Football

May 09, 2020

Monday Night Football Waives Tessitore, McFarland: ESPN is not keeping Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on Monday Night Football next season. The shortlist of replacements includes Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.

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CFL Commissioner Says Season Likely to Be Cancelled: Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie told a government committee Thursday that the league's 2020 season is "very much in jeopardy" and cancellation is likely. He requested up to $150 million in government assistance for the CFL, which makes most of its revenue from ticket sales. The league's teams lost $20 million last year.

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April 25, 2020

49ers Get Trent Williams, Lose Joe Staley to Retirement: After San Francisco acquired Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams for a 2020 fifth-round pick and 2021 third-round pick, news broke that longtime 49ers left tackle Joe Staley is retiring at age 35 for health reasons. He told the team his plans ahead of the draft.

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April 23, 2020

2020 NFL Draft: For the first time in over a month, a live sporting event of significance is airing on television: the NFL Draft.

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April 05, 2020

Record-Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies: Tom Dempsey, who held the record for the NFL's longest field goal at 63 yards from 1970 to 2013, died Saturday at a retirement home in New Orleans from complications of coronavirus. He was 73. Dempsey was an unlikely record breaker, using an old-school, straight-ahead kicking style and missing the toes on his right foot. He set the record on the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions in the final seconds of the game. It was 7 yards longer than the previous mark set by Bert Rechichar. It was broken by Matt Prater's 64-yarder in Denver.

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March 19, 2020

Los Angeles Rams Release Todd Gurley: To avoid paying him $10.5 million in guaranteed money, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley. In his five seasons with the team, the 25-year-old Gurley rushed for 5,404 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. He's tied with Marshall Faulk for the most rushing TDs in team history. Gurley's production waned last season and doubt increased about the health of his knee.

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March 18, 2020

NFL Offers Game Pass for Free Through May 31: If you'd like to rewatch NFL games from the past ten years, the NFL is making Game Pass free for the next 10 weeks. The archive includes the playoffs, Super Bowl and preseason.

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March 17, 2020

Tom Brady Says Goodbye to New England Patriots: Tom Brady posted a goodbye letter Tuesday to the only team he's played for in his legendary 20-year NFL career. "I wanted to say thank you to all of the incredible fans and Patriots supporters," it began. He didn't say which team he's signing for.

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March 15, 2020

NFL Players Approve New CBA Through 2030: The NFL Players Association voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league that extends through at least 2030. The CBA expands the regular season to 17 games and expands the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams, among many other provisions. Players still aren't getting 50% of league revenue. It bumps from 47% to 48.5% after the 17-game season begins.

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February 23, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Jagsnumberone: The chads are no longer hanging. The scores have been tallied and the winner of the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em is Jagsnumberone in a tiebreaker over Bender. The coveted Costanza goes to Rumple, who heroically dug out from a -20 score after wild card weekend. Jagsnumberone, you must now end our community's NFL pick 'em season with the choosing of the pants.

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XFL Has First Kick Return TD Under New Rules: As part of efforts across football to make kickoffs less dangerous, the fledgling XFL football league has different kickoff rules than the NFL. Both teams line up five yards apart in the receiving half at the 30- and 35-yard-lines and keeping still until the returner touches the ball. The league's first kick return for a touchdown occurred Sunday when Joe Powell of the St. Louis Battlehawks ran 90 yards against the New York Guardians.

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February 02, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36: Down 10 points with 6:13 remaining in the game, the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl 0x36, 50 years after the team won the NFL's ultimate game. Patrick Mahomes was named the game's MVP.

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January 31, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition: The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x36. For the chance to don the pants of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 10 prop bets and a tiebreaker. In the pick 'em, bender leads with 81, followed by cixelsyd with 73 and jagsnumberone with 71.

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January 18, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round: The NFL conference championships begin at 3:05 p.m. Eastern Sunday. The Titans face the Chiefs and Packers face the 49ers. Make your picks in our pick 'em.

