Lamar Jackson gifts Ravens offensive line Rolex watches
  • NFL 夜网论坛 Ravens Ravens v Steelers Steelers American Football

    Lamar Jackson thanked the entire Baltimore Ravens' offensive line by gifting them Rolex watches on Christmas Eve.

    Linemen Bradley Bozeman and Ronnie Stanley shared videos of their watches on social media.

    The 22-year-old quarterback, who is the frontrunner to win NFL MVP this season, knows they have played a pivotal role in helping him lead the league with 36 touchdown passes through 15 games.

    MORE: Ravens will rest Lamar Jackson vs. Steelers in Week 17

    From Ravens.com:

    "Jackson has taken just 23 sacks, which is the third-fewest of any quarterback who has started every game this year. Only the Rams’ Jared Goff (21) and Cowboys’ Dak Prescott (20) have taken fewer sacks. Baltimore’s offensive line has also paved the way for Jackson’s 1,206 rushing yards."

    Jackson reportedly shut down several stores while Christmas shopping on Monday night at a Virginia mall.

    Will the linemen get a super bowl ring to go with the Rolex?

    The team is off to a good start, as they've secured the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC for the first time in franchise history.



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    Pros and cons of Cowboys' Mike McCarthy hire, from impact on Dak Prescott to Super Bowl chances
  • NFL Cowboys

    The Cowboys are going with Mike McCarthy as the ninth head coach in franchise history. McCarthy, 56, replaces Jason Garrett, who was officially let go the day before reports of McCarthy's hiring surfaced.

    In McCarthy, who spent the 2019 season out of the NFL after getting fired by the Packers in 2018, team owner Jerry Jones gets the man who led Green Bay to a 125-77 record over 13 regular seasons, highlighted by winning Super Bowl 45 in Dallas' home stadium.

    For those who wanted the Cowboys to hire a college football great or young pro hotshot, McCarthy might not sound like a real upgrade from Garrett. For those who wanted more consistency from Dallas, though, McCarhty did take Green Bay to the NFL postseason nine times during his tenure.

    MORE: Troy Aikman blasts Jerry Jones' handling of coaching transition

    Here's examining all the pros and cons of Jones' decision to hire McCarthy:

    Pro: Mike McCarthy is a good offensive-minded coach to pair with Dak Prescott.

    Prescott showed progress as a passer in 2019, putting the Cowboys' offense on his back and working toward a lucrative, long-term contract extension. He is bordering on elite and has handled the different concepts thrown his way from Garrett, Scott Linehan and Kellen Moore.

    Prescott can adapt his physical talent to whatever McCarthy asks of him and will get only mentally tougher as a leader and decision-maker. McCarthy did well with both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, two QBs with different makeups. Prescott will respond well to McCarthy's brand of West Coast scheming.

    Con: Mike McCarthy has not always meshed with his superstar QB.

    Part of the reason why McCarthy didn't last with the Packers was a perceived philosophical clash with Rodgers. Given Prescott is a much younger QB and will be adapting to a new system, his absorbing and learning will be the focus first.

    But at some point, after the honeymoon, getting-to-know period and as Prescott transitions into well-established veteran, it will be interesting to see how the relationship develops, for better or for worse.

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    Pro: Mike McCarthy has a lot of experience getting to the playoffs.

    McCarthy turned the Packers into a consistent contender in the NFC North. They won six division titles with him.

    Along the way, he has burned Jones' Cowboys a few times. His teams played in 18 playoff games. The Cowboys played in only five playoff games with Garrett in 10 seasons.

    Cons: Mike McCarthy has a lot of experience losing in the playoffs.

    McCarthy did lead the Packers to a great run after the 2010 season. They were an injury-riddled No. 6 wild card, but fueled by a red-hot Rodgers, they beat the[......]


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    Kyle Rudolph says media member lied about selling his gloves for a charity benefit
  • NFL Vikings Saints v Vikings Saints

    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph made the game-winning catch in overtime to knock the Saints out of the NFL playoffs in the NFC wild-card round last weekend, but the gloves he used to make that reception had quite the journey afterward.

    A fan tweeted at Rudolph on Wednesday, writing, "You probably already heard this, but looks like someone sold your gloves from the Saints playoff game on eBay already. Hope they didn’t deceive you for a quick buck." Rudolph responded by saying the person who received the gloves from him did so by lying about their intentions.

    Rudolph says a media member asked for the gloves and told him they'd be selling them for a charity benefit. 

    MORE: Did Rudolph commit pass interference on TD?

    UPDATE: Jason King, who bought the gloves, saw Rudolph's tweets and offered to donate them to charity.

