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Perhaps native Floridian Teddy Bridgewater is a lucky man

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As he was dying from a disease that would later bear his name, Lou Gehrig uttered some of the most famous words ever spoken on an athletic field. On July 2, 1939 he told the crowd at Yankee Stadium that despite his impending death, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a bad break earlier this week, but he can consider himself lucky. His gruesome injury suffered earlier this…

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Ole Miss rides Cowboys in Sugar Bowl

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Like the other five “New Year’s 6” bowls, the Sugar Bowl resulted in a knockout rather than a decision. Playing inspired football, the Mississippi Rebels steamrolled Oklahoma State 48-20 on Friday in New Orleans. The Rebels scored early and often to decide the contest early. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was on target to eight different receivers, generating four touchdown passes. The nephew of former Miami Hurricanes’ and Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Jim Kelly also ran for 73 yards. It started…

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No daily fantasy ads to run during college football playoffs

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College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock says ESPN has agreed to not use advertisements for daily fantasy sports websites during broadcasts of the biggest postseason games. Hancock said College Football Playoff officials discussed the matter with ESPN executives and both sides determined that given uncertainties about daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, it “would be best to allocate the available spots to others.” The NCAA and FBS conferences asked DraftKings and FanDuel to stop offering college…

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