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SPORTSCAST “NFL GAMEDAY SHOW”: EPISODE 185 (09-17-14) – PIGSKIN PICK’EM WEEK 3, FANTASY FOOTBALL BOOM/BUST & NFL ARRESTS

EPISODE 185: Its been a dark week in the NFL, as the player arrests continue flood the news. The biggest story being the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. The guys discuss these issues and AP’s future in the NFL. Lawrence Brooks joins the guys as they breakdown weeks 3’s games and give you their winners, as well your fantasy football Boom/Bust players.

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This Chart Of Beer Prices In Every NFL Stadium Proves Drinking At Games Is A Rip-Off

Going to an NFL game isn’t cheap. It hasn’t been cheap for decades. After the ticket cost, parking, tailgate food and other random charges, it’s no wonder the in-home experience is becoming more and more popular by football fans everywhere.

With HD TVs now a common thing in most house holds, more and more people are deciding to enjoy the comforts of home (being able to pause live games, go to the bathroom whenever you want and not be standing next to some random drunk guy, home made food, and most importantly cheap beer).

The average cost for a small draft beer at NFL games this season is $7.53, according to data collected by Team Marketing Report from each team. That’s up from $7.05 in 2013.

The cheapest stadium to get a beer is in St. Louis. Lord knows that fanbase needs something to celebrate. The most expensive beer per ounce is in Philly. Lord knows that fanbase doesn’t need any more reason to be obnoxious so let’s keep the prices as high as possible.

Here’s a chart of the most expensive brews in the NFL.

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[h/t Business Insider]
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Minnesota Vikings Reverse Course, Adrian Peterson Barred From All Team Activities

The Wilf family and the Minnesota Vikings reversed their course from Monday’s decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson in the face of harsh criticism, announcing in the middle of the night that they were placing Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List. As a result, Peterson will remain away from team activities while he resolves legal proceedings against him on charges of child abuse. The full statement:

“This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday’s news. In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team’s decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian.

We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization. We embrace our role – and the responsibilities that go with it – as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community.

While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian. We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community. Adrian emphasized his desire to avoid further distraction to his teammates and coaches while focusing on his current situation; this resolution accomplishes these objectives as well.

We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision. We hope that all of our fans can respect the process that we have gone through to reach this final decision. -Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf”

Peterson tweeted the following out after the Vikings’ announced his status on Wednesday morning:

The move comes after one of the team’s sponsors, Radisson, pulled their sponsorship after their logo was displayed prominently in the press conference where GM Rick Spielman announced that Peterson was returning after being inactive on Sunday, immediately after the news of the indictment emerged. Adam Schefter and Trent Dilfer both publicly called out the Wilfs.

So whats next? This will get resolved fairly quickly, before the end of this current season, with pressure to return prompting action rather than delay from Peterson’s perspective. The defense was always going to be about mitigating charges, and in light of some factors, such as his first time being charged with such an offense, information that has come out about family history in regards to this type of discipline, they’ll be able to resolve charges if the prosecutor will consider a plea bargain that does not involve jail time.

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NFL RAPID REACTIONS: WEEK 2 RECAP

Week 2 of the NFL season brought us a ton of injuries.  Most of the injuries were from the big name players which is never good but obviously the show must go on.  Aside from the injuries there are certainly some surprises to start the season (Saints winless/Bills undefeated).  Overall it looks like teams are still trying to find their groove. Here is my quick glance around the league…..

STEELERS 26   RAVENS 6

We might not truly know who these two teams are until around week 6.  Both teams had night/day perfromances coming from week 1 to week 2 as Baltimore took this win convincingly. The Steelers defense looks to be problematic all year and Steve Smith might secretly be 27.

BUFFALO 29  MIAMI 10

The Bills seem to be the real deal especially on defense.  However we have seen this team get out to fast starts before only to quickly revert back to being the “Bills.”  Winning games while EJ Manuel continues to progress is definitely a positive.  Tannehill on the other hand is struggling with the deep ball which makes it difficult to fully utilize their most expensive offensive player.  He has also seemingly loss both of his starting running backs for some time which makes everything worse.  This year will tell Miami if Tannehill is the future or not.

PANTHERS 24  LIONS 7

The Panthers seem to be picking up right where they left off last year.  The receiving core situation has been a bit overblown considering the guys they had last year weren’t that great.  The defense is still top notch and held the Lions in check to 1 touchdown.  Matt Stafford struggled to  fluidity on offense with a non-existent run game.  It won’t be a fun day for anybody going to Carolina this year.

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BENGALS 24  FALCONS 10

The Bengals were clearly too physical on both sides of the ball for the Falcons. That has to be an awful feeling considering the Falcons have been preaching “toughness” all offseason (for those who seen HardKnocks). The Bengals held the Falcons high-flying aerial attack in check, which leaves much to be seen from Atlanta as the season unfolds.  Andy Dalton looked very good as he usually does when it’s not a primetime game or the playoffs.

BROWNS 26  SAINTS 24

This was the upset of the week and it left Sean Payton upset this week.  The Saints defense was supposed to feature one of the league’s best units but instead it was gashed all afternoon by a subpar Browns offense without 3 starters. Fact of the matter is the Saints do not play as well away from home (or outside) as they should. Drew Brees is a great quarterback but often gets bottled up on the road.  The bigger issues might be the defense because of all the “supposed” talent there.

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PATRIOTS 30  VIKINGS 7

Brady and the crew didn’t have to do much in this game as the defense did plenty of the heavy lifting.  Matt Cassell threw 4 int’s to the Patriots that set up favorable field position to capitalize with points.  Tack on the fact that the defense managed a block punt returned for a TD. The Vikings might want to get Tedd Bridgewater warmed up.

