Snoop Dogg’s reactions while watching the CFL prove why he needs to be an NFL analyst

Snoop Dogg was in Canada last week for a concert, and during his trip he took in the sights. That included watching at least part of a Canadian Football League game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes. The CFL is football, but it’s Eddie Giacomin Jersey certainly a bit different than what most Americans are used to. Snoop among them.

Though Monroe won’t say for sure whether his outspokenness on medical marijuana led to his release, he’s willing to raise the question. Earlier this offseason, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monroe’s embrace of weed “doesn’t speak for the organization.”

Asked @MrEugeneMonroe via rep if he thought med. marijuana stance led Ravens to cut him. Here’s his statement: pic.twitter.com/IVqczBXn7J

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Following Monroe’s release, Harbaugh said Monroe’s medical Henrik Lundqvist Jersey marijuana perspectives did not play a role in the team’s decision to move on from him.

“Football circumstances changed,” Harbaugh said. “One hundred percent, football circumstances.”

Beckham shared his feelings as part of a fashion spread and interview in next month’s GQ magazine (via Pro Football Talk).

“If I wasn’t playing him twice a year, maybe people wouldn’t bring it up as much. But now it’ll be a lot more media attention for him, attention that I don’t really look for, attention that I don’t need. The reason he’s become so relevant is because of me.”

The Beckham-Norman fight has since become the stuff of legend. NFL owners passed a rule at this spring’s league meetings mandating ejections for players with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in one game (which wouldn’t have gotten either player ousted in this instance).

Both players have had a difficult time moving on too. Norman was downplaying Beckham’s receiving skills in a May television appearance, which prompted a response.

Sports Insights’ contrarian betting strategy for Week 8 of the NFL

Home-field advantage in the NFL is typically assumed to be worth about three points to the spread, although there are exceptions. For example, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have exceptional home crowds, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins are renowned for their poor turnouts. All home-field advantages are not created equal and, more John Elway Jersey importantly, they are almost always overvalued by casual bettors.

Seven weeks into Johnson’s second NFL season — his first as the Cardinals’ full-time starting running back — he leads the NFL with 174 touches and 1,004 yards from scrimmage. His total yardage accounts for 36.8 percent of the Cardinals’ offense and his eight touchdowns represent 44.4 percent of Arizona’s total offensive scores, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

“He’s special,” center A.Q. Shipley said. “We love blocking for him. We know that as long as we give him a crack, there’s something for him. He’s going to get you John Phillips Jersey four or five.”

The Cardinals’ offense isn’t just leaning on Johnson, it’s putting one-third of its weight on him.

His 174 touches account for 34.6 percent of the Cardinals’ total plays and 47.8 percent of Arizona’s total touches. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a future Hall of Famer, has the second-most touches on the team with 48 — 9.6 percent of the Cardinals’ total offensive plays and 13.2 percent of the team’s total touches.

Arians, however, isn’t concerned about wearing out Johnson, who’s played the second-most offensive snaps among skill players with 417.

“If he’s tired,” Arians said, “he taps out.”

Philadelphia presents a similar story: The defense looks great, but how far can the team go with a rookie quarterback and rookie head coach? Like the Vikings, Philadelphia also lacks a top-notch playmaker on offense to carry the team. Jordan Matthews is the team leader in yards from scrimmage, but leaguewide he ranks just 75th in that metric this year. Darren Sproles, at age 33, is second on the team and 77th overall.

Arizona has a similar statistical profile to the Eagles, but the Cardinals are 3-3-1 against a schedule that has been below average. And while the Cardinals were a top team last year, it’s hard to be impressed by a team that has lost to the Patriots without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, the 3-4 Rams and the 4-3 Bills.
Denver, like the Vikings and Eagles, is trying to ride a strong defense to a Super Bowl title. Unlike those teams, the Broncos have some precedent for it: the 2015 season. Denver remains a Super Bowl contender, but the team is hardly balanced. In fact, the Broncos are averaging just 5.2 yards per play this year, down from 5.4 on last year’s hard-to-watch offense.

