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The Violator: My Emotional Farewell to the Oakland Raiders

Wayne Mabry has been a Raiders season ticket holder since 1987, and was one of the four original members of the The Black Hole, the ubiquitous group of die-hard fans donning spikes, masks and a lifetime supply of black and silver face makeup that have made them fixtures on television broadcasts. When the Raiders ditched Los Angeles for Oakland in 199...

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2018 Year-in-Review: Best Written NFL Pieces

As the year winds down, we are spotlighting the various ways the NFL moved us this year. Today we present our favorite NFL written pieces. These features brought to life compelling players, explored how football intersects with life, politics and society and brought to life stories that were dripping with suspense. This list is, of course, subjective an...

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A Ring, Dancing and Movie Memories: The Best Celebrations of Week 15

The biggest celebrations in football come after impressive wins and big time game moments, but some players use their victories on the field to help them in off the field endeavors. We saw a moment this weekend exactly like that involving a ring! Plus, the Titans came up with a new way to celebrate that everyone loved, the Bears brought back "Club Dub...

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The Bouquet Toss, Big Man Dance & Other Celebrations from Week 14

Week 14 brought some crazy endings, mind-boggling passes, and some post worthy celebrations. In Miami with just seconds left the Dolphins took advantage of Gronk in the backfield to win while Patrick Mahomes dazzled with his no-look passes as the Chiefs barely made it through with a win over the Ravens. The end zone dances were fun, and the post-game sp...

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Dance practice and game balls: The Best Celebrations in Week 13

Teams obviously practice big plays and schemes during the week as they prepare for their opponent, but as we've seen increasingly skilled and choreographed dance moves and skits in NFL celebrations many, including myself, have often wondered how much time players spend practicing their celebrations. This week we got an answer, well kind of. In this week...

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Yoga, Basketball and Limbo: Week 12’s Best NFL Celebrations

Try to go back and remember the sad days when the NFL didn't allow players to celebrate in the end zone. It's a scary thought, and to make sure fans fully appreciate the planning and execution that goes into these viral moments I put together an extra long list of the best celebrations in the NFL in week 12. Some celebrations took their inspiration from...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Thanksgiving Edition

The sweet smell of Thanksgiving is in the air. For most of society that means family, food and plenty of football. For many NFL players it also means a heightened sense of positively impacting the community. In this mega-edition of our regular feature we capture players brightening up the holiday for those less fortunate, and others focused on an array ...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Brandon Carr, K.J. Wright

We're at the midway point of the season which means early season jitters have worn and players have settled into their routines. At this juncture, many teams get Monday off as well as Tuesday, doubling possible time spent in the community. Given that this was Halloween week, the community events were even more robust than usual. As always we collected a...

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