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5 players finalists for players' union award

WASHINGTON (AP) Previous Walter Payton Award winner Charles Tillman and four others are finalists for the Byron ''Whizzer'' White Award given annually by the NFL Players Association for community service in players' cities and hometowns. Bears cornerback Tillman, the 2013 Payton recipient as the league's Man of the Year for his charitable work, is joined by Chiefs punter Dustin...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Tony Romo retire as the greatest Dallas Cowboys quarterback ever?

Well, I’m sure we’ve already ruffled some feathers by the mere title of this article, but hear me out for a second and we’ll see if we can’t at least agree on some of things I’m about to bring to light about Antonio Ramiro “Tony” Romo. He wasn’t selected in the 2003 NFL Draft by anyone, but he did win the Walter Payton Award the previous year for the great things...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams Transferring To Oregon

The Oregon Ducks don’t rebuild — they reload. The Ducks will begin anew with the top passer from the FCS. Eastern Washington’s Vernon Adams is transferring to Oregon. Oregon it is! First off, I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity. I want to thank all of… http://t.co/yMkAHNt1f2 — Vernon Adams Jr. (@vadams_qb) February 9, 2015 Adams is a two-time runner...
Via Thacover2
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles preseason 2015 conditioning programs begin today…

It’s understood by nearly every player or wanna-be player in the NFL that once the Super Bowl parade is held in the winning team’s city, that’s your cue to start working out for the new season. A lot of guys start out easy within their own individual routines, such as medium distance bike-riding or full-court basketball played with their pals. But by this week’s end it...
Via Eagles Eye
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Rings Were Amazingly Detailed

While the thoughts linger on about the fact that the Chicago Bears will be approaching 30 years without a championship when the 2015 season opens, memories continue to remain strong about that fabled 1985 team.  It’s understandable given some of the things they accomplished. Only team during a 16-game seasons to score more than 400 points and surrender less than 200. Led the...
Via Sports Mockery
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

After Meeting John Fox, Charles Tillman Wants Back On The Bears Too

Charles Tillman, winner of the 2014 NFL Walter Payton Award, recently made a trip to Halas Hall to visit with his teammates and meet the new head coach of the Chicago Bears. After only spending roughly 30-60 seconds with John Fox, Tillman said he wants back on the Bears too. “I saw some people; I saw everybody,” Tillman said Thursday of a recent visit to Halas Hall. “I just...
Via Sports Mockery
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

That one crazy time the Chicago Bears drafted the best running back ever

40 years ago today, the Chicago Bears made Walter Payton the fourth overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft… 40 years ago today, #Bears selected Jackson State RB Walter Payton with the 4th overall pick of the 1975 NFL Draft. — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) January 28, 2015 The rest as they say, was history. Payton rushed for 16,726 career yards, scored 125 touchdowns and was elected...
Via cover32 - Bears
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Star FCS Quarterback Vernon Adams Visiting Oregon This Weekend

Oregon obviously has a huge hole to fill at quarterback with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota moving on to the NFL. There have been recent rumors that the Ducks could be looking to add a graduate transfer, namely FCS star Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington, to the fold to compete for the starting quarterback job.  Adams has denied those rumors, but a report today from Jen Beyrle...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bears Are Undefeated In the Playoffs Against Both Super Bowl Teams

It’s going to be hard for Chicago Bears fans to sit at home February 1st and for the 29th time watch another team win the Super Bowl that isn’t their own.  As good as the food and booze will be, along with the friends, family and commercials; the fact is Bears faithful won’t smile quite as wide as they would had their team even made the playoffs. After all.  The choke job...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  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
January 11, 2015  |  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
January 09, 2015  |  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
January 08, 2015  |  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 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
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