Buffalo is another team that is hard to take seriously as a contender: The Bills are 4-3, with losses to the 3-4 Ravens, 3-4 Dolphins, and 2-5 Jets. The team will live and die with its rushing game: Buffalo has averaged 73 rushing yards in its three losses, and 212 in its four wins.

New England? Well, no argument here. Expect the Patriots to be on top of just about every set of power rankings this week, including ours.

Dallas, like Philadelphia, is a surprise behind a rookie quarterback. And while the Cowboys rank seventh in points allowed per game, the defense is below average, as its EPA rating indicates. Dallas leads the NFL in time of possession, which helps keep the raw numbers down, and the Cowboys defense ranks fourth in percentage of drives ending in turnovers, which is unlikely to continue. More worrisome? Dallas ranks 29th in third-down defense and is below-average against the pass.
Atlanta is the mirror-image Vikings: Whereas Minnesota ranks first in defensive EPA and 28th in offensive EPA, the Falcons are first in offensive EPA and 28th in defensive EPA. But the Falcons are trending in the wrong direction, making it fair to question them. Atlanta began last year 5-0 yet managed to finish 8-8, and after starting this year 4-1, Neil Paine asked if the Falcons were going to screw it up again. Since then, Atlanta is 0-2.

Perhaps if Tom Brady had never been suspended, the 2016 season would be thought of as a year highlighted (again) by a dominant Patriots team. But through seven weeks, there are no longer any undefeated teams, and no teams that looked great on both sides of the ball. Parity may be a selling point for the league, but that doesn’t make it pretty.

You meet them with a group at a bar or at a party or some like that

You meet them with a group at a bar or at a party or some like that. You ‘t automatically commit three hours of your life to that gamble. Only a fool would do that. Tinder offers the best of all worlds because it’s still KINDA blind. You can pictures and all that, but it still won’t give you exact idea of what that person look like real life, right? There’s still that moment of apprehension beforehand, where you picture the other person walking looking like either J.J. Wilcox Jersey a god or a sea creature. That little bit of angst is still there. you’re on a blind date, only your odds are improved, and you ‘t have actually go on a date before getting to the dry- part. I envy you youngsters out there. You perfected the model. ‘t let anyone ever tell you the old way was better.

Also, when we a billionaire on the? I assume Jack Crawford Jersey because it costs more than a billion dollars to build a rocket and go to the. And billionaires aren’t fans of spending their own money. Once you’re a billionaire, you never have to spend your own money ever again, because you can just strong-arm governments and companies into paying for for you. Every free hotel suite and goody bag that should be granted to poor people almost always ends up going to rich assholes instead. THE SYSTEM WORKS. Anyway, cost aside, the reason you haven’t seen some billionaire fly to the and back is because going to the is very dangerous. If you had a billion dollars, would you risk it all by strapping yourself a tin can and sitting on top of a rocket? Hell no. If you die, you ‘t get to enjoy your billion dollars ever again. No more infinity pools. No more five-star hookers. No more crushing your enemies with army of well-paid lawyers. It’s not worth the risk. If I had a billion dollars, I would never jeopardize the enjoyment of fortune. I would lock myself compound, jealously guarding loot, growing paranoid and lashing out at anyone who dares to steal from me. That would make me happy! Also, billionaires are deluded shitbags who think they have a responsibility to all the little people to live on and do good things for humanity, like invent a new flavor of Slice.I went to a strip club for the first time last weekend. I sat at the stage for probably 5 minutes or, and I wondered: What’s the appropriate thing to do when the stripper makes eye contact with you?

