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Odell Beckham Wants Highest Paid Player, Mallet Signed Over Kaepernick, USC No OJ

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr announced on UNINTERRUPTED he wanted to be the highest paid player (not just the highest paid wide receiver) in the NFL. Odell is still working off of his 5 year rookie contract and will make $1.8 million this year and $8.4 million next year (his 5th year). This sum is significantly below other top receivers in the league.  Most of the top paid players in the league are quarterbacks with the Ravens Joe Flacco at the top with $24.55 million. The highest paid receiver this year is Dallas’ Dez Bryant at $17 million.

Speaking of Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens have seemingly opted out of signing Colin Kaepernick as a backup to an injured Flacco (missing a week due to back surgery). The team announced they were signing arena-league quarterback David Olson. Ryan Mallet is expected to immediately take over duties while Flacco is out, but Olson will have his shot at backup as well. Before transferring to Stanford, Olson played for Jim Harbaugh (the brother of Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh).

Former Heisman trophy winner and former Hall of Famer, OJ Simpson could be free from his recent jail sentence in October. OJ was once the most celebrated USC alumni, but now current USC coach Clay Helton said he wouldn’t allow OJ on the field. He stated, “Currently right now, what the USC administration and the athletic department have said is, no, O.J. will not be a part of our functions or invited.”

 

 

 

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Odell Beckham Skips OTA’s, Wright Takes Uber, Dak Prescott Wants PhD

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New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. skipped this week’s “organized team activities” in order to make clear he’s interested in a new contract. He’s reported to make $1.8 million this season and $8 million in 2018. Beckham claims he won’t miss minicamp which begins on Tuesday.

This is the time of year when players need to show coaches and teams their dedication and commitment. Cornerback Shareece Wright certainly made a statement when he took an Uber from Chicago O’hare to the Buffalo Bills voluntary training camp in New York. According to Wright’s tweet after the trip, he paid $632.08 plus a $300 tip for the 8 hour trip. Wright will be competing for a starting spot on the Bills’ roster.

Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is planning for life after football. Prescott already has a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degrees in workforce leadership and plans to pursue a doctorate when his playing days are through. He said, “Even though I had all the confidence in myself in making it to the NFL or in the game of football, I knew that it could be taken away from me at any moment. I never wanted to be that guy saying, ‘What if I’d have gotten my degree or something, then I would’ve had something to fall back on.'”

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Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is tonight 9:00 pm ET, ABC.  Warriors up 2-0 in the best of seven series.

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Odell’s Record Shoe Contract, Gronkowski’s Music Video, LaVar Ball’s T-shirt

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NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr signed the largest shoe contract Nike has ever offered a football player.  It’s reported he’ll make $29 million over 5 years. While this is a huge amount for football, the shoe contracts for NBA players are much higher. All-star LeBron James reportedly has a $1 billion lifetime contract with Nike.

New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski is known as one of QB Tom Brady’s favorite target on the field and a guy who seems to enjoy life to the fullest off the field. In his latest endeavor, he’s starring in  3LAU’s “On My Mind” music video.

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LaVar Ball is making headlines again with his “Stay In Yo Lane” t-shirts. The shirts sell for between $50-$60. The phrase came about after his comments during an interview with Fox Sports’ Kristine Leahy.

 

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Hall Of Fame Finalists, Odell Beckham Jr Partying With Biebs

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The Hall of Fame committee selected their finalists. The following 15 players made the cut:  LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, Kurt Warner, Morten Anderson, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Terrell Davis, Don Coryell, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, and John Lynch. The day before the Super Bowl, February 4th, the Selection Committee will meet to choose at least 4 and no more than 8 of these finalists for induction.

Odell Beckham JrOdell Beckham Jr is under scrutiny this week after pictures of him surfaced on social media partying with Justin Bieber in Miami (after the Giants game against the Redskins Sunday night). The New York Giants are in the postseason and have a big playoff game this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, which is why people are questioning Beckham’s decision to fly to Miami to party with the Biebs in South Beach Sunday night and continue the party on a boat Monday. If Beckham doesn’t have a great game this weekend and the Giants don’t win, expect the media and fans to come down hard on him.

