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Michael Vick’s latest mistake

Michael Vick will be forever judged as a man full of mistakes. A star-studded NFL player who made wrong choices along his career path. Michael Vick’s latest mistake might be the biggest one of his professional career. After five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick had his choice between the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  At 34...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

TPF’s Hotties: Mirror Mirror, 69 pics you can’t miss

Mirror, mirror on the wall…who has the nicest ass of them all? It’s vital that we must not overlook the invention of the mirror. Especially when it comes to women and a camera. Where would we be without it? Camera or phone, it doesn’t seem to matter women love to pose and we love to watch. The mirror serves as the canvas as we snap the photo. Bathroom, bedroom, and dressing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks

With Peyton Manning closing in on becoming the all time touchdown leader in the NFL the debate of who is the greatest quarterback of all talk will spark. So might, as well get in on it, but my rankings will be different. They won’t be judged on stats alone but more on there impact on the game. Meaning if they were innovators, influenced future quarterbacks or brought more eyes...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The TPF Fives: Week 6 Rankings

It’s safe to view these Week 6 Rankings as a reflection of the week (and maybe a few games prior), more than a complete review of the team for the year so far. Why? Well, have you watched football at all this year? Most teams are floating around 3-3 and it’s been pretty hard to get a handle on the identity of anyone. Dallas beat Seattle, in Seattle! Oakland almost topples San...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks lack underdog edge in 2014

The Seattle Seahawks might not be the most talented team in the NFL on paper, but then again, they weren’t last season either. When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, they were different. Not different players, but different characteristics that propelled the team to the championship. The Seattle Seahawks are struggling with success and lack the underdog edge which motivated them...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow starts making it tough in Washington

To be a solid team in the National Football League you must get 4 quarters of play from all 3 phases of the game. Heck, even coaching and play calling should be solid. This is especially true when you are a young team. Starting slow will only lead to deficits and playing from behind early. This has been the case for the 2014 Washington Redskins defense. The Redskins are 1-4 on this...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

May the history of the National Football League remind you of the good

In light of stupidity, bitterness, animosity, avarice and outsourced violence, I wanted to bring back the history of what we enjoy: A Story of Football, very abridged, if you will. Say what you will about the movie Pearl Harbor, but Ben Affleck’s effort of machismo to sway Alex Baldwin’s character, a reference to the homage resonates, yes, but exemplifies truly.  Dave Anderson...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF Fives: Week 5 Rankings

The Week 5 Rankings are here! Five teams on the top, five teams on the bottom, and five more teams in between (in no discernable order). Like a 15 layer word sandwich. Some of you will give high fives, or the classic low five, if your team has landed in the top five. Some of you will have a five second, downtrodden head shake if your team has sunk into the bottom five. And the rest...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF’s Week 5 Rundown

Well, Week 5 didn’t make it any easier to figure who some teams are. In what could be dubbed “Comeback Week” in the future, this past Sunday was chock full of nail-biters. And just when you thought you could count a team out, somehow something would happen that kept things interesting. Like every week, I am not going to go through and pick apart every single game. Nope. You...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Media Exaggerates the Patriots’ Issues

Win or lose, there’s a permanent dark cloud over Gillette Stadium. That cloud is not Tom Brady’s frustration at not having the talented arsenal of weaponry possessed by rival Peyton Manning; or his brooding over the Patriots’ trade of longtime New England guard Logan Mankins, friend and stalwart in the trenches; or even his contemplating whether it might be time to depart the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones only sees green in the stands

Jerry Jones doesn’t see Dallas Cowboys Blue, White or Silver. You see, Jerry Jones only sees green in the stands. AT&T Stadium has a main seating capacity of 80,000 but is expandable to seat nearly 100,000 fans for large events such as the Super Bowl. That’s just one reason “Jerry World” is a disadvantage for Cowboys players. We’ve seen it each week the Dallas Cowboys...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick?

