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Gronk Want Cake! Life-size Made of Rob Gronkowski

Per a tweet from the Patriots official Twitter feed and a report from Chris Reidy of the Boston Globe, New England Patriots All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski was presented with a life-size replica of himself as part of the Dunkin’ Donuts “DD Gronkoff” FaceBook Sweepstakes. The cake, created by Montilio’s Baking Co., used enough ingredients for 15 sheet cakes, but as you...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw flips car in commercial

Sometimes commercials can be funny. Sometimes serious. Sometimes informative. This commercial tends to lead more towards the funny side. According to Gamma Labs, if you drink their products you will be able to flip a car. Don’t believe me? Just check out Baltimore Ravens Courtney Upshaw as he “flips” a car in this commercial. If this was true, I am sure Upshaw would be a lot...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevie Johnson tired of Chan Gailey praising Bills effort

While appearing on the NFL Network today, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson said he is tired of hearing head coach Chan Gailey praise the team for their effort (Credit: AP Photo) With the Buffalo Bills on a three game losing streak and losers in five of their last six games, there is not much a coach can say that is positive about the team. That is unless you are Buffalo...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Running Back Coach: David Wilson Needs to “Grow Up and Be a Man”

In the New York Giants Blog from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, running backs coach Jerald Ingram had some strong words for rookie running back David Wilson in an interview on Monday: “Just because you’re a first-round draft pick doesn’t mean you’re ready to play or they all would be great. It’s about winning games, it’s not a popularity contest. It’s time for...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Roethlisberger’s Shoulder Injury is “Serious” and “Complicated”

  Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss extended time with a “serious” shoulder injury. (AP) Per a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss extended time with a shoulder injury that is “serious” and “complicated.” The Steelers are keeping decidedly hush-hush regarding the status of their 2-time Super Bowl...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss
FEELING MINNESOTA

Governor says he'll undo stadium deal

Due to moves by the Vikings that he says are not in the spirit of the state's agreement with the team to help fund a new stadium, Mark Dayton says he could nix the deal.

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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Top NFL Tweets of Week 10

Each Tuesday, I’ll put together the top most witty tweets (in no particular order) I’ve seen over the weekend about the NFL & associated topics. My tweets are pulled from my timeline and @NFLRT. Encourage you to follow @NFLRT for retweets from NFL fans like you! If you don’t see yours, don’t give up…just keep tweeting! In general, I’ll use fan tweets, unless some...
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I GET SO EMOTIONAL

Rex Ryan cried after loss to Seattle

Known for his bluster and bravado, the Jets coach showed a different side of himself to his players following their loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

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November 13, 2012  |  1 Comment

Video: Steelers Mike Wallace makes amazing catch between his legs

With the Steelers down by seven points, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a shot to the end-zone. Fortunately for Big Ben, Mike Wallace was there to make a circus catch for a touchdown, tying the game at 10-10. Wallace was able to tip the ball with one hand, into his body, where he caught it between his legs before hitting the ground and gaining control of the ball. Wallace has...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons cutting defense end Ray Edwards

According to Jay Glazer, the Atlanta Falcons are cutting defense end Ray Edwards. The former Minnesota Vikings defense end, signed with the Atlanta Falcons on July 29, 2011. During the 2011 season, Edwards had 33 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 3.5 sacks. While in Minnesota, Edwards recorded 29.5 sacks and forced 6 fumbles. Edwards was considered an important free agent signing...
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HUSH UP

Urlacher rips Bears fans

After being criticized for congratulating Texans’ safety Daniel Manning while on the field Sunday night, the Bears linebacker told reporters he doesn’t care what people think.

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Report: Mike Holmgren wants to coach Dallas Cowboys

After spending three years as the President of the Cleveland Browns, Mike Holmgren reportedly has serious interest in coaching the Dallas Cowboys if the job opens (Credit: AP Photo) Mike Holmgren spent three years as the Cleveland Browns general manager. On October 16,  Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced that Holmgren will not be returning with the team following the 2012 season...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Roddy White blames Falcons failures, not New Orleans Saints for first loss

After losing their first game of the season to the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White blamed his own team for the loss (Credit: AP Photo) Last week, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said he believed his team had the pedigree to go undefeated this season. The Falcon’s receiver also said he hates everything about New Orleans and the Saints. After...
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Bengals Wide Receiver AJ Green Says, “We Lost to Freakin’ Cleveland!”

