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2013 NFL Season Predictions: Division Winners, Super Bowl Winner, and the No. 1 Pick

Dear football fans,

Our annual six-month purgatory is finally (yet still mercilessly) reaching its conclusion. It’s tough walking aimlessly with no sense of purpose waiting to be saved.

But soon, with training camps right around the corner, the sounds of pads—clashes among titans fighting for the same prize—will once again pierce the cool summer breeze, signifying the preparatory stages of falls weekly battles.

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NFL CBA Series: Pro Bowl Compensation

Peterson splitting defenders in the 2008 Pro Bowl.

Peterson splitting defenders in the Pro Bowl. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A week before the league’s—more appropriately, the world’s—biggest game, the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl puts the league’s biggest stars between the same white lines. Although Super Bowl participants and more than a few others miss the game, the game still has a certain allure to it.

Sure, many fans will speak of the lack of effort. Football philosophers will point to the simplicity and lack of execution. Players will point to the hula dancers and the beaches. NBC will refer you to the fact that they still generate huge TV ratings for the broadcast.

Since I know we all care about the Pro Bowl game, here are the rules concerning the game according to the NFL’s CBA. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Termination Pay

Ray+Edwards+Atlanta+Falcons+v+Chicago+Bears+IDorNDY7mPNlNFL Players, like some other fortunate employees in America, are entitled to termination pay if dismissed from their place of employment.

The threshold for becoming eligible for Termination Pay in the NFL is earning four Credited Seasons under the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retirement Plan, which is definitely an indication of the short shelf life a player in the League has. Continue reading

2014 NFL Draft Scouting Profile: Rutgers Wide Receiver Brandon Coleman

Credit: faniq.com

Credit: faniq.com 

PERSONAL

  • Name: Brandon Coleman
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 220
  • Hometown: Accokeek, MD
  • Birth date: June 22, 1992
  • School: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Continue reading

2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Louisville Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Credit: 6magazineonline.com

Credit: 6magazineonline.com

PERSONAL

  • Name: Teddy Bridgewater
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 218
  • Twitter: @teddyb_h2o
  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Birth date: November 10, 1992
  • School: Louisville Cardinals Continue reading

2014 NFL Draft Scouting Profile: Oregon Running Back De’Anthony Thomas

@eatdat6

@eatdat6

PERSONAL

  • Name: De’Anthony Marquies Thomas
  • Nicknames: The Black Momba, DAT, DATMAN
  • Position: RB/WR/KR/PR
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 173
  • Twitter: @1stclassmomba Instagram: @eatdat6
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birth date: January 5, 1993
  • School: University of Oregon Continue reading
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