The run of stout defense started with slowing down Arizona, followed by the handcuffing of San Francisco on Thanksgiving night.
The slogan refers to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. A grand jury decided last week that it would not indict the officer. A video of the arrest showed Garner gasping, "I can't breathe."
Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Alabama is the top seed and will play No. 4 Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play third-seeded Florida State in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Both games will be played New Year's Day.
Marcus Mariota made a strong final impression in his bid for the Heisman Trophy, and Oregon left no doubt about whether the Pac-12 champions will get a chance to play for the national title.
Now, the Baltimore Ravens get a chance to perhaps replicate Denver's 201 yards rushing two weeks ago. Or New York's 277 yards rushing last Monday night - but not repeat the final score, which went in Miami's favor.
One team had its owner publicly apologize for the team's latest performance, the general manager's daughter call for the firing of the offensive coordinator and faces weekly reports about the head coach's possible departure after the season.
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was convicted Friday of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving his Porsche over 100 mph on the Capital Beltway earlier this year.
The Seattle Sounders have signed coach Sigi Schmid to a multi-year contract coming off the best season in franchise history.
In a surprise move to perhaps everybody except the man who did the hiring, Oregon State's Mike Riley is set to take over at Nebraska.
Riley will be introduced at a news conference Friday. He'll take over immediately, but will not coach the Cornhuskers in their bowl game.
It was the final minute of the state quarterfinal when Douglass High School appeared to score the winning touchdown on a fourth-down play.
Given his choice, LaMarcus Aldridge would much rather hit a game-winning shot. But hey, this dishing out a winning assist isn't so bad, either.
The America's Cup is going offshore, to a British territory that sits at the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle.