Maurkice Pouncey posts heated tirade against proposed NFL CBA

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    It's going to be a hard no from Maurkice Pouncey on the proposed new NFL CBA.

    The All-Pro center took to social media on Wedn夜网论坛esday to air his thoughts about the new CBA and, if you were curious with which way he would vote, that question was solved in the first few seconds of his video.

    "I vote no, f— that s—," Pouncey said in a video on his Instagram story. "Our NFLPA, the dudes at the top, the leaders? Man, that s— all f—ing bulls—."

    MORE: NFL players on proposed CBA by owners is awful: 'Rip it up!'

    The complete 43-second rant can be heard here, but — fair warning — there's strong, gloriously explicit language:

    Pouncey also mentioned a harrowing byproduct of what could happen should the CBA not be extended: a lockout.

    “And if any player on any one of our teams, if you all are hurting for rent money or anything while we go through this lockout, call us,” Pouncey said in the video. “Man, we got way more money than what they had back in the days. We ain’t got to worry about that. All the vets on each team, stand the f— up. Stand up.

    "Show these guys that we care about them. Man, I care about all you[......]

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    NFL mock draft 2021: Predicting where Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields & other top prospects will go

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    It's never too early to think about the next NFL Draft. Now that the 2020 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror, the clock immediately starts ticking for the top prospects in 2021. 

    As you might expect, that near-future class, like LSU's Joe Burrow now, has a surefire No. 1 overall player at quarterback, one who also has won a college national championship. That would be Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, the no-brainer pick for the team with the qualifying worst record.

    The order for this mock draft is based on current consensus odds to win Super Bowl 55. Here's how things might play out for the first round in Cleveland a year from now:

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    Brett Favre believes in CBD's future in NFL, partners with Green Eagle

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    Brett Favre can still recall how it felt when Reggie White sacked him before they were teammates in夜网论坛 Green Bay.   

    "Reggie sacked me, and I knew I separated my shoulder," Favre told Sporting News. 

    The former Packers quarterback can also still recall the multiple injections that followed at hafltime and after that game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Milwaukee County Stadium on Nov. 15, 1992. That was just the seventh of Favre's 297 consecutive starts during a 20-year Hall of Fame career. Now, the NFL's ultimate Ironman is wondering whether a product pushing into more NFL conversations would have helped throughout his prime. 

    MORE: 11 insane things I did because of Favre

    "When the injection wore off I was in tremendous pain," Favre said. "Would the CBD products have helped? I don't know how much, but it could have given the circumstances. You take what's available at the time." 

    CBD — or cannabidiol — is one of the ingredients in marijuana, and CBD products are being sold as an alternative to pain medications. On Wednesday, Favre announced a partnership with Green Eagle, a company that produces CBD products ranging from cream and roll-ons to sprays and liquid capsules. The products are 100 percent THC fre[......]

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    Former NFL WR Josh Bellamy arrested, charged in alleged $24M loan fraud scheme

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    Former NFL wide receiver Josh Bellamy is facing fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly obtaining a bogus COVID-19 relief loan as part of a scheme that tried to obtain $24 million from the federal government. 

    Prosecutors in South Florida alleged Thursday that Bellamy, a St. Petersburg resident, and 10 other people conspired to file dozens of false claims under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), with the group obtaining at least $17.4 millio夜网论坛n. Bellamy was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. He was arrested Thursday and brought before a federal magistrate in Florida.

    MORE: Washington cuts Derrius Guice after arrest

    Bellamy, 31, received a $1.24 million loan for his company, Drip Entertainment LLC, and then spent $166,774 of the proceeds at a casino and on jewelry and luxury items, prosecutors allege. He also allegedly withdrew more than $302,000. Prosecutors further claim that Bellamy tried to obtain loans for family members and close associates.

    The PPP was established to help small businesses deal with revenue losses caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The Jets released Bellamy on Tuesday, but a source told ESPN's Rich Cimini that the team was not aware he was abou[......]

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    Drew Brees and the national anthem: Revisiting the Saints QB's controversial anti-kneeling comments

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    Saints quarterback Drew Brees underestimated the implications of making an anti-kneeling statement at the height of nationwide protests against police brutality and racism earlier this summer.

    He told Yahoo Sports in June that any NFL player who took a knee during the national anthem was "disrespecting the flag of the United States' and "our country."

    "Is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not," Brees said in the interview. "We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution."

    Players around the sports world, including some Saints teammates, harshly criticized Brees for not empathizing with the unique set of issues Black people in the U.S. face. They felt his comments were not only unhelpful to their cause, but also directly undermined their efforts to explain why pointing out racial inequality during the anthem has nothing to do with their level of respect for America.

    George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, had been killed by Minneapolis police nine days earlier, so Brees' words str[......]