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January 15, 2020

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday. Kuechly, defensive rookie of the year in 2012 and defensive player of the year in 2013, has the most tackles in the league since he entered it. He's suffered numerous concussions and leaves two more years of a $10 million salary on the table. "I still want to play, but I don't think it's the right decision," he said.

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January 10, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round: The NFL playoff divisional round this weekend features Vikings at Saints and Titans at Ravens on Saturday followed by Texans at Chiefs and Seahawks at Packers on Sunday. In our Playoff Pick 'Em, Boaz opens in the lead at 25, followed by a two-way tie at 23 between gridironarizona and jagsnumberone. Make your picks.

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January 05, 2020

Seahawks Beat Eagles After Carson Wentz Leaves with Concussion: The hard-luck football life of Carson Wentz continues. In his first playoff game, Wentz left the Eagles/Seahawks divisional round game in the first quarter after a blow to the head that gave him concussion symptoms. The Eagles brought 40-year-old backup Josh McCown in for his first playoff start and were miraculously within 8 points of Seattle with two minutes remaining only 10 yards from the end zone. But McCown was sacked on fourth down and Seattle won 17-9.

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Vikings Beat Saints as Huge NFC Playoff Underdog: No one can say any more that Kirk Cousins lacks a big game win. Cousins led the Minnesota Vikings down the field at the start of overtime to score a touchdown and defeat the heavily favored New Orleans Saints 26-20 at the Superdome. New Orleans had tied the game as time expired with a 49-yard Will Lutz field goal.

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Tennessee Sends Patriots Out of Playoffs in First Round: Giving up 184 yards on the ground to NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, the New England Patriots were upset by the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in their AFC wild card playoff game, throwing the media in full Tom Brady retrospective mode. Tom Brady, who will become a free agent for the first time in his career on March 18, said he's unlikely to retire. If he leaves, his last pass for the Pats was a pick-6.

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January 04, 2020

Texans Overcome 16-0 Deficit to Beat Bills: Down 16-0 at home four minutes into the second half before a crowd that booed them running into the locker room at the half, the Houston Texans rallied to score 19 unanswered points in an AFC wild card playoff game and defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime on a Ka’imi Fairbairn field goal. Buffalo remains winless in the playoffs since 1995.

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January 02, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7: The champion of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em has been crowned. Congratulations to Tron7, who won by only four points over second-place finisher Jagsnumberone.

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Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NFL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the four winning teams in the wild card round along with five prop bets. The first prize for the winner is absolutely pants.

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December 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition: The NFL's final regular season weekend features all 16 games on Sunday. In SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 is in first at 1136, Jagsnumberone second at 1112 and Cixelsyd third at 1048. Everyone else is over 100 back, a situation akin to Oakland's playoff scenario. Howard_T wins the week with 116. Make your picks.

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December 20, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition: Only two weeks remain to decide the winner in the 2019 SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. There are three games Saturday to begin the penultimate week of the regular season. In our contest, Tron7 leads new second place team Jagsnumberone by 27 with Cixelsyd behind by 63. Jags wins the week with 117. Make your picks, break out the locks and hope for the best.

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December 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition: Only three weeks to go in the NFL Pick 'Em. The Jets visit the Ravens Thursday night to start the NFL's fifteenth week. In our pick 'em contest, Tron7 scores a week-best 98 to take a staggering 50-point lead over Cixelsyd. Jagsnumberone holds on to third despite demonstrating unwavering loyalty to Duuuuval. Make your picks.

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December 05, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition: NFL week 14 begins tonight in a donnybrook of disappointment as the Cowboys visit the Bears. In our pick 'em, Tron7 keeps first place, Cixelsyd climbs into second 14 back and Jagsnumberone falls to third. Miami, Cincinnati and Washington win, breaking a lot of stone cold lead pipe locks. Tahoemoj wins a tough week with 70. Make your picks.

