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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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WATCH: Syracuse’s QB throws a punch; gets ejected

During tonight’s game against the Villanova Wildcats, the Syracuse Orange lost their starting quarterback Terrel Hunt to a first quarter ejection. So what led to Hunt’s ejection? After an almost late hit by Villanova linebacker Dillon Lucas, Hunt decided to give the linebacker a punch to the facemask. While the hit was probably a bit late, Hunt needs to know better than to throw...
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After further review – the Bubble game

Caption (credit: www.mesquiteisd.org) After further review, the Dallas Cowboys have lost every single preseason game. So what? The preseason is just that Pre-Season. It is a point in time where coaches have to evaluate the new team and get them ready for opening day; the outcome of the preseason games means little else. While it would have been nice to see Dustin Vaughn get some...
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Report: Bills keeping fullback Frank Summers

Reports say that FB Frank Summers has made the Buffalo Bills final roster (Gary Wiepert/AP Photo) WGR 550’s Joe Buscaglia is reporting that the Buffalo Bills will keep fullback Frank Summers on the 53 man roster.  This is the second year in a row that the Bills keep the FB for the regular season and has heavy implications of how the final roster will look. Hearing that the #Bills...
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WATCH: Ed Hochuli thinks the Raiders are still in Los Angeles

Last night as the Raiders hosted their final preseason game against the defending Super Bowl Champs in Oakland fans were stoked to close out the practice sessions and get ready to head into the season. The Raiders were on top of their game behind rookie quarterback Derek Carr who carved Seattle’s starting defense for 28 quick points – but one person wasn’t on top of their game...
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Tom Brady reportedly “very upset” over Logan Mankins trade

(Credit: review2akrill.com) The New England Patriots decided to no re-sign wide receiver Wes Welker after Tom Brady received his contract extension, which didn’t sit well with the superstar quarterback. The Pats recently traded  veteran offensive lineman Logan Mankins for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick, and this move reportedly has Brady “very upset.” Per PFT: While...
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College Football Predictions 2014: Hot Seat

In any offseason, there are countless speculations and predictions being thrown around. With every new season there are higher expectations. Higher expectations mean hotter seats for many college football head coaches. The five head coaches listed below have the sizzling misfortune of starting this year off on the hot seat.   Mike London, Virginia Cavaliers (18-31, 4 years, Salary...
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Peyton Manning on fine for taunting: “Money well spent”

(Credit: businessinsider.com) During last week’s preseason game against the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took exception to a hit on Wes Welker by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. The hit gave Welker a concussion. Manning sprinted up the field, got in Swearinger’s face, and had some choice words for him. It is worth noting that the hit looked completely...
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College Football Predictions 2014: Heisman Sleepers

(Credit: Jeff Romance) In light of College Football kickoff later today, it’s time to dig up some potential sleepers to win the 2014 Heisman trophy. FSU QB Jameis Winston could become the second player in college football history to win the award twice. Ohio State running back, Archie Griffin, won the Heisman back-to-back in 1974 and 1975. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and UCLA QB...
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Photos: NFL Logos redesigned as stoners

Marijuana has been a hot topic in the NFL lately with the year long suspension of Browns receiver Josh Gordon. Players smoke weed, and the majority of folks don’t care. It’s being legalized more and more throughout the country, but the NFL has remained strong in their ban against it. What if the NFL were to allow the reefer? Thanks to Dave Rappoccio of the Draw Play Comic and...
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Navy shows off new Summer white jerseys

On Saturday, the Navy Midshipmen will be taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Baltimore, Maryland. After a 9-4 season in 2013, the Midshipmen are ready for another successful season this year. While Navy may not be able to beat number five ranked Ohio State, it is not every week that your team gets to take on a top-five ranked team at home. Even if Navy cannot beat Ohio State on...
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Tim Wright acquisition solidifies Patriots return to winning ways

Patriots nation was shocked yesterday to hear that six-time Pro Bowler Logan Mankins had been traded to Tampa Bay for Tim Wright. Though to many this may come as a surprise, this deal is great for New England, and Tim Wright may be the missing link that the team needs to win Super Bowl XLIX. Beginning in 2010, the Patriots began to use more two tight end sets because we had two...
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Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn’s denim suits don’t disappoint

Whether he’s photo bombing fellow teammates or dealing with pranksters in the locker room, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a well-known prankster. Today, Rodgers and back up quarterback Matt Flynn took being goofy to a whole new level. The pair showed up at the Packers welcome back luncheon in matching denim suits. Dressed to impress at the #Packers Welcome Back Luncheon. pic...
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Les Miles jokes LSU will play two quarterbacks at the same time

Tired of being asked about the team’s starting quarterback, LSU head coach Les Miles told SiriusXM he plans to play both at the same time (Credit: The Advocate/Bill Feig) During this time of the summer, some college football coaches get tired of being asked who will be the team’s starting quarterback. While some coaches, like Alabama’s Nick Saban, get angry at the media about...
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Cowboys Bubble game to be played at AT&T stadium

  Caption (credit: www.SkylineScenes.com) Coming to AT&T stadium Thursday night is the annual Bubble game. The fourth game of the preseason is the game where the stars are secured in bubble wrap, and the players struggling to make the team will get their chance to shine. Quarterback Dustin Vaughn will see plenty of action in this the final preseason game of 2014. The Cowboys...
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Seattle Fan gets prosthetic Seahawks eyeball

(Credit: Dave Haviland) Bill Vandenbush isn’t messing around. The 64-year-old Vietnam veteran, who lost his right eye in war in 1969, was given a prosthetic eyeball with the team’s logo in it as part of a 10th year anniversary gift by his wife, Shannon. “I had always wanted something in my eye, like a skull and crossbones,” Vandenbush said. “I was pretty overwhelmed with...
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2014 NFC North Team Previews

Green Bay Packers – Covered by Justin Arbogast Key Pickups – LB Julius Peppers (Bears), DT Letroy Guion (Vikings) Key Losses – C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Bucs), TE Jermichael Finley (UFA), S MD Jennings (Bears), WR James Jones (Raiders), OT Marshall Newhouse (Bengals), NT Ryan Pickett (UFA), DE CJ Wilson (Raiders). Draft – (21) S Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama), (53) WR Devante...
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