NFL protests are based on lies

From the time Colin Kaepernick first “took a knee” during the national anthem last season the left have hailed him as heroic, and praised him for raising awareness, and protesting inequality, and police brutality. The media, of course has been eager to carry these narratives because the media loves nothing more than to point out American racism. Narratives are loved by the left. Narratives require no facts, all they need is an emotional story that is repeated, and repeated, even after it has been proven false. The media are their willing and eager partners in spreading the propaganda.

Sure the narrative about police “hunting down” Black men is false. If it held any shred of validity, the body count in America’s inner cities would be massive. The Michael Brown “Hands up Don’t Shoot” narrative? It has been completely discredited by forensic evidence, physical evidence, autopsies, and eye witnesses. The Trayvon Martin narrative, that he was stalked and killed for being Black is as fallacious as when it was spun into existence by the likes of Al Sharpton. Martin viciously attacked a much smaller man, George Zimmerman, and paid the price for that action. Police are not getting away with murdering Black Americans. The fact is most police shootings are justified, and police are tried and convicted  when their actions are not justified.

The most annoying thing about all this is the media could actually report facts, and lay these false narratives to rest. Of course, that is not their objective. Rather than simply doing what they are trained to do, they choose to prop up the narratives. And their dereliction of duty is helping groups like Black Lives Matter gain credibility as a genuine group fighting for equality, when in fact BLM is a radical far-left group dedictaed to Marxist values that are unrecognizable to the vast majority of Americans. These BLM “principles” are not hard to find, just visit their websitejust visit their website

We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.

Of course nothing is more destructive to children and neighborhoods than the fdestruction of families. And no group has been harder hit than Blacks. The out of wedlock birthrate is around 75% among Blacks. The resulting abscence of fathers is devastating to the children. This is a major factor in the disproportionate rate of violence crime committed by young Black men. Gangs are a scourge in inner cities. Most of the victims of their violence? Black people. Children need mothers AND fathers. Yet all the media focuses on is the BLM narratives. 

The NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem say they are protetsing inequality, and police brutality, which are certainly worth protesting. But what are the facts about crime, police shootings? These NFL players are accepting the lefts narratives as facts. But are they? The New York Post took a look at some of these narratives

Yet the Black Lives Matter movement is based on a lie. The idea that the United States is experiencing an epidemic of racially driven police shootings is false — and dangerously so.

The facts are these: Last year, the police shot 990 people, the vast majority armed or violently resisting arrest, according to the Washington Post’s database of fatal police shootings. Whites made up 49.9 percent of those victims, blacks 26 percent. That proportion of black victims is lower than what the black violent crime rate would predict.

Blacks constituted 62 percent of all robbery defendants in America’s 75 largest counties in 2009, 57 percent of all murder defendants and 45 percent of all assault defendants, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, even though blacks comprise only 15 percent of the population in those counties.

In New York City, where blacks make up 23 percent of the city’s population, blacks commit three-quarters of all shootings and 70 percent of all robberies, according to victims and witnesses in their reports to the NYPD. Whites, by contrast, commit less than 2 percent of all shootings and 4 percent of all robberies, though they are nearly 34 percent of the city’s population.

In Chicago, 80 percent of all known murder suspects in 2015 were black, as were 80 percent of all known nonfatal shooting suspects, though they’re a little less than a third of the population. Whites made up 0.9 percent of known murder suspects in Chicago in 2015 and 1.4 percent of known nonfatal shooting suspects, though they are about a third of the city’s residents.

Gang shootings occur almost exclusively in minority areas. Police use of force is most likely in confrontations with violent and resisting criminals, and those confrontations happen disproportionately in minority communities.

Yet, these players are not aware of these facts. They watch CNN, or CBS News and hear the narratives go unchallenged. So they believe that BLM is a legitimate group seeking actual justice rather than the radical goals they actually seek. Yes the players ought to do some research for themselves. But they believe the spin and the narratives, and are drawn to act. Odd it is that by “linking arms” to “show unity” the players are helping to cause exactly what the left desires. More division.

We are told that the kneeling during the national anthem is done to maximize conversation. We are told that players would have no way of conveying their message if they did no kneel or link arms during the anthem. This is asinine at best. These players would have no problem creating conversations if they formed a group and raised their concerns off the fileld. Are we to believe the media would not turn out to cover any press conferences such a group would hold? How much swampland wouldyou like me to buy again? 

