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Voodoo Doughnut invites Trail Blazers fans to help put a ‘hex’ on OKC Thunder – KATU

Voodoo Doughnut invites Trail Blazers fans to help put a ‘hex’ on OKC Thunder – KATU

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. Voodoo Doughnut created a Voodoo doll doughnut of the Oklahoma City Thunder so Portland Trail Blazers fans can "hex" the opponent before the playoff game on April 19, 2019. Photo courtesy Voodoo Doughnut PORTLAND, Ore. – Voodoo Doughnut is encouraging Portland Trail Blazers fans to put a “hex” on the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday.The Trail Blazers take on the Thunder in game three of round one of the playoffs Friday night.Before the game, fans can stop by a Voodoo Doughnut location and stab an Oklahoma City Thunder Voodoo doll doughnut with a pretzel stick.“Even if you’re not a sports fan, a Blazer win is not only good for the team, but it’s a win-win for the great city of Portland,” said Voodoo Doughnut co-founder Tres ShannonThe large Voodoo ...
Daron Payne goes back to high school jersey number – NBCSports.com

Daron Payne goes back to high school jersey number – NBCSports.com

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. For some reason — whether it's because they like another quarterback better, or because his college numbers don't exactly pop, or because he went to college at Duke — a ton of Redskins fans really don't like the idea of their team drafting Daniel Jones 15th overall. In fact, its gotten to the point where some have even changed their handle on Twitter to names that reflect their anti-Jones stance.  In a Mock Draft Special on NBC Sports Washington's MyTeams app, though, Charley Casserly has the Redskins taking Jones at pick No. 15. Now, before you punt your phone or spike your laptop, hear Casserly out on what there is to like about Jones.  "He's the most pro-ready quarterback in this year's draft," the former GM explained. "Why do I sa...
2019 NFL Draft: The 24 prospects who are locks for the first round, plus a look at the next guys up – CBS Sports

2019 NFL Draft: The 24 prospects who are locks for the first round, plus a look at the next guys up – CBS Sports

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. In most years, there are about 20-24 players in a draft who represent a safe bet to be first-round picks. The exact number can certainly vary by the year, but you can usually identify 75 percent of the players who will eventually comprise the top 32 picks.Trades and surprises are always a factor, and you allow for that wiggle room by leaving space for 8-10 players in this process. But there tends to be a consensus of sorts by about a week before the draft as to a few dozen players who seem destined for the first round, barring a last-minute injury, arrest, legal problem, or video or social media posts emerging of the player saying or doing things that could cause his stock to plummet.This year there are 24 individ...
Report: Raiders Front Office Is Paranoid, Preparing To Clean House, Totally In Character – Deadspin

Report: Raiders Front Office Is Paranoid, Preparing To Clean House, Totally In Character – Deadspin

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. That classic dumb guy stuff.Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP Photo)One of the most common misunderstandings about Dumb Guys is that they are not capable of doing things. This is false. They can and in fact absolutely love to do complicated-sounding things like scheme and intrigue. They may not do those things well, and will generally do them in arbitrary and ineffective ways. But they will attack the work of scheming and maneuvering and infighting with all the vigor of a dog trying to carry a too-big tree branch through a doorway.Anyway, you are familiar with Jon Gruden’s work since taking over as supreme generalissimo of the Oakland Raiders last year. During that time, Gruden has not just made obvious Dumb Guy moves like engineering the disastrous Khalil Mack trade and signing Nathan Peter...
Patriots reportedly have ‘taken a shine’ to Duke QB Daniel Jones – WEEI

Patriots reportedly have ‘taken a shine’ to Duke QB Daniel Jones – WEEI

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. [unable to retrieve full-text content]Patriots reportedly have 'taken a shine' to Duke QB Daniel Jones  WEEIThe 5 worst 2019 NFL Draft takes, ranked  SB NationI don't trust Giants GM Dave Gettleman in the NFL draft – Max Kellerman | First Take  ESPNChad Reuter 7-round mock draft: Round 2  NFL.comFact or Fiction: Toughest stretch of the schedule  Giants.comView full coverage on Google News . Source link
news Draft rewind: A look back at the Browns’ 2nd-round picks from 2009-2013 Team – clevelandbrowns.com

news Draft rewind: A look back at the Browns’ 2nd-round picks from 2009-2013 Team – clevelandbrowns.com

