Broncos Vs. Jets Injury Report: Darrelle Revis, Willis McGahee Limited In Practice

The Denver Broncos and New York Jets square off Thursday Night on the NFL Network in a game with huge playoff implications for both teams. The Broncos and Jets are both a game out of first place and need every win they can get to secure a playoff spot.

Through two days of practices, both teams have bumps and bruises they will need to work around. For the Denver Broncos, running back Willis McGahee remains limited in practice. He strained his hamstring on Sunday and the short week does not make an easy recovery. Lance Ball will be getting carries in the Broncos run-heavy offense, but if McGahee can’t go, he’ll be the main back.

The Jets injury report had an unexpected addition on Tuesday as Darrelle Revis was limited in practice due to some kind of knee injury. There are no specifics beyond that. The rest of the Jets limited players, including Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes were all full participants. Ladanian Tomlinson remains out of practice and is not expected to play on Thursday.

New York Jets
Out (Definitely Will Not Play): Brodney Pool (knee)

Did Not Participate In Practice: WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee), WR Patrick Turner (kidney)

Limited Participation In Practice: CB Darrelle Revis (knee)

Full Participation In Practice: DT Mike Devito (knee), DT Kenrick Ellis (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Joshua Mauga (low back), RB Joe McKnight (toe), LB Calvin Pace(groin), G Matt Slauson (ankle), CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring), WR Plaxico Burress (low back), DT Marcus Dixon (shoulder), LB David Harris (ankle), WR Santonio Holmes (foot)

Denver Broncos
Out (Definitely Will Not Play): RB Knowshon Moreno (knee)

Limited Participation In Practice: S Brian Dawkins (ankle), RB Willis McGahee (hamstring)

Full Participation In Practice: TE Julius Thomas (ankle), T Ryan Clady (knee), T Chris Clark (knee), CB Cassius Vaughn (hamstring), LB Wesley Woodyard (knee)

LA Galaxy Vs. Houston Dynamo, MLS Cup 2011: Favorited Galaxy Take On Underdog Dynamo For MLS Title

CARSON, CA - MAY 25: Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks for the ball in front of Geoff Cameron #20 of the Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center on May 25, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Galaxy were supposed to be here. They were the Supporters’ Shield winners as the top team in the regular season. They bid to host MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center with the idea of seeing the Galaxy raise the MLS Cup trophy at their home stadium. It is the last year of David Beckham’s contract and the idea of the high-priced trio of Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane holding that trophy has been running through the heads of the Galaxy brass for months now. Here in the MLS Cup final is where the Galaxy were supposed to be.

The Houston Dynamo, well, they most certainly were not supposed to be here. They won just twice away from home all regular season and needed a late season push just to get away from  the danger zone of missing the playoffs. Their big midseason signing, Carlos Costly, has fallen well short of expectations and there isn’t a single player on the Dynamo that was a preseason pick for MLS Best XI, but here they are, the Eastern Conference’s representative in the MLS Cup final.

Even with Houston in the final though, it’s not the Dynamo team that was supposed to be here. The Dynamo team that was supposed to be in the final included Brad Davis, the man who had the season of his life and became the MLS MVP frontrunner. If the Dynamo were to make it this far, it was going to be on his back, but he went down in the Eastern Conference final. Even with Davis out, Houston managed to win and now they head to the MLS Cup final without him, preparing for a match that (shocker here) they’re not supposed to win.

Everything has gone the Galaxy’s way this season. Be the best team in the regular season? Check. Advance to the knockout stages of the CONCACAF Champions League? Check. Make it to the MLS Cup fina? Check. Now there’s one thing left to do and that’s win MLS Cup. It’s something they’ll be favored to do, partly because their aforementioned trio of superstars, but also partly because of their impenetrable defense.

Los Angeles allowed the fewest goals in the league this season. Omar Gonzalez and Todd Dunivant were named to MLS’ Best XI. Sean Franklin may be the best right back in MLS and A.J. DeLaGarza has done his part and then some. Cracking the Galaxy defense is tough enough to as is, but how is the Dynamo supposed to crack it without Davis?

Set pieces will be the best bet for Houston. They’ve been the Dynamo’s bread and butter all year and while they won’t have Davis whipping the ball in, Adam Moffatt did a pretty good Davis impression in the Eastern Conference final and Andre Hainault, Geoff Cameron, Brian Ching and Bobby Boswell are as good in the air as ever.

Even so, this final has Galaxy written all over it. They have the red-hot Josh Saunders in goal, the best defense in the league, Beckham, Donovan, Juninho and the streaking Mike Magee in the midfield and Keane in front. It’s tough to find a place on the field where the Dynamo have an edge, plus LA will be right at home at the Home Depot Center. Then again, the Dynamo weren’t even supposed to be here, but they are. Why not go out and win a title they’re not supposed to win and spoil the Galaxy’s party?

Ohio Vs. Bowling Green Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton (4) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Rutgers won 38-26. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The 7-3 Ohio Bobcats hit the road for a mid-week Mid-American Conference match-up with the 4-6 Bowling Green Falcons.

