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10 Who Could Replace Goodell

Ira Boudway, Business Week

NFL's Most Prolific Pairs

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

Top 10 Most Surprising Title Matchups

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

Searching for a Successful GM

Richard Justice, Sports on Earth

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in a fight to keep his job after widespread criticism of the way he handled the Ray Rice scandal. The National Organization f...(full article)

Whether you listen to Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers or the White Stripes and the Black Keys, duos rock. The NFL has many of them working in perfect passing harmony, t...(full article)

An epic comeback akin to what Roger Federer pulled off against Gael Monfils this past Thursday is often the catalyst for continued success, but things went south for Federer as h...(full article)

With the NBA desperately trying to purge every trace of ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling, this is the perfect time to catalog the men in sports right now who surpass normal shitba...(full article)

So the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to be getting a new general manager. Someone to right the ship and restore confidence.     Shouldn't be all that difficult. There has to be ...(full article)

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