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Jameis Winston Elementary School Speech, Cousins Era Bad Start

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, the #1 pick in the 2015 draft, has been getting criticized by the media for a speech he gave at an elementary school Wednesday morning. He was at the school to speak about his three life rules: God, school, and accomplishing anything you put your mind to. When one boy in the audience started acting up, Winston asked all the boys to stand (and the girls to sit) and said, “But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!” Winston admitted afterwards it was “poor word choice”.

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In his first game on his new team, DeMarcus Cousins played well but it wasn’t enough for the New Orleans Pelicans, as they were destroyed by the Houston Rockets. Making the night much worse, Cousins teammate (Omri Casspi) who was also traded by the Kings to the Pelicans, broke his thumb during the game and will be out 4-6 weeks. It was a rough start for the Pelicans. Rockets 129, Pelicans 99.

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Ohio State’s Big Loss, Packers Easy Win, Winston Crushes Philly, Romo Back With Win

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In college football, there was a major shakeup in the tournament seedings this weekend as Michigan State beat Ohio State.  Ohio State can still potentially get to the final four, but this loss definitely hurts their chances.  The loss also opens up the possibility for another Big 12 team (maybe Oklahoma State or Baylor) to reach the final four bracket.
Aaron RodgersIn the NFL, the marquee game of the week was the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Green Bay Packers.  Aaron Rodgers and the Pack have always owned the Vikings, but this year, the Vikings look sharp.  Their star running back Adrian Peterson is having a solid year as is their QB, Teddy Bridgewater. But even though Aaron Rodgers has struggled lately, he’s still Aaron Rodgers, and he helped guide the Packers to a relatively easy win.  This Packers team is not as good as last year, but they can still eek out a win when they need to.  Green Bay 30, Minnesota 13.

Jameis WinstonIn Philadelphia, the Eagles were hoping to jump start their offense against Tampa Bay with QB Mark Sanchez running the ship.  He played well in the pre-season, and was now getting his chance to shine and possibly keep the starting QB job.  The only problem was the Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston turned into a formidable NFL quarterback.  He crushed the Eagles IN Philly, throwing for a career high 5 touchdown passes.  Winston is seemingly only going to get better, and Buccaneers fans should be excited.  Tampa Bay 45, Philadelphia 17.

Finally, in Miami, the Dolphins hosted the Dallas Cowboys, but more notably, we saw the return of QB Tony Romo.  Romo went down early in the season with a serious shoulder injury, and the Cowboys were unable to win a game without him.  The Cowboys, however, are still mathematically alive for the playoffs in a terrible NFC East division.  Romo had to dust off some cobwebs, but he connected with his all-pro wide receiver Dez Bryant for a touchdown. The Cowboys picked up the road win, and their quest to get to the playoffs is off to a good start.  Dallas 24, Miami 14.

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Bills Overpower Colts, Carrols Odd Play In Overtime, Winston/Mariota Showdown, Djokovic Wins US Open

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NFL on Sunday is back!  And, the games did not disappoint
In Buffalo, the Bills were looking to prove that they are a defensive force, but they had to take on one of the most explosive offenses of last season:  Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.  Buffalo came out strong and the Colts could not get anything going.  Bills fans went crazy, as their team looked tough and their young quarterback, Tyrod Taylor helped guide the Bills to an impressive opening day victory.  Buffalo 27, Indianapolis 14.

In St. Louis, the Rams were out to prove that they had no intention of being pushovers but their game on Sunday was against the mighty Seattle Seahawks. The Rams got out to a sizable lead, but then the Rams’ offense made some mistakes and the Seahawks put up quick points to send the game into overtime.  We all remember Seattle head coach Pete Carroll’s peculiar play call that lost them the Super Bowl last season.  He did it again as he called an onside kick to start overtime.  The Rams recovered and were able to get a field goal that gave them the advantage, and the momentum to stop Seattle and take the victory.  Watch out for St. Louis this season.  St. Louis 34, Seattle 31.

Marcus Mariota & Jameis WinstonIn Tampa Bay, we saw the battle between the #1 overall draft pick, Jameis Winston of the Buccaneers, and the #2 overall draft pick, Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans.  Mariota was breathtaking.  He threw 4 touchdown passes in JUST THE FIRST HALF!  Unfortunately Jameis Winston did not fare so well. On his very first NFL career throw, he threw an interception that was picked off for a touchdown.  The only other QB in the history of the NFL to do that was Brett Favre (who ended up with a Hall of Fame career).  The Titans overwhelmed the Buccaneers for a decisive victory. Tennessee 42, Tampa Bay 14.

