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WATCH: Skydiver lands at midfield in Ralph Wilson Stadium before game

(Credit: ESPN) Sunday afternoon was electric for the Buffalo Bills, and their fans. Jim Kelly was on hand and received a standing ovation from the crowd, and there was excitement in the air before the game against the Miami Dolphins following the Bills’ huge road win at Chicago week one. Too add to the festivities, a skydiver took to the air, and landed right at midfield of Ralph...
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NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

With week two in the bag, it is time to break out my first Power Rankings for the 2014 NFL Season. Check out some of the surprises below: Rank Team Week 2 Opponent Week 3 Opponent Comments 1 Cincinnati Bengals Atlanta Falcons Tennessee Titans  The Cincinnati Bengals looked absolutely dominant against the Falcons on Sunday. Even without  AJ Green, the Bengals still tore apart...
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U.S. Senator slams the NFL; “It’s a nightmare”

The NFL is typically a league that hoards headlines, but usually for on the field things. When a PR bomb exploded last week with a release of a Ray Rice video, child abuse allegations against Adrian Peterson and the monitoring of both Greg Hardy and Ray Mcdonald’s cases – they have become quite the focal point. Several companies like Anheuser-Busch and Nike have stepped in and...
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Miami (FL) QB, Kevin Olsen, no longer enrolled

The University of Miami (FL) and backup quarterback, Kevin Olsen, have parted ways after Olsen was arrested Monday morning and charged with a DUI and possession of fake or stolen driver’s licenses. The 19-year-old redshirt freshman and brother of Carolina Panthers tight end and former Hurricanes star Greg Olsen, was being held on a $6,000 bond. Miami athletic director Blake James...
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WATCH: High School CB Joc Bruce knocks WR’s helmet off with big hit

On Friday nights, high school football players deliver high-quality plays throughout the nation. This Friday, University of Tennessee commit, corner back Jocquez Bruce delivered one hell of a hit on Hardin Valley wide receiver Jason Love. Bruce’s big hit knocked Love’s helmet off. The hit was reminiscent of Jadeveon Clowney’s big hit during South Carolina’s 2013 Outback Bowl...
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Wake Forest Photoshops their recruits onto magazines with celebrities

As recruiting in college football gets tougher and tougher, some schools are finding creative ways to encourage recruits to pick their school. Some schools have their athletes send a top recruit letters encouraging them to pick that school. Others, use campus visits to swoon recruits and show them why they should choose their school. Wake Forest is hoping to use a technique perfected...
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Week 2 Winners and Losers

Week two has wrapped up and a lot of teams looked a lot better than they did a week ago – while other teams looked much worse than they did one week ago. That will be the case week after week as the season continues – but one thing will remain the same – there will always be winners and losers along the way. Here’s this weeks cream and crap of the crop! Winners: Cleveland...
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Four and out: Top four fails seen in NFL Week 2

Among a slew of Week 2 injuries were some truly remarkable plays that happened right before us.  Along with all the good and spectacular events also came some epic fails.  Welcome back to another edition of ‘four and out’.  Here are the top four fails for Week 2. 1.  Timeout!:  New York Jets Next Impulse Sports What a sideline disaster.  The Jets are already in a tough...
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WATCH: Redskins players videobomb ESPN live reporter

It is something we have all seen time and time again. A television station sends a live reporter to a scene and someone decides to make faces, yell something inappropriate or try to distract the reporter during their on-air segment. With ESPN and other media outlets descending on the Washington Redskins training facilities today waiting for an update on quarterback Robert Griffin...
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Statement from Adrian Peterson

)Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin) The Minnesota Vikings announced today that running back Adrian Peterson will rejoin the team and they plan to insert him into his normal starting role on Sunday as the judicial process plays out in allegations of child abuse against him. Peterson has been mum on the situation, but has cooperated with investigators along the way and will continue to do...
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WATCH: UMass kicker gets a hug from winning opponent after missing a field goal

Anyone who has played an organized sport knows what it is like to have the game on the line and be the one that is counted on to win the game. When you win the game, it can be exhilarating. But, when you lose the game, it can be heartbreaking. UMass kicker Blake Lucas had to deal with heartbreak this weekend. After his team drove down the field with less than a minute left in the...
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Brandon Marshall gives Jay Cutler a kiss at post-game press conference

The Chicago Bears pulled off a huge comeback victory Sunday night in San Francisco, as they scored the fourth quarter touchdowns to overcome a 17-point deficit. Chicago looked flat on both sides of the ball the majority of the game, then Colin Kaepernick decided to do his best Tony Romo impression. His turnovers allowed Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall to finally establish a connection...
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Photos: NFL gets the Simpsons treatment

