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Adrian Peterson Is Back

Adrian Peterson re-activated, expected to play Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will fully practice and is expected to play this week against the New Orleans Saints.

Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s loss after being indicted Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

The Vikings cited due process as the reason for reinstating the face of the franchise.

The following is the full statement from Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf:

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.”

man, this past week has been a PR nightmare for the NFL… ray rice, greg hardy playing last night for the 49ers, and then also hearing about adrian peterson being suspeded for smacking his kid around — g’lord man.

they really need to get their collective shit together… speaking of football, good game yesterday, though once again the broncos seemed to coast a bit in the second half of the game — sure they won it, but that’s a little worrisome… can’t come out playing like that against the seahawks this coming sunday, mang.

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Jerry Jones Accused of Sex Assualt

Jerry Jones accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

A 27-year-old woman from Ardmore, Okla, has accused Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of sexual assault and is seeking more than $1 million in damages in a lawsuit that an attorney for Jones has decried as an extortion plot.

Jana Weckerly, a former stripper, said Jones assaulted her in May or June 2009 and conspired with the Cowboys to cover up the alleged incident, according to the lawsuit filed late Monday night in Dallas County, Texas.

The woman alleges that Jones and the Cowboys also threatened her to keep her from reporting the incident to police, the suit says. She left Texas as a result and is living at an undisclosed location because she fears for her life based on threats made by Jones and the Cowboys, said her attorney, Thomas D. Bowers III.

“Nobody’s perfect but she’s consistent and she’s credible, and I believe her,” Bowers said.

man, it just keeps getting better and better with the NFL of late, doesn’t it? first ray rice — did you see that message from his wife that was all over the place yesterday? and now this… keep it clean guys, and just give us some good football.

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Ray Rice Punches Out

Ray Rice terminated by team, suspended by NFL after new violent video

just in case you missed it, ray rice was fired from the baltimore ravens this afternoon after video from inside the elevator was released by tmz… it was one thing to see the previous video, but after seeing this? shit, i don’t blame them in the least — though i still find it rather “curious” that the coaches and management of the ravens (and the NFL) didn’t see this video at all until today… dunno, just seems rather suspect if you ask me.

anywho, good for the ravens.

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Broncos 31-24 Win Over The Colts

Colts vs. Broncos 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from the Broncos’ 31-24 win

The last time we saw Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, he was heading off the field at MetLife Stadium after losing the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks in a game that could have been called at halftime. But against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Manning and the new-look Broncos defense were firing on all cylinders in the first half. The Colts made a comeback in the second half, but the Broncos were able to hang on for the 31-24 victory.

1. Hello, Julius Thomas, and howdy, Emmanuel Sanders

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas had a solid season in 2013, with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns. On Sunday night, he had three touchdowns in the first half alone. Without Robert Mathis’ pass-rushing threat due to his suspension for PEDs, Manning could throw at will during the first half. Another beneficiary was wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who was averaging 13.6 yards per catch in the first half alone. Montee Ball ran the ball effectively, pushing through contact and running around tacklers for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was victimized repeatedly on pass coverage, helping the Broncos sustain drives and maintain possession. The Colts defense did slow down the Broncos in the second half, limiting Manning to just 70 yards passing and giving the Colts a chance to come back from 17 points down.

was a great weekend for some football! damn, i really missed it — always do, really — and i didn’t do a damn thing yesterday but hang out and watch football all effin day… fucking loved it, too.

broncos looked pretty awesome that first half, then just came out in the second half of the game and looked like they were just coasting a bit… really need to work on that, cuz i was starting to get worried there towards the end of the game.

Emmanuel Sanders looked great out there — seriously, what a great pickup he was — and i actually loved seeing DeMarcus Ware in that bronco orange. heh.

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p.s. damn those Skins just looked bad.

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New Zealand vs. USA

New Zealand’s Haka v USA – Amazing Moment – 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

i don’t really know the whole backstory here, but i’m assuming this is some sort of traditional new zealand “warrior” dance of some kind… crazy shit, and i LOL’d at the expressions on the american basketball players faces.

#chuckles

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Wes Welker Suspended

Peyton Manning: Wes Welker’s suspension a ‘self-inflicted wound’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called Wes Welker’s four-game suspension a “self-inflicted wound” Wednesday, a day after the team learned they would start the season without one of their best receivers.

News of Welker’s suspension, punishment for a positive test for a banned amphetamine, came down Tuesday and went into effect immediately. However Welker was allowed to come to the Broncos facility early Wednesday morning to apologize to the team.

Welker is the second Bronco suspended this year. Kicker Matt Prater will miss four games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

“Losing Wes is a self-inflicted wound. It’s different than an injury, but I still put it in the adversity category,” Manning said.

The Broncos had been bracing for news of Welker’s suspension for weeks. But it still arrived as a bombshell after preparation for Sunday’s season opener against the Indianapolis Colts began. The Broncos were optimistic Welker would be cleared to play in that game, and head coach John Fox said he would have practiced Wednesday.

oh man, oh man, oh man… welker, whatcha doing man?!?

heard about this while driving into work this morning, and it just seemed so damned surreal to me — sure as hell didn’t sound like the wes welker i’ve come to know over the past few years or more.

