Brave Football Coach Tackles Armed Student At Portland High School

A possible school shooting was shut down before anyone could be harmed after a brave athletics coach took matters into his own hands. According to the OregonianThe incident transpired on Friday (May 17) at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly, an 18-year-old male entered a classroom with a gun. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach at the school, tackled the student before anyone was hurt. “I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe stated after the nearly deadly episode. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.” Lowe is an athletic coach at the school now, and a security guard. He was also a star wide receiver for the University Oregon, as well as a former analyst for the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. 

“Incidents such as the one that occurred today strikes the worst fear in the hearts students and parents,” Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said in a statement. “The ficers and school staff worked together to respond quickly and ensure the safety all involved. I commend the school staff member who displayed quick actions and bravery when he confronted the subject.” 

The armed student reportedly entered a government class 10 minutes before it ended. Witnesses claim the suspect didn’t point the gun at anyone or fire any shots. He was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with possession firearm in a public building, attempting to discharge a firearm at a school, reckless endangerment, and possession a loaded firearm in a public place.

 

Joe Flacco Says It’s Not His Job To Mentor Drew Lock

During the NFL fseason, the Denver Broncos traded for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. The Broncos have been pitiful at quarterback ever since Peyton Manning retired from the league and with Flacco, the Broncos feel as though they’ll have a great chance making it to the playfs. During the draft, the Broncos opted to select quarterback Drew Lock as Flacco’s backup and potentially his successor. While Flacco is a veteran QB with a championship under his belt, he isn’t exactly embracing the mentorship role.

“Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m trying to go out there and play good football. I’m trying to go out there and play the best football my life,” Flacco said according to ESPN. “As far as a time constraint and all that stuff, I’m not worried about developing guys or any that. That is what it is. I hope he does it well. I don’t look at that as my job. My job is to go win football games for this football team.”

Joe Flacco Says It's Not His Job To Mentor Drew Lock

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While Flacco’s comments sounded a bit harsh, he ended up backpedaling, saying “Listen, I hope he does learn from me because that means we’re out there and we’re slinging it around and having a lot fun.”

Flacco and Lock will have a tough task ahead them as they will be taking over a Broncos squad that went 6-10 last season.

Vladimir Putin Instills Fear In His Enemies With Eight-Goal Hockey Performance

Vladimir Putin is the notorious President Russia who has been known to not only be a tough leader but an even tougher hockey player. Russia is one the best countries in the world when it comes to the greatest sport on ice and Putin is an example this or at least that’s what the country really wants you to believe. Whenever Putin straps up the skates and gets on the ice, the world stops as the Russian President dangles around his opponents with ease, almost as if they aren’t even trying out fear being reprimanded.

The latest example this happened today when Putin got together with some the most prominent people in the country, including ex-NHL players like Slava Fetisov and Pavel Bure, to play a big game hockey. In the end, Putin’s team won the match 14-7 which is a pretty ridiculous score considering we’re talking about hockey and not football here. 

Putin finished the game with eight goals which means even if his teammates hadn’t scored any goals, his team still would have won. The highlights show some Putin’s goals including one where the goalie clearly raises his pad to let the shot go in despite being in a perfect position to stop it.

Needless to say, if the kids I played against in minor hockey were this bad, I’d be playing for the Montreal Canadiens right now.

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Jason Momoa Teaches Ellen DeGeneres How To Axe Throw For Charity

Jason Momoa paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time and during his visit, the Aquaman actor attempted to be the best teacher he could be when teaching the talk show host how to throw axes. The hobby is one Jason’s favourites and after he got a bulls-eye on the first throw, Ellen just couldn’t measure up no matter how easy it looked. “So here’s the thing, because we throw footballs and baseballs, everyone kind turns it like this,” he explained.

After trying a few times, Ellen decided to call it quits, giving Jason back the axes to hit more bulls-eyes for charity. The former Game Thrones star racked up $31,000 for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a Hawaii-based environmental organization.

Jason also told Ellen during his visit just why he shaved f his beloved beard, announcing his new line canned water with Ball Corporation. “I’m Aquaman now and I have all these little beautiful kids come up to me, and I never thought I’d be a role model,” Jason told Ellen. “So I wanted to save the planet from single-use plastics.”

