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Former NFL Receiver Josh Gordon On Trying To Beat Drug Addiction, Again. But This Time With A ‘Brutal Dose Of Reality’ (Documentary)

Man. To be this real about his process so far. At this point, after Gordon has had Lindsey Lohan-level amounts of second chances to get over his drug problems… After EVERYONE has written him off… Doing this video expose. Respect for that, at least.

Back at the gym and on track to return to the NFL, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon reveals details of the substance abuse violation in 2014 that has prevented him from playing professionally ever since.
– Uninterrupted

All the best to the former Brown. Complete the comeback, Gordon. Push yourself. Push through!

(Compelling story to watch.)

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Taking The Knee: If Terry Crews Was Still In The League, He Would Kneel (Video)

Damn. The preview clip. Crews popped! Got a point though. Football, as we know it in The States, is pretty much just “American football”… The world doesn’t play it that way. We are ‘playing ourselves’ if we think the world gives a good van DAM about the Sunday games or whether we boycott them.

BUT… He does talk some real talk about what everyone in the WORLD would care about… human lives, liberty, love… or the lack thereof. The U.S. nor the NFL, really not loving Black people.

All that and more. Plus Terry with a great perspective on your worth as a HUMAN BEING.

Watch!

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People Have Been ‘Disrespecting The Flag’ For Decades (Video)

Hmm… So why are these actual Flag Code violations (read: instances of disrespect for the flag) okay, but ‘taking a knee’ is not? Fact is, kneeling is NOT a violation of flag code. So, what now? Talk to us, ‘Murica.

Trump said NFL players disrespected the flag by kneeling during the national anthem. As it turns out, “disrespecting” the flag is probably more common than you think.
– BuzzFeed News

#RespectTheFlag #TakeAKnee

@ojones1

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Sports/Politics: Nick Wright’s Question For People Angered By The #TakeAKnee Movement: What Are You Actually Mad At? (Video)

I’m not gonna engage on the absurdity that we just ran a clip where a player quotes the President Of The United States, and we felt we needed to bleep it.
Nick Wright

Yeah. And this isn’t the first time the words of the POTUS have been ‘bleeped’… But let’s not engage in the folly for now.

Instead, let’s follow Nick’s lead. Let’s follow the line of reasoning, avoiding all the crazy and staying on that line… bypassing the false equivocations… walking past the baseless arguments of the Trumpeters and stepping over their misunderstandings, barreling through that wall protecting those who want to make ‘Murica great again, make football in ‘Murica great again, until we arrive at the heart of what those against the PEACEFUL #TakeAKnee movement are really against…

Because once we get to the end of that line of unreasonable, where folks in their feelings have nowhere to go and have to answer honestly about why they detest #TakeAKnee …”What Are You Actually Mad At?”

And before someone says it… we’re NOT going to ‘just stick to sports’ this time. I just want them to say the words.

@ojones1

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Sports/Politics: Bob Costas Declares That President Trump Has Galvanized The #TakeAKnee Movement (Video)

Do you want a President of the United States who, even if you’re giving him the benefit of that doubt, is so tone deaf to the racial implications of this?
Bob Costas

Right on time! There was so much on Kaep and #TakeAKnee this past weekend and even before. Wasn’t sure how to cover it all here. But then veteran sportscaster/commentator Bob Costas comes through and wraps it with a bow!

NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas speaks to CNN’s John Berman and Alisyn Camerota after President Donald Trump criticized the NFL and players who took a knee during the national anthem.
– CNN

Great points. Trump galvanized the #TakeAKnee movement. Can’t even call this ‘shots fired’ really. Just facts!

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‘Get Hyped’ For The Oakland Raiders’ 2017-18 NFL Season (Video)

People. PEOPLE! It is time to ‘get hyped’ about the Raiders. Right now. We are running out of room on the bandwagon, and you don’t wanna be ‘that’ fan… so late to the party that we call you on your b.s. for switching teams or not even being a real fan of any team at all.

Don’t want that for you. Buuuut if you are still an undeclared pro football fan, there is a vid clip above that will speak life to you. It will let you know there is only one nation to get you into your football groove. It’s [1, 2, 3] RAIDER NATION, BABY!!!

