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The problem with women sportscasters isn’t with the women, it’s with the men who hire and assign them.

The women are presented as evidence of inclusion and diversity when too often their presence is designed for publicity and tokenism. Then there are those hired and paraded — and often dressed — to attract the “young male demographic” as “hot babes” when the Internet now serves to satisfy prurient interests on demand.

How can a defense this good spend January at home? It hasn’t allowed a touchdown in three games.

That Newton eventually hands the ball to a kid in the stands excuses nothing. It’s more evidence that he knows kids are watching — and may choose to play like Cam!

Though Gonzaga and the University of Washington are both in Washington, a four-hour ride between them, the schools’ basketball teams made an 8,000-mile round trip to play each other on Thanksgiving eve at the Atlantis resort and casino in The Bahamas.

But not all the student-athletes were unable to be home for Thanksgiving. Given that six were recruited from outside the U.S., including Poland and Senega, it is unlikely those at their homes celebrate our Thanksgiving.

By the way, given that St. John’s roster includes two recruits from Italy and one each from Guinea, Mali, France and Spain, forget classes; it’s a wonder Chris Mullin can conduct practice in English.

And yet 32 NFL teams have taken the exact same view on Kaepernick: that his actions have disqualified him from employment.

Let’s not hear any more about this being about football-related considerations. Let’s not have another league official or owner of a franchise say that NFL teams do whatever they can to improve themselves and to win games.

He ambles over to a monitor just to the left of a matrix of 10 television screens — nine of which have been showing live, early games from the NFL’s Week 13 — to narrate a couple of scoring plays that had occurred moments earlier. “Speaking of two points, punt to [the Broncos’] Isaiah McKenzie, who fields inside the 5, for reasons that escape most people, and then loses the football.

That’s a safety. That’s two points for the other team — 35-9 [Dolphins]. How about seven for the other team? Jake Rudock in for the injured Matthew Stafford. He’s picked. He’s pick-sixed. That is Eric Weddle with his beard into the end zone, and the Ravens have hung 44 on the Lions. Back to the two-point try for the Jets.”

With that, the Red Zone Channel goes full screen from East Rutherford for the CBS broadcast with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. Now off-air, Siciliano stops at a podium to check Twitter on his laptop, then focuses his attention back to Jets-Chiefs.nike-youth-cardinals-079

The Raiders 锟斤拷 who lost Carr for two weeks, and have gotten no Commitment to Excellence from Marshawn Lynch Jersey or Amari Cooper.

Youth Dario Saric Jersey Long-suffering Bills fans have endured the longest playoff drought in all major sports, 17 years and counting. And after new GM Brandon Beane traded WR Sammy Watkins, there were questions about whether the Bills, not sold on Tyrod Taylor, might be tanking for a quarterback. But rookie coach Sean McDermott has fielded the stingy defense that Rex Ryan promised, and is 4-2, 3-0 at home, a mere half-game behind the 5-2 Patriots 锟斤拷 who lost Julian Edelman for the season in preseason and Dont’a Hightower for the season this week. Authentic Mats Naslund Jersey But Tom Brady is still Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick is still Bill Belichick.
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Elite Kids Jonathan Ogden Jersey Five of their last nine games are on the road 锟斤拷 at K.C. and at Philadelphia 锟斤拷 and the Patriots visit. But so do the Giants. They are one-half game behind the 3-3 Broncos, who can’t locate the end zone with Trevor Siemian. But you can’t count out Von Miller and the No Fly Zone, can you?

And now an extra game that could’ve and should’ve been played on a Sunday afternoon were allocated to the NFL’s networks to be played on Thanksgiving, the day the NFL and its networks nevertheless underscore as an extra important day to be with family.

Next up: the NBA. It now plays five, made-for-TV games on Christmas, the other none-more-important day to be with family. Tens of thousands more pulled from their homes and families, now including FanDuel bet-takers and pool-rakers. Promo code: Bethlehem.

It’s sick and growing sicker. On Westwood One Radio, Thanksgiving afternoon, the Eagles scored. Play-by-player Kevin Kugler made a neat call, describing tight end Brent Celek’s entry into the end zone while avoiding a tackler as if he were jumping into the shallow end of the pool.

From there, Kugler was compelled to serve the NFL’s newest VIPs 锟斤拷 sucker-bettors. He gave the Draft-Kings-sponsored update on how many gambling points specific players and payers had accumulated to that point. What game? Follow your money!

As long as Aaron Rodgers Jersey remains in place at QB, the Packers will have a chance to vie annually for NFC supremacy.

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Even with Edelman’s season-ending knee injury, the NFL is divided into the Patriots and Everyone Else. The defending champs have a chance to be better 锟斤拷 and perhaps considerably better 锟斤拷 than they were last season, with the additions of Gilmore on defense and Cooks on offense. Talk of a 19-0 season is not far-fetched. Can Brady recapture the magic of 2007 with Cooks playing the role of Randy Moss?
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Now, it might be nice if they don’t dig themselves such a large early-season hole out of which they must climb this time around.

It was just lazy, Celek recalled. Doug wasn’t having that, and he let us know and set a tone.

With the very important caveat that no one has ever really left Bill Belichick’s nest in New England and been good, it is worth noting we could see some serious turnover for the Patriots coach this offseason in terms of his Womens Pat O’Donnell Jersey staff. Belichick won’t care, for sure, at least for a few weeks. And he will likely encourage guys like Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia to seek employment in spots that will benefit their careers (and not totally interfere with his plan for world domination).