Ezekiel Elliott’s Dad Predicts A 2,000 Yard Season & Massive Contract Extension

The 2019-2020 NFL season is still roughly five months away, but football fever has already set in. The NFL draft was just completed, and a few big trades and contract signings have fans ready to dive back into the football madness. Le’Veon Bell signed with the Jets, Antonio Brown was traded to the Raiders, Russell Wilson signed an $87.6 million dollar extension, and that’s just the tip the iceberg. With all these moves occurring over the last month, Ezekiel Elliot’s father predicts that his son will be the next to get paid. 

Speaking with TMZStacy Elliot first defended his son’s weight. “He’s in the best shape his life,” gloated Stacy, a statement that holds no weight until the season starts. The proud father also predicted that his son will have a record-breaking season. “You probably gonna see that this year,” Stacy claimed after he was asked if his son would ever reach the 2,000 yards in a season mark. “I’m predicting it right now.” That’s a bold claim. Stacy also believes that Jerry Jones and the Cowboys organization is preparing to fer his son a big contract. “Ezekiel will be the highest-paid running back EVER,” boasted Stacy. “In the history the NFL!” 

Young Blind Ravens Fan To Read Draft Pick On Braille Card

The NFL Draft starts today which means a multitude college football players will realize their dreams making it into the NFL and being amongst some the world’s best athletes. Some teams will make some great moves while others will pick players that won’t do much for their organizations. The draft is always a huge spectacle with fans putting a lot stock into the whole thing and who their team ends up taking. Tonight, the first round will go down while subsequent rounds will take place over the next couple days.

On Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens will have the 123rd overall pick in the fourth round and they’ve decided to do something special with it. Mo Gaba is a 13-year-old Ravens fan who is currently battling cancer and lost his eyesight at just nine months old. Yesterday, Gaba called into a local radio show when Ravens head coach John Harbaugh surprised him on the line with some exciting news. The Ravens are inviting Gaba to read the team’s fourth-round pick using a braille card, which would make him the first ever person to do so, according to ESPN.

“Really? I’ve never done that before,” Gaba said. “I would like to do that. Yeah!” The Ravens are making a great gesture which will surely be a special highlight this year’s draft.

2019 NFL Draft: Start Time, How To Watch, Draft Order & More

The first-round the 2019 NFL Draft, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to get underway tonight, April 25, at 8:00pm ET and you can catch the coverage throughout ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. 

Of course, you can also follow along twitter.

While some football fans will only be tuning in for the first round, all seven rounds will be televised over the next three days. The full tv schedule for the 2019 NFL Draft is as follows:

Round 1: 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 25. Airing on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes. 

Rounds 2-3: 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26. Airing on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN/ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Rounds 4-7: will begin at noon on Saturday, April 27. Airing on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

2019 NFL Draft: Start Time, How To Watch, Draft Order & More
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Almost every mock draft has the Arizona Cardinals taking Heisman winning QB Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, followed by the San Francisco 49ers taking Ohio State DE Nick Bosa with the second pick. After that, it’s truly anyone’s guess which will make tonight’s coverage all the more entertaining.

The order for the first round:

1. Arizona Cardinals

2. San Francisco 49ers

3. New York Jets 

4. Oakland Raiders

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6. New York Giants 

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Detroit Lions

9. Buffalo Bills

10. Denver Broncos

11. Cincinnati Bengals

12. Green Bay Packers

13. Miami Dolphins

14. Atlanta Falcons

15. Washington Redskins

16. Carolina Panthers

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns) 

18. Minnesota Vikings 

19. Tennessee Titans

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Seattle Seahawks

22. Baltimore Ravens

23. Houston Texans

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)

25. Philadelphia Eagles

26. Indianapolis Colts

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)

28. Los Angeles Chargers

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs)

30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)

31. Los Angeles Rams 

32. New England Patriots

Tom Brady Tops NFLPA Merchandise Sales List For Second Straight Year

By now, we all know just how dominant Tom Brady is. This year, Brady made it to his ninth Super Bowl and won his sixth after a fairly boring game against the Los Angeles Rams. Regardless, Brady made it clear to everybody that he is the best quarterback in the league and perhaps the best player to ever play the game football. Brady is hoping to play all the way until he is 45 years old and he turns 42 later this year. This will give Patriots fans a ton to cheer for as he consistently gives their team an opportunity to win a title.

Despite being in the league nearly 20 years, Brady’s popularity is still at an all-time high. This was confirmed when the NFLPA announced today that Brady led all players in merchandise sales for the second straight year, according to Sporting News.

Brady became the only player to top the list three times and was joined by some pretty impressive company on the top 10 list. Dak Prescott the Dallas Cowboys was second on the list, followed by Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliott, Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Khalil Mack, and Drew Brees.

