Cowboys enter bid to host 2018 NFL Draft

That’s the reason they didn’t vote for Manny. And I get it, I really do. It makes sense. They officially know Manny cheated, so they’re officially not voting for him. There are a lot of players who are Hall of Fame-worthy on the ballot, and reasons not to vote for a player are, honestly, as welcome as reasons to vote for a player. The list has to be whittled down somehow.

But I want to bring a counterpoint into the discussion. I’m not saying this is the only right way to approach the ballot because there are no 100 percent correct answers. We’re Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys all out here trying to figure out the best way to approach a Hall of Fame vote we take very seriously (well, most of us). I’m just offering as much transparency as possible to one voter’s thought process.

Drew Pearson could soon be able to troll Eagles fans without being drowned out by boos.

The Cowboys have submitted a formal bid to host the 2018 NFL Draft., the Dallas Morning News reported.

According to the report, the draft would be split between AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the team’s new headquarters and training facility 45 minutes north in Frisco.

“They know how we can configure for X-amount of people,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “Then they’ll come back to us with what they want which night.

“We don’t know exactly what they’ll want to do. We’re waiting to hear on that.”

Philadelphia hosted an estimated 250,000 fans at the draft last month, and police confirmed there were no arrests made in relation to the draft during the three-day event.cubs_1958

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The 2017 NFL Draft saw offensive linemen wait to be selected longer than any year since the merger

The 2017 NFL Draft saw offensive linemen wait to be selected longer than any year since the merger. Yet the draft still resulted in several great player-team fits that should impact starting units immediately.

As we do within the mere hours and days following the NFL Draft, let’s get to projecting lineups for Week 1 and cascade effects for teams that bolstered their Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys offensive fronts.

The Browns blew it by not completing a trade with the Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo, who showed franchise ability when he led New England to 2016 opening wins over Arizona (which had the league’s second-ranked defense last season) and Miami.

Cleveland reportedly tried to ship the No. 12 overall pick to New England for Garoppolo. We don’t know whether the Browns offered additional picks and veteran players, but they certainly should have.

Josh Gordon has had many opportunities to play wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. He’s running close to empty on his chances.

Gordon, who has been on indefinite suspension since he entered rehab in September, saw his application for reinstatement denied by the NFL on Thursday.

It once looked like Gordon might get back on the field after the first month of the 2016 NFL season. Now it looks like Gordon’s return to action is further away than ever. Although he’ll get a chance to apply to be reinstated again in the fall, there’s not much time for his situation to change.

From his days at Baylor that started to derail him to his consistent relapses while in the NFL, here’s a look at every twist of Gordon’s mostly troubled path.
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NFL Draft 2017: Deshaun Watson pick winning move by Texans

Deshaun Watson is a winner, and he’s going to prove the Texans right for trading up to select him 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

That trait — the trait you want most from a quarterback — somehow is devalued at times during the NFL Draft process. How else could you explain why a decorated five-star quarterback, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and a national champion was the third quarterback taken?

“That’s what you play football to do, is win,” Watson said. “Especially in the National Football League. If you can’t win games, then you’re not going to play for a very long time. That’s the value of the sport. … If you win games, people can’t talk about you.”

And on Saturday, in the fourth, they traded down twice, going back 28 spots, taking another wide receiver and signaling for good that they were out of the quarterback business for this draft.

That’s a worthwhile streak to end. It served as a reminder Cheap NFL Jerseys that, unless things change drastically this offseason and in training camp, the streak ended a year late.

Hackenberg is the biggest unknown of the quarterbacks they have — the second-rounder that perplexed everybody when they took him last year, then perplexed them further when he couldn’t get on the field at all during the disaster of that season.

Marshall starred at Central Florida before the Broncos took him to be a prolific pass-catcher. Despite some issues in Denver, he’s gone on to thrive more with the Dolphins, Bears and Jets, and he will try to help the Giants, too.

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leveland is only up by two games after the 125-103 win on Wednesday.

Tucker, or DeRozan, or Norman Powell, can’t prevent James from fully exerting his will upon what was thought to be the top Eastern Conference contender against Cleveland. But can such a contender even exist? We’ve seen James get pushed in a non-Finals series before, mainly by Indiana during its brief reign as a true rival. But that was a long time ago, and Cleveland is filled with even more Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys shooting and younger co-stars than Miami was. Even after a disappointing season filled with miserable defense, the Cavaliers still appear like the cream of the East right now and are making us look foolish for ever doubting them even for a moment.

Cleveland is only up by two games after the 125-103 win on Wednesday. Last year, we saw the Raptors go back to Toronto and tie the series up at two games each, after all. But that never felt serious, and neither does this. LeBron James has made it perfectly clear he’s too good for the Raptors to handle, and if they can’t handle him, how can they handle the rest of this series?

