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Brown wins short program at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

  Jason Brown makes it sound so simple: The stakes of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship don't make for pressure, just a chance to show off for a big crowd. The 20-year-old Olympian won the short program Friday, setting himself up for his first national title. Brown posted a career-best 93.36 points to lead Joshua Farris by 2.96, while four-time U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott was third...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NFL Player Jason Brown Retired to Become a Farmer

Jason Brown signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the St. Louis Rams prior to the 2009 season. This came after three great seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. For the then 29-year-old center, it seemed that a long NFL career was just getting off the ground. Within three years of signing that huge contract, Brown abruptly retired from the league, leaving millions on the table...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL center-turned-farmer delivers own son: 'Incredible experience'

Jason Brown had no real farming experience when he retired from the NFL a few years ago, but the former center didn't let that stop him from buying a 1,000-acre farm to grow food for the needy.  He just made it work. Likewise, when Brown's wife, Tay, went into labor Tuesday -- and their midwife was still en route to their North Carolina home -- Brown did what he had to do and delivered...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL center-turned-farmer delivers own son: 'Incredible experience'

Jason Brown had no real farming experience when he retired from the NFL a few years ago, but the former center didn't let that stop him from buying a 1,000-acre farm to grow food for the needy.  He just made it work. Likewise, when Brown's wife, Tay, went into labor Tuesday -- and their midwife was still en route to their North Carolina home -- Brown did what he had to do and delivered...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player delivers own baby on North Carolina farm

    This embed is invalid   " /> Jason Brown’s life has taken an interesting twist.   Brown walked away from football in 2012 following a successful nine-year career to become a farmer and grow crops to feed the hungry. The former NFL center delivered his own baby Tuesday at his North Carolina home, according to The News Observer. Brown and his wife, Tay...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired St. Louis Rams C Jason Brown learned how to farm from YouTube, donated 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to charity

Retired St. Louis Rams C Jason Brown learned how to farm from YouTube, donated 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to charity. Steve Hartman met Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally. First Fruits Farm. Awesome.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Prix season begins with Skate America

The year after a Winter Olympics is a building block for figure skaters. Sure, there's pressure to succeed, just nothing like what the athletes went through heading toward the Sochi Games. So here comes Gracie Gold, with a team bronze medal and a strong individual showing at Sochi on her resume. Time to take the next big step, even if the 2018 Olympics are so distant. For the 19...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanyu wins men's Olympic gold, Chan 2nd, Ten 3rd

Yuzuru Hanyu made it difficult on himself before coming through to win Japan's first gold medal in Olympic men's figure skating Friday night at the Sochi Games. Not only did Hanyu fall on his opening jump, a quad salchow, but he also crashed on his third, a triple flip. That left plenty of room for Canada's Patrick Chan to skate through to the top of the podium, but he made three...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Figure skating team event to debut at Olympics

Ashley Wagner, a self-described vicious competitor, concedes it will be a little strange to cheer on fellow American Gracie Gold. Team figure skating makes its debut at the Olympics on Thursday, one of the TV-friendly events held a day before the opening ceremony. Ten countries will send out one entrant in each of the four disciplines: men, women, pairs and ice dance. The nation...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ashley Wagner To Lead U.S. Figure Skating Team In First Event

Amid some controversy, figure skater Ashley Wagner found her way onto the U.S. Olympic figure skating team, and the 22-year-old will lead Team USA in the first team figure skating competition of the Sochi Games. Wagner, who beat out Mirai Nagasu for the final spot on the U.S. squad, will perform the short program Saturday night, and 2014 national champion Gracie Gold will skate the...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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