Texans’ Arian Foster gives WORST. INTERVIEW. EVER.


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Arian Foster of the Houston Texans is very good at running the football. He’s also exceptional at wasting the time of the media. You know I love to rip on the pointlessness of most press conferences. I’m very vocal in pointing out the worthlessness of 90% of athlete interviews.

So I’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to sports cliches, bromides, platitudes, coachspeak, buzzwords, shopworn phrases and other language that dumbs you down. So it really takes something truly awful to shock me.

Arian Foster did just that.

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Ex Skins WR Antwaan Randle El weighs in on team name controversy


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You’ve heard a lot about the Washington football team name change debate. It’s been one of the dominating story-lines this NFL offseason. It really should have been changed a long time ago. This shouldn’t have to be all on Daniel Snyder. I’ll stop opining on the topic right there. I’ve written plenty on that topic already. How about someone who works for/used to work for the team?

What does Antwaan Randle El think?

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Washington WR Randle El previews ’14 Skins


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Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins Wide Receiver Antwaan Randle El, the only WR ever to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl actually, gave a speech tonight at an Indiana University booster/alumni event. It was a private event held at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago.

At the event, I had an exclusive with Antwaan Randle El, where we talked Washington football team, the name change debate, and previewed the upcoming NFL season for both of Randle El’s former teams.

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EXCLUSIVE: Pittsburgh Steelers preview with Antwaan Randle El


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I joke about how it seems the Steelers draft a linebacker in the early rounds every year. The past two years, it’s been true. At least in the first round. And I totally nailed that Jarvis Jones pick in my 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Of course, I only got three more picks in my that mock draft…but still….I bring this up because the Steelers once again drafted linebacker/defense first in Ohio State prospect Ryan Shazier, and this indicative of the team at large.

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AUDIO: Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El jokes about IU “whiteness”


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Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins Wide Receiver, the only WR ever to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl actually, gave a speech tonight at an Indiana University booster/alumni event. In town with the rest of Hoosiers football for Big Ten Media Days, Randle El gave a very brief address that was both humorous and inspirational.

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Former Denver Broncos cheerleader Michelle Beisner joins ESPN


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Today, ESPN hired Michelle Beisner, more commonly known as “Joe Buck’s new trophy wife.”

I’ve been saying for the past few years that most of the new sideline reporter hires in sports media are drawn from two pools

a.) wannabe actresses/models, note the slash, very important to have that slash in there or

b.) cheerleaders.

With Michelle Beisner, formerly of NFL Network, it’s literally both.

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Thankfully Football Saves Us From Football


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Everything gets pushed aside for the start of NFL training camps.

Is Kevin Love getting traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Not nearly as important as a cocky, highly questionable rookie quarterback for the lowly Cleveland Browns. The size of the most recent Jose Abreu home run? Psshh.

Was it bigger than Jay Cutler’s new shaggin’ wagon?

Much like the way the commencement of baseball Spring Training fills us with a sort of revitalizing vigor every year, this version of the start of the NFL season (not to be confused with the draft or minicamp or the Hall of Fame Game or your team’s first preseason game or the third preseason game that’s like almost real football or the Thursday game of Week 1 or Sunday of Week 1 the next week) stirs up those savage desires to watch controlled violence.

Football makes everything better.

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Stephen A. Smith: A lesson in stupid


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Stephen A. Smith, your rocket to the sun is ready.

I like to believe that I am a level-headed person. My family and friends probably beg to differ. More often than not, I speak my mind in harsh truths because the topic either deserves it or because someone/something said or did something inexcusable for me to bear witness to.

Advocating that men are allowed to hit women based on provocation is a great way to piss off any self-respecting person, or anyone with a moral compass.

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Carolina Panthers Greg Olsen, Dale Earnhardt Jr. team up


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The NFL slaughters everything in America, but NASCAR rules in Charlotte. Now the two join forces as the Carolina Panthers’ best receiver and racing’s most popular driver coalesce. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives the No. 88 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, is teaming up with Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who wears the No. 88 in the National Football League, to raffle off the ultimate sports experience called “Weekend With The 88s.” 

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How the S.F. 49ers will integrate Jimmie Ward into the secondary


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So what are the San Francisco 49ers getting this year in Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward? He became just the second Huskie ever to be drafted in the first round when he was chosen with the 30th overall pick. Ward made an impression during 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl Week in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., and followed that with an impressive performance at the NIU Pro Day in March.

Ward measured in at 5-10 ½ inches and 197 pounds, ran the 40 yard dash in 4.45 seconds, had a 38-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10 ½ feet.

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Arizona Cardinals lineman hosting Mexican talk show


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“Titulares y Más” is getting ready to welcome former NFL player Rolando Cantú this week. The former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard will appear as guest host of the successful sports program.

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Saints, Drew Brees championship window is closing


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Drew Brees has all the weapons he needs to make another deep run. Health will be key. The offseason was busy, but the overall grade out is essentially a wash. The Jimmy Graham drama seems to be over for now. I’ll spare you a recap/analysis of that since it’s already been over-covered as it is. Overall, NOLA has to be the favorite in the NFC NASCAR division.

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