George Zucco Mancunian actor George Zucco once took out an unusual insurance policy at Lloyd’s of London. When he moved to Hollywood in 1949, a worried Mr. Zucco insured himself against the risk of ‘losing his English accent’. A similar policy was taken out years later by Lester Henning, a radio, film and television actor … Read more
The Hillsborough County School Board voted unanimously to add Titus O’Neil’s Thaddeus M. Bullard Academy to Sligh Middle Magnet School.
Aaron Rodgers has reported to the Green Bay Packers training camp after a drama-filled off-season. With Green Bay officially acquiring Randall Cobb from the Houston Texans, Chris Broussard believes Rodgers has no more excuses for missing a Super Bowl.
WWE today announced that comedian, actress and She Ready Foundation Founder, Tiffany Haddish, will host the official WWE SummerSlam After Party on Saturday, August 21 in Las Vegas.
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As we enter into the season for fantasy football drafts, what are Pro Football Network’s consensus QB rankings? Which players do our fantasy analysts see as starters you can rely on this year, and which players should be viewed more as streaming options? Let’s break down the PFN consensus 2021 QB rankings from Senior Fantasy … Read more
While listening to The Terrible Podcast Friday afternoon on my drive up to Minneapolis for a flight down to Pensacola, Dave Bryan and Alex Kozora raised an interesting point in regard to the recent signing of EDGE Melvin Ingram. Dave compared the signing of Ingram to that of Jadeveon Clowney signing with the Cleveland Browns … Read more
With the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Trey Lance, but what is the value of his rookie contract? Let’s take a look at the total value of Lance’s deal, how it breaks down in terms of the 49ers’ salary cap, and the options the 49ers have with … Read more
As the Pittsburgh Steelers return to the field for training camp, where the team will hold its first padded practice today, there is a palpable excitement in the air. Not just to be back on the field and playing football. But to be beginning a season with playoff hopes, led by the last run of … Read more
There was recently some bad news for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who for about the 10th year in a row has shown up to training camp ‘in the best shape of his life’: Dan Hanzus removed him from the ‘Superstar Club’, which is a perennial list that he keeps of the top players at … Read more
Where does New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones rank among his peers in the eyes of NFL executives, coaches and evaluators? As it turns out, just about where he did a year ago. The Athletic has released their annual quarterback tier rankings and Jones is pretty much in the exact same spot he was in … Read more
The 2022 NFL Draft is still nine months away, but it is never too early to start looking at mock drafts. While the players being drafted might change, mock drafts at this stage allow us to look at what gaps teams might fill when April rolls around. Let’s take a look at our second 2022 … Read more
We talk about talent factories all the time and which schools might be worthy of the designation, but Alabama is actually a real-life conveyor belt for NFL talent. Alabama CB Josh Jobe is among the next Crimson Tide NFL Draft prospects to hit the professional stage, and thus, his scouting report demands careful consideration. Can … Read more
The Madden 22 ratings are trickle out and the one given to Pittsburg Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt has many fans of the team now saying that the former first round draft pick out of Wisconsin was snubbed… again. Madden NFL 22 recently posted their top 10 edge rushers in the game, and Watt ranked … Read more
The Colts signed right tackle Braiden Smith to a four-year, $72.4 million extension that includes $42 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The contract negotiations holdup is believed to be over offset language in Wilson’s contract.
Plus, the team announces three other roster moves. The Eagles took the field for training camp Wednesday morning, and announced some roster moves, including placing SAF Rodney McLeod and T Le’Raven Clark on the Active/PUP list, and rookie OL Landon Dickerson on the active/Non-Football Injury list — which is hardly a surprise as he still … Read more
SAVE $40: If you want to be Twitch’s next streaming superstar, the Logitech StreamCam is a great way to get started — you can pick one up at GameStop for $40 off for a limited time. Twitch streaming is a lot harder than it looks. Some may think it’s easy to sit in front of … Read more
SAVE $30: As of July 28, both configurations of the 2nd Gen Echo Buds are $30 off. Score the Echo Buds with wired charging case for $89.99 or the Echo Buds with wireless charging case for $109.99. If you’re already an Alexa-using household, you can take Alexa’s handy voice control with you wherever you go … Read more
Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Former NFL Quarterback -slash- current ESPN football analyst Dan Orlovsky is an interesting fella who can sometimes be a bit “all over the place” (kind of like his NFL career). But there are often some kernels of wisdom that can be gleaned from what he … Read more
Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Dolphins are dealing with some injuries to begin training camp. The Miami Dolphins placed four players on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday morning. The team took to Twitter, announcing that D.J. Fluker, DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Elandon Roberts are on the active/physically unable to perform … Read more
The defense had the most highlights, but Blake Jarwin put up some of his own. | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Here’s a look at what was seen, and what it means. We are really looking forward to the pads coming on for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. So far the training camp practices have … Read more
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images The Lions’ vaccination rate is over 80 percent and rising. According to head coach Dan Campbell, 80 percent of Detroit Lions players entered training having obtained at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot. “I know we’re over 80 percent and I would say we are getting more every day,” Campbell said … Read more
Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The 2021 schedule may be tougher than some fans are anticipating. Bengals excited to unveil new look defense during training campCornerback Trae Waynes, a first-rounder in his prime and one of their hugest free agents ever, has yet to take a snap as a Bengal after getting injured in the … Read more
Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images Ogunjobi’s injury is currently unknown. One of the Cincinnati Bengals’ most important free agent acquisitions will start training camp from the sidelines. Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was placed on the team’s Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday morning. Ogunjobi, a fifth-year player, signed a one-year, $6.2 … Read more
Matt Kryger/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC In what only seemed like a matter of time, the Colts have signed right tackle Braden Smith to a 4-year, $72 million extension with $42 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The #Colts and OT Braden Smith have agreed to a four-year extension worth $72.4 … Read more
“Civilization is a lie.” That is the first line of the synopsis for The Last Book You’ll Ever Read. It is also the best way to sum up the latest series from Vault Comics. Written by Cullen Bunn, the horror title features art from Leila Leiz, colors by Giada Marchisio, and letters from Jim Campbell. … Read more
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IF ALIENS ever descend upon Earth, humanity wouldn’t stand a chance. In fact, extraterrestrial invaders would “crack this planet open like a nut”, according to one famed UFO expert. Get all the latest Science newsKeep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy storiesAll the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts Nick PopeNick Pope … Read more
New Fantasy Recommendations | July 2021 Looking for a new action-packed fantasy novel? Check out our fantasy picks for this week, we’ve got everything from LGBTQ+ epic fantasy to urban paranormal investigations from USA Today and International Amazon bestselling authors Willow Mason, John Garrett, Kate Haley, R.J. Blain, Aaron D. Schneider, Michael Anderle, and Aldrea … Read more
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In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Nick McDonell’s novel The Council of Animals is … Read more
BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Dana Spiotta’s new novel Wayward. Electric Literature interviewed Spiotta. Stream a new song by Grouper. July’s best eBook deals. Today’s best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: American Witches by Susan Fair Evil Geniuses by Kurt Andersen eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: Bossypants by Tina Fey His … Read more
Hell is referred to as “home” eight times in The Great Divorce. It’s not so bad, after all. You can make a house appear just by imagining it. If you need something, you can bring it to mind and it will materialize. There are little shops, even book shops, and there are “cinemas and fish … Read more
Earlier this week Hasbro released their numbers for Q2/2021. The report is mostly the usual stuff, and as usual Hasbro doesn’t mention specifics when it comes to Star Wars. All they say is this about their Partner Brands (Hasbro lingo for their licensed toys): Growth in the quarter led by Hasbro products for Marvel, Lucasfilm’s … Read more
Brandon Marshall is smiling right now, because world class athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles are pushing the conversation on mental health to the forefront. Watch as he shares his thoughts on Biles stepping down from the Olympic Gymnastics team in the interest of her mental health.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was present at the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice on Tuesday and apparently he had the opportunity to speak to general manager Kevin Colbert as part of a one-on-one interview. In his press conference earlier on Tuesday, Colbert told the media that he’s just worried about the 2021 season … Read more
It should go without saying that in order to play NFL football players must be in top physical shape. No one believes that more than New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, who stressed the virtues and necessities of conditioning in his media session that opened the team’s 2021 training camp on Tuesday. Judge was … Read more
The 2021 NFL season will see a reunion as Randall Cobb is traded back to the Green Bay Packers. As reported by Pro Football Network’s Chief NFL Analyst Trey Wingo and NFL Insider Adam Beasley, the return of Cobb was one of Aaron Rodgers’ requests in order for him to report to training camp. Randall … Read more
The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will … Read more
With time ticking down until the 2021 NFL season, Pro Football Network’s fantasy football draft kit is here to help you through your all-important drafts in the coming weeks. Whether you are playing in a redraft or dynasty league — our rankings, cheat sheets, mock drafts, and sleepers, busts, and breakouts lists are here to … Read more
Ben Roethlisberger missed most of the 2019 NFL season with an injury to his throwing shoulder. His return in 2020 was solid by conventional standards, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 12-4 record and a playoff berth. However, the advanced metrics indicate that it has actually been quite a few seasons since Roethlisberger contributed to … Read more
Yesterday, the New York Giants announced that they were placing three players on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list as they opened their 2021 training camp. Free agent linebackers Reggie Ragland, Ryan Anderson (back) and running back Sandro Platzgummer (hamstring) were placed on the NFI list. Gallery Who would Giants protect in an NHL-style expansion draft? … Read more
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is not practicing Wednesday because of issues related to COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Jamison Hensley and Adam Schefter.
A Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini National Treasures 1-of-1, NFL shield, autographed card has sold for $4.3 million, the most ever paid for a football card and the fourth-largest sum fetched by a sports card all time.
What if Google Maps, but more Snapchat? That’s what the new “My Places” feature on the disappearing messaging app’s map feels like. My Places, which starts rolling out Wednesday around the world, makes it easier to remember and discover nearby restaurants, bars, and new, well, places. The new map option is already in testing with … Read more
Poco, a spinoff of Xiaomi’s that made a name for itself with budget-conscious-but-still-fairly-powerful devices, has a new phone: The Poco X3 GT. While Poco’s X series of phones are essentially the company’s flagships, this one comes with a Mediatek processor. However, the Mediatek Dimensity 1100 is an eight-core, 6nm processor which should be able to … Read more
The Los Angeles Fire Department is using what3words, an innovative location technology app that promises to define any location with three words, to help find people in need.