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Help Bob Cain Choose A New NFL Football Team For 2012

As Popeye once said, "I've had all I can I stand, I can't stand no more!" At least that's what I think he said. He mumbled a lot. After losing hours of precious sleep to stay up and watch Tom Brady carve u

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The Buffalo Bills Are The NFL’s Best-Looking Team

I never thought I'd see the day that The Buffalo Bills would kill a team on opening day. After last season's pretty pathetic performance, The Bills killed Kansas City yesterday, and it may look like a good year for the Bills after all.

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ESPN, NFL Agree on ‘Monday Night Football’ Deal Through 2021

“Monday Night Football” will stay on ESPN through 2021, according to a new deal the cable network has struck with the NFL.

The $1.9-billion-a-year deal is reportedly 73 percent more than ESPN previously paid for rights to the weekly broadcast. ESPN will also get rights to more than 500 hours of NFL-branded studio programing.

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Top Reasons Why The NFL Rules The Sports Universe

The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Green Bay Packers facing off against the New Orleans Saints. Can life get any better? You could win the lotto, you could win a trip to Europe, but hey its Football!

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NFL Requires All Stadiums to Show Fantasy Stats During Games

Starting with Thursday night’s two season-opening tilts, all NFL stadiums will display fantasy football stats prominently during games.

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Colts’ QB Peyton Manning Will Sit Out Game for First Time Since 1997

Peyton Manning’s amazing streak of 227 consecutive starts will come to an end this Sunday amid news that Manning has been officially ruled out for the Colts’ opener against the Houston Texans.

“To say I am disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement,” Manning said. “The best part about football is being out there on the field playing with my teammates. It will be tough not to be out there playing for the organization and our fans.”

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Indianapolis Colts Suspend Consultant Jim Tressel First Six Games of Season

The Indianapolis Colts hired former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel to be a game-day replay consultant, but Tressel will only join the team in week 7, after the team decided to suspend him.

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Least Intimidating NFL Player Names

Of course football is a tough sport played by a bunch of giant guys who can take a hit as hard as they can give it. But it takes more than brute strength and athletic ability to be a star in the NFL. It also takes the ability to intimidate, which can be difficult for some guys just because of their names.

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Jim McMahon, 6 Other Former Players Sue NFL Over Concussions

Former quarterback Jim McMahon and six other former players say the NFL hasn’t done enough to address and ensure safety for its players. The effects of violent hits on players’ long-term health is widely known, yet, the players complain, the league hasn’t done enough to monitor players’ conditions. An NFL spokesperson responded denied that the league is acting irresponsibly.

The group hoped to recruit other retired and current players who are now dealing with a lifetime of consequences of concussions or other head-related injuries. Earlier in the summer, a group of 75 other players filed a lawsuit against the NFL, but this is the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind.

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Michael Vick Talks About His Second Chance, Why He Chose the Eagles

A lengthy piece in the upcoming issue of GQ highlights Michael Vick’s mindset past and present and the aftermath of the dogfighting scandal that sent him to prison for two years. How’d he handle the sentencing and subsequent backlash?

“For a while, it was all ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him, like he’s not a person,’” he said. “It’s almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”

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NFL Suspends Terrelle Pryor – Before He Joins the NFL

In what many are flagging as a strange ruling, the NFL announced that former Ohio State standout Terrelle Pryor will be eligible for Monday’s NFL supplemental draft but that the controversial player must sit out the first five games after he signs a contract.

Pryor chose not to play his final season with the Buckeyes or else suffer a five-game suspension for his role in a memorabilia-for-cash scandal. Now, it seems that the NFL is enforcing the NCAA’s sentence.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said you can’t dance around the rules “and get a free pass into the NFL.”

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Does a New Stadium Deal Mean the NFL Is Returning to L.A.?

As hard as it may be to believe, it’s been 16 years since a football team called the city of Los Angeles home. Now, however, that could change.

The city council approved a framework deal Tuesday afternoon that would lead to the construction of a $1.2 billion, 72,000-seat stadium called Farmers Field on the city’s convention center campus. Anschutz Entertainment Group is heading up the project.

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