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  • Martin Stadium, shown here last Saturday when Washington State hosted Nevada, is the site of the big national matchup of the week tonight in

    Pac-12 football on national radar Friday as Washington State hosts USC

    As the first month of the 2017 college football season comes to a close this weekend, the focus is on the Pac-12 as the No. 16 Washington State Cougars host the No. 5 Southern California Trojans tonight at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Both teams are 4-0 this season, and it promises to be quite...
  • Five former NFL players who have stayed in shape after retirement

    Five former NFL players who have stayed in shape after retirement

    It can be difficult for anyone to remain in shape after they retire. That can be especially true for NFL players, where being “big and strong” are a mark of professionalism during their careers but puts them at risk for a host of medical issues after retirement. Here are five former NFL players who...
  • Miguel to perform free pop-up show in Boston for Patriots fans ahead of NFL kickoff

    Miguel to perform free pop-up show in Boston for Patriots fans ahead of NFL kickoff

    R&B star Miguel will help fans of the New England Patriots celebrate their Super Bowl LI win and kick off the 2017 NFL season. According to Billboard, Miguel will be performing at a pop-up concert in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park this Thursday, Sept. 7 ahead of the Patriots’ season-opening...
  • Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson retires as an L.A. Ram

    Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson retires as an L.A. Ram

    Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson returned as a member of the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, signing a one day contract to officially retire as a member of the team with whom he's mostly closely associated. Later in the day, General Manager Les Snead announced the Rams hired the 56-year-old...
  • Ranking the NFC North safeties in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North safeties in 2017

    The NFC North has very good safeties. Seven of the eight starters on the four teams in the division ranked among the top 30 in the league, according to Pro Football Focus’ grading system. The eight starters have a diverse skill set. Some are better ballhawks in coverage while others are hitters that...
  • Ranking the NFC North cornerbacks in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North cornerbacks in 2017

    Cornerback has become one of the most important positions on the defense. The best defenses have at least one very good cornerback. Those cornerbacks will either be physical, shutdown that take receivers completely out of their routes and others are rely on their athleticism and speed to make plays...
  • Ranking the NFC North linebackers in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North linebackers in 2017

    The linebacker position has evolved and changed more than any other over the last few seasons. They used to be big, downhill thumpers that stuffed the run as well as big, athletic guys that can cover running backs. Now, they are almost exclusively the latter. With growing use of the spread offense...
  • Ranking the NFC North edge defenders in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North edge defenders in 2017

    Edge defenders have become on the two or three most important positions on the football field. They are generally pass rushers listed as defensive ends in a 4-3 base scheme or an outside linebacker in a 3-4 base scheme. Teams have to be able to stop the pass on defense and having a very good pass...
  • Ranking the NFC North interior defensive linemen in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North interior defensive linemen in 2017

    The defensive tackle position is one of the most underrated spots in sports. Defensive tackles control the play and can separate good or average defenses from great ones. Just like every other position, there are players that excel at different aspects of the position. At defensive tackle, they are...
  • 10 best fantasy football players from the Bay Area to consider in your draft this season

    10 best fantasy football players from the Bay Area to consider in your draft this season

    The National Football League's exhibition season kicked off last night as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Now, it's time to turn your focus to preparing for your fantasy football draft later this month (or in early September). One of the...
  • Ranking the NFC North tight ends in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North tight ends in 2017

    No position in the NFL has become more specialized than the tight end spot. They are labeled as receivers, blockers or balanced. Receivers make plays with the ball in their hands, but do not block very well. Blockers make room for others to make plays, but don’t have the skills to get open as a...
  • Ranking the NFC North wide receivers in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North wide receivers in 2017

    The wide receiver position has gained importance as throwing the football has become more popular. Wide receivers are becoming more specialized to certain spots on the field within each offensive formation and package. The team with the best collection of receivers has a blend of players that...
  • Ranking the NFC North running backs in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North running backs in 2017

    Rather suddenly, running back has become one of the least valued positions on the football field. Though many of the NFL's most iconic players played running back, these days teams don’t want to spend much of their salary cap on the running backs for several reasons. First off, the rise of passing...
  • Ranking the NFC North quarterbacks in 2017

    Ranking the NFC North quarterbacks in 2017

    There is no more important position on the football field than the quarterback position. It may even be the most important position in all of sports. Those that have an elite quarterback, have a very good team. Those that don’t, are a no better than a mediocre team. The NFC North proves it. The...
  • 3 best games Todd Marinovich played for the Raiders

    3 best games Todd Marinovich played for the Raiders

    One-time National Football League quarterback Todd Marinovich is making a comeback of sorts at age 48, and all Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders fans will remember his time with the team during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. According to The Desert Sun, Marinovich "has joined the desert's developmental...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Oakland Raiders in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Oakland Raiders in the 2017 offseason

    The Oakland Raiders made the playoffs as a wild card team last season. It was quite the turnaround for the team that had gone 13 straight years with a winning record. The Raiders have developed a very good young roster with a franchise quarterback that can lead them to the next level. They are...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 offseason

    The Kansas City Chiefs won the division last season and had the second best record in the AFC before losing in the divisional round. The made the playoffs in two of the previous three years and have an ascending roster. The Chiefs have had four straight winning seasons without the luxury of a...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2017 offseason

    The Los Angeles Chargers franchise (still feels weird to type that) won nine games both 2013 and 2014. But in their final two seasons in San Diego, the team won just nine games combined. The Chargers did a lot to improve the team this offseason, but it may not be enough to improve in the standings...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 offseason

    The Denver Broncos won nine games last season, but missed the playoffs after earning five straight AFC West titles, appearing in two Super Bowls and winning a championship. The Broncos are looking to get back on top of the AFC West under first-year head coach Vance Joseph. But with four games...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 offseason

    By finishing above .500 for the first time since 2011, the Tennessee Titans made positive strides last season. That was an quite accomplishment after winning five games the previous two seasons combined. The Titans are building team around quarterback Marcus Mariota and his unique skill set. The...
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