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Ranking the 5 wildest stunts during Philadelphia’s celebrations

Philadelphia’s reaction to winning the Super Bowl was mostly predictable. There were fires, and lamp post climbing, and singing in the streets while thousands belted out refrains of Fly, Eagles Fly. But what was surprising is how many people were willingly open to risking their lives for the sake of celebration.
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You know Philly’s celebration was out of control when a greased pole climb only makes No.3 on this list. City officials covered poles in motor oil after Crisco proved ineffective following the NFC Championship game.

NASA projects that any asteroid larger than a half a mile across could have a worldwide impact.

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Hall had given New Jersey the lead midway through the first with a power-play goal on a shot from the right circle. He has scored in three straight games and has 26 goals this season.

After the game, the Devils acquired speedy forward Michael Grabner from the Rangers in the first trade between the cross-river rivals. New Jersey sent a 2018 second-round draft pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov to New York. … One of the biggest cheers of the night was for the United States women’s hockey team. Highlights of the gold-medal win over Canada were shown in the first period. … Devils forward Miles Wood was back in the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for boarding. … Minnesota’s bus ride from New York City in the rain — roughly 13 miles Authentic Anders Nilsson Jersey — took 90 minutes. … Patrik Elias, whose jersey will be retired Saturday by the Devils, dropped the puck for a ceremonial opening faceoff.

There are so many Eagles fans at U.S. Bank Stadium that it looks like a home game

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The crowd at the Super Bowl seems to be heavily in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles. Reports out of Minneapolis have confirmed as much, and a good indicator for any crowd demographics is when Tom Brady runs onto a football field.
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Urlacher was an old-school run thumper over his 13 seasons at middle linebacker for the Bears. His coverage skills set the bar high for every middle linebacker who has come into the league after him. Urlacher finished his career with 41 1?2 sacks, 78 passes defended, and 22 interceptions, a testament to his versatility.
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Jerry Kramer was one of Bart Starr’s most consistent blockers with the Green Bay Packers. He was a finalist for the Hall nine times during his modern-era eligibility, which expired in 1998. He was also a senior finalist in 1997. Kramer was the only member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team who hadn’t been included in the Hall of Fame. The voters changed that this year.

Parmalee, 50, spent the past three seasons as the Raiders’ running backs coach. He played the position for nine seasons with the Dolphins (1992-98) and Jets (1999 to 2000).

Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring from the Patriots’ championship win over the Falcons last year. It’s perhaps the most concrete example of Trump’s ties to Robert Kraft and the Patriots.

Kraft Lorenzo Mauldin Womens Jersey and the Patriots presented Trump with the ring during the team’s April visit to the White House to honor them for the Super Bowl LI win, as a way to thank Trump for his hospitality. Trump reportedly said he was honored that the Patriots were the first championship team to join him at the White House after he took office.

Things have gotten more complicated since then. Trump started a war with the entire NFL over players’ protests of racial inequality and oppression during the national anthem. His connections to the Patriots remain, but they may not be the same after a dramatic season.

Lessons from our first mock draft: When should you take your pitchers?

Our staff recently held its first mock draft for the 2018 season, and you can check out the entire board here.
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Eric Karabell: Each draft I’ve participated in so far has seen a different first round, and on this first ESPN Patrick Patterson Youth jersey mock of the season it felt like it was a subtle race to secure someone from the top tier of four starters. I didn’t consider a pitcher at the third pick, but they didn’t last long and certainly didn’t make it back to me at my next pick. It’s so interesting. Look, if you want Clayton Kershaw anytime after the second pick, do it. The case can be made at No. 3! I decided for this format I wanted Mookie Betts third. That’s where the draft really begins.

Again, just as the school considered making the leap, the waters got choppier. App State went 8-4 in both 2011 and 2012, and Moore was pushed into retirement. Scott Satterfield took over but went 4-8 in the Mountaineers’ final FCS season.

The delay is often what kills you. When you elect to leap, it’s often because of an extraordinary run of success. Because they are extraordinary, they are hard to maintain. And since it takes a few years to go from the feasibility study to the decision to the move itself, you’ve got time to regress. In App State’s case, Moore’s age probably didn’t help 鈥?he turned 73 in 2012.

Tillman likely will join right-handers Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman and Cashner in the rotation.

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Tillman began last season on the disabled list with right shoulder stiffness.

To make room for Tillman on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated outfielder Jaycob Brugman for assignment.

