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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/02/brett-favre-to-test-iron-man-streak-with-100-mile-race/

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Brett Favre to test Iron Man streak with 100-mile race


No quarterback in NFL history has held up better than Brett Favre, his streak of 321 consecutive starts — including the playoffs — a league record. Peyton Manning ranks second at 227. Eli Manning and Philip Rivers own the longest active streaks at 211 and 185, respectively. Eli must play six-plus more seasons, through his 41st birthday, to match it.

Favre was the NFL’s Iron Man.

He is extending the reputation into retirement.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer is training for a 100-mile bike race in June. The Trek 100 is based in Wisconsin and serves as a major fundraiser for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund). Favre is riding 50 to 100 miles a week in Mississippi as part of his preparation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Post-football, Favre has done much of what he did during it.

He’s kept close to the game, coaching at the high school level in Mississippi. He’s still slinging it, recently captured on video rifling passes to Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

Now, he’s putting his endurance level to the test.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/02/adrian-peterson-to-visit-the-patriots/

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Adrian Peterson to visit the Patriots on Monday


Adrian Peterson is set to meet with the defending Super Bowl champions.

The former Vikings running back will visit the Patriots on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported Sunday. This is Peterson’s second known free-agency visit of the off-season, having also met with the Seahawks. Peterson, 32, spent the first 10 years of his career with the Vikings, although he played just three games in 2016.

He logged 37 carries for 72 yards without a score.

At this stage in his career, Peterson surely is looking to join a club with Super Bowl aspirations. He’s found one with interest. That is despite New England being fairly well-stocked at running back between Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, James White and D.J. Foster.

LeGarrette Blount remains a free agent.

On Saturday, it was reported the Buccaneers definitely are not in the mix for Peterson.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject:

Damn, Romo is retiring.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject:

Thought he would've gone to another team for a year or two...guess the injuries put retirement on his mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject:

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Damn, Romo is retiring.


I've heard on FirstTake and other sports shows, he made the decision for health reasons. I think it was a wise decision.

He'll still be in the football arena. He's taking a job as a analyst,
replacing Phil Simms. Simms wasn't highly revered by many as a analyst.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject:

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Thought he would've gone to another team for a year or two...guess the injuries put retirement on his mind.


Damn, was hoping he'd end up in Houston. Would've been nice to see him win a SB and give Jerry an aneurysm.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject:

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Thought he would've gone to another team for a year or two...guess the injuries put retirement on his mind.


Damn, was hoping he'd end up in Houston. Would've been nice to see him win a SB and give Jerry an aneurysm.


A part of me thinks he's retiring so he can go to the team he wants because Jerry wouldn't let him go otherwise.

But I guess he really is taking over Phil Simms for the top broadcasting spot on NFL on CBS.
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Thought he would've gone to another team for a year or two...guess the injuries put retirement on his mind.


Damn, was hoping he'd end up in Houston. Would've been nice to see him win a SB and give Jerry an aneurysm.


A part of me thinks he's retiring so he can go to the team he wants because Jerry wouldn't let him go otherwise.

But I guess he really is taking over Phil Simms for the top broadcasting spot on NFL on CBS.


It had seemed at least during his press conferences that he wants to pad that resume for the HOF (suiting up for a team fielding an All-Pro WR, a run game, and the league's #1 D like Houston would've made that easier). But a broadcasting job pretty much ends that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/08/eddie-lacy-postpones-his-garage-sale/

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Eddie Lacy postpones his garage sale

Posted by Mike Florio on April 8, 2017, 9:46 AM EDT

Those of you who were waiting for a chance to purchase one or more Eddie Lacy tchotchkes will have to keep waiting.

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Lacy has delayed his garage sale from April 7 and 8 to May 5 and 6, tentatively. A flight postponement apparently prompted the decision to move the event.

Lacy, who signed last month with the Seahawks, plans to sell his extra stuff (i.e., stuff he’d otherwise throw away) and to donate the money to charity. The specific identity of the stuff he’ll be selling isn’t known.

