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An NFL Season Full of Ups and Downs

Almost a month removed from an agonizing loss by the 49ers to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game and the unsatisfied feeling of the end of the NFL season still looms. It ended for most NFL fans a little more than a week ago with a boring Super Bowl. But for me it’s been a little while longer. After a Seahawk, who will never be mentioned in this blog, knocked the ball away...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Season Kicks Off With Our Fantasy Draft

The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins officially kicked off the NFL season last Sunday, August 4th with the Pro Football Hall of Fame game. This was the beginning. It’s what everyone has been waiting for. Yeah, it’s not real football but it did remind us that real football is less than a month away. Although last Sunday was good, this past Friday night was even better. No...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Another NFL Season Comes to an End

When the last 4 seconds went off of the clock and San Francisco 49ers punt returner Ted Ginn was tackled, the Baltimore Ravens completed an impressive run down the stretch of the playoffs to win Super Bowl 47. It was a controversial win for the Ravens as they received a gift of a non-call on a 4th down and goal play where WR Michael Crabtree was held by Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, but...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVII Trophy Up For Grabs

The NFL strives to produce a league every year where every team has a chance to make it to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. After 5 or 6 games into the season, there are usually a couple teams that we all know don’t have a legitimate chance of making it to the playoffs, but the rest of 32 teams are in the hunt. Regardless of these few teams, the NFL usually succeeds of their...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Sack Leaders- Through Week 8

We’re half way through the 2012 NFL season and the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans are leading their respective divisions with records of 8-0 and 7-1. It’s always important to have a significant pass rush in the NFL, so it’s no surprise that both the Falcons and the Texans have players in the top 10 in sacks. Texans DE J.J. Watt leads the way with 9.5 sacks and Falcons DE...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Conan O’Brien to Blake Griffin Alley-Oop

As part of NBA2K‘s promotion of their latest game video game 2K13, which was released earlier this month, L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin sat down with Conan O’Brien last night and discussed the new game and the upcoming 2012-13 NBA season. The team at TBS did a great job of complementing their hilarious host by digging up some interesting photos of Griffin for Conan to show...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

An Incredible Flight

The birds flew high in 2012. Winning 93 regular season games, the Wild Card play-in game and getting within 1 game of playing for the American League title. The Baltimore Orioles season came to an end last week as they were knocked off my the New York Yankees in the Bronx in game 5 of the divisional series. The O’s battled all series long, which included an extra inning win in...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tough Week for the Ravens

As Dan Bailey‘s 51 yard field went wide left, the Baltimore Ravens breathed a sigh of relief as they were able to barely hold on in their 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Ravens were up for the majority of the game, but let the Cowboys come back in the final minutes to get within 2 points. If Dez Bryant‘s hands were a little more reliable, the Cowboys would have...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Verlander and Tigers Knock Out A’s

The Oakland A’s won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night when they came back from a 4-1 deficit in the 9th inning to beat the Detroit Tigers and force a game 5. After there win, there was just one problem for the A’s. They would have to beat Justin Verlander in game 5 to move onto the American League Divisional Series. Verlander has been the best pitcher in baseball for the...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Rams Cream Kolb and Cardinals

It was a tough night last night for Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb. He was harassed all night by the St. Louis Rams defense with the Rams sacking him 9 times and pressuring him almost every time he touched the ball. With all the pressure, Kolb had a so-so night throwing the football. He threw for 289 yds on 28 of 50 passing for 0 tds and 0 ints. He didn’t give the ball away, but...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers Loose To the Officials on Monday Night Football

The Green Bay Packers were supposed to be playing against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football last night, but they ended up against to play against the replacement refs as well and the replacements refs killed them. With the Seahawks down by 5 and on the Packers 24 yard line, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was intercepted by M.D. Jennings on a pass intended for Golden Tate...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Photos: Packers Loose To the Officials on Monday Night Football

The Green Bay Packers were supposed to be playing against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football last night, but they ended up against to play against the replacement refs as well and the replacements refs killed them. With the Seahawks down by 5 and on the Packers 24 yard line, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was intercepted by M.D. Jennings on a pass intended for Golden Tate...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: More Debacles for NFL Replacement Refs

It’s been a tough season so far for the replacement officials in the NFL. It seems to be obvious to almost every NFL player, coach and fan, who’s name isn’t Roger Goodell, that the replacement reps aren’t up to par with the currently locked out officials. We all know that the old officials made mistakes, but the amount of mistakes seemed miniscule compared to what we’ve...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Crazy Week 2 In the NFL