    The listing for the item can be found here. The seller is listed as living in Indianapolis and the account is gamegear777. The account has five other items listed for sale, all NFL playoff-related. The gloves sold for $375. The listing read: 

    Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph made the winning touchdown catch in overtime to beat the New Orleans Saints in the wildcard game! These are the actual gloves Rudolph wore in that game. Signed by Rudolph in black sharpie comes with official team roster.

    Rudolph did not address the reporter by name in his initial tweet; he explained later he's not exactly sure who the reporter was.

    Rudolph is the Vikings' nominee for the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, so it's understandable why he was willing to part with the important gloves as he thought he was donating them to a good cause. Instead, he was apparently lied to and someone just sold the gloves for profit. In the end, though, things worked out for Rudolph and Masonic Children’s Hospital.



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    Patriots WR Julian Edelman, who reportedly needs knee surgery, arrested after jumping on a car
  • NFL Patriots

    Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, a 33-year-old California native, was arrested Saturday night and cited for misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on a car and damaging the vehicle, according to multiple reports.

    Edelman was later released, and has an April 13 court date.

    Per an Instagram post, Edelman had spent the night with former Night net star Paul Pierce and former Patriots teammate Danny Amendola.

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    @edelman11 @dannyamendola y’all know what it is #bostonshit #champs

    A post shared by The Truth (@paulpierce) on Jan 11, 2020 at 8:41pm PST

    The report of Edelman's arrest comes a few days after news broke that Edelman needs knee and shoulder surgeries this offseason. He reportedly should be available for the start of camp in 2020.


    Per TMZ, it was apparent that Edelman had been drinking, and there's a strong possibility that no charges will be filed.



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    Five things to know about Patrick Mahomes' MLB-pitcher dad
  • NFL Chiefs Minnesota Twins 夜网论坛 New York Mets MLB American Football 49ers Baseball

    Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' throwing arm is a marvel; it's capable of high-velocity long throws and on-the-money deliveries from odd angles. If his throwing motion looks like that of a baseball player at times, well, it's because he was a baseball player and he comes from a baseball family.

    Mahomes' father, Pat, pitched more than two decades in professional ball, with half of those years in MLB. Here are five things to know about Dad's career on the diamond:

    MORE: Super Bowl 54 picks, predictions from SN's experts

    Patrick Mahomes' dad got to the majors young

    The elder Mahomes made his MLB debut at 21 years, 247 days on April 12, 1992, for the reigning world champion Minnesota Twins against the Texas Rangers at the Metrodome. He allowed a three-run homer to Juan Gonzalez in the first inning and then shut out the Rangers over the next five frames before leaving the game. He wound up with a no-decision after the Twins rallied. Unfortunately for Mahomes, that was one of his better games in his rookie season. He was sent to Triple-A in early June and recalled in September. He finished with a 5.04 ERA in 14 games. 

    He kept his career going in Japan

    Mahomes failed to establish himself with the Twins and then the Red Sox, who had acquired him in a trade in 1996. Walks and home runs were constant issues. After Boston released him in June 1997, he signed with the Yokohama Bay Stars, where he spent a year and a half. He worked with several pitchers who later came to North America and had success in the majors: Kazuhiro Sasaki, Takashi Saito and Tomo Ohka. Mahomes' numbers in Japan weren't any better than they were in the States, however.

    He found success in New York

    The Mets signed him as a free agent in December 1998 after his Japan stint, and he went on to have a career year with them in 1999 while working out of the bullpen. Mahomes won all eight of his decisions and posted a 3.68 ERA, which was excellent for the steroid era (121 ERA+). He made his only career postseason appearances that year: one game in the NLDS and three games in the NLCS, which the Mets lost. He was also part of the 2000 Mets team that lost to the Yankees in the World Series, but he did not make the postseason roster[......]


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    How to watch Super Bowl 2020 without cable on Hulu, YouTube TV & more
  • NFL Chiefs v 49ers 49ers Chiefs American Football

    Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into a chaotic day for sports viewers who have opted to join the cord-cutting bandwagon.

    LIVE: Follow the score, updates & highlights from Super Bowl 54

    It's more convenient than ever to watch Super Bowl 54 between the Chiefs and the 49ers if you don't have cable, though. If you want to watch San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo take on Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes on Sunday, you just need to follow a few simple steps.

    Here's everything you need to know about the Super Bowl schedule and how you can stream the game without cable.