Heading into the third intermission, Zhou fell another spot down the standings when Belgium’s Jorik Hendrickx jumped him with an 84.74 score.

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The schedule is too hard. They still have to play the Patriots, Chiefs, Cowboys and Eagles.

Let’s now visit Elvin Bethea, the great Houston Oilers defensive tackle. Before his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame he admitted he no longer watches NFL games because all the post-play showboating and hassles resemble “pro wrestling.”

That was in 2003. In 2017, Commissioner Roger Goodell actually has encouraged more garbage as a matter of “spontaneous fun,” including the contrived kind, more rehearsed than plays in the playbook.

So in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against Detroit, rookie tight end Evan Engram, college man — former captain of Ole Miss — caught his first NFL touchdown then did a groin-thrusting me-dance ending with him standing at attention while conspicuously and vulgarly cupping his crotch.

They’ll look back and lament losing to the Ravens, Broncos and Chargers in consecutive weeks.

Usually, coaches don’t want their quarterbacks to run the ball for fear of injury. In the case of the Panthers and Newton, his production running the ball has a direct correlation to the team’s success.

“Prime Time” had a flare for the dramatic. He once showed up for training camp riding a Mercedes-Benz golf cart. The high-stepping showboat you couldn’t keep your eyes off of, Sanders talked a lot of trash and was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. Perhaps no player had that kind of supreme confidence, and that, of course, attracted the haters.

Moss is the greatest vertical-threat receiver in NFL history, but it came with side effects. Like the time he bumped a Minneapolis traffic cop with his vehicle, which spawned the catch-phrase, “Straight cash, homey.” Moss left the field early, squirted a ref with a water bottle and faux-mooned Packers fans. He knew how to piss people off — fans, teammates, coaches, anybody. Still, hell of a player that’s who is pretty good as an analyst on Sundays.

“That was one of the more fun days. We had such crazy stuff,” he said. “I can’t tell you the last time a player went to the locker room when he wasn’t ejected [the Chiefs’ Peters, after his flag toss], and then came back with no socks. We haven’t had that before. Not to promote illegal hits, but we had Rob Gronkowski with the flying elbow and Tom Brady yelling at Josh McDaniels. We had the yarmulkes. We had Tarik Cohen’s crazy play, who by the way isn’t Jewish.”

Firing Jeff Fisher might be the best thing that’s ever happened to the Rams.

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At the risk of fools declaring the NFL to be the No Fun League, Jenkins should have been suspended from playing this week, with the cause loudly and angrily declared by commissioner Roger Goodell to be the kind of behavior that is threatening the good and welfare of the game from which Jenkins makes his $12.5 million-a-year living.
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But there wasn’t even a declaration of condemnation from the NFL. There never is.

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In their first game under new coach Sean McVay, the Rams looked like a revitalized team, starting with franchise quarterback Jared Goff. During his rookie year in 2016, Goff didn’t hit the 300-yard mark once and he also never won a single game in seven starts. That all changed against Indy.

Goff thrived in McVay’s new, more open offense. The second-year quarterback finished 21 of 29 for 306 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Rams had a huge game, despite the fact they were missing star defensive lineman Aaron Donald.

Incredible finish in Detroit, where the Lions appeared to have pulled off a comeback against the Falcons but were denied by replay and a recent rule change.

Once down 17-6, the Lions trailed 30-26 when Matthew Stafford got the ball for the final drive at his own 12 with 2:23 to go. He had a third and goal from the 1 with 12 seconds left and hit Golden Tate on a slant. At first look, he appeared to fall over the goal line and the Lions were awarded the go-ahead touchdown.

But upon further review, it was determined not only had Tate’s knee hit the ground with the ball at the half-yard line, he was being touched on the shoulder by Atlanta’s Brian Duane Brown Jersey Poole. That was the bad news. The worse news for the Lions is because they had no timeouts, and the correct call would have resulted in the clock still running, there would be a 10-second runoff. With only :08 on the clock, that ended the game.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell agreed Tate was down by contact but insisted Stafford would have gotten off another play in the remaining time had the proper call been made originally.

Trump: I’m not ‘preoccupied’ with the NFL

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President Trump spent the last four days serial-tweeting about the NFL’s national-anthem protests 锟斤拷 and then claimed to reporters Tuesday that he was not obsessing over the issue.
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I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL, insisted Trump, who has tweeted more about that topic than any other since Saturday.

During a Rose Garden press conference with Spain’s prime minister, Trump was asked if his energies could have been better spent addressing Hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto Rico.