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Tired Of Seeing Beast Mode Dodge Defenders On-Field And Reporters Off-Field? How About A Day At The Spa With Marshawn? (Video)

Marshawn Lynch is gonna let the ladies play with his feet, but NO WEIRD SH!T. Just pedicures, champagne, and some real talk… aaaand maybe a milk bath. Hahaa!

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch goes from “Beast Mode” to “Relax Mode” by getting a gentleman’s pedicure and foot massage.

While he’s relaxing in his massage chair at the spa, The Assist’s host Johnno Wilson gets Marshawn to open up on topics ranging from why he is happy about not getting the ball at the goal line in the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, what frustrates him most about NFL postgame interviews, and where traveled and what he learned during his year off in retirement from the league.

The Assist is the newest series from DraftKings, who bring you the game inside the game, bringing fans closer to the games they love. Series host Johnno Wilson serves as the personal assistant to the stars, helping some of the biggest names in football run some of their daily errands. But when you’re a star athlete, your daily chores and shopping trips are a little outside the ordinary.

– DraftKings

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NFL Week 2: Raiders Smash The Jets (Game Highlights) [Video]

The Raiders keep rolling! Wonder how Raider Nation liked those FREE Skittles Beast Mode hooked up for them? Because they surely liked the outcome of the game. Oakland over the Jets, 45 – 20. Dominance!

#RaiderNation

(And if you REALLY know or wanna know about Marshawn Lynch’s turn-up at the game, hit the jump and watch. No spoiler alert. You just gotta watch!)

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Martellus Bennett Talks Trap And Alt-Rap With Uncle Snoop On GGN (Video)

Bet you didn’t know Martellus Bennett used to be in an alternative rap group and that he is still dropping mixtapes on y’all today! Even has a dog; a poodle though, not a pit (alternative, remember). Awesome interview! Makes me want to drop in on a Whole Foods and ball out just ’cause cuz. Hahaa!

(Great insights in here, too. It’s not all about the funniness with Bennett. Even talked about needing public school reform and Black girls coding (which we’ve been on). Respect!)

@ojones1

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Former NFL Lineman Jason Brown Left Football To Farm Crops And Feed People (Video)

Great story. Former [highly-paid] NFL center Jason Brown is tackling food shortages by taking the field, tilling it, seeding and harvesting.

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally.
– CBS Evening News

This accomplished ex-NFL star found a new passion in farming… and he has never felt more successful.

#FirstFruitsFarm #LivingToServe #FightHunger

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Live Footage From ‘United We Stand: Rally for Colin Kaepernick’ (Video)

When does a protest gesture become a movement? When others get involved. Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to stand and go to the back of the bus, then boycott, then movement. Kaep took a stand by taking a knew because he felt he could no longer stand our American nightmare (injustice, police brutality) that is our current situation. You have no doubt heard talk about boycotting the NFL. Do we now have a movement?

Time will tell. But for right now, we do have a rally. Check it out.

We’re live at the NFL headquarters in NYC as demonstrators rally in support of unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
– HuffPost Black Voices

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Marshawn Lynch Talks To The Press, About His Comeback, In The Most ‘BeastMode’ Way (Video)

If you saw this, you immediately said or thought: “Okay, BeastMode. Gotcha.” And really understood what he was saying (well enough to ‘translate’ for anyone who did not ‘get it’ right away). Stuff like this is why the press always presses Marshawn Lynch to say something…ANYTHING.

#RaiderNation #EngageBeastMode

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NFL Superstar Rob Gronkowski Hosts New Nickelodeon Show ‘Crashletes’ (Trailer)

Gronk…SMASH!

Well, actually, it’s CRASH. Gronk is hosting a show that curates and shares epic fail vids on Nickelodeon called “Crashletes.”

Epic fails, epic people and epic adventures in a brand new Nickelodeon series.

The show kicked off July 5, 2016. Week 1 highlights embedded after the jump. Tune in!

