Nick Bromberg

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles, which is appropriate because his first words as a child were "Go car, go." A lifelong sports fan, Missouri alum and Kansas City lifer, Nick is all too familiar with losing and heartbreak. Nick is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist so if he isn't watching cars go in circles, he's likely at the gym.

  • Navy to wear gold helmets vs. Army (Photos)

    This is what Navy wore in 2015 for its 14th-straight win over Army. (Getty)
    This is what Navy wore in 2015 for its 14th-straight win over Army. (Getty)

    Navy has some sweet helmets for the Army game again.

    The Midshipmen are officially the visitors for Saturday’s game and will wear a white jersey with blue shoulders and numbers. The highlight of the uniform — for us, anyway — is the gold helmets with the blue helmet stripe and stars.

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    Behold these beauties.

    Closer look at Navy's helmet. (Navy Football)
    Closer look at Navy’s helmet. (Navy Football)
    Full Navy uniform for Saturday's game. (Navy Football)
    Full Navy uniform for Saturday’s game. (Navy Football)

    The Midshipmen have a 14-game win steak heading into Saturday’s game. It’s the longest win streak of any team during the series.

    Army revealed its uniforms for the game Monday.

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  • Donald Trump will be in attendance at Army-Navy

    Maybe the President-elect of the United States will be firing off some football-related tweets in the next few days?

    A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that Trump will be at Saturday’s game between Army and Navy. He’ll sit on the Army side of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in the first half and on the Navy side in the second half.

    According to the Baltimore Sun, it’s Trump’s first visit to the city since September.

    Presidential attendance at the games is commonplace. President Barack Obama last attended the game in 2011 and George W. Bush went three times and was in attendance in 2008, the final year of his two terms as president.

    Donald Trump already has an Iowa jersey from visiting the state during his presidential campaign. (Getty)
    Donald Trump already has an Iowa jersey from visiting the state during his presidential campaign. (Getty)

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    Trump has huge football knowledge. Or at least he’d probably tell you his familiarity of the game was fantastic and top level.

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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. (Getty)
    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. (Getty)

    The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

    The court ruled Tuesday the video, which hasn’t been released, must be available to the public. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    The city of Norman, Okla., has sought to keep open-records laws from being applicable to the video.

    From the Tulsa World:

    It’s unclear, however, if the video will be immediately released. One Norman city official said an appeal for a re-hearing of the ruling remains possible, which could delay release of the video until at least January 2017.

    The right to view the tape made it to the Supreme Court following a suit by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. The association has contended that since it has to do with Mixon’s arrest on misdemeanor assault

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  • Michigan State DT Malik McDowell heading to NFL

    Malik McDowell had seven tackles for loss in nine games. (Getty)
    Malik McDowell had seven tackles for loss in nine games. (Getty)

    Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell won’t be returning to East Lansing, Mich., for his senior year. He’s heading to the NFL.

    McDowell posted his intentions to Twitter on Tuesday.

    McDowell had 34 total tackles in 2016 and seven tackles for loss in nine games. He missed three games because of an ankle injury though was still a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference’s coaches.

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    His statistics were a good per-game follow to a monster sophomore campaign that included 41 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and an interception that was returned for a touchdown in 14 games.

    A former five-star recruit, McDowell’s recruitment was one of the biggest stories of National Signing Day in 2014. He initially signed with the Spartans against his parents’ wishes

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  • HScott Motorsports shuttering operations for the near future

    Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. (Getty)
    Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. (Getty)

    After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season.

    The team announced the decision Monday. With no drivers or sponsors lined up for a season that begins in less than 100 days, the news wasn’t incredibly surprising.

    “Over the past several months I considered a number of options for moving forward with the team. Regrettably there are no viable sponsor/driver options immediately available to allow the team to participate in 2017,” team owner Harry Scott said.

    Annett is set to drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series next season while Bowyer is replacing Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing. HSM expanded to two teams to accommodate both drivers in 2016 after fielding a single car for Justin Allgaier in 2014 and 2015.

    In three-plus seasons in the Cup Series, HSM cars made 189 starts and had four

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  • Penn State moves to No. 5 in post-championship weekend AP poll

    Penn State is in the top five after beating Wisconsin. (Getty)
    Penn State is in the top five after beating Wisconsin. (Getty)

    If the AP poll is any indication of how the College Football Playoff field will look, Penn State is going to miss out.

    The Nittany Lions moved up to No. 5 — or the first team outside the CFP’s top four — after a comeback win vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. Penn State is three spots behind No. 2 Ohio State, who the Nittany Lions beat earlier in November.

