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Our Opinion: Health Authority can overcome scandalous past

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On Thursday, having been shown the http://www.officialvikingshop.com/shop-by-players-michael-griffin-jersey-c-2_55.html exit door by her boss, Lynne Saxton will officially end her tenure as director of the Oregon Health Authority.
Gov. Kate Brown had little choice but to usher out the already beleaguered Saxton after Portland Tribune reporter Nick Budnick revealed the agency had proposed a smear campaign against a Portland health organization that had been long been griping about reimbursement rates.
Saxton initially distanced herself from the "communications plan" to use lawmakers and reporters to sully the reputation of FamilyCare, one of the 16 Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) that provide Medicaid coverage under the Oregon Health Plan.
But among the public documents Budnick pried loose was an email showing Saxton cheering on the idea. Saxton might have survived news of a stupid idea, but the botched coverup sealed her fate.
Picked for the post by former Gov. John Kitzhaber in December 2014, Saxton — a Republican with private-sector experience — was viewed as someone who could trim some of the red tape around an agency with the largest budget in state government.
"The governor picked an excellent person in Lynne Saxton as the new director," one health care executive told the Lund Report at the time. "She'll bring a high level of administrative skill and fairness to the organization. There is a tremendous need for culture change, and she has the ability to bring about that change, and make the agency a valued partner in bringing health to all Oregonians."
That fan was Jeff Heatherington, president and CEO of FamilyCare. Five months later, he filed a lawsuit against the state, saying Saxton's agency failed to provide information about why it slashed his company's reimbursement rates.
But that strained relationship is just one of the http://www.officialvikingssale.com/shop-by-players-joe-berger-jersey-c-2_18.html huge challenges facing whoever Brown taps to replace Saxton.
The agency is still reeling from the $300 million Cover Oregon software debacle.
A new round of contracts with FamilyCare and other CCOs is coming up. Without strong and credible leadership, it will be hard for the agency to hold these Medicaid contractors accountable for improving the health of their customers.
Some Republicans, seeking to capitalize politically on Saxton's folly, have called for a legislative investigation.
That's not necessary. If you want a model for real oversight of the agency, look no further than Oregon House Office 493, where Rep. Mitch Greenlick hangs out. Greenlick, a Northwest Portland Democrat who chairs the House Health Care Committee, for years has sought to engage in productive oversight of the state's Medicaid establishment with a series of hearings and legislation. But his ideas, including more transparency and a ballot measure restricting Medicaid-funded campaign contributions, received scant backing from Republicans or his own party, and were beaten back by the CCOs.
And Greenlick hasn't gotten much help from the agency itself.
As Budnick's subsequent reporting has demonstrated, Medicaid reform has regressed under Saxton's tenure. Hired to tame the bureaucracy, Saxton became even more dependent on it, rejecting the vision of a partnership A.Q. Shipley Authentic Jersey between locally based CCOs and the state agency. She opted instead for a top-down, control-oriented management style.
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x-nfl injuries

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NEW ENGLAND — As loaded as they appear to be, losing WR Julian Edelman (knee) for the season was a blow for the Patriots. Edelman has http://www.authenticcoltsshop.com/shop-by-players-andrew-luck-jersey-c-1_3.html been Tom Brady's favorite target and while there are plenty of others for Brady to connect with, the absence of Edelman has to have an effect.
MIAMI — When quarterback Ryan Tannehill took a misstep on a run and injured his knee, coach Adam Gase turned to Jay Cutler, with whom he has a successful history. Cutler came out of the broadcast booth to join the Dolphins, who have had a tough summer. Rookie Raekwon McMillan (right ACL), projected to start at middle linebacker, is also out for the season; starting G Ted Larsen is expected to miss much of it with a torn right biceps, and No. 3 cornerback Tony Lippett tore his Achilles tendon during practice.
BUFFALO — Both starting QB Tyrod Taylor and veteran reserve T.J. Yates wound up in the NFL's concussion protocol. Starting LT Cordy Glenn did not play a preseason game because of nagging soreness in his left foot.
NEW YORK JETS — The major injury was WR Quincy Enunwa, who sustained a bulging disk in his neck after falling during a play in a team's scrimmage. He'll miss the entire season after he was expected to be the No. 1 receiver in what was already an inexperienced group.
