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Somebody Made A Huge Mistake With Jackson

Somebody Made A Huge Mistake With Jackson

You had to expect there would be fallout from the Aaron Hernandez shocker from 2013. Sure enough, there was. But who would’ve guessed that the team getting rid of someone would be the Eagles, and that the player affected would be DeSean Jackson...
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NFL Could Stumble With Plans To Expand

NFL Could Stumble With Plans To Expand

By all measures the NFL’s thriving. But it’s a short step from pleased and prosperous to fat, dumb and happy.   NBA owner Mark Cuban, never afraid to start a controversy, came out last week with a few interesting observations about the NFL...
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Grading Every Last Thing In NFL Gets An F

Grading Every Last Thing In NFL Gets An F

Way back when newspapers reigned supreme and broadcast journalists took their cues from their print brethren, news came when papers were delivered and TV and radio generally played catch-up. That seems like such a long time ago...
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Where Does Seattle's Defense Rank Among All-Time Greats?

Where Does Seattle's Defense Rank Among All-Time Greats?

The Seahawks’ 43-8 dismantling of Denver should at least put them into the debate for best defensive team ever. (Here I think the entire postseason -- but not the regular season -- should be considered.) This should get the juices flowing...
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Seattle Dominates Denver In Super Bowl ZZZ

Seattle Dominates Denver In Super Bowl ZZZ

The game was settled long before the MVP trophy winner was.  We were pretty sure at halftime, when it was 22-0, that the outcome was settled. We knew for certain after the opening play of the second half made it 29-0...
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Lessons The Ice Bowl Can Teach Us This Week

Lessons The Ice Bowl Can Teach Us This Week

The best-known bad-weather game, and the frequent mention by sportscasters and seen in highlights, is the iconic Ice Bowl in December 1967. We all knew a few things about it. It was bitterly cold...
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