Trump’s focus broadened as the day went on, but he slipped in one more dig at the NFL later in the morning.

The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem! he wrote.

The tweet was sandwiched between a message to San Juan, PR, Mayor Carmen Yul锟斤拷n Cruz thanking her for thanking him, and another supporting the incumbent senator in the Alabama special primary-runoff vote.

To be sure, the 2015 NFL season drew an average of 17.88 million viewers a game – the highest average audience in a decade.

The season’s overall volatility may suggest ratings are near an inflection or peak, Wible wrote.

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Others pointed to too many commercials during games, noncompetitive games, three prime-time Tom Seaver Jersey nights of NFL a week and a riveting World Series game during Week 8 as other reasons for the drop in viewers.

Wible did not say why he thought NFL ratings were near a peak, but said the diversions were not the reason.

In all, an average of 2.3 million viewers returned to watch NFL games after Election Day.

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He said that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, by denying Williamson the right to wear the patriotic footwear, had committed a personal foul against humanity.

This guy [Williamson] was hoping to honor everyone who died on 9/11, no matter what their country or color.

Nunziato has teamed up with Patrick Colligan, president of the 33,000 member New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, who was equally flabbergasted about the threatened fine.

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DeValve is the first white player to join the movement started by Colin Kaepernick, who’s currently not in the league. The Eagles’ Chris Long stood with his hand on a teammate’s kneeling shoulder last week.

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It saddens me that in 2017 we have to do something like that, said the 24-year-old DeValve, from Manchester, Conn., who said he loves this country and supports its troops. 锟揭э拷 The United States is the greatest country in the world. It is because it provides opportunities to its citizens that no other country does. The issue is that it doesn’t provide equal opportunity to everybody.

Tom Savage’s versatility at QB was on display Monday night in Baltimore.

Can the Bengals come up with a big performance Sunday in Baltimore to knock the Ravens from playoff contention and, if the speculation about Coach Marvin Lewis’s future is accurate, send him off with a victory?

Of course, signing recently reclassified stud quarterback J.T. Daniels was huge for the Trojans, but there’s no question that USC has to sign a strong offensive line class. Right now, the Trojans have signed the nation’s No. 2 center prospect and an ESPN 300 member in Justin Dedich and three-star Liam Douglass, who some around the program think is one of the most athletic linemen USC has signed in years. — Aschoff

He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, showing that he is equally adept at various means of committing a turnover. Don’t ever forget that the Texans thought that Savage, and not Deshaun Watson, was the best option as their Opening Day starter.

The Lions and 49ers got together for a trade on Thursday, with guard Laken Tomlinson heading to San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Tomlinson was selected No. 28 overall in 2015 by the Lions but never lived up to that billing, failing to establish himself as a quality starter in his two years in Detroit. He’ll serve as a depth piece in the interior of the 49ers line as they look to tap into the potential that the Lions obviously saw in Tomlinson as a prospect.

“The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together.”chargers_094

The arrival of Week 11 means the playoff scenarios are coming into focus.

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The former All-Pro linebacker and three-time Super Bowl winner joined the Houston Texans coaching staff as the linebackers coach — with his former defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel — in 2014 serving in that role until this year when he was promoted to defensive coordinator (Crennel was bumped to assistant head coach under Bill O’Brien).

Where’s Jimmy? Jimmy Johnson will not join Fox’s NFL Sunday crew. He’s cleaning up his home in Tavernier, in the middle Florida Keys, from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Johnson, 74, teared up as he spoke of the losses in his beloved home with the Sun Sentinel’s Dave Hyde last week, but he knows he’s luckier than most. Don’t feel sorry for me, he said. I can rebuild. I have the money. I feel bad for people who lost their house and don’t know what to do. Those are the Jose Fernandez Jersey ones to feel sorry for, the ones who need help right now.

In New Orleans, the Saints became the first team in the Super Bowl era to win eight in a row after an 0-2 start, beating the Redskins 34-30 in overtime. Washington seemed close to a season-saving victory, leading 31-16 with under six minutes, but New Orleans rallied for an improbable victory.

This Sunday, Tony Romo, Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson will face their biggest test as a trio when they call the AFC Championship Game between Tom Brady’s Patriots and Blake Bortles’ Jaguars from Gillette Stadium (CBS 3:05 p.m. ET). And a year from now, if everything stays on course, Romo will finally reach a Super Bowl, albeit as an announcer rather than a player, as CBS has the rights to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta.