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2013 AFC South Team Previews

Houston Texans – Covered by Justin Arbogast: Key Pickups: S – Ed Reed, P – Shane Lecher & FB – Greg Jones One of the biggest pickups the Texans made this offseason was the acquisition of Safety Ed Reed, fresh off a Super Bowl Win. Most know that Reed is one of the best safeties in the game, and although he’s getting a little long in the tooth, he’s still a difference...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NFL Players file Lawsuit against NFL Films for use of their Images

I’m getting tired of hearing about former players suing the league. Seriously. I mean I can barely comprehend why they’re suing for concussions – Yeah, they are struggling now, but please show me the gun that was held to their heads and forced them to play. Please show me the hand that FORCED them to sign a contract. When I was a kid, it was always my dream. Unfortunately,...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Intruder steals LB Desmond Bishop’s Super Bowl jersey from home

Most things in this life are replaceable.  One item that I feel is not however, is a Super Bowl jersey.  Former Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop can relate. Recently, an intruder broke into Bishop’s California home and stole his prized Super Bowl XLV jersey that he wore for the big show.  There’s often times that law enforcement can do very little, especially when the investigator...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 AFC North Team Previews

Baltimore Ravens – Covered by Brett Krummenacker Key Pickups – DE – Elvis Dumervil – LB – Daryl Smith – DL – Chris Canty – S – Michael Huff – TE – Dallas Clark -  Key Losses – S – Ed Reed (Texans) – WR – Anquan Boldin (49ers) – S – Bernard Pollard (Titans) – LB – Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins) – LB – Paul Kruger (Browns) – CB – Cary Williams...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Barkevious Mingo’s bruised lung could have been fatal

Photo Credit: AP Most people consider football to be the most dangerous sport an athlete can play. While that is certainly up for debate, especially if you ask hockey fans, Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo almost found out just how dangerous this game really can be. Mingo, who left the Browns preseason contest versus the Lions with what is now known to be a bruised...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Andy Dalton Promotes Smelly Unisex Fragrance with Real Tiger Sweat

I can’t get enough of this video. I’ve watched it three times in a row and my co-workers are annoyed. I don’t know why it’s so funny to me, but hopefully it’s funny to you, too. Andy Dalton teamed up with Pepsi to bring you an installment of the “Are you fan enough” series where he promotes the Unisex Andy Dalton fragrance. SMELLS LIKE VICTORY! Follow us on Twitter...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Worst NFL Salary Cap Hits for 2013

Each offseason, teams attempt to make moves in free agency that will give them that final missing piece to catapult them into relevancy and the Super Bowl. Without fail, there are franchises so desperate to make moves to appease their fan base, they overpay market value for players that should have been signed to lower salaries or incentive-laced contracts. Although the Washington...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns name Brandon Weeden their starting quarterback

Surprise! Head coach Rob Chudzinski did what we were all expecting today as he named Brandon Weeden the team’s starting quarterback (Credit: AP Photo) Today, Cleveland Browns new head coach Rob Chudzinski has done what every one was expecting, as he named Brandon Weeden the team’s starting quarterback. Weeden has played well so far in the team’s two pre-season games, throwing...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly says Celtics’ Rajon Rondo would be his ideal QB

Back when the NBA was suffering from it’s lockout a few years ago, a few NBA ballers had said that they’d change sports and come play for the NFL. Some teams, like the Seattle Seahawks went as far as making jerseys for LeBron James, trying to recruit him. Could Rajon Rondo run Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense? (AP Images) Others said they’d host a few guys for workouts if...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss
'IT'S CRAP'

Brian Hartline rips Texans safety

Dolphins wideout Brian Hartline ripped Texans safety DJ Swearinger's explanation for why he went low on Dustin Keller on a play that ended the tight end's season.

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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: ESPN Presents Jon Gruden with AARP Card in Broadcast Booth

Oh man, AARP must be in good with some people at ESPN, either that or they’re just really gracious with their advertising space! During Monday’s broadcast of the Steelers and Redskins game, the Redskins cheerleaders (Pardon me for not knowing their official titles) presented Jon Gruden with some nice outfits and a birthday cake. After that, Mike Tirico asked Jon if he knew what...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
DOME PIECE

Texans DE Smith swings helmet at Miami player

Man, this is some brutal stuff, and totally uncalled for. During the Texans and Dolphins preseason game there was a bit of hostile playing by Texans DE Antonio Smith when he was going up against ‘Fins O-Lineman Richie Incognito. After a bit of back and forth during the play, Incognito puts his hands up high and gets a piece of Smith’s facemask – and then Smith overreacts and...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers trade away disappointing wide receiver to Chiefs