AFC NORTH
PITTSBURGH — It's been a successful summer for Pittsburgh; the Steelers have no long-term injuries to any starters. S Mike Mitchell has been dealing with a lower-body injury and hasn't practiced since July 30.
BALTIMORE — One team that wishes preseason didn't exist. TEs Dennis Pitta and Crockett Gillmore, CB Tavon Young, OLs Nico Siragusa and Alex Lewis, LB Albert McClellan, RB Kenneth Dixon and WR Tim White all were hurt, and QB Joe Flacco (back) was hobbled for a lengthy portion of August. McClellan (torn ACL) is out for the season. He played in all 16 games last season, starting 11, and finished with 52 tackles.
CINCINNATI — Not a bad summer injury-wise; suspension are another matter. But top special teams player Cedric Peerman suffered a shoulder injury and went on injured reserve.
CLEVELAND — Starting left guard Joel Bitonio sustained an unspecified knee injury during camp. Bitonio missed 11 games last season after http://www.authenticdolphinsjerseys.com/shop-by-players-kiko-alonso-jersey-c-1_31.html undergoing surgery on a torn foot ligament, yet the team signed him to a five-year, $51 million deal during the offseason.
AFC SOUTH
HOUSTON — Obviously, with the damage in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, the Texans have far greater concerns. They did lose WR Will Fuller, who broke his collarbone early in camp.
TENNESSEE — Another team hurt at wide receiver. Top selection Corey Davis missed all but the opening week of training camp with an injured hamstring. The Titans have targeted the season opener against Oakland for his return.
INDIANAPOLIS — No Luck, as in Andrew Luck. The star quarterback hasn't practiced after having offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder. Add in starting center Ryan Kelly (foot) going down and needing surgery, and top cornerback Vontae Davis injuring his groin in Week 3 of the preseason and it doesn't look good in Indy.
JACKSONVILLE — The Jaguars' only major injury was to long snapper Carson Tinker, who tore a knee ligament during a non-contact drill in training camp and had season-ending surgery.
AFC WEST
KANSAS CITY — A big one: The Chiefs lost starting RB Spencer Ware (right knee ligaments) for the season. But they do have depth there, particularly with the sharp work of rookie Kareem Hunt so far.
OAKLAND — A relatively seamless summer, with the most notable injuries to reserve offensive lineman Denver Kirkland (leg) and backup safety Keith McGill (foot). Uncertainty surrounded first-round pick Gareon Conley since minicamp in June when he hurt his shin, but he's expected back for the opener.
DENVER — A bunch of nagging ones, but the main longer-term problem was backup QB Paxton Lynch hurting his right shoulder. Strong safety T.J. Ward pulled his right hamstring early in camp and missed the entire preseason, endangering Don Barclay Authentic Jersey his roster spot.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — First-round pick WR Mike Williams' season is in jeopardy after hurting his back in rookie camp. Rookie G Forrest Lamp tore a right knee ligament and is out for the season. He seemed likely to win a starting job.
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Courtney Klatt, Jack Elliott take individual titles as Lincoln sweeps Mack Butler

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Lincoln dominated both the boys and girls http://www.billsonlineofficial.com/shop-by-players-marquise-goodwin-jersey-c-1_34.html circuit at this year's Mack Butler Cross Country Meet, claiming the top five spots on the girls side and four of the top five on the boys side.
IN SPORTS: Once-paralyzed Sully Buttes freshman enjoys shining moment
Courtney Klatt took home the title for the Patriot girls, clearing the 5K course at Kuehn Park in 19:20.16, nearly 20 seconds better than second-place finisher Caroline Sudbeck (19:40.63). Analise Levesque rounded out the top three with a time of 19:40.99.
The boys race came down to the Elliott brothers with Jack narrowly edging Sam with a time of 16:57.15. Jack finished in 16:58.33. Andrew Lauer came in third with a time of 17:19.12.
ARGUS ALL-ACCESS: Behind the scenes at the Pigskin Classic
Here are the complete results from this year's Mack Butler Meet.
GIRLS
TEAM SCORES: 1, Lincoln, 15 points (1:38:22.90); 2, Washington, 40 points (1:45:34.91).
