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Making the Hall of Fame case for Simeon Rice

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With NFL training camps set to open, the first key date for fans is August 3 when the Hall of Fame Game begins preseason action. The enshrinement of this year’s class is slated for August 5 at 7 p.m. in Canton, Ohio. This year’s honorees include quarterback Kurt Warner, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, former Dolphin great defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley, running back Terrell Davis, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. It does not include…

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Marlins sale still involves Who’s Who of Republican politics even without Jeb Bush

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The news began to break on Tuesday evening. Jeb Bush was reportedly no longer interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins, according to anonymous sources. Bush was yet another among the biggest names in Republican politics seeking to buy one of baseball’s worst performing teams. Others include President Trump’s family circle and a serious investor carrying the name of Romney. The Bush family has been involved with baseball for decades. George H.W. Bush was captain of the 1948 Yale baseball team…

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Hall of Fame coach vs. future Hall of Famer for NCAA title

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Roy Williams has been here before. Just last year, in fact. And five times altogether, playing for the NCAA championship. Twice he got to celebrate winning the final game of the season with the Tar Heels, pushing their total to five tournament titles. For Mark Few and Gonzaga, this is all new. Just getting to the Final Four was a first, and now they are one victory from lifting the trophy. If it came down to history, tradition and experience,…

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Is the Hall of Fame overlooking former Buc Simeon Rice?

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John Lynch, who has missed as a finalist for four straight seasons, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Ronde Barber, who becomes eligible this year, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Simeon Rice? I’m not so sure. Oh, Rice — the former Tampa Bay Buc who is currently banging his own drum for Hall entry, was a marvelous talent. He would turn the corner in a rush, and he would reach out with those incredibly long…

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Voters elect seven to Hall of Fame, but not the Bucs’ Lynch

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Former Tampa Bay Buc great John Lynch is still short of immortality. The NFL announced its new Hall of Fame class Saturday night, and Lynch was not among them. LaDainian Tomlinson was named to the Hall. Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jason Taylor, Morten Andersen and Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones also were elected. Easley, the senior candidate, was a rare safety named to the Hall. Lynch and Brian Dawkins were left out. Ed Reed becomes eligible in two years and…

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Former Buc John Lynch hopes to get into Hall of Fame despite position

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His interception total (26) is kind of low. If you’re looking to knock John Lynch, you can begin there. His teams won only one Super Bowl. That keeps him from being a slam dunk of a candidate. He already has two teammates from his defense into the Hall. Other teams have more, but voters lose interest the more players a team has in. But if you want to know the challenge that Lynch, the great of the Tampa Bay Bucs,…

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Ambrosia Treatment, NFL Hall of Famer launch ‘We Do Recover’ to remove addiction stigma

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter is leading a new movement to end the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, which is helping to save lives by through getting more people struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Ambrosia Treatment Center, a nationwide substance abuse facility with locations in Port St. Lucie, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach, has partnered with Carter, the Hall of Fame wide receiver, to launch the “We Do Recover” movement. “We Do Recover” aims to help the…

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