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Duke Player Receives Technical For 3rd Tripping, Mom Killed For Gloating, Odell Fined For Sager Cleats

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grayson-allenDuke University basketball player Grayson Allen received a technical foul for tripping a player from Elon University. What’s so newsworthy about this incident is it’s his third time tripping an opponent.  If you watch the video it’s abundantly clear Allen tripped the player on purpose. Many are upset with Blue Devils Coach, Mike Krzyzewski for not suspending Allen for his unsportsmanlike actions.  He called the incident “unacceptable” but so far hasn’t taken any further disciplinary action.

Many are excited by the resurgence of the Dallas Cowboys this season, but in a very bizarre, sick and sad story, the exuberance went too far. On Sunday, a mom in Dallas was celebrating the Cowboys win over Tampa Bay when her stepson became upset over her “gloating” and fatally stabbed her.

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr feels there’s a double standard in how the NFL fines players. He was assessed a $18K fine for wearing colorful cleats (later auctioned for charity) honoring legendary Craig Sager. Odell claims he wasn’t asked to take the cleats off, he just got hit with the fine without warning.

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Odell Beckham Jr Sets Record, Giants Win, Alshon Jeffrey Suspended

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Odell Beckham JrThe Giants defense helped the team hold on for a close win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. The most noteworthy part of the game came in the 2nd quarter when Giant’s receiver Odell Beckham Jr grabbed an 18 yard catch to secure his place in history as the fastest wide receiver to reach 3, 500 yards in only 36 games. Odell became famous in 2014 with one of the greatest catches in history. Giants 21, Bengals 20

The Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery will be suspended for 4 games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Jeffrey has had a disappointing season so far (my fantasy team knows that well as we have him as our starting WR) and will need to show massive improvement when he returns on December 12th if he’s looking to make a top salary next season.

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Brady Ends Suspension With Big Win, Odell’s Fun With Nets, Dak On Way To Rookie Record, Blue Jays Sweep Rangers

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A few highlights from the weekend NFL games:

tom-bradyTom Brady officially ended his 4 game suspension for deflategate in a big win against the Cleveland Browns (who are now 0-5 and potentially on their 6th quarterback of the season). The team was clearly energized, and Brady did not disappoint by throwing for over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tight end Rob Gronkowski said it best, “Everyone was intense today. Everyone was amped up. Tom always brings the amp-ness to the table. So we were just excited to get back out there, get back on track and get a win.” New England Patriots 33, Cleveland Browns 13.

The New York Giants lost to the Green Bay Packers, but the Giants Odell Beckham Jr seems to be putting his anger issues to rest. All week, sports fans have been talking about his inability to control himself, but on Sunday he appeared calm and happy and even had some fun (after making a beautiful touchd0wn catch) by hugging a kicking net he punched a couple of weeks ago.

Dak Prescott, QB of the Dallas Cowboys, is on his way to setting a rookie record for number of passes without an interception. He currently has 155 passes and needs 8 more to eclipse Tom Brady’s rookie record. Even though Prescott has been performing beyond expectations, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still maintains injured QB Tony Romo will be the starting QB when he’s healthy. Cowboys RB, Ezekiel Elliott made a big contribution to the game by rushing for 100 yards in his 3rd consecutive game.  Dallas Cowboys 28, Cincinnati Bengals 14.

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The Toronto Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers to advance to the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays win marks the first series in Major League Baseball history to end with a walk off run scored via an error. This is the second straight year the Blue Jays advance to the ALCS.

 

 

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Mets And Giants Wild Card Game, Odell Beckham Jr Unsportsmanlike, Vikings 4-0, Johnny Football Trademark, Super Bowl Goes GAGA

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With a 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Saturday, the New York Mets clinched a National League wild card playoff spot against the San Francisco Giants. Even though both teams have the same regular season record, the winner-take-all wild card game will be played at Citi Field because the Mets won the season series over the Giants. Tune in Wednesday night 8:00 pm ET.

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The big news from the Monday Night Football game is the NY Giants Odell Beckham Jr’s unsportsmanlike conduct. Odell was charged with a penalty for taunting the Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Xavier Rhodes after Rhodes hit him out of bounds. Odell ended up with a paltry 23 yards for the day and has been criticized by his teammates and the media for letting his emotions get the best of him. On a more positive note, the Minnesota Vikings offense came to play. The Vikings are now 4-0 (only other 4-0 team is the Denver Broncos). What’s most surprising about the Vikings winning season so far is the performance of Sam Bradford. Bradford is a former Heisman Trophy winner who had a mediocre career with the St. Louis Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings are also performing without their star running back, Adrian Peterson, who is out until at least December with a torn meniscus.  Vikings 24-Giants 10.

