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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:44 am

Ten minute video well worth your time (as opposed to watching news about the NFL kneelers)

Carson Wentz, the Dutch Destroyer and a dream come true.

http://www.espn.com/blog/philadelphia-e ... -come-true
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:32 am

Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker

Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Luke Elliott to a head injury, and the Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East with a 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/game?gameId=400951817
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Ryan Shazier won't need surgery, will remain in hospital after suffering scary back injury

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and a CT scan at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering a back injury in a collision with Cincinnati Bengals receiver Josh Malone early in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 win Monday night. Shazier left the stadium in an ambulance.

Shazier's injury will not require surgery at this time, and he will stay overnight to continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the team announced.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2166 ... ack-injury
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:42 pm

Eagles confirm Carson Wentz has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the regular season and the postseason, coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday.

Wentz suffered the injury in Sunday's victory over the Los Angeles Rams and underwent an MRI on Monday morning.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2173 ... est-season

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Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:59 pm

What you need to know about a potential Carolina Panthers sale

The Carolina Panthers are for sale. It happened quickly and surprised many, and the circumstances are wholly unique in NFL history. The news also has prompted a slew of questions.

http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post ... thers-sale
stark
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:11 pm

NFL PLAYOFF LINES
KC -8 hosting Tennessee
LA Rams -6 hosting Atlanta
Jags -8 hosting Buffalo
New Orleans -6.5 hosting Carolina
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm

Brees, Saints Lend Old Friends a Helping Hand
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, owes a big debt to the NFL this week–specifically New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Thanks to the Big Ten record-holder–whose team will kick-off against the Carolina Panthers in the first NFL Wild Card Round this Sunday–one of Old Friends’s retired mares was able to have a life-saving operation.

When one of its residents, Misszoey Belle, a now 13-year-old mare, showed sudden and severe signs of a gastrointestinal disorder in mid-December, it was quickly determined that surgery was her only chance for survival. A hard-knocker on the track, Misszoey Belle had 74 starts and seven wins, earning only $70,000 in her career and racing until she was eight. After her final start, she was bought back by her breeder, John C. Oxley and retired to Old Friends.

The mare was rushed to Park Equine Clinic in Lexington, which usually provides Old Friends with cost-free veterinary care. But an equine surgeon was not available, so the clinic called in Dr. Christopher Johnson, whose Equine Surgical Services is located in nearby Versailles, KY. She underwent surgery to repair a very serious intestinal obstruction known as an epiploic foramen entrapment. Her life spared, Misszoey Belle returned to Old Friends a few days later and is now recovering well with an excellent prognosis.

Discovering that the mare was an Old Friends retiree, Dr. Johnson offered to waive his fee. But knowing that he was a huge Saints fan, Old Friends resident veterinarian Dr. Bryan Waldridge offered Johnson a concession: How about an autographed football?

“I went to high school in New Orleans, so I have been a Saints fan as long as I’ve been alive,” says Johnson.

Luckily, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is also a well-known racehorse owner, and one of his former runners, Saint Aloysius, was retired to Old Friends after suffering a career-ending injury last year. Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen made a call to the Saints’ office and Brees was kind enough to help out.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/br ... lping-hand
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Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:32 am

NOLA-Pittsburgh Super Bowl Please!
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 am

Rams' resurgent season ends early with loss to Falcons

http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-ra ... to-falcons

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Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry fuel rally, first Titans playoff win since '03

http://www.espn.com/blog/tennessee-tita ... n-since-03

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm

Drew Brees reminds why an undersized QB will go down as an NFL giant

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2199 ... a-panthers

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Lack of playmakers, inability to beat Saints will define Panthers' season

http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panth ... ers-season

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Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Guess nobody told the Jaguars they were supposed to lose today. If someone had told me in August that Jax would be in the AFC Championship game, I would have told them they were smoking crack.
stark
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Monday Night Football
Who would you like to hear replace Jon Gruden?

Steve Young: +250
Why it would work: The favorite for the gig. Already part of the Monday Night Football Countdown program on ESPN. Ex-QB. Smart. Likely a more natural fit with the reserved Sean McDonough.

Why it wouldn’t: If ESPN wants a personality to follow Gruden, Young may be too dry for the role.


Matt Hasselbeck: +350
Why it would work: Ready for a bump at ESPN after years of studio shows. Played for great coaches and offensive minds, giving him an edge to break down the most important part of football.

Why it wouldn’t: Despite a good run as a starting quarterback in the NFL, Hasselbeck isn’t a huge name.

Kurt Warner: +500
Why it would work: Next man up at NBC? When Cris Collinsworth missed a couple of late-season games, Warner filled in. If ESPN wants to snatch the heir-apparent to the lead analyst role, here’s the chance.

Why it wouldn’t: Very dependent on his play-by-play partner to set up points and thoughts. If ESPN goes a different direction with McDonough’s spot, Warner could be perfect with the right partner.


Tim Tebow: +750
Why it would work: People will watch. Tebow is a natural on television, but isn’t great describing x’s and o’s. If ESPN wants to generate headlines, this works.

Why it wouldn’t: Lacks experience breaking down the NFL. Would make more sense calling SEC games.


Louis Riddick: +800
Why it would work: Smart, rising name in the business. Ex-front office leader could bring a unique view on team building.

Why it wouldn’t: Seems poised to jump at the opportunity to run a team. If given the gig, Riddick could leave it within a year or two.

Rex Ryan: +900
Why it would work: Bombastic. Loud. Great at dissecting film. Could bring a defensive mind into the booth, opposite of what Gruden was. Good talker. Great with relationships.

Why it wouldn’t: Broadcasts, like his press conferences, could become a sideshow.

Ronde Barber: +1000
Why it would work: Solid broadcaster. Ex-great defensive back. Probably working one notch below where he should at FOX.

Why it wouldn’t: Does Ronde Barber bring enough juice to the booth?

Ron Jaworski: +1000
Why it would work: ESPN is reportedly still paying him to not work after last year’s cuts.

Why it wouldn’t: If all games were Eagles games, this would be a home run. I’m not sure Jaws pops to, say, a Vikings-Packers audience in 2018.

Randy Moss: +1250
Why it would work: Huge name. Cut his teeth at the rival Fox Sports. Would bring a unique player perspective to the booth.

Why it wouldn’t: Despite how good Moss is on television, there’s been a resistance to make him the face of a network.

http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018 ... ds_on.html
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Amazing, entertaining win for the Vikings, fun to watch!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm

Patriots -9 hosting Jags
Vikings -3.5 at Eagles

what say you?
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am

Case Keenum and Nick Foles: A tale of two QBs reunited as Vikings, Eagles set to clash

At least Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has a sense of humor.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 041833001/
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 pm

Old Man Brady pulls a Zenyatta! :lol:
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:21 am

Pat Shurmur named head coach of Giants

The New York Giants hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the 18th head coach in Giants history on Monday afternoon.

Shurmur has a strong history of working with and developing quarterbacks. He succeeds Ben McAdoo, who was fired last month with four games remaining in a 3-13 season.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Shurmur received a five-year contract.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2218 ... se-history
stark
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Super Bowl Predictions......

Phil 27
NE 24

What say you?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/wh ... HL?ocid=se
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:49 pm

I say the commercials will be more interesting than the game itself. :P :lol:
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm

I want a nice stress-free game but at this point I know better than to expect or hope for one.
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