Football

October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition: Week 6 of the NFL season begins tonight when the Tampa Bay Bradys visit the Philadelphia Hurts. The contest continues to be led by tahoemoj with the ineffable rcade 22 back. The week is won with a staggering 125 by ic23b, who hit seven locks and had two within the spread and another exact. Whoa! Make your picks and never say anything in email you're not willing to see on the front page of the Washington Post.

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October 11, 2021

Raiders Fire Gruden Over Bigoted Emails: The Las Vegas Raiders have parted ways with head coach Jon Gruden after the exposure of emails in which he made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. The emails surfaced in an NFL investigation of workplace harassment that didn't involve Gruden.

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October 06, 2021

University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach to Purchase JNCO Jeans in the Future: A Northern Colorado football coach got angry during a game, broke a clipboard, chucked it into the crowd, and apparently hit a fan...because another fan was heckling him over "how small his pants were" So many things to pull from the incident: The coach? Max McCraffrey, offensive coordinator of Northern Colorado and brother of Panthers running back extraordinaire Christian McCaffrey. The object he threw? According to Northern Colorado's AD, it was a souvenir. The taunt that led to the throwing of the broken clipboard? Hey coach, maybe you should focus on how small your pants are, rather than breaking a clipboard. The play that led to the breaking of the clipboard? Panthers running back extraordinaire's other sibling, Dylan McCraffrey and Northern Colorado's QB, threw an interception. At the present, it is still unknown how many times the word "pants" is in the police report of the incident.

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October 05, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition: The Los Angeles Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks to kick off week 5 of the NFL Thursday night. In the NFL Pickem, Tahoemoj's lead narrows to 9 as Ufez Jones scores 71 to climb into second. Boaz wins the week with 79 without using any locks. Make your picks and don't disgrace the Jaguars organization.

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September 29, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition: The Jacksonville Jaguars return to primetime Thursday night to play the Cincinnati Bengals and open the fourth week of the NFL season. Tahoemoj continues to lead in our pickem contest with Rcade 18 points back. Moder8 wins the week with 101, hitting 8-of-8 locks. Make your picks.

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September 22, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition: The third week of the No Taunting Football League begins Thursday when the Houston Texans host the Carolina Panthers. Tahoemoj continues to hold first place in our NFL Pickem with NoMich 20 points in arrears. Tron7 wins the week with 108, hitting locks on the Browns, Rams, 49ers and Bucs. Nobody picked the Panthers over the Saints. Make your selections.

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September 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition: The second week of the NFL season begins Thursday when the New York Giants visit the quarterback-cursed Washington Undetermineds (Fitzmagic was dispelled by a hip subfluxation). Tahoemoj leads our pickem contest with 87 points, hitting all games but Steelers over Bills, Cardinals over Titans, Texans over Jaguars and Broncos over Giants. Make your picks.

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September 07, 2021

ESPN Simulates NFL Season 20,000 Times: The ESPN Football Power Index (not sure what that is but it sounds important) ran 20,000 simulations of the NFL season and decided to write about one in which the Jacksonville Jaguars make the playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks start 0-9, the Indianapolis Colts have the NFL's best record and the Super Bowl winner is a first timer.

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Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem: The NFL returns for the 2021 season Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their Gen X quarterback Tom Brady. The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is also back: Pick the 16 game winners and the margin of victory, locking any game to raise the stakes. First prize is a Wilson official NFL football.

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September 04, 2021

Who Holds the College Football Belt?: The College Football Belt website disappeared a few years ago, but the Lineal National Championship tracks the same thing -- the team that is champion by beating the last champion, just like boxing. Alabama has been the champ since beating Auburn last season and puts the belt on the line this afternoon against Miami.

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August 31, 2021

Patriots Cut Cam Newton: Former league MVP Cam Newton was cut by New England Tuesday as the team goes with rookie Mac Jones as the starter. Newton's preseason was marred by him losing practice time due to inadequate Covid tests -- which were only necessary because he was unvaccinated.

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August 30, 2021

Bishop Sycamore, Patron Saint of Football: Awful Announcing has the story of ESPN getting scammed into showing a high school(?) football game between a college football prep school and a completely fake school.

