Michael Sam story villain Jack Burkman, attacks St. Louis Rams


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Every great story needs a villain, and the Michael Sam tale indeed has a few. The worst? Probably Jack Burkman, who you remember as the guy pushing a bill that would possibly ban openly gay players from the NFL.

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St. Louis Rams looking to trade #2 in NFL Draft


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The St. Louis Rams have some decent pieces. More so on defense than offense, but overall there’s some talent. Of course, the St. Louis Rams are off in the new year, so that tells you they need a few more pieces to reach the postseason again. They have their #1 overall franchise QB in Sam Bradford, so although he’s no superstar, and he had a rough, injury plagued season, don’t expect the St. Louis Rams to go QB in round one of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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GIF: Rams Michael Brockers clean hit on Bears McCown called roughing


Behold this GIF, it’s one of the worst calls by a NFL official you’ll see in any game this season. St. Louis Rams DL Michael Brockers had a clean hit on Chicago Bears backup QB Josh McCown. It was called roughing the passer, even though he cleanly hit McCown right in the numbers. His head was to the side, he did not lead with his helmet.

I don’t know if the officials somehow believe Michael Brockers led with the crown of his helmet, or if they just overreacted because they saw/heard a bone crushing hit and thought something illegal occurred. The terrible roughing call negated a Rams strip-sack-score play, and the overturn led to the Bears scoring on the very next play.

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Brady Quinn lives! Stl. Rams desperate enough to sign him


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The NFL career of Brady Quinn lives on! For at least another team. The St. Louis Rams have decided to bring aboard veteran and former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn. To make room on the active roster, the Rams will release offensive lineman Brandon Washington and place starting quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve.

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2013 NFL Season Predictions: Super Bowl Champion Bengals!


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Making predictions for the Super Bowl on February 2nd today on August 27th. Yes, you got to love it. That’s why I’m all about the Cincinnati Bengals as your Super Bowl champion. When you make NFL divisional and Wild Card picks before even the 4th preseason game…well that’s bold.

Look for these to be about as accurate as my NFL mock draft. So don’t take this with a grain of salt. How about a whole truckload of salt. Well, time is a wasting so let’s jump right to the predictions.

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Could Chicago host the NFL Draft?


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The NFL Draft has been in New York City for as long as I can remember. The Capital of the World is it’s rightful home, as the NFL Draft is the freshman orientation to the Game of the Empire. And Radio City Music Hall is the optimal venue for housing the NFL Draft too. However, Easter shows will move the NFL Draft from April to May.

And in 2015, the NFL Draft location is up for grabs. And yes, Chicago, the Second City, is in play for hosting the NFL Draft.

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All 32 NFL logos translated to British English


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Cheerio Pip pip! What a right good post we have upcoming. It’s quite rare we devote an entire offering to the entry of another digital outlet, but this is a rare aesthetic achievement we’re referring to. All 32 NFL logos translated from American English to British English. The NFL logos are graphically converted as well.

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Al Harris retires as a Green Bay Packer


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Former NFL cornerback Al Harris played seven seasons (2003-09) with the Green Bay Packers. Hours ago he informed the Packers of his decision to retire with the Packers. The Al Harris announcement was made by Ted Thompson, Executive V.P. and GM.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: 4-25-13 FINAL


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Our 2013 NFL mock draft is updated for the final time. Lots of changes. And we are a Chicago based website, so check out our latest analysis of the Bears draft prospects for all 7 rounds. And our Bears “Hindsight Draft.” By the way, Hollywood is filming a movie about the NFL Draft at this year’s draft in New York City. I guess they understand how much us sports bloggers obsess with this topic during the month of April.

Here’s our 2014 NFL mock draft

And go here for the top NFL Draft related Twitter hashtags, @mentions and search topics.

By the way, here’s our 7 round mock for 2013 And of course, our NBA mock drafts: 2013 and 2014. Yes, we’re nerrrrrrrrds. Your hunch is correct.

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Full 7 Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft FINAL


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Happy NFL mock draft day!

This 2013 NFL mock draft is a reader submission from an author who wishes to remain anonymous. This is not my 2013 NFL mock draft, but this is a very comprehensive NFL mock draft as it covers all seven rounds. As always we encourage debate, and reader comments are very much welcome. Especially if you have a NFL mock draft of your own and would like to compare it up against this NFL mock draft.

Like I say on my own, detailed first round NFL mock draft. You’re free to say “this sucks because x, y, z,” but if your comment is simply “this sucks.”

Then I have to say “hey, thanks for coming!”

And check out our NFL mock draft of all 7 rounds for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Top 2013 NFL Draft Tweets, Hashtags, RTs @Mentions


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The 2013 NFL Draft is less than a week away. Expect Twitter to be overloaded Thursday night when the first round commences. Remember last year when the Miami Dolphins drafted Ryan Tannehill, and wife Lauren Tannehill or Lauren Ufer “broke the internet.” There was search and social media activity then which rivaled Katherine Webb during the Crimson Tide crushing of Notre Dame in the title game.

Here’s my first round mock with the detailed player of analysis of the 2013 NFL Draft.

And our full 7 round mock of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Salorix, a social media firm, is analyzing tweets during the NFL Draft. Here’s what they’ve found so far.

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Who’s ‘In Play’ at the NHL Trade Deadline?


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With less than two weeks to go until this year’s National Hockey League, the NHL, trade deadline, there is a great deal of speculation as to who might be moved and to where they might be moved.  However, this season’s deadline could either be interesting or it could be ‘much ado about nothing’.

If you look at the last shortened NHL season – 1994-95 – the action, if that’s what you want to call it, was quite underwhelming.  The only trade of any consequence was between the Montreal Canadiens, who obtained Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov, and the New York Islanders, who obtained Kirk Muller, Mathieu Schneider and Craig Darby.

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