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Seahawks-Eagles Preview
2014-12-04

Seeing the Bengals (8-3-1) on the other side of the line of scrimmage generally helps. Roethlisberger is 14-6 against Cincinnati in his career and is typically at his best late in the year. Roethlisberger is 31-13 in games played after Dec. 1, though the Steelers have split with the Bengals in each of the last two years.

''I've been here a long time and so it's easy for me to know what this game means and what this part of the season means,'' he said. ''We'll keep an eye on the young guys and make sure that they understand the importance of it as well.''

A victory Sunday and Pittsburgh is right back in the mix for the division title. A loss and the Steelers likely need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs. As explosive as the offense has looked at times, Pittsburgh is averaging just 18.3 points a game on the road compared to 35 at home. It's a disparity that Roethlisberger knows needs to even out.

''We're a confident group,'' he said. ''We feel that we've got some players that are some of the best playmakers in the game of football. We just need to come out and execute and play good football when it counts.''

NOTES: LB James Harrison (knee), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (illness) also did not practice on Wednesday. ... Rookie LB Ryan Shazier was a full participant and should play for the first time in a month barring a setback.




Jacksonville Jaguars unveil their new team uniforms
2013-04-23

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The most striking element? A two-toned helmet that sets the Jaguars apart from any team in the NFL or the college ranks. Matte black tones in the front bleed into gold, giving the helmet a theme described by Nike as depicting "a Jaguar on the hunt," edging from darkness into light.

"I look at the jerseys," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said, "and I think (they're) awesome."

The franchise also went out its way to give a nod to Jacksonville's rich military heritage by placing a Jaguars patch over the heart of the re-designed teal-tinged jerseys, available for purchase online starting Thursday.

"The military-style badge is our way of saying thanks," Khan told reporters.

Whether Jaguars fans buy in to the new duds remains to be seen, but Khan promised from the start to re-brand this operation from head to toe.

The man has kept his word.
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A Decade in Cyberspace, NFL Reaps More
2010-10-12

It would be perhaps the only institution on the ground. If technology is a reality, then there is no reason to ignore the realities of life. Yes, you can just log in to www.NFL.com and you will see for yourself what intellectuals do digitally. This site was initially produced in 2001 and was hosted since then. In 2006 the national football league said it would entirely consider operating the site, appreciate developments in technology and improve its content and infrastructure.
The first ever major redesign was observed in 1999 during the redesign of the website to have a new and modern look and introduce an element of feedback which by 2001 was not as elaborate. Another refurbished was launched in 2007 for appearance and aesthetic values ever since the time it had been hosted and operated by CBs sports time six years down the line. Prior to this time, it is estimated that the design expenses reached over 120 million dollars in a five year period.
Explaining the need for a better website as had been developed, the NFL digital media and media strategy senior vice president Brian Rolapp said that is such a time of rapidly changing digital settings, NFL website was a vital opportunity to control all resourceful content enabling the building of the strategic site as a media asset. He also said that it was an avenue for fans to look forward for an always informative, interactive and entertaining site which was built with the expertise of NFL and its in-house media outlets which are NFL films and NFL network.
Not just that, in 2008, with interest to work together, NFL proclaimed that they would jointly with Univision Online to operate and manage NFLatino.com which would be powered by Univision.com, the official Spanish language site in the US for the NFL and would feature video game briefs, live broadcasts on radio, football fantasy, diaries for Hispanic player, insiders view of the 32 teams in NFL and up to date statistics.
The site received sports Emmy nominations that were pronounced in 2009 as recognition for its online live video and audio broadcasts from NFL networks on Thursday and Saturday football on NFL.com. The network was praised and awarded for its new and outstanding approaches towards live broadcasts especially the structure of the play, 360 degree analysis of games within the week and generation of new interests.
It was also to start broadcasting on the website all NBC Sunday night soccer games. In the previous year 2007, their broadcast had been provided an Emmy Award nomination for complimentary live broadcast which had included semi on NFL networks eight game package, run to the playoffs together with an increased network analysis.


NFL AFC West
2010-08-19

Ok, so far I’ve covered the NFC East, the NFC West, the NFC South, the NFC North, and the AFC East. Now, I’ll be looking at the AFC West for your football betting needs.

Easily the most disappointing team in the AFC West, the eye sore, the abomination, are the Oakland Raiders. They’re flat out pathetic. I mean, let’s make this simple, as long as Al Davis continues to interfere with the Raiders program, the program will continue to sputter and continue to be the laughing stock of the league. A good example here is the Jimmie Johnson and Jerry Jones fiasco. Jerry Jones meddled way too much in the affairs of the Cowboys. Granted, the man owns the team, but he’s not a coach. He should have left the coaching responsibilities up to the coach, and he should have just worried about the ownership aspect of the Dallas Cowboys.

Anyway, Jerry Jones and Jimmie Johnson didn’t much care for each other, and I suspect that has to do with the fact that Jones tried to be too involved in every aspect of the team. Being involved is good, but you got to know where to draw the line. So, to make a long story short, Jerry Jones fired Jimmie Johnson, the man who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys. Stupid, huh? You know that saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well, Jerry, the Cowboys weren’t broke, and there was nothing to fix. Another prime example of ownerships gone too far is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. The man’s eccentric, involved, and I get that, but he’s starting to resemble Jerry Jones more and more every year. The man gets fined all the time and is constantly shelling out money to the National Basketball Association. Hell, even Commissioner David Stern said that he would not hand an NBA Championship trophy to Mark Cuban. I wouldn’t either. I’d throw it at him. With Mark Cuban in constant hot water with the commissioner of the NBA, the focus is being taken off the players and the team. Basically, Mark Cuban is the Terrell Owens of the NBA. He has to be the center of attention and pisses and moans whenever something does not go his way. And you wonder why the Dallas Mavericks have NO championships, Mark? Get the hell out of the way, sit down and shut up, and take being an owner more seriously.

Anyway, moving on to the pitiful Oakland Raiders. In 2009, the Oakland Raiders went 5-11. That’s actually better than I had expected. It was easy to calculate the Raiders’ record. All I had to do was count the losses, which was easy because they far outnumbered the wins. Anyway, the Oakland Raiders are in a bad way right now. After their highly touted draft pick Jamarcus Russell turned out to be a big dull dud, they’re stuck with Rich Gannon. Interestingly enough, team owner Al Davis pushed and pushed to draft Jamarcus Russel, the quarterback out of LSU, against the wise advice of then head coach Lane Kiffin. Again, a prime example of owners being their own worst enemy. For your football betting needs, don’t bet on the Oakland Raiders. The team, like the city, is a lost cause. The Raiders, and I mean Al Davis, threw millions upon millions of dollars at Jamarcus Russell in the hopes that he would pull their horrible team out of the depths of the NFL and bring them back to their glory days. Well, Russell is a bust, and now the Raiders are back at square one. Actually, they’re father back at square one because they have a weak quarterback and still have to shell out millions of dollars to their bust of a quarterback. When I think about it, “square one” might be too generous…

The AFC West is comprised of four teams: the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos. All of those teams, with the exception of the Broncos and the Chargers, will find themselves at the bottom of the NFL yet again, and will definitely be the reason why the trends in football betting go down. The lines are in at www.sportsbook.com and the Chargers are the clear favorites for the AFC West. At -300 they lead by a wide margin of the other 3 teams. This could be a great time to get in on a long shot early before the odds start to swing.