The truth is this. The people pushing these protests want them done during the anthem because the very last thing they seek is awareness. This is being pushed by the left, and no one does divisive things like leftists. Anyone who can rub two brain cells together knows that showing any disrespect during the anthem is going to piss a lot of people off. that, of course is the point. Leftist rhetoric gains the most ground when division and anger are highest. If the concerns these players had any true legitimacy they would avoid showing any dierespect for our flag, soldiers, or the nation as a whole. Again, division and anger is not an unforeseen byproduct of these protests, rather division and anger are the intended result.

So what is the long term goal here? Well, Americans love sports. they love great athletes. Athletes are heralded here. If the left can get athletes to embrace and spread their narratives, then they have a great avenue to further these narratives don’t they? Sit down to watch the news and you will hear the narratives propped up. Watch the game and get the narratives, wash rinse, repeat. This is just another front in the war on everything American. Our history, values, principles, culture, borders, language, everything, including our sports and athletes are in the cross hairs of the left.

So, what can we do? Well we must fight the narratives, AKA lies with truth. In short, we must never take a knee. We must stand, stand for American values, principles, and history. Our voice is louder than the left’s. Our truths can silence their lies. But, again, only if we stand! 

Also posted at WOW! Magazine

Ed’s NCAA Football Week 1 Picks – 10 Best Games

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Friday, September 1st
8:00 PM – Colorado State vs Colorado

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Saturday, September 2nd
3:00 PM – NC State vs South Carolina

3:30 PM – Michigan vs Florida

3:30 PM – Temple vs Notre Dame

3:45 PM – Troy vs Boise State

5:15 PM – Western Michigan vs USC

8:00 PM – Florida State vs Alabama

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Sunday, September 3rd
7:30 PM – West Virginia vs Virginia Tech

7:30 PM – Texas A&M vs UCLA

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Monday, September 4th
8:00 PM – Tennessee vs Georgia Tech

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Roger Federer wins Wimbledon for record eighth time

And he did it at 35, without dropping one set during his run to his 19th Grand Slam. Best ever!

Roger Federer is a Wimbledon champion for a men’s record eighth time, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.

The win moves Federer above both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each have won seven titles at the grass-court major.

The 35-year-old Federer became the oldest champion at the All England Club, and he won his second Grand Slam of the year in impeccable fashion by not dropping a set throughout the two-week run. Federer joins Bjorn Borg (1976) as the only men in the Open era to win Wimbledon without losing a set, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

44 years ago today

The greatest racehorse in history, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, and the Triple Crown with such ease it still amazes

 

I must note that in 1973, Secretariat beat another horse, Sham in the Derby and Preakness. In both races Sham and Secretariat blew by the field, showing how special both were. In the Belmont, Sham finished last, but had it not been for Secretariat, Sham likely would have won the Triple Crown that year. Sham was a great horse, but Secretariat was, well Secretariat.

In an odd twist Sham and Secretariat both revealed a secret at their autopsies. An average horse has a heart that weighs 8-10 pounds. Sham’s weighed 19 pounds, Secretariat’s heart was not weighed but was estimated to be 22 pounds. The same man Dr. Thomas Swerczek performed both autopsies

“Certainly, after performing autopsies on several thousand thoroughbred horses, including mares and stallions, no other horse came close to Secretariat’s heart size. The second largest heart I found was the heart of Sham, who actually broke the Kentucky derby record, but still lost to Secretariat. Sham’s heart weighed 19 pounds. The third largest heart I found was stallion Key to the Mint, which was 16 pounds. The majority of all others were smaller, in the range of 10 to 12 pounds. Bold Ruler, the sire of Secretariat had an average size heart. The heart size seemingly is inherited from the female side of the pedigree. When I performed the autopsy on Secretariat, which was necessary because of insurance and we needed to determine the cause of the laminitis, the cause of destruction, I did a cosmetic autopsy. The reason being I did not want to dismantle such a remarkable specimen and the farm personnel and handlers were present to immediately collect all organs in large plastic bags which were immediately returned to the farm to be buried with the body. Normally, with other horses we can keep all organs and the body for further study, or to preserve large specimens, like the heart, but I was not allowed to do this with Secretariat. For this reason, all specimens were immediately collected and returned to the farm, and I did not get a chance to weigh the heart. However, by comparing it to numerous other hearts I got actual weights on, I am certain the weight was between 21 to 22 pounds. So I considered the heart weight officially as 21 pounds. The heart was in perfect shape, not diseased in any way, but just considerably larger than any other horses I autopsied.”

