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The impact of the Brett Favre trade, 23 years later

The Atlanta Falcons selected Brett Favre with the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL draft. The organization’s thinking was clear. This strong-armed quarterback from Southern Mississippi might very well be able to take over for Chris Miller as the starter down the road. This came at a time when New York Jets front office executive Ron Wolf was looking to move up in the draft to...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 15 SEC non-conference games of 2015

The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The SEC doesn't have nearly as...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronk: Roger Goodell being 'annoying' with Brady ruling

Roger Goodell is reportedly nearing a decision with Tom Brady’s suspension appeal, though “nearing” could mean almost anything. Like the rest of New England Patriots nation, Rob Gronkowski is tired of waiting. Gronk went on CBS This Morning on Friday to promote his new book, “It’s Good to Be Gronk.” When asked about Brady’s four-game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Justin Houston credits Andy Reid as reason to stay in KC

Justin Houston is a huge fan of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. The dynamic pass-rusher signed a record contract with the Kansas City Chiefs before the July 15 deadline that theoretically locks him up through 2020. The deal is worth $101 Million with an astounding $52 million guaranteed, making Houston the second-highest paid defender in the league. Certainly the money...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers among teams interested in Ty Lawson

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly among a few teams who are interested in Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, and they may actually be willing to trade for him. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that Lawson is generating interest on the trade market from the Lakers, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons. The Nuggets are...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

10 most compelling storylines to follow in MLB’s second half

The second half of the 2015 MLB season begins on Friday, with four of the six division races still close and looming dogfights for those second wild-card spots in each league. As always, that should make for some compelling baseball during the final two-and-a-half months on the regular season schedule. Of course, the trade deadline (both the July 31 non-waiver and Aug. 31 waiver...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner hashtag was blocked by Instagram over hateful comments

Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night, and she gave an inspirational speech about a lifelong struggle that most of us can’t relate to. Unfortunately, some people who can’t relate to things react negatively to them. While Jenner received plenty of praise on social media, there were also...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt helps fan tell her husband he’s going to be a dad

Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has a great relationship with his fans, and these are the reasons why. Watt recently helped a woman inform her husband that he is going to be a father. The woman, who works for Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, had Watt hold up a sign...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenn Sterger took cheap shot at Brett Favre during ESPYs

Remember Jenn Sterger? Sure you do. She’s the pretty little lady that became an internet sensation with her cowgirl hat and skimpy outfits at Florida State football games several years ago. She later accused Brett Favre of sexually harassing her, which is something Sterger likes to remind people about from time to time. On Wednesday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA CBA encyclopedia: Contract options

Article VII Of the Collective Bargaining Agreement covers contract options. Differences between Options and Guarantees: The end of a League Year (between the end of the season that just completed and July 1st), generates plenty of discussion surrounding Options. In many cases, the terms Team Option and Non-Guaranteed contracts are used interchangeably but this is not actually the...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rating Demaryius Thomas's last-minute deal with Denver

The Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant were able to agree to a new deal, and soon after that news broke the Denver Broncos and Demaryius Thomas were able to come to an agreement as well. Neither receiver was really expected to get a deal done with their respective teams, but obviously those expectations were wrong. According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Denver agreed to a...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Dez Bryant’s new deal with the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys were looking unlikely to get a new deal done with star wide receiver Dez Bryant, but it appears that the two sides were able to find a middle ground in the discussions. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Cowboys have agreed in principle to a five-year, $70 million contract with Bryant. The #Cowboys and Dez Bryant have an agreement in principle...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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