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Anquan Boldin on Jim Tomsula Hiring: ‘I Think It Was a Good Call’

Anquan Boldin was always a fan of Jim Harbaugh. Apparently he’s a fan of Jim Tomsula, as well. “I think it was a good call. I think it was a good choice,” said Boldin during a conference call on Tuesday morning to discuss his selection as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. “I’ve been around coach Tomsula for the last few years. He’s a very energetic...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Hannah Storm stiff-arms makeup artist live on air

Ah, the wonders of live television.  SportsCenter cut to Hannah Storm a little too early after a Packers video package and caught her makeup artist giving her one last touch-up.  Storm then gave her the ol’ “don’t argue” as she shoved her out of the way.  I don’t think Storm looked very happy about having to break out the stiff arm either.  On the bright side, that’s...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Things That Chicago Fans Are Sick of Hearing About

It’s a lot of fun being a Chicago fan. Our teams have won 10 championships in the last 30 years and the history is rich with the memories of Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, Dick Butkus, Ernie Banks, Stan Mikita, Frank Thomas, The Super Bowl Shuffle, The Shot and 17 Seconds.  We can talk about these wonderful things until we are blue in the face. BUT, there are a number of things...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Drunk Chicago Bears Fan Smacks Face On Street Pole

Remember when Walter Payton raced that random Bears fan outside of a bar last season and smacked his face off a pole? Ok, it wasn’t really Sweetness, but this drunken fool thought he was sweet until his fun footrace turned into utter embarrassment. Based on his coordination and balance, he gets a negative mark in the agility category but a +1 in pain tolerance. Check out the...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Biggest Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Snubs In Team History

In light of the outrage that Matt Forte has been left off the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, it may be interesting to look back over the long history of the Chicago Bears franchise and pinpoint several other notable snubs from the annual all-star extravaganza in Hawaii. #10 – Roland Harper – 1978 992 yards rushing 4.1 yards per carry 340 yards receiving 7.9 yards per reception 8 total...
Via Sports Mockery
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: History says Rams will beat the Giants; Aaron Donald for DROY

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Tre Mason has league’s best “breakaway percentage,” but must improve between tackles (READ) - St. Louis Rams nominate Johnny Hekker as Walter Payton Man of the Year (READ) - Mailbag: What do the St. Louis Rams have to do to beat the Giants? (READ) - Top 5 St. Louis Rams contract priorities...
Via cover32 - Rams
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty just might be 2014 NFL Man of the Year

NFL:The prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide is unique among NFL honors because it is the only award that recognizes a current NFL player for outstanding community service activities as well as excellence on the field. Established in 1970, the award was renamed in 1999 after the late Chicago Bears’ running back Walter Payton, who represented...
Via Patriots Life
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Morstead “Walter Payton Man of the Year” Nominee

From Canal Street Chronicles: WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE The prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide is unique among NFL honors because it is the only award that recognizes a current NFL player for outstanding community service activities as well as excellence on the field. Established in 1970, the award was...
Via The Saints Nation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell on the verge of elite record company…again

(CBS Sports) Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is having a crazy season to say the least. He has emerged as arguably the best all-around back in the NFL with 1,278 rushing yards, 765 receiving yards, and 10 total touchdowns. Bell looks like he will have no problem being the franchise back Pittsburgh drafted him to be. Bell joined Walter Payton earlier this season as the only...
Via Down and Distance
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Award

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has announced the 32 players eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Among the nominees are Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali and Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, who was a finalist last year. Named...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams nominate Johnny Hekker as Walter Payton Man of the Year

It’s been quite the year for Johnny Hekker. Way back in February, he played in the Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro shortly thereafter for the 2013 season. His 2014 season has been a satisfying encore to last year. He once again ranks among the best in all the important punter-related categories, has successfully converted three out of three fake special teams plays and, oh yeah...
Via cover32 - Rams
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty Named Walter Payton Man Of The Year Finalist

Devin McCourty’s hard work on and off the field is being recognized by the New England Patriots. The defensive back has been named the team’s nominee for the annual Walter Payton Man of the Year award, presented by Nationwide, which honors a player’s commitment to volunteer work in their community. Of the 32 nominees, three will be selected as finalists for the award, named...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Players Giving Back: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