If only Sham has been a year older or younger, but he was destined to be a super horse who faced THE racehorse, Secretariat

When an old gunfighter hangs up his pistols………..

Taker 3

Two Sundays ago, I watched as a legend, an icon, laid down his guns and left the business that had made him a legend. In Orlando, Florida, at Wrestlemania 33, the Undertaker wrestled what is likely for the very last time. In his finale, he lost, to a much younger opponent, and after the match he stood, all 6’10” of him and stared back at an adoring crowd. As his music played he began to exit, then paused, returned to the center of the ring, and began to remove his gloves, them his trademark coat, and finally, his hat. He laid them in the center of the ring he had dominated since 1990, and left the ring. Some fans shed tears, some just stood in reverence. They knew they were watching a legend for the last time.

Taker 4

Now, you might be asking why I am writing about Mark Calaway A.K.A. The Undertaker. I mean wrestling is fake right? Yes, it is. It is athletic, and it is entertainment. But, the work these athletes put in is real, and so is the injuries that acompany it. Movies? TV? Not real, yet we can be fans of actors. So, why not wrestlers.

Taker

The Undertaker was like a character in a movie who kicks the bad guys asses. When his music hit you knew that someone was going to get their ass kicked. And  I thank him for the many memories. Here are some highlights

Why do I write about this man? Because he was the best at what he did, period. I met him once, at the airport. He was a huge man but very nice, humble it seemed to me. Not many people make me feel small, but he did. I admire him because anyone who garners such respect from his peers…. well

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Ed’s List Of College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck



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LAS VEGAS BOWL

Saturday, 12/17/16
3:30 PM – Houston vs San Diego State

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VALERO ALAMO BOWL

Thursday, 12/29/16
9:00 PM – Oklahoma State vs Colorado

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HYUNDAI SUN BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
2:00 PM – Stanford vs North Carolina

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CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
8:00 PM – Michigan vs Florida State

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS CITRUS BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
11:00 AM – LSU vs Louisville

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CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
3:00 PM – Washington vs Alabama

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PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
7:00 PM – Ohio State vs Clemson

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GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
1:00 PM – Western Michigan vs Wisconsin

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ROSE BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
5:00 PM – USC vs Penn State

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ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
8:30 PM – Auburn vs Oklahoma

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CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, 01/09/17
8:30 PM – Washington or Alabama
vs. Ohio State or Clemson

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The Western Michigan Broncos Deserve To Be In The NCAA Playoffs

So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.

You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.

And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?

I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?

What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?

*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?

I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?

Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.

By Edward L. Daley

Screw The NFL!


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The Greatest of All Time passes away at 74

RIP Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who declared himself “the greatest” and proved it with his fists, the force of his personality and his magnetic charisma, and who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died June 3 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was living. He was 74.

His family released a statement confirming his death. The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.

He was a truly great boxer, lightning fast hands, knockout power, and tremendous stamina. He was also a complex person, some idolized him, some despised him, and likely both camps had their reasons.

Your Daley Gator NFL Draft 2016 Update (Rounds 4 – 7)


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ROUND FOUR (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – PARKER EHINGER – OG – 6’6″ – 310 LBS – CINCINNATI BEARCATS

GRADE: C

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – ERIC MURRAY – CB – 5’11” – 199 LBS – MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

GRADE: C-

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – MALCOLM MITCHELL – WR – 6’0″ – 198 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: B

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HOUSTON TEXANS – TYLER ERVIN – RB – 5’10” – 192 LBS – SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS

GRADE: C

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – WILLIE BEAVERS – OT – 6’5″ – 321 LBS – WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – ANDREW BILLINGS – DT – 6’1″ – 311 LBS – BAYLOR BEARS

GRADE: A+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – JERALD HAWKINS – OT – 6’6″ – 305 LBS – LSU TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – DEMARCUS ROBINSON – WR – 6’1″ – 203 LBS – FLORIDA GATORS