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1, Klatt, Courtney, Lincoln, 19:20.16; 2, Sudbeck, Caroline, Lincoln, 19:40.63; 3, Levesque, Analise, Lincoln, 19:40.99; 4, Harbaugh, Chloe, Lincoln, 19:47.48; 5, Bindert, Liz, Lincoln, 19:53.64; 6, Althoff, Olivia, O'Gorman, 20:04.99; 7, Houwman, Emma, O'Gorman, 20:26.13; 8, Howard, Danielle, Roosevelt, 20:32.86; 9, Kolb, Ella, Washington, 20:36.91; 10, Kray, Carlie, Washington, 20:38.33;
11, Geurts, Jaide, Roosevelt, 20:41.81; 12, http://www.billsshopofficial.com/shop-by-players-jim-kelly-jersey-c-1_26.html Lather, Sydney, Washington, 20:52.58; 13, DeBeer, Kayla, Washington, 21:21.68; 14, Johnson, Emma, Washington, 22:05.41; 15, Severson, Katelyn, Washington, 22:06.13; 16, Peters, Eliza, Lincoln, 22:07.57; 17, Juac, Khot, Washington, 22:16.79.
BOYS
TEAM SCORES: 1, Lincoln, 18 points (1:26:26.96); 2, Washington, 46 points (1:30:10.57); 3, O’Gorman, 69 points (1:33:54.38)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1, Elliott, Jack, Lincoln, 16:57.15; 2, Elliott, Sam, Lincoln, 16:58.33; 3, Lauer, Andrew, Lincoln, 17:19.12; 4, Zahn, Christopher, Washington, 17:25.02; 5, Mendel, Zeb, Lincoln, 17:25.28; 6, Pierson, Dylan, O'Gorman, 17:29.93; 7, Lee, Isaiah, Roosevelt, 17:41.34; 8, Fendrich, Gabe, Lincoln, 17:47.08; 9, Slaba, Jayden, Roosevelt, 17:53.63; 10, Bita, Merci, Washington, 17:54.36;
11, Mvuyekure, Bonheur, Washington, 17:55.63; 12, Schroeder, Jared, Lincoln, 17:56.87; 13, Mohamud, Ayub, Washington, 18:14.02; 14, Auen, Bailey, Lincoln, 18:21.84; 15, Hilger, Dylan, O'Gorman, 18:29.79; 16, Lather, Chase, Washington, 18:41.54; 17, Hove, Alex, O'Gorman, 19:06.99; 18, Richard, Noah, Nat Moore Womens Jersey Washington, 19:12.95; 19, Hackman, Tyler, O'Gorman, 19:15.88; 20, Ripperda, TJ, O'Gorman, 19:31.79;
21, Walter, Alexander, Washington, 19:35.30; 22, Claussen, Seth, Washington, 20:55.65.
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Courtney Klatt, Jack Elliott take individual titles as Lincoln sweeps Mack Butler

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Lincoln dominated both the boys and girls http://www.billsonlineofficial.com/shop-by-players-marquise-goodwin-jersey-c-1_34.html circuit at this year's Mack Butler Cross Country Meet, claiming the top five spots on the girls side and four of the top five on the boys side.
IN SPORTS: Once-paralyzed Sully Buttes freshman enjoys shining moment
Courtney Klatt took home the title for the Patriot girls, clearing the 5K course at Kuehn Park in 19:20.16, nearly 20 seconds better than second-place finisher Caroline Sudbeck (19:40.63). Analise Levesque rounded out the top three with a time of 19:40.99.
The boys race came down to the Elliott brothers with Jack narrowly edging Sam with a time of 16:57.15. Jack finished in 16:58.33. Andrew Lauer came in third with a time of 17:19.12.
ARGUS ALL-ACCESS: Behind the scenes at the Pigskin Classic
Here are the complete results from this year's Mack Butler Meet.
GIRLS
TEAM SCORES: 1, Lincoln, 15 points (1:38:22.90); 2, Washington, 40 points (1:45:34.91).
