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Several Packers now devotees of 'Settlers of Catan' game

By Jason Rowan Given the amount of down time that exists for NFL players as they while away the hours in the locker room, in hotel rooms on the road and such, perhaps it should not be surprising that several members of the Green Bay Packers have developed an addiction to playing “Settlers of Catan,” a glorified board game that has become all the rage of late. The basic game...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots fan gets ‘Belichick yourself before you wreck yourself’ tattoo (photo)

A New England Patriots superfan clearly understands that when it comes to why his favorite NFL team has enjoyed a decade-plus run of success as one of the premiere organizations in the league, it begins and ends with none other than one Bill Belichick. Linda Holliday, Belichick’s longtime girlfriend, re-posted a tweet by Jeremiah Lucas,...Read More The post Patriots fan gets ‘Belichick...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets GM admits gynecologist quip ‘was in bad taste’

By Jason Rowan Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey learned a hard lesson this week regarding the sometimes-damning power of Twitter and how it has the lightning-quick capacity to instantly disseminate a slight social media misstep. Morey came under fire and suffered a some backlash as a result of a joke he cracked during a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday when he made a crudely...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Zoo named baby monkey after Stephen Curry (photos)

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry became the recipient in November of one of the most adorable honors that can be bestowed upon a professional athlete: Having a precious baby animal named after him. It was announced that a male Francois langur was born at the legendary San Francisco Zoo on Nov. 21. Post by...Read More The post San Francisco Zoo named baby monkey after...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy records first professional hole-in-one

By Jason Rowan Rory McIlroy’s charmed life — both on and off the course — took another upswing courtesy of a nifty swing with his 9-iron on the par-3 15th hole, sinking a hole-in-one during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. While it is believed the 25-year-old North Irishman’s first hole in hole-in-one came at the spry age of nine years old,...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Rose placed on Bobblehead Hall of Fame ballot

By Jason Rowan While the news lacks the gravitas and significance of say, had it been revealed that Pete Rose’s name finally had been placed on a more esteemed list, but the announcement that the man known as “Charlie Hustle” has been placed on the ballot for the Bobblehead Hall of Fame certainly merits some fanfare. Or not. But one thing the 73-year-old living legend can...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis attempts to clarify comments about Tom Brady

By Jason Rowan Ray Lewis, perhaps recognizing he ignited a firestorm with the curious comments he made regarding Tom Brady, has attempted to clarify his controversial statements. Lewis argued earlier this week during a satellite radio interview that Brady, in some respects, would not enjoy the Hall of Fame-worthy legacy he has built during his stellar career had it not been for...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 by NBA for absurdly awful flop (video)

In a decision that shouldn’t surprise anyone who witnessed or subsequently watched the egregious affront to basketball sensibilities, not to mention the NBA’s anti-flopping rules, the league has handed down a $5,000 fine to Charlotte Hornets shooting guard P.J. Hairston for the absurd flop he executed during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. The...Read More The...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady refuses to bite while reacting to ridiculous Ray Lewis comments

Tom Brady had every reason to fire back at Ray Lewis for the former NFL star’s completely ridiculous — and wholly inaccurate — assertion that the New England Patriots quarterback wouldn’t have such a remarkable legacy and Hall of Fame career if it were not his affiliation with the “Tuck Rule.” He instead took the...Read More The post Tom Brady refuses to bite in reaction...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Harbaugh tweet is so Harbaugh it should wear Dockers

By Jason Rowan Jim Harbaugh’s reputation as something of an overly intense character is well-known and well-documented, as evidenced by stories similar to the one that intimated he once “hunted” a 10-year-old kid in order to win a game of Laser Tag. Not only does the new Michigan Wolverines head football coach maniacally demonstrate his unbridled enthusiasm on the sidelines...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex on Sanchez reunion in Buffalo: I still got the tattoo

By Jason Rowan While it certainly wasn’t a confirmation that new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan would consider bringing in Mark Sanchez to his new team and facilitate a reunion with his former “Sanchize” quarterback with the New York Jets, Ryan did make a veiled comment that at least indicated he isn’t ruling it out. But what made Ryan’s comment amusing was how it involved...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat engages critics on Twitter, tells one hater, ‘Cry to ur mama!’