In other football news, former Heisman QB Johnny Manziel (who was suspended from the NFL and cut by the Cleveland Browns) and his lawyers filed with the US Patent and Trademark office to protect his nickname, “Johnny Football”. Now that Manziel has been reinstated by the NFL, it’s possible some NFL team may take a chance on the troubled QB and pick him up.

Lady Gaga 3As Lady Gaga wrote on her twitter account, “This year the Super Bowl goes GAGA”, meaning after weeks of speculation, it’s official and she will play in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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Drew Brees Record, Lions Win Game, Screaming Weasels Super Bowl Bound, Odell Suspended, Woodson Retiring

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Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 8.09.04 AMOn Monday Night Football the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints faced off.  Even though both teams have had disappointing seasons and are not playoff bound, Monday night’s matchup was an offensive, high-scoring spectacle.  The Saints, quarterback Drew Brees became the 4th quarterback in NFL history to pass 60,000 passing yards (an incredible achievement) but the night belonged to the Lions as they Lions held off a late surge by the Saints to win the game. Detroit 35, New Orleans 27. More importantly, thanks to a solid game by Lions’ receiver Golden Tate, my fantasy team with teammates David and Eric (The Screaming Weasels) is Super Bowl bound taking on the formidable Black and Gold. In order to bring us luck, my son made “Golden Tate” er tots and vowed to eat one every time the Lions receiver touched the ball. He felt a bit sick when he went to bed last night but it was all worth it!
In other football news, the NFL has suspended Odell Beckham for one game due to his abhorrent behavior in Sunday’s game against the Panthers.  With Beckham benched, the Giants are in a tough spot in their bid for the playoffs. And, tough luck if you’re are a fantasy football owner and he’s on your team. Many teams (including mine) have their Championship game next weekend and he’s a big asset.

Finally, it looks like another NFL superstar has decided to call it quits at the end of the year.  Long time Raiders safety Charles Woodson will retire.  Woodson became famous for being the first defensive player in many years to win the Heisman Trophy.  He had a stellar career with the Raiders, and then in the prime of his career, won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers.  Then, it was back to Oakland, where he opted to play the safety position to elongate his career.

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Panthers Remain Undefeated, Odell’s Bad Behavior, Chiefs Hot, Roethlisberger Comes Through

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The Carolina Panthers came into New York undefeated to take on the NY Giants. The Giants were determined to rise to the occasion and unseat the Panthers.   In the game, the Panthers were crushing the Giants, but late in the 3rd quarter, the Giants launched a 28 point comeback to tie the game with just a little over a minute remaining.  Then, Panthers QB and MVP candidate Cam Newton knew it was “Go Time”.  He marched the Panthers down the field for a game winning field goal.  The Panthers are now a perfect 14-0.  Carolina 38, NY Giants 35.

Odell Beckham Jr 2A big story from the game was Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham’s abhorrent behavior.  He was throwing punches and cheap shots at Panthers star cornerback Josh Norman the entire game.  Beckham almost got tossed from the game and many think he should have been suspended.  After the game, Norman said, “It was ridiculous, I think it was personal. He was trying to come at me. I didn’t take nothing personal. I just went out and did my job.”
In Baltimore, the Ravens season is effectively over, but their opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs were quietly making an incredible run.  After starting the season a pathetic 1-5, the Chiefs reeled off 7 straight wins.  They are now in the playoffs, and are looking for an 8th straight victory.  To no surprise, Baltimore posed no threat, and the Chiefs beat them with ease. The Chiefs are red hot at the right time, their defense is turning into a wall, and they are going to be a team that nobody wants to face in the playoffs.  Kansas City 34, Baltimore 14.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were expected to easily defeat the Denver Broncos, who were coming off an ugly home loss to the Raiders.  The Broncos were ready, however, and came out with a big early lead.  You can never count out Big Ben Roethlisberger though and his superstar wide receiver, Antonio Brown.  They pulled off an incredible comeback, capped off by a late 23 yard touchdown pass from Big Ben to, of course, Antonio Brown.  The Steelers got the win, and are making a run at winning the division.  Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27.

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