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Soccer players and the other football

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 11, 2017) US Soccer Players – Millions of Americans spent this past Sunday watching football. Seven months after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in dramatic, come-from-behind style, the NFL returned for a new season. While the games featured lots of passing and running, there was also a fair bit of kicking.

Betting Advice: AFC, NFC Conference Championship Games

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It's hard to imagine two more scrumptious games for the NFL appetite. All four teams playing Sunday seem perfectly suited to become champs.

These are hard games to predict, but there are tremendous options to choose from when betting them.

When I bet, I always check odds at SportsBettingOnline.

Tom Brady Improves to 5-2 Over Ben Roethlisberger

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In an entertaining game Sunday afternoon, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 55-31. He did it with the help and reemergence of receivers, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola.

The game got off to a crazy start midway into the first quarter after the Patriots had a run play on fourth and one from inside the half yard line called a touchdown and then reversed on replay.

Giants provide reference point for success

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The New York Giants' Super Bowl victory can serve as a tremendous reference point for what a team has to be focused on to win a championship.

The Bleacher Report created a list of what teams (and specifically, the New York Knicks) can learn from the New York Giants:

* Defense wins Championships - Contrary to what everyone expected, Super Bowl XLVI was a low-scoring game.

Jeter proves to be worthy role model for Eli

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Eli Manning's star has never shined brighter as he leads his New York Giants into their 2nd Super Bowl in the past 4 years.

As accomplished and appreciated as Manning is now, he was not always held in that regard. Playing professional sports in the largest fishbowl of a media market like New York is not easy, as there are very high expectations to manage and distractions to avoid.

Why Brady Is The Best

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As the NFL playoffs continue on this weekend, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will take center stage.

Brady has become an icon in professional sports, and is associated with leading a Patriots' dynasty as well as ranking among the all-time greats.

As precise a passer as Brady is, people who know him best always remark about his tremendous level of commitment, focus, determination and toughness.

New England Revolution

Potential Revolution Jerseys For Atlanta United’s Darren Eales After Losing Super Bowl Bet

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The Atlanta Utd team president lost a friendly Super Bowl wager and now we're coming up with friendly suggestions on what his Revs jersey should say.

The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a historic comeback victory in Super Bowl 51 last Sunday. The Revs wore Pats gear in preseason camp and after Patriots celebrated with a parade yesterday, at some point in the future Atlanta United's team president Darren Eales will have to pay up on a small wager.

Revolution reportedly talk with UMass about building a stadium

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The Revs could build a stadium in Dorchester, MA, according to the Boston Globe.

The New England Revolution could build a soccer stadium in Dorchester, MA, according to the Boston Globe.

The Globe claims that the Kraft family has spoken to University of Massachusetts officials about building a stadium on the waterfront property at the old Bayside Expo Center.

Gillette Stadium To Host Brazil Group Match and Quarterfinal in Copa America 2016

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Brazil will play their third match in Foxborough in the last four years at Copa America Centenario.

Gillette Stadium and Foxborough, Massachusetts have already been named one of the host sites for next summers historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Today, we learned which games will be played at the home of MLS' New England Revolution and the NFL's New England Patriots.

Report: Gillette Stadium Selected for 2016 Copa America

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More international soccer at Gillette Stadium? Yes, please.

According to ESPN's Doug McIntyre, Gillette Stadium is on the list of venues for the 2016 Copa America which will be hosted by the United States next summer. An official announment is expected in the coming days per McIntyre's story.

Longhorns’ Brown headed to New England

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2015 NFL draft: First-round picks

AUSTIN – For three years at Texas, Malcom Brown heard people say he reminded them of NFL defensive linemen. He always had to take their word for it.

"I don't really watch any," Brown said of pro football last December. "(Sunday is) the day I really try to chill with the kids and do something with the family.

Musket Rounds: Bengtson Settles In, Beckett Bowl, CCL Results, Violent/Sensual Cologne Fans

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Thursday's Musket Rounds has the normal look at the New England Revolution lack of news and we'll take a look at last nights' eastern conference games. CONCACAF Champions League results are in and some weird quotes from the Cologne skipper on the things he'd rather his supporters do instead of violence.

Los 10 equipos deportivos mas valiosos del mundo

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Ya salió la nueva lista de Forbes y hay algunos cambios respecto al año anterior.

El Manchester United retuvo el título de equipo más valioso del mundo, según la lista anual publicada por la revista Forbes el lunes, que recoge los 50 equipos más ricos del mundo y que estuvo dominada por los equipos de la NFL, pero en el top 10 aparecen 4 equipos de fútbol contra 4 de fútbol americano y solo 2 de la MLB.

