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Bobby Bowden’s Reddit AMA was absolutely hilarious

Former National Champion head coach Bobby Bowden took to Reddit to participate in an ask me anything thread (Credit: Rico Clements/UPI) From time to time, celebrities, politicians and athletes take to Reddit to participate in one of their famous ask me anything (AMA) threads. Yesterday, former Florida State, West Virginia and Samford head coach Bobby Bowden participating in a Reddit...
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Is Bruce Carters starting job in jeopardy

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Bruce Carter is now in a serious battle to keep his position with the starting linebackers. At the beginning of training camp Carter looked to be the only linebacker who was not in danger of losing his starting spot. When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Carter, it was hoped that they got a sure fire starter who would take his place next to Sean...
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WATCH: Connor Shaw throws Hail Mary TD as time expires

Monday night’s preseason game between the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns was quite exciting for a meaningless game. While Johnny Manziel only made headlines for flipping the bird to the ‘Skins’ bench, a guy no one seems to be talking about played the best at quarterback for Cleveland. Connor Shaw was the most consistent out of Manziel, himself, and Brian Hoyer ...
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WATCH: Panthers backup punter Jordan Gay booms one eight yards

The NFL preseason is for coaches to evaluate talent, trim the roster, and work the kinks out on offense, defense, and special teams. Some say it’s too long or unnecessary, but there is no other way to evaluate players who are on the roster bubble in game situations. That being said, mistakes are aplenty throughout the four weeks of preseason, and as usual, kickers are the butt...
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Fan dies during first game at 49ers new stadium

According to the San Francisco 49ers, a fan died during yesterday’s preseason game after suffering a heart attack during the 3rd quarter (Credit: AP Photo) On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers held their first game at the new Levi’s Stadium. The preseason game against the Denver Broncos ended in a 34-0 loss for the 49ers. During the third quarter of the game, a fan in attendance...
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Arizona State unveils sick new copper themed alternative jerseys

Today, Arizona State University announced new alternative copper jerseys for the 2014 season. According to the university, the copper jerseys were created to celebrate the state’s long history of being the top-copper producing state in America. The jerseys, which features copper and anthracite was created by Nike and will be a jersey option throughout the 2014 season. The helmet...
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Former Giants David Wilson to pursue an Olympics career

Former NY Giants running back David Wilson says he wants to try his hand at making the 2016 Rio Triple Jump Olympics team (Credit: Newsday – David Pokress) Earlier this month, following another injury to his neck, former New York Giants running back David Wilson was advised to never play another down of football. Heeding this advice, Wilson promptly retired from the NFL. During...
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Jim Harbaugh: Something is “definitely off” with his team

(Credit: tddaily.com) The San Francisco 49ers will enter the 2014 regular season as a favorite to get to the Super Bowl. This won’t change when all the starters are on the field. However, there are some concerns about depth on the team after being outscored 57-3 in their first two preseason games. This includes being destroyed 34-0 by the Denver Broncos in the their home opener...
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WATCH: Dwayne Bowe trucks over Melvin White

Preseason football can about as exciting as watching paint dry. Normally, teams run vanilla offenses and defenses and most starters spend the preseason trying not to get hurt. Unfortunately, for Panthers undrafted corner Melvin White, no one told Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe about not trying to hurt anyone in the preseason. After a short pass from Alex Smith, Dwayne Bowe took...
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Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

Last night, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney laid a huge hit on Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith. Clowney was in the backfield just as Matt Ryan was able to hand off the ball to Smith. Clowney followed up his big hit on Smith with a sack of Ryan on the next play. Following last night’s game, Smith spoke to 610 Sports in Houston and he’s not overly impressed...
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Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier lives up to the hype with impressive debut

(Credit: ESPN) After sitting out last weekend’s preseason opener against the New York Giants with a knee bruise, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier put on a show for the fans at Heinz Field in his debut Saturday night. The Steelers were able to eek out a 19-16 win with a late field goal, but everyone was gushing about Shazier’s performance with the first team...
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Falcons OT Sam Baker could be out for the season

The Atlanta Falcons may have lost their starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season (Dave Martin/AP Photo) The Atlanta Falcons selected offensive tackle Jake Matthews sixth overall back at the NFL Draft in May.  They did not plan to immediately start him on the left side but it seems they might have to. Last night the starting left tackle, Sam Baker went down with a right knee...
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WATCH: EA releases hilarious new Madden Season video

