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NFL, Kaepernick Apparently Reach Settlement

NFL, Kaepernick Apparently Reach Settlement

Lawyers representing unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid released the following statement on Friday afternoon concerning their clients' collusion lawsuit against the NFL:

18 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2019, 11:54pm by Sixknots
Rob Weintraub's Pac-12 Alumni Trophies
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Rob Weintraub's Pac-12 Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2018 from each school in the Pacific-12 Conference.

5 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2019, 12:30pm by nat
Ravens Trade Joe Flacco to Denver

Ravens Trade Joe Flacco to Denver

The Ravens have agreed in principle on a deal to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos. Compensation is as yet unknown but will likely be a mid-round pick. The king of failed completions heads to Denver, and Case Keenum will likely be cut after just one season with the Broncos. This is an upgrade on throwing the deep ball, but is it an upgrade in any other way? Flacco last year was 16th in passing DVOA, which is nice but was also just half a season and was much better than his last three seasons.He had ranked 26th or lower in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

76 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2019, 12:33pm by Noah Arkadia
Rob Weintraub's Big 12 Alumni Trophies
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Rob Weintraub's Big 12 Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2018 from each school in the Big 12 Conference.

Rob Weintraub's Big Ten Alumni Trophies
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Rob Weintraub's Big Ten Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2018 from each school in the Big Ten Conference.

1 comment, Last at 12 Feb 2019, 3:21pm by Boots Day
AAF Kicks Off Without Kickoffs

AAF Kicks Off Without Kickoffs

Here's a good primer from the AP on the rule changes in the new Alliance of American Football which starts this coming weekend. Kickoffs are gone, but there's an opportunity to "onside kick" by converting fourth-and-12 from the 28. However, you're only allowed to try this if you are down 17 points, or in the final five minutes of the game. There's also a "SkyJudge" official whose job is to monitor the broadcast and correct egregious errors made by the officials on the field.

18 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2019, 11:28pm by Sixknots
Rob Weintraub's SEC Alumni Trophies
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Rob Weintraub's SEC Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2018 from each school in the Southeastern Conference.

2 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2019, 7:57pm by Vincent Verhei
Rob Weintraub's ACC Alumni Trophies
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Rob Weintraub's ACC Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2018 from each school in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2019, 2:26pm by Sixknots
Dolphins, Bengals Officially Announce Flores, Taylor as New Coaches

Dolphins, Bengals Officially Announce Flores, Taylor as New Coaches

The worst-kept secrets in the NFL's personnel world became official on Monday.

1 comment, Last at 04 Feb 2019, 6:34pm by johonny
Super Bowl LIII Digest: Patriots Put Down the Rams Revolution

Super Bowl LIII Digest: Patriots Put Down the Rams Revolution

Everything you would ever want to know about a punt-tastic Super Bowl and the future of the Mini McVay Marching Society.