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  • Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm

    04/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 39 replies
    CBS.Sports ^ | April25,2015 | Shawn Crest
    Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp. "We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia. The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network
  • Tom Brady Sits Out Team Visit to White House

    04/24/2015 6:23:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 4/24/15
    ....“I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town, I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama said, referring to the team’s Deflategate ball controversy. He then looked at head coach Bill Belichick, who smiled and gave Obama a thumbs-down signal. “That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama acknowledged. But jokes weren’t the only thing missing; also notably absent from the ceremony was quarterback Tom Brady. Team officials said Brady was unavailable because of a family commitment.
  • Tom Brady Snubs President Obama as Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Visit White House

    04/23/2015 2:20:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 15:33 EST, 23 April 2015 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR DAILY MAIL ONLINE
    The New England Patriots are visiting the White House today to receive congratulations from the president for their Super Bowl XLIX championship. But the team's victory lap in the nation's capital will come without their biggest star. Quarterback Tom Brady is snubbing President Barack Obama and won't be there. A spokesman for the team cited 'prior family commitments' as the reason Brady, 37, can't go. The superstar athlete has been to the White House before. He does have three other Super Bowl rings, afterall. But all the prior championships were under the Bush Administration. February's win was the first for...
  • Report: Tom Brady Won’t Be Present For Patriots’ White House Trip

    04/23/2015 9:22:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 23, 2015 11:37 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, but the MVP won’t be in attendance. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, Tom Brady will not be present at the White House due to a family obligation. Brady has attended three previous trips to the White House, in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The quarterback earned Super Bowl MVP honors for the third time in his career when he threw four touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. There’s no reason to...
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Asm. Lorena Gonzalez proposes labor protections for cheerleaders

    04/22/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Hrabe
    Legislative committee hearings aren’t known for their heart-pounding excitement. But, you might hear a round of cheers to excite the crowds at this week’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee. On Tuesday, the committee is scheduled to consider a proposal by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that would provide greater labor protections for professional cheerleaders. Assembly Bill 202, which scored a 5-2 win in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment earlier this month, would protect cheerleaders of professional sports teams from workplace abuses by classifying them as employees, not independent contractors.
  • NFL Schedule - 2015

    04/21/2015 5:07:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/21/15
    Everything @ the link.
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

    04/20/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/20/2015 | Peter Nickeas
    Former Chicago Bear Doug Buffone, the all-time leader in games played for the organization, has died in his Chicago home at the age of 70, police said. Paramedics were called to his home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.
  • 49ers' Alex Boone: Jim Harbaugh 'might be clinically insane'

    04/20/2015 12:41:08 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 April 2015 | MATT WILHALME
    Jim Harbaugh ended the 49ers' eight-year playoff drought in his first season. In year two, San Francisco made its first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. Despite his success, any warm feelings between the head coach and his players went away quickly. "He does a great job of giving you that spark, that initial boom," 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone says on an upcoming episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," according to ProFootballTalk. "But after a while, you just want to kick his.... He just keeps pushing you, and you're like, 'Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let...
  • Tim Tebow joins Chip Kelly's quarterback crew

    04/20/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Phil Sheridan
    [...] If Belichick, the best coach in the NFL over the past 15 years, doesn't see an NFL quarterback in Tebow, then that would seem to settle the issue. Except that Kelly, who worked Tebow out last month, sees the skills and the physical presence and he can't help himself. It's not just about ego. There's a challenge in finding ways to utilize a player's talents, and Kelly enjoys that challenge. [...] The point is, Bradford is the presumed starter with Sanchez as the very capable No. 2 quarterback. But if Tebow is able to click in Kelly's offense --...
  • Past time for NFL to consider 'bullpen drive-closers' as part of QB roles? [Tebow vanity]

    04/19/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Colofornian | April 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a 4th quarterback -- Tim Tebow -- and talk is being bandied about re: Tebow's potential "role player" status...perhaps a review is in order to ponder a potential paradigm shift that the NFL is perhaps beyond the need to acknowledge. And for that, we need a quick review of another professional sport: Major League Baseball...and specifically the history of pitching: 1901-1968: For the first 68 years of the 20th century, Major League Baseball didn't even track "saves" by relief pitchers. Yankees pitcher Waite Hoyt was retroactively credited with "eight" saves in 1928. But...
  • Can Tebow help Eagles? Probably not

