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  • If only I had knew
    FanDuel to pay out all straight futures bets on AAF teams as winners

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 3, 2019, 7:49 PM EDT

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    With the Alliance of American Football pulling the plug on its inaugural season, the FanDuel sportsbook won’t simply be refusing money wagered on futures bets for the league championship. They’ll be treating all of them as winning propositions.

    FanDuel announced on Wednesday that it will regard the Orlando Apollos as the league champions, and that it will regard all straight futures bets on any of the eight teams as AAF champions.

    “The AAF should be commended for trying to do something disruptive in the sports landscape, and we hope this symbolic gesture shows the players and coaches that sports fans everywhere appreciated the hard work and sacrifices they made for entertaining us with Spring Football,” FanDuel CMO Mike Raffensperger said in a statement. “While we’ve declared the Apollos honorary champions, we think the biggest winners should be our customers and hope they enjoy their payouts.”

    And, presumably, that they’ll reinvest their payouts via other bets. Indeed, the kind of gambler who would roll the dice on a futures bet for the AAF championship when nothing was known about the league is precisely the kind of bet-on-anything customer to whom FanDuel should be catering.
    Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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    • Hmmmmmmmm....
      Dolphins, Lions paid Tyree Jackson on-campus visits

      Posted by Josh Alper on April 3, 2019, 6:18 PM EDT
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      Tyree Jackson isn’t at the top of the list of quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, but the University of Buffalo product has some attributes that have drawn the attention of scouts.

      Jackson needs some polish as a player, but is 6’7″ with a strong right arm and he ran a 4.59 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine earlier this year. That’s the kind of prospect that teams are often interested in taking in the middle rounds to see if they can apply that polish and a couple of teams to head to Buffalo to see him recently.

      Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins and Lions both made on-campus visits to meet with Jackson. Connor Cook is currently the only quarterback on the roster other than Matthew Stafford, so the Lions may be in the market for another backup option. The Dolphins might provide Jackson a better chance of getting starts as a rookie as Ryan Fitzpatrick is currently pencilled in to start.

      Jackson was 225-of-407 for 3,131 yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for Buffalo last season.

      That's my QB Sleeper right there!
      Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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      • Chiefs cut Step Durham

        Posted by Charean Williams on April 3, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT
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        The Chiefs waived defensive back Step Durham, according to the NFL’s official transactions report Wednesday.

        Durham, 23, signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech in 2018. He has never played in a regular-season game.

        Durham spent his rookie season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

        He apparently now is healthy but without a team.

        In four college seasons, Durham made 64 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and 12 pass breakups.
        Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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        • Gerald McCoy Not Generating Trade Interest

          April 3rd, 2019 at 6:36pm CST by Dallas Robinson

          The Buccaneers are shopping defensive tackle Gerald McCoy but aren’t receiving much trade interest, according to Michael Lombardi of The Athletic (Twitter link). McCoy didn’t show up for the first day of Buccaneers’ offseason workouts on Monday, a possible indication that he’s not involved in the club’s plans going forward.

          Tampa Bay is shifting to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Todd Bowles, and the club may have concern that McCoy won’t fit into its new scheme. “He’s not as disruptive as he was four years ago,” head coach Bruce Arianssaid last week. “But he’s still pretty disruptive. He’s still a good player….I got to evaluate him. I mean, guys at a certain age, it’s different. Usually, the age they get paid the most and production (doesn’t) match. We’ve got to find that out.”

          McCoy is still an effective player: in 2018, ranked fourth among defensive tackles with 21 quarterback hits in 2018 and finished as the NFL’s No. 28 interior defender, per Pro Football Focus. However, he’s now entering his age-31 campaign, hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2013, and hasn’t graded as a top-10 interior defender since 2014.

          McCoy’s contract is the true barrier to a possible trade, as it’s unclear if any club would be interested in taking on his $13MM base salary for the 2019 season. He’s under contract through 2021, with cap charges north of $12MM in each of the next two years. If the Bucs trade or release McCoy, they’d clear his entire $13MM figure from their books, which is critical given the team ranks last in the NFL in available cap space (~$1.795MM).
          Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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          • They're gonna end up releasing him unless the Colts come calling.
            Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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            • Good summary on the demise of the wildly unprofitable AAF.
              The American Alliance of Football had more than most upstart leagues do: TV deals and a plan to become a developmental feeder for the NFL. It still suspended all football operations this week.

