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Columnist Says Jay Bilas Doesn't Know What He's Talking About

You can add Michael Bradley of Philadelphia Magazine to the list of people that won’t be receiving a holiday card from the Bilas family this December.

Bradley called out ESPN analyst Jay Bilas following his comments on Selection Sunday that VCU wasn’t worthy of making the NCAA Tournament.

“What Bilas and his kind don’t understand – - or don’t want to admit – - is that college basketball is no longer the top-flight sport it was even 10 years ago. It may still provide some thrilling moments in March, but the overall quality of play has dropped considerably. A variety of reasons can be cited, including the yearly exodus of top underclassmen to the NBA, a continued decaying of fundamentals at the high school level (thanks, AAU ball!) that forces coaches to use strategies that feature athleticism, rather than skill, and a moving away from team-first attitudes among better players aching to be playing professionally. Read more

Ronde Barber Now a TV Football Analyst… For The Onion's New Comedy Central Show

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber has lined up a side gig as an in-studio NFL analyst… for The Onion‘s upcoming Comedy Central series “The Onion Sportsdome”

Barber will serve as an “OSN analyst” for the series when it debuts January 11. Suffice it to say his appearances have been pre-taped.

In a clip released by Comedy Central, Barber talks to OSN anchor “Mark Shepard” about the surprising revelation that former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison went his entire career without realizing he was playing an organized sport:

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Leslie Nielsen Promos Monday Night Football

Minor Change To Week 13 NFL Schedule

The NFL announced only one change to their Week 13 schedule, moving the Atlanta-Tampa Bay game from 1:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET.

The league decided to stick with Pittsburgh and Baltimore as the Sunday Night Football game for Dec. 5.

Looking ahead, the first time we might see flex scheduling coming into play is Week 14 when Philadelphia travels to Dallas.

The Cowboys always draw great ratings but Kansas City-San Diego could decide who has a leg up to win the AFC West.

Sports Illustrated Dreams Up A BCS Playoff

We might be a few years away from a playoff system in college football, but tomorrow’s issue of Sports Illustrated looks at what a 16-team playoff system would look like if the season ended today.

Way to get our hopes up, SI.

Jason Whitlock Profiled In New York Times

Never did I expect to see the day Jason Whitlock profiled in the New York Times.

Especially after his now infamous three-hour rant against his former employer, The Kansas City Star.

But the FoxSports.com columnist was featured in the paper on Sunday, which has to be a sign of the apocalypse.

For sports media junkies, the profile touches on all the things you have come to known over the years about Whitlock – - from his days playing football at Ball State University to his short lived stops at ESPN and AOL.

The highlight of the profile though was this gem of a line from columnist Dan LeBatard of The Miami Herald:

“I try not to burn bridges, but he napalms them. He’s fundamentally unafraid.”

If that doesn’t sum up Whitlock, I don’t know what does.

How’d You Like to Have Derek Jeter in your Bar Mitzvah Video?

CNBC’s Mark Hoffman knows TV. He also know a lot of people. He’s combining his knowledge of both for a video for his son’s bar mitzvah later this month.

According to Page Six, the video will include NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer even Yankee slugger Derek Jeter.

“Mark wanted to hire the best,” CNBC spokesman Brian Steel tells the Post. “It was long ago company-approved, and he will be paying for it out of his own pocket.”

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