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What Does Sunday's Super Bowl 49 Mean for Tom Brady's Legacy?

We are just days away from Super Bowl 49 and the excitement continues to build as we get closer to Sunday afternoon. The lead up to this Super Bowl has been all about the Patriots and their De-Flate Gate issue where they had 11 of 12 footballs under the allowed psi in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts.The game on the field is one of the most intriguing Super Bowls ever...
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Super Bowl 49 Rock Climbing Wall

The main attraction at Arizona's Super Bowl Central is the Rock Climbing wall. We sent Bill Enright to get some details from the guys at RockWerx and see how far he can make it up without falling.
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7 Current Football Players Who Should Go Into Broadcasting

As much as the actual game of football entertains us all, there is all the off-field analysis and discussions to have both pre- and post-game. The current crop of network hosts and guests is pretty solid, with hall-of-fame players and coaches left, right and centre.With current analysts including Ray Lewis, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Tony Gonzalez and Michael Irvin, who out of...
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The Green Bay Packers: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseAs always, the Packers' offense was nothing short of greatness. It all begins with tenth-year quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who time and time again proves that he is among the league's elite. Rodgers finished the year with 38 touchdowns through the air, two more through the ground, and turned the football over just nine times.Two Green Bay receivers finished over 1,000 yards...
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Ranking the NFL's New Coaching Hires from 1-6

The NFL season isn't officially over yet. They still have one more game left, something called the Super Bowl, but that does not mean that other teams aren’t making coaching changes. So far there have been 6 new head coaches hired for the upcoming season. That’s not counting the Atlanta Falcons who have yet to name their new coach. If the Falcons did name there new head coach...
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New England Patriots: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It was the end of a grueling and disappointing season for the New England Patriots, who clawed their way to the AFC Championship only to fall victim to the Denver Broncos. We all knew they had serious deficiencies that showed in a big way in that contest.And in short order, Bill Belichick took care of the biggest problem by snatching Darrelle Revis from the waiver wire before anybody...
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New York Giants: Who Replaces Antrel Rolle if not re-signed

Many Giant fans (including myself) would like to see the Giants re-sign Antrel Rolle and finish his career as a New York Giant. Unfortunately, the price tag could be too high for the Giants to consider and if so, who replaces Rolle? Keep in mind that not only is Rolle a free agent, but Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps are as well. Although either Brown or Demps would demand a price...
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Super Bowl 2015: Top 5 Storylines We Are Already Sick Of

Yes, this is the biggest sports event of the year.  Yes, there are two really good teams playing.  And okay, there are some pretty interesting storylines following the game.  But come on.  Do you have to report and report and report and well you get the picture the same story over and over and over again? We get it you want the ratings.  But this is the biggest sports event...
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Super Bowl 2015: 10 Things To Know About The Big Game

Enough with the “Deflategate” crap already. Are you ready for some football?Haven’t we heard enough about deflation, listened to Bill Belichick actually get mad and show some emotion for one, and even listened to Rob Gronkowski give us the real reason there were deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.Yep, you guessed it. It’s all because of his spikes. Should have...
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Minnesota Vikings: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The Minnesota Vikings ended the 2014 regular season with a 7-9 record.  That's a respectable effort for a team who had a rookie head coach in Mike Zimmer, a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and without their All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.  Now the hard work really begins. The Vikings have a number of free agents but none that they need to lose sleep over.  Their...
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Tennessee Titans: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The Tennessee Titans finished 2013 with a 7-9 record and fired then head coach Mike Munchak. The result was the team hired former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was said to be somewhat of a quarterback guru, hoping he could cure the problems that exist with Jake Locker.The Titans finished the season 2-14, may have been the worst team in the league and have plenty of holes...
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Carolina Panthers: 2014 Final Report Card

The Carolina Panthers season could be described as a mixed bag of good, bad, ugly and inconsistent. Still, a 7-8-1 record was good enough not only to capture the NFC South, but to also take down the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs. From there, it was a solid shot of reality with the Seattle Seahawks that saw the season for the black and blue come to an end.Now...
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New York Giants: The Team's 2014 Final Report Card

After going 7-9 in 2013, the New York Giants made major changes to the roster, replaced a retiring offensive coordinator in Kevin Gilbride with Ben McAdoo and drafted a speedy receiver name Odell Beckham, Jr.For the many changes this team made in 2014, the Giants still posted a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs again. That is five times in the last six years – off you are playing...
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Green Bay Packers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

 It’s been a little over a week now and I am finally ready to talk about my beloved Packers, after their collapse to Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. There are some glaring free agent needs that were put on display became in that game.The Packers need a nose tackle first and foremost. Teams for most of the season were able to run past the first level on the Packers...
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Who Will Be Cleveland’s Quarterback in 2015?

