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WATCH: Terrell Suggs is hilarious singing Bon Jovi on sideline!

Before you watch this video, let’s be honest. We’ve all tried to sing along to a song and found out that we didn’t know all the words. This is precisely what happened to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs during last Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” came on, and Suggs treated everyone within earshot to possibly the worst sing...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 16

1. Odell Beckham Jr. AP Photo Tom Coughlin is coaching for his job, and if Odell Beckham Jr and Eli Manning continue to connect, he will have made a strong case for himself. Beckham Jr. is an amazing athlete who continues to score big for his fantasy owners. According to ESPN standard scoring, in the 10 games that ODJ has played, he has averaged 14,7 fantasy points per game. Only...
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Jon Gruden inquired about coaching Raiders again before Al Davis’ death

(bostonsuperblog.com)   Former NFL head coach Jon Gruden has been an announcer and analyst since leaving coaching in 2008. He coached the Oakland Raiders from 1998-2001, and moved on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2008. Gruden won a Super Bowl title his first year with Tampa, beating the Raiders in 2002. Many teams have inquired about Gruden’s coaching services since 2008...
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Tim Tebow speaks to the Ohio State ahead of game against Alabama

Tim Tebow played for the Florida Gators and won two National Championships in 2007 and 2009.  His head coach for these title winning sides was Urban Meyer who’s now the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes are preparing to face the  Alabama Crimson Tide for tyhe National Championship playoff game on January 1st. So naturally, Meyer decided to bring his former...
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Colts Cowboys preview Week 16

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) On Sunday afternoon AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys will welcome Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts into week 16 of the NFL. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:25 Central Time/1:25 Pacific Time and will be broadcast on CBS. The Colts have already clinched a playoff spot and they are coming to Texas led by the best young quarterback...
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5-year old Ohio State fan sends UAB allowance to help save football program

The UAB Blazers had their football program shut down recently and when a five-year old fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes called Bennett found out, he asked his parents how much it would cost to keep the program running.  He decided to send a note with his allowance attached to try and save the program. My five year old son feels bad for @UAB_Football so he wrote this tonight and is...
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Johnny Manziel speaks on the hype surrounding him after ugly debut

(Credit: NY Times) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is drawing harsh criticism from every direction after Cleveland was blown out by Cincinnati in his NFL debut. The Browns lost 30-0, and Manziel was ineffective to say the least. Johnny Football has been ripped by everyone from Merrill Hoge, to Greg Cosell, to Bernie Kosar. It seems like everyone wants Manziel to fail for...
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Faith in Mike Tomlin can be restored with win Sunday

(NY Daily News) Mike Tomlin became only the third Steelers head coach of the Super Bowl era in 2007. He saw immediate success, leading Pittsburgh to the playoffs in his first season, then winning a Super Bowl in 2008. The Steelers appeared in another Super Bowl in 2010 and made the playoffs in 2011. Since 2007, Tomlin has been one of the league’s top coaches in terms of wins and...
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WATCH: Michael Vick reveals what QB he uses most in ‘Madden 15′

Jets quarterback Michael Vick still enjoys playing football video games, I mean, what avid fan doesn’t? While most NFL players are probably curious about their ratings on Madden and play as themselves, Vick threw a curveball when discussing what players he likes to use. Per TMZ Sports: …He told us he prefers to “play with a passer” … who goes by the name of Tom Brady...
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Tim Couch rips Browns culture, organization

(CBS) Quarterback Tim Couch was selected first overall by the Browns in the 1999 NFL draft. Although he didn’t have the greatest supporting cast, Couch wasn’t all that impressive himself, either. However, he believes there is a theme with Cleveland over the last decade or so. Couch says there isn’t any commitment or loyalty within the Browns organization. Per PFT: “It...
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Victory for Valley Ranch

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) With their recent victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys are riding high, sporting a 10-4 record and holding onto first place in the NFC East. With hard work, dedication, film room preparation, and persistence from management, coaches and players alike, the curse of the last three years has been broken and they didn’t have...
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WATCH: Bears fan trashes team to the tune of Christmas carols

The past two months, the Chicago Bears have been absolutely awful. They have no chance of making the playoffs, and are one of the biggest disappointments of the NFL season. Jay Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers, and there is literally no defense to be found. With the holiday season coming up, a disgruntled Bears fan decided to air his frustrations in the nicest way possible – by...
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VIEW: What an NFL contract was worth in 1954

