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ESPN pundit shares a laughable opinion about Jordan Love and Aaron Rodgers

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    The absence of sports is making us all go crazy. To some extent, then, it should be expected that talking heads on TV networks such as ESPN and Fox Sports would offer absurd takes in order to provoke reaction and pass the time.

    But a Tuesday episode of ESPN's "Get Up" featured an opinion so bad it went beyond the typical daytime nonsense of recent weeks. NFL insider Dan Graziano told a panel he believes Love will win more Super Bowls in his career than Rodgers, who has one ring and could possibly get another before retirement. His colleagues laughed at the suggestion.

    "All Jordan Love has to do is win two to make this prediction come true," Graziano said, not acknowledging the 夜网论坛fact just 12 quarterbacks in NFL history have claimed multiple championships.

    ESPN's tweet graphic for the appearance accidentally tagged an Australian social justice nonprofit instead of its own show.

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    Graziano later explained his prediction as intentionally crazy because he had been asked for a bold take.

    Anonymous NFL player suing United Airlines; alleges sexual assault, harassment on airplane

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    An anonymous NFL player has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines, according to Bleacher Report's Master Tesfatsion.

    According to the report, the player, who was on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in February, was approached by a woman in his aisle who ripped off his protective mask and grabbed the man's penis.

    The player is alleging that the airline did minimal to "properly respond" during the flight.

    The lawsuit alleges that the woman made "multiple unwanted sexual advances" during the flight. The flight attendants eventually moved the woman, described as a middle-aged Caucasian, after the fourth complaint from the player. 

    The lawsuit leaves the player unnamed, while a second ("John Doe 2") is also part of the lawsuit.

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    Dak Prescott's value to Cowboys will keep rising with every epic fail by Andy Dalton, Ezekiel Elliott

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    The Cowboys' offense wasn't their problem during the 2020 NFL season until their Monday night meltdown against the Cardinals. The shock of Dallas' 38-10 home loss to Arizona isn't that its defense gave up so many points in defeat, but rather the total dysfunction in trying to move the ball and score enough points to be competitive.

    While quarterback Dak Prescott is beginning his long recovery from the brutal season-ending right ankle injury he suffered in Week 5 against the Giants, he should have felt his long-term value to the Cowboys going up as both his replacement, Andy Dalton, and his backfield running mate, Ezekiel Elliott, were going down hard.

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    Dalton, who notoriously struggled in night games with the Bengals, faded to black with two interceptions and three sacks against the Cardinals. He averaged a dismal 4.6 yards per attempt with a microscopic 65.8 passer rating. 

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    Andy Reid, Jon Gruden are the faces of the NFL's face mask follies in 2020

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    Face masks will always be synonymous with 2020 for all of us. For Andy Reid and Jon Gruden in particular, the memories won't necessarily be fond.

    Reid made waves in Week 1 when his face shield kept fogging up. Gruden has been under fire multiple times for failure to adhere to the NFL's mask policies. Now, these two notable head coaches get to face off on national television in Week 11 when the Chiefs (8-1) travel to play the Raiders (6-3). By now, each Reid and Gruden have their normal face covering routine, but it seems like a good reason to revisit the struggles they had earlier this year.

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    Andy Reid's face shield fogs up

    The Chiefs played the Texans in the opening game of the 2020 NFL season on Thursday night in Week 1. Throughout the game, the camera spotted Reid, who opted for a face shield instead of a mask, barely able to see out of his transparent shield because of the way his breath was fogging it up.

    Dez Bryant takes fans on wine-aided Twitter adventure after COVID-19 result

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    Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant let fans inside his eccentric mind Tuesday night after he was pulled from warmups because of a positive COVID-19 test result.

    Upset he couldn't face the Cowboys, his former team, he took to Twitter to provide a wide range of commentary. Wine was part of the equation, though he wrote "I’m not drunk yet" after a particularly amusing post led to jokes from fans.

    Baltimore's game against Dallas went on as scheduled despite his infection.

    MORE: Photo of Bryant hugging friends on Cowboys emerges

    Here is a look through the Dez Bryant Twitter experience (warning NSFW):

    Stage 1: Anger

    Stage 2: Wine

    Revisiting Tom Brady's first NFL start: 'Things could get interesting' after 2001 blowout of Peyton Manning, Colts

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    Twenty years ago, the world got introduced to Tom Brady in earnest.

    Then just a 24-year old sixth-round pick out of Michigan, it didn't take very long for Brady to get thrust into the national spotlight — a place he's stayed for the last two decades.

    Brady was taken in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and appeared in just one game during the 2000 season.

    Three games into the following season, a very green and inexperienced Brady was called upon to start after then-Patriots starter Drew Bledsoe got knocked out of the Week 2 contest against the Jets on a hit from Mo Lewis.

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    From there, it was Brady's team and Brady's job to lose, even if his first start on paper didn't make it appear that way.