Riders Offer Bus to Gillette

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The Midnight Riders are offering an alternative way to get to Gillette Stadium on Sunday when the New England Revolution takes on the New York Red Bulls.

For $40 anyone looking to catch the game can get a ticket and a bus trip from Boston – The Phoenix Landing to be precise. Lower cost options are also available if a ticket isn't needed or one is already a member of the Riders, an independent supporters group of the New England Revolution.

3 Keys for Manchester City to Stay on Top of the Premier League

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So, this week, I understand fully what New York Yankees, New England Patriots and LA Lakers fans must be going through. To be so close to a trophy and have it slip from you (especially when you have a cabinet ...

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Welcome to Gillette Stadium Part 2: Kraft Sports Responds

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In late March I threw a post up analyzing/complaining about the main sign on the outside of Gillette Stadium and its omission of the New England Revolution. Apparently, as the sign denotes, it's home to the New England Patriots only. Predictably, a healthy debate among fans raged in the comment section of the post about who within the Kraft ownership group really cares about soccer, or the Revs.

Welcome to Gillette Stadium: Home of the New England...

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Imagine you owned two professional sports teams. Let's call them Team A and Team B. Imagine your two professional sports teams played in the same venue. Now you're probably going to post some signage on the outside of the stadium to let the population know who plays there, right? You wouldn't be silly enough to hang a sign that reads, "Home of Team A" and completely omit Team B would you?

Giants Top Patriots to Win Another Super Bowl

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The last time the New York Giants faced the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Giants win was one of the biggest upsets of all-time. In the rematch, the Patriots were again favored and the Giants again ended up becoming Super Bowl champions.

In a game of run, the Giants scored the game's first nine points.

Video: Wes Welker Drops Pass – Super Bowl Goat

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Wes Welker was arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL this season. The New England Patriots star with cat-quick reflexes was a big reason why his team made it to the Super Bowl. However, in the biggest moment of his life, Wes Welker dropped a pass a became a Super Bowl goat.

Check out the Wes Welker dropped pass video below to see the play for yourself.

Will Rob Gronkowski Play in the Super Bowl?

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The New England Patriots and their fans continue to hold their breath in regards to the playing status of Rob Gronkowski. Arguably the most dominating player on the entire team, Gronkowski has been dealing with a high ankle sprain that may keep him out of the Super Bowl.

However, there is some good news to report.

Rolle: Giants Expect to Win Super Bowl

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Since there hasn't been much trash talking between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants leading up to the Super Bowl, the media has to stretch any controversial quote that arises. Here's yet another example. Antrel Rolle, a safety for the Giants, expressed what he thought when he hopped on the jet to fly to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.

Rob Gronkowski Injury Update – High Ankle Sprain

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Outside of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski has been the best player this year on the New England Patriots. Unfortunately for the Patriots, Gronkowski is unlikely to be 100% during the Super Bowl due to a high ankle sprain. In fact, it's uncertain at this point whether he'll even play.

Over the weekend, Gronkowski was seen wearing a walking boot.

Wes Welker Not Worried About Contract

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After the Super Bowl winner is decided, Wes Welker will become a free agent. However, the star wide receiver for the New England Patriots insists he's not thinking about money right now.

Said Welker: "I plan on being back. I am not really too worried about that right now. I am fully concentrated on this game and what we have to do, but I plan on being back.

Patriots Hold Pep Rally

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The New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl. Before making the trip to Indianapolis, the Patriots said goodbye to their faithful fans at a pep rally held in Gillette Stadium. About 25,000 fans showed up to cheer on their heroes.

Said Tom Brady: "We have the greatest fans in America.

Tim Tebow Keeps Starting Job

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No matter which team wins the Super Bowl, the 2011 NFL season will be remembered for one thing: Tim Tebow mania. The most talked about player in the league was someone you either loved or hated. There's simply no middle ground when dealing with Tim Tebow.

With that in mind, there is good news for fans of the NFL: Tim Tebow will keep his starting job going forward.

How Benny Feilhaber Became a Baltimore Ravens Fan

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We tweeted Sunday afternoon that Benny Feilhaber is a huge fan of the Baltimore Ravens. Many people wondered ... well ... why? Benny tells us ...
"It started with my dad. He worked in Brazil but he always had trips to the U.S., and the first football game he watched was with the Cleveland Browns.

Bill Belichick

David Moyes Needs to Learn From Bill Belichick and “Do Your Job”

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Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the winningest coaches in the history of the American sport. The overriding philosophy for Belichick and his teams has been a simple one: "Do your job."