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. Since the Browns have the 49th pick in this year's draft, we'll also be taking a look at who was picked at No. 49 in these past drafts, too. 2009 - No. 49 (Seahawks): C Max Unger, Oregon Only five players in the second round of the 2009 draft made the Pro Bowl at one point in their career, and had McCoy not also been selected in this round, Unger would have ended up being the best of all of them. The center was a key piece of Seattle's offensive line en route to two Super Bowls (winning XLVIII), and was just as effective, if not more, after he was traded to New Orleans for tight end Jimmy Graham. Unger retired last month, but only after earning All-Pro honors in 2012 and Pro Bowl praise in 2012, 2013 and his last season, 2018. Not a bad way to go out. ...
Fact or Fiction: Toughest stretch of the schedule – Giants.com

Fact or Fiction: Toughest stretch of the schedule – Giants.com

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. The Giants will select 12 players in the 2019 NFL Draft John Schmeelk: Fiction: Dave Gettleman said on Thursday he would not want to draft someone who wouldn’t make the team, and it is hard to believe 12 rookies (not even counting undrafted rookies) would be on the final 53-man roster. The Giants have to wait 58 picks from #37 to #95 between their second and third round selections. The draft is particularly strong in that area, and I would suspect the Giants move some of their later round picks to either acquire an additional pick in that range, or move up from 95. I also think it is possible, especially if they do not select a quarterback, for the Giants to trade picks this season to acquire draft capital in 2020. Lance Medow: Fiction: When GM Dave Gettleman spoke wit...
Giants draft rumors: Josh Rosen may be out of reach at current trade price, QB in play at No. 6? – CBS Sports

Giants draft rumors: Josh Rosen may be out of reach at current trade price, QB in play at No. 6? – CBS Sports

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. One year after (foolishly) passing on Sam Darnold to take a running back (albeit, a pretty great one in Saquon Barkley), the New York Giants will enter the 2019 NFL Draft as one of the most intriguing teams that has the ability to shape the draft with two first-round picks. The question on everybody's mind: Is this the year the Giants finally draft Eli Manning's successor?  With less than a week remaining until the draft, an answer to that question has yet to emerge, but rumors continue to circulate. The Giants will have at least three chances to obtain a young quarterback by the end of Round 1. They can try to trade for Josh Rosen, who is reportedly available for trade as the Cardinals consider taking ...
2019 NFL Draft: How Cowboys, Bears, Browns and Saints can have successful drafts without first-round picks – CBS Sports

2019 NFL Draft: How Cowboys, Bears, Browns and Saints can have successful drafts without first-round picks – CBS Sports

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. Four teams currently do not have a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. Those clubs used their 2019 firsts to acquire Khalil Mack (Bears), Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns), Marcus Davenport (Saints), and Amari Cooper (Cowboys), so in a way, that quartet can be viewed as the Round 1 selections for those teams. Impressive group. And, yes, Davenport's going to be stud. All is not lost for those teams draft-wise, but the respective GMs (and scouting departments) do have their work cut out for them. Let's map out how the Bears, Browns, Saints, and Cowboys can still have successful draft hauls this year. READ THIS: Before...
Durant, Green double-technical rescinded – ESPN

Durant, Green double-technical rescinded – ESPN

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. 1:06 PM ETThe NBA has rescinded technical fouls called against the Warriors' Kevin Durant and the Clippers' JaMychal Green during Thursday's Game 3, the league announced Friday.Both players appeared surprised by the third-quarter call, since they were just exchanging a few words when the double-technical was given.Durant said after the game that he hoped the technical gets rescinded."Me and JaMychal Green, we were conversing about the play that happened before, just like you and I," Durant said. "Somebody came out of nowhere and tech'd us both. How would you feel? That was pretty quick. Hopefully they rescind that one because I don't want somebody to think somebody is in my head, that's why I got that tech. I just want to get that out of the way because I don't want to jeopardize my te...