Ohio is riding a three-game winning streak that has vaulted them to first place in the MAC East standings. Sophomore quarterback Tyler Tettleton leads a balanced Bobcats offense that is averaging over 200 yards rushing and passing on the season. Tettleton has completed over 63 percent of his pass attempts for 2,455 yards with 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions, adding a team-high seven rushing touchdowns. Tailbacks Donte Harden and Ryan Boykin do the heavy-lifting in the ground game, combining for 220 attempts and 1,158 yards.

The Falcons, who have 33 freshmen and sophomores on their two-deep depth chart, enter Wednesday night on a two-game losing streak, including last week’s 45-14 loss to Northern Illinois. Included in that group are sophomore quarterback Matt Schiltz, who has thrown for 2,556 yards and 22 touchdowns this season, and running backs Anthon Samuel and Jamel Martin, a pair of freshmen who have 1,005 yards and six touchdowns combined this season. Falcons junior defensive tackle Chris Jones leads the MAC with seven quarterback sacks.

Game date, time: 8 pm ET, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Location: Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, Ohio

TV channel: ESPN

Spread: Bobcats are favored by 6.5 points

Series history: Falcons hold a 36-24-2 edge in the all-time series

Here’s the complete Week 10 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

Clint Bowyer Interview: ‘It’s Weird How Doors Open In Life’

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 09: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, is seen during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

For the last two seasons, we’ve brought you weekly NASCAR driver interviews that we like to call the “12 Questions.” This year, we conclude the 2011 season with Clint Bowyer, who is wrapping up his tenure at Richard Childress Racing at Homestead.

SBN: Who is the most underrated driver in NASCAR?

CB: Aw, shit. Um…Jimmie Johnson (bursts into laughter).

SBN: You mean it?

CB: (Still laughing) No. Man, I don’t know. I don’t think there is a good answer to that, because it’s all about the team, the people around you and getting the most out of those people, and I think that’s what’s making a good driver from a bad one right now.

SBN: What’s a race in your career that you didn’t win and it still bothers you because you didn’t win it?

CB: Aw, man. I’ve thought two or three times I had a shot at the Daytona 500. Probably this year, though, it was the first Talladega. I lost by six inches and a win probably would have put me in that Chase. So that’s a tough one.

SBN: If you could be on a four-car Sprint Cup Series team and pick your teammates – but you can’t pick anyone currently at RCR or Michael Waltrip Racing – who would you pick?

CB: Aw, man. I mean, I would go with the wisdom. If I’m going to surround myself with teammates, I would want to surround myself with the wisest out there and the most experience. Jeff Gordon would probably be the highest on the list, and probably Jimmie and (Tony) Stewart. You know what I mean? These are guys who have been there and done that and battled it out.

SBN: Several people picked you as their ideal teammate this year because you’re good but you’re also fun to be around. What do you make of that?

CB: Eh. You gotta have fun, but I’m also a racer. This is the way I see it: I do have fun, I enjoy myself and I enjoy racing, but I’m a competitive person. The only time I truly enjoy it is when you’re in Victory Lane and on your way home with a smile on your face.

SBN: When you were coming up through the ranks, who did you want to model yourself after?

CB: See, that’s the thing – when I was growing up, it was always motocross. Jeff Ward was my hero – him and Rick Johnson. The shows they put on and the style they had, I just thought it was awesome, you know? It wasn’t until I was probably 16 years old that I even started looking at car racing – and it was because my parents went to Talladega and were watching it from the infield. We weren’t even watching it on TV, you know?

It’s just weird how doors open in life. The door that’s opened to this career…everybody always asks, ‘What happened?’ And the answer is I have no idea. Somebody wanted this to happen, and it just happened.

SBN: What’s a memorable post-race escape you’ve made from the track to the airport after a race?

CB: Well, it was Nashville, and for whatever reason, we had a police escort. And I think this cop was trying to impress a bunch of race car drivers.

I remember there was two or three of us in line, and I remember being on the highway and my rental car is bouncing off the rev limiter as this cop is pulling away from us. I’m like, ‘What!? Why the hell are we going so fast?‘ (Laughs) 

We just need an escort for like getting out. That’s all you really need. You’re around these racetracks and the security personnel are part-time, they’re told what to do and they don’t know how to have discretion. They’re just doing their job, you know? They don’t know drivers from fans or anything else, and unfortunately, it’s tough to escape these racetracks.

Once you get out of the track and get on the road, you’re usually fine. But this guy took us all the way to the airport and it was the only time I’ve been in an escort where I was like, ‘Just go on. I have no idea why we’re going this fast!’ Usually, I’m a thrill-seeker, but we’re bobbing and weaving out of traffic and this thing is bouncing off the rev limiter, wide open, so I’m like, ‘I’m done! This is stupid.’ (Laughs again)

SBN: Who is somebody famous you’d like to meet who you haven’t met yet?

CB: Oh man. Is Jennifer Anniston pregnant?

