Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders to be First Tottenham Hotspur Stadium NFL Game

It took a long time and several delays but the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally opened this month. Those who have been there say that the White Hart Lane venue has been well worth the wait. The next Tottenham Hotspur Stadium first will be a NFL game, and it will happen when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders on October 6; in week five of the season.

Then, in week six, we’ll see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers at the brand new state of the art facility on October 13. These announcements were made by the National Football League ahead of the official schedule release later tonight.

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Should Athletes Be Allowed to Protest?

By Frankie Wallace

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In February, eight basketball players from the University of Mississippi knelt during the national anthem in order to protest two confederate sympathizer groups who had gathered on their college campus. The hate groups’ rallies were formed in support of a sculpture of a confederate soldier on the school’s campus. Regardless, the Ole Miss players’ silent protest stirred up some controversy around the sports media world.

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America’s Biggest Game Making Waves in the UK

By Sean Clark

With the Super Bowl 53 final score now in the books and the New England Patriots champions yet again, America looks ahead to another offseason. While the Super Bowl is a mainstay in American culture, it isn’t the case elsewhere in the world. Times are changing though, and American football is gaining traction expansion happening at both the NFL and at the youth level.

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Josh Kroenke Believes Unai Emery Can Lead Arsenal to Euro “Super Bowl”

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Two huge football games are taking place today, thousands of miles apart, but with one major commonality- Kroenke family ownership. Both Arsenal football club, who play at Manchester City in the Premier League’s biggest match this weekend and the Los Angeles Rams, who face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, are financial holdings within the Kroenke business empire.

It’s going to be a big day for the Kroenkes, in both English football and American football. Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, son of club owner Stan Kroenke, said in an interview with the Telegraph that he sees similarities between Rams coach Sean McVay and Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

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New England Patriots Least Liked Dynasty, Chicago Bulls Most Liked, Poll Says

With four Super Bowl appearances in the last five and 10 of the last 17, it’s understandable if you have New England Patriots fatigue at this point. In fact, you may be so sick of the Patriots right now that it’s turning you off from watching the Super Bowl on Sunday.
On the hand, the explosion of legalized sports gambling in the United States and expanded Super Bowl prop betting will make this game “interesting” for those who are sick of the Pats.

And if you are one of those sports fans who has grown weary of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and company, well a Morning Consult poll shows that you are not alone.

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New England Patriots Dynasty Creating Fatigue for Super Bowl Viewers

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If you’re a New England Patriots fan, then you are currently living in a golden age that doesn’t show any sign of ceasing any time soon. However, if you follow any of the other 31 NFL teams, you’ve almost certainly grown fatigued of the Patriots by this point.

The Pats will face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, marking their fourth trip in the last five years and 10th in the last 17. Under the ownership of Bob Kraft, the New England Patriots have won 18 division titles, 10 conference titles, and five Super Bowl championships – more than any other team over the last 25 years.

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New U.S. Betting Markets Will Keep Super Bowl 53 “Interesting” for Many

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You know the old catch-phrase: “care to make things interesting?” It’s what you say when you’re asking someone to bet against you on something. In recent years, we’ve seen a major shift in the interests of NFL consumers. More football watchers are becoming fans of their own fantasy teams and/or whatever team they’ve wagered on.

It keeps things engaged when the team they support is irrelevant. Super Bowl LIII, or Super Bowl 53, is poised to be the perfect game to test this theory. The New England Patriots are in the NFL championship game for the fourth time in five years and 10th of the last 17. The familiarity is breeding contempt as fans are tired of seeing the same side over and over and over and over again.

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Revisiting “Let’s Ram It,” the L.A. Rams Sexually Suggestive 1986 Music Video

With the Los Angeles Rams now back in the Super Bowl, it’s the perfect time to revisit their 1986 music video “Let’s Ram It,” which didn’t exactly specialize in the art of subtlety.

Remember, when the L.A. Rams recorded this monstrosity it was a very different time and political climate. When the Rams moved back to L.A. a couple of years ago, the internet’s virtual time capsule was dug up and “Let’s Ram it” was written about in several different publications.  [Read more…]

Who, Not Named Tom Brady, Could Win Super Bowl LIII MVP?

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When it comes to predicting who could win Super Bowl MVP on February 3rd in Atlanta, you start with assessing the chances of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady first and foremost. Super LIII is a rematch of the game that started the immortal run that Brady and company are currently on back in 2002.
Super Bowl XXXVI, staged after the 2001 season, saw the upstart Patriots beat the then St. Louis Rams in a shocking upset 20-17. Today, 17 years later, Tom Brady was ranked the greatest of all 61 quarterbacks to have ever started a Super Bowl according to the NFL’s official website. Yes, at this point, Brady is considered better than Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino. Brett Favre, Drew Brees and anyone else who comes to mind.

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Super Bowl LIII Prop Betting is Very Detailed and Highly Specialized

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The Super Bowl is so much more than a football game, entertainment product or television program. It’s an unofficial holiday that serves as a business, marketing and cultural juggernaut. A lot of industries ancillary to the National Football League do their biggest business in and around the Super Bowl, and the gaming sector is certainly one of those.

For Super Bowl LIII, $325 million in total bets is projected at legal sportsbooks across the country, and there is action on so much more than who will win (New England Patriots are favored by 1.5 points) or the over/under (currently sitting at 59).

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Otis Wilson Only Luke Warm on Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky (Exclusive)

Chicago Bears linebacking legend Otis Wilson didn’t use the term “game manager” when opining on Mitch Trubisky, but he espoused ideas that essentially evoked the quasi-condescending term. Most Bears fans wouldn’t be too excited about the idea of believing and accepting Wilson’s premise- that the second year signal caller is limited in his ceiling.

During during our exclusive conversation at a community event this past weekend, Wilson described Trubisky in a manner that fit Kyle Orton; or maybe even Jim McMahon. (It is worth noting that McMahon did win a Super Bowl here, and he was certainly no Drew Brees or Peyton Manning, as an article today on NFL.com listed his as the 53rd best of the 61 QBs who have ever started a Super Bowl)

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Chicago Bears Legend Otis Wilson Says Cody Parkey Doing the Today Show “was stupid” (Exclusive)

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Chicago Bears legend Otis Wilson is in the same camp as current head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace when it comes to placekicker Cody Parkey’s decision to appear on the Today Show- very much against it.

“I don’t think he should have done it, I thought it was stupid,” Wilson said during our exclusive conversation at a community event this past weekend.

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