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Lifelong Bears fan pays tribute to Packers with ‘Cheesehead Bible’

Lifelong Chicago Bears fans may be the last people one might assume would be behind a religious text-inspired book celebrating the Green Bay Packers, but that’s what Pat Baker and his twin brother Terry did. Called “The Cheesehead Bible,” the tome features scripture, verses, illustrations and is laid-out like an actual Bible, with sections featuring Packer-inspired names like “Book...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose: ‘I’ve missed too many games’ for All-Star nod

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose finished seventh among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting but isn’t upset about it, insisting he wasn’t deserving of an All-Star Game nod this season. “Nah,” Rose said after Friday’s shootaround, via ESPN. “Nah. Just the year I’ve missed too many games. That was about it. Missed too many games.” After appearing in only 100 games over...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets to discuss new contract in ‘very near future’

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagan indicated Friday that the team plans to begin negotiations on a new contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, slated to become a free agent, sooner rather than later. “We’re going to talk to Ryan’s people here in the very near future,” Maccagnan said, via NJ.com, on WFAN radio’s “Boomer and Carton Show.” “We have time, obviously, before...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup destroyed by slap shot (pic/vid)

Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks experienced quite the scare — to put it mildly — during Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars when he was drilled right in the crotch with a puck courtesy of a cannon of a slap shot off the stick of Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski. Hendricks immediately crumbled to the ice after blocking the shot, inadvertently no less. But perhaps even more...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks warn Cardinals about turf ahead of NFC title game

Despite being division rivals, the Seattle Seahawks are doing their part to assist the Arizona Cardinals ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks had a lot of trouble with their footing on the turf at Bank of America Stadium in last weekend’s 31-24 loss to the Panthers. In a classy gesture, Seattle’s equipment manager elected to pass...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Denver brewery to set aside keg with lowered PSI for Tom Brady

A Colorado brewery is releasing a special new football-themed beer to commemorate the Denver Broncos’ spot in the AFC Championship Game. And if that wasn’t good enough for Broncos fans, the brewery busted out a Deflategate joke to troll Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Denver-based Spangalang Brewery will tap a new beer ahead of Sunday’s AFC title game that is called “Orange...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Decker’s wife: Tom Brady is targeted ‘because he’s hot’

The wife of Eric Decker went to bat for a quarterback who has tormented her husband’s New York Jets team for years by arguing that the reason Tom Brady is so scrutinized and ridiculed so much is because he’s attractive. “I think he gets picked on because he’s hot,” Jessie James Decker told E! News. “If it was someone else they probably wouldn’t be picking on him.” The Jets wide...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton on NFC title game pressure: ‘I don’t get nervous’

Cam Newton insists that instead of withering under the pressure of playing in an NFC Championship Game he instead aims to not only relish the experience but to thrive as well in the biggest football game so far in his career. And the reason he cited was simple: At this stage of his football career, he’s not affected by nerves. “I don’t get nervous,” Newton said Wednesday, via...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Teen rescues Russell Wilson Fathead from fire … after saving dad

A brave teenage girl who saved her dad from a fire — and then her beloved Russell Wilson fathead — was a guest on a recent taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” during which she recounted the harrowing tale of how she bravely rescued her father … and then a wall adornment of the Seattle Seahawks quarterback. The hero in question is 19-year-old Charlotte Heffelmire from Vienna,...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera talks with Shaq Thompson about profane video

Rookie Shaq Thompson found himself temporarily in Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera’s doghouse this week after footage surfaced of the linebacker profanely taunting the Seattle Seahawks and their fans in a Snapchat video. Following the Panthers’ 31-24 victory over the Seahawks in last week’s divisional round, Thompson posted a video to Snapchat, a video messaging app where...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald pens heartfelt tribute to Cardinals, Arizona

When one thinks of the Arizona Cardinals organization, one’s thoughts immediately turn to Larry Fitzgerald, who over his 12 NFL seasons became the team’s face, heart and soul. The veteran wide receiver wanted to express his gratitude both to the city of Phoenix and the Cardinals organization, and did so with a heartfelt tribute essay for The Players’ Tribune. In the piece entitled...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Andy Reid trolled by watch company over clock management

One of the constant criticisms of Andy Reid throughout his otherwise successful head coaching career is his underwhelming acumen when it comes to the issue of clock management. Reid’s inability to manage the clock with any efficiency during crunch time is being blamed for how the Kansas City Chiefs came up short in its divisional round showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get to watch...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Butterfinger, T.O. offer to pay NFL excessive celebration fines