    04/19/2015 7:19:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | bbrookover@phillynews.com
    The roster move the Eagles are expected to make Monday shot straight to the top of the publicity charts. A lot of people might have been Tebowing that it was not true, but it is. The Eagles are adding a Heisman Trophy winner to their crowded quarterback depth chart. Oregon's Marcus Mariota remains a long shot to be in Eagles green after the NFL draft. Tim Tebow, on the other hand, will be on the practice fields at the NovaCare Complex after he signs a one-year deal with the team Monday. He'll be one of five quarterbacks on the roster,...
  • Tim Tebow Signs with Eagles

    04/19/2015 4:40:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old quarterback joins three other signal callers, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, and Mark Sanchez, likely competing for three roster spots. The line behind center in Philadelphia may be long. But it’s not terribly accomplished, allowing Tebow a solid chance to make the team and, unlike his try in New England, to enjoy an opportunity on the field should injuries or ineptitude result from Bradford or Sanchez starting. Bradford, the top man on the depth chart, endured injuries and struggled to live up to his potential in St. Louis...
  • Report: Eagles reach agreement with Tim Tebow

    04/19/2015 4:09:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | Philly.com Staff
    The Eagles have reached an agreement in principle with quarterback Tim Tebow, according to multiple media reports Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who first reported the news, said that Tebow will be in Philadelphia Monday to sign the contract. Glazer also reported that the Eagles are convinced he has improved since the last time he was in the NFL after spending time with his quarterback coach Tom House.
  • Tim Tebow reportedly agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles

    04/19/2015 8:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/2015
    He’s baaaaaaaaaack. At least, for some offseason workouts, and — who knows? — possibly much more. Tim Tebow, the decorated Florida quarterback whose first stint in the NFL was as brief as it was closely scrutinized, has reached an agreement to join the Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly has spoken highly of Tebow in the past, and apparently he saw enough of the quarterback during a March workout to add him to a depth chart that currently includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. The Eagles had reportedly been trying to trade...
  • Woman who accused QB Jameis Winston of 2012 rape files civil lawsuit

    04/16/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2015 | Mark Schlabach
    The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012 filed a civil lawsuit against him Thursday in a Florida state court in Orlando.
  • 16% of retired NFL players go bankrupt, a report says

    04/16/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/15/2015 | Daniel Roberts
    The stat comes from a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. It may be hard to believe that professional athletes, who earn so much money at such a young age, could possibly end up bankrupt. But nearly 16% of those in the National Football League do—just not right away. According to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy 12 years after they retired. The paper, entitled “Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes,” examines the traditional model of consumption smoothing (save money...
  • Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    04/14/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2015 7:41 pm ET | Ryan Wilson
    Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian). Early Saturday morning, Damion Soward, 37, was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with Phillips. He died Sunday at a local hospital. ... A star at the University of Nebraska, Phillips' off-field troubles plagued him throughout NFL career and beyond. He played in just 25 NFL games with three different teams. In 1996, the Rams thought so much of his potential, that...
  • Polamalu retires from football (Pittsburgh Steelers)

    04/10/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    Uniontown Herald-Standard ^ | 4-10-2015 | Jim Wexall
    April 10, 2015 Polamalu retires from football Jim Wexall Troy Polamalu called Dan Rooney last night to inform him he was retiring from football. The Steelers had asked Polamalu to retire in February, but he resisted until the realization came upon him in church this week, the Holy Week of the Greek Orthodox Church. “It’s all about family,” said Polamalu in a phone interview. “I live here in Pittsburgh now, and since the end of the season I’ve had a chance to enjoy my family on a level I never had before. It was awesome.” Polamalu retires after 12 seasons,...
  • NFL makes Sarah Thomas first full-time female official

    04/08/2015 4:39:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Thomas comes backed with a strong resume, having been the first female official to work a major collegiate bowl game. She joins eight other referees granted first-time employment for league games. "Our incoming officials have all demonstrated that they are among the best in college football," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said in a statement. "We are excited about having them join us." Thomas had been doing some sideline work for Browns, Saints and Colts minicamp practices in the past, but she truly made her name through a strong resume at the NCAA level.
  • NFL hires Sarah Thomas, 1st female official