In May 2013, at a sports symposium, Belichick described the basics behind his philosophy:

"What I've always told our team, and what I thoroughly believe in, is that every member of our team – players, coaches, support staff and so forth – is a shareholder.

Belichick is both film critic and tutor

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Video analysis is an important piece of the evaluation process for a coaching staff, and is also an invaluable teaching tool.

In relation to the use of video, I always tell our players that 'you have what I thought, what you thought, and the truth...because video NEVER lies.'

The ability to show critical analysis of what went wrong in the previous match or training session, as well as areas of improvement from the previous week, is an invaluable way to help your players grow and develop.

New Orleans Saints

How Much is Super Bowl Quarterbacking Experience Worth?

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Each of this weekend's four NFL Divisional Round playoff games pits one team which has a quarterback with Super Bowl experience versus a team without a quarterback who has Super Bowl experience.

The afternoon game on Saturday features Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, versus Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Power Rankings Week 17

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As we head into Week 17 of the 2011 NFL season, let's take a look at the power rankings. While the top of these NFL power rankings has familiar teams, the bottom is starting to be populated by underdogs who may be able to make a run at the Super Bowl.

Here are the NFL power rankings heading into Week 17:

1.

Tight End Rankings – Week 17 Fantasy Football

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The 2011 fantasy football season has been the year of the tight end. Never has the tight end been this valuable in the fantasy football world. To end your 2011 season with a bang (and hopefully a championship), start one of these fantasy football tight ends.

1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronkowski will put the finishes touches on a legendary season.

Arsenal

Backpage roundup: Vermaelen disappointed, Gunners lack confidence, no more Walcott contract talks, Kroenke’s Rams train at Arsenal and more

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Vermaelen Disappointed by Lack of Creativity

Thomas Vermaelen expressed his disappointment at Arsenal's lack of creativity after his side suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home in their Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday.

Forbes: Arsenal in top ten most valuable sports teams in 2012

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The Red Devils hold onto their spot as most valuable sports team

Forbes is out with their 2012 top 50 most valuable sports teams and Arsenal is in the top 10 in tenth place. This is three places lower than in the 2011 list. Man Utd retains first followed by Real Madrid. Barcelona climbed 18 spots to rank eighth.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Crystal Palace sacks Frank de Boer

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The Dutch manager is out after four league matches.

Seattle

CenturyLink Field got a major facelift that you probably didn't notice, the Seahawks upgraded the video boards and control room to provide the best fan experience possible. The Sounders should get some benefit of that.

MLS

Soccer clubs prefer soft turf due to its predictability and that it slows the ball down more akin to traditional grass but NFL sides like hard turf that is easier to run and get speed on.

Sean Johnson looking to lift NYCFC following offseason trade from Fire

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With the Jacksonville portion of pre-season completed, Sean Johnson could relax with his New York City FC teammates and soak in the the American tradition of Super Bowl Sunday.

Johnson grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and attended Brookwood High School, sharing notable alumni status with former Atlanta Falcons placekicker, Jason Elam.

Malcom Brown picked with final pick in first round by New England

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2015 NFL draft: First-round picks

Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown helped the Longhorns return to the NFL Draft in a big way Thursday night.

Brown was selected with the final pick of the first round by the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. He becomes the first Longhorn picked since Alex Okafor was picked with the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.

How the Superbowl Destroyed the JK Myth

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I blinked at the screen, and I still didn't quite believe it. The Seattle Seahawks, on second and goal with time ticking down in the Superbowl, despite having the running services of Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch available, had tried a passing play.

It was intercepted. The New England Patriots won.

Revs’ Attendance Still Ranks Last

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Apparently, the pitch isn't the only place the Revolution have struggled this season.

According the league's latest attendance figures, New England, which currently sits in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, remains dead last at the gate, with a league-low 12,542 average homeattendance this season through Week 28.

What If Tim Tebow Was a Muslim?

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Or, what if Tim Tebow was a Buddhist or Jew? Would he be getting the support and love he is receiving now from the American sports world?
As a devout Christian, Tebow has raised many eyebrows inside and outside the sports world.

People are rooting for him because they like his style of play and because he stands for Conservative principles.

Klinsmann Qualifier Conundrum: Getting A Jol-ly Clint Dempsey

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Martin Jol

[Stepping back]

Okay, you're Martin Jol, Fulham manager. You've just left behind the land of windmills to help the cozy Cottagers of London again prove that tradition more than bank account matters, even in the British Petroleum League sorry that BPL moniker always messes me up.