GRADE: B-

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – EVAN BOEHM – C – 6’2″ – 302 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – BLAKE MARTINEZ – ILB – 6’2″ – 237 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B+

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DENVER BRONCOS – DEVONTAE BOOKER – RB – 5’11” – 219 LBS – UTAH UTES

GRADE: A-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – DEAN LOWRY – DE – 6’6″ – 296 LBS – NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS

GRADE: C

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ROUND FIVE (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – ZACK SANCHEZ – CB – 5’11” – 185 LBS – OKLAHOMA SOONERS

GRADE: C-

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DENVER BRONCOS – CONNOR MCGOVERN – OG – 6’4″ – 306 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – QUINTON JEFFERSON – DT – 6’4″ – 291 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: C-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – MATT LOANNIDIS – DT – 6’3″ – 299 LBS – TEMPLE OWLS

GRADE: A-

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HOUSTON TEXANS – K.J. DILLON – SS – 6’0″ – 210 LBS – WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

GRADE: A-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – KENTRELL BROTHERS – ILB – 6’0″ – 245 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN – OG – 6’3″ – 298 LBS – ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

GRADE: A-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – KEVIN HOGAN – QB – 6’3″ – 218 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: D

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – TREVOR DAVIS – WR – 6’1″ – 188 LBS – CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

GRADE: C

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – TYREEK HILL – WR – 5’8″ – 185 LBS – WEST ALABAMA TIGERS

GRADE: F

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HOUSTON TEXANS – D.J. READER – DT – 6’3″ – 327 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – MARQUI CHRISTIAN – SS – 6’1″ – 200 LBS – MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANGS

GRADE: C-

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – COLE TONER – OT – 6’5″ – 306 LBS – HARVARD CRIMSON

GRADE: C

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – ALEX COLLINS – RB – 5’10” – 217 LBS – ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

GRADE: C-

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ROUND SIX (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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DENVER BRONCOS – ANDY JANOVICH – RB – 6’1″ – 238 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – D.J. WHITE – CB – 5’11” – 193 LBS – GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

GRADE: C+

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – MORITZ BOEHRINGER – WR – 6’4″ – 227 LBS – SCHWABISCH HALL UNICORNS

GRADE: C

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – NATE SUDFELD – QB – 6’6″ – 234 LBS – INDIANA HOOSIERS

GRADE: C-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – DAVID MORGAN II – TE – 6’4″ – 262 LBS – UTSA ROADRUNNERS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CODY CORE – WR – 6’3″ – 205 LBS – OLE MISS REBELS

GRADE: C-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – KYLE MURPHY – OT – 6’7″ – 295 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – DADI LHOMME NICOLAS – OLB – 6’3″ – 235 LBS – VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

GRADE: B+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – HARLAN MILLER – CB – 6’0″ – 182 LBS – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS

GRADE: B

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JAMU GRUGIER-HILL – SS – 6’2″ – 208 LBS – EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS

GRADE: D

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – ELANDON ROBERTS – ILB – 5’11” – 234 LBS – HOUSTON COUGARS

GRADE: B

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – JOEY HUNT – C – 6’3″ – 295 LBS – TCU HORNED FROGS

GRADE: B

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DENVER BRONCOS – WILL PARKS – SS – 6’0″ – 204 LBS – ARIZONA WILDCATS

GRADE: C+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – TRAVIS FEENEY – OLB – 6’4″ – 230 LBS – WASHINGTON HUSKIES

GRADE: B+

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – TED KARRAS – OG – 6’4″ – 307 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: C

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ROUND SEVEN (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – DEVIN LUCIEN – WR – 6’2″ – 195 LBS – ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

GRADE: B

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – STEPHEN WEATHERLY – DE – 6’4″ – 267 LBS – VANDERBILT COMMODORES

GRADE: C

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DENVER BRONCOS – RILEY DIXON – P – 6’4″ – 221 LBS – SYRACUSE ORANGE

GRADE: C-

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – DEMARCUS AYERS – WR – 5’9″ – 182 LBS – HOUSTON COUGARS

GRADE: C

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – STEVEN DANIELS – ILB – 5’11” – 243 LBS – BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

