This season of Hard Knocks to feature Oakland Raiders and Mr. Big Chest

Two weeks ago Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden was asked how he’d feel about hosting HBO’s Hard Knocks for training camp. His response: “If they were smart, they would go to Oakland,” Jay Gruden said. “I mean seriously, what an entertainment value that would be. Antonio Brown. Jon Gruden. Paul Guenther. Vontaze Burfict. [Richie] Incognito. I mean these guys gotta be crazy not to go Oakland.” On … Continue reading This season of Hard Knocks to feature Oakland Raiders and Mr. Big Chest

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Roger Goodell: NFL Preseason Unnecessary and Bills Build a New Stadium or else

Four preseason games remain too many for Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time when the league and players’ association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. “I feel what we should be doing is always to the highest quality, and I’m not sure preseason games meet that level … Continue reading Roger Goodell: NFL Preseason Unnecessary and Bills Build a New Stadium or else

The Complete Champions League Final Preview

by @TopolskiMatt Tottenham and Liverpool face each other at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in an all English Champions League final. In nine previous meetings between Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, Klopp has four wins and four draws. This record seems to indicate good news for Liverpool supporters but make no mistake – there is far less to separate these two clubs than the 26 point … Continue reading The Complete Champions League Final Preview

Victory at All Costs

by @TopolskiMatt on Twitter It was stunning, sensational and for Liverpool supporters like myself, it felt like being born again. On a “European Night” at Anfield, 90 minutes of football became spiritual and millions of supporters around the world were connected emotionally in ways that escape my limited vocabulary. Liverpool Football Club entered the second leg of the Champions League semifinal trailing Barcelona by 3 … Continue reading Victory at All Costs

Champions League Semi Final Preview: Barcelona vs Liverpool (First Leg)

Two of the most recognizable brands in global sports. The greatest scorer in the game versus the game’s greatest defender. Two former Liverpool superstars returning to Anfield now wearing the St. George’s Cross, coat of arms and Catalan flag. Add to this the fact that in their 43-year history Barcelona have NEVER knocked Liverpool out of Europe and NEVER defeated the Reds at the Camp … Continue reading Champions League Semi Final Preview: Barcelona vs Liverpool (First Leg)

NFL Draft 1st Round Winners and Losers

Winner: Arizona Cardinals The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma (No. 1) Kliff Kingsbury got his guy. It’s as simple as that. This is about the Cardinals giving their coach the best chance to succeed right out of the gate. Kyler Murray is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in NFL draft history, he can make every throw required of an NFL QB, and he’s going to … Continue reading NFL Draft 1st Round Winners and Losers

NFL Mock Draft: First Round Predictions Part 1

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 25th. We’ve got predictions on our mock board for all 32 NFL teams. Broken down from the late rounds of the draft board to the top. Year to year, no team consistently fares better than the rest at picking winners in the NFL draft, except maybe the Patriots or the Steelers front office. It’s … Continue reading NFL Mock Draft: First Round Predictions Part 1

The Top 5 NFL Draft Picks that almost Sunk a Franchise

As we gear up for a new season that has already seen its share of player moves and roster shakeups, we can’t help but wonder what other surprises await us during the 2019 NFL Entry Draft.  When the opportunity to draft the missing piece presents itself, teams are willing to sell the farm. Here are five times NFL teams went all in for the NFL … Continue reading The Top 5 NFL Draft Picks that almost Sunk a Franchise