I’d be the first to raise my hand and say, “Our guys are good enough. They’re ready. I want them in the championship game.” We get our fair share of big games. Close one, but a loss nonetheless in a shootout, as Matthew Stafford is able to do just a little bit more than a rookie playing his second game did last week. (Note the sarcasm.) Against the spread: Lions plus 5.5. (Favorite pick against the spread.)BALTIMORE over MIAMI, Sunday at noonIn keeping their win streak alive against the lowly 49ers, the Dolphins looked anything but impressive.
These birds are difficult as they do not have showy plumages we can compare, vocal data we can look at. They are also flightless, so even a narrow area of unsuitable habitat could be as great a barrier as a mountain range for these birds. It may take genetic work to determine if there is gene flow between populations and if there has been a long period of isolation or not?.
Smith was the prototype from the Belichick Bill Parcells personnel handbook. Smart. Tough. Jim BrownUnlike most of the athletes turned actors on this list, their sports career was majorly forgotten when they got into acting. However, this is not the case with Jim Brown. Jim Brown played for the Cleveland Browns and to this day still remains their all time leading rusher.
Eagles president Don Smolenski said the city had been working on a bid for a while holding off in 2015 and 2016 because of the papal visit and Democratic National Convention. The city has a one year deal with the league, with an option for a second year. Smolenski said the hope is Philadelphia remains draft host for a few consecutive years or becomes part of a steady rotation..
Tweaking the O lineOne of the lasting images of the Patriots’ AFC title game loss was Brady repeatedly having to pick himself up after enduring a barrage of Broncos’ knockdowns or sacks. The Patriots are hoping help has arrived via the draft with the additions of North Carolina State lineman Joe Thuney and Illinois guard Ted Karras. Thuney didn’t allow a sack in an Atlantic Coast Conference game his entire senior year.
The numbers from the storm were staggering. Snow accumulation totals reached up to 3 feet in places. Snow drifts piled up to 20 feet. Athletic mercenaries, as it turns out, are hardly a new phenomenon. During the Hellenistic period, athletes competing in the Greek Olympics often sold their talents to the highest paying nation states. Greek political leaders saw the Olympic Games as an opportunity to win political influence with their neighbors, and were willing to pay for that chance.