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Beloved Reporter Craig Sager Lost Battle With Leukemia, Seahawks Won NFC West

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craig-sagerThe legendary sports analyst and longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager passed away after a two year battle with leukemia. Sager was beloved through the sports world by fans and players alike, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous suits made him a fixture on the sidelines. It was said best by Turner President,  “There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.” For more on Sager, watch this beautiful tribute from ESPN.

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With a win over the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West guaranteeing them at least one home game in the playoffs. The win comes after the Seahawks lost a tough game Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. After Sunday’s game,  Seahawks’  cornerback Richard Sherman complained about having to play again in 4 days. He called Thursday night football a “Poopfest.” He went on to say, “We got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that, on Monday, and then you’ve got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.” Seahawks 24, Rams 3.

 

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Wilson Back In Form, Officiating Blunders, Steph Curry’s New Record

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Richard ShermanOn Monday night football, Seattle QB Russell Wilson showed he’s recovered from his injuries and was back as the leader of the offense. He threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for another in a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills. He also had a lot of help from his tight end Jimmy Graham who entertained the fans with two amazing one-handed touchdowns. The big story of the game, however, was the officiating. Seahawks defensive end Richard Sherman jumped the snap before a field goal attempt and ran into Bills field goal kicker Dan Carpenter. Many, including Bills coach Rex Ryan, thought Sherman should have been called for unnecessary roughness. There was a delay of game and a series of other officiating blunders that led to an eventual missed field goal before the half.  Bills coach Rex Ryan wasn’t too pleased with the officiating or with Richard Sherman’s taunting on the sidelines. Ryan yelled over to Sherman, ‘You’re too good of a player to act like an ass.'”

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In the Golden State Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Stephen Curry made history…again. He sunk a record 13 3 pointers in the 116-106 win.

 

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Sherman Voices Disdain For Goodell’s Comments, Serena Williams Fires Back, Rymer Hit In Face

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Richard ShermanSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman always lets his voice be heard loud and clear. Don’t expect that to stop any time soon. When asked about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments back in February suggesting that any player who got two personal fouls be ejected from a game, Sherman didn’t hold back. “I think it’s foolish. But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.” He had similar feelings on the NFL’s murky definition of what a catch is.

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Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore had some disturbing things to say about women’s tennis recently. “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have.” Serena Williams, who lost in the women’s final to Victoria Azarenka, didn’t appreciate the comments. “I don’t think any women should be down on their knees thanking anybody like that.” Williams eluded to all the people who only watch Tennis for female stars such as herself and her sister. Then she brought up last year’s U.S. Open. “I’m sorry, did Roger play in that final? Or Rafa, or any man, play in that final that was sold out before the men’s final? I think not.”

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The Milwaukee Brewers may have lost one of their potential players. Outfielder Rymer Liriano left Sunday’s game on a stretcher after he was hit in the face by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt West. The ball hit him just under the eye. Coaches and staff rushed over to help and carted him off the field after about ten minutes. Teammates say the player’s nose was still gushing blood when he got back to the training room. Liriano remains hospitalized.

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Peterson Reports To Vikings’ Camp, Cromartie Says Sherman Not Great, Gronkowski’s On Family Feud

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Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson has stirred up some drama this off-season.  There were claims that he said he wanted to be traded, that he never wanted to play for the Vikings again.  There may have been some shred of truth to these rumors, but the fact remained that if Peterson didn’t report to camp, he would sacrifice close to $13 million.  So it was no big surprise that Peterson reported to the Vikings’ facilities on Tuesday, and said that “It felt good to be back in the building”.  Surprise. Surprise.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Antonio Cromartie, cornerback for the New York Jets, has decided to stir the pot with the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman.  Sherman publicly calls himself the best cornerback in the NFL.  Cromartie has said that he’s not among the best, but his success is merely a part of the Seahawks’ system.  Cromartie said he would like to see him achieve greatness without two all-pro safeties behind him (Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas).  He also said Sherman is more of a zone player and doesn’t follow his receiver all game like the “greats” do.

Family FeudFinally, in the NFL, if you haven’t seen enough of Rob Gronkowski this off-season — all the videos of him partying, at the Kentucky Derby, NASCAR events, and basically every other pop culture shin dig, you get to see more of him on TV soon.  His whole family, The Gronkowskis, will be appearing on Family Fued.  The family is pretty boisterous so should be a fun show to watch.