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    How Jalen Hurts' college growth from Alabama to Oklahoma points to eventual NFL success

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    When Jalen Hurts left Alabama for Oklahoma, he was a benched quarterback viewed as more of a runner than a passer. A year with the Sooners provided quite the renaissance.

    Hurts went from a possible NFL prospect as a gadget player to a legitimate quarterback draft pick in the second round by the Eagles. All it took was one year lighting up the Big 12 in Lincoln Riley's offense, but it was more than that. Hurts displayed improved mechanics at OU that helped him more accurately and consistently push the ball down the field. Coupled with a rushing ability that fits in the modern NFL, Hurts' passing improvements led him to Philadelphia despite the presence of Carson Wentz.

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    Do the Browns play today? NFL schedule, start time for Week 14 game vs. Ravens

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    The Browns don't play until the final game of Week 14, when they host the Ravens (7-5) on Monday Night Football in an AFC North showdown.

    Cleveland (9-3) is coming off a comprehensive win in Week 13 over the Titans, a victory which featured a franchise-record 38 points in the first half that included four Baker Mayfield touchdown passes. Cleveland has secured its first winning season since 2007, and all that's left is to ensure a spot in the playoffs.

    Here's more to know about when the Browns will be playing in Week 14, along with a look at the entire Week 14 NFL schedule.

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      Date:  Monday, Dec. 14Start time:  8:15 p.m. ET

      The Browns play their second prime-time game of the season in Week 14 after also featuring on Thursday night in Week 2 against the Bengals. Cleveland hosts the Ravens, who are getting pretty used to playing on week days.

      Baltimore will now have a string of three consecutive games played on a Wednesday, a T[......]

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    Updated 2021 NFL Draft order: Cowboys, Eagles hurt positions with wins; Dolphins benefit from Texans' loss

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    A week after the Jets and Jaguars fooled NFL fans into thinking they might win, there was no such suspense in the teams vying for position in the 2021 NFL Draft order in Week 14.

    New York, Jacksonville and Cincinnati all lost, so they continued to hold down the top three spots. More intrigue came out of the NFC East, where the Cowboys and Eagles both found ways to win, hurting each of their respective draft positions. The division winner is still up in the air, and the three teams that don't make the playoffs are probably looking at top-1[......]

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    Jared Goff felt Rams were 'wrong place,' was ready to be traded: 'The feeling's mutual'

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    Jared Goff was ticked off.

    The breakup between the Rams and their quarterback was public and a little nasty, with neither head coach Sean McVay nor general manager Les Snead committing to Goff as starter for 2021 after the conclusion夜网论坛 of the 2020 NFL season. The team pivoted and traded Goff to the Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford soon after.

    The team's cryptic statements on the status as Goff as a starter led to him seeing the writing on the wall, apparently. Speaking with the LA Times, Goff said he'll always take pride in bringing LA football back to prominence, but welcomed a new opportunity.

    "As the quarterback, as the guy that's at arguably the most important position on the field, if you're in a place that you're not wanted and they want to move on from you, the feeling's mutual," Goff said. "You don't want to be in the wrong place. It became increasingly clear that was the case. …

    "You start to feel, I don't want to say 'relief' is the word, but you start to feel happy, grateful, ready for a new opportunity. That's the biggest feeling that I was overcome with that night, and even in the days following."[......]

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    What channel is the Super Bowl on? Chiefs vs. Buccaneers time, TV schedule, streaming for 2021

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    You won't have to look hard to find Chiefs vs. Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 on your television. And it's even got a nice, relatively early start time so that the kids can stay up for the whole thing before going to school the next day.

    LIVE: Follow the score, updates & highlights from Super Bowl 55

    Just tune your TV set to CBS by 6:30 p.m. ET to see Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes face off in maybe the greatest Super Bowl quarterback matchup in NFL history. There are certainly riveting dueling narratives for the game. On one side, Brady's Buccaneers are playing at home in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium in Brady's first year away from the Patriots. On the other side is last year's Super Bowl MVP Mahomes and the reigning champion Chiefs.

    Mahomes and the Chiefs only lost one game all season, way back on Oct. 11 to the Raiders. Since then, they've made relatively light work of the entire NFL as Mahomes has continued to thrive in his third year as a starter in the Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy offense. Combined wit[......]

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    Do Super Bowl betting odds suggest that Aaron Rodgers is heading to the Broncos?

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    The Broncos didn't select a quarterback during the 2021 NFL Draft. Despite being on the clock at No. 9 with Justin Fields and Mac Jones on the board, the team opted to go with cornerback Patrick Surtain II with its first selection. After that, the team chose not to add another quarterback to the fray, ensuring that either Drew Lock or the newly acquired Teddy Bridgewater would be the starter during the '21 season.

    So, why would the Broncos' Super Bowl betting odds improve so much in the wake of the draft without the team making a massive upgrade at the quarterback spot?