    Ohio State has one loss while Penn State lost to Michigan and Pitt in its first four games before reeling off nine-straight wins.

    Alabama stayed at No. 1 after beating Florida in the SEC Championship Game while Clemson stayed at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4 after they won their respective conference championships.

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    Here’s what the entire AP poll looks like. It has no bearing on what the College Football Playoff field or the bowl assignments after the playoff field is decided.

    1.

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  • Penn State's furious comeback in Big Ten title game sets up CFP dilemma

    RB Saquon Barkley caught the go-ahead score vs. Wisconsin. (Getty)
    RB Saquon Barkley caught the go-ahead score vs. Wisconsin. (Getty)

    Penn State has nine straight wins, the Big Ten Championship and a win over Ohio State. Is it worthy of the College Football Playoff?

    That’s what the College Football Playoff committee has to figure out after the No. 7 Nittany Lions’ comeback against No. 6 Wisconsin on Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship Game. Penn State won 38-31 after trailing 28-7 in the second quarter.

    A big part of the comeback was the passing offense and quarterback Trace McSorley’s ability to break the stingy Wisconsin defense deep. As Wisconsin did a good job of containing Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, McSorley went long on the Badgers and it paid dividends. He set a Big Ten Championship Game record with 384 yards passing.

    After Wisconsin took a 31-28 lead in the third quarter on a field, goal, Penn State had its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. And it fittingly came on a touchdown pass from McSorley. He threw a

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  • Oklahoma runs away from Oklahoma State in second half to win Big 12 title

    Baker Mayfield threw for 288 yards in Oklahoma's win. (Getty)
    Baker Mayfield threw for 288 yards in Oklahoma’s win. (Getty)

    Just seconds after No. 10 Oklahoma State had a chance to trail No. 9 Oklahoma by eight with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys were suddenly down 18. And as that deficit grew, Oklahoma State’s Big 12 championship hopes disappeared.

    The Sooners outscored the Cowboys 21-3 in the second half Saturday on the way to a 38-20 win and a second-consecutive Big 12 championship. As the conference’s champion, Oklahoma will be heading to the Sugar Bowl barring any committee craziness that somehow gets the Sooners into the College Football Playoff.

    Trailing 31-20 with less than 10 minutes left, Oklahoma State (9-3) passed on going for it on 4th and 2 in favor of a 38-yard field goal on a rainy afternoon. But Ben Grogan’s kick sailed wide left.

    A play later, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon ran 79 yards for a touchdown to stretch the lead to 18 and clinch the game.

    The decision to go for the field goal is easily

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  • Mark Helfrich brought up topic of returning to Oregon to Chip Kelly

    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was fired Tuesday. (Getty)
    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was fired Tuesday. (Getty)

    When San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said earlier in the week that he wasn’t a candidate at Oregon, he said the only person he’d talked to at the school was now-former coach Mark Helfrich. And, according to Helfrich, the topic of Kelly returning to the school was broached during their conversation.

    Helfrich said on ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kannell on Friday that his conversation with Kelly came as rumors were swirling regarding Helfrich’s job status. Helfrich was fired Tuesday night after the conclusion of a 4-8 season at Oregon.

    He also noted that Kelly — or at least Kelly’s representatives — had been contacted about the job and that he had the futures of his coaching staff in mind regarding the topic.

    “At that point you’re thinking of every possible scenario and obviously he had been contacted a couple times or something and so it was — it was probably more selfishly than anything when you start thinking about your assistants

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  • Gainesville bar to offer free shots for every Gator score vs. Alabama

    Florida lost to Alabama by 14 in the 2015 SEC Championship Game. (Getty)
    Florida lost to Alabama by 14 in the 2015 SEC Championship Game. (Getty)

    If you’re confident Florida will score against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, there’s a bar in Gainesville where you can drink some free alcohol.

    According to the Alligator, Florida’s student newspaper, the 101 Cantina will offer free shots for every time Florida scores on the Tide. Alabama is a 24-point favorite in the SEC Championship Game rematch.

    The Tide beat the Gators 29-15 in 2015.

    “To us, it’s not about the money,” bar co-owner Erik Zika told the Alligator. “It’s to have a good party and to have a good time.”

    Florida’s offense has been anemic at times in 2015. The Gators average 24 points per game, good for 104th in the country. Meanwhile, Alabama’s defense allows 11.4 points a game, the best mark in the country. Only Mississippi (43) and Arkansas (30) have scored more than 14 points against Alabama.

    There probably won’t be too many shots given out at the cantina. And it’s not the first time it’s

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