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Vick (Documentary)

Here are Chapters 1-5 of the exclusive week-long Bleacher Report docu-series on the NFL quarterback phenom Michael Vick. Appropriately and simply entitled, “Vick.” The title is straightforward. But the story is nuanced. Get in depth with it starting with Chapter 1 above. The rest of the Chapters are embedded after the jump.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Cops Some Sneakers (Video)

Dez gots aaalll the Jordans. Dez cops aaalll the Jordans (hence, he stays having all the Jordans). Sure, he is Team Cowboys; but watching this, you KNOW he is Team Jordan Brand. This ep of ‘Sneaker Shopping’ is another one for folks who get their kicks from copping kicks.

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Nate Robinson: Is A Pro Football Career A Slam Dunk For The Former NBA All-Star? (Video)

You’ve watched sports contests on the tube, and from time to time likely thought, “Look at the big man. He could bowl ’em over on the field as easily as he bangs down low to the bucket,” or… “Dude can move! Even at his size, he’s dunking over the crossbar AFTER leaving everybody 20 yards behind!”

Let’s call them crossover [football or basketball] ballers. Now, who among the retired greats of one sport do you think could come back and do the damn thang in the other? Quickly… times up! How about Nate Robinson? Is anybody thinking Nate Robinson can do it? Well, Nate is…and he could give a damn whether you agree or not.

Nate Robinson, the three time Slam Dunk champion and one of the most dynamic athletes in NBA history is considering a run at the NFL. Friends (Jamal Crawford, Glen Davis), former coaches (Rick Neuheisel), and NFLers (Marcedes Lewis, Brendon Ayanbadejo) think Nate has what it takes. Do you?

Could Nate be that next-level crossover baller? Looks like we are about to find out!

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Donovan McNabb Speaks On Terrell Owens, Cam Newton And More (Video)

Well. If ANYBODY can speak on it, former Philly football beast QB Donovan McNabb can. And he’s talking to Tiki and Tierney on CBS Radio. Plainly spoken, straightforward, honest, real. What T.O.’s former teammate has to say about him may or may not sit well, but you can tell he’s speaking his truth… about Owens, Cam Superman, his own time in the League… so much.

(Interesting take on Cam and that Super Bowl fumble.)

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Jerry Rice: NFL Hall Of Fame Receiver… And Undercover Lyft Driver (Video)

That one guy though. Really dude? You are an all-time, all your life, 49’er fan and you did not recognize the guy you’re sitting next to? One of the team’s… check that…the WORLD’S all-time greats?? Actually… Jerry’s disguise is pretty solid. He can go shopping low-key. Still hilariously wonderful though.

See what happens when Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice turns on Driver Mode for a day and takes a few unsuspecting Lyft passengers for a ride around town.

Watch the whole song and dance above.

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60 Minutes: Football And The Brain (Video)

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Well… with Frank Gifford’s post mortem diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), we get yet another headline and reminder that football – like it or love it – is a dangerous COLLISION sport wrought with injuries…when playing and for the decades beyond. Try and try as American football’s flagship (the National Football League) might, no one has been able to reengineer injury out of the game. Look no further than comments from the NFL commish Roger Goodell in the 60 Minutes clip (embedded after the jump, or click the pic above) for a dose of football-injury reality.

Steve Kroft: You think the game is safer than it’s ever been before?
Roger Goodell: I do. I’m convinced of it. I think the changes that we’ve made have had real results. And we’re seeing that.
Steve Kroft: But do you believe it’s safe?
Roger Goodell: I do believe it’s safer. But injuries are part of active sports and they’re certainly part of football. Football is a contact sport.

Or you could boil it down to retired Ravens’ linebacker Ed Reed’s response…

Steve Kroft: Can you take the violence out of football?
Ed Reed: No.

Truly engaging treatment of the the topic in “Football And The Brain” on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

60 MINUTES: FOOTBALL AND THE BRAIN (CBS NEWS)

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Marshawn Lynch’s ‘Skittles’ Super Bowl Press Conference (Video)

Marshawn Lynch gives an exclusive Skittles press conference to discuss the most pressing issues in football.

Leave the brother alone, won’t you? Just trying to ‘not get fined’ – showing up and saying as little as possible – but noooo… they keep inviting (read: forcing) him to go to press conference after press conference.  Here’s another…  supposedly assembled to discuss football topics… but…

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