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Examining the Cowboys belief in Church

(credit: post-gazette.com)   This week I shall take an examining look at the Dallas Cowboys’ belief in Church. It was in the third game of the 2012 season when safety Barry Church ruptured his Achilles tendon. Barry was off to a promising start that year after having to fight his way onto the roster in 2010. Things looked pretty dark for his future. In an amazing act, the Dallas...
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Andre Johnson is hopeful he will be at Texans training camp

Will Andre Johnson force the Texans to trade him before the season starts? (Credit: Therichest.com) Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson is not too happy about the moves the team has made this off-season. In May, Johnson refused to show up to voluntary team workouts. With some media outlets questioning whether or not Johnson will demand a trade, he is telling NFL.com...
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St. Louis Rams ask fans if they want beer

AP Photo The St. Louis Rams begin training camp on July 25, and fans will be able to enjoy the experience at 14 open practices, but will they have beer? According to the St. Louis Rams Twitter Feed, fans would be given the opportunity to vote on whether the beverage would be available for purchase or not. Should we serve beer at #RamsCamp? http://t.co/GVDiKucDcO — St. Louis Rams...
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Richard Sherman hopes to choke out Michael Crabtree every year

Richard Sherman says he hopes to choke out Michael Crabtree every year for the rest of his career (Credit: USA Today) Ever since the NFC Championship game, the relationship between San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Seattle Seahawks corner back Richard Sherman has been sour. Not only did Sherman make a miraculous play to end the game and prevent Crabtree from...
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Fan with middle name 'Charger' having Chargers wedding

Check out this story on this electrified couple, set to say their vows on a complete Chargers themed wedding. A ring, dress and complete wedding encapsulated with all things San Diego Chargers – Including the Groom’s middle name. It’s safe to say that these guys might be the world’s biggest Chargers fans. I’m slightly jealous that my wife wouldn’t let us put “Kick...
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Richard Sherman trolls Michael Crabtree with new product

The tip heard ’round the world is still making lots of noise. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman let everyone know that he was the best after tipping a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Michael Crabtree to secure the Seahawks run to becoming the eventual Super Bowl Champions. “Don’t you talk about the best!” Sherman excitedly told Fox Sports. Now, the tip is becoming...
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Top Ten NFL Players for 2014

With the NFL season just around the corner let’s take a look at the players who will have the biggest seasons in 2014.  In a league stacked with play-makers, ten will stand out among the rest.  I will begin with the players who just missed the cut before moving in to the top ten. Honorable Mentions: Earl Thomas, NaVorro Bowman, Drew Brees, Robert Quinn, Robert Mathis, Rob Gronkowski...
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Watch: EJ Manuel ready for training camp

The Buffalo Bills will rely on EJ Manuel to run their offense this season (AP Photo/Tom DiPace) According to Steve Calhoun’s Instagram account, EJ Manuel has had his last offseason training session with him before players report to St. John Fisher College in 10 days. Watch a clip below of EJ during a footwork drill with Coach Calhoun that he posted to his Instagram account. Manuel...
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Prediction: 2014-2015 NFL MVP candidates

2014-2015 NFL Season MVP Candidate predictions  Dark Horse MVP: Cam Newton:  Since his record setting rookie season, Newton has played well, but never reached the expectations that people had for him. With almost no offensive weapons at wide receiver, this is Newton’s time to shine in Carolina. If Newton can stay healthy, I predict Newton and his feet to carry the Panthers to...
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Colin Kaepernick gets ‘Money is the Root of All Evil’ tattoo

AP Photo Either 49ers Colin Kaepernick has terrible timing, or his perception is just a little different from the vast majority, but his new tattoo causes a few questions to come to mind. Months after Kaepernick signed a $126 million multi-year deal, he took to Instagram Monday to showcase his new ink located on the left side of his upper torso and making its way up his rib cage...
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Collegiate coach won’t let recruit transfer to hated rival

Harvey Langi, currently a Ute, wants to transfer to a hated rival. (Tom Smart/ Deseret News) Before I get into this story, I want to preface it with the fact that I am a die-hard, red-blooded University of Utah fan – just so the reader knows where my ties are.  This also involves said Utes, and a recruit that has returned from a two-year mission – only to want to transfer to...
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Jim Brown says 64’ Championship Ring was Stolen

Jim Brown says his 1964 Championship game was stolen over forty years ago (AP Photo) Jim Brown was a member of the 1964 NFL Title winning Cleveland Browns, who defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 to be crowned champions.  Brown had a very impressive 9 year career on his way to the Hall of Fame by rushing for 12,312 yards, 106 touchdowns and averaging 104.3 yards rushing per game....
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Jonathan Stewart using the beach to his advantage