The Simpsons on FOX is in the midst of its 25th season. It has been a fan favorite for a long time and many of the industries most famous stars have been featured on the cartoon. Some NFL players have been on there as well, but Bleacher Report and Adrien Noterdaem have created a few of the leagues stars as Simpsonized characters. Check them out below! (Adrien Noterdaem-B/R) (Adrien...
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WATCH: Three game changing plays for the Bills on Sunday

CJ Spiller celebrates with tight end Scott Chandler after scoring on a 102 yard kickoff return (Source: AP Images) The Dolphins did not look like the same team that steam rolled the New England Patriots in the second half in the season opener as they get man handled by the Buffalo Bills 29-10. The Bills did play it quite conservatively but were able to put the ball down field. (Which...
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WATCH: Jay Cutler get a helmet to the sternum, scores TD next play

During the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took a helmet to the sternum while throwing the ball out.  Of course, the referee threw his little yellow flag as it was an illegal hit. GIF- #Bears QB Jay Cutler takes a helmet to the sternum… OUCH http://t.co/sq52ruB7gi — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) September...
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WATCH: Jay Cutler get a helmet to the sternum, scores winning TD

During the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took a helmet to the sternum while throwing the ball out.  Of course, the referee threw his little yellow flag as it was an illegal hit. GIF- #Bears QB Jay Cutler takes a helmet to the sternum… OUCH http://t.co/sq52ruB7gi — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) September...
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Charles Woodson: “We Suck. I’m embarrassed.”

(AP Photo) The Raiders have fallen again for the second time in two weeks this season and haven’t looked competitive at all. It’s still early in the year and they may be able to turn things around, but hope is dwindling fast. A blowout loss to the Houston Texans, who won just two games last year, the Raiders ended Sunday with a poor taste in their mouth. Many of the players remain...
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Dallas delivers in Tennessee

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) It was a good win for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, today. Tony Romo did not look sharp early, but rebounded and got his team a win.  Romo was sacked four times but never gave up. The story of the day is, DeMarco Murray’s big day, Dez’s big day, Dan Bailey’s big day and the defense also had a big day. It was a complete win for the...
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Phil Rivers pays respect to teammate by wearing his number

Phil Rivers dons Nick Hardwick’s number 61 during Sunday’s game. (Twitter/AlexFlanagan) In the NFL, quarterbacks and their offensive lineman have a special bond. The big guys are paid to protect the signal caller and it brings them all together as the season goes on. There’s a lot of changeover in the league, but for Philip Rivers and his center Nick Hardwick, they’ve been...
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WATCH: JJ Watt catches one-yard score

The Texans rewarded the league’s best defensive player with a huge contract ten days ago. He’s definitely earned it as he can do everything they ask him to – including grabbing touchdown catches! After an Arian Foster touchdown was called back the Texans had the ball at the one yard line, where Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped back to hit a wide open JJ Watt for six. Check it out below...
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Cris Carter gets emotional while discussing child abuse

With the news of Adrian Peterson being deactivated this week after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Montgomery County, Texas, the NFL is again abuzz with negative news. Only a week after TMZ released the video of Ray Rice assaulting his wife in an elevator, the NFL is dealing with another abuse case, this time abuse of a child. Peterson turned himself in on Friday night and...
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Robert Quinn agrees 4-year $66.575m contract extension with Rams

USA TODAY Sports The St. Louis Rams have locked up one of their best players for another four seasons.  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team and defensive end Quinn reached an agreement on a contract which is worth $66.575 million with $41.2 million guaranteed. Rams DE Robert Quinn signed 4-year, $66.575M extension that includes $41.2M gtd tying him to team through 2019,...
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Fans desire more emotion out of Jason Garrett

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Fans are craving to see more emotion out of head coach Jason Garrett. The red-head is just too subdued along the Cowboys’ sideline. His demeanor is that of a puppet, Jerry Jones’ puppet. Lack of emotion served Tom Landry well, but this is a new age and Jason Garrett does not have the clout that Landry possessed. We have all seen Jason greet...
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ESPN announcer calls Baylor’s Tre’Von Armstead ‘Trayvon Martin’

How about this for a blooper on live television?  An ESPN announcer for the Friday night game between Baylor and Buffalo called Baylor tight end Tre’Von Armstead ‘Trayvon Martin’. Now I can understand the similarities between ‘Tre’Von and ‘Trayvon’ but in no way shape or form does ‘Armstead’ sound anything like ‘Martin’ so how could the ESPN announcer get it...
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Does Brock Hekking get around campus on a camo golf cart?

Brock Hekking is the owner of the greatest mullet known to man.  The defensive end for the Nevada Wolf Pack also allegedly gets around the Nevada campus on a camouflage-patterned golf cart.  IU say ‘allegedly’ because no one has got a picture of the man driving it. A fellow Nevada student sent following picture to his brother. @Kmarkobarstool brother goes to Reno, this is how...
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