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New York Giants: Best Free Agent Signing of All Time

   The 2005 New York Giants were riddled with question marks after consecutive losing seasons. The team had no first round pick in the upcoming draft after trading it away as part of a package for Eli Manning the previous year. With limited high value picks and the pressure to win, the front office knew that it was important to make a big splash in free agency. While the Giants...
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First Round Prospects By Division: AFC North

Baltimore Ravens:The Ravens came surprisingly close to making a run for the Super Bowl, narrowly losing in the divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl champs. Despite their deep run though, they had some glaring flaws on their team, both on offense and on defense. On offense they lack receivers that can threaten defenses outside the hashes. Sitting at the 26th spot they will...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 3 Running Back Sleepers

 The devaluation of the running back has been a trend the last few years in the NFL.  More and more teams have gone by a running back by committee approach and it seems as if the belief of many General Managers is if you build a solid offensive line, you can plug even a mediocre running back and get good results.  Having said all this, running back is arguably the deepest position...
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Patriot Priorities For 2015: Offensive Line

There are a lot of differing opinions going around about what is the biggest need for the Patriots going into the 2015 draft. I have already addressed what I feel is the biggest need here.I am also not convinced that a high pick at wide receiver is in the team's best interest either. Belichick has not faired as well as fans might like in drafting top-caliber talent for Tom Brady...
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Worth the 5 Million or Not? Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Money Talk

In the world of college football, one of the most recognizable teams is the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines lead college football in all-time wins and their famous blue helmets, with yellow wings rank as one of the most popular helmets in all of sports.Michigan has a tradition of winning like few others have in college football, but as of late that has not been the case. The...
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First-Round Pick Analysis By Division: AFC East

Buffalo Bills:The Bills do not have a first-round pick this year due to trading up for Sammy Watkins in the 2014 draft, but if they feel strongly enough about a prospect they can trade up into the bottom of the first. They might trade up for are Marcus Mariota if he falls or an inside linebacker. If they want to trade up they would have to talk to the Broncos, as the Colts, Packers...
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2014 Auburn Tigers Season and Schedule Review

The 2014 season for the Auburn Tigers was a unique one for a number of reasons. To start with, they were coming off a 2013 season that was full of miracles, crazy finishes and a dream season that fans only dream of for their team.Auburn finished with a record of 12-2 in 2013 thanks to a miracle finish against the Georgia Bulldogs and of course the play we all simply know as “kick...
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Chicago Bears Sign Controversial Defensive End Ray McDonald.

After several off the field transgressions involving alleged sexual assault, alleged domestic violence, and driving under the influence (DUI), Ray McDonald, the San Francisco 49er's former sack specialist, has found a new team.The Chicago Bears have reportedly inked the dynamic defensive end to a one-year "prove yourself" deal.  In the wake of the infamous Ray Rice elevator video...
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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks: The Valero Open TPC San Antonio

DAILY FANTASY GOLF PICKS:  THE VALERO OPEN @ TPC SAN ANTONIOThe tour moves to Texas for the TPC San Antonio Open.  The top golfers in the field will be using this as a final brush up before the Masters in two weeks.  Others will be grinding it out to get into the OWGR top 50 to be in the field at Augusta.  Like that extra pressure isn’t enough, they will most likely have high...
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Fixing Football: League Expansion To Europe

 When it comes to international expansion, the NFL faces the toughest road of the four major U.S. sports. The game’s myriad rules can be off-putting to new fans, and the sport is rarely played overseas. It also has the misfortune of sharing the name “football” with the undisputed king of worldwide sports, and some international fans wonder why it’s called football when the...
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Dallas Cowboys Have Caused Little Noise During Free Agency

When the 2015 NFL offseason activities started a couple of weeks ago the Dallas Cowboys had a total of 23 free agents that decisions needed to be made on. Out of those 23 players the Cowboys have managed to get deals done with only six of them and used their franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.The Cowboys still have a few players left from last years team on their free agency...
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Daily Fantasy Golf: The Valero Open at TPC San Antonio

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Arnold Palmer Invitational Recap Matt Every sunk an 18 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for a final round 66 and the outright lead and repeat championship at Bay Hill.  This marks the ninth straight tournament of the year that the winner has come from behind to win over the 54 hole leader.  Great job Matt.Golf is quite an amazing sport, and may be one...
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New York Giants: Giants Needs Plentiful in the 2015 Draft

After missing the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive season and finishing 6-10 in 2014. The Giants and GM Jerry Reese have many holes and needs to fill. Every team has their own method when it comes to the draft, some draft by need and/or by BPA (Best Player Available). GM Jerry Reese in past drafts has always been hard to gauge on his selections. Historically; he has drafted the BPA...
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College Football Fan's Ultimate Final Four

