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New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

on May 24, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Football, National News

NBC News   |   by Erik Ortiz The National Football League announced Wednesday that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand — or they can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty. Teams will be subject to a fine if a player disobeys, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at […]

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Deal with 49ers makes QB Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s highest-paid player

Deal with 49ers makes QB Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s highest-paid player

on February 9, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Football

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Thursday reportedly signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension, becoming the highest-paid player in professional football. Garoppolo received $90 million guaranteed in the first three years, the biggest three-year paycheck in NFL history. The deal is all the more noteworthy because Garoppolo, 26, has just seven NFL starts under his belt. He spent […]

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Eagles topple mighty Patriots, 41-33, to win first Super Bowl

Eagles topple mighty Patriots, 41-33, to win first Super Bowl

on February 4, 2018, 9:26 PM / in Football

by ALEX JOHNSON  |   NBC NEWS The Philadelphia Eagles came back to defeat the New England Patriots, 41-33, on Sunday to win their first Super Bowl and their first National Football League championship in 57 seasons. The Patriots boasted the top-ranked defense in the NFL, but they couldn’t stop the Eagles’s journeyman quarterback, Nick Foles. Foles, who replaced injured starter Carson […]

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From Colin Flaherty

on February 4, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Football, Opinion

Here’s all you need to know about the Super Bowl — When they come on the field, the Philadelphia Eagles will be listening to Dreams and Nightmares from their #1 fan, Meek Mill. Once you read the lyrics, you will be astonished at first. Then lots of reasons why the NFL is crashing will become a lot more clean. Hope you get a […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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Patriots and Eagles win spots in Super Bowl

Patriots and Eagles win spots in Super Bowl

on January 22, 2018, 8:00 AM / in Football

The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday advanced to the Super Bowl, which will be played Feb. 4. The Patriots came from behind to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20, and qualify for their 10th appearance in professional football’s championship game. Star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady entered the AFC championship game after injuring his throwing hand last week, […]

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How Alabama Won the National Championship, Drive by Drive

How Alabama Won the National Championship, Drive by Drive

on January 9, 2018, 6:24 AM / in Football

The New York Times Alabama went into halftime of the national championship game trailing Georgia by 13 points, but a switch to Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, at quarterback proved prophetic as he led them to a shocking 26-23 victory in overtime, throwing a 41-yard pass to DeVonta Smith to seal the win. The victory, which was as much a Georgia […]

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No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

on January 2, 2018, 5:52 AM / in Football

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pair of Alabama defensive players scored touchdowns 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, and the No. 4 Crimson Tide dominated top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game Monday night to give coach Nick Saban another shot at his record sixth national title. The third straight playoff meeting between the college football powerhouses […]

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Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

on January 2, 2018, 5:40 AM / in Football

By Ralph D. Russo – Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose Bowl and sending the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff championship game. Michel, who had a fumble in the fourth quarter […]

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Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after loss to Chargers ends 6-10 season

Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after loss to Chargers ends 6-10 season

on January 1, 2018, 7:04 AM / in Football

By Matt Kawahara   |   SFGATE CARSON, Los Angeles County — The Raiders did not wait until the new year to begin cleaning house. Moments after they lost 30-10 to the Chargers on Sunday to finish the season 6-10, head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters that he had been fired by owner Mark Davis. “Mark let me know that he’s not […]

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Ravens admit anthem protests have caused ‘noticeable’ issues, reach out to fans

on December 24, 2017, 6:44 AM / in Football, National News

By Zach Vogel    |    The Wild Card The Baltimore Ravens have surprised many this season as they have overcome a plethora of injuries to position themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. At 8-6, the Ravens control their own destiny: If they win their last two games against the Indianapolis Colts (3-11) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-9), both at home, […]

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Army Defeats Navy in Philadelphia ‘Snow Bowl’

Army Defeats Navy in Philadelphia ‘Snow Bowl’

on December 10, 2017, 6:02 AM / in Football

By Timothy Meads  |   Townhall In the 118th Army vs. Navy football game, the Army Black Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 14-13 in wintry conditions, securing the Commander-In-Chief Trophy for the first time since 1996. Due to the snow and wind, the offensive  scheme for both teams was played largely on the ground as opposed to passing. Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 21 […]

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Memphis, Mike Norvell agree to 5-year, $13 million contract extension

Memphis, Mike Norvell agree to 5-year, $13 million contract extension

on December 6, 2017, 6:26 AM / in Football, State News

The Memphis Commercial Appeal Mike Norvell agreed Tuesday to a five-year, $13 million contract extension to remain the Memphisfootball coach. According to two people with direct knowledge of the agreement, Norvell’s new contract runs through the 2022 season. He signed the new deal Tuesday. The extension also increased his salary pool for assistant coaches and football staff by $250,000 to $3.01 […]

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Georgia, Alabama join Clemson, Oklahoma in College Football Playoff

on December 4, 2017, 7:02 AM / in Football

By DAVID WHARTON   |  Los Angeles Times College Football Playoff officials Sunday named their top four teams — Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama — and set their matchups for the major bowl games. Now let the arguing begin. The CFP selection committee made the obvious choices when it placed Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia at the top of the final rankings […]

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NFL Just Lost One of Its Biggest Advertisers Due To Anthem Protests

on November 12, 2017, 6:56 AM / in Football
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Papa John’s Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales

Papa John’s Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales

on November 2, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Football

By Craig Giammona  and Eben Novy-Williams Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction,” Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain’s chairman and chief executive […]

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Ohio State overcame a whole lot to beat Penn State, thanks to J.T. Barrett and this defensive front

Ohio State overcame a whole lot to beat Penn State, thanks to J.T. Barrett and this defensive front

on October 29, 2017, 7:29 AM / in Football

by Bud Elliott    Ohio State beat Penn State 39-38 Saturday in an absolutely epic comeback. According to one model, the Buckeyes had just a 2.7-percent chance of winning the game with barely over seven minutes left. But let’s be clear about something: the better team won the game. There were so many things that went right for Penn State in this game, […]

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Georgia set for No. 2 after decisive Florida win

Georgia set for No. 2 after decisive Florida win

on October 29, 2017, 7:25 AM / in Football

By ANTHONY DASHER The Sports Xchange JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Own the burden. That was Kirby Smart’s message to third-ranked Georgia coming into Saturday’s game at EverBank Field against arch-rival Florida. While some coaches don’t want their team thinking about rankings, Smart took a different approach, challenging his Bulldogs to embrace the opportunity. That’s just what they did with a 42-7 […]

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

on October 10, 2017, 7:51 AM / in Football

Good Two weeks without here…. yet others were fired for doing the same. This part we don’t quite understand…. when there are plenty of talented men and women who are not so racially motivated waiting in the wings do you continue to maintain a group of racists. ESPN on Monday suspended SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks for what […]

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NFL protests grow in backlash against Trump comments

on September 25, 2017, 8:39 AM / in Football, National News

Since we don’t watch the games anyway, we have better things to do in our life, it makes little difference to us what the players do or don’t do. While most of these players have experienced little in life other than sports, their opinion means very little. Protests of racial injustice by NFL players spread on Sunday in defiance of […]

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