1. Ronde Barber and a Streak That May Be Hard to Beat

    For a league which prides itself on record keeping, the NFL was surprisingly quiet as two records were set by one man at the weekend...

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  2. NFL: So the Giants Cheated? Big Deal, Doesn't Everyone?

    In the prideful world of the NFL , publicly complaining about your opponents just isn't done. Referees and officials are fair game. The league itself is fair game. But opponents? No...

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  3. NFL: Larry Johnson Cut by Miami Dolphins, Career in Jeopardy

    Life in the NFL hasn't been much fun for Larry Johnson over the past few seasons He was once was a star—a big fish in the small pond of early-2000's Kansas City...

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  4. NFL: Could Matt Cassell Be the New Derek Anderson?

    It has been a horror show of a season so far for Kansas City. In eight quarters of football, they have scored a mere 10 points and shipped a massive 89...

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  5. NFL: Who Won Between Chad Ochocinco and Tedy Bruschi?

    Last week, I wrote about the fall out between the Patriots ' new veteran receiver Chad Ochocinco and their former star linebacker, Tedy Bruschi...

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  6. NFL: 3 Things That Surprised Me About...Tampa Bay's Win Over Minnesota

    Tampa Bay staged a remarkable comeback to win against Minnesota, overturning a 17-point deficit at halftime to win 24-20...

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  7. Jack Vainisi: Not the NFL Hall of Fame, Part 3

    The Not the NFL Hall of Fame exists to honor those who will never be enshrined in the main Hall in Canton, be it through selectorial blinkeredness, an excess of competition or simply the passage of time dimming memories...

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  8. Will the NFL Ever Allow a Female Official?

    Cast your eyes slightly upward and you will see a bar listing all of the sports covered by Bleacher Report. Look closer and you will see that just about every sport in the western world—including some that I wouldn't deem a sport—is listed...

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  9. Soccer: Can the NFL's Rooney Rule Really Work in the English Premier League?

    Historically, sports in the UK have been slow to learn anything from those in the US. There's a certain one-eyedness about the leading sports, stemming from an attitude of 'the game began here, so we must be doing it the best way here'...

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  10. NFL: Why Tedy Bruschi Is Wrong About Chad Ochocinco

    The world can be loosely divided into three groups nowadays—those who get Twitter, those who don't and those who don't have a clue what Twitter is in the first place. Patriots wideout Chad Ochocinco has always been firmly in the first camp...

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  11. Rock Star Equivalents of 5 NFL Starting Quarterbacks

    Quarterbacks have always been the rock stars of the NFL . They get to call the tune, they get the money, they get the fast cars, they get the girls. The halftime show at the Super Bowl even tends towards rock nowadays...

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  12. Rex Grossman: Washington Redskins QB Isn't "Nervous Rex" Any More

    I guess we have now reached the point where few things should surprise us about Mike Shanahan's reign in DC...

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  13. Rugby World Cup: 7 Things We Learned from Opening Weekend

    Well, the first round of matches in the 2011 Rugby World Cup are over. The eight matches brought plenty of points, some memorable moments and one or two talking points...

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  14. Bob Kuechenberg: Not the NFL Hall of Fame, Part 2

    I'll let you in on a secret. I have a beef with the Miami Dolphins side of 1972, but it isn't the one you think it is. You see, I don't care about the unbeaten record...

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  15. NFL: Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb Could Be One of a Rare Breed

    This might surprise you, but of all of the players drafted this year, the one I probably watched the most was Randall Cobb...

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  16. NFL 2011 Preview: The London Eye: Are You Ready for Some Footbaalll?

    The London Eye is an occasional column about football seen through the eyes of a writer stranded in London, England Tom Lehrer almost had it right when he sang: All the world ...

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  17. Cricket: Five Great Players Who Always Failed in World Cup Finals

    The ICC World Cup is almost upon us. The competition has grown from its humble early beginnings into a global event beloved the world over...

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  18. Ray Guy: Not the NFL Hall of Fame, Part One

    The purpose of Not the NFL Hall of Fame is to highlight players who are not in the Hall of Fame proper, but who would be if the 44 voters for Canton had any sense at all...

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  19. Six Nations Rugby: Player Rankings: England

    England had a gentle Saturday afternoon against an Italian side who seemed to freeze when playing at the home of rugby. Even so, there were worrying signs for England...

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  20. RBS 6 Nations Rugby: Can Ireland Really Beat France?

    The two pre-tournament favourites meet at the Aviva Stadium—or Landsowne Road, as most of us still call it—in the final match of the weekend...

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  21. Six Nations Rugby Preview: Is Wales vs. Scotland The Battle Of The Wooden Spoon?

    Scotland take on Wales at Murrayfield in what could turn out to be the battle to avoid the wooden spoon...

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  22. Six Nations Rugby: England Look To Dominate Italy Despite Losing Andrew Sheridan

    After their exciting victory over Wales, England begin a run of three home matches with a game against an Italian side who will themselves be confident after coming within an ace of beating Ireland last weekend...

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  23. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Needs to Stop Deserving Players Being Left Out

    There is only one thing that can spoil my Super Bowl weekend, and it does it every year. The elections for the Hall of Fame—the results of which are announced the day before the game—never fail to make my blood boil...

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  24. Six Nations Rugby: Can Scotland End Their Losing Streak Against France?

    If it is February, it must be time for the Six Nations, the rugby competition so venerable that it makes every other contest—the World Cup, the Tri-Nations—look like a pretentious young upstart...

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  25. Cricket: Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir To Face Corruption Charges

    Police in London have announced that former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, along with fast bowlers Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir and agent Mazhar Majeed, will face corruption ...

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