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WATCH: Marshawn Lynch trains with Skittles in commercial

(Screengrab via YouTube) It’s well known that Marshawn Lynch has a thing for Skittles. Ever since he was a kid, his mom would give him a handful of the fruity candies every time he scored a touchdown. A Monday night game in Seattle highlighted the obsession and it’s gained a ton of steam. From fans throwing rainbows of Skittles onto the field, to the candy becoming the official...
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Regulators set to provide protection in Dallas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) There is a new group of Regulators in town. They have been brought here to make things right. Forget all the crimes that have been committed against the Cowboys’ offensive line in the past few seasons, all that is behind us now. There is a newly formed posse in Dallas that will have no mercy on opposing defensives. The Cowboys assembled this...
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Five things we learned from week one of college football

(Photo: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) Week one of college football is now behind us and it was an exciting one. Here’s a look at five things that we can take away from our first taste of this season. 5. Vanderbilt’s anchor might be a lot bigger than they anticipated Even with the departure of James Franklin Vanderbilt was set up to have a pretty solid season. Now it looks...
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Steelers debut helmet decal to honor Chuck Noll

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally debuted the decal they will wear on their helmets this season to honor the late Chuck Noll. Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns is “Chuck Noll Day”, and will be the first of several events that will commemorate and honor the legendary coach. Check out the decal below: Per Steelers.com: “We wanted to do something,” said...
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Ray McDonald: “The truth will come out”

(Credit: Zimbio) San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence over the weekend. McDonald is the first arrest for the charge since commissioner Roger Goodell implemented a much harsher punishment policy for it last week. However, McDonald spoke with a local television station, insisting he’s a good guy and the incident isn’t reflective...
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Stephen Hill will work out for Panthers

AP Photo Stephen Hill will meet with the Carolina Panthers and try to make the team. Ian Rapoport reported that Hill, who was released by the New York Jets, will meet with Panthers on Monday. This would be a perfect fit for Hill and the Panthers, due to Carolina’s lack of offensive threats at the wide receiver position. The Panthers current roster includes Jason Avant, Kelvin Benjamin...
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Great news emerges from New England today as Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski (ACL) looks to be ready for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots have been very patient and careful with the big fella, but it wasn’t until today that Gronkowski was a lock to start in Week 1. Read the rest of the story here.
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Mallett trade hints at Patriots future after Brady

News broke yesterday that the Patriots had traded Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional seventh round pick. The deal confirms that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have now seen enough from Jimmy Garoppolo to make him Tom Brady’s back up. A recent poll on NESN asked Pats Nation if they were comfortable with Garoppolo being named Brady’s backup, and the results...
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Run Cowboys run

Caption (credit: www.nflrush.com) Watch the Cowboys run. There is a new plan in Big D. The new plan will allow the run to set up the passing game. This will be a difference maker for the offensive this season. For the last few seasons, the Cowboys have had to use the pass to set up their running game. The opposing teams had knowledge of Tony Romo’s ability to throw the ball, even...
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Stephen Hill goes unclaimed on waivers after agent blames Tim Tebow

Former New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill went unclaimed on waivers yesterdayafter he failed to make the Jets’ final roster. His agent blamed Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, and Geno Smith for Hill’s failures thus far in his career. (Credit: Fansided) Hill is an intriguing prospect regarding his size and speed, but many experts believe he should have played one more season of...
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Down the Seam: Top ten fantasy tight ends of 2014

We’re back for another season of fantasy football – boards are being built and the crew will soon gather to make Sunday’s more interesting with make believe rosters! Those that have been with us over the years know that we cover each position – every week. Here’s to kick off the season. The top ten tight ends of 2014! 10. Martellus Bennett – Bears #459054153 / gettyimages...
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In the backfield: Top ten fantasy running backs of 2014

Finally, its that time again for football, and with football back in the mix comes fantasy football.  Down and Distance is proud to kick off it’s annual ‘In the backfield’ column, giving you it’s top fantasy running backs heading into the week.  To start this fantasy season off, we present to you the top ten backs of the 2014 season.  If you can get a hold of any of these...
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Under center: Top ten fantasy quarterbacks of 2014

  Peyton Manning comes out on top again, beating out Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees for the top spot. Picking a quarterback for your fantasy squad is tricky business, especially because a quarterback’s real-life performance doesn’t always translate to fantasy.  In many cases, the value of a fantasy quarterback can skyrocket or plummet from year to year, not necessarily mean because...
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Patriots trade QB Ryan Mallett to Texans