“Caution…ya won’t find any Fine China, Gucci sneaks or flat screens, I’m pretty simple,” Lacy said recently. “Just raising a few bucks for a good cause.”

The proceeds will go to Freedom House, a Green Bay facility that gives emergency housing and other services to families in need. It sounds like a very good cause, so here’s the link to make a donation, if so motivated while reflecting on your own good fortunes and realizing that plenty out there aren’t as lucky.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/08/will-smiths-wife-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-cardell-hayes/

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Will Smith’s wife files wrongful death lawsuit against Cardell Hayes


The second phase of legal action arising from the shooting death of Saints defensive end Will Smith has begun.

Cardell Hayes, already convicted of manslaughter in connection with the incident that left Smith dead and his wife shot in the leg, has been sued by Will Smith’s estate and by Raquel Smith. The lawsuit also names the insurance companies providing coverage to the cars that Hayes and Will Smith were driving.

Other lawsuits have been filed as the one-year anniversary of the incident approaches. Richard Hernandez and his wife, who were riding in the car with Will and Racquel Smith, have filed suit against Hayes and Will Smith’s estate. Jonathan Whipple, who was driving a car that was rear-ended in a chain reaction after Hayes slammed his vehicle into Smith’s, also has sued.

Civil lawsuits are routine in car accidents, but the added element of a confrontation that led to gunfire, mayhem, and death will make it a little more difficult to wedge the events with the boundaries of insurance coverage. The fact that the lawsuits are being filed just before the Louisiana deadline for doing so suggests that any efforts to settle the insurance claims before going to court have failed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject:

anybody see this arm wrestling/ gambling stuff with James Harrison & Marshawn Lynch?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/10/players-who-took-part-in-vegas-arm-wrestling-event-will-be-fined/

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Players who took part in Vegas arm wrestling event will be fined

A group of NFL players who took part in an arm wrestling event in Las Vegas over the weekend will be disciplined by the NFL.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the players will be fined for violating the league’s policy barring players from taking part in events held at casinos. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that no one from the event, which was taped for later broadcast on CBS, asked for permission but organizers disputed that account.

Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, Raiders punter Marquette King, Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards, Patriots safety Patrick Chung, and Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead took part in the event. Marshawn Lynch was also a participant and appears poised to join the Raiders for the 2017 season, but Rapoport reports that his current spot on the reserve/retired list will allow him to avoid a fine.

The league’s policies on gambling and promotions involving casinos are sure to come under further scrutiny in the next few years as the Raiders prepare to make Las Vegas their home. For now, though, the players have found themselves on the wrong side of the league’s disciplinary department.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/10/father-son-arrested-after-nfl-inspired-bar-fight/

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Father, son arrested after NFL-inspired bar fight

Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2017, 9:48 AM EDT

It’s always good for fathers and sons to spend time together. Except when they are spending time together beating people up.

Via Philly.com, 56-year-old Christopher Hoffman and his 32-year-old son, Brittan Holland, face assault charges after a fight at Joe’s Taven in South Jersey moved outside. The incident reportedly began over an argument about the Eagles.

Hoffman, who was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, and Holland, charged with second-degree assault and still in custody, fled in a vehicle after the fight. The two unnamed victims were located inside the bar, reportedly covered in blood.

Hoffman and Holland apparently have found common ground in their mutual dislike of the Eagles. Hoffman was wearing Steelers slippers, and Holland said he’s a Cowboys fan.

Given those choices, it’s surprising that father hasn’t already killed son, or vice-versa.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2017, 9:48 AM EDT

It’s always good for fathers and sons to spend time together. Except when they are spending time together beating people up.

Via Philly.com, 56-year-old Christopher Hoffman and his 32-year-old son, Brittan Holland, face assault charges after a fight at Joe’s Taven in South Jersey moved outside. The incident reportedly began over an argument about the Eagles.