But in his hypocrisy, Rossi is not alone. The rhetoric since the Crosby injury has been all about the horrors of the Niskanen hit and the plans the Capitals may or may not have had to target the Penguins star, but it’s also led to a wider conversation about how the permissiveness of the NHL come playoff time has seen this situation become inevitable. The most pertinent comment comes from Ray Ferraro, a player with a storied NHL career and now a respected TV analyst:

Thomas’ family didn’t have a funeral for his sister during the first round, though. They wanted to wait for her older brother to have a break from basketball.

So immediately after Boston’s Game 6 win over Chicago on Friday, the All-Star guard flew back home to Tacoma, Washington to grieve the loss of his sister. He then returned to Boston, just in the nick of time, for Game 1 of Boston’s second-round series against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

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Howard will continue his climb into the spotlight

While Howard was the top tight end recruit in the nation, he wasn’t featured heavily in the Alabama offense. He had two touchdowns as a freshman, but zero as a MLB Cheap Jerseys From China sophomore and didn’t score his junior year until the national championship against Clemson.

“It was kind of emotional for me,” Howard said. “I knew how hard I had worked all year long and to finally have it happen in the biggest game of the year — there’s no better feeling than that.”

Howard’s five receptions for 208 yards and two touchdowns propelled Alabama to a 45-40 win, and while the Crimson Tide couldn’t repeat in 2016, he still posted four receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown in the rematch against Clemson.

Now, Howard will continue his climb into the spotlight – this time in a Tampa Bay uniform.

The Indians were then forced to forfeit the game, in part, because their fans were too drunk. (Here’s our 40-year anniversary piece on Ten-Cent Beer Night.)

Times have changed and people have evolved. The Rockets’ Toyota Center staff will probably be on high alert knowing their fan base is likely to be more rowdy and intoxicated than games past. They’ll also be dealing with more fans in attendance early in games than they’ve seen.

Hopefully, things don’t pan out the way they did in Cleveland more than 40 years ago.

Crucially, though, it is Chayka making the decisions – and this is the key in what Arizona are doing: they are breaking the mold of having “hockey men” be those who have the final say on what their hockey team does.

Instead, they are trusting John Chayka to be the arbiter of all these differing views and put them together to do what’s best for the Coyotes – to analyze all available data and make a decision based upon that, using his experience and skills gained only tangentially to hockey at the forefront.

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Wednesday night’s total is set at five goals at sports betting sites.

Losing Game 3 was bad for the Penguins, but they suffered a much bigger loss with an injury to Sidney Crosby. Crosby received a concussion from a violent hit by Matt Niskanen in the first period, which arguably set the tempo for the rest of the game.

Pittsburgh still has plenty of offensive firepower without its franchise center, but there is no replacement for a player of his caliber. The Penguins are just 4-19 in their last 23 games as a home underdog.

Wednesday night’s total is set at five goals at sports betting sites. The OVER is 7-4-1 in the last 12 playoff games between Washington and Pittsburgh.

The injury to Crosby drastically changes the complexion of this series. The Capitals were on the ropes after losing the first two games at home, and suddenly they are a road favorite over the Penguins with Crosby sidelined. The Penguins will have to make due without him for at least this game, leaning heavily on their offensive depth to try to hold on to their series lead.

Which goaltender holds down the fort. Goals are Wholesale Cheap Jerseys going to be scored in this series, no question, but how Holtby and Fleury start this series will be big. Any shakiness from either goaltender will likely be exploited by a hungry offense.

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Minor league team pulls off the slickest, slowest hidden-ball trick you’ve ever seen

The hidden-ball trick is a pastime within a pastime. It’s one of the rarest, sneakiest fits of baseball strategy, and when it’s executed properly, it’s a thing of beauty.

The Carolina Mudcats, an A-ball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, have sculpted a hidden-ball-trick Michelangelo. Here it is, from Wednesday:

The Mudcats are playing the Buies Creek Astros. The Astros run a double-steal, and the catcher throws down to third base. Both runners are safe, for the moment.

The one obvious “card” they can play is Jusuf Nurkic, who may finally be available after an injury kept him out of the opening two matchups. Nurkic gives Portland a real center, which will help the makeshift lineups involving Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh they’ve been throwing out there.

Still, the Warriors haven’t really got a breakout game from Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson yet, with Curry leading the team in scoring in Game 2 with just 19 points. One of those two going off soon seems inevitable. Draymond Green, meanwhile, had one of the most incredible games you’ll see in the series opener, recording this line: 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocks, three steals on 6-of-10 shooting.

The Warriors are in the midst of the most impressive three-season run by any team in league history, and they’re heavy favorites to win the title.