    According to The Denver Post, the Broncos went from having the 24th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +6,600 (a $100 bet nets $6,600) to the ninth-best chance to take home a title at +2,200. Those odds are similar to what some other books have moved their Broncos odds to as well.

      William Hill: +2,000FanDuel: +2,400DraftKings: +2,500

      Though the Broncos did have a strong draft class, that alone would not improve their odds to win a title by that much. That's the type of move that is usually seen when a team significantly upgrades its quarterback spot. As s[......]

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    When will Washington Football Team pick a new name? Search has narrowed to these 8 options

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    The 夜网论坛Washington Football Team is going to have a new name at some point in the future. It ditched its old "Redskins" moniker back in the summer of 2020 after FedEx — the naming rights sponsor for the team's stadium — called upon them to make the change.

    Shortly thereafter, Nike stopped selling Redskins apparel on their website. And Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed that the team's name remained an impediment to the team building any new stadium in the District of Columbia.

    As a result, owner Daniel Snyder announced that the team would undergo a "thorough review" of its name, citing a desire to get input from a variety of groups about the moniker's future.

    "This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and the history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," Snyder said in a statement.

    On July[......]

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    Cowboys vs. Eagles final score, results: Philadelphia penalties aid Dallas rout on 'Monday Night Football'

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    It took just over three minutes for Dallas to get on the scoreboard at home on Monday. The game wasn't totally over at that point, but it was certainly an indication of what was to come as the Cowboys steamrolled the Eagles 41-21 and moved to 2-1 and atop the NFC East.

    It was a dominant offensive performance by the Cowboys, who had nearly 400 yards of offense and saw both Ezekiel Elliott and Dalton Schultz each find the end zone twice.

    MORE: Peyton Manning blasts Mike McCarthy's clock management at end of half

    For as good as the Cowboys were offensively, they were helped by self-inflicted blows on the part of the Eagles, who were penalized 13 times for 86 yards. Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts also threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Trevon Diggs.

    MORE: SN's NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 4

    Philadelphia’s offense was stagnant even without the penalties, as it didn’t reach the red zone until roughly the eight-minute mark in the third quarter, totaled just 64 rushing yards and had just 12 first downs the entire game. It was also the first time the Cowboys scor[......]

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    NBA 2K14 trailer showcases big free agents with new teams (VIDEO)

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    NBA 2K14, which hits stores on October 1 for Xbox 360 and the PS3, has its official trailer. Watch it above.

    Keep an eye out for the following: Monta Ellis as a Mav, Andre Iguodala as a Warrior, the new-look Nets, Brandon Jennings on the Pistons, Metta World Peace with the Knicks and Dwight Howard with the Rockets. Notably absent: Kevin Durant, as pointed out 夜网论坛by Royce Young.

    Check out still shots of the players in new places from our friend Steve Noah at Operation Sports.

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    Terrence Ross' 51 points tie Raptors record in loss to Clippers

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    TORONTO — Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame Terrence Ross' 51 points to beat the Toronto Raptors 126-118 on Saturday night.

    Ross matched Vince Carter's franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.

    The se夜网论坛cond-year guard connected on 16 of 29 field goal attempts, made 10 of 17 from 3-point range and went 9 for 10 at the free throw line. But he missed his final foul shot with 4 seconds left, failing to top the 51 points Carter scored in a 103-102 win over Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2000.

    Ross' big night wasn't enough for the Raptors, though.

    Blake Griffin scored 30 points and J.J. Redick had 18 as the Clippers won for the 10th time in 13 games and snapped a four-game losing streak in Toronto. Los Angeles improved to 8-3 without star guard Chris Paul, sidelined with a separated shoulder.

    Darren Collison added 12 poin[......]

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    Kobe Bryant still expects to return to Lakers this season

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    Kobe Bryant is all too familiar with the Lakers' recent struggles, as he has watched from the sidelines while injury and losing have affected Los Angeles on high levels this season.

    Both problems have the Lakers sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, at 18-33 on the year. Still, Bryant has no intent to slow down his return to the basketball court.

    MORE: Rare photos of Steve Nash | Brandon Bass has trade interest | ABC confused Derrick Rose for Denzel Washington

    "My plan hasn't changed," Bryant said Sunday, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I'm just going about it every single day just trying 夜网论坛to get better. That's my job. My job is to get my butt back out there on the court when I'm healthy enough to play and that hasn't changed."

    Bryant has not played in a game since Dec. 17, when he suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. In the six in which he played, Bryant averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds in his return from a torn Achilles in his left leg.

    The next stage for Bryant is to be re-evaluated next week after the All-Star Game. Bryant is not aware what effect that will have on when he can come back to the basketball game.

    "That I don't know," Bryant said. "It's completely out of my control. I really got to sit here and just wait until this thing heals up and then go out there and do what I do."

    Bryant does expect to come back this season, however, and[......]

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