Landon Cohen Goes From Parking Cars to the Super Bowl in Less Than a Month

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January 28, 2015

Never heard of Landon Cohen? Most people hadn’t . . . until this week. Here’s more on the story from Yahoo Sports: As most fantasies go, Cohen’s January has been the definition of awesome. Four weeks ago, he and two lifelong friends were running their valet service in Spartanburg, S.C. One workout and a few phone calls later, the journeyman defensive tackle landed with the Seattle Seahawks, despite not having…

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Numberfire: How Often Are Successful Quarterbacks Drafted After the First Round?

January 27, 2015

Good question. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the answer from our friends at NumberFire.com. Here’s an excerpt from their latest article: Tom Brady and Russell Wilson are part of a dying breed. That breed, surprisingly, is not quarterbacks with immaculate hair. Rather, it’s quarterbacks drafted after the first round who find success in the NFL. Last year, we did a study of how important it was to draft a quarterback in…

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New England Patriots 2014 Season Review: An Unbelievable Streak

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January 25, 2015

From out friends at Numberfire: How incredible was the Patriots winning streak toward the end of the season? They looked like chumps early on, but then . . . something happened. Here’s more from New England Patriots 2014 Season Review: An Unbelievable Streak: It’s amazing, really. Since 2001, the New England Patriots have reached nine AFC Championships, have failed to make the playoffs twice and, after next Sunday, will have…

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The Real DeflateGate Legacy: An Asterisk Next to the “Patriots Era”

January 25, 2015

Major League Baseball will always have to live with the asterisk next to the stats bulked-up players compiled during the “steroid era.” Now the National Football League will have to live with any records set during the “Patriots Era” lasting from about 2002 until at least 2015 . . . maybe longer. My proof? Well, first you should read the book SpyGate by Bryan O’Leary to get a bit of…

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2014: An NFL Season that Super Bowl Predictors Would Like to Forget

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December 1, 2014

There have been a lot of great games so far in the 2014 NFL season, and week 13 was no exception. Green Bay held off New England, Denver pounced on Kansas City, and New Orleans smothered Pittsburgh. What’s frustrating to many is that, just when the Super Bowl picture starts to look clearer, you have games like you did the past few weeks. Denver loses to St. Louis, Dallas loses…

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What are the expectations for the Ravens this season, are they are going to improve after a lower 2013 season?

How soon NFL fans forget. It was just 2012 season that the Baltimore Ravens went 10-6 in the regular season, marched through the AFC playoffs and won the Super Bowl 34-31 against a favored San Francisco 49er team. Joe Flacco got a big new contract in the off season and–for a while, at least–there was talk about another NFL dynasty.  Of course, within weeks linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and other…

August 18, 2014
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The Funny Sports Meme

July 23, 2014

You can’t do anything on the internet nowadays without coming across some sort of meme somewhere. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as memes provide great humour, whether laugh-out-loud, dry or sarcastic. A good meme can brighten your day, no matter what the subject. So to give you all some comic relief, we’ve found the top funniest sports memes: 1. The Lookalike Meme There’s no denying a great (or…

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Report: Toronto Raptors Mascot Out for Season

You know professional sports are getting dangerous when even the mascots can blow an Achilles tendon. Here’s more from NESN: Before a regular-season game has been played, the Raptors have learned that their mascot — creatively named “The Raptor” — will miss the entire season after blowing out his Achilles. Coach Dwane Casey‘s daughter was devastated, and we’re sure little Raptors fans everywhere will be disappointed not to see the…

October 11, 2013
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NFL Futures for Teams, Players Change in an Instant With Browns Trade of Trent Richardson to Colts

It seems to have come out of nowhere. News broke late today that the Cleveland Browns had traded their star young running back, Trent Richardson (the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft), to the Indianapolis Colts for a first round draft pick.  And this comes on the heels of another announcement today that already sent Browns fans (and fantasy football players) for a loop: that third string quarterback Brian…

September 18, 2013
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15 Hottest MLB All-Star WAGS of 2013

July 19, 2013

Just in time to heat things up for the summer. At right, #8, Lindsay Clubine, wife of Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz. Well, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game is over, and we’ve covered the event from a number of angles this year. We’ve talked about the Home Run Derby and the supposed derby curse. We’ve talked about the changes MLB could make to ensure the ASG remains the best such…

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Great-Grandpa, 68, Wins World Series of Poker Senior Event on First Try

June 18, 2013

Well, the first question always is: is poker a sport? If they cover it live on ESPN, then it’s a sport in my book. And there are also a lot of great characters in poker, like any great sport. You also have to have some great underdog stories like that of 68-year-old Kenneth Lind, a retired Army officer and great grandfather. Since he retired, Lind has had some extra time to…

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