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1, Klatt, Courtney, Lincoln, 19:20.16; 2, Sudbeck, Caroline, Lincoln, 19:40.63; 3, Levesque, Analise, Lincoln, 19:40.99; 4, Harbaugh, Chloe, Lincoln, 19:47.48; 5, Bindert, Liz, Lincoln, 19:53.64; 6, Althoff, Olivia, O'Gorman, 20:04.99; 7, Houwman, Emma, O'Gorman, 20:26.13; 8, Howard, Danielle, Roosevelt, 20:32.86; 9, Kolb, Ella, Washington, 20:36.91; 10, Kray, Carlie, Washington, 20:38.33;
11, Geurts, Jaide, Roosevelt, 20:41.81; 12, http://www.billsshopofficial.com/shop-by-players-jim-kelly-jersey-c-1_26.html Lather, Sydney, Washington, 20:52.58; 13, DeBeer, Kayla, Washington, 21:21.68; 14, Johnson, Emma, Washington, 22:05.41; 15, Severson, Katelyn, Washington, 22:06.13; 16, Peters, Eliza, Lincoln, 22:07.57; 17, Juac, Khot, Washington, 22:16.79.
BOYS
TEAM SCORES: 1, Lincoln, 18 points (1:26:26.96); 2, Washington, 46 points (1:30:10.57); 3, O’Gorman, 69 points (1:33:54.38)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1, Elliott, Jack, Lincoln, 16:57.15; 2, Elliott, Sam, Lincoln, 16:58.33; 3, Lauer, Andrew, Lincoln, 17:19.12; 4, Zahn, Christopher, Washington, 17:25.02; 5, Mendel, Zeb, Lincoln, 17:25.28; 6, Pierson, Dylan, O'Gorman, 17:29.93; 7, Lee, Isaiah, Roosevelt, 17:41.34; 8, Fendrich, Gabe, Lincoln, 17:47.08; 9, Slaba, Jayden, Roosevelt, 17:53.63; 10, Bita, Merci, Washington, 17:54.36;
11, Mvuyekure, Bonheur, Washington, 17:55.63; 12, Schroeder, Jared, Lincoln, 17:56.87; 13, Mohamud, Ayub, Washington, 18:14.02; 14, Auen, Bailey, Lincoln, 18:21.84; 15, Hilger, Dylan, O'Gorman, 18:29.79; 16, Lather, Chase, Washington, 18:41.54; 17, Hove, Alex, O'Gorman, 19:06.99; 18, Richard, Noah, Nat Moore Womens Jersey Washington, 19:12.95; 19, Hackman, Tyler, O'Gorman, 19:15.88; 20, Ripperda, TJ, O'Gorman, 19:31.79;
21, Walter, Alexander, Washington, 19:35.30; 22, Claussen, Seth, Washington, 20:55.65.
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In Brief: Denver Broncos waive GAR grad Shakir Soto

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The Denver Broncos cut GAR grad Shakir Soto on Friday.
Soto signed with the Broncos as http://www.cheappatriotssale.com/shop-by-players-devin-mccourty-jersey-c-1_15.html an undrafted free agent in April. He appeared in all four preseason games and registered 12 tackles and on pass defensed.
Soto tied for a team-high seven tackles in the preseason finale.
The Pitt alum said Saturday night that signing on to the Broncos’ practice squad is still a possibility.
— Times Leader
Steelers trade Coates to Browns
The Steelers traded receiver Sammie Coates and their 2019 seventh-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns’ sixth-round pick in next year’s draft.
The Steelers drafted Coates in the third round of the 2015 draft, but he struggled with injuries and inconsistencies in his game in his first two NFL seasons.
Coates had 22 receptions for 446 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers, with the bulk of that production coming in the first five games of last season. Coates injured his fingers in a game against the Jets in October and later his groin, and he was relegated to mostly special-teams duties for the remainder of the season.
Coates’ biggest problem was his hands. He struggled with drops since arriving in 2015.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Eagles content with 2 QBs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are going with only two quarterbacks after releasing Matt McGloin and Dane Evans, even though backup Nick Foles didn’t play in the preseason because of an elbow injury.
Incumbent punter Donnie Jones beat out Cameron Johnson, undrafted rookie running back Corey Clement made the roster, and linebacker Nate Gerry was the only draft pick cut. Gerry was selected in the fifth round and was transitioning from safety to linebacker.