CARDINALS 25   GIANTS 14

The Cardinals are ravaged by injuries on defense, missing it’s starting qb, and their budding star running back is playing at 70%.  None of these things stopped the Cardinals from dominating the Giants in New York.  The Giants look like a team headed for the first pick in the draft, so it is hard to determine what the Cardinals are based on this game.  There was nothing sexy about this game but the Cardinals took care of business and Drew Stanton filled in admirably for Carson Palmer (no turnovers).

COWBOYS 26   TITANS 10

What a surprise, the Cowboys ran the ball and won!  This was an impressive road win for the Cowboys as they dominated the line of scrimmage offensively.  The defense did a great job of bottling Jake Locker even though he has had his way with NFC opponents.  The Cowboys defense has quietly been playing quality football.

REDSKINS 41   JAGUARS 10

We all know the Jags were bad but good grief it seems to begetting worse.  There is no reason not to play Blake Bortles even though I understand them not wanting to play behind their suspect O-Line.  Terrible injury for RG3 as is seemed he was finally turning the corner a tad in that offense.  Kirk Cousins played well and might be the “new” franchise quarterback depending on his 6 week audition.

CHARGERS 30   SEAHAWKS 21

The Chargers clearly circled this game on their calendars as it was electric in the Chargers stadium right from the start.  The Chargers used a dink and donk offensive approach to keep the Seahawks defense at bay.  As a result, the Seahawks defense were on the field for 30+ minutes in 100 degree heat which wore them down.  Antonio Gates abused the Seahawks linebackers and had a flashback of his old self.  Chargers were just the better team and ready for this game.  It’s not often you can say a team was more physical than Seattle.

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RAMS 19   BUCS 17

The Bucs have started off the season 0-2….both home losses…losing to 2 backup qb’s…yuck.  This game was a snoozer but it is apparent that Lovie Smith is in for a long year.

BRONCOS 24   CHIEFS 17

It’s a shock that the Broncos didn’t win this game by a larger margin considering the circumstances. The Chiefs lost star running back Jamaal Charles but his backup Knile Davis played very well. The Broncos defense doesn’t seem to be as dominant as it looks on paper.  The Chiefs moved the ball fairly well with the limited options they have an offense.  The Broncos seem a little out of sorts with Welker being out.  They need to fix the inconsistencies in a hurry because they have Seattle next week (in Seattle).

PACKERS 31   JETS 24

The Jets were in complete control of this game as they jumped out to a 14pt lead.  The Jets defensive line was having their way with the Packers offesnive line, but then Aaron Rodgers took over.  This was the home opener for the Packers and it almost took 3 quarters to wake up.  The Jets limitations on offense (plus a Decker inury) were not able to keep up with the Packers and Aaron Rodgers oncethey gained momentum.

TEXANS 30   RAIDERS 14

There is no surpsise the Texans won this game.  The Raiders are flat out bad and trying to groom a rookie quarterback.  The losses will continue to pile up for Oakland.  The Texans have to be pleased to have the old Arian Foster back as he seems to be healthy as ever.

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BEARS 28   49ERS 20

The Bears looked dead in the water for this game to start.  Their starting wr’s barely made it to this game with their injuries and looked like it in the 1st quarter.  The 49ers got comfortable and the Bears defense made a couple of big plays to help get them back in the game.  Jay Cutler was outstanding form late in the 2nd quarter on as he threw dimes while orchestrating 3 scoring drives in a row.  Colin Kapernick is still having trouble seeing the field, which has resulted in the offense being stagnant.  If the Bears receivers can get healthy, Cutler will lead a top 3 offensive unit.

EAGLES 30   COLTS 27

The most frustrating thing about watching the Colts is having to witness Pep Hamilton put shackles on Andrew Luck’s game.  There is no need to have all those weapons at wideout if you are going to try to feature a power run game (even though it was effective last night against a bad Eagles defensive front).  Worse part about trying to establish a power run game is the Colts don’t have the proper pieces to do so.  This was a game setup on a silver platter for Indy to win by 10 but Pep Hamilton continues to handicap that offense.  As for the Eagles… Foles has looked underwhelming so far (offense clearly missing D-Jax) and how crazy would it be if people started clamoring for Mark Sanchez?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“You Got Knocked the F*** Out!”: Canadian Football Player Runs Into Goal Post At Full Speed [Video]

If you’re not familiar with Canadian football, one of the major differences is the size of the playing field. For instance, the end zones are 20-yards deep and the goal posts are stationed in play.

Regina Rams receiver Mitch Thompson, however, did not remember this obstacle on his deep post route against the Manitoba Bisons on Friday night. When he slammed into the immovable object at top speed after dropping a sure touchdown pass.

“I am BATMAN!”

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SPORTSCAST “NFL GAMEDAY SHOW”: EPISODE 184 (09-10-14) – PIGSKIN PICK’EM WEEK 2, FANTASY FOOTBALL BOOM/BUST, RAY RICE & ROGER GOODELL

EPISODE 184: With week 1 in the NFL in the books, the guys return to the ‘Ice Box Studios’ to breakdown all of this weeks games, including fantasy football boom/bust with Lawrence Brooks (@LBSaidIt). Topics on the show include: Pigskin Pick’em (WK 2), Ray Rice Video, Roger Goodell’s future as commissioner, You Got Knocked the F*** Out, BoneHead of the Week, College Football Rapid Fire, and a Mexican’s Baseball Minute.

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