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Are the San Francisco 49ers the New Buffalo Bills?

When looking at the Buffalo Bills, and the San Francisco 49ers one of the first things you remember was how good they were in the 90s. Buffalo had Jim Kelly, and the 49ers had Joe Montana, and then Steve Young.For the Buffalo Bills, under the leadership of QB great Jim Kelly, they won the AFC East in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Each time they did not go on for a Superbowl win. For...
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Iowa Hawkeyes Rally to Stun Pittsburgh Panthers 24-20

Iowa Hawkeye running back Mark Weisman ran 1-yard for the game winning touchdown capping a 24-20 come from behind victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday in Pittsburgh.The game winning drive ate up more than half the last quarter, 7:47, covered 52 yards, and quarterback C.J. Beatherd was 4-of-4 before Iowa ran the ball seven straight times.Pittsburgh used most of the remaining...
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College Football: The Five Best Running Backs, and Rush Attack

The first month of the College Football season has produced some of the most talented Running Backs in the past decade.  There are several Running Backs that are literally carrying their teams to victory, and here are the top five that have been dominating in the early part of the season including the best team rushing attack in the nation.  Todd Gurley (Georgia) – The Georgia...
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College Football Awards Week 4 (Return of #Clemsoning Edition)

Welcome to week four of the college football awards, where "Clemsoning" became a thing.We don't know who actually came up with the term, but we're taking credit for it anyway, in hopes that it makes us look a little cooler to the kids out there.Also on the show this week...the Jameis Winston saga, Oklahoma going to West Virginia and looking like Indiana while they...
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Alabama 42, Florida 21: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

My father was happy for one half. The Florida Gators defense looked good. Three touchdowns were on the board and Blake Sims kept the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game, but the home team continued to make mistakes.The second half was a different story. And when it comes to these Gators and my father, there is no room for error and losing is unacceptable. The Gators took at 21-21 halftime...
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FSU Overcomes Clemson, 23-17: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Admittedly, this FSU fan had a hard time with this game. There are times when you cannot separate the job you do and the team you want to root for. Saturday night, it was hard to write about my team – the one that just had its star player make another error in judgment.AGAIN!Seminoles fans have to be tired of the antics of Jameis Winston. They should be tired of apologies and chances...
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Kansas City at Miami: Five Things to Know

Kansas City (0-2) is going up a good team in the Miami Dolphins (1-1). There are a lot of news and questions regarding both teams and I will try my best to cover it all right here. Jamaal Charles Playing or Not? Last week at Denver, Charles went out early in the first quarter with a high ankle sprain. He later sat out the first couple day of practice, but then had limited reps at...
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Mick’s Picks: Three Upsets To Watch For in Week 3

Well, that was special. Last week we only managed to eke out one win out of three with Detroit and Atlanta posting disappointing losses on the road though the Eagles certainly made an impression on Monday Night Football. Looking around the rest of the league, perhaps the biggest shocker was the solid win the Dallas Cowboys had over the Tennessee Titans with their much-maligned defense...
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Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis: Hurns, Shorts Listed As Probable

Things got a little better for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday when it was announced that both Allen Hurns and Cecil Shorts were declared eligible to play on Sunday in the team’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.The team announced earlier in the week it had placed tight end Marcedes Lewis on injured reserve – but will be eligible to return to the team later in the...
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Miami Dolphins: How to Beat the Kansas City Chiefs

After the 29-10 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins must hope it will change reverse its fortunes with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.The Dolphins had all the momentum in the world in their pockets coming into the game against the Bills after a 33-20 win over New England, but the wind was sucked out of their sails early and often by the Bills.Now a Chiefs...
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Notre Dame Football: Week 4 Preview- Syracuse

During the off week for Notre Dame, the biggest tidbit to come from within the walls of the university where the 5 suspended players are concerned didn't offer much informaton and remains a cloaked issue:“I want to underscore that the current investigation has not revealed any misconduct or knowledge of impropriety by regular, full-time staff,” he said. “However, given...
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Broncos at Seahawks: 5 Things To Know

Here it is folks. Probably the most highly anticipated game of the 2014 regular season. Peyton Manning leads the Denver Broncos into highly volatile Century Link Field to take on the defending SuperBowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, but you don't need to remind Peyton Manning that the Seahawks are the Champions he was there, in fact Manning and the Broncos will be looking for redemeption...
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Washington at Philadelphia: Five Things to Know

Philadelphia offense can score in a hurry, but needs to start fast out the gateChip Kelly’s offense is explosive and plays fast.  I mean really fast.  However, their first two games against Jacksonville and Indianapolis, the offense only mustered a combined six points.  But, in the second half, the offense soared exploding for 58 points in the second half.  The Redskins defense...
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San Diego at Buffalo: Five Things to Know

After a tremendous and somewhat-surprising win last week versus the reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, the 1-1 San Diego Chargers travel to the intimately-loud Ralph Wilson stadium to meet the 2-0 Buffalo Bills. First of all, there are way more than five interesting factoids I gleaned during my research for this article but I will combine them into five key points to...
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NFL 2014: Where Is The 'Gronk Effect' For The Patriots?

