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Trying To Get Back On To The Horse

Hello there faithful reader, I have been away for a few weeks. This was not an intentional layoff, but it was one born of necessity.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been shacked up in a hospital. I just had open heart surgery – a triple bypass to be exact.

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NFL Legend And Hall-Of-Famer John Madden Passes Away At 85

RIP John Madden

Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden died on Tuesday morning. He was 85. The NFL reported that he had died unexpectedly, and did not give details as to the cause of death.

John Madden was a unique human. A positively special guy, who forged an indelible legacy – in football, in broadcasting, and of course, in video games.

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Announcing: BetPhoenix.ag Releases New Mayweather-McGregor Fight Prop Bets

Online Sportsbook Tempts Bettors With More Options For Mayweather-McGregor Super Fight

San Jose, Costa Rica: Today, BetPhoenix.ag, a major online sportsbook, announced they have released new proposition bets on the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight.

In line with the expectations this fight has created and the millions of dollars wagered on this event, BetPhoenix.ag is offering bettors more unusual prop bets not available at any other sportsbook.

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Social Media Killed The Message Board Star

Forgive the overly cheesy paraphrased reference to a 1980’s one-hit wonder.  It does, however, cover the subject of the following ramble.  This won’t be yet another sports-related blog as the vast majority of those paying any attention to Washington Redskins content have taken a leave of absence until the regular season draws near.  And who could blame them?  Being a Redskins fan is exhausting.  It wasn’t the subject matter of the song but Stevie Wonder described what it’s like being a Skins fan in a few verses:

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Brandon Banks Sighting

For those Washington fans that may not know, former Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks is now earning a paycheque in the Canadian Football League. After three years with Washington, Banks made the jump to Canadian Football last year, and will probably never look back.

This week he signed a 3-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Banks spent last year with Hamilton, where he nearly stole the Grey Cup in the waning moments with a 90-yard punt return, unceremoniously called back for a penalty. That close call, and the promise of job security, made re-signing with the TiCats an easy decision for Banks.

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Working the Week 1 NFL Odds: Part I

Do you gamble? I love to gamble. Well on football anyway. For me it isn’t about winning money, its just about being right. Ego trip. That isn’t to say that on the instances where my payoffs have been big, that I wasn’t happy; but rather to take note of the fact that the sense of accomplishment probably out-weighed the financial gain.

So the start of another NFL season and the Redskins’ first game, is just part of the rapture that I get to enjoy this week, with the other part being that I get to start shuffling money. You see, I know when I am looking at the NFL Week One Odds that even if I win big this week or at any point, there’s always a good chance that I’m NOT going to win. It’s the nature of the beast. So if I look at my gambling winnings and losses as “shuffling” – it’s a good way for myself personally to make sure that I always bet responsibly.

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A Last Cheers To My Friend

Despite the jubilation that I expressed today in the “Another Washington Redskins Season Is Upon Us” piece, I got very emotional and choked up when I read it back to myself. I started to reflect back to that time when I had nothing but summer magazines to fill a football offseason with in the late eighties and early nineties, and my mind was immediately filled with memories of a good friend. Back in those dog days, I talked football with pretty much only one guy, my friend Paul. Paul was the biggest Cleveland Browns fan that you ever did meet. It saddens me greatly to write that in a past tense, but you see, he died of a heart attack a couple of weeks ago.

He was just 45 years old.

He was the biggest football fan that I know, or ever knew. I would even say that in the early days, despite liking different teams, Paul’s level of fandom greatly inspired my own, and to start this site in the first place. I wanted to get to Paul’s level of knowledge, though I never will.

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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Jailed

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last night. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Its fun to guess what the controlled substance might be, when you look back at the pics that the guy tweeted during the playoffs…

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Virginia Destroyers Season Ticket Renewals

The UFL’s Virginia Destroyers have officially opened their 2012 season ticket renewal portal.

Any 2011 season ticket holder wishing to renew their tickets, can do so by visiting the website and logging in.

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More Redskins Camp Pictures from Mozelle!

More Redskins Training Camp Photos thanks to Skins Family Member Mozelle Meyers – @Sportsgal5_2000 on Twitter:

No Kicking Controversy here

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