Do I put on the serious Yeah, baby, give it to me face? Do I smile wryly? Do I show no emotion? Do I grin and give a thumbs-up? What are you supposed to do that situation? PLAY IT COOL, MAN! Give them some money and a small nod to let them know you appreciate all their hard work. You can also nod your head to the beat. That lets the stripper know that Girls Girls Girls was a fine selection on her part. Seriously though, the only time being at a strip club isn’t awkward is when you are either handing a stripper money or having them grind into you. That’s why men spend much money at a titty bar. It’s not just because they’re. It’s because they have to fill the vacuum somehow. The money buys you a small moment of comfort.Nobody sends food back at a restaurant because, you know, it’s a pain, you ‘t want to cause a scene, you’re hungry, andyou ‘t want spit your food. But if none of those situations were play, what percentage of food would be sent back? Maybe 50 percent, if only because of buyer’s remorse. If you had the freedom to switch to what your friend ordered, you’d exercise that option freely. But lemme say this: If you think there is something genuinely wrong with what you ordered, send it back. ‘t be afraid. I went to Iowa for this piece and ate at a Mexican joint. I ordered a, and when it came, it smelled like spoiled raw chicken. You know the smell I’m talking about.

Eli Manning says he was not using ‘Trump’ as an audible

If you were watching the New York Giants’ win over the Los Angeles Rams in Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, you may have heard Eli Manning calling an audible that sounded like it referenced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

It’s been a bizarre season for Goff, who opened up the year as the Rams’ third-string quarterback. It wasn’t too long ago that Fisher thought more highly of Sean Mannion than the player his team traded two first-round selections to acquire just a Martellus Bennett Jersey few months prior.

Though Goff is expected to get more practice reps in the coming weeks, Fisher’s commitment to Keenum appears unwavering. He said Sunday he’s more likely to make changes at wide receiver before he even considers swapping quarterbacks.

The trend of teams starting rookie quarterbacks has only accelerated this season. No. 2 pick Carson Wentz won the starting job in Matt Forte Jersey Philadelphia and is dueling with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who’s playing for the injured Tony Romo, atop the NFC East. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots have started rookie quarterbacks — Paxton Lynch and Jacoby Brissett — as well.

It’s likely that Goff isn’t ready for superstardom. Even Fisher wouldn’t be benching him if that were the case, unless he has an unflappable commitment to going 7-9 that can’t be broken at any cost. But it’s nonsensical to keep Goff sidelined while Keenum continues to literally throw the Rams’ season away into the hands of opposing defensive backs.

Maybe Goff would struggle as a starter. Maybe he would even be horrific. But he couldn’t possibly be worse than Keenum. The Rams have nothing to lose here, but they still haven’t pulled the trigger on what should be an obvious personnel change.

Note to @Rams front office: you now play in entertainment capital of the world. We know bad performances well. Make changes NOW.

On Friday night, the Cubs lost 17 to Colorado

According to TMZ, there was a shooting at the Oceanside, California, home of former NFL linebacker Seau. TMZ says that multiple sources have confirmed to them that Seau was found dead inside his home. Seau was 43 years old. UPDATE: TMZ now reports that cops suspect that Seau committed suicide, and that he sent you text messages yesterday to his ex-wife and children. sad. Everyone at the Chargers is complete shock and disbelief right now…We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to and his family. Local police are expected to hold a press conference Joe Haden Jersey shortly. UPDATE #3: Local police just addressed the media. A 911 call was placed at 9 am this morning, when Seau was found unconscious one of his bedrooms by a woman. He had a gunshot to the chest, and a handgun was found nearby. Police and fire departments responded, performed saved live-saving efforts on him, but were not successful. The case is being investigated as a suicide. UPDATE #4: Reactions are flowing from NFL players, past and present, but Saints lineman Olsen shares here an amazing story of when he went one-on-one against Seau during a football camp high school. More of these, please. All Joe Thomas Jersey of us are deeply saddened about Seau, a great player loved by teammates who also worked hard to serve his community. and his family remain our thoughts.