The month of March in college athletics is a magical time for fans of college basketball. The NCAA Tournament, by some, is called the greatest sporting event of the entire sports calendar each year. The journey to make the Final Four is a rollercoaster ride like you won’t find in any other sport.The challenge of making a Final Four is also one of the toughest things in all of sports...
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The NY Jets are a playoff team if they trade for Mark Sanchez

The New York Jets do not have a viable starting quarterback on their roster. Geno Smith has proven to be inconsistent at best. His future is in doubt as is the future of the New York Jets. A couple of key acquisitions this off-season include Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall, the resigning of the cornerback with his own island Darrelle Revis, and his former partner in crime...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Veteran Combine: A Tale of Nostalgia, Delusion & Obsolescence

Michael Sam was one of the attendants at the Veteran's CombineAnyone who is a fan of football can tell you how hard it is to actually get into the league.  If a player wants to make it to the ultimate level they have dedicate their entire lives to reach that goal - and only the smallest percentage will succeed.However, just making it to the NFL does not guarantee that you will have...
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Top 5 Rookie Fantasy Wide Receivers: The Way-Too-Early Edition

As we move through the offseason, most of us can relate to the nagging anticipation and mild depression that comes with not being able to watch football. March Madness helps some, but to the die-hard fan its like getting a Tylenol when your covered in third-degree burns.As we get closer to the real season there is another season that every football fan is no doubt already thinking...
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Best Players From Each Team Not In The Hall of Fame

Hello readers, I'm back.  After around an 18 month absence, I have decided to start writing for Football Nation again.  I have moved from Canton, Ohio back to to Seattle, where I belong.Every fan has opinions about their teams, I know I do.  But players being left out of the Hall of Fame can really cause a debate, especially with Raider fans.  So, I have chosen the best player...
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Patriot Priorities For 2015: Wide Receivers

It may not have been Tom Brady's best statistical season on record, but it certainly ranked as one of his most efficient, especially when capped-off with an MVP performance in Super Bowl XLIX.There is no doubt that Brady can still throw with the best of the QBs in the NFL. Even without a truly dominant No.1 wide out, he got the job done, managing to throw for 4,109 yards and 33 TDs...
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2015 Post-Free Agency Mock Draft: Leonard Williams Slips To Nine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers1              Jameis Winston - QB   Florida StateThe Buccaneers have multiple holes on defense and their offensive line, with guys like Leonard Williams and Dante Fowler being possible selections here, but they do not seem to be happy with Mike Glennon at helm, so quarterback still makes the most sense. While they are far from becoming a playoff...
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Notre Dame Football: Secret Weapon Justin Yoon

5 foot and eleven inches tall.185 pounds.Decent measurables for a middleweight prize fighter.But translated to college football, those numbers don't exactly strike fear into opposing players or coaches.Unless of course your a weapon as worthy as a 5 star elite runningback that can outrun defenses, or a linebacker delivering bonecrushing hits at the line of scrimmage.Meet the stealth...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Borland: The Linebacker Who's Retirement Will Rock Football

On March 16th, rookie linebacker Chris Borland rocked the football world. After one season in the NFL, Borland is calling it quits citing health concerns as his primary reason.The short saga of Chris Borland goes deeper and begins long before his Monday announcement. When someone makes such an unusual decision, especially with fame and fortune on line, it deserves a closer, and more...
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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks: The Arnold Plamer Invitaional

Daily Fantasy Golf:  The Arnold Palmer InvitationalThe Majors aside, this is my favorite golf tournament of the year.  I mean, come on.  Who doesn’t want to stand on the 18th green on Sunday at Bay Hill with the great Arnold Palmer handing you the trophy.  Outside of a Green Jacket, it just doesn’t get any better than that. This is why he always draws such a great field...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Top Free Agent Signings In Team History

With the NFL free agency period well underway and entering the second week, teams are doing what they have to do to get top players signed and off the market as soon as possible. Over the years there have been some free agents that turned out to be worth the money that was spent on them while others were complete busts after getting that payday.The Dallas Cowboys are a team that...
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Notre Dame Football: Irish Kickoff The 2015 Season

Notre Dame football returns with alot of optimism, player additions that hope to strengthen a deep roster, and new coaches from a storied past.Wednesday is the first official practice day of the alotted 15 days.And right out of the gate, position changes and adjustments took center stage. Adding Depth To The BackfieldIn 2014, Tarean Folston cemented himself as the future go-to back...
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