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Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan

Governor Chris Christie was viciously savaged by his New Jersey constituents, among others, for having the audacity to watch the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday night with Jerry Jones. Christie was shown during NBC’s broadcast of “Sunday Night Football” fraternizing with Jones and watching the game from the Cowboys owner’s luxury box at Lincoln Financial...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets fan uses ‘Fire John Idzik’ billboard as backdrop for family Christmas card (pic)

It’s becoming nearly an everyday thing, but Thursday brought yet another awkwardly embarrassing instance documenting just how badly a considerable contingent of New York Jets fans want to see John Idzik, the team’s embattled general manager, given his walking papers. The latest example of anti-John Idzik antipathy comes from Jets fan Rich Nagle, who utilized...Read More The...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Santa Claus apparently a Clemson alum, sending letters to recruits (photo)

In what can only be interpreted as a major development this Christmas season, it comes as something of a shock that Santa Claus, old Kris Kringle, jolly St. Nick completed his undergraduate education at Clemson University. Not only that, the Tigers have enlisted his help in attracting highly coveted recruits to its football program. This...Read More The post Santa Claus apparently...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard kicks Nuggets mascot Rocky

Dwight Howard had a little bit of fun at the expense of a poor mascot during a stoppage in play in the Houston Rockets’ 115-111 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. Rocky, the Nuggets’ charismatic mascot, clearly was trying to annoy the Rockets center before the dreaded incident. As the mascot shimmied and danced nearby Howard, the Rockets...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles fan posts on Craigslist seeking help for team

It’s certainly not the first time it a disgruntled fan has played the wisenheimer and posted a snarky submission on Craigslist as a means to rip their favorite team, but a Philadelphia Eagles fan’s Craigslist posting seeking a new quarterback and secondary help clearly is one of the better listings of its ilk. The ad, “Playoff caliber football team seeks Secondary help (Lincoln...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kate Upton posts holiday greeting card with Justin Verlander via social media (pic)

The relationship between super-supermodel Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander officially has reached pseudo-marriage status. Why? Because Upton posted a quasi-holiday greeting card featuring herself posing alongside her beau to her Instagram and Twitter accounts. “Happy holidays! Loving my @expresslife coat!” Upton writes, making sure that she helps move some...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Radio host uses cancer-stricken fan meeting Chase Utley as comedic fodder (audio)

A Philadelphia radio host arguably may find himself in hot water — or at least a public relations nightmare — after cracking jokes at the expense of a Philadelphia Phillies with cancer who got the chance to meet Chase Utley during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old New Jersey native...Read More The post Radio host uses cancer-stricken...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton plays Santa Tuesday, returns to Panthers practice Wednesday (pics)

Cam Newton, still recovering from a potentially horrific car accident last week that amazingly only left the Carolina Panthers quarterback with two transverse process fractures in his back, played Santa Claus Tuesday, stopping by several Charlotte-area schools on Tuesday afternoon to spread some holiday cheer. Newton paid visits to the schools as part four-hour tour...Read More ...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Another "Fire John Idzik' plane flies at Jets practice

Another day, another embarrassing situation for embattled New York Jets general manager John Idzik. Making it consecutive days where his future as a Jets executive took a turn into gallows humor territory, another airplane flew above a Jets practice on Wednesday, with a banner trailing it calling for Idzik’s ouster. The banner read, “PENALTY FLAG DAY 12/21 FIREJOHNIDZIK.COM...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Flyers' Giroux wipe boogers on linesman’s back?

While there is no way to be certain — save for an admission by the offending party himself — it certainly appeared that Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux wiped his nose (presumably to extract excess booger-like substances from his nostrils) and then proceeded to wipe his hand on the back of a linesman. The icky incident occurred during Tuesday’s game against the Tampa...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Some Browns shunned Manziel during pregame

According to the accounting of events from FOX Sports’ Pam Oliver, some of Johnny Manziel’s Cleveland Browns teammates refused to high-five the rookie quarterback or acknowledge him during pregame introductions ahead of the team’s game last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Oliver, who worked the game as sideline reporter for the FOX broadcast,...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets pay tribute to late superfan Jeffrey Gamblero before game (video)

The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday before its game against the Miami Heat paid tribute team superfan Jeffery Gamblero, who tragically died Sunday at the age of 38. With his fiancée Kristi Evans in attendance, the Nets honored Gamblero’s memory with a short video tribute, showcasing how he would often dance in the aisles to pump...Read More The post Brooklyn Nets pay tribute to late...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on notion no one wants to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘That’s (expletive)’

