ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: A Buffalo Bills helmet sits on the bench before the game against the New York Jets at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)A former Ball State and NFL linebacker was shot to death Tuesday night in Detroit.Robert Eddins, 28, who played in one game for the Buffalo Bills in 2011 and spent much of his time on the practice squad, was found dead in the basement of a Detroit home, along with another man.#Breaking #Detroit ex @nfl @buffalobills Robert Eddins found shot to death with another man. Gas left on in home. No suspects. pic.twitter.com/iwLdEFwfsp— Shawn Ley (@ShawnLeyLive) December 21, 2016Police say Eddins and the second victim, 32-year-old Ricky McFarland, were shot multiple times. Their deaths appear to be a homicide.“The gas was on from the stove, somebody left on, the pilots were not lit, so it looks like it was an intentional act,” Detroit Police Captain Kurt Worboys told ABC.
The fourth and final College Football Playoff spot is probably going to come down to Ohio State and Oklahoma. The Buckeyes and the Sooners are both 1-loss teams heading into their conference championship games.Who’s got the better chance of making it in? According to ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor, it’s Ohio State, though it’s close.The Buckeyes and the Sooners have similar resumes. Ohio State has the better win, while Texas has the better loss.Texas has a better opponent this weekend, while Ohio State has a better chance of impressing with a blowout win.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit discussed how Ohio State can jump Oklahoma for the No. 4 spot during an appearance on Get Up! this morning.“Oklahoma has been an offensive juggernaut the entire year with Kyler Murray and what he’s been able to do. But we continue to talk about their shortcomings on the other side of the ball with the defense. They basically have to outscore everybody that they play. Ohio State, what a story they’ve become. They’re a team that hasn’t quite been able to put it together until the Michigan game. They were an underdog at home, which clearly brought the best out of the Buckeyes.“They looked like the same team a lot of their fans have been waiting for since the TCU game. The big thing now is, can Ohio State put together 60 minutes similar to the way they played against Michigan? For me – to think that Ohio State can throw their hat in the ring and potentially go by Oklahoma or possibly Georgia – they need like a 2014 Wisconsin Big Ten Championship emphatic win over Northwestern for them to be able to jump into the top four. If they just win, it won’t be enough to get by Oklahoma. When they’re playing their best, I think they’re a more complete team and their ceiling is higher than Oklahoma because of the way they can play defense, at least (how they did) against Michigan.”Ohio State is set to play Northwestern on Saturday night. Oklahoma will take on Texas at noon E.T.The new College Football Playoff rankings come out tonight.
“Triple jumping disgrace Vasanatha Senanayake has not signed the affidavit of 122. So attempts by @MaithripalaS and #FakePM to say we lost one from our ranks is pure imagination. Please don’t try to beg to come back to @officialunp we@don’t want you,” Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted. The United National Party (UNP) has termed UNP Parliamentarian Vasantha Senanayake as a “triple jumping disgrace” after he rejoined the cabinet of President Maithripala Sirisena.UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva said that the UNP will not take back Senanayake if he attempts to return once again. He had also said that he will be resigning from his Ministerial post but he was never replaced in the cabinet.Yesterday Senanayake attended the cabinet meeting as the Minister of Tourism. (Colombo Gazette) After October 26th Senanayake extended support to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.However last week he said the Government did not have majority support in the Government so he had decided to extend support to the United National Party. Senanayake has been crossing between the UNP and Maithripala Sirisena-Mahinda Rajapaksa camps over the past few days.