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn’t slouching around this offseason.  Sure, he’s having a blast away from the game, but his visits to Santa Monica have been no beach bum picnic.  I know working out in the water is a great way to keep in shape, but treading through sand has got to be quite similar. Out on Santa Monica getting some good sand work!!! @JBush ...
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Miami Dolphins ranked 31st in PFT rankings

AP Photo/Bill Wippert Pro Football Talk ranked the Miami Dolphins 31st in their most recent 2014 NFL power rankings. As the 31st team, that puts the Dolphins above only the Oakland Raiders, who the folks at PFT believe will be the worst team in the league. According to the PFT article, though the Dolphins just missed a playoff spot in 2013,  off the field drama and the team...
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DeAngelo Williams gives up his business class seat to Marine

While the NFL off-season is often filled with negative news about players off-the-field actions, it is nice to see a good news story pop up now and then. That is exactly what happened today when Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams wrote on Facebook that he was going to be giving his business class seat up so that the Marine could sit in nicer seats.  https://www.facebook...
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Romo’s Return

(credit: www.sfexaminer.com) Tony Romo is ready to put last years third consecutive 8-8 seasons behind him and move the Dallas Cowboys back into the respectability column. All Cowboy fans know last years story, Romo had a what was termed as a minor removal of a benign tumor, misses all the Mini-camps and the Organized Team Activities, and in week 16 suffered a major disc injury ending...
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Former Brown D’Qwell Jackson wants to help Josh Gordon

AP Photo Former Cleveland Brown D’Qwell Jackson is asking those close to Josh Gordon to help him get his life in order. Jackson sent out this tweet shortly after Gordon was arrested in North Carolina over the weekend for a DWI. If you’re close to Josh Gordon please help this kid, it’s not about football anymore it’s about picking up the pieces of his life. — D’Qwell...
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Top Ten Prey VS Predator Matchups of the 2014-15 NFL Season

In the NFL, it’s typically a chess match.  You’re either the hunter or the hunted.  As we approach the 2014-15 NFL season, we take a look at the prey at the quarterback position and the pass-rushing predators that can’t wait to pursue them.  The quarterbacks on this list will certainly need to be elusive or at least get the ball out quickly to avoid being a snack for the...
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HBO’s Teaser Trailer of Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO’s 2014 “Hard Knocks”, the reality TV show that focuses on training camp and the challenges rookies and veterans alike face in order to make the 53-man roster.  Have a peek at what is to come in August. Post by Hard Knocks. Sports-Kings Down and Distance Assistant Site Manager Austin Peat  @PistolPeat187  The Pistol Formation...
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Tony Gonzalez: NFL discriminates against Tight Ends

Former tight end Tony Gonzalez says the NFL’s current rules for the franchise tag are discrimination against tight ends (Credit: US PRESSWIRE) Last week, an arbitrator ruled that Jimmy Graham should be labeled as a tight end and not a wide receiver. As Graham was franchise tagged by the New Orleans Saints earlier this off-season, the designation that he is a tight end and not a...
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Josh Gordon Busted for DWI in NBA First-Rounder’s Car

AP Photo The story of Josh Gordon and the woes he’s facing with his latest stunt in North Carolina has gotten a lot more interesting. As per WRAL Sports, Gordon was driving a Cadillac Escalade that is registered to Hornets first-round pick P.J. Hairston when he was stopped for the DWI Ralieigh, N.C. over the fourth of July weekend. Haydn “Fats” Thomas What is the relevance...
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Peyton Manning isn’t the only QB on Khalil Mack’s sack list

Khalil Mack has more than one legendary QB on his radar (gannetcdm.com) Last week Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack told the world that he can’t wait to put Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on his back when he finally gets a chance to play against him. This week, Mack took to the MMBQ and let everyone know that he wasn’t kidding around – and has more names to add to...
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Top Ten Quarterback and Receiver Tandems in the NFL

With the start of the 2014 NFL season less than two months away, fans want to know which players are going to be leading the league this season.  I am here to tell you which quarterback to wide receiver/tight end tandems will be in the top ten in 2014. #10.  Comeback Candidates: Andrew Luck to Reggie Wayne  Left: AP Photo Right: AP/AJ Mast Andrew Luck: His numbers fell during...
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Josh Gordon Arrested in North Carolina for DWI

dynastryfootballwarehouse.com Josh Gordon isn’t making things easier on himself with his latest stunt over the 4th of July weekend.  He’ll have some extra explaining to do during his suspension hearing appeal later on this month. According to Matt Anderson of WKYC in Cleveland, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been arrested for a DWI in Raleigh, North Carolina.  It is expected...
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Matt Eberflus, Cowboys Linebacker Coach

This season when the lights shine upon AT&T stadium, Matt Eberflus will be in the spotlight. Matt escaped a lot of last year’s criticism for the worst defense in Cowboys history. This season Matt will have to prove that he is that “linebacker genius” that Rob Ryan praised so heavily. When he followed Rob to the Big D, he was virtually an unknown factor to most Cowboy fans...
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