    The Patriots routed the Colts 44-13 in Foxborough on Sept. 30, 2001, and though kicker Adam Vinatieri (three field goals) and running back Antowain Smith (94 yards and two rushing touchdowns), had impressive showings, Brady was fairly pedestrian.

    He went just 13-for-23 with only夜网论坛 168 yards and was sacked once.

    But his performance impressed some simply beyond the box score.

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    NBA preseason schedule: TV schedules, dates, matchups for NBA preseason

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    The NBA preseason schedule starts on Saturday, a precursor to the start of the 68th NBA season, which is less than a month away.

    The preseason kicks off Oct. 5 with the Oklahoma City Thunder facing Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey. From there comes a long list of games that roll out until Oct. 25. Over the course of the preseason, 116 games will be played, including the NBA Global Games preseason slate, which features eight games in eight cities across the globe.

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    Back in the states, highlights will come in matchups between the Bulls and Pacers on Oct. 5, LA Lakers and Golden State on Oct. 5, Brooklyn and Miami on Oct. 17 and LA Clippers and Nuggets on Oct. 19. Below is a full look at the preseason slate, presented in the other in which the games are played.
    2013-14 NBA preseason schedule:

    (matchup | tip-off time | coverage)

    All Eastern Times

    Saturday, Oct. 5

    Oklahoma City at Fenerbahce Ulker | 4 p.m. | NBATV

    Chicago at Indiana | 7 p.m.

    New Orleans at Houston | 7 p.m.

    Golden State at LA Lakers | 7 p.m.

    Sunday, Oct. 6

    Philadelphia at Bilbao Basket | 6 p.m. | NBATV

    Denver at LA Lakers | 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 7

    Memphis at Chicago | 7 p.m.

    CSKA Moscow at Minnesota | 7 p.m.

    Maccabi Haifa at Phoenix | 7 p.m.

    LA Clippers at Portland | 7 p.m.

    Toronto at Boston | 7 p.m.

    Atlanta at Miami | 7:30 p.m.

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    Nets retire Jason Kidd's No.5 jersey

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    Jason Kidd's Hall of Fame career spanned 21 seasons, but his best years, from 2001-02 to 2007-08, came as a member of the Nets. 

    He was honored for those prime years Thursday, as the Nets retired his jersey, raising the No. 5 to the rafters of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

    Kidd started out with the franchise when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets and immediately led the franchise to two straight NBA Finals appearances in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.

    As former Nets president Rod Thorn pointed out, Kidd took a 26-win team and led夜网论坛 it to 52 wins the next year. 

    Kidd, always a pass-first player, said that he would take his teammates up with him when his jersey was raised.

    Now the coach of the Nets, Kidd went right to work after his celebratory moment.

    The Nets competed in a preseason game against the Miami Heat. They have two more games against the Heat and Boston Celtics before Kidd must serve a five-game suspension for pleading guilty to a DUI, circumstances that led the Nets to hold Kidd's ceremony in the preseason. 

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    Nets' Deron Williams sure he'll return Tuesday; Pierce remains on fence

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    The Brooklyn Nets appear headed toward full health for the first time this season.

    Point guard Deron Williams assured reporters that he will return from ankle injury on Tuesday when the Nets face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday (via ESPNNewYork).

    Williams, who aggrivated his injured ankles in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, has missed the past nine games.

    His eagerness to return came out upon being asked if he would be back on the court. He was quick to answer with the good news.

    On the flip side, Paul Pierce, expected to miss 2-4 weeks, is on the cusp of coming back from a broken hand. He remains on the fence about an exact date for his basketball return.

    As pointed out by ESPNNewYork.com, the Nets starters have played a total of 78 minutes together, which is one big explanation for their struggles thus far. Their starters are finally getting healthy with Brook Lopez back on the court and Williams set to return, but the bench is still struggling. Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry have yet to return to practice.

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    Lakers star Kobe Bryant's return is not in the 'near future'

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    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has spent most of the season dealing with injury. He came back from a torn Achilles, suffered a fracture in his left knee and is now back on the mend.

    After coming back as quickly as possible from the origina夜网论坛l injury, Bryant is well aware that this is not something he can rush. Based on recent comments, Bryant sounds content to allow his body to determine when he returns.

    "I don’t have much of a choice," Bryan said, according to the team. "A fracture, either it heals or it doesn’t. I don’t have much of a choice unfortunately."

    While there was the flashy video to announce his Dec. 8 return to basketball in a Lakers meeting with the Toronto Raptors, there is no timeline this time out. In fact, Bryant said he won't be back at any time in the near future.

    In the meantime, he has a routine that includes plenty bike work and movement to keep his injured leg strong. On the flip side, as he remains in shape, Bryant has received more time to allow his Achilles to heal.

    "I’m focusing on staying in shape," Bryant said. "That’s really the big thing. You want to keep yourself active. You don’t want to be ready to go and now you have to start from scratch in terms of your conditioning, wait and things like that."

    Bryant will have a return at some point in this season, as he has established, the Lakers guard isn't rushing it. When he does return, however, he expects to be fully prepared.  

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