@TSFSports NFL Week 6 previews and predictions: Dez Bryant, Richard Sherman battle is the key within the Cowboys, Seahawks war

Posted in Blogroll on October 11th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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The Dez Bryant and Richard Sherman showdown trumps any individual or team matchup in Week 6.

The Dallas Cowboys (4-1) face their most critical test of the 2014 season when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to meet the Seattle Seahawks (3-1).  The major battle within this NFC intra-conference war is the duel between Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seahawks all-world cornerback Richard Sherman.

Other meaningful games this week include: The Giants (3-2) and Eagles (4-1) renew their blood feud, the Bills and Patriots fight for first place in the AFC East, the Bengals tangle with the Panthers and the Steelers close out their season series against the Browns.

Bye: Chiefs and Saints

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@TSFSports NFL Week 5 previews and predictions: Bengals and Cardinals take undefeated records into hostile territories

Posted in Blogroll on October 2nd, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap leads a physical Bengals attack.

One month into the season and the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals are the lone two undefeated teams still standing. Both teams have done it minus big numbers from wide receivers Larry Fitgerald and A.J. Green — who have one touchdown between them this season. It’s been the defensive units ranked first (Cardinals) and second (Bengals) in scoring which has been the difference.

This week, the Cardinals travel to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos while the Bengals head to Foxboro to take on the discumbobulated New England Patriots.

Bye: Dolphins and Raiders

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Is Derek Jeter the last iconic African-American baseball player of our lifetime?

Posted in Blogroll on September 29th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Derek Jeter singled in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in his last major league at-bat.

When New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter removed his pinstriped uniform for the last time, Major League Baseball was left with several holes to fill. One of those voids is who will assume the role of inspiring young African-American baseball players.

Is Derek Jeter the last African-American baseball player of significance?

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@TSFSports NFL Week 4 previews and predictions: Wounded Eagles face the struggling 49ers

Posted in Blogroll on September 25th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Rookie wideout Jordan Matthews faces a stiff test against the 49ers secondary this week.

The Eagles 3-0 record has not come without a price, guard Evan Mathis (MCL sprain) and center Jason Kelce (sports hernia) will be lost for several weeks and second year tackle Lane Johnson will be eligible to return to the team next week after serving a four game suspension. The makeshift line could be the reason last season’s leading rusher LeSean McCoy is averaging 2.9 yards per carry despite the offense putting up 33 points per contest.

Nevertheless, the Birds are undefeated and face a struggling 49ers squad (1-2) dealing with holes in their vaunted defense. Linebacker Navarro Bowman (knee) and defensive end Aldon Smith (suspension) will both miss action.

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@TSFSports NFL Week 3 previews and predictions: Are the Broncos better prepared to face the Seahawks this time around?

Posted in Blogroll on September 20th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Despite a tough week against the Chargers, Richard Sherman continues to welcome all comers.

In-season Super Bowl rematches are rare, more rare is the rematch between two teams viewed as a pre-cursor to a rematch for the game’s ultimate prize. The Denver Broncos did some retooling in the off-season and look like the team to beat in the AFC. The Seattle Seahawks stumbled after a dominant performance in Week 1. The Seahawks offensive punch isn’t on the level of the Broncos, but their defense and special teams are capable of landing a hay maker at any time.

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Breaking: Jameis Winston to sit out entire game against Clemson

Posted in Blogroll on September 20th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Jameis Winston will be a spectator for the Florida State Seminoles meeting against the Clemson Tigers.

In a not so surprising development, the Florida State Seminoles have decided to sit Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston for today’s game against the Clemson Tigers.

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@TSFSports NFL Thursday Night Football preview and prediction: Bucs need more than a good showing against the Falcons

Posted in Blogroll on September 18th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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The Buccaneers pass rush may have to get to Matt Ryan minus the disruptive Gerald McCoy.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) head to Georgia to take on the Atlanta Falcons (1-0). The Bucs are looking to post their first win of the season after losing their first two contests by a total of eight points. The Falcons are looking to rebound after taking a physical pounding from the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.

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When will Jameis Winston get it?

Posted in Blogroll on September 18th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Since winning the National Championship, Florida State’s Jameis Winston can’t get out of his own way.