SBN: Um…I’ll be honest, I’m not sure. I think she’s got some boyfriend though.

CB: But is she pregnant? (Laughs hysterically)

SBN: Well, let’s just say she’s not (Editor’s note: She’s not). Would you like to meet her?

CB: I would definitely like to meet Jennifer Anniston. She’s probably the hottest. She takes the top prize.

SBN: But don’t you think she’s maybe starting to get past her prime?

CB: I would say she’s definitely still young at heart.

SBN: Ah, I see.

CB: Sorry, Lorra (Podsiadlo, girlfriend). You know, I have a girlfriend. You did say ‘meet,’ right?

SBN: Yes, meet.

CB: OK, right.

SBN: Right. Anyway, there were two types of seasons last year – Jamie McMurray won some huge races but missed the Chase; Jeff Gordon didn’t win any races but contended for awhile in the Chase. Which type of year would you rather have?

CB: Well, I can tell you not being part of the Chase and winning a race – the situation I’m in this year – I’d much rather be a part of that Chase. I’d rather be part of that elite crowd chasing a championship than to be in the situation I’m in right now.

SBN: Where does your motivation to win come from? Why do you want to win so bad?

CB: Because that’s why we do this. You don’t come to just show up and be part of the crowd. You’re here to win the race and be the man. That’s why everybody races. That’s why the crew guys are here, that’s why we do this. You’re a racer at heart, your competitive nature brings you to this arena and it’s not satisfying unless you’re having success. It’s miserable.

SBN: How much does your personality differ from standing here talking to when you’re in the car racing?

CB: You know, probably not much. I think it’s probably a lot of the same. So not a whole lot. People that know me, they understand that I’m pretty wild in and out of the car.

SBN: If you could switch lives with an athlete from a different sport, who would you want to be?

CB: A golfer! Definitely a golfer. You know, people think it would be cool to be a football player. Why in the hell…? Can you imagine? It’d be like hitting a wall every five minutes! I’d get hit by a 300-pound linebacker or something and I’d be done: ‘Time out. Is this guaranteed pay? I think I’m dead.’

But a golfer, it looks to me like it could be a lot of fun…(starts laughing)…until it gets…(keeps laughing)…out of control (still laughing, clapping hands because he’s laughing so hard).

SBN: If you could take a year away from NASCAR and go do whatever you wanted, then come back knowing you had a guaranteed ride, would you ever want to do that?

CB: Nooo…nononono. No. Absolutely not. You would get rusty, you’d get stale. If someone took a year off, I don’t think he could come back and be as sharp as he once was. I think he’d just get behind. I think that’s what probably helps us with job security in this sport – we do this every week; this is what we do. It’s so hard for somebody to come in and catch up.

Because of the no-testing policies, because of the lack of funding, you can’t develop a young driver the way you used to – the way I got a chance. I think it’s good for a lot of the people in this sport – there’s pretty good job security right now.

SBN: When you eventually quit racing, what do you want your retirement story to say about you?

CB: Oh, you know, just that I gave as much to the sport as I got out of it. That’s as fair as you can say. Obviously, you’ve got to win races and championships to be a name that isn’t forgotten in this sport. Until you do that, you’ve just got to keep digging.

SBN: Let’s say you’re going to win the championship next year. You can wrap it up after Phoenix or clinch it off Turn 4 of the last lap of the season. Which would you rather do?

CB: Oh! I would much rather not go to Homestead with that pressure on me.

SBN: You wouldn’t want to?

CB: No…no. No.

SBN: See, I always pictured you as the guy who would want to win the title while crossing the finish line upside-down on your roof or something.

CB: Helllll no! Can you imagine the pressure? I’d want to be the guy down in Miami a week early, on a week-long bender. We’re going to have a hell of a party! Like Aerosmith.

SBN: Awesome. Can all of the readers come?

CB: Everyone’s invited!

Mike Krzyzewski’s Record: Former Players Watch Coach K Pass Bob Knight

Mike Krzyzewski broke Bob Knight’s all-time wins record for men’s Division I coaches on Tuesday night, and he did it in front of a friendly crowd. Many of his former players attended the Duke’s game against Michigan State at Madison Square Garden — and not just because so many of them are currently unemployed, thanks to the NBA lockout.

From the Associated Press:

“It’s been a dark time for us NBA guys, but this is one of the few blessings that this lockout has allowed us to partake in,” [Shane] Battier said.

His former classmate, Elton Brand, insisted: “Even if I’d had a game, I would’ve tried to be here.”

Grant Hill, who won national titles at Duke in 1991 and 1992 under Krzyzewski, is amazed at his former coach’s longevity:

“How you motivate a guy in 1984 compared to ’94 or compared to ’04 or compared to 2012, each group is a different era,” Hill told The Associated Press […]. “A lot of coaches can get out of touch. They can’t connect. He’s been able to do that and actually almost get better.”

Numerous other Blue Devils were in the building, including Jay Williams, Bobby Hurley, Chris Duhon, Mike Dunleavy and Jay Bilas, who was calling the game for ESPN.