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Adam Carriker loses bet, dresses up like pro wrestler Goldberg

Adam Carriker loses bet, dresses up like pro wrestler Goldberg

yahoo.com Updated Oct 11, 2012
Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker made a bet with former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg. If the Washington Redskins had beaten the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, Goldberg, a former Atlanta Falcon, would've had to wear a Washington Redskins jersey. If the F…
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  • Of whistleblowers and witnesses

    Of whistleblowers and witnesses

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    When it comes to the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL has said that whistleblowers must be protected at all costs.  When it comes to the original whistleblower in the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL inexplicably outed former Vikings defensive tackle J
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    With the Panthers and Saints on their bye weeks, it’s been a relatively quiet day in the NFC South. But let’s look at the headlines that have popped up around the division. Let’s start with the totally expected. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed th
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  • A Siena College Baseball Player Is Failing Drawing Class, Accor…

    A Siena College Baseball Player Is Failing Drawing Class, According To An Academic Advisor Who Emailed The Wrong Person

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    We got the following email from a reader this afternoon: More »
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  • Perspective on Tony Gonzalez's fast start

    Perspective on Tony Gonzalez's fast start

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    We’ve talked a lot about how Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez seems ageless. At 36, he leads the NFL with 39 receptions through five games. With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let’s put some historical perspective on that. The 39 receptions t
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  • Brees says bounty penalties based on 'rhetoric'

    Brees says bounty penalties based on 'rhetoric'

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Drew Brees said Thursday that commissioner Roger Goodell seems to have changed his reasoning for punishing Jonathan Vilma and Scott Fujita based on the letters the commissioner sent to both players in re-issuing their suspensions.
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  • Bucs are blacked out again

    Bucs are blacked out again

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    To no surprise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home game against the Chiefs will be blacked out. The team has announced the fact that the game won’t be televised in the Tampa area, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Even with the Bucs taking
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  • Falcons’ bandwagon is growing

    Falcons’ bandwagon is growing

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Being undefeated has its benefits.  Apart from receiving extra praise and/or pastries from family, friends, and fans, more people want to watch the games. In Atlanta, they are. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons hav…
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  • Time to lock up Matt Ryan for long haul

    Time to lock up Matt Ryan for long haul

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    Everything I’ve seen out of Matt Ryan this season makes me think it’s his turn. No, I’m not saying it’s Ryan’s turn to win the Super Bowl, although it might be. I’m not even saying it’s time for Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons to win a playoff
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  • Chiefs' Cassel officially ruled out vs. Buccaneers

    Chiefs' Cassel officially ruled out vs. Buccaneers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay with a concussion, and Brady Quinn will start an NFL game for the first time since the 2009 season.
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  • Ray Edwards has become part-time player

    Ray Edwards has become part-time player

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons still list Ray Edwards as their starting left defensive end, but that’s up for debate. Signed to help cure the pass rush in 2011, Edwards has become something of a part-time player this season. He officially has started three games a
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  • Jake Delhomme understands the pressure on Cam Newton

    Jake Delhomme understands the pressure on Cam Newton

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    There are no real one-to-one correlations to Cam Newton’s place in Charlotte right now. Prior to the Panthers drafting him first overall last year, the city’s biggest sports personality was a basketball player with a national shoe deal which required
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  • Norv Turner: Jared Gaither should have taken himself out on Sun…

    Norv Turner: Jared Gaither should have taken himself out on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Chargers left tackle Jared Gaither gave up the game-sealing sack at the end of Sunday night’s loss to the Saints, and Chargers coach Norv Turner says Gaither shouldn’t have been on the field. Turner said on Wednesday that Gaither strained his groin a
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  • BloggerBlitz: Offensive changes for Bucs

    BloggerBlitz: Offensive changes for Bucs

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about the changes coming to Tampa Bay's offensive line.
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  • Brees agrees with Fujita about Goodell, calls bounty case a “sh…

    Brees agrees with Fujita about Goodell, calls bounty case a “sham”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Scott Fujita lashed out at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday, saying that Goodell’s actions in the Saints bounty case have been detrimental to the league. Now Saints quarterback Drew Brees has weighed in, saying he feels the same way. “I agr
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  • Video - Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons 02:38

    Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Oct 11
    NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Video - Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02:11

    Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Oct 11
    NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Brees Tired Of Addressing Bountygate 01:32

    Brees Tired Of Addressing Bountygate

    Oct 11
    Drew Brees joins Mike and Mike to discuss the latest on the NFL's investigation of the Saints bounty program.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Buccaneers 00:54

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-Buccaneers

    Oct 11
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Kansas City at Tampa Bay

Sports Columnists

  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Oct 11
    Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: Week 6 Picks

    Oct 11
    Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 11
    It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 11
    The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...