GRADE: B-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – KEITH MARSHALL – RB – 5’11” – 219 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: C

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – KENNY LAWLER – WR – 6’2″ – 203 LBS – CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

GRADE: C+

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – JAYRON KEARSE – SS – 6’4″ – 216 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CLAYTON FEJEDELEM – SS – 6’0″ – 204 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: C+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – TYLER MATAKEVICH – ILB – 6’0″ – 238 LBS – TEMPLE OWLS

GRADE: A

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – ZAC BROOKS – RB – 6’0″ – 199 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: D

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – BEAU SANDLAND – TE – 6’4″ – 253 LBS – MONTANA STATE BOBCATS

GRADE: C

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Your Daley Gator NFL Draft 2016 Update (Rounds 2 & 3)


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ROUND TWO

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – EMMANUEL OGBAH – DE – 6’4″ – 273 LBS – OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

GRADE: B

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TENNESSEE TITANS – KEVIN DODD – DE – 6’5″ – 277 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: C

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DALLAS COWBOYS – JAYLON SMITH -OLB – 6’2″ – 223 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: C

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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – HUNTER HENRY – TE – 6’5″ – 250 LBS – ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

GRADE: B+

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – MYLES JACK – OLB – 6’1″ – 245 LBS – UCLA BRUINS

GRADE: A

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – CHRIS JONES – DT – 6’6″ – 310 LBS – MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLSDOGS

GRADE: A

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – XAVIEN HOWARD – CB – 6’0″ – 201 LBS – BAYLOR BEARS

GRADE: B-

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – NOAH SPENCE – DE – 6’2″ – 251 LBS – EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS

GRADE: A-

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NEW YORK GIANTS – STERLING SHEPARD – WR – 5’10” – 194 LBS – OKLAHOMA SOONERS

GRADE: A

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BUFFALO BILLS – REGGIE RAGLAND – ILB – 6’1″ – 247 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B

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BALTIMORE RAVENS – KAMALEI CORREA – OLB – 6’3″ – 243 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B-

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TENNESSEE TITANS – AUSTIN JOHNSON – DT – 6’4″ – 314 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: C+

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OAKLAND RAIDERS – JIHAD WARD – DT – 6’5″ – 297 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: B-

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TENNESSEE TITANS – DERRICK HENRY – RB – 6’3″ – 247 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: C

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DETROIT LIONS – A’SHAWN ROBINSON – DT – 6’4″ – 307 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: A-

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NEW ORLEAN SAINTS – MICHAEL THOMAS – WR – 6’3″ – 212 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: C

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – JASON SPRIGGS – OT – 6’6″ – 301 LBS – INDIANA HOOSIERS

GRADE: A

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – JARRAN REED – DT – 6’3″ – 307 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B

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HOUSTON TEXANS – NICK MARTIN – C – 6’4″ – 299 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B+

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NEW YORK JETS – CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG – QB – 6’4″ – 223 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: C

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ATLANTA FALCONS – DEION JONES – OLB – 6’1″ – 222 LBS – LSU TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – SU’A CRAVENS – OLB – 6’1″ – 226 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: A-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – MACKENSIE ALEXANDER – CB – 5’10” – 190 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – TYLER BOYD – WR – 6’1″ – 197 LBS – PITTSBURGH PANTHERS

GRADE: B-

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CHICAGO BEARS – CODY WHITEHAIR – OG – 6’4″ – 301 LBS – KANSAS STATE WILDCATS

GRADE: B+

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – T.J. GREEN – FS – 6’3″ – 205 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – SEAN DAVIS – CB – 6’1″ – 201 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: A

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – ROBERTO AGUAYO – K – 6’0″ – 207 LBS – FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

GRADE: F

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – CYRUS JONES – CB – 5’10” – 197 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B+

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – VONN BELL – SS – 5’11” – 199 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: B

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – JAMES BRADBERRY – CB – 6’1″ – 211 LBS – SAMFORD BULLDOGS

GRADE: C+

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DENVER BRONCOS – ADAM GOTSIS – DT – 6’4″ – 287 LBS – GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

GRADE: C

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ROUND THREE

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TENNESSEE TITANS – KEVIN BYARD – SS – 5’11” – 216 LBS – MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS

GRADE: B-

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – CARL NASSIB – DE – 6’7″ – 277 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: B+