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The Men’s US Open final featured Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer.  Once again, Djokovic proved that he is the best in the game.  He defeated Federer for his 10th grand slam title of his brilliant career.

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Tim Tebow Tries To Make Eagles, Winston And Mariota’s Debut, No Participation Trophies, Jason Day Wins P.G.A. Championship

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Tim TebowIn the NFL, with the pre-season fully underway, all eyes were on not the best player in the NFL, but the nicest.  Yep, Tim Tebow made his comeback to the league this weekend with the Philadelphia Eagles.  He wasn’t great, but he wasn’t terrible either.  He went 6 for 12 and even had a touchdown rush.  Tebow is trying as hard as he can to make the team, and it’s looking like he has a 50/50 shot.

Elsewhere in the NFL, we witnessed the debut performances from the #1 and #2 draft pics this year (Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota).  Mariota did not look good, turning the ball over in each of his first two possessions.  Winston had a beautiful deep first pass, but the rest of his debut was lackluster.  Despite these first impressions, we can’t write them off.  They’re still getting their feet wet, and their second game could tell a completely different story.

edb7313e8aca9d18ec2b060f7f53c19a 2Steelers’ linebacker, James Harrison, arguably the toughest guy in the NFL, has decided to have his kids give back their little league participation trophies.  Harrison said he didn’t want his kids to get trophies just for showing up — that if they wanted a trophy they would have to earn it.  He wants them to understand that you don’t get anything in life unless you work for it.

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Jason Day won the P.G.A Championship this weekend with a record 20 under par beating Jordan Spieth by 3 strokes. All was not lost for Spieth, however, as his 2nd place finish combined with Rory McIlroy dropping to 17th place, gave Spieth the ranking of #1 golfer in the world.  This is a remarkable feat given that Spieth is only 22 years old.

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Winston And Mariota Go #1, #2 In Draft, Goodell Gets Booed

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Jameis WinstonAfter months of speculation, we now know the top pick in the NFL draft. To no ones surprise, Florida State QB Jameis Winston went number 1 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Winston won the Heisman Trophy in 2013 and helped lead the team to a National Championship. There’s no doubt that Winston has an incredible arm but he has had a history of bad decisions off the field so it will be interesting to see if he can keep his head straight and become a franchise QB.

Again, no surprise that the Tennessee Titans selected Marcus Mariota with the number 2 pick. Mariota also won a Heisman Trophy winner in 2014.

The draft began a bit auspiciously as the crowd in Chicago booed the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell as he stepped on stage. Many are still upset with him for how he handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse situation and made it clear that they haven’t forgotten or forgiven him.

Check out NFL.com for all draft info.

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Grizzlies Win Over Trailblazers, OKC To Hire U Of Florida Head Coach, Draft Night QB Excitement

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In the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies finally closed the door on their series against the Portland Trailblazers.  The Grizzlies don’t look as polished as they did to open the season, but they will still give the Golden State Warriors headaches in the second round.  Expect that to be an amazing series.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder have moved on from long-time coach Scott Brooks, and now they’ve found their replacement, and it’s a very interesting choice.  It’s still not official, but apparently they want to sign a multi-year deal with Billy Donovan, head coach of the University of Florida basketball team.  Donovan turned that program completely around, leading Florida to back-to-back championships.  And since then, they have always been competitive both in the regular season and the tournament.  He’s good with young players, and this could be a perfect marriage.  However, it could also fall apart, as Donovan might only be good at the college level.

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NFL DraftThursday is the NFL Draft.  The big mystery is whether or not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take a chance and draft QB Jameis Winston with the #1 overall pick.  It’s also a classic nervous case of should they take Winston, the proven guy with behavior issues, or QB Marcus Mariota, the Heisman winner who may be a bit of a project.  Also, the Cleveland Browns are reported to be actively seeking a trade to move up to the 2nd pick to draft Mariota.  That would signal a quick end to the Johnny Manziel era, as they would probably ship him out of town.  It’s going to be a drama filled night, and is definitely worth checking it out.