Marcin Gortat finally decided that enough was enough with all the bile, hate and vitriol directed at him on social media. So the Washington Wizards center engaged some of his haters on Twitter, in particular some Chicago Bulls fans presumably disappointed with their favorite NBA team’s 105-99 loss to the Wizards on Wednesday night. Gortat...Read More The post Marcin Gortat engages...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers reminisces about playing with Lynch at Cal

By Jason Rowan With their teams set to play in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers spent some time Wednesday reminiscing about being a teammate of Marshawn Lynch during their college days. Rodgers, in his final season with the Bears in 2004, spent one year at Cal as Lynch’s teammate during the running back’s freshman year. The Green Bay Packers quarterback...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick lavishes praise on Andrew Luck, says Colts QB has ‘no weaknesses’

With a showdown with the young and dynamic quarterback on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick left no stone unturned when trying to find ways to lavish praise on Andrew Luck, praising the Indianapolis Colts quarterback in every conceivable manner. In fact, in such high regard does Belichick...Read More The post Bill Belichick lavishes...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Smith considering taking up hockey during the offseason, apparently (pic)

Steve Smith, given his intense, sometimes uncontrollable, competitive nature, likely is still steaming over the Baltimore Ravens getting eliminated from the postseason in a divisional round thriller with the New England Patriots. The emotional wide receiver, always good for a quote, some smack talk antics or entertaining shenanigans, arguably is owner of one of the...Read More The...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on game week mood swings: ‘Sometimes I’m in a sh**ty mood’ (vid)

Despite being a savvy veteran and the fact that preparation and anticipation during the week ahead of games should be old hat to him, Tom Brady admitted Wednesday that still sometimes experiences a bout of nerves and finds it hard to reign in his emotions and regulate his temperament. “I just think there’s a high...Read More The post Tom Brady on game week mood swings: ‘Sometimes...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana company responds to Brady's Colts photo

By Jason Rowan While an old saying argues that “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” a shirt company based in Indianapolis wasn’t afforded that luxury and instead opted to deliver a relatively swift dose of comeuppance in response to a snarky social media post from Tom Brady. With the Indianapolis Colts heading to Foxborough for the team’s showdown with the New England...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks fan gets 'Back To Back Champions' tattoo

By Jason Rowan A Seattle Seahawks fan has so much confidence that his favorite NFL team will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy once again following the conclusion of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 that he had the bold proclamation permanently inked into his arm. The fan, identified by the initials “O.C.” on his Twitter account, apparently paid a visit to Fantasy Tattoo in Orange Park...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers offer $1000 ‘Timeless Ticket’ good for future games

By Jason Rowan In one of the most clever ticketing promotions in recent memory, the Milwaukee Brewers have announced the sale of 1,000 of the so-called “Timeless Ticket,” a voucher that allows a fan to gain entrance at Miller Park to any future Brewers game of their choosing at any future date, even Game 7 of the World Series. And while the price of $1,000 apiece may at first...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Romo break down in tears with his mom after loss?

By Jason Rowan Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys understandably were profoundly disappointed following the team’s heartbreaking — and controversial — 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. According to one eyewitness, the Cowboys quarterback was so distraught that he broke down in tears upon meeting his mother after the game. Romo, who spent a majority...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Bills coach Rex Ryan has a beer with Jim Kelly, attends Sabres game (photos)

Rex Ryan is making quick work of getting himself comfortable in his new environs as he settles into his new role as Buffalo Bills head coach. In one evening, Ryan ingratiated himself to the Buffalo sports community Tuesday by hanging out with local legend Jim Kelly at a bar and having a beer before attending...Read More The post New Bills coach Rex Ryan has a beer with Jim Kelly...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player, now a grandpa, has tryout with O's

By Jason Rowan In a quintessentially inspirational example of an athlete refusing to give up on his dreams, Mark Hendrickson is attending a Baltimore Orioles minicamp this week in the hopes of resuming his Major League Baseball pitching career. Hendrickson, 40, may be getting up there in years — as evidenced by the fact that he became a grandfather last fall — but after the...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Garrett wants to remain with Cowboys: ‘Absolutely, I want to be here’

Fresh off a heartbreaking and controversial loss to the Green Bay Packers, Jason Garrett indicated that hopes to remain head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. “Absolutely, I want to be here,” Garrett told reporters Tuesday, per NFL.com. Garrett and his coaching staff were operating this season in the last year of their contracts. Despite the...Read More The post Jason Garrett wants...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New Bills coach Rex Ryan welcomed to Buffalo with bizarre-looking pizza (pic)

The Buffalo Bills accomplished to land arguably the most sought-after unemployed candidate with head coaching credentials by hiring former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Monday. The great city of Buffalo welcomed Ryan, resplendent in a Bills cap, to town by presenting him with a pizza courtesy of La Nova Pizzeria. While the...Read More The post New Bills coach Rex Ryan welcomed...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Two NDSU players propose on field after winning FCS title

By Jason Rowan The North Dakota State University Bison football team obviously had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday, as the team won its fourth consecutive Football Championship Subdivision championship after beating Illinois State Redbirds 29-27 in the title game. Two players on the team in particular, though, have an entirely different reason altogether for why Saturday...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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