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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – MAX TUERK – C – 6’5″ – 298 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: B+

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DALLAS COWBOYS – MALIEK COLLINS – DT – 6’2″ – 311 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – WILL REDMOND – CB – 5’11” – 182 LBS – MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS

GRADE: C

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – YANNICK NGAKOUE – OLB – 6’2″ – 252 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: B-

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BALTIMORE RAVENS – BRONSON KAUFUSI – DE – 6’6″ – 285 LBS – BYU COUGARS

GRADE: A-

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NEW YORK GIANTS – DARIAN THOMPSON – FS – 6’2″ – 208 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B+

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CHICAGO BEARS – JONATHAN BULLARD – DE – 6’3″ – 285 LBS – FLORIDA GATORS

GRADE: A

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – KENYAN DRAKE – RB – 6’1″ – 210 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: A-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – KEIVARAE RUSSELL – CB – 5’11” – 192 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B-

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OAKLAND RAIDERS – SHILIQUE CALHOUN – DE – 6’4″ – 251 LBS – MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

GRADE: B+

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – SHON COLEMAN – OT – 6’5″ – 307 LBS – AUBURN TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – DARYL WORLEY – CB – 6’1″ – 204 LBS – WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

GRADE: C

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JOE THUNEY – OG – 6’5″ – 304 LBS – NC STATE WOLFPACK

GRADE: C+

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – ISAAC SEUMALO – OG – 6’4″ – 303 LBS – OREGON STATE BEAVERS

GRADE: B

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BUFFALO BILLS – ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON – DT – 6’3″ – 301 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: C+

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ATLANTA FALCONS – AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – 6’4″ – 254 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – LE’RAVEN CLARK – OT – 6’5″ – 316 LBS – TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

GRADE: B

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NEW YORK JETS – JORDAN JENKINS – OLB – 6’3″ – 259 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: B-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – KENDALL FULLER – CB – 5’11” – 187 LBS – VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

GRADE: A-

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HOUSTON TEXANS – BRAXTON MILLER – WR – 6’1″ – 201 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: A-

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – LEONTE CARROO – WR – 6’0″ – 211 LBS – RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – NICK VIGIL – ILB – 6’2″ – 239 LBS – UTAH STATE AGGIES

GRADE: B

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – KYLER FACKRELL – OLB – 6’5″ – 245 LBS – UTAH STATE AGGIES

GRADE: B+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – JAVON HARGRAVE – DT – 6’1″ – 309 LBS – SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS

GRADE: B+

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – C.J. PROSISE – RB – 6’0″ – 220 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B-

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JACOBY BRISSETT – QB – 6’4″ – 231 LBS – NC STATE WOLFPACK

GRADE: C+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – BRANDON WILLIAMS – CB – 5’11” – 197 LBS – TEXAS A&M AGGIES

GRADE: C+

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – CODY KESSLER – QB – 6’1″ – 220 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: D

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – NICK VANNETT – TE – 6’6″ – 257 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: B-

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DETROIT LIONS – GRAHAM GLASGOW – OG – 6’6″ – 307 LBS – MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

GRADE: B

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – VINCENT VALENTINE – DT – 6’4″ – 329 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B-

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – REES ODHIAMBO – OG – 6’4″ – 314 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B

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DENVER BRONCOS – JUSTIN SIMMONS – FS – 6’2″ – 202 LBS – BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

GRADE: B-

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Leftist Louisiana Governor: No More LSU Football If Budget Isn’t Balanced – His Solution? More Taxes

Louisiana Gov. Edwards: Balance Budget Or No LSU Football Next Year – CNS

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In a televised address to the state Thursday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said that “you can say farewell to college football next fall” if the state doesn’t fix a near $2 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year.

“If the legislature fails to act and we are forced to proceed with these cuts the LSU Ag Center and parish extension offices in every parish, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center will close by April 1st and the LSU main campus in Baton Rouge will run out of money after April 30th,” Edwards said. “Many students will not be able to graduate, and student athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester. That means you can say farewell to college football next fall.”

Edwards noted in his speech, as found on NOLA.com, that the LSU system is not the only one in danger. Thanks to the $940 million budget deficit that Louisiana faces this fiscal year and the $2 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year, the Southern University System, University of Louisiana System and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are in the same boat.

