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Miami’s Brad Kaaya, UF’s Caleb Brantley among NFL Draft’s biggest losers

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Most of the Miami, Florida State and Florida players were chosen at or near their projections in the NFL Draft with two glaring exceptions. Yes, Dalvin Cook was thought to be a first-rounder, but the other state players drafted in the second or third round went as expected. The exceptions were Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya. Brantley was not taken until the first pick of the 6th round by the Cleveland Browns while Kaaya lasted…

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Jaguars snap losing streak with 38-17 victory

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For the first time since October 17, the Jacksonville Jaguars walked off the field as a winner. They 38-17 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans broke a nine-game losing streak and made a winner of interim coach Doug Marrone in his first outing. Marrone may have had an immediate impact on his quarterback, Blake Bortles, who had a spectacular day. The former Central Florida star threw for 325 yards and a touchdown without an interception. A good portion of the criticism…

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Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?

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Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad their record has been. When this year’s 7-3 squad squares off against the undefeated Green Bay Packers, you might find yourself wondering why the Lions get the plum gig of playing a nationally televised game every Turkey Day. So what’s the origin of Detroit’s most beloved football tradition this side of the old “Fire Millen!” chants? And what about the other…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.11.16 — Whither the EPA?

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Some random thoughts at the end of one of the most epochal weeks in the history of our republic: Yesterday in this space we contemplated some of the first moves the Donald Trump administration might make when he inherits power in January. Lots of focus right now is on the fact that he could kill all of the efforts this nation has made in worldwide pacts on climate change, beginning with the historic agreement signed in Paris earlier this year. “I don’t…

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Dolphins take advantage of Browns’ kicking woes to win first game

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It took overtime and some good fortune, but the Miami Dolphins have their first win of the season. Jay Ajayi’s 11-yard touchdown run 6:34 into overtime gave Miami a 30-24 win over the Cleveland Browns at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins had to like their chances against rookie quarterback Cody Kessler, who was making his first career start. Still, the Browns led at halftime 13-10 on the strength of a Briean Boddy-Calhoun interception return for a touchdown. It was one…

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Miami Dolphins, Uber offer ultimate fan experience with UberTailgate

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Miami Dolphins fans can now party responsibly with UberTailgate, a new service giving people the ultimate home-game experience as well as significantly reducing traffic at Hard Rock Stadium. On Tuesday, the Dolphins announced a partnership with Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service, to offer rides “with an eye toward the future of transportation” while improving transportation choices. With the deal, the Dolphins become the first sports team hosting an UberTailgate, which gives fans an opportunity to enjoy the entire tailgating…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.29.16 — Colin Kaepernick says he can take the heat for speaking out

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The National Football League concluded its third and most interesting weekend of pre-season games last night, and while there are stories galore about what’s happening on the gridiron (Denver sacking Mark Sanchez, Tony Romo out for a few months with another injury, Jameis Winston looking quite impressive with the Tampa Bay Bucs against the lowly Cleveland Browns), the big story was out of Santa Clara, where 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before their game against Green Bay on Friday night, the third…

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