Today, the NFL is a multi-billion dollar business entity, complete with TV deals, sponsors, endorsements, and lucrative players contracts. Back in 1954, such wasn’t the case. The life of a pro football player wasn’t nearly as decorated or glamorous. Jack Butler played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1951 to 1959, and has quite the list of accolades, including being selected...
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WATCH: Patriots players sing karaoke to Katy Perry

The New England Patriots are back on top of the AFC this season after a rough start, as they have already locked up a playoff berth and are most certainly headed for home-field advantage. They get the job done on the field, and apparently know how to have fun off it. During safety Patrick Chung’s charity event – named “Chung Changing Lives” – Pats players rocked out to...
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Steelers’ William Gay within striking distance of an impressive record

(Zimbio) For the longest time, Steelers cornerback William Gay was the favorite whipping boy of fans. He was blamed for a lot of things on the field that weren’t really always his fault. However, after a year in Arizona, Gay has resurrected his career the last two seasons in his return to Pittsburgh. He has been hands down the best defensive back on the field for an inconsistent...
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WATCH: Tom Brady is the star of #FastandFurious12

Tom Brady’s PR team is always posting some new photo or video that all football fans will enjoy. #FastandFurious12 may be the best video of them all. Post by Tom Brady. After Brady’s big run against the Miami Dolphins, a video was posted to his Facebook page highlighting the play. The video is a montage of Brady running with other fast things, like a cheetah. I personally...
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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...
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Adult film star retiring to focus on fantasy football career

(Credit: http://wac.9ebf.edgecastcdn.net) The fantasy football industry is booming these days. Thousands and thousands of public and private leagues exist, as well as new sites such as Draft Kings and Fan Duel. So there’s no surprise some people take it very seriously when lots of money is on the line. Adult film star Lisa Ann, who is pretty famous for her assets, has apparently...
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Larry Fitzgerald: ‘We’ll be fine with Ryan Lindley’

(Photo: Scott Kane, USA TODAY Sports) The Arizona Cardinals are in a bad shape at the moment.  They have lost several starters for the season including quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Andre Ellington.  Despite this, the team are 11-3 and have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2009. However, the injury issue isn’t over for the Cardinals as Palmer...
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What team is the most viable trade option for Jay Cutler?

(Credit: bearshq.com) It looks more and more like the Chicago Bears could entertaining trading quarterback Jay Cutler in the offseason. It could benefit the Bears because it would save them $12.5 million against the cap next season, then they’d be off the hook past 2015 regarding the seven-year, $126 million extension Cutler signed before this season. There are a couple things...
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Bradley Fletcher’s Wikipedia name changed after loss to Cowboys

In what has become a hilarious trend in the sports world, Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher had his Wikipedia name changed after he was burnt repeatedly by Dez Bryant during the Cowboys 38-27 win Sunday. Fletcher shouldered a lot of blame and was the recipient of some pretty harsh criticism after the loss. His new Wiki name? “Dez Bryant’s *****.” Poor Bradley. (TotalProSports.com)
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Emerging Star J J Wilcox

Caption (credit: www.thelandryhat.com) Two years ago, he was moved from wide receiver to safety and Dallas took a chance on drafting J.J. Wilcox. Dallas drafted Wilcox with their third round pick, the 80th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. James Edward Wilcox Jr. was born on February 14, 1991 in Cairo, Georgia. JJ attended Georgia Southern University where he played as a...
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Darrelle Revis punks the Miami Dolphins after New England’s win

In the first week of the season, the Miami Dolphins were feeling pretty good after beating the New England Patriots at home. After all, the Pats have dominated the AFC East for years now, and Miami looked to be a young team on the rise. Smash cut to three months later, and New England is again back on top of the division after getting revenge on Miami Sunday with a 41-13 win. Patriots...
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Will an NFL team play in Los Angeles in 2015?

AP Image Rumors of a team returning to Los Angeles have been swirling for years.  Both the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams were once based in the City of Angels before moving.  The Rams were the last team to be based there before moving to St Louis in 1994. Recently, the NFL has started a major offensive to get a team back in Los Angeles.  However, according to a quote from...
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Broncos player guarantees a Super Bowl victory

(Credit: gannett-cdn.com)   After beating the Chargers 22-10 Sunday, Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton made quite the bold proclamation. He isn’t afraid of New England or Seattle, and he guaranteed the Broncos were going to win the Super Bowl. Via The Denver Post: “It doesn’t matter what happens. At the end of the year, we’re hoisting that trophy,” Knighton...
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