As the 2014-15 NBA season was just getting underway in October, a story written by Henry Abbott for ESPN The Magazine made the startling assertion that according to his anonymous sources inside the league, most players would prefer to not have Kobe Bryant as a teammate and that he ultimately is responsible for the downfall...Read More The post Kevin Durant on notion no one wants...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' Conte willing to shorten lifespan for NFL career

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte made some rather sobering comments during an appearance on a Chicago radio station regarding the heavy price that some players are apparently willing to pay to have an NFL career. Conte, 25, in his fourth season with the Bears after being drafted in the third round in the 2011 NFL Draft, has had an injury-plagued career, specifically this season...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets owner Woody Johnson: Favoriting tweet calling for GM’s dismissal an accident

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson claims that a tweet favorited via his official Twitter account that called for the dismissal of embattled team general manager John Idzik was an inadvertent accident. A Jets fan posted a tweet earlier this week directed to Johnson that read, “@woodyjohnson4 you really need to #FireIdzik at this point....Read More The post Jets owner Woody Johnson...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cashman: A-Rod now Yankees’ full-time designated hitter

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed on Tuesday that it apparently is the team’s intent to have Alex Rodriguez serve as its full-time designated hitter, not as the de facto third baseman. The GM confirmed during a conversation with the Associated Press that Chase Headley, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Yankees this week, will be the team...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Devon Still took ailing daughter Leah to Disney World for Christmas (photos)

With the Cincinnati Bengals not playing until Monday night, Devon Still was afforded some extra time away from the team this week and took advantage of it by taking is four-year-old daughter Leah to Disney World. Leah of course is battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma and has become an inspirational figure to millions as she has...Read More The post Devon Still took ailing daughter Leah...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck baffles opponents with kindness

The kind of things football players say to one another on the gridiron during the heat of battle arguably could make the most foulmouthed sailor blush. So it is somewhat surprising that Andrew Luck, believed to be one of the fiercest competitors at the quarterback position, doesn’t use trash talk to get into the heads of opponents. Instead, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback kills...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out nets $24,000 at auction (photo)

The baseball used during a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox that ultimately proved to be the the final out Derek Jeter recorded during his 20-year Hall of Fame career netted some big money at auction on Monday night. The ball, auctioned off on the MLB Auctions website, reportedly landed a...Read More The post Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Utley surprises Phillies fan battling cancer on ‘Ellen’ (video)

Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old from Tabernacle, NJ, currently is battling Stage 4 synovial sarcoma. Her courageous fight against the disease caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres courtesy of her friends beginning a “#JulieMeetsEllen” campaign on social media. Kramer was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday. Knowing that Kramer was a devoted Philadelphia...Read More The...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady responds to Knighton's Super Bowl guarantee

Tom Brady on Monday attempted to downplay inflammatory comments made by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton regarding how his team would be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy when all is said and done. Of course, the presumption is that for the Broncos to even reach the Super Bowl the team will have to go through Brady and company. Instead of fanning the flames by engaging...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets backup cornerback has playbook stolen

New York Jets backup cornerback Josh Thomas took to Twitter on Monday to issue a public plea for the return of several items that some thief pilfered out of his car. Thomas, inactive for Sunday’s 16-11 win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, apparently left some of his luggage in his car and learned of the theft upon the team’s return home. Thomas informed the Jets...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

7-year-old ‘biggest fan’ of J.J. Watt sends Texans star autographed jersey (photo)

Houston Texans dynamo defensive lineman (and part-time tight end) J.J. Watt was on the receiving end of a role reversal recently when instead of fan asking for his autographed jersey, a delightfully confident seven-year-old fan sent the NFL superstar one. Anthony Tarantelli, a young football player, attached a note to his autographed, game-worn jersey. It...Read More The post 7...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckingham Palace absolves LeBron of breaching ‘royal protocol’

After being raked over the coals by the British media, LeBron James seemingly has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to the friendly gesture he made when posing for photographs with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Prince William and Kate Middleton. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge very much enjoyed their time in the US, including attending the NBA...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall on death of young friend: ‘It’s just another angel that God put behind me’ (vid)

When John Wall broke down on camera following Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics, it quickly became evident why the Washington Wizards star was so overcome with emotion. Wall had lost his “little buddy,” six-year-old Miyah Telemaque-Nelson had passed away earlier in the day after a battle with lymphoma. Wall and Miyah became fast friends...Read More The post John Wall...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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