“Without legislators approving new revenue this special session, some campuses will be forced to declare financial bankruptcy, which would include massive layoffs and the cancellation of classes,” stated Edwards.

According to Edwards, the budget deficit threatens other universities the state’s healthcare system and the New Opportunity Waiver program, a program for families with developmental disabilities.

To help bridge the gap Edwards said he plans to increase alcohol and cigarette taxes and also intends to add an extra penny to the state’s four cent sales tax, which he claimed isn’t permanent.

“I am proposing this penny as a bridge that will give us time to stabilize and restructure our state’s tax code,” remarked Edwards. “When that restructuring is complete, this penny sales tax will be removed.”

Alongside tax increases, Edwards called for reducing tax credits, suspending corporate tax deductions and making further cuts in an effort to stabilize the budget. Edwards said this would include a hiring freeze and more than $160 million in cuts in government spending.

He also proposed using $128 million from the rainy day fund and $200 million from non-coastal BP payments.

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Cleveland Browns To Cut Johnny Football ASAP

Browns Blast Johnny Manziel, Will Cut Him ASAP – New York Post

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Now, it’s just a matter of time before Johnny Manziel is an ex-Brown.

Johnny Football is almost officially a cautionary tale after the Browns released a harsh statement Tuesday condemning the troubled quarterback’s recent actions – and making clear their intention.

“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization,” Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown said in the statement.

“His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Under league rules, Manziel cannot be cut until Feb. 8, the day following the Super Bowl. However, according to ESPN, salary cap math means the Browns will wait until March 9, when the NFL calendar flips to a new year and the cap goes up. Releasing Manziel will count $4.6 million against the cap.

Manziel has spent most of the offseason being documented at various parties in cellphone videos, but the final straw came over the weekend. Manziel is being investigated by police in Fort Worth and Dallas for potentially assaulting ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in an incident early Saturday. The police used a helicopter to search for the former Heisman Trophy winner until he was found.

The league is now investigating the incident. Crowley was uncooperative with officers, but said she was involved in a disturbance with an ex-boyfriend.

The Browns gave Manziel multiple chances over his first two seasons in the league, but he wasted them all. Manziel entered rehab last offseason, following a wasted rookie season, and earned the respect of his teammates even as he was named the backup behind Josh McCown.

Manziel was on the field intermittently throughout the 2015 season as McCown battled injuries, and was given a four-game audition to end the season and prove he should be the starter heading into the 2016 season. On the field, he showed sparks of the playmaker that made him a first-round by the Browns. Off the field, he showed why he was a risky first-round pick.

After suffering a concussion in Week 16 against the Chiefs, Manziel went AWOL and missed a checkup with Browns doctors, earning him a fine. He was reportedly wearing a disguise and going under the alias “Billy” while clubbing in Las Vegas.

Since that time, he has been partying in Texas amid reports new Browns coach Hue Jackson only accepted the position on the condition the team would part ways with Manziel.

There is no doubt that will happen now.

This weekend’s alarming report was not the only time Manziel and Crowley were allegedly involved in a domestic dispute. When the two were still dating in October, police in Avon, Ohio, received an emergency call after she and Manziel were spotted fighting as they drove near the quarterback’s home on the west side of Cleveland. Manziel was not arrested, but the matter prompted an NFL investigation into whether he violated the league’s personal conduct policy.

If Manziel can clear his legal hurdles, the question will then become: Is another team willing to take a risk on him?

Manziel has been linked to the Cowboys since owner Jerry Jones had to be talked out of drafting him to be Tony Romo’s predecessor. But even Jones must be wary of giving Manziel a second chance after he so badly screwed up his first.

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Sometimes, we need to pause, and applaud classy people

Tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a class act

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman.

The No. 9-seeded Frenchman said he noticed the ball girl was unwell during the third set of his match Wednesday, so he paused before serving and walked over to see what was wrong.

He put his hand on her back, and the ball girl handed Tsonga a ball she was holding. He then looped his arm through hers and escorted the ball girl off the court.

“I saw she was in trouble,” Tsonga said. “It was normal to help her out of the stadium. I hope she’s OK.”

The ball girl was fine, just feeling under the weather, according to tournament organizers. And Tsonga is through to the third round after beating Omar Jasika of Australia, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4.