The owners also approved changes to instant replay that will give the power to make the decision to the league office in New York. Referees will no longer have to go under the hood on the sideline. Instead they will be given a tablet on the field to view the play and will talk to the league office.

Elite Youth Hanley Ramirez Jersey Last year’s rule that kicked players out of the game after two certain kinds of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties was made permanent.

Committing multiple penalties during the same down to manipulate the game clock will now be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. The Ravens and 49ers both committed multiple holding penalties last season to run out the clock at the end of the game.

The owners tabled a proposal to shorten the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10. They also voted against a proposal to have the ball placed at the 20-yard line if a kickoff went through the uprights.

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No one, it seems, knows what a catch is anymore in the NFL.
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No one, that is, other than Eli Manning.

I know the rules, Manning said Monday.

I think it is clear what a catch is, he said. Especially when you’re going to the ground, you got to control the ball the whole time. You got to have it. If the ball hits the ground, you’re going to the ground, the ball moves or hits the ground and there’s a little loss of contact through the end of the play, it’s gonna be an incompletion.

Matt Kemp Womens Jersey The Giants lost a touchdown this season in Philadelphia when Sterling Shepard did not maintain control of the ball as he ran out of the end zone, crashed out of bounds and the ball came loose.

Same deal, Manning said. Caught it, had two feet, went to the ground, ball comes out, it’s gonna be an incompletion.
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The league reached an agreement on that figure Wednesday night with the Players Coalition, which Jenkins founded with retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, to help fund projects dedicated to criminal justice reform and relations between the police and the community.

All of this really is in good faith, and I think if the league continues to come through or deliver on their word, Authentic Glenn Robinson Jersey then I see no need to go back to what I was doing, Jenkins told ESPN on Thursday.

Jenkins’ justification for ending his 26-week protest did not work for a handful of other players, most notably 49ers safety Eric Reid, who began kneeling with Colin Kaepernick last season to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

The first game of the season, ESPN’s Thursday Night Football, was off 11.5 percent from the year earlier’s first game.

Some attributed the slide in total viewers to Irma, along with Hurricane Harvey, which started to rip through southeast Texas on Aug. 25 and wrecked havoc for days.

Roughly 300,000 were left without power and nearly 50,000 homes were damaged.

NFL ratings were down 8 percent last year.

No more junk about how the Pats are definitely winning the AFC East, and MAYBE the Fins take a wild-card spot.

Did you really think somebody else would be No. 1? Brady remains lethal at age 40, building on his case as the greatest quarterback of all time with yet another All-Pro season. He’s the reason the Patriots are heavy favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Also worth noting: What a gritty performance we saw from LeSean McCoy on Sunday. He ran hard, toughing out an injury that, had this been the regular season, probably would’ve sent him to the sideline. You don’t cruise past 10K career rushing yards without being tough. Hard to finesse 346 touches in a season, too.

The Chargers have given L.A. two contending NFL teams and they are, at the moment, the best team in the AFC West. Which isn’t saying very much at all.

The Titans and Jaguars are stride for stride in the AFC South race as the season’s stretch run arrives. A crucial road trip comes next for the Titans, with games at Arizona and at San Francisco the next two Sundays.

While the Giants are about to move on to their second coach since Tom Coughlin’s exit — a less-than-voluntary departure, in Coughlin’s telling of it — he is enjoying great success as the front office architect of the Jaguars. If the best revenge is to live well, Coughlin is doing it.

It’s not that Eddie Lacy was bad on Friday night, but once again, when he was given an opportunity to take a firm grasp on the RB1 job, he failed to do so.

Again, Lacy was fine. He was actually better than he had been in previous preseason performances. He rushed for 21 yards on four carries, though 11 of those yards came on his first carry of the game.

Each week, national NFL writer Mark Maske will provide his ranking of the league’s 32 teams. After New England’s surprising defeat at the hands of the Chiefs on opening night in Foxborough, the top spot quickly became up for grabs.chargers_050

Packers standout Aaron Rodgers Jersey crafted both victories with late-game quarterbacking magic.

Donald Trump prompted mass player protests during the national anthem with his caustic remarks Friday night and tweets all day Saturday.
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The Star-Telegram cited a league source in reporting that during Elliott’s multiday appeal hearing before Henderson, testimony emerged that Friel barred Roberts from joining the panel but was on it herself, and that Friel recommended to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Elliott be given the six-game suspension.
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In its letter to Elliott, the league pointed to an incident during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dallas this year, when he pulled down another woman’s shirt and exposed her breast, claiming that reflected the player’s pattern of poor judgment and behavior.

The Baltimore Ravens have a top-flight defense 锟斤拷 1.32 points allowed per drive, third behind the Pittsburgh Steelers (1.32) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1.00) 锟斤拷 but their passing game is in shambles. According to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating, quarterback Joe Flacco is the fifth-worst passer in the league this year. Pro Football Jermey Parnell Jersey Focus has him as the third worst. No quarterback qualifying for the passer rating title is averaging fewer yards per attempt (5.44).

He left players with little choice but to respond, and many players took their cues from Kaepernick.

Last summer, Kaepernick sat on the bench during the national anthem before a San Francisco 49ers preseason game. Nobody seemed to notice until he did it again, and then again. He explained to observant reporter Steve Wyche that he could not stand and salute a flag that represented a country where inequality and police brutality existed. He sat in the aftermath of the killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana. A Green Beret and former collegiate long snapper, Nate Boyer, reached out to Kaepernick and explained kneeling would be a more respectful form of protest, and so Kaepernick started to kneel. It has become a defining pose for NFL players, an act the country will remember years from now more than any pass, run or tackle this season.
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