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A Top 10 Moment for Peyton Manning
A Top 10 Moment for Peyton Manning
After his appearance on the “Late Show” finale, the Broncos quarterback pens a tribute to David Letterman
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Hall of Fame Advice for the Class of 2015
Hall of Fame Advice for the Class of 2015
Bobby Bell graduated from college last week, at 74, fulfilling a promise he made to his father when he first left home at 18. The MMQB asked the longtime Kansas City Chief to write a graduation speech and impart wisdom to his classmates
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‘He’s a Tough Kid’: Confessions of a Football Mom
‘He’s a Tough Kid’: Confessions of a Football Mom
Over nearly two decades, Washington State QB Connor Halliday’s mother has watched her son’s NFL dream take shape, from backyard practices through high school to a stellar college career cut short by a brutal injury. This weekend, she’ll learn whether his dream lives on, or comes to a close
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‘I Jumped Up, Reached for the Ball … and My Life Changed Forever’
‘I Jumped Up, Reached for the Ball … and My Life Changed Forever’
I was supposed to block for Jordy Nelson on the now infamous onside kick in the NFC Championship Game. But my mind went blank and instinct just kicked in. The mishap led to death threats, my release from Green Bay and a recurring nightmare. I hope to one day be remembered for something else
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Video: Michael Sam—The Interview
Michael Sam: The Interview
The headline-maker from last year’s NFL draft sits down with The MMQB’s Robert Klemko to talk about what he’s learned over the past year and how he’s preparing for another shot at the NFL
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One Year Later
Michael Sam: One Year Later
Over the past 12 months I’ve been called by some a distraction, by others a hero, but I’m still working to earn the label that matters to me most: football player
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The NFL’s Dirty Laundry
The NFL’s Dirty Laundry
While the media obsesses over quiet players and PSI, the biggest problems in professional football go unnoticed. From concussions to non-guaranteed contracts, players are getting fed up with the league's rampant hypocrisy
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My Twin Wins…
My Twin Wins…
But I'm spending another January at home. Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty on what it's like to watch twin brother Devin, of the Patriots, in the playoffs
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Stuart Scott Was My Idol
Stuart Scott Was My Idol
Veteran NFL player Ryan Clark on the impact the late Stuart Scott had on his life
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Preparing for Peyton
Preparing for Peyton
No quarterback poses a greater challenge than Peyton Manning. Everything we do, he knows it, or he can adjust to it. He operates like a machine. But that doesn't mean my Chargers can’t take him down on Sunday