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Sanchez Wants Bronco Job Badly, RGIII Has Chip On Shoulder

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Mark SanchezMark Sanchez, who the Denver Broncos acquired in a trade shortly after Peyton Manning announced his retirement, really, really wants the starting job. “I will bet on myself and compete my butt off. I will be friendly and professional with whoever is there. But I want this bad. Really bad. I want what they experienced last year,” Sanchez said.

This week he held his own passing camp with Broncos skill-position players including Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. His goal is to develop a rapport with the team and get his foot in the door with the organization. He’s likely going to have some stiff competition, however. The Broncos are rumored to be eyeing a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and could very well pick another high profile QB early on in the draft. The proposed deal with Kaepernick would reportedly require the struggling player to take a $12 million pay cut over the next two years, something he quite possibly won’t be compelled to do.

Cleveland Browns quarterback (Robert Griffin III) RGIII is ready to get back on the field. After spending the entire 2015 season on the Washington Redskins’ bench, Griffin feels he has something to prove. “I am not trying to let any baggage hold me down from the past, but I do have a massive chip on my shoulder,” he told reporters. “I know this team has a massive chip on its shoulder.” The Browns have never won the Super Bowl and have famously had trouble at the quarterback position, Johnny Manziel’s recent struggles being just the tip of the iceberg. The team has had 24 starting quarterbacks since 1999. “I know the history, a little bit, of Cleveland,” Griffin said. “And guys sometimes don’t want to come here. I wanted to come here. I wanted to be here, and I wanted them to know that.”

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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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Lions Over Bears, Sanchez Redeems Self, Sherman Taunts Niners

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Calvin JohnsonThe Detroit Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and 2 TD’s in a much needed win over the Chicago Bears. Megatron (Calvin Johnson) finally looked healthy scoring those 2 TD’s and securing 11 catches and 146 yards. Even with his injury, Johnson is the fastest receiver in NFL history to get to 10,000 receiving yards. Detroit 34, Bears 17.

The Eagles’ Mark Sanchez redeemed his butt fumble and threw his way to an easy win over the Dallas Cowboys. Sanchez threw for 217 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. After the game he spoke about his infamous mistake on Thanksgiving two years ago, “It is like my favorite holiday, so that’s not cool,” Sanchez said. “It was a bummer. The game plan was to try not to do that. And we accomplished that.” Eagles 33, Cowboys 10.

Richard ShermanIn the late game Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick had one of the worst games of his career in the prime time, highly anticipated game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks’ Cornerback Richard Sherman taunted and teased the Niners on route to an easy win for his team.

In reference to Sherman’s second interception, he said, ‘The second one was pretty entertaining. I was laughing the whole time. They threw it. I said, `Way to be, way to be.”’ Seahawks 19, 49ers 3.

 

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Turkey Day Football Matchups Including The Butt Bowl Redemption Game And The Choking Gesture

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What’s better on Thanksgiving than three football games and turkey! All the games today are division rivalries which means they all know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This familiarity should lead to some great games.

First up for the day is the Detroit Lions taking on the Chicago Bears. The Lions are coming off of two defeats but they will likely come out strong today as they are hosting the Bears who are having a difficult season. 12:30 EST

Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Next up at 4:30 pm EST will be the Butt Fumble Redemption game. Let me explain for those that don’t remember. Two years ago on Thanksgiving former Jets’ QB Mark Sanchez ran into the butt of his teammate and fumbled the ball. They ended up  losing the game 49-19 and Sanchez became the “butt” of endless jokes.  Fast forward two years and now Sanchez is filling in for the injured Nick Foles as QB for the Philadelphia Eagles.  He has a chance to redeem himself in an important game against division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.

Finally, the last game of the day, the Seattle Seahawks will be traveling to NFC rival, the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners should be fired up remembering their NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks last January which sent Seattle to the Super Bowl. In the game, Seattle’s Richard Sherman deflected a pass to the Niners’ Michael Crabtree which sealed the game. Afterward, Sherman famously made a choking gesture to the Niners’ QB Colin Kaepernick. As you can imagine, that didn’t go over so well and the Niners will be out for blood this time around.  8:30 pm EST

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Luck’s 4 TD’s Was Enough For Colts Win Over Giants, Sanchez In For Eagles, A-Rod Pays For Silence

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Andrew LuckIn the NFL, it was Monday Night Football between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants.  The Colts were looking to bounce back after getting destroyed by Pittsburgh last week, and the Giants, reeling from injuries, were trying to pull off an unexpected upset.  Unfortunately for the Giants,  Andrew Luck and the Colts came ready to play with Luck throwing for 4 TD’. Their offense was clicking on all cylinders s and they demolished the Giants.  The Giants will spring to life every few weeks, and their first round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. is looking like a winner, but a late season playoff run doesn’t look like it’s in their cards.  Colts 40, Giants 24
Mark SanchezElsewhere in the NFL, the Eagles are having a very good season, but on Sunday they lost their starting quarterback Nick Foles to a broken collar bone.  Some good news for Eagles fans, however, as it was reported yesterday that Foles won’t need surgery to repair the bone.  This means that he will likely be out for a stretch of games, but he could be ready for the playoffs.  Their back-up QB Mark Sanchez will get the ball in the meantime. Head coach Chip Kelly has always been impressed by Sanchez when he coached against him while Sanchez was at USC.

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Finally, in baseball, it’s being reported that the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez actually paid his cousin over $1 million not to report to the media that he was using PEDs.  His cousin, Yuri Sucart, helped Alex Rodriguez obtain the PEDs and there is legitimate documentation that A-Rod paid Sucart $700,000 for his silence, followed by a few additional payments of $200,000 each. It’s tough to know if A-Rod will have any career left, but stories like this definitely don’t help.

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WATERCOOLER CHAT: MIAMI 3-1 EDGE, SANCHEZ “BUTT FUMBLE” SELLS, DONOVAN MLS ALL TIME GOAL KING

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James, Wade, and BoshIn the NBA, it was Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat.  The Pacers needed the win to tie up the series if they wanted the home court advantage they worked all year to earn to actually matter.  But, the Heat had other plans, and Monday night, LeBron James and Chris Bosh helped topple the Pacers and to gain a 3-1 edge in the series.  The Pacers are now one game away from elimination, and LeBron is getting very close to his 3rd straight title.  Miami 102, Indiana 90.

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Butt FumbleIn some funny news out of the NFL, former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez might not be having a Hall of Fame career, but he’s hoping to get that career back on track in Philadelphia.  While he will be a back-up, he’s still practicing hard in an attempt to contribute in some way in Chip Kelly’s offense.  His career up until this point, however, is marked by hilarity, namely the famous “Butt Fumble” from two seasons ago, in which Sanchez slipped and his face went smack dab into a player’s back end.  That Butt Fumble jersey just sold for $820 to a Jets fan.  When your jersey that marked the most embarrassing moment of your career sells for a nearly $1000, that is definitely not a good mark on your pro career.

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Finally, the big news of the weekend came from the soccer world.  The head of USA soccer didn’t select soccer icon Landon Donovan for the team.  There was outrage over this, but Donovan has kept his cool throughout.  But, he has still staunchly defended himself, saying he should be on the team.  He was actually hoping to get a starting spot, and was shocked that he didn’t even make the roster.  Many think it’s because of the controversy between Donovan and the coach.  People suspect that the coach just didn’t like him.  As revenge, Donovan went out with his MLS Team, the LA Galaxy, and scored two goals — making him the MLS all-time goal king.  It’s a great statement, but it will still be disappointing not having him out there in the World Cup. 

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