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Browns fan adds headstones to update ‘Cleveland QB Graveyard’ (pic)

A Cleveland Browns fan has made it an annual Halloween tradition to decorate his yard with gravestones to illustrate his favorite NFL team’s horrible luck when it comes to quarterbacks. With the Browns again experiencing disappointing developments on the starting quarterback front early on this season, it’s become a labor of love for him to simply keep pace. The Browns already...
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Cubs fan gets World Series champs tattoo because of course he did

The Chicago Cubs enter the MLB postseason as the prohibitive favorites to win the World Series, but that doesn’t make a fan’s decision to tempt fate and awake curses by getting a tattoo prematurely touting the team as 2016 world champions necessarily the smartest thing. A guy named Noel based in Des Moines, Iowa, was the lucky “winner” of a contest held by 1460 KXNO where...
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Ryder Cup heckler wins $100 off Euro players by draining putt

To say this week’s Ryder Cup is going to be a raucous event clearly would be an understatement. No further evidence is needed outside of what occurred Thursday during a practice round by European players. With throngs of spectators keeping a close eye on the action at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan repeatedly missed a 12-foot putt. Someone in the...
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Eric Decker’s wife again sharing intimate details of couple’s marriage

Jessie James Decker has never been bashful over revealing intimate details about her marriage to New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising she has done so once again, this time detailing how the couple makes sure to make time for … themselves. “We plan these nights,” she recently told Us Weekly, via the New York Post. “I’ll send...
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Alabama brewery trolls Les Miles, LSU over coach’s firing (pic)

Druid City Brewing Co. has become well known in college football circles for their typically Alabama Crimson Tide-themed murals (see here and here for examples). Given the establishment sits right in the heart of Roll Tide Land in Tuscaloosa, Ala., that’s hardly a surprise. The SEC of course experienced a seismic event this week when Les Miles was let go as the head coach of...
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Trump again weighs in on Kaepernick protest controversy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump toned down the rhetoric when again weighing in on the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Trump, during an interview with FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday, wouldn’t say exactly how he’d handle the Kaepernick controversy were he the...
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Jayhawks basketball players show off impressive $12M dorm

It’s always been a pretty good gig to end up playing college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. But thanks to a new $12 million dorm opened last year, Jayhawks players can now enjoy their college experience living in the lap of luxury. Devonte’ Graham and Landen Lucas recently led a tour of McCarthy Hall and given the glorified dorm boasts an outdoor lounge, media center, basketball...
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Eli Manning has silly response about struggles against Vikings

Eli Manning hasn’t enjoyed the best games of his career when the New York Giants have faced the Minnesota Vikings. In fact, he’s been downright abysmal. This might be why Manning decided to intentionally misinterpret a question concerning his profound struggles against them. Manning was asked by a reporter about Minnesota “having his number.” That was all the Giants signal...
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Popovich jokingly says Duncan ‘tough to manage’ in retirement

Gregg Popovich continues to give the newly retired Tim Duncan grief over his still-to-be determined role with the San Antonio Spurs. And this time around, the usually curmudgeonly coach jokingly suggested Duncan is even more difficult now that his playing career is done. Days after suggesting Duncan’s job title with the Spurs might as well be “Coach of Whatever He Wants to...
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DeAngelo Williams trolls Terrelle Pryor over Browns talk

DeAngelo Williams rarely hesitates to express his opinion when it comes to goings-on in the NFL. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back couldn’t help but react after hearing Terrelle Pryor express confidence about the Cleveland Browns’ prospects for success this season. The Browns' season of course has been a disastrous one already...
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Marshall: Beckham has to 'learn how to control his emotions’

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest observer to suggest Odell Beckham Jr. needs to figure out how to better harness his emotions. But what makes Marshall’s input so interesting is he speaks from a position of experience. The New York Giants wide receiver again attracted unwanted attention due to his inability to control his emotions during Sunday...
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Geno Smith deletes Instagram post possibly critical of Jets

Geno Smith had a front-row seat to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s disastrous six-interception performance during the New York Jets’ 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The Jets backup quarterback then appeared to take a shot at the team’s starter with a seemingly sardonic post to Instagram that has since been deleted. Smith took to the social media site Wednesday and posted...
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Danny Willett’s brother calls U.S. golf fans ‘pudgy,' ‘brainless’

