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Top 5 Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates

With the NFL getting close to the last quarter of the season, it is time to look at the players who have stepped their game up as rookies this season. Rookies aren’t always expected to have a huge impact that first year, but generally there are a few standout players. Below are a few players to keep an eye on as this season closes out and we begin to see how much these guys have...
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Harvard kicker wears glasses (Video)

The 2014 edition of the famous grudge match between Yale and Harvard, known as The Game, has been played with Harvard coming out on top to win 34-24.  We’ve already seen the slick juke that the Yale punter performed to avoid a blocked punt. But the best moment of the game is easily seeing Harvard kicker in glasses.  No, I’m not joking.  Andrew Flesher still had his glasses...
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Yale punter avoids blocked punt with slick juke (Video)

Yale and Harvard are meeting up for the 131st time on Saturday in the Ivy League. The Game is one of those gaes which is full of history and rivalry.  During the game, Yale had a punt blocked and nearly had a second one blocked.  Only the nifty footwork of the punter saved the day. H/T: For The Win
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Harry Carson: ‘Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems’

via Bleacher Report Harry Carson had one of those professional football careers that end up in Canton, Ohio as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Carson played linebacker for the New York Giants between 1976 and 1988.  He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. In an interview with Penn State radio, the legendary linebacker admitted that he wouldn not...
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WATCH: Robbie Gould, TD Ameritrade and the rollover spike

Watch @RobbieGould09 introduce you to the latest craze: The Rollover Spike #YouGotThishttps://t.co/KpXylqZwan — TD Ameritrade (@TDAmeritrade) November 21, 2014 Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould has a major role in a TD Ameritrade commercial. Gould is tasked with teaching football fans everywhere the proper way to do the rollover spike. At the end of the commercial, Gould can be...
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Patriots, Nike to sell team inspired sneakers for charity

The New England Patriots joined forces with Nike to create sneakers team inspired sneakers to raise money for charity. According to the team’s website, Robert Kraft, a Nike Air Force 1 user, helped design a new sneaker, the Lunar Force 1. According to the article, Patriots coaches and Kraft will wear the sneakers during the Patriots upcoming game against the Detroit Lions. The...
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Ike Taylor believes Le’Veon Bell is built for November and December

Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Ike Taylor is still currently sidelined with an arm injury. He finds out Monday if he will be cleared to practice for next Sunday’s game vs. the New Orleans Saints. Despite not playing, Taylor has been an emotional leader this season in the way he cheers on his teammates. Running back Le’Veon Bell has emerged as one of the league’s best ...
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Cowboys suing fan for over $7 million

The Dallas Cowboys are suing a fan for over $7 million in unpaid debts. A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Dawn Bennett that alleges she rented out a Hall of Fame suite in Cowboys Stadium $500,000 a year, and she has failed to pay the full amount the last two years. Per Fox/Dallas-Fort-Worth: She pays $500,000 a year to rent it – or did until last year. So the Cowboys won...
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Under Center: Top 5 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 12

AP Photo/Kevin Terrell For week 12, my rankings were largely decided by matchups and home field advantage. Also, Peyton Manning doesn’t have anybody left to throw to besides Demaryius Thomas, so he’s not in my top five this week.  I think the top two spots are a coin flip between Luck and Rodgers, and it gets murkier after that.  You could make a case that anyone from #3...
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Bills staff picking up players on snowmobiles

An unbelievable amount of snow was dropped on the Buffalo area the last few days. This forced the NFL to move the Bills/Jets game to Detroit Monday night. As if the Bills weren’t already having enough issues with having a home game taken away and not being able to practice, their players are having a hard time getting to the stadium to head to the airport. A tweet from NFL Network’s...
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Randy Moss thought Bill Belichick’s phone call was a prank

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is an expert at picking out highly-talented players who seems to be disgruntled for one reason or another. (blogmediainc.netdna-ssl.com) Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss fell into this category when the Patriots called him him on draft day in 2007. Moss is one of the most talented wideouts to ever lace up the cleats. However, he didn’t...
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Bills website lists domestic violence hotline instead of ticket office for refund seekers

The NFL made the right decision by moving the Buffalo Bills/New York Jets game to Detroit, and it will be played Monday night. Due to an absurd amount of snowfall in the Buffalo area, playing the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium wasn’t realistic, especially when talking about traveling issues. The Bills have offered several refund options to season-ticket holders, and people who bought...
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Grocery Store Chain Food Lion Trolls NFL Fan Bases on Twitter

