Charles Woodson Next “A Football Life,” Raiders, Michigan, Packers Fans

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We poked a lot of fun at NFL icon Charles Woodson in the preseason when he picked the Oakland Raiders to win the Super Bowl, and Khalil Mack to win the MVP back in the preseason.

His picks look more astute and insightful now don’t they? It wasn’t just blatant HOMERISM by Woodson for his former teammates last season as he began his career as a NFL Analyst for ESPN. While we still have plenty of issues with a lot of the Charles Woodson punditry body of work, we’re still very very excited about NFL Network’s Charles Woodson: A Football Life.

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Phil Jackson Discusses His Past Recreational Marijuana Use

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Phil Jackson smoked marijuana? NO WAY! And it wasn’t medicinal, and instead recreational? YOU DON’T SAY!

The Zen master is totally chill and relaxed, so it makes sense that he smoked the good weed, I mean just look at the featured image here. The New York Knicks President appeared on Monday’s episode of We Need to Talk on CBS Sports Network, and he talked about the culture of the sticky icky icky in the NBA.

Here’s what the legend of two extremely iconic franchises, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, had to say.

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Northwestern Football: Austin Carr vs Other Biletnikoff Finalists

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Northwestern football player and graduate student Austin Carr is up for two national season awards. He’s a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the nation’s greatest former walk-on. Much more importantly, the B1G’s leading receiver is one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s most Outstanding Receiver.

Here’s how he stacks up statistically (catches-yards-TDs) and the requisite ranks for each player:

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Ashley Young Says He’s Part of the Man United “Cool Crowd”

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Very versatile Manchester United player Ashley Young, shown above attending a game in the stands and thus astonishing a fan, says that he is part of the Red Devils in crowd. He’s in the Old Trafford “cool crowd,” he says.

In the words of EchoSmith:

I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Book is United Teammate’s Reading Material

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Traveling somewhere this week? Or maybe later this holiday season? Do you have your reading material for the airplane/train/bus ready? Now imagine your book is the autobiography of your co-worker, who’s on the same company flight with you.

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is currently reading “I am Zlatan,” the autobiography of Red Devils striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And if you know Zlatan, you know he loves himself some Zlatan so thus he’s got to be pleased by this development.

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Inevitable Aroldis Chapman Deal Domino Falls After Jorge Soler Trade

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All the dominoes are falling in the Chicago Cubs hot stove, but there will still likely be more to come yet.

It’s also having ripple effects on the south side of town, as the White Sox have been extremely active. You knew the Jon Jay signing would lead to at least Cubs outfielder, if not two, being shipped out of town. We’re still awaiting the departure of Dexter Fowler to become official, but Jay’s arrival makes it seem even more inevitable.

Across town earlier today, the Chicago White Sox absolutely fleeced the Washington Nationals in their deal for Adam Eaton, and when you saw the price the Nats paid, you can bet that Fowler is going to get way overpaid as well.

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Fellaini, Depay, Schneiderlin All Drawing January Loan Move Interest

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The last remaining advocates of Marouane Fellaini within the Manchester United fan base likely jumped ship on Sunday. I can’t imagine there are too many hold outs left, but what happened this past weekend will no doubt force the last dead-enders to abandon that cause.

United fans would love to see Fellaini jettisoned. Remember the vitriol for Tom Cleverley?

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Jose Mourinho Rips Icy, Frozen Pitch Conditions in Europa League

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Manchester United travel to war torn Ukraine to take on FC Zorya, with the home team moving the match over serious security issues. However, the sociopolitical climate isn’t the only kind of climate having adverse effects on this tie. Heading to this part of the world to play a UEFA Europa League match in December means having to deal with the wintry elements, as that issue is rearing its ugly head.

The pitch is freezing over and the icy conditions have been pointed out by United manager Jose Mourinho. The Portugese has ripped UEFA over this. Indeed he has not holding back.

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Mkhitaryan, Mourinho Press Conferences Previewing Zorya (Full Video)

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Manchester United have an away tie in the Europa League against Ukrainian opponents Zorya Luhansk Thursday night. It’s a very meaningful match for the Red Devils, but the European implications are overshadowed by the horrible conditions of the pitch.

It’s so icy that it’s frozen over and Manager Jose Mourinho has called out UEFA for scheduling this match at this time of the year in this part of the world. You can read his comments at this link.

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MUFC Unavailable List: Smalling, Shaw, Carrick, Valencia and More

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Manchester United have revealed their travel roster for their UEFA Europa League tie at FC Zorya, and a lot of notable names were left out. The still injured defender duo of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw will not be available, as expected.

However, the Thursday night clash will also see Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian left out as the trio are getting some rest. United need at least a point in order to advance to the knockout round. A loss, coupled with a Feyenoord win, would see the Red Devils eliminated from Europe this season.

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Has the Third Man United Kit for 2017-18 Been Leaked?

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As you’ll recall, Manchester United are holding a contest to determine an alternate kit for next season. Yes, fans have the opportunity to influence Adidas when it comes to the third kit in 2017-18, and here’s a link to the design that we endorse, for what it’s worth.

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Titans, Browns Will Participate in ‘My Cause My Cleats’

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The ‘My Cause My Cleats’ weekend provides a unique opportunity for teams to make a statement about the causes they care about.

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