The list was based on merch sold between March 1, 2018, and Feb. 28, 2019.

Giants GM Claims "Culture Problem" Led To Odell Beckham Jr. Trade

Many scratched their heads when the New York Giants traded their star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. The ill-fated Browns now have a very talented roster, one that is poised to help them take the AFC. Many obstacles stand in their way, but not as many as the Giants will face this season. Eli Manning is a shadow his former self, and the fense is in disarray save for the monstrous Saquon Barkley. The Giant’s GM David Gettleman recently spoke with NJ.com, and touched on the infamous trade. 

“I think some people are still missing it,” Gettleman said. “Football is the ultimate team game. If all 11 guys aren’t doing the right thing, you’re not going to be successful. There’s more to it than just collecting talent. There is a cultural thing to it that’s critical. I have not been on a team that’s gone to a Super Bowl that’s had a culture problem.” When asked if a culture problem is what the Giants had, Gettleman stated, “Not anymore.”

Giants GM Claims "Culture Problem" Led To Odell Beckham Jr. Trade
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“What I find interesting, there are people reporting and making judgments on what I do and how I do my job who don’t know the game, who have never been involved with a team, and have just been on the outside looking in,” Gettleman continued. “That’s not your fault, by the way. It’s just the way it is. But the problem is, to me, is when a reporter makes a judgment and doesn’t have all the information. That’s a thing I just shake my head at.” We’ll see if the reporters were right once the 2019-2020 season concludes. 

AAF Files For Bankruptcy After Shutting Down Operations: Report

It was a pretty rough for the Alliance American Football. The league promised to be a development league to the NFL that could provide football fans with some entertaining games during the fseason. Unfortunately, after just eight weeks, the league completely seized all operations and had to fold. This left hundreds players without jobs and more importantly, without the money they were owed from their contracts. There were reports that some players were even thrown out hotel rooms and had to pay for their own flights home when news broke that the league was finished.

According to a report from ESPN, it’s now a little more obvious as to why the league had to shut down in the first place. The AAF filed a petition on Wednesday for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The league had $11,372,298.68 in assets and $48,366,188.90 in liabilities, with over $9 million those liabilities being debts owed to creditors.

AAF Files For Bankruptcy After Shutting Down Operations: Report

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“We are deeply disappointed to be taking this action,” the AAF said in a statement Wednesday. “The AAF was created to be a dynamic, developmental pressional football league powered by an unprecedented alliance between players, fans and the game. The AAF strove to create new opportunities for talented players, coaches, executives and ficials while providing an exciting experience for fans. We are proud the fact that our teams and players delivered on that goal.”

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is among one the most common forms bankruptcy and it means that the league will be able to sell f all its assets in order to pay f the debts it owes.

Saquon Barkley Says His Parents Almost Named Him "Tupac"

Taylor Rooks has launched her new show “Take It There” on the Bleacher Report YouTube channel and so far she’s interviewed esteemed athletes such as Jimmy Butler and Damian Lillard. Today, her latest interview was released and it was her show’s first with a football player. New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley spoke to Rooks about everything from the Giants season, his status as a future great, and even what his parents almost named him.

“Tupac,” Barkley said. “Tupac Makaveli. My dad is a big Tupac fan… It] was real close until my mom put her foot down.” 

Barkley and Rooks then transitioned into how he won the rookie the year trophy this year. Barkley believes he can become the best running back to ever do it, although he’d prefer to show it to people instead telling them.

“I believe I can be the best running back to ever play the game,” Barkley said. “I don’t need to express myself or to go on a Twitter rant or go on a rant on ESPN. To tell people why I need to win Rookie the Year]… I don’t need to do that and if I did that wasn’t going to help me win or lose anyway. But, that’s what everyone expects me to do.”

You can watch the full interview in the video above.

Carson Wentz Says Back Still Isn’t Completely Healed: "This Stuff Takes Time"

At the end last season, Carson Wentz suffered a stress fracture in his back which took him out for the remainder the season. Nick Foles stepped in for him and the rest is history as the Eagles made it to the playfs and even won a game against the Chicago Bears. Since then, Foles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars which cemented Wentz as the team’s franchise quarterback. The QB spoke to the media on Monday about his injury status and how his recovery is going. Overall, it’s been a slow process.

“It’s still getting there. It’s still getting there,” Wentz explained. “Some this stuff just takes time, but that’s not really the main concern, it’s just kind how I feel. I feel pretty good with where I’m at.”