In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio’s Adam Schein and Rich Gannon, star wide receiver AJ Green lamented on their current record and missed opportunities versus previous opponents. After asked by Gannon on his thoughts about playing a team that has struggled on defense like the Kansas City Chiefs next week, Green had this to say: “Like I said we can’t go into any game...
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Stephen Hill Does Jumping Jacks in End Zone While Mark Sanchez Throws Interception

The New York Jets quarterback situation has become a punch line for the rest of the NFL this 2012 season. “Starting” quarterback Mark Sanchez has performed among the worst in the league; per ESPN stats, Sanchez ranks dead last in completion percentage (52%) and 30th in passer rating (70.4) out of a possible 33 quarterbacks. So, it’s no surprise that after Sunday’s game...
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Andy Reid: Michael Vick has a “Significant Concussion”

Per Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV in Philadelphia Twitter feed, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid says the likelihood of quarterback Michael Vick seeing action this week is slim: Vick, who left midway through the second quarter Sunday in the Eagles’ loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys, has often been criticized for his reckless play with his body. In Sunday’s game, Jay...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Why do NFL players go broke?

If you didn’t catch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Broke,” then you really missed out on one of their better endeavors into documentaries. Due to our various networks, Allison Morris of Accountingdegree.com contacted us with this interesting graphic that I thought I should share. The graphic highlights some of the more prominent players to go broke in their careers, and how...
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Green Bay Packers Place Tackle Brian Bulaga on IR

Per a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have placed tackle Brian Bulaga on season-ending injured reserve (IR) and signed linebacker Vic So’oto. Bulaga, drafted by the Packers with the 23rd pick of the 2010 NFL draft, hurt his hip in the Packers win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. As he underwent more and more tests, the speculation that the injury...
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Brady Praises Woodhead For ‘Saving The Day’

David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE In Sunday’s AFC East showdown between the Patriots hosting the Bills, New England narrowly escapes with a 31-37 win at Gillette Stadium.  Danny Woodhead contributed considerably with a 15-yard rushing touchdown, and an 18-yard receiving touchdown.  Quarterback Tom Brady is grateful to have Woodhead as a teammate. “He’s just come in and done such...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Watch: Norv Turner’s postgame breakdown

Coming out of week ten, there will be plenty of discussion on coaches that may not be coaching much longer with their respective teams. (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE) Chargers head coach Norv Turner has been the topic of this discussion forever, but amazingly he still has his job. It might not be that way much longer as the frustration mounts and his team continues to blow leads week...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss
ALL HE CAN STANDS

Lions WR fires back at critical fans

Following a 34-24 loss to the Vikings, Titus Young took to Twitter to respond to fans who have been expressing dissatisfaction with Detroit's 4-5 record.

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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Adrian Peterson breaks a 61-yard run

Adrian Peterson has to be considered for the NFL comeback player of the year. Sure, Peyton Manning has been playing nicely too, but Peterson is headed towards 2,000 rushing yards. Some might argue that Peterson is the league’s MVP as he has led his team to a 6-4 start. After a slow start to the game, Peterson did what he does best, break a long run for a touchdown. Last week, Peterson...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video:Tony Gonzalez gets his 100th career touchdown, then his 101st

Tony Gonzalez has been impressive so far this season as he came into today with 50 catches for 495 yards. He improved on those numbers today by adding 11 catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns gave Gonzalez his 100th career touchdown, tying him for 6th all time in receiving touchdowns. Gonzalez is currently second all time in career receptions and is still...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss
JOHNNY ON THE SPOT

Manziel scrambles, fumbles, tosses TD

There is a reason they call him Johnny Football. With his team already leading the number one team in the country, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is somehow able to escape the Alabama defense, fumble the ball into his own hands and then throw a touchdown. How is he able to escape the defense is beyond me. What is even more amazing is that he almost fumbles the ball but...
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November 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

Video: Michigan WR Roy Roundtree makes amazing catch off of defender

With his team trailing by three points with only 18 seconds left in the game, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was hoping for a miracle catch to get his team into field goal position. After a 23 yard punt return, the Wolverines were on their own 38 yard line. Gardner had few choices but to go deep. Somehow, with amazing luck, the deep pass connected to wide receiver Roy Roundtree...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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