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Season of Hope marks the whimsical period between the start of OTAs and training camp when the pads are off, the air is fresh and seemingly every player and team has a chance. Let’s dream of the storylines that would completely shake up the league. Quarterbacks that hit rock bottom are rarely resuscitated. Alex Smith, who endured seven offensive coordinators in eight mostly downtrodden years in San Francisco, is possibly the only current exception. But Smith could have company to the East. Haven’t you heard? The lens of OTAs has basically turned Brock Osweiler into a taller version of Aaron…

A few weeks into the 2011 NFL season, noted political extremist Hank Williams Jr. appeared on Fox and Friends and compared President Barack Obama to Hitler. When asked about Obama playing a round of golf with then Speaker of the House John Boehner, Williams replied: “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.” ESPN quickly pulled Williams’ iconic “All My Friends Are Here on Monday Night” intro from its Monday Night Football broadcasts, presumably for eternity. Well, not so fast. Today the network announced that Williams would be back after this season asking the audience…

Imagine if every failed job interviewee received a notice specifically detailing the reasons for the rejection. Instead of generically stating, “The selected candidate was more qualified,” a company might say: Your salary requirements were too high. We don’t think your communication skills were strong. Your posture didn’t convey leadership. We really wanted a white male. Or all of the above. What the truth serum method might lack in comfort would make up for with clarity. The chances of Pete Carroll and the Seahawks disclosing their feelings about Colin Kaepernick — whom they reportedly are not signing after meeting with…

A move that was expected a year ago is finally coming to fruition. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties for NBC’s Thursday Night Football games this season, Sports Business Journal reports. The NFL released a statement to SBJ: “Although there have been a number of changes in the networks’ broadcast booths over the past couple of seasons, our priority, and the priority of our network partners remains the same – produce a high quality, engaging broadcast that our fans love whether its Thursday, Sunday or Monday. For ‘TNF,’ we get that with Mike Tirico, a terrific broadcaster, and Cris…

As Memorial Day weekend and OTAs fade and training camp nears, fantasy prep becomes increasingly relevant. There are positional battles still to be settled but the fantasy landscape is mostly clear. Here are our latest and greatest fantasy football rankings for the 2017 season. All positions are listed, and please toggle to the league format that best suits your needs. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings ADP – Average Draft Position

The NFL grew tired of its No Fun League moniker so the competition committee announced today that it is relaxing select celebration rules as it aims to become a Nearing Fun League. Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a letter to fans, announced the following celebrations are now legal: Using a football as a prop after a touchdown via GIPHY Celebrating on the ground after a touchdown via GIPHY Group demonstrations via GIPHY “We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown. And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to…

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Balancing the scales of gender inequality one pound of manly flesh at a time… Today’s DCOM is Ryan Fitzpatrick, a delicious combination of brains and brawn.  And oh, that beard. Like a well-manicured arboretum, that beard says I’m here to party but keeping it to two drinks because I gotta get home and finish building that distressed wood table. No wonder Fitz got picked up by Tampa Bay, over the likes of Colin Kaepernick, despite having a 12 to 17 TD-to-interception ratio and a league-low 69.6 passer rating last year. Now that Fitz has traded the gloomy confines of New York for…

Beth Mowins set her career goal at a very young age. Raised in Syracuse, New York in the 1970’s. she was enthralled with all sports, including the NFL. Though she lacked allegiance to a particular NFL team –- the area was split between the downtrodden Bills, Jets and Giants — the NFL on television was blossoming into its own art form. Especially pre- and post-game shows. The Cowboys and Steelers were in the midst of dynasties, and the league as a whole produced more awe-inspiring moments, players and schemes. The NFL Today on CBS reigned king in those days with…

Tom Brady recently suggested he would play until 45 assuming his body stays in tact. Well, his other half Gisele may have put a damper in those plans when she told CBS This Morning that Brady had suffered a concussion last year. #NEW: @giseleofficial told @CharlieRose on @CBSThisMorning that Tom Brady had a concussion last year. “He does have concussions.” pic.twitter.com/K4B8ixDN9X — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 17, 2017 According to Gisele, concussions are commonplace for Brady. “He has concussions every…I mean, we don’t talk about them, but he does have concussions, “ she told Charlie Rose. The Patriots…

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