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August 24, 2021

Tom Coughlin: From Coach to Caregiver: Former NFL coach and exec Tom Coughlin has written a poignant essay in the New York Times revealing his wife Judy's decline from an incurable brain disorder. He writes, "I’ve spent my entire life preparing for some of the biggest games a person could play, but nothing can prepare you to be a caregiver who has to watch a loved one slip away."

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August 17, 2021

Mom, Dad, Let's Talk About Tackle Football: A public service ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

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July 01, 2021

The Washington Football Team Has Been Fined $10 Million For Workplace Misconduct: The nearly year-long investigation, led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, uncovered frequent instances of bullying, intimidation, and reports of sexual harassment.
Snyder: "I have learned a lot in the past few months about how my club operated, and the kind of workplace that we had."

posted by billsaysthis to football at 05:25 PM - 2 comments

June 06, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name: The CFL's Edmonton franchise has dropped a video to announce its new name and logo.

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Falcons Trade Julio Jones to Titans: The Tennessee Titans have acquired wide receiver Julio Jones and a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Atlanta Falcons for 2022 second-round and 2023 fourth-round picks. Jones, 32, has the best per game receiving yards average in NFL history at 95.5 yards. His salary is $23.05 million this season, second among wideouts. Tennessee lost wide receiver Corey Davis and tight end Jonnu Smith in free agency.

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May 25, 2021

ESPN Host Wins $300,000 on NFL Draft Prop Bet: ESPN Daily Wager host Doug Kezirian got odds as high as 100-1 at BetMGM on Tyson Campbell becoming the first safety selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, winning $297,800 on a series of prop bets he placed when the Jacksonville Jaguars took Campbell in the second round. "BetMGM vice president of trading Jason Scott declined to comment for the story."

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April 29, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay: Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Packers he doesn't want to return, ESPN reported hours before the NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers called Green Bay Wednesday night. The weirdest line in this story: "Rodgers also has hosted Jeopardy! and said it would be a dream to become the full-time host."

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April 08, 2021

Former NFL Player Suspected in South Carolina Mass Shooting: Former NFL player Phillip Adams is allegedly the person who shot and killed a doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and another man in South Carolina before taking his own life, a police source told AP. Adams played 78 games as a safety and special teamer for six teams after being a seventh-round pick in 2010.

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April 06, 2021

Jets Trade Sam Darnold to Panthers: The Carolina Panthers have acquired quarterback Sam Darnold from the New York Jets for a sixth-round pick in 2021 and a second- and fourth-round pick in 2022. Darnold, the third pick overall in 2018, threw 45 touchdowns and 39 picks in three seasons. The Jets never put much around him but he had a league-worst 40.1 QBR last season.

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March 22, 2021

Veterans Stadium Was His Home Field: A former lot worker at Philly's infamous Veterans Stadium has written a memoir about the three years he lived there. Tom Garvey wasn't speaking figuratively. The struggling Vietnam War veteran literally lived in a secret apartment he assembled in one of the facility's many nooks and crannies. His pad was 60- by 30-feet and the ceiling was 300-level seats. It had Astroturf carpeting, a bed, chairs, toaster oven, coffeemaker, space heaters and a stereo. "Everything a guy would want," Garvey said.

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March 14, 2021

Drew Brees Retires from NFL: "After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I retire from the game of football," Drew Brees announced on Instagram Sunday. "I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans." Brees departs as the all-time leader in passing yards with 80,358 and a Super Bowl champion after the 2009 season.

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March 08, 2021

Cowboys Reach 4-Year, $160 Million Deal with Dak Prescott: The Dallas Cowboys reportedly will fork over $160 million for four years to quarterback Dak Prescott and $126 million of it is guaranteed. His $66 million signing bonus is the most in league history, $1 million over what Russell Wilson got from the Seattle Seahawks. The deal heightens expectations for a 50-year-old franchise that hasn't reached the Super Bowl in 25 years.

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Daniel Snyder is the Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most Wonderful Human Being I've Ever Known in My Life: Dozens of Twitter users who joined in October 2020 are fulsomely praising Dan Snyder and Washington Football Team. "I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, @WashingtonNFL is doing what needs to be done in the @NFL," tweets Ena Cresmer, Kyong Rodan, Whittmore Gungor ...

