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Reserve RB turns down $24,000 for jersey number

Anthony Dixon will keep his number 24.ebd3{position:absolute;clip:rect(431px,auto,auto,484px);}payday loans San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon may not be raking in millions, but that doesn’t mean he will buckle under the pressure of Nnamdi Asomugha’s cash request for his number. Asomugha reportedly offered Dixon $24,000 for his number 24. Sounded like a good number...
Via Sports-Kings
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis declined invite from Ravens?

For once, Ray Lewis is choosing to excuse himself from the spotlight. Lewis, who retired from the NFL after last year’s Super Bowl, was invited by the Ravens to join the team on the sideline for Thursday night’s season opener against the Broncos in Denver, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio (via Pro Football Talk). The future Hall of Famer reportedly declined the invitation...
Via NESN.com
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Namath's 1969 'Playboy' interview still illuminating

Joe Namath was known for being a ladies’ man throughout his playing career, but he had nothing on Wilt Chamberlain when it comes to scoring. Deadspin dug up an old interview Broadway Joe did with Playboy in Dec. 1969, and it is fantastic. The interview delves into the workings of Namath’s New York nightclub Bachelor […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ala. synagogue: No spoilers, please

Unfortunately for Jewish football fans, the holy day of Yom Kippur falls on a Saturday this year. One synagogue has issued a no spoiler alert for Alabama football.
Via Gamedayr
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason rips Jay Cutler

Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One. He played with three NFL teams, primarily of course, the Cincinnati Bengals (obviously) where he made the Pro Bowl four times and won the 1988 NFL MVP...
Via The Sports Bank
September 05, 2013  |  1 Comment

Rocker's son plays Notre Dame football

The fact that Jon Bon Jovi‘s son, Jesse Bongiovi, has walked on with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish could be news. But in looking at Notre Dame’s entire football roster, it’s really not surprising, given that Bongiovi is joining the children of Torii Hunter, David Robinson, Cris Collinsworth and a couple of other former NFL players. The Fighting Irish are stacked in more ways...
Via NESN.com
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Smith rips former offensive coordinator

Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith had some interesting observations on what was going on with the team in 2012. He thinks then offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski's play calls last season showed he was more interested in getting a new job then utilizing the personnel he had to their best advantage.
Via 60 Max Power O
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooper gets in fight during practice

Jeff McLane of Philly.com is reporting that Riley Cooper and Cary Williams got into a fight during today’s Eagles practice (Credit: CBSNews.com) Earlier this summer, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was caught on camera calling other people the N-word during a Kenny Chesney concert. The NFL responded to the viral video by not suspending Cooper and the Eagles chose...
Via Down and Distance
September 05, 2013  |  1 Comment

Former teammate: Ricky Williams smoked pot before games

In what has to be the biggest non story ever, former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has a story to tell us.  It involves former teammate and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. Crowder was on WQAM radio in Miami Wednesday, and said that that Williams routinely smoked marijuana before games. “Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game?” Crowder said.  “Smoked the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick discusses his love life rumors

Colin Kaepernick addressed rumors on Wednesday that he is dating soccer player Sydney Leroux. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback made it pretty clear that he isn’t. “Not my girlfriend,” Kaepernick responded when asked by the local media. Kaepernick was also asked if he watched Leroux’s four-goal game in the US Women’s National Team’s 7-0 win […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets owner blames Mark Sanchez for injury

You would think that Woody Johnson might have learned by now how to pick and choose what to say and when to say it.  For Gang Green sakes, even Rex Ryan has turned down the rhetoric and now keeps his words to a minimum —maybe too much so. Either way, on Wednesday, the Jets owner spoke with such cringe worthy carelessness that it revealed just how much the Jets have distanced...
Via The Other Paper
September 05, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mayweather to make record money

Pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will smash a record for the highest guaranteed fight purse in boxing history when he faces Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. On Wednesday it was revealed that Mayweather’s guarantee for the fight will be a whopping $41.5 million. The highly anticipated fight with Alvarez could also shatter pay...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce quits Twitter

Jay Bruce has decided to delete his Twitter account amid criticism he has received from his own fans. The 26-year-old called the move "a life decision" and also cited the fact that he spends too much time on the social media site as reason for his departure. Bruce did quit Twitter. Says it was taking too much time. "It was a life decision. I got numb to all the ridicule...
Via Redlegs Review
September 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Leyland's funny dated reference

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a funny dated reference that showed his age and lack of present pop culture knowledge.

Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Girardi wants Rivera back for '14

Mariano Rivera's farewell tour has been one of the far and few highlights of the Yankees rough and tumble 2013 season but now, it sounds like manager Joe Girardi wants his Hall of Fame closer to leave his pile of swag in its wrappers and come back for one more year. Girardi will give Rivera time to settle into retirement before reaching out, he stressed Tuesday night. ...
Via The Other Paper
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rousey didn't like doing TUF

Ronda Rousey knows that participating in "The Ultimate Fighter" is good to promote the UFC, but she didn't enjoy doing it.

Via With Leather
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hernandez on video with two victims?

A report says Aaron Hernandez was caught on surveillance video with two victims of a double shooting that took place last year.

Via NESN.com
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Switzer trashes Johnny Manziel

Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer blasted Johnny Manziel for the quarterback's behavior during Texas A&M's Rice game.

Via Gamedayr
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Odom checks into rehab

A report says Lamar Odom has checked into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse. Reports have said he is heavy into drugs.

Via BlackSportsOnline
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Nation's top recruit headed to Alabama

Photo: 247 Sports Anytime Alabama lands a big time recruit, it is met with a yawn. We expect this sort of recruiting news to happen when discussing the Crimson Tide. Nick Saban has built what can be referred to as an empire, a dynasty at one of college football's historically great programs. Not to take anything away from the work done by Saban in recruiting, because he didn...
Via Crystal Ball Run
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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