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Alex Reimer
March 28, 2018 - 10:47 am
I am more inclined to root for second chances than before. It would be hypocritical for me to take pious stands and rally for somebody to be exiled for previous misdeeds. That’s why I find myself more sympathetic towards Johnny Manziel than I should be. Manziel was given every advantage in life ––...
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Ryan Hannable
March 27, 2018 - 11:46 pm
It seems ever since Super Bowl LII, many have been speculating on when Bill Belichick will retire from being head coach of the Patriots. Not only does it stem from him being 65 years old, but the reported tension within the Patriots organization last season and the coach potentially getting sick of...
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Rob Bradford
March 27, 2018 - 10:25 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A lot has changed for J.D. Martinez. This was a kid, after all, who graduated Charles Flanagan High with just 175 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame, and the proud owner of one home run in his senior year. That was 12 years, 60 pounds and 152 major league homers ago. "I was a twig,"...
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Alex Reimer
March 27, 2018 - 11:35 am
All of the recent Patriots weirdness seems to stem from one burning question. How much longer will Bill Belichick and Tom Brady stay together? Josh McDaniels’ reasoning for his last-second return likely contains the answer. It remains the unresolved puzzle piece that intertwines with nearly all of...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 11:57 pm
Ever since the Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles, a lot has gone on with the Patriots and most all of it has been negative. It’s hard to remember an offseason like this for the franchise in the Bill Belichick era. Besides Josh McDaniels leaving the Colts at the altar and returning to New England,...
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Alex Reimer
March 26, 2018 - 10:52 am
Athletes who speak out about social issues are often chastised to stick to sports, or to quote Fox News host Laura Ingraham, “shut up and dribble.” But on Sunday, we once again saw that some NFL owners are the people who should actually heed that advice. Outside of President Donald Trump, Cowboys...
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Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 8:49 am
It’s now March 26 and there’s still no contract extension or restructuring of Tom Brady’s contract. The 40-year-old is signed through 2019, but he has extremely high cap hits the next two seasons. This year it’s $22 million and it will be the same next year, too. In the past, when Brady has two...
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Rob Bradford
March 25, 2018 - 7:29 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mookie Betts is 25 years old. It's easy to panic when you're 25 years old. Think about it. This is right around the time many humans believe they are due in defining themselves (even though that is obviously far from the truth). And it wouldn't be any great leap of faith to...
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Ty Anderson
March 24, 2018 - 7:43 am
Another chapter of Tyler Seguin vs. the Boston Bruins came and went Friday night. I mean that in the truest sense, too. Sure, Seguin recorded an assist, peppered five shots on goal, and even had three blocked shots in 20:36 of a 3-2 loss to the Bruins. But in what was an absolute must-win game for...
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Alex Reimer
March 22, 2018 - 11:29 am
The last few years have not been good for football. Suicidal ex-players keep coming forward to talk about their mangled brains and destroyed lives. The NFL’s dark history of suppressing concussion research has been revealed, with thousands of former players successfully suing the league for more...
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