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Patriots fans heckle Torrey Smith on Twitter about brother’s de…

Patriots fans heckle Torrey Smith on Twitter about brother’s death

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
After watching their New England Patriots’ season come to an end last Sunday in a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game, Patriots fans took to Twitter to express their frustration. Apparently, that meant feeling the need to hec
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  • Future Ray Lewis employer dredges up murder case

    Future Ray Lewis employer dredges up murder case

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    If members of the Ravens heckled a reporter from USA Today who dared to ask linebacker Ray Lewis about an unsolved double murder case, they could soon be getting the rotten tomatoes and eggs ready for anyone with a four-letter network affiliation. ESPN,…
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  • Source: Brady fined $10K for slide into Reed

    Source: Brady fined $10K for slide into Reed

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fined $10,000 by the NFL for making contact with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed on a slide late in the first half of the AFC Championship Game, according to a league source.
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  • Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

    Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

    The game remains 11 days away, but the teams who will be playing in it have made available to anyone who may be interested a rundown of the injuries that affected the ability of certain players to practice on Wednesday. Even if one of the teams didn’t p
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  • Tom Brady fined $10,000 for kick on Ed Reed … or, less than Fra…

    Tom Brady fined $10,000 for kick on Ed Reed … or, less than Frank Gore got fined for low socks

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    For those who think quarterbacks get preferential treatment by the NFL, this news will cause an bit of a stir. NFL.com has reported that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 for going all Daniel-san/Ty Cobb on Ravens safety Ed Reed and …
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  • NFLPA names five finalists for Byron “Whizzer” White Award

    NFLPA names five finalists for Byron “Whizzer” White Award

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Every year, the NFL Players Association recognizes one of its members with the Byron “Whizzer” White Award.   Named for the late Supreme Court Justice who played for the Steelers (known at the time as the Pirates) and Lions before becoming an intell
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  • Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    What's up, ladies? Do you like the Ravens? Would you like a ticket to the Super Bowl? Are you "hot?" Are you open to performing an "HJ/BJ/etc." in exchange for said Super Bowl ticket? Well then, this Craigslist ad is for you! More »
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  • Browns won't yet commit to Weeden as starter

    Browns won't yet commit to Weeden as starter

    Norv Turner will call plays for the Browns' next season. It's not yet certain who will run them.
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  • Ron Milus lands in San Diego

    Ron Milus lands in San Diego

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Broncos may be holding a grudge against former defensive backs coach Ron Milus, but former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy isn’t. Milus, fired in the wake of a playoff loss to the Ravens that featured three long touchdown passes and an unth
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  • Jim Irsay Mailed A Fan $8,500 In Cash For Predicting The Score …

    Jim Irsay Mailed A Fan $8,500 In Cash For Predicting The Score Of The AFC Championship

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    Colts owner is a weird dude. But he's honest. So when he tweeted Sunday afternoon that he'd give $8,500 to the first person to correctly predict the outcome and score of the Ravens/Patriots game (with a one-point cushion), there was no reason not to tak…
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  • Blogger contests former cheerleader's libel suit

    Blogger contests former cheerleader's libel suit

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    A gossip website operator defended himself Wednesday against a defamation lawsuit by arguing that a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader featured in posts on the site is a public figure.
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  • Cam Cameron doesn’t hold grudge, wouldn’t change much

    Cam Cameron doesn’t hold grudge, wouldn’t change much

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Cam Cameron was the scapegoat, but the former Ravens offensive coordinator said he wasn’t bitter about being fired in the middle of a Super Bowl run. In fact, he said he’s rooting for the Ravens next week, hoping his old co-workers do what he wasn’t
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  • Ravens' Birk finally reaches Super Bowl

    Ravens' Birk finally reaches Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    There are 49 players on the Ravens' 53-man roster who are making their first Super Bowl appearance. But no one has waited longer than Ravens center Matt Birk. He has reached football's biggest stage after 15 seasons and 227 games played. It's why the 36…
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  • Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Olive branches were extended across the N.F.L. on Tuesday, but that's not to say there wasn't any feuding.
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  • Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN…

    Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN And Sports Illustrated

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »
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  • PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Claren…

    PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Ravens and 49ers are the two teams headed to the Super Bowl, but they aren’t the two teams that will be up for discussion during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Mike Florio will be talking to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the Jets
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  • Bengals looking for a complement to BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    Bengals looking for a complement to BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Bengals running game in 2012 was made up of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and a little more BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The Law Firm carried the ball 278 times in the regular season and the rest of the Bengals running backs carried it 81 t…
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  • Alert: Chat moved to Thursday

    Alert: Chat moved to Thursday

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    I'm sorry to inform everyone that our weekly AFC North chat had to be moved from Wednesday to Thursday. Some Super Bowl preparations have caused an unexpected scheduling conflict. Let's plan to meet up on Thursday at 3 p.m. for the half-hour chat. Also,…
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  • Michael Phelps credits Ray Lewis for inspiring his comeback

    Michael Phelps credits Ray Lewis for inspiring his comeback

    Maybe if Ray Lewis gets bored doing television in his retirement, he can devote all his energies to the U.S. Olympic team. If that’s the case, the United States might win every medal in every sport contested. Because none other than Michael Phelps, the
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Ravens fly high over Patriots 04:57

    'Sound FX': Ravens fly high over Patriots

    Jan 23
    NFL Films takes you on the field for the best moments from the Baltimore Ravens' win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 06:31

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 23
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss is joined by Field Yates as they break down the Patriots' AFC Championship loss to the Ravens and look ahead to next season.
  • Video - Can Baltimore Ravens keep up with Colin Kaepernick? 02:02

    Can Baltimore Ravens keep up with Colin Kaepernick?

    Jan 23
    Will San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick expose the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday? Darren Sharper points out how the young signal-caller can have success against the aging Ravens defense.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish January 23rd 00:55

    PTI Big Finish January 23rd

    Jan 23
    PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.