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Prince Fielder drove five runs and had five of Milwaukee’s -high 26 hits and Yovani Gallardo tied a -high with 12 strikeouts as the Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 18 on Monday night. The Cubs tied a franchise record for hits allowed, matching Sept. 2, when they lost to the Milwaukee Braves. After scoring two runs a three-game series against Houston, the Brewers broke out against an overmatched pitching staff. Ryan also had five hits for Milwaukee, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Casey McGhee had a three-run homer and Fielder had a three-run double. Gallardo allowed one run and two hits over six innings. The Cubs have lost a -high six straight, several of them embarrassing fashion. On Friday night, the Cubs lost 17 to Colorado, which was highlighted by a 12-run eighth inning when the Rockies brought 18 batters to the plate. The Brewers score five runs and had seven hits off Cubs starter Randy Wells the fourth inning. During the six-game skid, the Cubs have been outscored 62. On Monday night, the Brewers batted around against the Cubs consecutive innings. They brought 10 batters to the plate the fourth and fifth innings. Alcides Escobar had three hits and McGhee had four RBIs for Milwaukee. The only hits against Gallardo were doubles by rookie Starlin Castro. Chicago finished with four hits, all doubles. After -running for Jim Edmonds the sixth, Carlos Gomez was hit by a pitch seventh, then was hit on the helmet by a fastball from Brian Schilitter the eighth. Gomez hit the deck after getting hit the eighth and a trainer tended to him before he walked to the dugout. Gomez did not return to the game. NOTES: Before the game, the Brewers agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract extension through 2013 with Hart, rewarding the outfielder for a turnaround that included a trip to the All-Star game…. Cubs manager Lou Piniella missed his third straight game to attend funeral services for his uncle. Alan Trammell is managing the team Piniella’s absence…. Cubs placed RHP Carlos on the DL for cardiac evaluation. place of, the Cubs purchased the contract of RHPs Thomas and Casey from Triple-A Iowa. is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Brewers and will work out of the bullpen.

Menu Chipper Jones was named to the National League All- team on Tuesday

As part of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, the league awards performance-based pay each year. A $110 million pot is divided evenly among the league’s 32 teams, then divvied to players based on playing time and salary. The system is designed to compensate lower-salaried players who play a significant amount of snaps. Every player who plays a down during the regular season is eligible for a slice of the pie. For the Detroit Lions, rookie guard Warford was the big winner. He played every snap Mike Ribeiro Jersey on offense for the team last season and was awarded an additional $260.09. Only nine players received bigger bonuses. Chicago offensive tackle Mills, a fifth-round draft pick, paced the NFL with a $318 check. In Warford’s case, the bonus was worth more than 64 percent of his 2013 base salary. Eight other Lions — wide receiver Kris Durham, cornerback Rashean Mathis, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, cornerback Bil, running back Joique Bell, defensive end Olli Jokinen Jersey Idonije, tight end Joseph Fauria and safety DeJon Gomes — Hopefully none of the players are hard-pressed for money now. The bonuses are scheduled to be paid out 1. Below is the full list of performance-based bonuses awarded to Lions players:
There will never be another Shaquille O’Neal. The 7″, 330-pound mountain of a man was the definition of a beast, with the perfect combination of size, girth, braun, and I’m-going-to-dunk-you–the-basket-along-with-the-ball mentality. According to his Twitter feed, high school freshman has already received a scholarship offer from, and could be line for a few more. Now, he’s 6″, so he’s going to have to grow a few inches over the next few years. But the freshman already has more handle, passing skills, and a softer J than his pops. And he’s also got that Shaq Get out way look. Shareef currently plays at Windward School Los Angeles, and played on the California Supreme AAU team. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

