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Durability of NFL’s final 4 QBs vital to Super Bowl run

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The numbers are staggering. Over 182,000 yards passing (more than 103 miles worth), nearly 1,300 touchdowns and seven championships, with an eighth guaranteed for whoever parties in the confetti in Houston next month. Yet the numbers that might define Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan as much as any other on their eye-popping, fantasy football league-winning stat lines might 39, 34, 33 and 31 – the ages of the quarterbacks in the NFL’s version of the Final…

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Michael Lorenzen: one of the best sports stories of the year

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Outside of Fullerton, Calif. and Cincinnati, Ohio, few people are familiar with the name of Michael Lorenzen. That should change beginning on Saturday and throughout the coming days. Lorenzen is a relief pitcher for the Reds with a mid-to-high 90s fastball. After opening the season on the disabled list, he has now appeared in 30 games with a 2.17 earned run average and struck out 31 batters in 29 innings. Pitchers succeed at the plate from time to time and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.5.16 – Rio or bust

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For those of you who are excited about the Summer Olympics, now is your time. Comcast says it will be broadcasting 6,800 hours of  programming on 11 channels, and “up to” 41 live streams. So they’ve got you covered. The NFL also returns this weekend – sort of – with the Hall of Fame ceremonies from Canton, Ohio taking place on Saturday night, and Bucs fans will no doubt be excited to see Tony Dungy get his time in the spotlight.…

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Tampa Bay connected to 2016 NFL Hall of Famers

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Brett Favre will be the center of attention as the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony approaches on Saturday. While he is one of eight legends to now have a permanent place in Canton, Ohio, he dominates the attention leading up to the event as no one can. Bucs fans are all too familiar with him since the Packers and Bucs were in the same division for several years. Favre was 16-8 in his 24 meetings with Tampa Bay. Some…

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Matt Hasselbeck, Jameis Winston headline battle for the ages in Indy

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Matt Hasselbeck still plays young. The 40-year-old quarterback has won all three of his starts this season, kept the Colts in contention for a third straight AFC South title, and still enjoys life in the NFL. Jameis Winston looks more polished than a 21-year-old rookie. After a rugged start, Tampa Bay’s new franchise quarterback has rallied to win three of four and gotten the Buccaneers back into playoff contention. No, Sunday’s game might not be the marquee matchup between No.…

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Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers headline where meeting of 6-0 teams

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At some point in every great athlete’s career, he or she must deal with the reality that the best days are in the past. Peyton Manning has reached that point. Aaron Rodgers isn’t there yet. While some view Sunday’s game as a rare chance to compare and contrast two great quarterbacks at different points on their career arcs, the quarterbacks themselves prefer to focus on the task at hand: Green Bay vs. Denver, each looking to improve to 7-0. Neither…

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