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    Jon Gruden was introduced today as the new coach of the Raiders and a lot of people think the team is taking a big gamble by giving him such a big contract. Everyone will be watching him. Here is a story about his press conference.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/theres-skep...021741205.html

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    Here is a surprising story about Brett Favre. He has three grandsons and he said he does not want them to play football when they are grown up. He is worried about them getting concussions and he wants them to play a safer sport such as golf. I think it is good that he feels that way. Football has gotten too rough.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/brett-favre...140357007.html

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    "Whoa, Nellie!"

    Keith Jackson, iconic college football announcer, dies at 89

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/0...ies-at-89.html

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    I could quote the Steve Miller Band's Fly Like An Eagle or I could quote Isaiah 40:31, "They shall mount up with wings as eagles," or I could just get right to today's big news for Eagles fans:

    Eagles advance to NFC Championship game
    Reuters, Jan 13 2018 8:37 PM

    Rookie kicker Jake Elliott booted three field goals, LeGarrette Blount rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the visiting Atlanta Falcons 15-10 in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The crowd erupted when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 2-yard line with less than one minute remaining. The top-seeded Eagles won their first playoff game since 2009 and advanced to host the NFC Championship Game next Sunday against either the New Orleans Saints or the Minnesota Vikings.

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...ance/23332789/

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    The Patriots -- to no one's surprise -- advance to the January 21 AFC Championship game. They just beat the Titans, 35-14. Tom Brady now has 17 postseason wins, an NFL record. Until tonight, he and Joe Montana were tied with 16.

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    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a franchise-record five touchdown passes in today's playoff game against the Jaguars. That record will have to be his consolation prize. The Steelers lost 45-42 and the Jaguars will play the Patriots January 21 for the AFC Championship. The two teams met in the 1996 AFC title game and the Patriots won that one, 20-6. Stay tuned.

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    "It stings. I feel like I let the fans down, let my teammates down." That was Ben Roethlisberger, commenting on the Steelers' loss to the Jaguars and failing to understand that nobody expects a quarterback to win a game all by himself. Roethlisberger confirmed that he will return for the 2018 season.

    The Vikings just beat the Saints 29-24 in a game that saw the lead change four times in the final three minutes. The Vikings will play the Eagles in Philadelphia January 21 for the NFC Championship.

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    Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said last week that head coach Mike Mularkey was in no danger of being fired. He was even negotiating a contract extension. That was last week. Today.......

    Titans fire Mike Mularkey

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ti...-new-contract/

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    FiveThirtyEight writer Neil Paine analyzed 38 years of games, scores, odds, seeds, matchups, "simulations" and "generic conference finalists" and concluded that the Patriots' path to the 2018 Super Bowl is a "cakewalk." I could have told him that without doing any of that analysis! Doy!

    The Patriots’ Super Bowl path is the easiest in modern NFL history
    Since 1990, no team with a bye has faced two weaker opponents than New England’s pair of Tennessee and Jacksonville.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...n-nfl-history/

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    A "cakewalk" indeed. Today in the fourth quarter, Danny Amendola scored a touchdown on a pass from Tom Brady. Then Danny Amendola scored another touchdown on a pass from Tom Brady. Annndddd the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl after beating the Jaguars, 24-20.

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