After having one reception and one fumble during the team’s two pre-season games, the 49ers traded A.J. Jenkins today to Kansas City (Credit: Sports.Yahoo) Last year, former 49ers first round pick, A.J. Jenkins played in three games and had zero receptions. In what seemed like a case of slow development, it appeared that Jenkins was set to start opposite Anquan Boldin this season...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Gold-diggin’ Texans fan caught in the act

The Houston Texans host the Miami Dolphins Saturday for preseason week 2.  A lot of emphasis is being put on fans showcasing their heart, commitment, and Texans pride for a chance to be seen doing just that.  For one lucky, or might I say unlucky fan, she got a nose-full of air time in between possessions.  On behalf of Sports-Kings, we truly hope she found what she was looking...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss
RECYCLED GOODS

Jets fan makes change to his Revis jersey

Jets fans are probably the best at making sure everyone knows when they’re not on their good side. Former Jet Darrelle Revis is one of those people that the fans are not too happy with after being traded to Tampa Bay and knocking the team after leaving. They paid him a lot of money over his time there and he was always asking for more. This fan didn’t throw his jersey away or...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless says Seahawks are a threat in the AFC……

I don’t like Skip Bayless. I think he’s an idiot, and he proved that even more tonight. Skip, like most of us, was tuned into the Broncos and Seahawks preseason game when he decided to shoot out this tweet:   Must admit, Seahawks looking like more of a threat to New England in the AFC than Denver is right now. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 18, 2013   There’s...
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August 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Seahawks sign 12 year-old to a five-year deal

Sometimes the best stories go unnoticed. Here at Down and Distance we don’t allow that. Check out this heartwarming story from Seattle: The Seahawks signed Kevin Lee to a five-year deal. You’ve never heard of Kevin Lee? That’s because he’s an undrafted free agent. He’s also 12 years-old and has a life-threatening heart condition, and he’s a HUGE Seahawks fan. As part...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers WR leaves practice in Ambulance

The San Diego Chargers had a scary situation today at practice, as WR Eddie Royal left practice in an Ambulance after falling directly on his back after going up for a catch. Chargers safety Eric Weddle says he was about ten feet in the air and came crashing down. He was able to get to his feet for a minute before crashing back down and having trainers tend to him before an Ambulance...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss
ROUGH START

Report: Manuel needs knee surgery

Kevin Kolb will likely be the Bills Week 1 starter as EJ Manuel reportedly needs knee surgery. See how long Manuel will miss.

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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss
NAKED AND INFAMOUS

Browns streaker gets leveled by security

I find nothing more hilarious than streakers. The whole idea to me is hilarious from beginning to end. What exactly crosses somebody’s mind to take off all of their clothes and run across a sporting event? Arrest and capture is inevitable, and television stations have an unwritten rule to never film you doing it. However, this is where social media comes into play. Thankfully,...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Arena Football League, KISS Bring Pro Football Back to Los Angeles

Expansion “LA KISS” to begin play in 2014   ORLANDO – After a five-year hiatus, professional football will be returning to one of the largest and most exciting media markets in the country, Los Angeles. Announced today at ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day, rock legends KISS, Arena Football League (AFL) veteran Brett Bouchy, Doc McGhee (McGhee Entertainment) and AFL Commissioner Jerry...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Arkansas Football 2013 Anthem “Never Yield”

If you’re a fan of Arkansas Football Program, these guys called Triple Threat are here to pump you up with their 2013 anthem titled “Never Yield”. You may remember them from a few years back in which they wrote a song for John Gruden called “Hey Grude”. A track they hoped would snag Gru-Daddy out of the broadcast booth and onto their sidelines. That never happened, and...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans’ J.J. Watt wants in on offense

J.J. ‘Swatt’ on offense? Apparently being the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year wasn’t enough for Texans’ J.J. Watt. Known as J.J. ‘Swatt’ for his ball-batting expertise, Watt played the tight end position at Central Michigan before he moved to defense at Wisconsin.  Since going pro for Houston, he has been vocal about wanting to play a role on offense in red-zone...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

James Harrison not a fan of HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

MICHAEL E. KEATING HBO’s hit television series Hard Knocks returns with the 2013 preseason underway.  Everybody is excited and on board for an inside look at the Cincinnati Bengals training camp and preseason, everyone that is, except James Harrison.  The aggressive hard-hitting linebacker wasn’t shy about giving the Cincinnati Enquirer his take on the TV show on Monday. ...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson likes when people accuse him of using PEDs

While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo) Last season, Adrian Peterson showed the world that there is a possibility he is super human. Less than a year after tearing his ACL and MCL, Peterson not only started all sixteen games but nearly broke the single season rushing...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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