"The Gronk effect"- that state in which the most dominant tight end in NFL history changes the game.We all knew that Rob Gronkowski was a monster at the tight end position coming out of the University of Arizona in 2010. It led to his second round selection by the New England Patriots and instant legendary status. In just his second season, he led the league in receiving...
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Notre Dame Football: Bye Week 3 Game Review

So far in 2014, the Fighting Irish have played a variety of teams that have yet to test the Irish and offer some form of glimpse or idea as to exactly how good they might be.Michigan was supposed to be a loss and early on, the toughest of the first 3 games in 2014. A blowout victory didn't prove much considering a week later the Boilermakers gave the Irish a greater test-if only...
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Are NFL Players Still Considered Role Models?

If you turn on Sportscenter or NFL Network, the top story won't be a good story. Every  time you turn the tv on another NFL star is getting arrested because of domestic violence. Since concussions have been the main topic the last few years, parents aren’t sure if they should let their sons play football because of the health scare that comes with the game. However, now parents...
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BREAKING NEWS: JAMEIS WINSTON WILL NOT PLAY AGAINST CLEMSON

After announcing that their star quarterback would only be suspended for half a game for yelling obscenities that were deemed inappropriate, offensive and vulgar toward women, Florida State has changed its stance and suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.According to Kareem Copeland of the Associated Press, the decision was made by Interim President...
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Troy at Georgia: Five Things to Know Going Into This Matchup

The Georgia Bulldogs will have somewhat of a less stressful week as they host the Troy Trojans. The 1-1 Bulldogs will look to bounce back after a tough loss last week to South Carolina, 38-35. But the Troy Trojans are looking to bounce back as well. Troy suffered a tough loss of their own last week as they also went down 38-35 against Abilene Christian. This should be an intersting...
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Five College Football Teams Rising Quickly

These college football teams are off to a fast start, and surprisingly look like contenders in their respective conferencesEvery season, college football writers and pollsters try to determine the best 25 schools to start the season on a path toward a national title. While some of these teams were discussed as potential “fringe” teams, none of the writers and voters expected...
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Atlanta Soars Over Tampa 56-14: Three Things We Learned

Even before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you knew what was going to happen.Devin Hester showed the national stage just how good he can be.The former Chicago Bears star and former player in the Lovie Smith era in the Windy City, showed off his return skills and his ability to score on offense as the Falcons scored 35 points in the first half and...
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DraftKings: Building A Winning Game Plan For NFL Week 3

Already time to get set for Week 3, hopefully you have been able to partake in some of the huge tournaments being offered on DraftKings. I have been an avid Daily Fantasy player since 2010 and the year-over-year growth has been nothing short of phenomenal. Awesome time to get involved if you are not already, promises to continue exploding. We’ll take a look at what’s on tap for...
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The College Football Geek: Winning Daily Fantasy Picks For Week 4

Daily College Fantasy Football has exploded onto the scene in 2014!  It’s not just for the NFL anymore, football fans.  Haven’t tried it yet?  The Daily Fantasy format is simple.  You pick the players you want for that day.  Build a roster using a salary cap format.  Play for REAL CASH MONEY against other people.  Immediate cash payouts! There are literally hundreds...
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DraftKings Week 3 Strategy: Expert Lineup Analysis

Hi All, Before we get started, both Dan and I want to give a huge shout-out to FFChamps member Sebastien, who killed it on Draft Kings last week, winning $25,000 and a seat in next year’s World Poker Tour.  Excellent job Sebastien!!!!!Now a short word from our co-writer, Dan:  “First off, let me eat a bit of crow.  I threw the gauntlet down last week and said Gore will out...
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Florida at Alabama: Five Things to Know About This Game

If there was ever a game that would make Will Muschamp a hero or scapegoat in Gainesville, the contest between the Gators and Alabama would be the one.Two teams with undefeated records who could make a statement with a win. While Alabama has all the necessary components to challenge for a national title, the Florida Gators barely escaped a win over Kentucky and now must face one...
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