    04/08/2015 4:43:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP-Sports ^ | April 8, 2015 | RACHEL COHEN
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.Not because that would make her the first woman to hold the job. Her hopes were those of any longtime official on the cusp of working at the sport's pinnacle.
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! — Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • INDIANAPOLIS COLTS' NEW RACIST UNIFORMS

    04/01/2015 3:53:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    COLTS.COM ^ | 01 APRIL 2015 | COLTS.COM
    Not an April Fool's Joke. This is the Colts' new all-white uniforms for 2015.
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • NFL's secret Super Bowl demands revealed

    04/01/2015 5:50:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    It was noted last week that the National Football League desires an additional $2.8 million in beneficial tax reductions or payments -- beneficial to them -- in addition to the perhaps as much as $30 million in enticements to bring the Super Bowl here in 2018. Mind you, any additional benefits are to be piled on top of the free hotel rooms, the paid-for police escorts, the cases of water and pounds of ice and the scented candles in each suite. I have had delivered to me, anonymously, exactly 153 pages of demands that the NFL has placed in the...
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • Photos: 2015 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    03/28/2015 8:48:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Houston Texans
    More than 1,000 women auditioned Saturday in hopes of becoming a Houston Texans Cheerleader. The tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center at NRG Stadium. There was so much talent on the field, the judges had a tough job. Good luck to all the ladies.
  • Michael Sam: ‘I Am Not The Only Gay Person In The NFL’

    03/27/2015 6:46:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies
    Michael Sam reveals that he is not the only gay player in the NFL. Speaking at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series, the first openly gay player drafted into the league that other gay NFL players have reached out to him. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL,” Sam told the audience, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the...
  • Michael Sam says gay NFL players 'do not have the same courage' to come out

    03/27/2015 8:10:44 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 44 replies
    SB nation via Yahooooooooooo ^ | 3/27 | Matt Verderame
    "I am not the only gay person in the NFL," Sam said Thursday. "I'm just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL. "The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they...
  • 49ers Waive OL Jonathan Martin After 1 Season With Team

    03/27/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 26 March 2015
    The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying...Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis. He struggled in that role and allowed 7 1/2 sacks
  • Adrian Peterson arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel

    03/24/2015 12:25:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Mccormack
    It's hump day for shamed NFL star Adrian Peterson as he arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel After an NFL season to forget, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson celebrated his 30th birthday in style on Saturday with an extravagant Arabic-themed party in his home state of Texas. Peterson is currently at the center of much speculation about who he’ll be playing for next season, but he put all that behind him at the weekend and took his own life into his hands as he entered his birthday bash on the back of camel. The...
  • ATF Director Steps Down Following Days of Rumors

    03/20/2015 11:06:48 AM PDT · by jonatron · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 20, 2015 | staff
    UPDATED: B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed this morning that he is leaving that post, nine days after a leading national gun rights organization called on him to step down or be fired primarily because of the controversy over the agency’s recent proposal to ban a popular type of ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles. Jones, who is departing March 31, was appointed director of the scandal-plagued agency in 2013. Last week, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called for his resignation or dismissal in the wake of...
  • ‘Serial rapist’ Darren Sharper headed to prison after striking plea deals

    03/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2015
    LOS ANGELES — Just five years from reaching the NFL pinnacle as an All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, Darren Sharper is now likely headed for a lengthy prison sentence after reaching plea agreements in charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of at least nine women in four states, his lawyer said Friday. The alleged sexual assaults happened after Sharper’s 2011 retirement and followed a similar pattern. In all of the cases, Sharper is accused of slipping drugs to women and sexually assaulting them when they were unconscious or otherwise unable to resist or consent.
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota

    03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon
    The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds. Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him. Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by...
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • Tim Tebow still training for NFL rebirth despite long odds