(Credit: sportsglory.com) The Houston Texans have acquired QB Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2016. The 6-foot-6, Ryan Mallett, will enter the season competing for the starting quarterback job with veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. To make room for Mallett, the Texans have officially waived QB Case Keenum. The 26-year-old Mallett...
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Over the middle: Top 10 fantasy wide receivers

It is that time of year again Fantasy Football fans, and you need to know which guys are going to be scoring all of your points over the middle. I am here to help you with that. Check out Over the middle throughout the season to see who to start each week at wide receiver. Here is a list of the 10 receivers who will lead your leagues in scoring in 2014. Check out Pro Football Focus to...
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Looking at Lane Kiffin’s Alabama debut

(Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com) The hiring of Lane Kiffin as Alabama’s offensive coordinator might have been one of the biggest stories in college football leading up to this season. The hire came as a shock seeing that Nick Saban hasn’t made a habit of putting up with nonsense and Lane Kiffin’s career consists of just that. So how did Kiffin’s glorious return to the sideline against...
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WATCH: Nebraska WR makes catch of the year

Even though it’s only week one in college football, Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp made perhaps the catch of the year. The sophomore receiver from Lambard, Illinois, made an absurd behind-the-back catch in Nebraska’s 55-7 win earlier today against Florida Atlantic. Westerkamp finished the game with 7 receptions for 125 yards and one TD. The following catch will blow your mind:
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WATCH: Alabama WR makes three ridiculous juke moves

Alabama senior, WR DeAndrew White, made at least five West Virginia defenders miss with three ridiculous juke moves. It seemed like this play was going nowhere, but White makes a whole lot of something out of nothing. This kid can stop on a dime. Check this video out:
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Roster Cuts 2014: Who are the big name releases?

The 2014 NFL season is finally here.  I’ve always felt that the season doesn’t truly start until teams start cutting from 75 players to 53.  Because this is when you really see what your favorite teams will look like come Week One of the regular season. Already there has been some big names released by their teams and we feel it’s in our duty at Down And Distance keep the...
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WATCH: Appalachian St. WR makes acrobatic TD catch

While Appalachian State upset Michigan in 2007, it does not appear that they will have such luck in 2014. Down 42-0, Appalachian State was on the verge of being embarrassed when quarterback Kameron Bryant connected with wide receiver Simms McElfresh for an amazing touchdown. McElfresh made one of the freshest (bad pun, I know) catches of the short college football season. Not only...
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WATCH: Virginia WR’s make a pair of sick touchdown catches

After Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert threw for two interceptions, head coach Mike London pulled the starter for Sophomore Matt Johns. The former backup took the Cavaliers down the field for a quick 29-yard strike to Andre Levrone. The Cavaliers headed into half down 21-10. After a few stops, Matt Johns and the Cavaliers narrowed the lead with another great pass and catch to...
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Jets WR Released; Agent blames Sanchez and Tebow

(Turnonthejets.com) Back in 2012 Stephen Hill was considered one of the best receivers coming out of college. His draft stock was high and many considered him to be drafted early in the first round. Things didn’t go as planned and the former Georgia Tech star fell into the second round before having his name called by the New York Jets. Jets fans were pumped, as Hill could help...
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WATCH: Kentucky's AJ Stamps make crazy one-handed pick

College football is back! While picking off UT Martin’s quarterback may not be hard, Kentucky’s A.J. Stamps took intercepting the quarterback to a whole new level. On a deep throw by UT Martin’s Dylan Favre, Kentucky’s safety A.J. Stamps intercepted the ball with one hand. It certainly looks like Stamps could have used both hands but maybe he was just showing off. With Kentucky...
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The best signs from College Gameday – Week 1 Edition

Each week, as ESPN visits another city, the fans flock out with some creative signs. This week, as ESPN takes to Arlington, Texas for the Oklahoma State vs Florida State game, fans came out in droves with some extra creative signs. From making fun of Jameis Winston for stealing crabs from Publix to making fun of Texas head coach Charlie Strong for possibly liking Sheryl Crow. Check...
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WATCH: Syracuse runs a fake FG to win the game

On fourth down, with your team tied 20-20 in the second overtime, you should probably kick the field goal to take the 23-20 lead, right? WRONG. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer called one of the gutsiest play calls of the early college football season. Instead of taking the easy three points, Shafer called in a fake field goal and punter Riley Dixon threw a touchdown pass to tight...
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