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              • Theres a good in depth article on Bleacher Report out the Packers and the disconnect between Beav and Rodgers. Lengthy but good:

                https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...d-in-green-bay
                The Detroit Lions... where eleven men on the field is merely a suggestion.

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                • Originally posted by Futureshock
                  Dolphins, Lions paid Tyree Jackson on-campus visits
                  I read that headline and thought the Dolphins were accusing the Lions of paying the guy for a visit and was wondering why would they do that and are they going to get in trouble?
                  Don Muhlbach: 'I let the Lions down' with bad snap'

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                  • Jets new uniforms are being revealed tonight.
                    Hopefully they aren’t the leaked versions because those are lame. Too much like Marshall.
                    Jets have a lot of potential with that green primary color.

                    Originally posted by froot loops View Post
                    Good summary on the demise of the wildly unprofitable AAF.
                    and the XFL is going to be unsuccessful too.
                    That starts in 2020... watch how long that lasts.
                    AAL 2018 - Teez Tabor

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                    • Originally posted by UKBB View Post

                      I read that headline and thought the Dolphins were accusing the Lions of paying the guy for a visit and was wondering why would they do that and are they going to get in trouble?
                      Yeah...."journalists" these days all seem to be 25 and skipped college english

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                      • Originally posted by Cody_Russell View Post
                        Jets new uniforms are being revealed tonight.
                        Hopefully they aren’t the leaked versions because those are lame. Too much like Marshall.
                        Jets have a lot of potential with that green primary color.



                        and the XFL is going to be unsuccessful too.
                        That starts in 2020... watch how long that lasts.
                        Not sure about that either....just read an article that McMahon just cashed in 230M of WWE stock to build a War Chest. VM is no idiot and will have learned from the lessons of his previous foray into MLF.

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                        • I hate everything to do with the Cheatriots but I hope the following news headline turns out to be true.

                          Robert Kraft's attorneys allege police used 'fake bomb threat' to set up secret cameras at spa

                          WE THE PEOPLE do not accept authority surreptitiously setting up tax payers for crimes that have no victims (two consenting adults agreeing to a transaction for a sexual act is not a crime!).
                          SHOW me, don't TELL me. Still waiting....

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                          • Originally posted by UKBB View Post

                            I read that headline and thought the Dolphins were accusing the Lions of paying the guy for a visit and was wondering why would they do that and are they going to get in trouble?
                            I did too!
                            F#*K OHIO!!!

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                            • Originally posted by UKBB View Post

                              I read that headline and thought the Dolphins were accusing the Lions of paying the guy for a visit and was wondering why would they do that and are they going to get in trouble?
                              This is such a pet peeve of mine. What an asinine headline.

                              "Dolphins, Lions paid Tyree Jackson on-campus visits" <-- written by a professional journalist

                              "Dolphins and Lions visit Tyree Jackson on-campus" <-- the way most high school educated people would write the headline.

                              And check out this gem from the article ... "That’s the kind of prospect that teams are often interested in taking in the middle rounds to see if they can apply that polish and a couple of teams to head to Buffalo to see him recently." What?

                              Its no wonder folks are experimenting with AI to write news articles.



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                              • Originally posted by Panoptes View Post
                                I hate everything to do with the Cheatriots but I hope the following news headline turns out to be true.

                                Robert Kraft's attorneys allege police used 'fake bomb threat' to set up secret cameras at spa

                                WE THE PEOPLE do not accept authority surreptitiously setting up tax payers for crimes that have no victims (two consenting adults agreeing to a transaction for a sexual act is not a crime!).
                                Hmmmmmm.

                                That really sounds like entrapment.

                                Would it be OK for authorities to fake a bomb threat to set up recording devices in the GM boardroom?

                                I long for a Lions team that is consistently competitive.

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