Brandon Marshall featured in new Carrie Underwood SNF Video


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As you heard here first last year; a full day and a half before the announcement was made, Carrie Underwood became the new Sunday Night Football singer. She replaced Faith Hill last fall with the SNF on NBC theme song.

What about 2014′s version? Well just morning NBC released the description of this year’s edition; listing out all eleven NFL players that will appear in the vid. There is someone from the hometown Chicago Bears among the group, and Jay Cutler is not the one chosen.

Not surprising, as Cutler does not have a marketable personality, but Brandon Marshall sure does. And B-Marsh is in the montage.

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Boomer Esiason: NY Jets have some pass defense issues


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Who better to help preview the New York Jets season than a former New York Jets QB.

Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN, the “Boomer and Carton” show. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One.

And he’s known for having some strong opinions too. And most of the time he’s right.

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Buffalo Bills fan backlash against Bon Jovi grows stronger


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Jon Bon Jovi and the Buffalo Bills have one thing in common: neither has accomplished much of anything since the very early 1990s.

However, they are not on the same page. At all.

At Bills training camp today 13,000 letters to the team sent a clear message: Jon Bon Jovi is not welcome in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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NY Giants offense looks HORRENDOUS says Boomer Esiason


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Eli Manning had a really rough year last season. His 2013 kind of ended the ELIte talk, didn’t it? Local New York as well as national media pundit Boomer Esiason gave me a very informative and entertaining exclusive at NFL on CBS Media Day.

Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN, the “Boomer and Carton” show. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One.

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Your 2014 San Francisco 49ers season preview


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NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a former San Francisco 49ers Coach. So when I caught up to Mariucci at NFL Network Media Day, I couldn’t help but talk about the best division in football, the NFC West, and the Niners.

The podcast is below:

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Arizona Cardinals season preview with Steve Mariucci


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The Arizona Cardinals are yet another of why the NFL is a copycat league. For everyone. And right now, every team wants to be like the Super Bowl Champions.

Like the Seattle Seahawks ripped off Texas A&M with the “12th man,” designation for their home crowd, the Arizona Cardinals are “borrowing” from the Michigan State Spartans in nicknaming their secondary “the no-fly zone.”

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Chicago Bears head to Seattle with major roster questions


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The Chicago Bears enter arguably the most important week of the NFL preseason with more questions than most teams would want to have answered.

The Seattle Seahawks are the perfect test for a Bears team trying to gauge how likely it is for the team to be considered a real threat in a stacked NFC. Heading out on the road to one of the toughest NFL stadiums to play in, to take on a very good conference foe is no easy task, and the Bears will be going into Friday’s game with major questions in all three phases of the game.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michigan St. season preview with Steve Mariucci


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As has been well documented, NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a big time Michigan State guy and close personal friend of Tom Izzo. So when I caught up to Mariucci at NFL Network Media Day, I couldn’t help but talk some Sparty. After we discussed some NFL of course, Mariucci used to coach the San Francisco 49ers, and they play in the league’s toughest division, the NFC West.

So in this exclusive interview we talked about the Niners as well as the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Hey, the NFL is a copy cat league and right now everyone is trying to copy the winning hand possessed by the Seattle Seahawks. And that includes the Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and even the Niners. But after we talk NFC West, we get into the MSU Spartans.

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Phil Simms probably won’t use “Redskins” during broadcasts


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Phil Simms, legendary former New York Giants QB and current CBS NFL Analyst made the biggest news of NFL on CBS Media Day. As you no doubt have heard by now, CBS is leaving up to their on-air talent, whether or not they choose to use the name Redskins.

“I would say right now I probably won’t use it,” Simms told reporters a couple hours ago. “If it’s not a big deal, why use it and offend a few people?”

His colleague, James Brown has come out and said that he believes the name should be changed. Others, like Jim Nantz and Deion Sanders didn’t take a stand either way on this issue today.

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Broncos legend Shannon Sharpe: greatest one-liners


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Shannon Sharpe was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2011.

I had an exclusive with him at CBS NFL Media Day, where we discussed many other topics including his outspoken personality, some of the candid things he said about others, and how they react to it.

First we give you some of the best Shannon Sharpe soundbites:

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Texans Cheerleaders should parody this Arian Foster interview too


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I get that Arian Foster is doing a bit. I just don’t think it’s funny. I didn’t think the first routine was humorous, where he answered every question the media asked him with the “I’m just trying to be a good teammate” cliche.

I thought that the parody video the Houston Texans cheerleaders put together was hilarious. (Watch it here). Now that Foster has done it again, this time using the “I’m just working hard” catch-phrase.

I hope the Texans cheerleaders make a sequel; because Foster fodder has been provided.

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Venric Mark, Josh Freeman, Jameis Winston and the curse of jersey #5


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Venric Mark is just the latest example of how every star football player who wears #5 will inevitably get into some major off-the-field drama. At least, he’s a local example, Jameis Winston is obviously the perfect national example.

I know this because #5 was my number when I played high school football, and I still use it in all my internet handle/email things paulbo05 etc.

Details of the curse of #5 articulated here.

Examples include: Everett Golson, Manti Te’o, Josh Freeman, Reggie Bush, Rashard Mendenhall, Kerry Collins, Paul Hornung, Mikel Leshoure, Donovan McNabb Jameis Winston, and Chris Kluwe.

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