1. You Might Be A Yellow Jacket… Sure, the most famous Tech – because we’re talking about the university here, I refer to them by their official name, The Institute of Technology – alumnus is, who was President of the United States and also won the Nobel Peace Prize, tellingly, not for being President Of The United States. But the GIT alumnus more recognizable to the majority of United States citizens is no doubt comedian Foxworthy, the famous you might be a redneck fellow and current host of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? 2. Their Fandom Of Anheuser-Busch Products Rivals The St. Cardinals’. For years, the Cardinals’ played the Anheuser-Busch anthem Here Comes The King during the seventh-inning stretch – more colloquially known as the Clydesdale song – before moving it to the eighth inning when they moved to their new ballpark. The Tech band has a similar tradition; they play When You Say during the second-to-last timeout every home game. The fans respond by, according to Wikipedia, alternately bending their knees and standing up straight. I don’t know what that means. 3. REALLY Young. The Yellow Jackets are led by their two hot freshmen recruits, Young – who was born in – and Javaris Crittendon have been the team’s two best players all, the two leading scorers, the two dominant forces, if someone who is a teenager can ever be referred to as a force. The bad news is that they both very well might be gone after this year to the Draft. And I still can’t get over the fact that I was already going through puberty when these two were born.

Menu Chipper Jones was named to the National League All- team on Tuesday, replacing injured Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Jones was one of the players named for the National League final vote and is hitting.291 with six homers and 29 RBI this season. The 40-year-old third baseman, who has spent his entire 18-year career with Atlanta, announced March that he call it a career at the end of the year. This be Jones’ eighth All- appearance. Kemp is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but still plans to participate the home run derby.

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Sparano calls to his team during NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks Seattle

Menu FILE – this Aug. 29, file photo, Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Sparano calls to his team during NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks Seattle. The Raiders promoted offensive line Brandon Flowers Jersey coach Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, Sept. 30, a day after firing head coach . arrived Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner ‘ final years running the Raiders. leaves Oakland after less than three seasons just like those others, having failed to turn around the downtrodden franchise. The Raiders fired on Monday night after he lost the first four of his third year as coach and often failed to field a competitive team.

The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last , 34 to the Bront Bird Jersey Miami Dolphins on . The firing was first reported by Fox Sports. was the first head coach hired by Oakland after ‘ death on October 2011. His 8 record is the worst for the franchise since before arrived 1963. His contract was set to run through next . announcement on the interim coach come Tuesday, with offensive line coach Sparano and offensive coordinator Olson the most likely options. is the third coach fired during the by Oakland since arrived. Shanahan was fired after four 1989 and Kiffin was let go four into the 2008 . The Raiders have had 11 straight seasons without a winning record or a playoff berth.

Oakland now have its eighth coach since 2003. and general manager were hired after the team finished 8 under coach Hue 2011, falling one game short of a playoff bid. They were expected to steady a franchise that ran into disrepair during ‘ final years as owner. Instead, the team has only gotten worse. The two were hamstrung their first two seasons by a lack of premium draft picks and a difficult salary-cap situation due to bad contracts handed out by . But after spending their first two years tearing down the team, owner expected the Raiders to be much more competitive this after having ample salary cap room the offseason and a near full complement of draft picks. Instead, the Raiders have looked overmatched at times. They fell behind 27 after three quarters of their only home game against and trailed by 31 points after three quarters against the Dolphins. all, had more losses by at least 20 points than wins. It was performances like those that said he no longer wanted to ‘s third and ultimately led to his downfall. was a former defensive coordinator Denver who was expected to modernize a defense that ran what were considered outdated schemes under ‘ watch. The defense, instead, has gotten worse. has overseen two of the three highest-scoring seasons by opponents franchise history. The Raiders have yielded 27 points per game since the start of the 2012 , allowing opponents to complete 67 percent of their passes with a 101 passer rating. With out, the pressure now turns to , who has two seasons left on his contract. ‘s first two draft classes have had almost no impact, with the biggest disappointment being 2013 first-round cornerback DJ , who has struggled with injuries. was exposed eight as a rookie and hasn’t played at all this because of a foot injury. This year’s draft class appears to be much stronger, led by first-round linebacker Khalil and second-round quarterback Carr. But whether that be enough for to keep his job remains to be seen. also has botched two offseason trades for quarterbacks, with Flynn 2013 and Schaub this year failing to win starting jobs after being acquired to start.