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BREAKING NEWS: Justin Blackmon Arrested on Marijuana Possession

According to a report out of Oklahoma, Football Nation has learned that Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. The information came from a report on newson6.com.Blackmon a former star at Oklahoma State, and a suspended member of the Jacksonville Jaguars for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy, was stopped...
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Green Bay Packers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Every year when the Green Bay Packers report to camp it is an absolute spectacle. Being one of the most popular franchises means that there will be a lot of intrigue and "buzz" surrounding your team. This year's camp is no exception to this. This article will dive into three bold predicitons to play out in training camp for the Green Bay Packers.1. Packers depth at...
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10 Intriguing Stories to Watch for in 2014

Every year in the NFL we get a chance to watch as interesting and exciting story lines unfold before our eyes. This NFL season expect it to be no different. There will once again be some firsts to show up in the 2014 season. There are some exciting young players coming into the league and some veterans that still continue to make headlines. We as people look forward to these intriguing...
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2014 Florida State Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

The 2013 season for the Florida State Seminoles was a dream season in every way imaginable. The Seminoles defeated the Auburn Tigers 34-31 to win the 2013 national championship in what was one of the best games the sport of college football has ever witnessed. The game winning drive was capped off by the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and freshman sensation Jameis Winston.Winston...
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SEC West 2014: Ranking and Analyzing The QBs

If you ask anyone with knowledge of the game of football they will all likely say the most important position on the field is the quarterback. This is the one position, along with the center, that you are guaranteed to touch the football every possession on offense. That makes the quarterbacks’ job very important and holds all the keys to success for the rest of the ten guys on...
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Five Reasons the New York Jets Can't Compete With New England

It has become his "thing"; Rex Ryan is making it a habit to boast that his team will suddenly become the contender that he dreams it can be. He claims, again, that the New York Jets will be in the playoffs... heck, even Geno Smith is joining in on the antics. Is this beginning to sound like a broken record, perhaps with a little baggage added on to it?Here's the history...
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Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp News and Notes

The Jacksonville Jaguars were hoping to come into the first week of training camp with the idea of making progress from the opening whistle. Unfortunately, the franchise is dealing with the most recent news about Ace Sanders and the fact two key players – projected starters – will not start the training camp in pads or practice.Football Nation has learned that both linebacker...
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The Florida Gators Could Be the Sleeper of the SEC

As writers who cover the SEC, there are many who are split down the middle about the Florida Gators and the 2014 season. A 4-8 record will do that to you as will losing three starters in the secondary and having to retool the offensive line and linebackers this season. Some would argue this is one of the better Florida teams since the days of Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and some guy named...
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Top Ten Preseason Games To Watch In 2014

If you look forward to seeing young and upcoming players compete for a roster spot on your favorite NFL team, then there are a few games that you should keep an eye out for during the 2014 preseason. 10. DOLPHINS @ BUCCANEERS - WEEK 2This should be an interesing game to watch. It will feature two teams in the midst of rebuilding, but they have the ability to put points on the board...
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3 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings

The 2013 season is a season that the Minnesota Vikings would like to forget. The Vikings fired Leslie Frazier, and lost Jared Allen and Kevin Williams to free agency, but with every new year comes a new start and a chance to make a name for yourself. Now here are 3 bold predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings.Chris Kluwe returns to punt. Chris Kluwe is planning to sue the Minnesota...
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College Football 2014: The 10 Greatest Mascots

Everyone loves a good mascot.Whether we love them for what they do to add to the game-day atmosphere, or just wanrt to see them make an idiot of themselves, we all have our own reasons for loving mascots.The one thing we can all agree on is that a mascot is an important part of college football traditions, and here are ten of the best mascots in the business.Go ahead and sound a...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Now that Jamaal Charles has a new contract, the Kansas City Chiefs can walk into training camp with one less thing to concentrate on. And the media can focus on how these Chiefs can take another step toward winning the AFC West in 2014. It was one year ago the media was wondering how much Andy Reid could change this franchise. Pro Bowl players, a solid nucleus and back then, the...
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2014 NFL Week 12 Game-By-Game Analysis and Predictions

Format:Away Team (Score) @ Home Team (Score), Time- Away Team Run Offense v.s. Home Team Front Seven- Away Team Pass Protection v.s. Home Team Pass Rush- Away Team Receivers v.s. Home Team Secondary- Home Team Run Offense v.s. Away Team Front Seven- Home Team Pass Protection v.s. Away Team Pass Rush- Home Team Receivers v.s. Away Team Secondary Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh...
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Top Five Most Memorable Coaching & Managing Suspensions

