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WATCH: 350-pound lineman starts own Heisman campaign

Last week, 350-pound Arkansas offensive lineman, Sebastian Tretola, threw a TD pass on a fantastic trick play. After this unlikely play, Tretola celebrated by posing for the Heisman. After the weekend, the junior lineman from San Bernardino, California decided to launch his own Heisman campaign. In the following video, which is posted to Arkansas’s YouTube account, Razorback players...
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Chris Johnson said there is nothing exciting about New York Jets

  AP Photo Chris Johnson, or CJ2K, joined the New York Jets earlier this year, but he is now regretting his decision. “I really don’t know. If it’s going like it’s been going, there’s nothing to be excited about or look forward to,” Johnson said in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com. “I don’t know what’s really going to change.” Johnson said in his interview that...
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WATCH: Former Patriots lineman Matt Light scares people checking in to Courtyard hotel

With Halloween less than 24-hours away, people across America are preparing for a night of trick-or-treating, costume parties and of course, preparing to scare people. Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light joined Courtyard by Marriott to scare a few hotel guests checking into the hotel. Light dressed up like a football player and posed as a mannequin in the lobby’s...
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This Richard Sherman & Erin Andrews Halloween costume just won the internet

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s Geoff Foster gave parents around America some great sports-inspired costumes for their children’s Halloween costumes. While most Americans have forgot about Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman’s epic rant at the end of the 2013 NFC Championship, the people at the Wall Street Journal still know how to cash in on the rant for this year’s Halloween...
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Ricky Williams says he retired due to poor quarterback play

AP Image Ricky Williams, the former running back for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens has revealed why he retired for the first time in 2004 while a member of the Dolphins.  It was down to one simple thing.  Quarterbacks. In 2003, the Dolphins started three quarterbacks – Sage Rosenfels, Jay Fielder and Brian Griese (son of former Dolphins legend, Bob...
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Antwon Blake to replace Cortez Allen in Steelers lineup Sunday night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is going through a rough stretch of games, and has been very inconsistent this season. What makes it worse is that Allen seems to be regressing after receiving a five-year, $26 million contract extension. His progression the last two seasons warranted the new deal, and no one can put a finger on why his play has been so lackluster in 2014...
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Jason Garrett optimistic that Tony Romo can play Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys are taking a cautious approach to whether or not Tony Romo will play this weekend after he suffered a back contusion in Monday night’s loss to the Washington Redskins. Romo did not participate in Thursday’s walk through as Dallas prepares for an NFC showdown with the 6-1 Arizona Cardinals. Per NFL.com: Jason Garrett said Thursday the quarterback is “feeling...
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Date set for Adrian Peterson’s pre-trial hearing

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have his pre-trial hearing for felony charges of child abuse on November 4. His actual trial date is set for December 1, but there are rumblings that his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, is trying to move that date up to November 18. Per PFT: In the Peterson case, prosecutors could indeed be looking for a way to work things out.  In addition...
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Jets fans react harshly to Eric Decker’s love tweet

The New York Jets are currently 1-7 this season, and they’re dead in the water for all intents and purposes. Unless they reel off eight straight wins and a plethora of mathematical miracles swing their way, the playoffs aren’t happening for Gang Green in 2014. That didn’t stop wide receiver Eric Decker from trying to boost morale and show some love to the fans on Twitter. However...
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Week 9 preview Arizona at Dallas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) On Sunday, November 2, the 6-2 Dallas Cowboys will play host to Bruce Arians’ 6-1 Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff will be at Noon Central Time/10am Pacific Time and it will be carried by Fox and the NFL Sunday Ticket from Direct TV. The Cardinals are one of the leagues’ better coached teams. Bruce Arians is a proven winner. His teams come to...
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Texas A&M’s leather-like helmets for this weekend are amazing

This Saturday, the Texas A&M Aggies will remember their 1939 National Championship football team by wearing throwback jerseys. While most of the time, throwbacks can be boring, where the Aggies are the most successful is in their helmet design for this Saturday’s throwbacks. Because the 1939 Texas A&M Aggies wore leather helmets, the 2014 Texas A&M Aggies will wear...
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49ers’ Anthony Davis reminds everyone that he doesn’t play basketball

Anthony Davis is probably a common name throughout America. After all, there are two of them that we know of in professional sports. The New Orleans Hornets stud center, and the San Francisco 49ers left tackle. Apparently, the Niners’ Davis gets confused for the Hornets’ Davis quite often once basketball season starts, which it did yesterday. So football Anthony Davis sent out...
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Brady and Manning face off for 16th time Sunday