#damn

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Gay Sam Released

Gay Michael Sam did not make the final cut for the St. Louis Rams…

This could mean an abrupt end to the ESPN investigation into how Sam’s teammates were handling his alluring gay penis in the locker room. I don’t mean literally handling. Or do I? ESPN 360 that shit.

Michael Sam made history on draft day when he kissed his boyfriend with a mouth full of cake on national television to signify that men who open mouth kiss other men with mouths full of cake would now be accepted into the manly male club of the NFL. To the Rams, it signified that it was time to figure out a way to cut Sam all fairly and squarely and then cover their tracks:

“Well, it was a football decision and it was no different than any other decision that we make. It was a football decision. It was a football decision back in May to draft Mike. And once again, it’s been all about football.” — Jeff Fisher, Rams Head Coach

I’m sensing from Jeff Fisher that this was entirely a football decision. Fisher went on to document just how many snaps Sam took during preseason practices, how he had told Sam landing a roster spot would be tough from the beginning, and then holding hands with his fellow Rams staffers at the press conference and singing the LGBT Theme Song, which sounds remotely like Elton John’s Daniel. Somebody had to be first. Just like that black baseball player who was in the minors before Jackie Robinson but didn’t make the cut so nobody remembers his name or gives a shit. That’s probably Michael Sam’s fate after the next openly gay player becomes an MVP quarterback and gets an inspirational book series for young boys that parents refuse to allow in their house. History remembers the generals, not the soldiers.

i was out of town for most of the weekend and didn’t tune into anything… hell, barely checked my phone and to be honest, it felt pretty good to unplug for a bit… looking forward to the new football season, and just read that “gay sam” was released from the Rams — didn’t really watch or see much of the rams in the preseason, but guess i just expected him to play… oh well, i’m sure he’ll find a spot somewhere.

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Preseason: Broncos v. Seahawks Gets Heated

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon ejected from preseason game vs. Broncos

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon was ejected from the team’s preseason debut against the Denver Broncos on Thursday after striking Broncos tight end Gerell Robinson in the head.

With 10:06 remaining in the third quarter, Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs scored a touchdown to give his team a 14-10 lead.

A brief scuffle ensued between the two teams after the score, and Simon emerged from the tussle exchanging words with the Broncos’ Robinson. Simon hit Robinson in the head, and officials subsequently flagged Simon for a 15-yard personal foul penalty and ejected him from the game.

i got home kinda late lastnight, so totally missed the first preseason games… got home, turned on the tv, and saw the last 5 minutes of the Redskins v. Patriots game, but that’s about it… of course the broncos would play the seahawks in their first preseason game… i mean, of course… must’ve been a little heated and awkward, to say the least.

i’m still a little butthurt over the super bowl, to the point where a part of me doesn’t really want to see my broncos get to the playoffs again this year — never thought i’d say that, but it’s true.

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Mighty Kacy

Kacy Catanzaro at the 2014 Dallas Finals
American Ninja Warrior

i’ve never sat down and watched the show, only seen little tidbits of it here and there… but i have to admit, that was pretty damn amazing.

#mightykacy

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Everyday Football Fouls

In the past month, viewers would have witnessed plenty of moments during the World Cup where players fell to the ground at the slightest touch, often clutching various body parts or bearing anguished expressions. Whether in the hopes of getting an opponent carded or being awarded a free kick, these antics keep alive the tradition of theatrical acting on the pitch. ‘Everyday Football Fouls’ imagines what it would be like if they were acted out in real life.

#chuckle

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Germany’s Global Might

Germans See World Cup Win as a Symbol of Global Might

BERLIN — Even normally quiet streets were electrified early Monday by Germany’s dramatic 1-0 win of the World Cup in extra time, a victory that symbolized, at least to fans, not just the country’s dominance of Europe, but its global prominence. Car horns and vuvuzelas honked, and fireworks and firecrackers exploded.

On the Kurfuerstendamm, the gleaming street of stores and restaurants that was the symbol of West Berlin during the Cold War, cars quickly jammed traffic and fans draped themselves in the black, red and gold of the German flag.

thought it was a pretty good world cup final yesterday… argentina played well and definitely had multiple opportunities to score a few goals — i’m sure they’ll be even more depressed after they watch some film of themselves… but that’s life… so congrats to germany for the win, and that was one helluva nice goal there at the end.

dunno about “global might” though.

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Germany vs. Argentina

well, after a month of soccer, looks like the world cup final is here with argentina and germany going head-to-head later today — so who do you think will come out on top?

i still think germany has the edge in this game… if argentina lets them score a goal or two, they’re probably toast.

either way, i’m just hoping for a good match.

on a sidenote, interesting read on why there’s been so many goals in this world cup.

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Iron Robben vs. Messi

hopefully the Netherlands vs. Argentina game today is better than yesterday’s brazil blowout… have a feeling it’ll be pretty good, and curious to see the dive happy robben playing on the other side of messi and his quick feet.

so who do you think will win?

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Brazil vs. Germany

brazil and germany playing in one of the world cup semi-finals today… so who do you think will win and go onto the world cup final?

i think germany will win today.

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