The rhetoric heading into this week’s Ryder Cup has been cranked up to a contentiously fever pitch thanks to the brother of Euro player Danny Willett. In a piece published by National Club Golfer entitled, “I ain’t partisan, he’s my brother,” Pete Willett unleashed a scathing screed at the expense of American golf fans, whom he refers to in different parts of the essay...
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Rams won’t let other rookie QBs’ success alter plan for Jared Goff

Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made it clear the team plans to stay the course with Jared Goff despite the relative success of fellow rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott. Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is sitting at No. 2 on the Rams depth chart. Despite current Rams starter Case Keenum’s struggles and the splashes made by the Philadelphia...
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76ers 'starstruck' by Will Smith's appearance at team dinner

Members of the Philadelphia 76ers were left in awe after actor Will Smith made a surprise appearance at a team dinner earlier this week. Smith is Philadelphia native who along with wife Jada Pinkett Smith purchased a minority stake in the team in 2011. Despite being a frequent attendee at Sixers games at Wells Fargo Center, players -- including Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil...
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Who wears short shorts? James Harden wears short shorts (pic)

James Harden turned contemporary NBA on-court style on its head by showing up to Houston Rockets practice rocking a pair of mighty short shorts. Harden. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/WLLlipuDVS — Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) September 27, 2016   Whether Harden’s decision to go retro with the short-shorts look — which certainly appears to be an uncomfortable one —...
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Is Jerry Jones exhibiting signs of quasi-man crush on Jay-Z?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has to be feeling pretty good about his team’s 2-1 start despite having to start rookie Dak Prescott for the injured Tony Romo. So instead of spending time lamenting over a tough loss during a radio appearance Jones opted to share a strange story involving Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z. Jones clearly has an affinity for the supercouple and apparently...
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Green Beret shares how he helped alter Kaepernick protest

Former Seattle Seahawks player and Green Beret Nate Boyer has shared how he helped persuade Colin Kaepernick to switch up his national anthem protest. Boyer, in an interview for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” that premieres Tuesday night, revealed details of a conversation he had with Kaepernick that prompted the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to stop sitting and...
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Matt Ryan’s wife takes to Twitter to mock weak block attempt

Even Matt Ryan’s wife found his weak attempt to throw a block — or avoid throwing one, as it were — during Monday night’s 45-32 win over the New Orleans Saints deserving of ridicule. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback clearly had no interest in throwing his body in front of 6-foot-4, 308-pound Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a run by Devonta Freeman. NOPE. #ATLvsNO pic...
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WATCH: Adrian Peterson sings upon waking up after surgery

Adrian Peterson admits he was “doped up” in an Instagram post that features video of him singing while emerging from an anesthetic haze following surgery last week. The Minnesota Vikings running back underwent surgery on his torn meniscus last Thursday and evidently felt compelled to sing a few lines from “The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin. A video posted by...
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Gordon: Mets 'first class' over handling of Fernandez tribute

The New York Mets were put in a tough position Monday by being the first team the Miami Marlins had to face after the tragic death of Jose Fernandez over the weekend. But Dee Gordon praised the Mets for how classy they handled themselves as the Marlins paid tribute to their fallen teammate, who tragically died along with two other men in a boating accident early Sunday morning...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick on six-INT performance: ‘It’s flushed’

Ryan Fitzpatrick is trying to have a short memory as it relates to his disastrous six-interception performance in Sunday’s 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets quarterback utilized a toilet analogy to describe how he treated his miserable game. “It’s flushed,” he said, via NJ Advanced Media’s Darryl Slater. “It was pretty easy to try to forget about...
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Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
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Ravens’ Justin Tucker raps about fried chicken in regional spot (vid)

Justin Tucker without question is one of the NFL’s preeminent kickers, but the work he did in a commercial for a regional convenience store may be his best work yet, on or off the field. The Baltimore Ravens kicker stars as “Rappin’ Justin” in a new spot for the Baltimore-based Royal Farms. And what does “Rappin’ Justin” drop mad rhymes about over some slick beats...
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Von Miller credits ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for strong start

Von Miller is off to one of the best starts of his NFL career. And he credits competing on “Dancing with the Stars” during the offseason as the primary reason. The Denver Broncos linebacker specifically cited intense and lengthy practices with dance partner Witney Carson as the impetus to a newfound aspiration for consistency. “Some of the practice I had with Witney is...
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