Butterfinger has announced an offer to pay up to $50,000 in excessive celebration fines levied on NFL players in the upcoming conference championship games and Super Bowl 50. The Nestlé candy bar’s offer is part of its “Bolder Than Bold” campaign for the Super Bowl. And Butterfinger enlisted the services of none other than Terrell Owens — no stranger to over-the-top celebrations...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Williams delivers great line about marijuana on Twitter

Given his storied history with cannabis, it’s hardly surprising that former NFL running back Ricky Williams seized upon the opportunity to make reference to a recent report on marijuana from The Washington Post by delivering a clever quip on social media. Reacting to The Post’s report entitled, “Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all,” Williams...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly on role with 49ers: ‘I want to just coach football’

Chip Kelly quickly landed on his feet after his dismissal as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, being hired by the San Francisco 49ers. And for the first time since his ouster, Kelly on Wednesday finally addressed the sudden and arguably surprising end to his tenure in Philadelphia during his introductory presser with the 49ers. Despite several Eagles coming out and at...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban thinks NBA season should be extended 10 days

Many sports fans believe that once the NBA Finals finally wraps up in mid-to-late June, the NBA season has been exceedingly long, a war of attrition that begins in late October that ultimately results in basketball burnout after 82 regular-season games and drawn-out postseason. Not Mark Cuban. In fact, the Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner believes the season should be extended...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James on ugly loss to Warriors: 'Throw it in the trash'

LeBron James was still smarting on Wednesday about Monday's embarrassing 132-98 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Addressing the media during shootaround ahead of a showdown with the Brooklyn Nets, James cut open a vein and spoke extensively while addressing the potential baggage, the lessons learned and the possible ramifications of such an abysmal showing...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady won’t bite when asked about ‘CryBrady’ headline

Tom Brady has been through just about everything in his NFL career, so he isn’t about to let a New York tabloid’s mocking back page portraying him as a diapered baby phase him at this point. The New York Daily News was among the Big Apple’s dailies to post comical imagery portraying the New England Patriots quarterback as a crying infant after Denver Broncos players slammed him...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Gopher Glen Perkins gifts baseball team PS4 after Twitter request

Glen Perkins honored a request on Twitter from a Minnesota Gophers baseball player by gifting the team a PS4 for its new clubhouse. Being a former Golden Gopher himself, the Minnesota Twins closer notified the team that it would indeed have the the new gaming system soon enough. Gophers ballplayer Ben Humpert issued a tweet to Perkins’ attention asking for a PS4. @glenperkins how...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Designers offering help to Ben McAdoo with ill-fitting suit

Ben McAdoo’s first press conference as the New York Giants head coach was an otherwise successful affair -- save for the comically oversized suit he was wearing -- something that prompted widespread mockery on social media and elsewhere. As it turns out, the reason McAdoo’s frumpy suit — which had him resembling a “Stop Making Sense”-era David Byrne — was so ill-fitting wasn’t...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

John Clayton rocks Slayer shirt on ‘SportsCenter’ (vid)

It probably was only a matter of time and confluence of circumstances lining up just right, but ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton finally rocked a Slayer shirt — a sleeveless one, no less — during a Tuesday appearance on “SportsCenter.” A confluence of events spawned by Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook sporting a shirt celebrating the legendary metal band (as if he...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper salutes Kirk Cousins with ‘You Like That’ shirt (pic)

Bryce Harper has honored a fellow D.C. sports star by wearing a t-shirt paying tribute to a now-famous line said earlier this season by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Washington Nationals slugger posted a workout photo on Instagram in which he’s sporting a shirt bearing “You Like That,” a remark Cousins screamed after the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bradford’s agent asked Eagles for $25M a year

Sam Bradford’s agent reportedly asked the Philadelphia Eagles for a deal comparable to what top-tier NFL quarterbacks are receiving when he asked for a $25 million per year last offseason. Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, reportedly made the demand when the two sides were negotiating a contract extension for his client, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, who made an appearance on ...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul shares post-surgery pic on Instagram

Jason Pierre-Paul is expected to have two offseason surgeries on his right hand left mangled by a Fourth of July fireworks accident last summer. He underwent the first one Monday and on Tuesday shared a post-procedure photo on Instagram. The 27-year-old New York Giants defensive end struck a boxing pose to showcase a heavily bandaged right forearm. A photo posted by...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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