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  • Nov 20, 2017 05:37 PM
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    Paxton Lynch will start for the Broncos this weekend against Oakland in Oakland. He will be hurried and sacked just like the other QBs. More turnovers. My prediction.
  • Nov 15, 2017 06:22 PM
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    Trump seems to have a problem with African American athletes that don't conform to his political whims. And he targets those athletes as a means to further divide Americans and bolster his own ratings mostly amongst his base. He has now also attacked Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the national anthem.

    Marshawn Lynch's mother, however, has fired back at Trump with the following Tweet:

    “What NFL team do Trump own? Oh yeah they wouldn’t let him have one!”

    Don't get on the wrong side of Lynch's mother or his fans. Lynch is very popular in Oakland, and through his charity has just distributed 500 turkeys to needy families.

    Likewise, at Thanksgiving time, one could always find the Obama family working in a food kitchen serving food to needy families. On the other hand, I expect we'll maybe catch glimpses of Trump out on his golf course at Mar-a-Lago.

  • Nov 20, 2017 05:37 PM
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    The Denver Broncos have fired offense coach Mike McCoy and replaced him with Bill Musgrave, the quarterbacks coach, for the remainder of the season following their 6th straight loss of the season. As an avid Broncos fan I suppose Elway needed a scapegoat, but the Broncos problems go much deeper than just the offense. Here are my personal observations.

    Weak offensive line. Too many sacks of the QB, and problems in running the ball.

    Weak at QB. Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiller are not the high caliper QBs of the Payton Manning era. They are 24th in scoring at 18.3 points per game, and have not scored over 20 points in seven of their last eight games.

    Mike McCoy was an accomplished head coach and defensive coach so it goes beyond just coaching.

    Maybe the Broncos should have hired Colin Kaepernick as their quarterback. But then the fans would have blamed him for the losses.

    John Elway management decisions. I think everyone agrees that the Denver defense was the premier defense that won the Super Bowl for Denver in 2016. Peyton Manning was on his way down and the defense under Wade Phillips carried the weight. So what did Elway do? He fired all the coaches and failed to elevate Wade Phillips to the head job.

    Wade Phillips found a job as defensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Rams and now that team has one of the better defenses in the league...not the best but pretty good for a first year coach and far better than the Broncos. The Rams were 4-12 last season and now they are 7-3 and in first place in the division. That's not entirely due to the defense, but it played a large part.

    The Broncos are 3-7 having given up 51 points to Philadelphia and 41 to New England in back to back games. You can't blame that on Mike McCoy.

  • Nov 20, 2017 09:16 AM
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    I've enjoyed listening to Tony Romo's analysis of games all season, especially the fact that he has pretty good insight into what plays the different QBs will call and what they see on the defense alignment to make quick changes. It's like he's in the mind of the QB and calls the plays for the viewer in real time.

    An example of this is the NE-Oakland game in Mexico City where he seemed to be able to call many of Tom Brady's moves and catch the subtle signals between Brady and his receivers as they are happening.

    MSN Sports: Tony Romo beautifully broke down how Tom Brady communicates with his receivers

  • Nov 11, 2017 05:06 PM
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    The negative publicity by opting to sit on the sidelines could hurt the player's image and future lucrative contracts to sell stuff on TV. Football is not a game for those that don't want to risk getting hurt.
  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
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    1k

    Game 5 was another classic for the ages, a 13 to 12 win in 10 innings. Neither the Dodgers nor the Astros could hold their leads, the toughest for the Astros giving up a three run lead in the ninth inning. You have to commend the Dodgers for keep coming back to tie or take the lead when the Astros were seemingly putting the game away.

    Both teams had 14 hits, and each had one error. How even can you get? The Astros squeezed one more run out of their 14 hits. For those of us who stayed up to the end, the Houston fans acted like they had just won the World Series game 7. And perhaps this will be seen as the key game if they prevail in seven. Hard to top it.

  • Oct 27, 2017 08:28 AM
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    Miami's Kiko Alonso made a nasty hit on Joe Flacco's head as Flacco was sliding feet first. Flacco left the game under concussion protocol. It got Alonso a 15 yard penalty but no ejection.

    The announcers thought Alonso should have been ejected. Probably he will be fined.

    ESPN: Joe Flacco suffers concussion after hit by Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso

    Replays show it somewhat close, but it seems to me that Alonso had time to avert the hit.

  • Oct 23, 2017 04:44 PM
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    1k
    That 11 inning second game was a classic nail biter to the end. If the series goes to the 7th game and ends with an extra inning game like that, it will be remembered as one of the best in history.
  • Oct 08, 2017 03:43 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    CBS News is reporting on a Goodell press conference today (Oct 18th): "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That's an important part of our policy," Goodell said.

    More significantly, Goodell said he would "not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem".

    "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what we're looking to do is to continue to give people a focus on football."

    Trump, on the other hand, just won't let the topic go, tweeting: "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!"

    It serves as a major distraction from more important issues and energizes his base. That's why he will keep milking it.

  • Oct 13, 2017 10:57 AM
    Last: 1mo
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    Being down 3 games to none to the Dodgers, the Cubs will likely have to wait another year. I expected better of the Cubs...they kind of ran out of gas. A sweep by the Dodgers?