016. Now it’s time to look at the lighter side of the year in sports, as we count down the most laugh-out-loud worthy moments from the past 12 months. Our list of the top sports bloopers of 2016 has it all: fighting, dumbfounding play […]

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The Los Angeles Rams are the latest coaching vacancy Jon Gruden has been linked to

Merriam-Webster today announced “surreal” as their choice for the Word of the Year in 2016. It’s fitting given everything that’s happened in the world-at-large and even in sports. We saw the Cubs, the Cavaliers, and even Leicester City win championships, all surreal moments. But the most surreal of all would be if Jon Gruden finally left his […]

in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Merriam-Webster makes a “surreal” choice for Word of the Year

One of the more interesting awards given at the end of every year is the Merriam-Webster publishing company making their pick for Word of the Year. And given everything that has taken place in 2016, their choice was perfect. On Monday Webster’s revealed that “surreal” was their pick for the word of the year. Other […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - OCTOBER 28:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts during the fourth quarter of a NBA game against the San Antonio Spurs  at the Chesapeake Energy Center on October 28, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell Westbrook

The most impressive statlines of the 2016-17 NBA season at the quarter pole

The 2016-17 NBA season has gotten off to a great start with several superstars on pace for career years. The season is shaping up to be a dream for the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers defending their championship, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors teaming up to be the alpha dogs of the association, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after Rizzo scores a run in the 10th inning on a Miguel Montero #47 against the Cleveland Indians in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 10 Best Sports Moments of 2016

Let’s have some real talk: 2016 was a depressing year in a lot of ways. It even inspired viral videos dedicated to its suckiness. But as far as sports in 2016 goes, it was undoubtedly one of the best years ever. We saw a city win its first championship in over a half-century and finally […]

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WWE legend Booker T says he’s running for mayor of Houston

Who knew that the WWE could be an effective stepping stone as a platform to run for political office? WWE legend Booker T is the latest to try to go from the squared circle to public service. At the moment, the WWE is seeing a number of people connected to it involved in politics all […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds up the Most Valuable Player Trophy during the post-game celebration after Penn State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The College Football Playoff committee is making the rules up as it goes along

The College Football Playoff Committee was already faced with an impossible task this year: plug five teams into four slots. But in the three years the committee has been in existence, they haven’t done themselves any favors in making their job easier. We all welcomed the advent of the College Football Playoff and the doubling in […]

during a semifinal game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2015 in New York City.

Jay Wright really doesn’t care about Villanova being ranked #1 right now

December college basketball faces an existential crisis. There are a ton of entertaining non-conference matchups between some of the best teams in the sport, but does anything that happens before February really actually mean anything? The head coach of the defending national champions would leave you to believe the answer to that question is no, […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 6:  Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the Kansas State Wildcats breaks free for a long gain against the Oklahoma Sooners in the fourth quarter during the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship December 6, 2003 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Kansas State upset Oklahoma 35-7.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The 5 biggest upsets of college football’s championship weekend

This weekend, the sports world will be watching college football’s championship weekend, where contending teams will decide their College Football Playoff fate. Of the major power conferences, four of them have championship games this weekend. Ironically, the only one that doesn’t have real playoff implications is the SEC Championship Game, where Alabama could lose to […]

during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

WATCH: J.R. Smith allowed an easy dunk when he hugged Jason Terry

There is only one J.R. Smith. And on Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard provided us with a highlight only he could be capable of. During a game in Milwaukee, Smith and the Cavaliers were on defense. For reasons only known to J.R., he made his way to the baseline to give veteran guard Jason Terry […]

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The dream of Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer was always better than the reality

Jurgen Klinsmann was hired to transform the entire US Soccer program and take it to the next level into the world’s elite. Instead, the USMNT is going backwards in order to go forwards, which perfectly describes Klinsmann’s time leading the national team. After five years, Klinsmann is reportedly being replaced by Bruce Arena, the man […]

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