I bet when you pulled up ESPN.com or NFL.com Monday morning to check out the scores from week 2 in the NFL, you weren’t expecting to see the Patriots loose to the Cardinals or the Cowboys loose to the Seahawks. So much for the 13.5 point spread Vegas gave the Patriots or the premonition from NFL pundits that after their win over the Giants on opening night, the Cowboys were the...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: X’s and O’s- The Zone Progression Read

We all love watching NFL football on Sundays but few completely understand the complexity of what goes into ever single play on the field. The time and energy that coaches and players spend perfecting what actually happens during the games is unimaginable. It’s only those chosen few who’ve actually gone through the rigors of an NFL season as a coach or a player who really know...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Manning and RG3 Impress in Debuts

Making bold moves in the NFL takes courage. Whether it’s deciding to send an all out blitz on 3rd and long when you need a stop or it’s putting all your trust into a specific player that you feel can help your franchise win, it’s the bold moves that make or break a team. The Denver Broncos and the Washington Redskins were two teams who made bold moves this offseason and if...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

O’s Get First Blood in Yankees Series

The battle for the AL East division title started yesterday in a surprising place, Baltimore, MD. Yesterday was the beginning of the 4-game series between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. At the start of the game, the Yankees were 1 game ahead of the Orioles in the AL East. 3 hours,1 blown bullpen hold and 6 HRs later, and the Yankees lead in the division was no more...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: The NFL and The Boys Are Back

The NFL is back! It’s an amazing feeling to know that there will be football to watch on every Sunday, Monday and Thursday for the next 4+ months. The NFL season kicked off last night with the Dallas Cowboys traveling to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and neither team disappointed. It was a thrilling game from start to finish...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

A’s and O’s Keep Rolling

It’s a month a way from the end of the regular season in the MLB and two of the most unlikely teams sit atop the American League wild card standings, the Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles. Not only do they sit atop the wild card, they also are threatening to grab hold of their divisions. The A’s are 9-1 in their last 10 games and only 3 games behind the Texas Rangers...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Lockout in the NFL

Just when we thought the phrase, “NFL Lockout” wouldn’t be spoken for at least another 10 years, here it is again. Thank God that it doesn’t involve the possibility that the 2012 NFL season could be cancelled or shortened, but it isn’t good news. The NFL officials are the one’s who are now in a contract dispute with the NFL brass. The disagreement has to do with compensation...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Luck vs. RG3

The best thing about preseason NFL football is the fact that it signifies that regular season football is only a couple weeks away. It’s where the starters go through the motions for a couple weeks and the back-ups earn roster spots. The play-calling is very vanilla and games are sometimes tough to watch in the second half. A couple times a year there’s a preseason match-up that...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL QB’s, From 1-32

If there’s one person to rely on when it comes to knowing the NFL, it’s ESPN‘s Senior NFL writer John Clayton. Clayton knows the NFL inside and out. He’s affectionally called, “The Professor” and he lives up to his nickname with his studious approach to assessing teams and players around the league. In his latest article for espn.com, Clayton puts his brains to the test...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Madden 13′s Top 10 Defensive Players in the NFL

Over the past 3 weeks, EA Sports has been releasing their list for the top 10 players at QB, RB, and Receiver(TE and WR) according to their ratings in Madden 13, which is being released next week. In their 4th and final release they’ve unveiled their list for the top 10 defensive players in the game. Playing defense in the NFL is all about being consistent and making the big plays...
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Dolphins Name Tannehill Their Starting QB

The 3-man battle for the starting QB position for the Miami Dolphins is officially over. In his daily press conference with the media yesterday, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin named rookie Ryan Tannehill his starting QB. Tannehill becomes the 4th rookie QB who’s been given the nod as the starter for the 2012 NFL season. He joins Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Brandon Weeden...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Is Chris Johnson Back?

Who will Chris Johnson be this year? Will he be the running back he was last year when he ran for only 1,047 yds and 4 tds? Or will he bill the Chris Johnson of 2009, who was arguably the best RB in the league when he ran for 2,006 yds and 14 TD’s with s 5.6 yds per carry average. In 2009, he was the shifty back who would hit a hole and be gone. In 2010 and 2011 he just was just...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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