Hoffman, who was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, and Holland, charged with second-degree assault and still in custody, fled in a vehicle after the fight. The two unnamed victims were located inside the bar, reportedly covered in blood.

Hoffman and Holland apparently have found common ground in their mutual dislike of the Eagles. Hoffman was wearing Steelers slippers, and Holland said he’s a Cowboys fan.

Given those choices, it’s surprising that father hasn’t already killed son, or vice-versa.


Sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/14/roddy-white-retires-from-football-after-11-seasons/

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Roddy White retires from football after 11 seasons


Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White spent a whole year on the sidelines, and realized today he was finished with football.

White just put out word on Twitter that he was retiring as a player, thanking the Falcons and owner Arthur Blank for his 11 years there.

White didn’t play last year, but that didn’t keep him from continuing to gripe about the Falcons offense. He had problems with his own role two years ago, not handling the inevitable effects of age particularly well, but mostly targeting former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

While he wasn’t always the biggest fan of ours here at PFT, White had an excellent career, going to four Pro Bowls and finishing with 808 catches for 10,863 yards (both in the top 40 all-time) and 63 touchdowns.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject:

So apparently Tom Brady skipped the White House celebration with Trump yesterday (as did several of his teammates).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject:

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So apparently Tom Brady skipped the White House celebration with Trump yesterday (as did several of his teammates).


I'm not fooled. He's still a full Trumper. Mainly this is likely for PR.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject:

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So apparently Tom Brady skipped the White House celebration with Trump yesterday (as did several of his teammates).


I'm not fooled. He's still a full Trumper. Mainly this is likely for PR.


Or because his wife hates Trump and he chose to keep the peace at home.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject:

Eli Manning angrily denies accusations about providing fraudulent memorabilia

Except your own email says otherwise Eli.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject:

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So apparently Tom Brady skipped the White House celebration with Trump yesterday (as did several of his teammates).


I'm not fooled. He's still a full Trumper. Mainly this is likely for PR.


Or because his wife hates Trump and he chose to keep the peace at home.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject:

Eh don't be fooled by either.

It was Trump that supposedly set up Tom/Gisele

Regardless I don't care if they support Trump or not I dislike them both regardless.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject:

What an interesting life story RIP

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/22/eddie-macon-first-african-american-to-play-for-the-bears-dies-at-90/
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Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90

Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90.

Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was stationed in Japan for seven months. When he returned home he enrolled at the University of the Pacific, where he would recall years later that he was mostly treated well as the school’s first black football player.

An exception to that, however, came when the team traveled to face LSU. Macon made the trip thinking he would play in the game, only to find out when he got there that LSU refused to play against a black player. Pacific’s team was also repeatedly refused service at restaurants because Macon was there, and when the team could finally dine together Macon was forced to use a back entrance.

“You never get used to that,” Macon recalled in 2005. “It’s demeaning.”

After three seasons at Pacific, Macon was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 1952 NFL draft. As the only black player on the Bears he would say later that he was generally treated well, though there were some exceptions.

“I had no problems with the fans,” Macon said. “The team that I really had problems with was the Detroit Lions. They beat me in the face, twisted my legs. When I got in a pile, I tried to come out of that pile because I knew what they were going to try to do.”

Macon chose to leave the Bears after two years and play for his Pacific coach, who had taken a job in the Canadian Football League. That infuriated Bears owner George Halas, and as a result the Bears for decades did nothing to honor their first African-American player.

After quitting football in 1955 to become a longshoreman, Macon changed his mind and returned to the CFL in 1957, played three more seasons there, and then joined the upstart American Football League in 1960, where he was an All-Pro defensive back for the Raiders.

Macon retired from football the following year and returned to work as a longshoreman. He said in an interview four years ago, “I had the dream and lived the dream.”

Macon is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 71 years, Jessie, as well as four children, 12 grandchildren, “more than three dozen” great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
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