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NFL Week Five: Picks and Predictions

Week Five of the NFL Season is upon us and from a scheduling standpoint, it’s a rather odd weekend. Only one divisional game is on tap this afternoon as the New Orleans Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sunday’s slate of games features four intra-conference matchups and for the first time in a while, only one team goes off as a home dog this afternoon.  Some interesting...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Response: NFL Week 4

Week Four of the NFL regular season will come to a close later this evening after the Kansas City Chiefs host the New England Patriots. This also marks the end of the first quarter of the NFL season. As the fourth Sunday of the NFL season comes to a close, here are some rapid response thoughts of what fans witnessed Sunday afternoon. The New York Jets have now lost three in a row...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Rumors: Stop the Jim Harbaugh to University of Michigan rumors

Being a University of Michigan football fan has really required some resolve in recent years. The once proud and storied school has really struggled on the field in recent years and perhaps hit rock bottom on Saturday after losing to the University of Minnesota for just the third time since 1967. Michigan lost five of their last six games in 2013 and now has posted a 2-3 overall...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week Four: Jamaal Charles status upgraded

Fantasy football owners that invested a top first-round selection, if not the first pick overall in Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles can rest a bit easier this morning as they set their rosters. Charles suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago, an injury which can hamper running backs for weeks. While being listed as questionable this past week, Charles has now been upgraded...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon to start remaining 13 games?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already undergone their fair share of injuries in this young season. WR Vincent Jackson is ailing with a wrist injury. LB Mason Foster, DT Gerald McCoy and RB Doug Martin have all missed games so far this year. Add QB Josh McCown to the list. The veteran journeyman is expected to miss this week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a thumb injury...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Weather: Week Four

As we head into the final weekend of the first quarter of the regular NFL season, weather does not appear to play a major role in any of the contests played this afternoon and evening. Six teams are off this week as the league has it’s first bye week. Only eight games are going to be played outdoors on Sunday. A quick look at the weather map reveals a quiet pattern in areas where...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 4 Picks and Predictions

In the blink of an eye, we are coming to the close of the first quarter of the NFL regular season. Week Four of the season sees the NFL play the first of it’s dreaded International Series games, as the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins. Six teams participate in the first bye week of the year including the participants of last year’s Super Bowl, Denver and Seattle. Only...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of playoff contention after just three games

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers displayed their new uniforms for a national audience last evening, but they might as well have been wearing the creamsicle colored garb of decades ago, since their play was just the same. The Atlanta Falcons destroyed the hapless Buccaneers 56-14. Tampa wasn’t supposed to be this bad. The Buccaneers franchise has been adrift since the days of Jon Gruden...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Buffalo Bills have a new owner

During the course of the past few months, a suite of groups have been interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills franchise since the passing of founder Ralph Wilson. Some suitors included Donald Trump as well as a group of investors headed up by rocker Jon Bon Jovi. A breaking news story by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport suggests that the team is set to have a new owner, an owner...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season: Standings, Playoff and Super Bowl Picks and Predictions

Well football fans, we have finally arrived at the most blessed day of the year. The actual start of the NFL regular season. This past offseason seemed to slide by a quicker than most, but it was still filled with frivolous stories about player arrests, the non-stop discussion about a franchise name change and the media fixated on a player that admitted he was gay. That is all behind...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Football is back and so is Melissa Stark

We are nearing 48 hours until the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. This is a great time of the year. Fanatical fans such as myself have been waiting for the start of the season for months now. We’ve been teased with some offseason news along with some preseason football action, but on Thursday night toe hits leather and the games start to count. Along with the blessed start of the...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders name QB Derek Carr as the starter

In a move I suggested over the weekend, the Oakland Raiders have named rookie quarterback Derek Carr the starter for week one of the NFL regular season. Carr now becomes the Raiders 18th starter under center in the last 10 seasons. Head coach Dennis Allen had no choice other than to tag the Fresno State rookie as the starter right out of the gate. Oakland gave veteran Matt Schaub...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams claim QB Case Keenum off waivers

Shortly after trading for New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett, the Houston Texans decided to waive second-year quarterback Case Keenum. The quarterback needy St. Louis Rams quickly swooped in and claimed the University of Houston product off waivers. Keenum struggled this preseason for the Texans under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien, as reports last week suggested he might...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam not inked to practice squad, media continues to fret

This is the first time since the 2014 NFL Draft I have written any article about Michael Sam. I feel compelled to do so at this point because I am disgusted with the media’s obsession over the 249th player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Yes, he is the first openly gay player to play in the NFL. Is he the first gay player in the history of the league? I seriously doubt that. Does...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs hand QB Alex Smith $68 million?