The NFL certainly does not have a shortage of players recieving suspensions from the league office. Josh Gordon, Robert Mathis, Daryl Washington, and Dion Jordan begin a list of over 15 players that have already been suspended in 2014. Last year, the NFL suspended 28 players. But it is pretty rare for a member of a coaching staff or front office to miss games due to getting in trouble...
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Tony Dungy's Statement Garners Hypocritical Backlash

I'll be honest, I've come close to writing something like this a couple of times.Chris Kluwe's talk of several players considering coming out nearly had me put out a "don't do it" article.Michael Sam coming out nearly had me saying what Tony Dungy recently stated in an interview.If you missed it, a recent interview with Dungy that was published in the Tampa...
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Jaguars Receiver Ace Sanders Faces Four-Game Suspension

This was not the news the Jacksonville Jaguars needed to hear going into the team’s training camp this week.According to Jaguars.com, wide receiver Ace Sanders announced Tuesday evening that he faces a four-game suspension from the National Football League and in addition will likely miss the majority of 2014 Training Camp due to personal issues.“I will not be doing the majority...
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3 Reasons Why Cowboys Fans Should Want a Losing Season

So it's worth noting that I will never root for the Cowboys to lose during the season. That's why I wrote "why cowboys fans SHOULD" rather than "WILL" root for their team to lose. Also it is why I write this before the season begins, when I can look at the team logically and determine how likely it is for the team to win a super bowl with the current roster...
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College Football 2014: 10 Teams That Will Surprise

Everyone has their favorites. The polls have theirs. The SEC has their and other conferences have theirs. There are teams that will do what everyone thinks and there are some who will fall below expectations. These teams will exceed them and surprise us all. TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERSButch Jones is making people in Knoxville forget the past pretty quickly. While the SEC is still deep with...
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New York Giants: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

I have always been a fan of Tom Coughlin since the days as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nineteen years and two Super Bowl rings later, is there a better match for the New York Giants and the Big Apple than the man who helped build two franchises into winners. Now, in the latter stage of his coaching career, these Giants find themselves changing gears, working on solidifying...
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Big Ten Breakdown: Illinois Fighting Illini Full Preview

Tim Beckman, the head coach of the Illinois Illini, is on arguably the hottest of hot seats. His first year with the Illini was 2012, and his team went 2-10. In 2013, the Illini went 4-8, which was an improvement. However, the issue with Beckman has been the peripheral nonsense. In 2012, according to USA Today, he was caught on camera chewing tobacco on the sidelines, which breaks...
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2014 Arkansas Razorback Game Predictions

Finally football season is in the air.  All around the nation predictions are being made and controversy is starting to strike up.  SEC Media Days are in the books and it is time to gear up for the season. Down here in Arkansas, call-in shows are lighting up with their pre-season predictions. Head Coach Bret Bielema will be in his second season at Arkansas and plans to stick to...
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College Football's Most Underrated Running Backs of 2014

There is no such thing as “Student Body Right” anymore in college football. The days of taking the ball putting it in the gut of your star runner and beating the opponent down is gone. College football, right or wrong is about the NFL formula of passing first, then asking questions later.Even with the explosion of offenses across the country, there are still plenty of solid runners...
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Top 10 NFL Stars Who Will Struggle In 2014

It's hard to pick star players to fail because they all at some point were among the top tier of their peers. However, age, injury, and team changes all effect specific star players' seasons. It can even ruin some star players' careers for good. Here are the ten stars,ranked in order of most likely to fail, with red flags for 2014.1. Marshawn Lynch SEA - Lynch has had...
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Detroit Lions 2014: 5 Pressing Questions Heading Into The Season

 The Detroit Lions ended the 2013 season with four straight losses. A 6-3 start was completely eradicated by losing six of their finals seven games. As has always been the case in Motown, the Lions were marred by an inane lack of discipline (6.9 penalties per game), which put them in the top 10 of most penalized teams in the league.Inconsistent play from Matthew Stafford and and...
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2014 Georgia Bulldogs Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

The 2014 Georgia Bulldogs will look to rebound from a season full of injuries in 2013. The Bulldogs entered the 2013 season ranked number five in the preseason and had hopes of competing for another SEC title. The Bulldogs came up six yards short of beating Alabama in the 2012 SEC title game and having a shot at playing Notre Dame in the 2012 national championship game.The Bulldogs...
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