    03/18/2015 8:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NFL.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Albert Beer
    Let's get this out of the way first: If Tim Tebow's workout-gone-viral had been a revelation to the Eagles on Monday, he'd likely now be arranging logistics to spend the spring in Philadelphia. Tebow remains, more than anything else, a curiosity in NFL circles. According to one team official in Philly, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did "fine." Sometimes, these tire-kickings are favors to players, to get them back on the radar. And this one, at the very least, did that for Tebow. So ... what next?
  • Devon Still's Daughter Gets Encouraging News

    03/18/2015 4:03:14 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    espn ^ | 3-18-15 | Coley Harvey
    Leah Still received some encouraging news in her battle with a rare pediatric cancer Tuesday. Cincinnati Bengals unrestricted free agent Devon Still, 4-year-old Leah's father, posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that doctors informed his family that they didn't "see any active disease in her body," meaning the little girl's bout with pediatric cancer could soon be coming to the positive resolution so many have been hoping for. "We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week," Still also wrote in the caption of a picture showing him and Leah flexing their muscles. Leah...
  • A Cascadic...Algorithm...Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians (Urschel NFL Ravens)

    03/17/2015 6:47:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    arXiv ^ | 3-17-15 | John Urschel
    In this paper, we develop a cascadic multigrid algorithm for fast computation of the Fiedler vector of a graph Laplacian, namely, the eigenvector corresponding to the second smallest eigenvalue. This vector has been found to have applications in fields such as graph partitioning and graph drawing. The algorithm is a purely algebraic approach based on a heavy edge coarsening scheme and pointwise smoothing for refinement. To gain theoretical insight, we also consider the related cascadic multigrid method in the geometric setting for elliptic eigenvalue problems and show its uniform convergence under certain assumptions. Numerical tests are presented for computing the...
  • San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland Says He’s Retiring Over Head Trauma Concerns (Only 1 year)

    03/17/2015 6:14:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    Another star member of San Francisco’s vaunted defense is calling it a career. The 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because of concerns about head trauma.
  • He is risen: Eagles bring Tim Tebow in for a workout

    03/16/2015 2:34:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 104 replies
    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has just turned his own personal don’t-give-a-damn meter to 11, bringing quarterback Tim Tebow in for a workout. He’s just messing with us at this point. The idea of Tebow and Mark Sanchez together again is almost too perfect to put into words. Kelly carries himself with a smartest-guy-in-the-room vibe anyway, but bringing in a guy the rest of the NFL had given up on speaks to a bit of hubris. Could Tebow run the Eagles’ system, considering his roots running a spread offense at Florida? Sure. Maybe. Who knows?
  • Michael Sam in, Tim Tebow, Vince Young out at 1st-ever veteran combine

    03/15/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Breech
    Tim Tebow finally knows how to throw spiral, but he won't get to show off his new skill at the NFL's first-ever veteran combine on March 22 -- because he wasn't invited. The NFL released a list of players who have been invited to the combine on Wednesday and Tebow's name was nowhere to be found ... Although Tebow won't be in attendance at the combine, Michael Sam will be there ...
  • Why the Raiders must spend but can't get anybody to take their money

    03/12/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jason La Canfora
    A year ago the Oakland Raiders were willing to assume all of Darrelle Revis' existing contract with Tampa, and trade for him before he hit the open market, paying him $16M a season happily and not having to come up with a huge upfront payment or signing bonus or anything like that. It was exactly the kind of scenario the team -- far below the NFL's projected spending threshold from 2013-2016 required under this collective bargaining agreement -- needed, a veteran player who would never come to the perpetually rebuilding franchise in the first place, available via trade at a...
  • DeMarco Murray to meet with Eagles

    03/12/2015 10:17:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2015 | Staff
    Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia to meet with Eagles officials, with the expectation that he will join the team, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. In the ensuing hours Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys began calling around looking for other running backs, expecting that they will lose Murray, Schefter's sources said.
  • The Redskins and Marcus Mariota: Realistic, or gamesmanship?

    03/12/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mike Jones
    The scenario has been floated before, but when someone like ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that the Washington Redskins will select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the fifth overall pick of next month’s NFL draft, ears perk up. And so, that’s what happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, after Clayton said just that during a radio interview on the first day of the league year, when the league was whipped into a frenzy by trades and big-money free agent signings.