Here’s how you can watch them against Portland. Evans was drawing CP3 comparisons as a recruit and mostly lived up to them during his two years at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys had Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys the most efficient offense in the country this season and played one of the most entertaining games of the NCAA tournament in a first-round loss to Michigan. Evans is short at 6’0, but he’s bigger Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys than Isaiah Thomas or Tyler Ulis. Those guys have done OK.

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Last night’s win over the Denver Broncos was MASSIVELY HUGE for the Colts. Unfortunately, in the win they also suffered an injury that is MASSIVELY HUGE.

According to various media reports, including ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne suffered a torn ACL last night.

Wayne was injured in the fourth quarter when on a third down Cheap Jerseys USA Soccer play Pep Hamilton made a great call and went for the pass to put the game away when everyone expected run. Reggie Wayne was as wide open as you can possibly get and Andrew Luck just underthrew him. As he went to the ground trying to bring in the low pass, Reggie’s knee buckled and he fell to the turf clutching it.

Where do the Colts go from here? Well, this means that T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey are the two starting receivers. And it means they they have very little depth at the Cheap Jerseys Sunglasses position. Very little. It means that Coby Fleener’s importance just increased significantly. And it means that they likely will look at bringing in a receiver. With their bye week this week, they have time to try out receivers. At this time of year, you typically don’t find an answer through a trade, but with Ryan Grigson it’s more than just a suggestion or an option – it’s a real possibility.

We’ll find out for sure later on after his MRI. But reports this morning confirm what we feared last night: that receiver Reggie Wayne is done for the year with a torn ACL. Coming into the season, I said that Andrew Luck was the only player the Colts couldn’t afford to lose – in other words the only injury that would cause the Colts to crumble. But Reggie Wayne was the closest to Luck (along with Robert Mathis) in terms of devastating injuries. And now, it appears that he is done for the year.

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans were on opposite ends of the spectrum last year. The Chiefs went 2-14 and picked first overall in April’s NFL Draft, while the Texans won the AFC South and a playoff game. It seemed plausible that Kansas City would be able to turn it around, but Cheap Jerseys Website it has been surprising to see Houston turn around the other way.

Foles sustained a head injury on the last play of the third quarter in yesterday’s loss to Dallas when he was thrown to the ground by Cowboys defensive linemen George Selvie and Jarius Wynn. The back of Foles’ head struck the turf violently, and after being assessed on the sideline by the team’s training staff, he was replaced by rookie Matt Barkley. With Michael Vick already sidelined with a hamstring injury, if Foles does not clear neurological testing this week, Barkley would be pressed into action next Sunday against the New York Giants.

Much has been made about the Jets’ quarterback situation in 2013, but their defense has been routinely overlooked when talking about the league’s best. On Sunday they held Tom Brady and the Patriots to under 300 yards of total offense with Rob Gronkowski back in the fold. There’s still work to be done on making Geno Smith more reliable in the pocket, but this defensive front could be enough to make a push in the second half of the season.

Loss aside, the Patriots have to be happy to see Gronkowski back in the fold. He wasn’t able to get a touchdown in his first game back from injury, but he gave Brady a much-needed safety net when plays broke down. The offense will get an earful from head coach Bill Belichick, but it will be able Cheap Jerseys Throwback to take shape when they’re out of a hostile division environment and away from one of the best defenses in football.

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When the Vikings signed Josh Freeman, the move looked like a decent gamble to see if Freeman could be the long-term starter in Minnesota. That may still prove to be the case, but his debut on Monday left a lot to be desired. Instead of talking about his play on the field, ESPN announcers Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden spent most of the game questioning Minnesota’s decision to start Freeman less Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China than two weeks after he signed.

That discussion continued during the postgame show with Steve Young criticizing the decision.

“It was brutal to try and watch him run a professional offense,” Young said. “In the end, Leslie Frazier decided, ‘I’m going to play him’ — maybe because my job is on the line and I want to get lightning in a bottle. But it was so obvious before the game that he was not going to be able to call the plays to get the job done.”

Fellow ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer was also critical of the decision to start Freeman 13 days after he signed in Minnesota.

In many ways Sunday’s game was similar to a game between Carolina and Arizona in 2011, when Steve Smith used the same kind of feints to confuse Patrick Peterson. Smith is often overlooked when it comes to the discussion about the game’s top receivers. Former Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber called him “the hardest player he had to cover” in a radio interview from 2012, meaning there’s no Cheap Jerseys Toronto reason for a young player to be ashamed.

That being said, these plays for Smith can become a blueprint for teams to follow against the Rams with Finnegan out. The defensive staff has to do a better job of giving their corners support against quick-twitch receivers, especially with the potential of Percy Harvin seeing the field in week eight, followed by Kendall Wright and T.Y. Hilton.

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