The New England patriots will host the Denver Broncos Sunday Nov. 2, and this match up will mark the 16th meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Brady has won 10 of the 16 meetings, but Manning has won the two most recent playoff games against Brady. Here are two tables showing the game stats for Brady and Manning during each of their meetings. Tom Brady Date Completions...
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Peyton Manning’s thoughts on Bill Belichick

Most NFL fans and current NFL players recognize Bill Belichick as the Head Coach of the New England Patriots, but Peyton Manning knows there is more to the old head coach than meets the eye. According to Ben Volin, Patriots writer at the Boston Globe, Manning remembers that Belichick was a long time defensive coordinator. Peyton on Belichick: “I’m dating myself, but our players...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 9

1. Antonio Brown AP Photo It is hard to not put Antonio Brown as the number one fantasy wide receiver each week because he just keeps producing. If Brown is not getting his consistent at least five catches and at least 50 yards, he is either throwing a touchdown pass or running the ball. What can’t he do? The Steelers are coming off two big games, and if they keep scoring big...
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Down the Seam: Top 5 Fantasy tight ends for Week 9

What a week from Gronk! Our Top five last week looked pretty good, with the exception of Jordan Cameron who left Sunday’s game against the lowly Raiders with a concussion. Other than that though, nail on the head! Let’s get in to Week nine’s elite. 5. Vernon Davis vs. Rams #455466210 / gettyimages.com After taking their bye in week eight the 49ers look to get back on track...
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Mike Wallace shows his frustration with Dolphins offense

Mike Wallace made a spectacular one handed catch against the Buffalo Bills earlier in the season. (AP Images) According to the Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley, Mike Wallace was not himself in the locker room Tuesday and the frustration could be seen on his face.  He had this to say about the offense on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, “We didn’t do nothing. Our offense...
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Patriots trade for Jonathan Casillas

The New England Patriots are parting ways with a fifth round draft pick to get Jonathan Casillas, a linebacker, from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as a sixth round draft pick. Casillas, who is in his sixth season, only has nine tackles in 2014 and played mostly special teams for the Buccaneers. This acquisition adds depth to the Pats linebacker core that has been hurt by the...
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Champ Bailey has decided to retire

12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey has decided to call it a career, according to comments from his agent. The 36-year-old Bailey has not generated much interest from teams after being cut from the Saints before the season. He had tryouts with the Ravens and Lions, but an agreement was not reached with either team. Per PFT: The seventh overall pick of the 1999 NFL draft, Bailey...
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Jay Gruden doesn’t plan on a quarterback controversy

The Washington Redskins have had a revolving door at quarterback this season. First, incumbent starter Robert Griffin III was injured, paving the way for the guy many thought showed enough promise to maybe take over the starting job, Kirk Cousins. Cousins’ play took a huge downward spiral, leading to head coach Jay Gruden benching him last game in favor of Colt McCoy. McCoy entered...
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Lessons learned from Monday Night Fiasco

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) There are some lessons that need to be learned after the Monday Night game with the Washington Redskins. Jim Haslett’s defense managed to keep the Cowboys’ offense off balance. The offense failed to gain yardage on second downs, allowing constant blitzing on third downs. Haslett’s scheme was not too different from what was done by the...
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AJ Green: “I think I’ll be fine”

AJ Green makes one of his many incredible catches during his young career (ED ZURGA/AP) The Cincinnati Bengals have been without their star receiver, AJ Green, for the last three weeks.  In that time period the Bengals (4-2-1) have gone 1-1-1, barely beating the Ravens this past weekend. AJ Green gave an update on his status Monday according to Conor Orr, “I’ll practice this...
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Washington sneaks into Dallas and steals a win

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The 2-5 Washington Redskins came sneaking into AT&T Stadium Monday evening. The Cowboys’ defenders were ready for a Monday Night Football invasion. Washington drew first blood with a field goal on their opening drive. Joseph Randle made a good run on a draw play but fumbled the ball and Washington recovers. J.J. Wilcox intercepts a Colt...
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A fan vanished during Thursday Night Football

Paul Kitterman went missing during the Broncos win over the Chargers on Thursday. (Photo: Deadspin) Thursday Night Football went pretty well for most Broncos fans as they watched their team take a charge in the division by knocking off their only true threat in the AFC West, but for one family, they’ve been worried since halftime of the game. The reason being is that one of their...
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Photo: Cowboys fan gets Tony Romo cut into his head

There’s being a fan, and then there’s being a FAN. That’s what one Cowboys fan proved to the world this weekend as he got an image of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo buzzed and colored into his scalp by master barber Rob the Original. Rob has done a lot of work that has turned many heads and this one is no different – a smiling Tony Romo in a ball cap is staring right at us...
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