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Media Day In NFL-Sherman’s Opinion Of Goodell, Lynch Hates The Press, NBA Slam Dunk Contest

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In the NFL, it was media day for both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.  This is a chance for every player to get up close and personal with the media and answer all types of questions — from serious to just plain fun (e.g. someone showing their favorite dance move).
Richard ShermanThe first highlight of the day was, Richard Sherman weighing in on “deflategate”.  And of course, Sherman was going to say something controversial.  Sherman said, in so many words, that if the Patriots were found guilty, that they probably wouldn’t be fined too heavily.  This is primarily because, in Sherman’s opinion, Roger Goodell is good friends with Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  Goodell was even at Kraft’s house during the AFC Championship.  Sherman opined that as long as stuff like that is happening, he doesn’t see the Patriots receiving any fines.

Marshawn LynchBut the best part of the media day was, ironically, the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch who HATES talking to the press.  Last year, he refused to talk to the media and received a heavy fine.  Lynch was fined multiple times during the year for a variety of instances.  So, at media day, Lynch was upfront and honest, answering every question with “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”.  Whatever they said, his retort was “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”.

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Finally, in the NBA, we found out who the contestants would be for this year’s slam dunk contest on February 14th during the NBA All Star Weekend.   And it’s going to be a good one.  We get to see Milwaukee’s “Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota’s dunking rookie Zach LaVine, the Brooklyn Nets Mason Plumlee, and 2nd year star Victor Oladipo.  The contest has been lackluster the past few seasons, save for a few awesome dunks, but hopefully this year it turns into a show of shows.  And these guys are amazing jumpers, so it’s going to be fantastic.

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Kobe Undergoing Surgery, Seattle D Injuries, SNL Spoofs Deflategate

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Kobe BryantLA Laker’s Kobe Bryant is undergoing surgery on his shoulder. Is this the end of the 36 year old’s career? Even with season ending injuries the last few years, he’s still the highest paid player in the NBA.

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In other injury news, Seattle’s defense is suffering a few injuries. Their Safety, Earl Thomas, and Cornerback, Richard Sherman, both sustained injuries in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers two weekends ago. Both claim they will be in tip top shape for the Super Bowl on Sunday. They are both huge competitors playing in the biggest sporting event in the country so they’ll do everything in their power to be well. Thomas said, “If my mental is right, my body just mirrors that.”

Tom BradyDeflategate is not going away. New England QB Tom Brady still hasn’t spoken to investigators. The NFL has already interviewed 40 people but are not planning to talk to Brady until after the Super Bowl. Brady and head coach, Bill Belichick both claim to have had nothing to do with the under-inflated balls. This story is definitely not going away and when Saturday Night spoofs it, you know it’s going to remain a big story.

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Seahawks Squeeze By Packers And Patriots Overwhelm Colts To Meet In SB 49, Broncos Hire Kubiak As Head Coach

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In the NFL, 4 teams were vying for a ticket to the Super Bowl this weekend.  First up, it was the Green Bay Packers taking on the Seattle Seahawks.  The Seahawks have a distinct home field advantage, but that isn’t something that bothers Aaron Rodgers.  The Packers jumped out to a surprising 16-0 lead, and the Seahawks went into halftime a bit nervous.
Marshawn LynchIn the 2nd half, however, the Seahawks pulled some miracle plays to get back in the game.  A fake field goal that converted to a touchdown, a touchdown run by QB Russell Wilson, a phenomenal onside kick, and a beastly play from Marshawn Lynch gave the Seahawks the lead.  Another amazing 2-point conversion by the Seahawks gave them a 3-point lead.  A late drive by the Packers allowed them to tie the game and we were headed to overtime.

But in OT, the Seahawks took care of business, as Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a touchdown to win the game and send them to Super Bowl 49.  Seattle 28, Green Bay 22.

LeGarrette BlountThen, in the AFC, it was the New England Patriots hosting the Indianapolis Colts.  The Colts shocked the Broncos last week, and were hoping they were the team of destiny this year.  Unfortunately, the Colts were simply too young and too over-matched by Tom Brady and the Pats.  The Patriots came out strong and absolutely crushed the Colts.  LeGarrett Blount had a huge rushing day, and the Pats look nothing short of fantastic.  New England 45, Indianapolis 7.

We will have a terrific Super Bowl match-up in two weeks between the Patriots and Seahawks in Arizona.

Finally, in the NFL, the Denver Broncos hired former Texans’ coach Gary Kubiak as their new head coach.  Fans are not thrilled about the hire, and many think that Peyton Manning may not be excited about it either.  This may signal the end of Peyton Manning’s playing career.

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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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