You are a gentleman sir hats off

TCU Overcomes 31-Point Deficit To Win Alamo Bowl In Triple-Overtime (Video)

TCU Completes 31-Point Comeback In 3OT Alamo Bowl Win Over Oregon – Sports Illustrated

After trailing Oregon 31-0 at halftime of the Alamo Bowl, the TCU Horned Frogs staged an incredible rally, scoring 31 unanswered points of their own to match the largest comeback in bowl-game history, force overtime, and eventually go on to win a 47-41 thriller.

Trailing by three late in the fourth and looking to cap off an incredible second half performance, the Horned Frogs drove the field effectively but were stopped at Oregon’s five yard-line and forced to kick a field goal. The kick tied the game at 31, and more chaos ensued.

TCU’s Bram Kohlhausen found Emanuel Porter in the back of the end zone on the first drive of overtime, followed by an extra point for a 37-31 lead. The Ducks responded on the following drive, with Jeff Lockie finding Royce Freeman on a critical fourth-and-four for a first down. The play set up Freeman’s third rushing touchdown and tied the game.

Oregon received the ball next, but was unable to gain positive yardage on their first set of downs. Aidan Schneider kicked a 44-yard field goal for the 41-38 lead, positioning TCU to win it with a touchdown. Two incomplete passes and a big stop by the Ducks forced a 46-yard attempt by TCU’s Jaden Oberkrom to tie things at 41.

In the third overtime, TCU ran the ball successfully with Aaron Green on its first two plays and scored a touchdown on an option-style run by Kohlhausen along the right side of the field to take a 47-41 lead. But the Horned Frogs could not convert the two-point try that followed, leaving the door open for Oregon.

And that was where it ended, with the Ducks coming up incomplete on fourth-and-eight, following a muffed snap on third down by Lockie.

Kohlhausen, quarterbacking the Horned Frogs in place of suspended Trevone Boykin, completed 28 of 45 passes for 351 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for two scores and added 45 yards on the ground. Aaron Green led TCU with 101 rushing yards and a touchdown.

After a strong start, Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams was injured in the second quarter and replaced by Lockie, who completed 7 of 16 passes for 36 yards. Freeman carried 26 times for 130 yards and three scores for the Ducks.

The Horned Frogs at one point scored 37 unanswered points, and with the win completed the largest comeback in FBS play this season, surpassing Rutgers’ 25-point comeback win over Indiana. It was the first triple-overtime bowl game since Penn State’s 26-23 win over Florida State in the 2006 Orange Bowl.
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Ed’s List Of The College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck (2015-2016)


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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
3:30 pm
BYU Cougars vs. Utah Utes

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
Military Bowl
2:30 pm
Navy Midshipmen vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Russell Athletic Bowl
5:30 pm
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Baylor Bears

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
12:00 pm
Florida State Seminoles vs. Houston Cougars

Capital One Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
4:00 pm
Clemson Tigers vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
8:00 pm
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan State Spartans

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
Outback Bowl
12:00 pm
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
1:00 pm
Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators

Fiesta Bowl
1:00 pm
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Rose Bowl
5:00 pm
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Stanford Cardinal

Allstate Sugar Bowl
8:30 pm
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Ole Miss Rebels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Valero Alamo Bowl
6:45 pm
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oregon Ducks

MONDAY, JANUARY 11
CFP National Championship
8:30 pm
Orange Bowl Winner vs. Cotton Bowl Winner

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NCAA Football: Top 20 Teams After Week 14


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Clemson Tigers – 13-0
Alabama Crimson Tide – 12-1
Michigan State Spartans – 12-1
Iowa Hawkeyes – 12-1
Houston Cougars – 12-1
Oklahoma Sooners – 11-1
Ohio State Buckeyes – 11-1
North Carolina Tar Heels – 11-2
Stanford Cardinal – 11-2
Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 10-2
Florida State Seminoles – 10-2
TCU Horned Frogs – 10-2
Northwestern Wildcats – 10-2
Oklahoma State Cowboys – 10-2
Temple Owls – 10-2
Florida Gators – 10-3
Navy Midshipmen – 9-2
Toledo Rockets – 9-2
Oregon Ducks – 9-3
Baylor Bears – 9-3

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