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November 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition: Week 13 begins with a three-game Thanksgiving Day slate of games: Bears/Lions, Bills/Cowboys and Saints/Falcons. Our top three remains Tron7, Jagsnumberone and Cixelsyd with only 18 points dividing them. Bender wins the week with 87. Make your picks and pass the stuffing.

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November 25, 2019

It's raining happiness in the 'Peg as Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought: After 29 years of waiting, after 348 months of heartbreak, after 1,513 weeks of despair and after 10,591 days of doubt, this can finally be written: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are Grey Cup champions.

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November 24, 2019

The Axe Belongs to Cal: For several minutes the students from Cal and Stanford stared each other down like a haka was about to begin. Then the game ended and The Axe was in Cal's hands again for the first time since 2009. This story from The Athletic explains the gleeful insanity of the video.

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November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition: Week 12 of the NFL regular season kicks off tonight as Indianapolis visits Houston in a battle for first in the league's most average division. Our contest has a new leader as Tron7 scores 114 to take a seven-point lead over Jagsnumberone. Grum@work wins the week with 118. Make your picks and don't ever use a helmet as a melee weapon.

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November 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition: Week 11 of the NFL begins tonight when the Steelers face the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. There's carnage up and down our standings, with only Rumple's 34 looking respectable. Jagsnumberone stays in first despite a -2 week, Cixelsyd keeps second 11 back and Tron7 third 31 behind. If you forgot to make picks you beat five players, including myself at -15. Make your selections.

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November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition: Week 10 of the NFL begins Thursday night with the Chargers at Oakland. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone stays in first with 675, but Cixelsyd wins the week with 70 and narrows the lead down from 41 to 24. Tron7 is still in third. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

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November 05, 2019

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call: A black cat interrupted Monday Night Football, running from the 50 to the end zone before heading into the tunnel like Bo Jackson. Here's Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call.

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November 04, 2019

These Browns are more disappointing under Freddie Kitchens than with Hue Jackson's failed run: The team is 2-6 after losing to a depleted Broncos team after preseason forecasts that had them making a playoff run. And then Browns' Whitehead released after 'unacceptable' Twitter rant.

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October 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition: The San Francisco juggernaut heads to Arizona Thursday to begin the ninth week of the NFL season. In a week of massive point scores, Jagsnumberone keeps first place with a second-best 141 and now leads Cixelsyd by 41. Tron7 keeps third 51 back and Cl wins the week with 59. Make your picks, prognosticators.

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October 28, 2019

Belichick Notches Win 300, May Coach Into His 70s: Bill Belichick said a decade ago he didn't plan to coach into his 70s. Now he's 67 and just won his 300th game, putting him 47 behind Don Shula's all-time record, and is having a rethink. "When I said it, maybe I didn't know what 70 felt like," he said on his weekly WEEI radio show. "So I'm not really sure if that's an accurate statement today or not. At the time, I didn't feel that way. Now that I'm closer to that age, I don't know."

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October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition: Washington visits Minnesota Thursday night as the NFL nears the halfway turn. In our contest Jagsnumberone keeps the lead, but Cixelsyd cuts the lead by six and is 22 back. Tron7 climbs into third. Tahoemoj wins the week with 77. Make your picks with the confidence of the New England secondary when Sam Darnold attempted a pass.

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October 22, 2019

High school cancels football season, fires every coach after suspended player suits up with different identity: A St. Louis high school has cancelled the rest of their football season and fired every coach on staff after a suspended player wore a different number and participated in a game.

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October 21, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers Are Mudders: "It takes you back to being a kid: You're out there, you're sloshing around and your shoes are full of water and mud. It's still a kid's game at the end of the day. Guys had a lot of fun slipping and sliding out there, but winning's always fun." -- Richard Sherman after San Francisco won a mud wrestling match with Washington

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October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday with a Chiefs visit to the Broncos that's a lot more interesting than it was two weeks ago. In our Pick 'Em, the top three remain the same: Jagsnumberone, Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Wfrazerjr wins the week with 68.

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