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2014 Impact Sports NFL Mock Draft

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

The Seattle Seahawks proved that defense wins championships, and for a team that expected to go to the Super Bowl but fell way short due in part to injuries, you cannot pass on Clowney. With Clowney and J.J. Watt as bookends on the defensive line, offensive lines will have a hard time stopping this possible tandem. Clowney’s work ethic has been a big question mark, but Brian Cushing and Watt should be able to set him straight. Although the quarterback situation is not pretty, somebody like A.J. McCarron (Alabama) would be a nice selection in a later round.

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Free Agency Options for Detroit Lions

Like every team during the offseason, the Detroit Lions should be scrambling to find free agents to sign. Last year’s offseason saw productive signings like running back Reggie Bush, which worked wonders for the team despite a poor finish overall.

So far, the Lions have already brought on a new head coach and a new offensive coordinator. They have also began work on fixing the holes in the team’s secondary by signing defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus. When coupled with smart signings, new head coach Jim Caldwell’s prediction for a ring could come true.

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Walk the Line – #19 – 2/7/14

Let the new phase of Walk the Line begin!

Dan & Ryan say adios to football season and hello to NCAA basketball lines on this week’s show. Listen to the guys make predictions on the weekend’s Big Ten basketball games, including Michigan State’s Sunday matchup with Wisconsin in Madison. Read More…

Super Bowl XLVIII: A Final Look at the Colossal Numbers

On Sunday February 2nd, 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII will kick off between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in a game that is expected to exceed previous numbers on all fronts. Let’s take one final look at the most important quantifiable categories that will make this year’s contest the biggest the sports world has ever seen. Read More…

Walk the Line – #18 – 1/24/14

Props to the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks for making it to Super Bowl XLVIII.

Props to Ryan Smith & Dan Krier for making it through the entire football season on Walk the Line. Props to Impact89FM, props to Impact Sports. Props all around!

This week, Ryan & Dan delve into the particulars of SB XLVIII, where the 2-point favorite Broncos look to crack Seattle’s #1 defense. But it’s those nutty prop bets that are the most fun, so the guys break down the game’s truly important sports picks, such as Bruno Mars’ possible halftime hat choice and whether or not Peyton Manning will yell “Omaha!” more or less than 28 times.

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Walk the Line – #17 – 1/17/14

With only 3 more NFL games left in this impossibly unpredictable season, Dan Krier & Ryan Smith dig in to prognosticate the outcomes of this Sunday’s AFC and NFC Conference Championships games.

Will New England and Tom Brady be able to cover the 5.5-point spread against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos? Is this Seattle’s year to shine or will Colin Kaepernick lead the 3.5-point underdog 49ers back to a second-consecutive Super Bowl?

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Walk the Line – #16 – 1/10/14

Dan Krier & Ryan Smith kick off 2014 by basking in the glow of Michigan State’s breathtaking 24-20 Rose Bowl victory over the Stanford Cardinal, reminiscing about the California sunshine and beautiful weather that helped make Michigan State University’s dream come true.

On this week’s show, Dan and Ryan break down the NFL Divisional playoff games, with great matchups in each of the four weekend games.

By the way, did I mention that Michigan State won the Rose Bowl?!!!! Read More…

Walk the Line – NFL Wk. 16 picks – 12/19/13

Just because MSU’s Fall 2013 semester is over doesn‘t mean Dan Krier & Ryan Smith don’t incessantly talk about sports picks on a constant basis. Wow they do.

Take a journey into Walk the Line print edition for NFL Week 16 and the Las Veas Bowl to boot. Though Dan & Ryan don’t always agree on outcomes, they can surely agree on one thing: winning means being right.

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Walk the Line – #15 – 12/12/13

Everything ended up roses!

Dan Krier & Ryan Smith celebrate Michigan State’s Big Ten Football Championship victory over Urban Meyer and Ohio State last Saturday, securing the Spartans a January 1st visit to Pasadena, California to play Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game, ending a 26-year drought for the Green & White. Read More…

Walk the Line – #14 – 12/5/13

Dan Krier & Ryan Smith make a triumphant return to Impact Studios for Episode 14 of Walk the Line, feeling great about life as the Michigan State Spartan football team heads into this Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship Game vs. Ohio State in Indianapolis.

Is a Rose Bowl berth in the cards for the 2013 MSU Spartans? Read More…

Walk the Line – #13 – 11/27/13

As much as one can try, some 13’s are simply unavoidable.

Dan Krier & Ryan Smith make the best of a bad number, taping a special Thanksgiving Edition of Walk the Line in the CAS building at Michigan State University for Impact Sports.

The guys muscle through Episode 13, discussing the exciting rivalry games of NCAA College Football Week 14, as well as the annual Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving game along with the best of NFL Week 13 here in 2013. Yes13’s are everywhere. No more. Please! Read More…

Walk the Line – #12 – 11/21/13

A dozen done right.

Ryan Smith makes his triumphant return to Walk the Line after a one-week hiatus, joining Dan Krier on Episode 12 to break down the best games of NCAA College Football Week 13 and NFL Week 12.

The 9-1 Michigan State Spartans find themselves as 7-point favorites as they travel to Evanston, Illinois to face off with the feisty Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday. Max King stops by the studio to help analyze the potential Legends Division clincher. Read More…

Walk the Line – #11 – 11/14/13

Ours go to 11!

Dan Krier is joined on Walk the Line Episode 11 by the enthusiastic Anthony Serafino (host of “The Pact” every Monday on Impact Sports), who helps break down the upcoming Michigan State @ Nebraska football game this Saturday in Lincoln, NE (MSU = -6.5…whoa!).

Max King chimes in as well as the guys lament the temporary absence of Ryan Smith and his sports-picking wizardry. Read More…

Walk the Line – #10 – 11/7/13

Episode 10 of Walk the Line hails the Michigan State Spartans for routing the Michigan Wolverines 29-6 and sending our little sisters packing back to Ann Arbor as losers of 5 of 6 in the rivalry.

Will U of M ever admit defeat and give deserved credit to MSU? Who cares??! 8-1 says it all!

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