Tony Romo, 2nd most boring interview ever, out for the season

Dallas Cowboys QB and whipping boy/scapegoat Tony Romo is out for the season, multiple sources report. That means he’ll miss the play-in game Sunday night between Dallas and Philadelphia. This battle for the NFC East title and a trip to the playoffs was flexed into the national prime time game because the winner heads to the playoffs while the loser begins recreational golf season.

The absence of Tony Romo has already turned the tide 6 points in Vegas. Dallas went from 3 point favorite to 3 point underdog when the Romo news broke.

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Mention of Danny Woodhead makes Joe Theismann, Deion Sanders lose it (Video)

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Ah you gotta love Danny Woodhead of the New England Patriots; or at least his name. Misprouncing the surname of the tailback who looks a lot like someone who works at Medieval Times caused the NFL Network team, especially Deion $anders to literally lose it during a show taping.

Former Washington Redskins and Notre Dame legend Joe Theismann made a mildly funny malapropism that became epically hilarious once you see the reaction from it.

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Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LT: Gun Control Advocates: video


A new Public Service Announcements stars many NFL Hall-Of-Famers including Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin coming out against illegal guns. It also stars future Hall of Famer LaDanian Tomlinson

It’s part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement started by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. My hometown of Chicago may be the city hit worst by illegal gun violence. There are no gun shops/ranges in the city and the state of Illinois is the only state left that criminalizes carrying a concealed weapon. Yet here we are, with the media covering shootings in Chicago like it’s the Al Capone days. The flood of illegal guns from other states filters in and 2013 is on pace to be a much worse year than 2012 when in comes to firearm homicides.

Damn right gun control is a serious subject. As it should be; good to see some NFL players speaking up for it.

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Deion Sanders (Florida State) Enters College Football Hall of Fame


The number two really defines a certain two-time unanimous college football All-American, the electrifying Deion Sanders. His #2 was retired by the Seminoles. The man with two nicknames “Prime Time” and “Neon Deion” was a critical force in Florida State‘s historical run under Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden, and today the National Football Foundation and the Hall of Fame recognize his achievements.

Sanders, or $anders as he would often spell it, later became a two-way player in the NFL (well part time on offense, as he played wide receiver for a little bit), and seems to present two personalities to the public.

There’s the brash, calculated, and well marketed persona; then there’s who Deion really is. It’s a shame CBs can’t wear single digit numbers in the NFL, because retaining #2 would have been perfect for the Ft. Myers, FL native. But #21 wasn’t bad either for this football dual personality (maybe you could call him a two sport star) who became the first person to ever play in the NFL and MLB on the same day.

By Paul M. Bank$ (byline altered in honor of Prime Time)

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Deion Sanders is Getting Divorced, for the Second Time


The number two has always had a lot of significance with NFL and college football hall of famer Deion Sanders. He was the first to play two major sports in the same day, he had two nicknames, he often went both ways on the gridiron, and it was even his jersey number at Florida State.

And tonight, it’s now also the number of divorces he’s had in his life. First Kobe Bryant yesterday and now Neon Deion. (And a couple weeks ago we had Lindsey Vonn too) With national divorce rates in the 55-65% percent rate (depending on the source of the stats) of course this would affect our larger-than-life athletes.

Sanders released the following public statement, first picked by TMZ:

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Even After Deion Sanders Hall Induction, Prime Time Forever in NFL

The noun primetime is defined as the regularly occurring period for which a television or radio audience is expected to be it’s largest, generally regarded in the television industry as the hours between 8 and 11 p.m. When Deion Sanders stepped his foot on the football field he electrified audiences during any hour he was on television playing the game he loved. Deion Sanders, also known as primetime, inducted the big chains, do-rag and the high stepping into the Pro football Hall of Fame.

There are very few athletes who lived up to the hype; primetime did not live up to the hype, he blew up the hype.

Deion joined tight end Shannon Sharpe, Rams and Colts running back Marshall Faulk, Chicago Bears Richard Dent, Washington Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger, the late Les Richter and NFL films founder Ed Sabol in being inducted in the hall. The history of professional football cannot be written without Deion Sanders, arguably the greatest shut down corner who ever played.

(editor’s note: West Lamy’s essay continues after the jump)

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Highlights of Deion $anders Hall of Fame Speech (Video)

The man with two nicknames “Prime Time” and “Neon Deion” was a critical force in the 1990s NFL. No one could cover opposing receivers like he did. And yesterday was the culmination of the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizing his achievements.

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College Football Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Deion Sanders, Eddie George, Desmond Howard among others eligible for highest honor

DALLAS-The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 77 players and seven coaches who comprise the 2010 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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