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Shelly Sterling Gets $2.6 Mill Revenge, Winston And Mariota’s Wonderlic Results

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V. StivianoShelly Sterling, the estranged wife of  former Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, got her revenge against the billionaire’s ex girlfriend V. Stiviano. Shelly sought $2.8 million in compensation from Stiviano for the gifts that Sterling showered on her while he was still married to Shelly. The gifts were substantial and included a $1.8 million home and $400,000 worth of cars. Under CA law, anything earned during marriage is community property so the judge ruled in Shelly’s favor demanding that Stiviano return $2.6 million. Shelly claimed that Stiviano seduced her 80 year old husband. Stiviano also recorded his racist rantings which ultimately made him lose the team and get banned for life from the NBA.

 

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All football gurus believe that Florida State QB Jameis Winston will be scooped up either first or second in the upcoming NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the first pick and it looks like they’ll either take Winston or Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Some teams place value on the Wonderlic aptitude test given to all players. Both Winston and Mariota scored well with Mariota scoring an impressive 33 out of 50 (same score as Tom Brady) and Winston scoring a 27 out of 50 one point shy of Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, and Drew Brees who scored 28.

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Winston Declares For NFL Draft, LA May Get Rams, Mozgrov Big Trade To Cavs

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Jameis WinstonThe major news out of the sports world yesterday… Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner (2013) Jameis Winston has declared for the NFL draft.  Even though he had a lot of off-the-field issues, there is no denying Winston’s talent.  And there is a very good chance that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, needing a franchise QB, will take him with the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.  Winston will have a lot of question marks surrounding him coming into the NFL, and he is a big risk/reward player.

In the NFL, according to St. Louis city officials, the St. Louis Rams organization is not returning phone calls.  This could possibly mean that they don’t want to discuss the move to LA.  To add to the rumors, Rams’ offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer awkwardly took a job as the offensive coordinator at The University of Georgia.  That sounds like a step down, but perhaps Schottenheimer saw the writing on the wall and wanted to get out of there as soon as he could and land in a good spot.  LA fans may be getting their football wish.

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Timofey MozgovIn the NBA, even though they’re slumping right now, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still in “Win Now” mode this season.  They have LeBron, and they only have him on a 2-year deal.  They want to do everything they can to help him win in his prime and keep him there.  So on Wednesday they traded for a big man in Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets.  The Cavs, however,  had to give up TWO first round draft picks.  That’s a hefty price to pay, but the Cavs desperately need a big man who can play some defense if they want to stand a chance this year.  Plus, Mozgov has a relationship with Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, as Blatt coached the Russian National Team in the Olympics and led them to a Bronze medal.  Big risk for the Cavs, but it could be worth it.

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Oregon And Ohio State Will Compete In First Ever College Football Championship

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It was an exciting evening of football in the semifinals of the first ever college football playoffs. In the early game of the night, Oregon demolished Florida State 59-20. And if the loss wasn’t embarrassing enough, a few Oregon players taunted Florida State’s former Heisman winning quarterback, Jameis Winston with a chant of “No means no” reminding Winston and the nation of a horrible incident from 2012. Winston was accused of sexual assault by a fellow Florida State student but was cleared of any criminal charges by the University.

Cardale JonesJust a few hours later, Ohio State shocked the nation with a surprising upset of top ranked Alabama 42-35. When Ohio State was selected a few weeks ago as one of the four semifinalists, many felt it was a mistake and that the fourth spot should have gone to TCU or Baylor. Ohio State was on its third string quarterback and many felt that his lack of experience would be problematic against coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. Ohio State’s QB Cardale Jones had a shaky start but then came back decisively with his strong arm and powerful legs. Ohio State will now face Oregon and Heisman trophy winning QB Marcus Mariota on January 12th for the chance to be named the first ever College Football National Champion.

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Winston Releases Statement On Alleged Assault Charges, 76ers Finally Win Game

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Jameis WinstonFlorida State’s 2013 Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston did not answer any questions during a two day student conduct hearing about alleged rape allegations from a former student. The allegations came in 2012 and Winston has refused to address them for the past two years. He did make the following statement:

“I did not rape or sexually assault [the accuser],” Winston said, according to the statement obtained by ESPN. “I did not create a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment in the short period of time that we were together. [The accuser] had the capacity to consent to having sex with me and she repeatedly did so by her conduct and her verbal expressions. I never used physical violence, threats, or other coercive means towards [the accuser]. Finally, I never endangered [the accuser’s] health, safety, or well-being.”

 

 

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The Philadelphia 76ers have been on a 17 game losing streak but finally won a game on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They avoided tying the record for the worst start in NBA history. The New Jersey Nets hold that infamous record from their 2009-2010 season with a 0-18 streak.

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