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Colin Kaepernick a finalist for Time’s 2017 Person of the Year

Dec
15

Colin Kaepernick, Time’s 2017 Person of the Year?

That is a distinct possibilty, as the magazine announced Monday on NBC’s “Today” show that Kaepernick is one of 10 finalists for its prestigious annual honor.

Other finalists for the honor are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. with their parents but may be forced to leave under proposed new federal guidelines.

There’s a misconception among many people that the honor is bestowed upon the person who has made the greatest contributions to society during the year, but as Time’s editors point out in the media release, the honor recognizes, “the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse.”

Past winners include 13 different U.S. presidents, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Adolf Hitler, The Computer and Mahatma Gandhi.

On Tuesday, smoke and ash filled the air but conditions were “clear and breezy” Wednesday at the Ventura County facility, according to the Times, as the Rams went about their typical work week with an extended walk-through.

Coach Sean McVay said the Rams have arranged to practice at USC, some 50 miles to the southeast, in the coming days if air quality deteriorates to the point that it’s unhealthy for players to practice.

But McVay said Wednesday that he expected “we’ll be able to go about our normal operating procedure and be out there” in a normal game-week routine at the team’s facility.

However, emergency officials warned that powerful winds Thursday could feed the wildfires.panthers_012

The Lions cruised to an easy 30-17 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday night.

Dec
10

Detroit scored a touchdown on its opening drive and never looked back as it improved to 4-4 on the season.

Matthew Stafford threw for 361 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Lions, while Marvin Jones Jr. tallied 107 receiving yards and two scores. Golden Tate also added 113 receiving yards for Detroit.

If team management wasn’t overly concerned by his antics then, why should Burfict worry besides losing a paycheck if the NFL suspends him again for this latest escapade?

“Vontaze is one of those guys who’s very chippy,” Woodyard said. “He loves the game and he’s one of my favorite guys to watch. Unfortunately, he has to know the NFL is going to be looking at him and the referees are going to be keying on him.

At least the Dolphins got a taste of Tannehill in the preseason. Indianapolis didn’t even get that far with Andrew Luck. Despite public promises from team owner Jim Irsay, Luck never came close to re-entering the starting lineup this season as his recovery attempts from last January’s shoulder surgery fizzled. Luck is now reportedly seeking treatment methods in Europe in hopes of returning in 2018.

The Panthers are back to the basics under coach Ron Rivera. They run the ball, with Jonathan Stewart, Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne, whoever. They stop the run just as well. It allows Newton to be in comfortable passing situations, while his counterpart has to drop back often against an attacking defense.

When they protect the ball with Newton, the Panthers fine. But they haven’t been great at forcing takeaways to facilitate their offense. Newton has been up and down based on level of opponent and time of game.
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Cameroonian-Martiniquan defensive end Yannick Ngakoue recorded a multi sack game.

Dec
07

“I think it’s a worthy attempt,” said Gaudelli, via ESPN. “Because, look, football essentially has been covered the same way from the first day it was covered. Yes, we’ve added cameras. We’ve added technology. We’ve added all those things. But the game itself has been covered a certain way, and I think this is a chance to slightly break away from that and give people a different production to evaluate and see if they like it or not.”

So NBC’s experiment Thursday night could be the beginning of a massive change in the way TV networks cover live sports, football in particular. After all, a generation that has grown accustomed to and appreciative of the camera angle via video games is the generation networks want to target.

Much has been made of the NFL’s sagging TV ratings, a trend that has continued in 2017. It would be wild if a simple tweak like a new camera angle became the method of rejuvenation.

What’s left on the schedule isn’t too difficult, save for Pittsburgh and the final two weeks. The problem: Looking at the Titans’ positive numbers, down to their plus-1 turnover margin, there’s nothing that stands out. They are good at the coach-speak basics of running the ball and stopping the run, which can take teams a long way.

“It’s quite the challenge,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said on a conference call. “We’re only going to do walk-throughs this week. We’re pretty dinged up, and we don’t have really enough guys to get 11 on 11 right now for look squad (scout team). Most of our look squad guys are going to be playing, so we just got to get them ready to go.”

Sent to injured reserve were guard Shawn Lauvao (stinger), center Spencer Long (knee), wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and running back Chris Thompson (fibula). Backup center Chase Roullier (hand) is also out this week.nike_steelers_718

All the way down to the Lions-Packers game going over on the final play

Dec
04

“It’s gotten to the point where Hall of Famers are saying that if steroid users get in, they’ll no longer come to Cooperstown for Induction Ceremonies or other events. Some feel they can’t share a stage with players who did steroids. The cheating that tainted an era now risks tainting the Hall of Fame too. The Hall of Fame means too much to us to ever see that happen. If steroid users get in, it will divide and diminish the Hall, something we couldn’t bear.”

Here’s a rundown of the Week 12 Power Rankings, as voted on by our power panel — a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities — with a look at how each team is trending.

All the way down to the Lions-Packers game going over on the final play, Week 9 was a rough week for bad beats. It started with an upset Thursday, and the twists of late-week injuries and injunctions made a few games tougher to forecast.

With 215 passing yards against the Cowboys, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan became the fastest quarterback with 40,000 career passing yards — reaching the mark in 151 games. Ryan (40,073) is the 19th player in NFL history with at least 40,000 passing yards and sits just behind Johnny Unitas (40,239) for 18th on the NFL’s all-time passing list.

Johnny Holton, WR, Oakland Raiders: The Raiders announced during the second quarter that Holton was being evaluated for a concussion. Holton passed the tests and returned to action in the second half.
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Stars to get specific when describing player injuries

Dec
02

Fans of the National Hockey League have become accustomed to the vagueness of teams’ injury disclosures, which usually range from “upper body” to “lower body.”

Cowboys are still dangerous team — All that said, even if Elliott does sit out six games, the Cowboys should not be counted out of the playoff picture. The Dallas defense played exceptionally well, holding Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt to just 37 yards on nine carries. The Chiefs, who averaged nearly 123 rushing yards per game, were limited to 68 yards on the ground Sunday.

“It just wasn’t yesterday’s kick,” Bears coach John Fox said Monday. “We haven’t been in the red area a lot. It feels a little harder than normal. Before yesterday, he was like, I don’t know, we were down there maybe 16 times, so those four misses, five yesterday, you feel it. He sensed it, and he understands. It’s never easy making those changes.”

Barth, whom the Bears signed at the start of last season to replace Chicago’s all-time leading scorer, Robbie Gould, made 18 of 23 field goal attempts during his first year in Chicago.

“We are a production-based business,” Fox said after the loss Sunday. “That’s what we get paid to do, whether it’s winning games as a head coach or whether it’s making kicks as a kicker. We will evaluate it. Like I said, every time we go out there, we will do everything we can to put the best team we can out there.”

Santos, 26, was waived injured by the Chiefs on Sept. 30 because of a groin injury.nike_cardinals-065