There is a discussion game I came up with called “Player Equations.” I like to throw it out there when with friends…“you don’t have any friends”…yes I do. My mom loves talking football. Anyways, the idea is to take two players, of similar skill-set, situation, or popularity and talk about who is greater than whom. Today, we bring up two players within the same division...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF Fives: Week 4 Rankings

Fifteen teams diced up and thrown together for you in this week’s TPF Fives list. It was a little tough to put three teams that had bye weeks into the Top 5, but hey, I still feel they are the better teams. This week’s wackiness didn’t yield any mind-blowing results for the Top and Bottom of the list, except for the fact that Arizona dropped out of the Top while another bye...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF’s Week 4 NFL Rundown

This season just seems to get more and more interesting. Nearly half of the league are 2-2 and only 8 teams have a winning record. Usually by Week 4 you have some understanding as to what a team is or isn’t. Every time I think I may have a handle on a team, they go and lose to Tampa Bay (you know who you are). That isn’t the extent of it though. Super Bowl contenders seem to...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL: Say Goodbye to London…. for good

For the NFL, expanding into London has been one of the main projects under Roger Goodell. The NFL has exported games over to London since 2007 and has seen an increase to three games this season.  While the NFL is bent on taking over the London market, it’s time for the NFL to realize nobody in the United States or London wants a NFL team in London. This weekend the Oakland Raiders...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL’s Unbeaten: Contender or Pretender

Then there were three, after a few weeks of NFL games we are left with three undefeated teams.  Each year the NFL has a few unbeaten teams early in the season that either will be considered contenders or pretenders as far as making a strong playoff run.  The three that remain unconquered are the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals, that are eager to show...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains is the early theme in Washington

Depth in National Football League is a commodity. All teams have depth. It is just whether or not the depth is talented enough to get by. Or is the depth talented but too young and going to suffer some growing pains? This is the early case of the Washington Redskins. Coming into the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins lacked talented depth at many positions. They blamed this on...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Football Addict: How to Cope

Every football fan/addict wants one thing… More Football!!!!! As the regular season gets under way, we get our fill with so many games going on at once, and depending on your TV provider, some are fortunate to be able to watch them all. What about after the final whistle blows? Where do football fans go once the confetti drops at the big game? After the end of the season, we are...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF Fives: Week 3 Rankings

I bring further love of lists to TPF with our Power Rankings. Except I do it a little differently. Instead of listing off all 32 teams and where they fit next to each other, I compartmentalized the project into “The Fives.” The top five teams, the bottom five teams, and five teams that are somewhere in between. C’mon you and I both know that all we care about is who’s on...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The real Denver Broncos showed up

The real Denver Broncos showed up. I was feeling uneasy about this year's defense, and I was right. The Broncos defense gave up 255 yards passing and 129 yards rushing against the Seattle Seahawks. These numbers are higher than the average the defense gave up in the 2013 season. Don't get me wrong, the Seattle Seahawks are tough and we know the last few years Seattle has...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL needs to change its overtime rules to prove who the real winner is

The NFL is the closest sport to being perfect. What is the one thing that is keeping it back from being perfect? Its overtime rules, how can college football get it right but professional football not? It is a million dollar question, that like the tootsie pop commercial says, ‘the world may never know.’ The NFL needs to change its overtime rules because in the Super Bowl rematch...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell is Spineless, comparing Vick to Ray Rice

The hypocrisy of the NFL clearly knows no limits as defined in the context of the Ray Rice controversy. I would like to state before hand that I, in no way, shape or form, am defending domestic violence or trying to blame anyone. I know there are a lot of things that go on behind closed doors that those that have never known domestic violence will never understand. With that being...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Struggling, Line to Blame?

Wanting to avoid the thought that the Hawks were struggling, Seattle needed a win heading into their bye week.I was on the road travelling, so I was forced to listen to the game on the radio. Initially I was excited, the hawks were playing in a devastating fashion that we have become accustomed to. “They are back!” I thought to myself, as I drove down I-5 between a baron stretch...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

TPF’s Week 3 Rundown

And here I thought Week 2 was wacky. Maybe Week 3 wasn’t “wacky” per se, but it wasn’t any less interesting. Have you looked at the standings yet? 13 teams are currently 2-1, and another 13 teams are 1-2. That means 26 teams are within one game of each other. Math bomb. “Geez Mike, we know how to do math.” Anyways, this week’s rundown turned out to be a little NFC East...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The not so special teams in Washington

Special teams are just that to a football team “special.” They are they aspect of the game that is not on the field for a majority. Special teams can win you a game and they can also cost you a game. In Washington, however, this seems to be the recurring theme. They continue to lose close games due to the play of their special teams. In 2013, the Washington Redskins special teams...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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