With all the focus around the National Football League being on off-field issues of some players and a growing public perception of the league that continues to paint some model citizens in a bad light, we figured it made sense to run a series of articles focusing on the good. These are stories you won’t read on the front page of tabloid papers or websites. They won’t get a ton...
Via Sportsnaut
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova QB John Robertson wins Walter Payton Award

  Villanova quarterback John Robertson won the Walter Payton Award on Monday night as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. ''I have never been a part of a team that played with so much passion,'' said Robertson, a junior from Paramus, New Jersey. ''I cannot say enough about my teammates and about my offensive line, running backs and receivers. They are the ones...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova QB Robertson wins Payton Award

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Villanova quarterback John Robertson won the Walter Payton Award on Monday night as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The other finalists were Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who was the runner-up for the Payton for the second straight season, and Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias. Robertson passed for 2,846 yards and...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bell falls short of 200 yards, forced to share record with HOFer Payton

ATLANTA -- It's hard to lament the sole ownership of a vaunted NFL record ... when you didn't even know it existed two weeks ago. Steelers tailback Le'Veon Bell was the quintessential winner in many ways on Sunday -- posting his 12th outing of 100-plus total yards, cracking the double-digit-touchdown mark for the first time in his career and scoring twice in Pittsburgh's 27-20 win...
Via Fox Sports South
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Le’Veon Bell

When you finish a game with your name being mentioned in the same sentence as Walter Payton, that is typically a key indicator that you had a good day. That was certainly the case for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, during which he piled up over 200 totals […] Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Le’Veon Bell is a post...
Via Steelers Depot
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns announce 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year

BEREA, Ohio -- LB Craig Robertson has been named the Cleveland Browns 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, the team announced Thursday. Renamed in 1999 after legendary Chicago Bears Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Walter Payton, the accolade is presented to one member of each of the 32 teams, highlighting players' community service and playing excellence. Robertson will be presented...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrel Young Selected As Redskins Walter Payton Man of the Year

Darrel Young Selected As Redskins Walter Payton Man of the Year The Washington Redskins announced today that they have selected fullback Darrel Young as the team’s 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year. The Man of the Year honor is given annually by the league to recognize a player’s community service and volunteer efforts as [...]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilarious Quotes In Chicago Sports History

It’s easy to remember an athlete for what he accomplishes on the floor, the ice, the diamond or the gridiron.  What is so often forgotten is that many of those players are just simple, good-natured men with families, friends and a sense of humor.  Chicago sports has seen more than its fair share of characters over the years, whom have delivered some unforgettable quotes that...
Via Sports Mockery
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell’s incredible season for the Pittsburgh Steelers keeps on rolling strong

In November of 1977, Walter Payton would become the fifth running back in NFL history to post three straight games with over 200 all-purpose yards. Only in his third year of the NFL, the Chicago Bears must have known they had a special player in their backfield when he amassed a total of 2,121 yards from scrimmage that year: the highest of his twelve seasons in the NFL. Nearly forty...
Via cover32
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell’s incredible season for the Pittsburgh Steelers keeps rolling strong

In November of 1977, Walter Payton would become the fifth running back in NFL history to post three straight games with over 200 all-purpose yards. Only in his third year of the NFL, the Chicago Bears must have known they had a special player in their backfield when he amassed a total of 2,121 yards from scrimmage that year: the highest of his twelve seasons in the NFL. Nearly forty...
Via cover32 - Steelers
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Le'veon Bell All Alone With Sweetness, Walter Payton

Bell joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton (1977) as the only players in NFL history with 200+ scrimmage yards in three consecutive games. And the Steelers boast the league's third best record against Quality Opponents.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Records Third Straight 200 Yard Game

With another 200 yards from scrimmage Sunday in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell joined the great Walter Payton as the only players to top 200 scrimmage yards in three straight games since 1960. With five minutes left in the game, Bell has 185 yards rushing and 50 yards […] Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Records Third Straight...
Via Steelers Depot
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Things Chicago Fans Are NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Chicago, IL — Many people will tell you that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday of the year. Who doesn’t like eating enough turkey to slip off into a tryptophan-induced coma, while watching countless hours of football and drinking enough whiskey to put a small elephant to rest? The games played in Detroit and Dallas every Turkey Day are arguably the best and most well-known...
Via Sports Mockery
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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