The team currently has five running backs, including fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey, and six wide receivers, including rookies Mack Hollins and Shelton http://www.dolphinsjerseyofficial.com/shop-by-players-22-isaiah-pead-jersey-c-1_9.html Gibson, and Marcus Johnson, who spent 2016 on the practice squad.
Other players cut were: OL Josh Andrews, TE Billy Brown, OTs Dillon Gordon and Taylor Hart, G Darrell Greene, DT Justin Hamilton, RB Byron Marshall, C Aaron Neary, CBs C.J. Smith and Jomal Wiltz, and WRs Bryce Treggs and Greg Ward.
Harvick takes pole in Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick accomplished his first goal at Darlington Raceway — winning the pole. The next one is to win the Southern 500.
Harvick held off defending Darlington champion Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday to capture the qualifying. And on Sunday that gives him the lead pit area that he hopes will keep him out front in tight situations.
“That’s really the biggest advantage,” Harvick said. “Having that first pit stall if your car is not handling good, it allows you to make up two or three spots if you have a decent pit stop and hopefully keep that track position all night.”
Harvick ran a fast lap of 177.730 in the final round, sweeping all three segments of qualifying. It was Harvick’s fourth pole of the season and second at Darlington. The last time Harvick started up front for the Southern 500, he took the checkered flag at the track “Too Tough To Tame.”
Harvick had long said his team’s switch to Ford racers this year would take some adjustment. Gradually, that’s happened to the point where Harvick believes his team will strongly contend for a title when NASCAR’s playoffs begin in two weeks.
“I knew there was a lot of work that had gone into everything with the switchover,” Harvick said. “Mentally, I was prepared for it to go either way. It could’ve been a lot worse than it has been. We’ve performed relatively well for the amount of workload and amount of things that have gone into switching manufacturers.”
Truex, the series points leader, who has Rob Housler Authentic Jersey won four times this season, finished with a lap of 177.077 mph.
“Seems like we’ve been second a lot this year,” The said. “It’s been a good number for us and hopefully it will be a good one tomorrow night.”
It’s the seventh time this season Truex has started second. He’s won two his four races this year from that spot.
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Ole Miss beats South Alabama 47-27

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Ole Miss started the season off with http://www.authenticcoltssale.com/shop-by-players-dan-herron-jersey-c-1_14.html a 47-27 win against South Alabama on Saturday night.
The Rebels accounted for 531 total yards, gave up 374 and led by as much as 34 before giving up two late touchdowns.
South Alabama scores on a 8-play, 75-yard drive. A 14-yard carry for QB Cole Garvi gave USA the touchdown.
OLE MISS LEADS 47-20, 8:42 REMAINING IN THE GAME
D'Vaughn Pennamon from 2 yards out, and Ole Miss is pouring it on.
Also of note on the drive:
OLE MISS LEADS 47-13, 11:41 REMAINING IN THE GAME
As it stands, Ole Miss has covered the 24-point spread.
DaMarkus Lodge catches his second touchdown pass of the night, and Shea Patterson's fourth TD throw of the night.
OLE MISS LEADS 40-13, 2:24 REMAINING IN THE THIRD QUARTER
Jaylon Jones found a crease and took it to http://www.authenticcoltsshop.com/shop-by-players-arthur-jones-jersey-c-1_5.html the house — a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
OLE MISS LEADS 33-13, 4:59 LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER
South Alabama again moves the ball downfield methodically, only to stall in the shadow of the endzone.
The Jags are forced to settle for a 20-yard field goal after moving to the 4 and getting nothing out of two runs and a third-down (incomplete) pass.
OLE MISS LEADS 26-13, 5:11 LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER
A.J. Brown did it again.
He just caught a 77-yard touchdown pass, almost ripping the ball out of the South Alabama defensive back's hands to haul it in. He then ran past that guy and another one for the touchdown.
Shea Patterson's current line: 20-of-26, 318 yards, three touchdowns
A.J. Brown's current line: 7 catches, 189 yards, two touchdowns
OLE MISS LEADS 26-10, 12:07 LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER
Well that's a start to the second half.