Both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel could both be on the Cleveland Browns roster when the team goes to OTAs in May. But it also conceivable that both could out of the state of Ohio as well.That was the position new Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo told reporters late last week.DeFilippo was noncommittal to the state of the Browns quarterback position, but whatever the...
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Super Bowl 2015: Five Reasons To Root Against The Patriots

The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl.  It will be the reigning champions, Seattle Seahawks against the Patriots.  It will be the bad boys of the NFL against Kraft's Angels. So let's dispense with the over-tread storyline of deflategate.  Its done.  And I refuse to use it as a reason to root against the team.  Wait...maybe not.If you are waffling on your allegiance...
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Indianapolis Colts: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It looks like Reggie Wayne will spend part of the off-season deciding on his NFL family versus his real-life family. As the one remaining cog to the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl and Peyton Manning days, Wayne is now at the ending of a career that may or may not see a bust in Canton. But that decision by the voters and the media is not the most pressing issue on his mind right...
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Ranking The Super Bowl Champions From 1 To 48

Ranking the Super Bowl Champions is a very difficult task because alot of the comparisons are subjective.These rankings took a much more statistical view of ranking the Super Bowl Champions.Each of the Super Bowl Champions were ranked in 7 different categories (Record, Points Per Game (PPG), Yards Per Game (YPG), Points Allowed Per Game (PAPG), Yards Allowed Per Game (YAPG), Point...
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Justin Blackmon: Could He Return to Jaguars in 2015?

Now that the NFL is looking into allegations that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon violated the league’s substance abuse policy again, the fans and media here in Jacksonville are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel regarding troubled wide receiver Justin Blackmon.Blackmon, the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft has been out of action for the...
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Denver Broncos: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It’s hard to find fault with the offensive output of the Denver Broncos this season. But when you’re a team that has arguably one of the five best quarterbacks to put on a uniform and he goes out the past two post seasons and stinks up the joint, there may be reason for concern.Add that to the fact that the Broncos had a major shakeup in their coaching staff, parting ways with...
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Atlanta Falcons Add Coaches To Defensive Staff

It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are adding to their coaching staff even though the team has not formally hired a head coach.Former Washington Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris has agreed to a position with the Atlanta Falcons as assistant head coach in charge of defensive backs, a source confirmed Monday. In news related to the team, the Falcons also will hire Denver Broncos...
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Philadelphia Eagles: 2014 Final Report Card

In the two seasons Chip Kelly has been the man at the controls of the Philadelphia Eagles roster, the team has finished with 10 wins.How the team reached those wins in 2013 and 2014 explains two different teams in two different seasons with a collapse leading to this season’s meltdown and missing the playoffs by falling to 1-3 in their final four games and missed the playoffs....
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10 Things You Don't Want To Hear At Your Super Bowl Party

The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks on February 1st, 2015. The Seahawks are looking to become back-to-back champions for the first time since the Patriots did it in the 2003-2004 seasons. Both teams have been embraced and assaulted inbetween practice by the media and speculators throughout the week. With less than a week until the big game, players are now balancing...
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The Buffalo Bills: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseIt is an understatement to say that this unit was disappointing. The Bills' 2013 first-round pick, E.J. Manuel, was benched after just four games in favor of Kyle Orton, who did not fare too well himself. Manuel's completion percentage and yards per attempt both went down through his four games, finishing with five touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer rating of 80...
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Three Years Later: Grading The 2012 Arizona Cardinals Draft

There is a saying amongst NFL fans and experts that you can't really judge a draft until three years down the line.  This is because the NFL has such a shorter season compared to the NBA or NHL, it takes three years of starting every game in the NFL just to achieve the same amount of play time in half a season for the NBA.It also doesn't help that the NFL has no affiliate or development...
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