    • Picks, predictions for Super Bowl 54
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    How to watch the Super Bowl without cable 2020

      Date: Sunday, Feb. 2Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

      Super Bowl 54 between the Chiefs and 49ers will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Pregame festivities will begin hours before kickoff with Fox's pregame show at 2 p.m. ET. The Super Bowl halftime show can be expected to take place at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET.

      Super Bowl live streams

        Hulu with Live TV — At $55 a month after a one-week free trial, viewers can watch their local Fox station on Hulu on several devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and web browsers.Fubo TV — At $55 a month after a one-week free trial, viewers can watch their local Fox station on Fubo TV on several devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers.Sling TV — Sling Blue — At $30 a month after the first month for $20, viewers can watch their local Fox station on Sling TV — Sling Blue on several devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers.AT&T TV Now — Plus Plan — At $65 a month after a free trial, viewers can watch their local Fox station on AT&T TV Now — Plus Plan on several devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and web browsers.YouTube TV — At $50 a month after a free trial, viewers can watch their local Fox station on YouTube TV on several devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android and web browsers.Fox Sports App — The game will be viewable on the web and in the FoxSports App through a free (but req[......]


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    NFL free agent rankings 2020: Amari Cooper, A.J. Green lead top 10 wide receivers available
  • NFL American Football Patriots Eagles Browns Colts 49ers Lions Cowboys Jets Bengals Buccaneers

    NFL free agency for wide receivers in 2020 is like it usually is: A few intriguing big names, a few spiking younger guys and then mostly average subpackage options.

    Before considering potential high-end trade candidates such as the Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. or the Vikings' Stefon Diggs, here's 夜网论坛a look at the top 11 wideouts who for now are unsigned and headed to the open market when the new league year officially begins on March 18:

    MORE: Ranking top 50 players of 2020 free agency period

    1. Amari Cooper, Cowboys (age: 25)

    The Cowboys have every intention to keep their trio of quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and Cooper intact, but it was strange how they were forced into locking up the running back first. There's a chance Cooper might explore a richer payday in free agency with the potential franchise tag needed to go to Prescott first. But Dallas has plenty of money under the cap to invest in him because he's also tied to maximizing Prescott's return on investment.

    2. A.J. Green, Bengals (age: 31)

    Green would like to stick around after his season was completely lost to ankle injury — if the Bengals bring him back at the right final contract price. Cincinnati could use him to give Joe Burrow (assuming he's still going to them at No. 1 overall) a reliable veteran security blanket outside. Green is interested in ending his career with the franchise as its all-time leading receiver. If he goes, it would likely be to a Super Bowl contender such as the Patriots or 49ers.

    3. Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers (age: 26)

    Perriman, the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 draft, was finally healthy enough to show off his speed in an offense built on stretching the field. It took late hamstring injuries to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to show what he can do as a field-stretcher (36 catches, 645 yards, six touchdown[......]


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    Tom Brady launching Hollywood production company
  • NFL Patriots American Football

    Tom Brady is going to — Hollywood! While the world waits to see whether the NFL star finishes his career with the Patriots or signs as a free agent on another team, the quarterback revealed he wi夜网论坛ll be launching a film production company in California.

    Brady made the announcement in an exclusive interview with Deadline. 

    Brady is launching 199 Productions, a global multi-platform content company to develop original premium content including documentaries, feature films and television shows. The company has quietly assembled a slate of development projects that include several with Brady on camera, in stories spanning sports, entertainment and health and wellness among others.

    MORE: Tom Brady on his free agency: 'Nobody knows anything'

    Brady named the company in reference to where he was drafted by the Patriots. He was selection No. 199, a compensatory pick, in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

    Brady is teaming up with "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe & Anthony Russo and their AGBO Films’ non-fiction group, Wonderburst, to produce his first project, titled "Unseen Football."

    According to Deadline, the feature is "described as a fast-paced, incandescent big-screen 3D adventure documentary designed to take viewers into the invisible realms of football, guided by the most successful quarterback in NFL history. The docu will be a love letter to his sport and Brady will introduce innovative aspects of the game at every level — high school, college, NFL — isolating plays on screen and examining them from the cellular to the macro level. The doc will intensify the football experience by blowing it up to the big screen to immerse viewers in its most explosive and exciting moments."

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    I’m excited to announce to the world the official launch of 199 Productions. When I was the 199th draft pick in 2000, I knew I needed to work hard every day to prove myself. Launching a production company is no different and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to partner with @therussobrothers, @agbofilms and @gchopra on our first project “Unseen Football.” I believe in the essence of teamwork, and I have no doubt, our 199 Productions team and partners will create inspiring content to share with the world. Stay tuned.. exciting times are ahead, both on and off the field.