If you’re in charge of grocery store Food Lion’s Twitter account and you have to promote a new contest that offers fans a chance to go to the 2015 Super Bowl, what do you do? You could simply Tweet out the same 140 characters every few hours for days and weeks. Or, you could come up with a clever way to troll NFL fan bases on Twitter. This morning, the grocery store chain trolled...
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Five Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates

1. Mike Evans AP Photo/Alex Brandon Mike Evans was drafted seventh overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneer. He leads his team is receptions, yards and touchdowns. As of Week 11, Evans has 46 receptions for 794 yards and seven touchdowns. At this point, Evans is on pace for 76 receptions, 1323 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has been on fire since Week 9. If he keeps this up, he will be the...
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LeSean McCoy: ‘I’m still the same player’

USA TODAY Sports To say that Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is having a bad season is perhaps putting it mildly.  McCot only has 729 yards and tow touchdowns through ten games in 2014, a huge step down from the 1,607 yards and nine touchdowns he had in 2013 on his way to the rushing title. On Wednesday, McCoy took issue to a question he was asked by a reporter. ...
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Le'Veon Bell adds Steelers o-line to award candidacy picture

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell gave all the credit to his offensive line after rushing for a career-high 204 yards Monday night. Pittsburgh defeated the Tennessee Titans 27-24, largely because of Bell’s performance. The game put Bell in the conversation for the FedEx ‘Ground Player of the Week’ Award. As if there wasn’t enough to like about him already, Bell apparently...
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Number 83 Terrance Williams is missing

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Since the team’s last meeting with the New York Giants, Terrance Williams has almost disappeared from the Cowboys offensive production charts. Early in the season Terrance Williams was on fire. Williams was able to take advantage of teams doubling up on Dez Bryant. This often left the man assigned to cover Williams alone on an island. Terrance...
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Former NFL center Jason Brown delivers own baby on farm

AP Image You have to give props to Jason Brown.  First he decided to quit football  and buy a farm to help feed the hungry.  If that’s not remarkable enough, Brown delivered his baby son while on the farm. Apparently, his wife went into labor before medical assistance could arrive.  With no medical assistance,Brown and his wife Tay were forced to do it themselves. “It was...
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Meadowland matchup week 12 the Cowboys versus the Giants

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The Dallas Cowboys are on the road again this week and will be invading the Meadowlands. A bye week has allowed this team to get some badly needed rest.   Jason Garrett takes his posse into the unfriendly confines of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the week 12 matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Central...
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WATCH: Jerry Rice says Sherman, Revis, Peterson would have no chance against him

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is regarded by many as the best pass catcher in the history of the NFL. Rice recently sat down with Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe to talk about the great corners in the NFL today – Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, and Patrick Peterson specifically. Rice gave them a few props, but ultimately said none of them could cover him, or even have...
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WATCH: Jerry Rice says Sherman, Revis, Peterson would have no chance againt him

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is regarded by many as the best pass catcher in the history of the NFL. Rice recently sat down with Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe to talk about the great corners in the NFL today – Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, and Patrick Peterson specifically. Rice gave them a few props, but ultimately said none of them could cover him, or even have...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 12

1. Demaryius Thomas AP Photo Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were shut down by the St. Louis Rams in Week 11. No one wants to face the Broncos after a loss. The Miami Dolphins are in a bad spot. If Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are both out, then Demaryius Thomas will have a big day. Demaryius Thomas has scored double digit points every week since Week 5. That streak will...
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PHOTO: Man puts Tony Romo on the back of his head

Well, it must be that time of the year again, no not Halloween, but almost time for playoff fever. Fans start to go crazy when their teams are in the running for a playoff spot in the NFL. One fan in particular took things to a whole new level. Below is a picture of a man with a hair cut portraying Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo. While most of it looks painted on, it is still...
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Marshawn Lynch fined $50,000 for not talking with media

AP Image Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is finding out the hard way that no talk isn’t cheap (to alter the old adage that ‘talk is cheap’).  The NFL has decided to fine Lynch $50,000 for refusing to speak to the media after Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL fining Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for not talking to reporters after Sunday’s game...
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Eli Manning fires back at Tiki Barber for Tom Coughlin comments

During a recent interview, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber said he believes the team no longer listens to head coach Tom Coughlin. Barber then went on to say Coughlin should be fired. Quarterback Eli Manning has apparently taken exception to what Barber had to say, and he responded to his comments Wednesday. Per Sports Illustrated: Asked about Barber’s comments...
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