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March 01, 2021

RIP Irv Cross, Pioneering Sports Media Figure: Irv was a pioneer who made significant contributions to the storied history and tradition of CBS Sports and, along with Phyllis George and Brent Musburger, set the standard for NFL pregame shows with THE NFL TODAY. He was preceded in the great pre-game studio in the sky a few months ago by Phyllis George.

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February 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos Looking at Buying Washington Football Team: Jeff Bezos is interested in becoming owner of Washington Football Team, according to documents obtained by Front Office Sports, a business news site covering sports. The documents indicate that Bezos' attorney spoke to an investment bank leading an effort to sell a chunk of the team and urge Dan Snyder to sell.

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February 18, 2021

Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Colts: Quarterback roulette continues in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and 2022 conditional second-rounder that could become a first. The condition is whether Wentz plays at least 75 percent of the team's snaps (70 percent if Indy makes the playoffs). It'll be interesting to see how much time Wentz holds a clipboard instead of a football during games that aren't too close.

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February 15, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem Champion: Rumple: After a Super Bowl in which the top three players all picked the Kansas City Chiefs, the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pickem has been won by the player who led in the previous round. Rumple scores 102, three ahead of Howard_T and 13 ahead of Ic23b, who picked the Bucs and scored 30. Tahoemoj claims the coveted Costanza.

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February 09, 2021

Rescue Dog Charity Begun by WTA Tennis Player: The NFL Pickem champion Truthhurts asked that a charity donation be made instead of sending him an official NFL football. A donation is being made to A Lending Paw, a charity begun by Jessica Pegula, a WTA tennis player and the daughter of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. The group rescues dogs and trains them as service animals for people who need them.

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February 08, 2021

Edmonton's Ex-Eskimos Have 7 Possible Replacements: After dropping the name Eskimos last year, the CFL's Edmonton Football Team has announced seven finalists in the search for a new name: Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Eagles, Elements, Elk and Elkhounds.

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February 07, 2021

Bucs Win Super Bowl 0x37: Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 upset victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, a game in which Patrick Mahomes was harried throughout by a fierce Bucs defense.

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February 05, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x37. For the chance to don the sherpa pullover of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 7 prop bets and a tiebreaker. In the pick 'em, rumple leads with 97, followed by Howard_T only 3 back at 94 and rcade with 87.

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The N.F.L. Had Over 700 Coronavirus Positives. The Seahawks Had None.: How did they do it? Corona virus can't melt steel beams.

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February 02, 2021

EA Sports is Returning to the College Football Game: EA Sports is going to release a new edition of NCAA Football for the first time since 2013. There's still a lot up in the air, including a launch date that won't happen this year, but the name is going to be EA Sports College Football. For now there will be no real college players named in the game, but that may change. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy said he's going to introduce legislation to allow players to license their names.

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January 31, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks: The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams have a deal to trade Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff, a third round pick in 2021 and first round picks in 2022 and 2023. New Lions GM Brad Holmes was the director of college scouting for the Rams. Both quarterbacks were first overall draft picks seven years apart.

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January 24, 2021

Chiefs Reach Super Bowl 0x37 for Chance to Repeat: The Kansas City Chiefs beat the scrappy Buffalo Bills 38-24 to advance to Super Bowl 0x37 as AFC champions. They'll attempt to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. The Bills took a 9-0 lead but fell behind 31-15 by the start of the fourth quarter.

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Tom Brady Leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 0x37: After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers never gave the ball back in a 31-26 upset victory to advance to Super Bowl 0x37. Tom Brady had the Bucs up 28-10 in the third but threw three interceptions to give Aaron Rodgers a chance for a comeback. The Bucs will be playing the game at their home stadium in Tampa.

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January 22, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round: On Sunday the NFC and AFC will decide their champions for Super Bowl 0x37 as the Bucs visit the Packers and Bills visit the Chiefs. In our pickem Tron7 has climbed into first with 47, followed by Howard_T and Tommybiden with 84. Howard_T wins the week with 48. Make your picks.

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January 20, 2021

Philip Rivers Retires After 17 Seasons: Philip Rivers announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons on the Chargers and one on the Colts. His farewell message ended with the words "Nunc Coepi," a Latin phrase meaning "Now I begin" he's been saying for years. He chose the retirement date of Jan. 20 because it is feast day of Sebastian, patron saint of athletes. Instead of the broadcast booth, he's going to coach high school football.

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