As we grow closer to the eve of the 2014 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly handed quarterback Alex Smith a new contract worth $68 million dollars with $45 million guaranteed. Smith was entering the final year of his previous deal and was scheduled to make $7.5 million this season. Without a new deal in place moving forward, the former first-round selection could...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans give J.J. Watt $100 million reasons to smile

The Houston Texans might be in a rebuilding mode, but the franchise just handed out the largest contract to a defensive player in league history. Originally reported by the Houston Chronicle, and now confirmed by multiple other outlets, the Texans have made J.J. Watt the highest paid defender in the history of the NFL. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the formidable defender...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL News: Houston Texans acquire Patriots QB Ryan Mallett

During the last two NFL seasons, several trade rumors have surrounded New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. Just days before the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, Mallett is finally traded. New England shipped the Arkansas product to the Houston Texans in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft according to several sources. Mallett...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders to start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub?

The Oakland Raiders have been searching for answers at the quarterback position for decades while not reaching postseason play since 2002. It seems as if they might have finally found an answer. Rookie QB Derek Carr. Will Oakland head coach Dennis Allen make the right call and start him for Week 1 on the NFL regular season? The Raiders selected Carr in the second round of the 2014...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jacksonville Jaguars should start QB Blake Bortles, now

It has been tough to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan in the last few years. The franchise hasn’t seen post-season play since 2007, and fans have had to endure just 11 wins in the last three seasons. The Jaguars haven’t had a serious quality quarterback under center since the days of southpaw Mark Brunell. Until now. Enter rookie QB Blake Bortles. Bortles has looked ready to assume...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: How long before Kyle Orton starts for the Buffalo Bills?

The Buffalo Bills made a shrewd move in the final week of the preseason by signing veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. Orton had been backing up Tony Romo in Dallas but skipped offseason workouts while threatening retirement. The veteran journeyman was released by the Cowboys on July 16. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports the one-year deal with worth approximately $5 million. Because...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams must part ways with QB Sam Bradford

For the last five seasons, St. Louis Rams fans have been waiting for quarterback Sam Bradford to realize his breakout season. He starts the 2014 campaign on injured reserve after suffering his second torn ACL injury in his left knee. Given the severity on the injury and the salary cap number that Bradford will cost the Rams moving forward, the franchise should consider cutting him...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: RB Marshawn Lynch invested for possible assault

After ending his holdout July 31, Seattle Seahawks RB reported to camp with a little extra change in his wallet. It seems now from Seattlepi.com, that Lynch might need that extra cash for legal fees. Bellvue police are investigating an alleged assault and personal property damage case according to the website. If true, this would not be the first time the running back has had a run...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Cheerleaders spoof Arian Foster presser

It’s bad enough when your team is coming off a 2-14 season and you receive the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. It’s even worse when your team’s cheerleaders are ripping hard on one of your star players pressers. RB Arian Foster has an image problem and is a strange duck when it comes to dealing with the media. He is coming off a less than stellar season with the Texans...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton and Eli Manning dropping hot raps in new DirectTV commercial

New York Giants QB Eli Manning might have more Super Bowl rings than his older brother Peyton, but the elder brother lands some serious marketing deals. The prolific brotherly duo are no strangers to commercials on the airwaves. Peyton sells everything from Buicks to Oreos. The Oreo lick-off commercial with his brother is burned in my mind, quite disturbing. Well, as another football...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots QB Tom Brady calls receivers pygmies

There is little doubt that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is frustrated with the lack of offensive talent he has had to deal with over the past two years. Brady, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, has had little to work with in recent years. Despite a really bad start to the 2013 season. he helped to guide an over achieving offensive unit to the AFC Championship game. Little has changed...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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