In 2013, Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston pulled off an improbable trifecta by becoming one of 14 players to win the Heisman Trophy and follow it up with a National Championship. Most shocking was the 20-year old beating a sexual assault rap in the midst of the Seminoles BCS championship run.

While no defense in the country has found an answer for the multi-faceted quarterback, Winston has become his own worst enemy and needs to take a good hard look at himself before it’s too late.

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Hoop Dreams Deflated: When you realize your pro athlete ambitions are going to come up short by Nigel Broadnax

Posted in Blogroll on September 16th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

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In elementary and middle school I had a dream of playing in the NBA one day. That’s how I envisioned making a living once I got older. I played in various basketball leagues and attended a few basketball camps during my youth, thinking I was climbing the ladder towards pro-athlete status.

I wasn’t.

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@TSFSports Week 2 NFL Picks: Throw Richard Sherman the damn ball

Posted in Blogroll on September 14th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

Throw him the damn ball? Hell nah…

Do you see this man here? Richard Sherman has now become the kid in the playground no one wants to play with because he’s so damn good. Be nice to him. He’s not a bad dude. All he wants to do is play football with everyone else. Look at his face. Do you really want to piss off such a good guy?

Phillip Rivers it’s your move bro…

Picks begin with Pittsburgh at Baltimore tonight. Could be a long year in the DMV…

Question: Is Roger Goodell facing his NFL mortality?

The very talented Elisabeth Epps talks Ray Rice, Chauncey Billups and the Denver Broncos with host Michael Tillery on this week’s edition of The Starting Five Live. Tune in Saturday to RAPstation Saturday, 8:30 pm ET.

TSF contributor Nigel Broadnax and TSF EIC Ron Glover appeared last week. Please comment great people. Enjoy your weekend.

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Roger Goodell’s audible on Ray Rice results in a turnover

Posted in Blogroll on September 12th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Ray Rice came clean to Roger Goodell about his actions, but the commissioner made it their own dirty little secret.

When Ray Rice stepped into an elevator with then fiancee Janay Palmer, little did he know his career was headed straight for the ground floor. Rice’s actions to the woman he would marry six weeks later were deplorable and unacceptable.

Rice spoke to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in July and informed him of his actions that evening. Goodell responded with a two game suspension followed by a six-game ban. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and banned indefinitely by the NFL after the complete video of the incident went viral.

After this latest turnover, it may be time to sit Roger Goodell on the bench.

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Friday Fire: Should Roger Goodell be fired?

Posted in Blogroll on September 12th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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When we wrote here many times over that Roger Goodell’s insistence of “cleaning up” the NFL was straight bogus, few agreed. Now that his feet are heavily in the fire because of his horrible handling of Ray Rice, folks are calling for his job. This with full knowledge that he — like every other pro sports commissioner — is essentially employed by those owning teams.

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NFL Kickoff 2014: Will the Green Bay Packers stun the starry-eyed Seattle Seahawks?

Posted in Blogroll on September 4th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Marshawn Lynch saw little action in the preseason, but should get his share of carries tonight.

The game literally fell into the hands of the officials last time the Packers and Seahawks met in prime time. The decision came on a replacement official’s call (accurate or inaccurate, depending on who you ask) which awarded the Seahawks the victory off of a Hail Mary on the game’s final play. The controversy brought back striking officials and launched the Seattle program into championship mode. Quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the game’s most efficient signal callers with an all-world defense at his back. The Packers have re-tooled with 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy and acquired pass-rusher extraordinaire Julius Peppers.

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Chicago Hope: Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. Championship of Little League World Series

Posted in Blogroll on August 24th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West squad has advanced to the championship game of the Little League World Series.

The fantastic run of South Side Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has taken them to the championship game of the 2014 Little League World Series. Today, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars defeated the team from Las Vegas, Nevada 7-5 and will face South Korea in Sunday’s final.

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Make the Leap: Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Matt Cassel look to spark a charge

Posted in Blogroll on August 19th, 2014 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Robert Griffin III has to put a tumultuous 2013 behind him.

Make the Leap. Progress from run of the mill to remarkable. From uninspiring to unforgettable. From throwaway to thrust into the forefront. The 2014-2015 NFL Season will unveil the stars and excitement we  have come to expect from the autumn beginning of Professional Football. None the less, there are many questions that need to be answered. Here are three teams with legit chances at making the playoffs this year, based solely on roster moves in the off season and a solid year from their starting quarterback.

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