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Seahawks Fly the 12th Man Flag at the White House 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • May 21, 2014, 5:55 PM

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The Seattle Seahawks took another Super Bowl victory lap today, spending the afternoon at the White House and getting honored by President Barack Obama. He praised cornerback Richard Sherman, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, coach Pete Carroll, and quarterback Russell Wilson for their contributions to the Seahawks' success and applauded the team for winning its first NFL championship despite so many people saying it would never happen.

"Let me just say as a guy who was elected President named Barack Obama, I root for the underdogs," he said. "And so seeing folks overcome the odds excites me.  But it also excites me when you see the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.  And that’s what team is all about.  And this is a team."
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Recapping the 2014 NFL Draft 0

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Day one of the 2014 NFL Draft produced tons of hype and drama. With big names like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel learning which teams they would play for, football fans across the country started predicting how their favorite teams would improve with their newest players.

But the process of getting better was far from finished Thursday night. There were still hundreds of picks left, with some big names remaining on the board.
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Jadeveon Clowney Selected First Overall in NFL Draft 0

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After months of speculation, the NFL Draft finally kicked off on Thursday night. This year’s draft was held later than usual and, it seemed as if everyone’s mock drafts changed several times. But when the first pick was called, there wasn’t much surprise: South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney went first overall to the Texans. In a somewhat surprising fall, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel — the most talked-about prospect in this year’s draft — went No. 22 to Cleveland.

Many of the first-round draft choices are considered elite players, which means we should see them on NFL fields a lot during their rookie years.

Here’s a look at the draft’s opening day:

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Top NFL Prospects Team Up With Kids Before the Draft 0

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The 2014 NFL Draft begins tonight, and all eyes will be on Radio City Music Hall in New York. For the players projected to be selected in the first round, this is the biggest night of their lives.

But while they prepared themselves for the emotional roller coaster of the draft, some future superstars gave a group of local kids the thrill of a lifetime.

At Chelsea Waterside Park yesterday, 30 top prospects and 80 local kids were brought together for a day of loose fun and football at the NFL Play 60 Draft Celebration.

Play 60 is a NFL campaign aimed at motivating  kids and families to become more physically active by setting a goal of at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

At yesterday's event, star quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel threw touchdown passes to groups of the children, lineman Taylor Lewan and linebacker Khalil Mack led agility cone drills, and NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell issued a closing message to the kids at the center of the field.
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RGIII, Nick Mangold Get Animated for NFL Rush Zone Draft Special 0

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  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • May 5, 2014, 4:09 PM

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The NFL Draft is Thursday, so things are about to go all football, all the time. And that includes your cartoons.

On Wednesday night, Nicktoons will air a special episode of NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed to coincide with the Draft. Called "Knights of the Sky," an all-star cast of guest stars — Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, New York Jets center Nick Mangold, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, and former Cincinnati Bengal and current NBC broadcaster Chris Collinsworth — team up to save the Rusherz from the evil forces of Sudden Death.

Check out a clip that sets up the episode's action:
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EA Sports Announces Madden 15 1

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  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • April 28, 2014, 2:55 PM

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It feels like Madden 25 just hit consoles, but EA Sports today announced that the newest game in the series will soon be available. Madden NFL 15 will be in stores August 26 and will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3. Cover voting opens May 8, just in time for the NFL Draft.

That's probably enough to get you excited. But if you need a little more, here's a teaser trailer for the new game:
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reveal New Uniform Design 4

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  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • March 3, 2014, 12:27 PM

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After a terrible 2013 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to make some changes. First, they fired head coach Greg Schiano and replaced him with former Bears coach Lovie Smith. Then they introduced a new logo. And today, the team debuted a new jersey.

The uni is based on the NFL Nike Elite 51 design, and is a sort of mix of the Bucs' past, present, and future. The team retained the red that has been a staple of the uniform since 1997. But it has replaced the pewter gray with black and have incorporated flashes of orange found in the team's original uniform. The numbering is also new: Out is the standard blocky numbers found on most NFL jerseys, and a system that looks like a digital clock display is in.

"Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history," Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer said in a press release. "We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward."

Here's a closer look at the new jersey, along with the team's new logo design:
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