There have been questions surrounding Wentz as to whether or not he can make it as a franchise quarterback considering all the injuries he’s sustained in his young career. Wentz understands those doubts but is ready to prove people wrong.

Carson Wentz Says Back Still Isn't Completely Healed: "This Stuff Takes Time"

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“I get it. I get it,” Wentz said. “I’m looking forward to putting those (questions) behind me. I understand it’s a part this league, it’s a physical league and things happen. But it’s one those things that’s out my control, and I look forward to putting that behind me.”

Only time will tell whether or not Wentz can lead the Eagles to one the best records in football like he did just two seasons ago.

Eli Manning Prepared For Giants To Draft Their QB Of The Future

Despite having two Super Bowl championships under his belt, there is no denying that Eli Manning is approaching washed status. It may be blasphemous to say but over the past few years, the Giants have regressed as a franchise and Eli has been struggling to string together multiple wins in a row. Without Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants are going to be in for another tough season and some fans are already looking towards the next generation Giants players. According to this latest report from ESPN, Manning is looking towards the future as well, saying he figures the Giants will draft a quarterback in this year’s draft.

“Yeah, I figure the Giants are going to get a young quarterback. So I understand that,” Manning said. “I still have to do my job, and I’ll do my part. And my job as I see it is to go out there and play quarterback and win football games. That is what I’ll do.”

Head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman made it clear to Manning that he will be their starter next season. 2019 will be Eli’s final season under contract with the Giants but there doesn’t seem to be a rush to sign the aging QB.

Eli Manning Prepared For Giants To Draft Their QB Of The Future

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“I don’t feel the need to talk to him about his contract,” Shurmur said. “Eli does a great job staying in the moment. He was here today and we got going. He is excited to get into this, the second year our system and build on what we did the last half the season. Eli is really terrific at staying in the moment. Right now, it is fseason training. Just trying to get comfortable with his receivers and try and master his decisions. I think that is where he is at. I don’t feel the need to talk about that with him.”

If you’re a Giants fan out there, what do you want the team to do with Eli? Is it time for a new quarterback?

Fan Sues Los Angeles Rams After Being Brutally Attacked At A Game

Football games are where fans are supposed to go to support their favorite teams and just have a good time. For Peter Bergin, this was not the case when he went to the Coliseum in Los Angeles to watch the Rams play the Minnesota Vikings on September 27th. Bergin alleges that he was in line at a concession stand with his girlfriend when a drunk man approached them and tried to attack her. From there, Bergin got in the way to protect his girlfriend but ended up being attacked by the man in question. The fan says he suffered a broken nose and dislocated knee from the attack. Pictures obtained by TMZ Sports show the damage that was ultimately done.

Fan Sues Los Angeles Rams After Being Brutally Attacked At A Game

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Fan Sues Los Angeles Rams After Being Brutally Attacked At A Game

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With the help his attorney, Barry Novack, Bergin is suing the Rams as he believes they failed to provide enough security at the stadium. They say had their been proper security, the whole altercation could have been avoided. He also alleges that the Rams didn’t provide enough medical help after the accident. Bergin says his ability to earn a living has been slowed down thanks to his injuries.

It has yet to be confirmed how much Bergin is suing the Rams for.

Aaron Rodgers Calls Negative Story A "Smear Attack" From "Bitter Players"

In the words the great Stephen A. Smith, “Aaron Rodgers is a baaaaaaaaaad” man. Usually, this phrase is used in relation to Rodgers’ abilities out on the football field. Unfortunately, the word “bad” has been used in a different context regarding Rodgers lately. For instance, the Packers quarterback has been referred to as a bad teammate who is hard to coach and play with. Of course, those claims were made in a recent in-depth article by Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne.

Dunne spoke to multiple unnamed sources around the Packers who claim that the Super Bowl-winner has a big ego and created problems with former head coach Mike McCarthy. While speaking on Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher’s ESPN Milwaukee radio show, Rodgers was clearly upset with the article and let his feelings be known.

“This was a smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career talking with mostly irrelevant, bitter players who all have an agenda whether they’re advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers then went on to assert that he never had any real problems with McCarthy. He explained that it was his competitive nature that sometimes led to some disagreements.

“It’s just two alpha males who are hyper-competitive and love winning and are both a little stubborn,” Rodgers said. “But again, we talked through so many issues over the years, and that made us a lot stronger.”

Rodgers also took shots at former teammates Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley for always being the ones who are named when negative stories about him come up.

Needless to say, it should be an interesting year in Green Bay.