EA Sports looks to get you pumped up for it’s latest release of their annual Madden NFL.  This Madden 15 trailer features comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dave Franco, with several superstar appearances ranging from the Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard to the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick.  This game is set to drop on August 26th.  Are you buying Madden this year? WARNING: It is Madden...
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Ravens vs Cowboys – Romo’s return

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Today’s preseason showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys was highlighted by Tony Romo’s 4 for 5 passing completions.  Romo threw for 80 yards and a touchdown. The only pass Romo threw that was not completed was a ball that James Hanna just plain, flat dropped. There was a botched hand off between Romo and running...
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Bill Belichick talks Stevan Ridley, ball control

Stevan Ridley started off strong in the Patriots game against the Eagles last night. He had nine carries for 45 yards, which is a great start, but then Ridley fell back into his normal routine, he fumbled. Last season, Ridley was benched due to his fumbling woes, and last night Bill Belichick discussed the Patriots ball control. “Taking care of the ball, there’s nothing that...
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WATCH: Pat McAfee with the chip shot

It’s business as usual for Colts kicker Pat McAfee.  He ‘chips’ one in against New York to put his team up 20 to nothing.  You don’t see kickers celebrating much, so let’s all take this in and enjoy. http://sports-kings.com/downanddistance/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/MccafeeSwing.webm Sports-Kings Down and Distance Assistant Site Manager Austin Peat  @PistolPeat187 ...
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Bills rookie Sammy Watkins exits Steelers game with rib injury

NFL.com A bright young rookie on the Buffalo Bills roster, wide receiver Sammy Watkins, exited Saturday’s preseason game against the Steelers with an apparent rib injury. Watkins received a lick from the number four overall pick, Ryan Shazier resulting in an incomplete pass, followed by some pain as # 14 nursed his ribs and walked slowly back into the locker room with trainers...
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Wisconsin stocking up on Aaron Rodgers ornaments

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel/Michael Sears Christmas is still a few months away, but Hallmark stores in Wisconsin have begun to order their first Christmas ornament, Aaron Rodgers ornaments. “They just came out in July,” Dawn Mader, a Hallmark store owner said in an interview with the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. “We’ve sold quite a few already.” According...
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Watch: Terry Crews wants to sack Manziel

In an interview with Fox Sports Live, Terry Crews, the super buff actor, said if he could sack any quarterback in the NFL, it would be Johnny Manziel. “He partied a lot in the off-season, he hung out,” Crews said in the interview. “He just thinks he’s gonna walk in the NFL.” Crews said Manziel thinks the NFL will be just like college, and that he will be able to run around...
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WATCH: Jimmy Graham protesting NFL’s no-dunking policy

http://sports-kings.com/downanddistance/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/LeftBasicHoneycreeper.webm The NFL recent;y decided to disallow players from dunking the ball over the crossbar as a touchdown celebration.  This didn’t sit well with New Orleans Saints’ All Pro tight end Jimmy Graham who has made it part of his touchdown celebrating routing. Against the Tennessee Titans on Friday...
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NFL preseason favorite rarely wins Super Bowl

AP Photo/David Zalubowski The Denver Broncos are the current favorites to win Super Bowl XLIX at 13/2 odds, but history shows that the odds are not in their favor. Since the 2006-2007 season, only one NFL preseason favorite has won the Super Bowl. Below the Super Bowl favorites and the Super Bowl winners are listed for each year since 2007. 2007 Favorite: Indianapolis Colts 2007...
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Bob Stoops throws out ice cream while riding the Sooner Schooner

For anyone unfamiliar with Oklahoma Sooners football, after each Oklahoma touchdown, two white ponies pull the Sooner Schooner onto the field and then back off. With temperatures in Norman, Oklahoma, reaching the mid-90′s today, the Sooners football practice was probably tougher than usual today. Hoping to cool off his players today, Sooners head coach Bob Stoops took to the Sooner...
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Video: New Madden 15 commercial is hilariously awesome

What happens when you get actor Dave Franco and comedian Kevin Hart together for a Madden 15 commercial? Well, you get something that is nearly impossible to explain. The new Madden 15 commercial features a rapping Kevin Hart, cameos by Richard Sherman, Colin Kaepernick, LeSean McCoy, Dez Bryant and even Damien Lillard. The concept of the commercial is simple, it’s Madden season...
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“A Football Life” will finally feature Sean Taylor this year

(www.thehogs.net) NFL Network’s “A Football Life” has become quite the popular series. However, there are some guys deserving of the honor of being on the show that haven’t been featured yet. One of them used to be the late Sean Taylor. Not anymore. This year, “A Football Life” will finally take a look at Taylor, who was tragically killed in a 2007 home invasion before...
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