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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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High stakes for Tennessee, Butch Jones vs. Florida

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It is hard to believe that the fourth game of the college football season is labeled a “must win” game. Fair or not, that is the burden Tennessee Coach Butch Jones and his Volunteers may be facing in Saturday’s tangle with the Florida Gators. There are two types of must-win situations. One is a necessary victory to stay alive for a division, conference or national title. The other involves job security for the head coach and his staff. The Gators…

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Olympic TV advertisers not getting bang for their bucks

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Each morning, SaintPetersBlog readers will find a piece advising them of the top Olympic events on television for that day. Perhaps viewers from around the country need to check out the lineup as well. Over the first few days of Olympic coverage, ratings are not what they should be. In fact, they were  down to 1992 levels until they began an upswing on Monday. Beginning with the mediocre opening ceremony on Friday, the Olympics were more than three ratings points…

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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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Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

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Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course. The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. “We’re glad that it’s out,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. “We knew who we were going to play and now we know when we’re…

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Mitch Perry Report Report for 3.11.16 – So why didn’t Rick Scott condemn Trump’s remark on Islam?

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Rick Scott sought to clarify his earlier refusal to condemn Donald Trump‘s comment that “Islam hates us” yesterday afternoon. “There are people that love this country. There’s people that don’t love this country. What we do know, and it’s no surprise, is that radical Muslims don’t like our country,” Scott told reporters before last night’s GOP debate in Miami. It wasn’t much of a cleanup over his earlier performance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. That’s when his refusal to condemn Trump’s comment…

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Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

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Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl. Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a…

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