    A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Mar 9, 2020 at 8:22am PDT

    "I'm excited to announce to the world the official launch of 199 Productions," Brady wrote on Instagram. "When I was the 199th draft pick in 2000, I knew I needed to work hard every day to prove myself. Launching a production company is no different and I'm humbled to have the opportunity to partner with (the Russo Brothers), (AGB[......]


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    Helping Patriots fans deal with Tom Brady's departure, in seven steps
  • NFL Patriots Packers Jets American Football

    Tom Brady announced on Tuesday he's leaving the New England Patriots after a 20-season run that included six Super Bowl championships.

    The other 31 teams might be singing a different tune, but New England fans will be experiencing the emotions that only come along when a Hall of Fame quarterback puts on a different jersey.

    I'm here to help — I've been there with Brett Favre. I detailed all the abnormal things I did because of Favre during his playing career, and I have experience in dealing with the seven stages of grief that come when your hero leaves for another team.

    MORE: Why did Tom Brady leave the Patriots?

    Let's walk through these together.


    Patriots fans will experience that today. You will try to figure out if it's a burner account. Maybe Gisele tweeted It? Maybe it's all part of Bill Belichick's master plan. There's no way Tom Terrific would want to play for Tampa Bay or Los Angeles.

    Hey, at least you didn't have to go through Favre waffling about retirement every year. When the retirement rumors sparked after the Packers went 4-12 in 2005, I remember yelling at a news editor that, “Brett wouldn't do that to me.”

    Of course, Favre played for the Packers for two more seasons before bolting for New York, and then Minnesota (we'll get to that in a bit).

    My advice? Start picturing Brady in another jersey now. It will lessen the pain, which is the second stage.


    Oh, that news conference — whether it's in Tampa or Los Angeles or Las Vegas — is going to hurt. You'll feel pain when he holds up another jersey. You're going to blame yourself for that 20-13 loss to Tennessee in the AFC Wild card game. Be prepared for all of that once he leaves.

    You'll be trolled, and it will be worse now because of social media. When Favre left for the Jets, most of my coworkers left me alone out of respect. Let's call it fear. My best friends? Not so much. I chose not to watch Jets games and was lucky that Green Bay didn't play them that season.


    For Brady fans, it's going to depend on which team he plays for. Look at next year's schedule. The Buccaneers aren't on the schedule. The Chargers and Raiders are. Maybe Brady goes to Vegas, and gets the return to Foxborough over with. If he goes to the Chargers, then that becomes a serious contender.

    My advice? Be prepared to get angry. You're going to lash out at Bob Kraft. Maybe even Bill Belichick, too.

    At least it's not the freaking Vikings. At least you won't have to watch him light your ass up in the Metrodome on Monday Night Football then come into[......]


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    Cam Newton responds to Panthers trade announcement: 'You forced me into this'
  • NFL Panthers American Football

    The Panthers have given Cam Newton permission to seek a trade. At least, that's what the organization would have you think, per Newton.

    The team made the announcement on Tuesday, almost certainly signalling the end of the 2015 MVP's nine-year tenure in Carolina. But Newton in a captured screenshot blasted the organization for suggesting he was the one who wanted out:

    For those not fluent in Cam Font: "Stop the word play!! I never asked for it!! There is no dodging this one; I love the Panthers to death and will always love you guys!! Please do not try and play me, or manipulate the narrative and act like I wanted this; you forced me into this!! Love (love emoji)."

    MORE: Where will Cam Newton play in 2020? Ranking QB's five best fits

    Whether the Panthers would commit to Newton in 2020 and beyond was a main point of emphasis for new coach Matt Rhule. The former Baylor coach refused to publicly commit to Newton upon taking the job over for Ron Rivera, now with the Redskins. Now, it seems, Rhule never will.

    Newton wasn't the only one who questioned the Panthers' sincerity regarding their announcement: Former tight end Greg Olsen, who left the team and is now with the Seahawks, also responded to the team:

    It's a harsh, Machiavellian move by Carolina, but one that makes sense夜网论坛 for the organization. Newton was placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury early in 2019 after he missed the final two games of a 7-9 season with a shoulder injury. He is due $18.6 million in 2020, the final year of his contract, and would carry a $21.1 million cap hit heading into 2021.

    Newton is a charismatic player who represented the Panthers well on and off the field, passing for 29,041 yards and 182 touchdowns to 108 interceptions. He added 4,806 rushing yards and 58 rushing touchdowns as well. That the Panthers are willing to move on from him is a stark reminder that the NFL is a business — one that rarely places feelings behind decisions.



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