Shea Patterson finds A.J. Brown in the weak Larry Csonka Womens Jersey part of the coverage, and the latter runs 71 yards for a touchdown just 33 seconds into the second half.
Gary Wunderlich did miss the PAT.
OLE MISS 19, SOUTH ALABAMA 10, 14:27 LEFT IN THE THIRD QUARTER
Your halftime stats
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Re: Perez with two outs inTitans Fan Guide: 2017 Premiere Edition

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Maryland at #23 Texas NOON FS1
- The weirdly dressed Terrapins travel to http://www.authenticpackerssale.com/shop-by-players-47-jake-ryan-jersey-c-1_20.html weird Austin and take on a retooling Longhorns program. Maryland posted a 6-7 record, which was good for a fifth place finish in the Big Ten East division. The fighting turtles are hoping for a better second year under DJ Durkin. The Horns have been going through tough times themselves, posting a 5-7 record that saw Charlie Strong fired and moved to USF. HC and Horn alum Tom Herman takes the reins after being hired away from Houston. His hire was the worst kept secret in all of college football last year. Can these two once prestige programs get it going in the right direction before too long?
Maryland prospect to watch
1. D.J. Moore 5'10 215 WR Junior
- Stefon Diggs who? Moore is a dynamic playmaker http://www.authenticpatriotsstore.com/shop-by-players-adam-joseph-duhe-jersey-c-1_2.html that makes Diggs look slow in comparison. A deep threat and proficient route runner. He stood out to me when I had the chance to watch some Terps football. Look for him to have a big year and possibly declare early.
Texas prospects to watch
1. Connor Williams 6'6 320 OT Junior
- It could be argued that Williams is the best offensive lineman in the 2018 class and you wouldn't find too many disagreements. He's that good. He's been a starter at left tackle from day one of his freshman season. He's talented enough to stick at left tackle in the pros as well.
2. Malik Jefferson 6'3 240 LB Junior
- Jefferson has been inconsistently consistent during his first two years in Austin thanks to a myriad of changes swirling around the team. He's been miscast as an inside linebacker due to depth concerns. A pass rush terror that can also play in coverage. Could be one of the most talented linebackers in the class and a top draft Dion Jordan Authentic Jersey pick by year's end. The general of the Horns' defense. He was formerly the top ranked recruit in the state of Texas.
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Re: Perez with two outs inDetroit Lions At Buffalo Bills: An In Depth Game Review

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The Bills opened the game with possession http://www.coltsshopauthentic.com/shop-by-players-10-donte-moncrief-jersey-c-1_3.html of the ball, and they had no trouble going on a long, methodical drive that ended with a 30 yard field goal. Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman completed 6/7 passes on the drive and Detroit’s defense looked completely lost.
Detroit’s first drive of the game saw Matt Asiata rush for eight yards on two plays, but Jake Rudock threw an incomplete pass on third down and two, forcing the Lions to punt.
The Bills started their second drive of the game with 6:48 left in the first quarter, and again did a good job of marching the ball down the field. This time, they got into the end zone with a 21 yard run from running back Jonathan Williams. This brought Buffalo’s advantage to 10-0.
Detroit picked up one first down on their second possession after Jake Rudock found Robert Tonyan for 14 yards, then Rudock converted an ensuing third down and seven with an eight yard scramble on the last play of the first quarter.
Bills lead 10-0
2nd Quarter
On the first play of the second quarter, Jake Rudock hit Jared Abbrederis for a 16 yard gain, but Abbrederis fumbled the ball, giving possession back to the Bills.
The Bills took advantage of the turnover http://www.officialchargesshop.com/shop-by-players-antonio-gates-jersey-c-1_3.html and went on a 12 play drive that was extended by a roughing the passer penalty from rookie defensive end Pat O’Connor. The drive ended with a 45 yard Buffalo field goal, giving the Bills a 13-0 lead..
Detroit put together one first down on the next possession as Matt Asiata ran the ball two times for 11 yards, but they were unable to gain another first down and had to punt the ball.  The Bills went three and out on their ensuing possession, giving the ball immediately back to the Lions.
Detroit finally put together their first scoring drive on this possession, advancing the ball to the Buffalo 34 yard line before the drive stalled and they were forced to settle for a 53 yard Matt Prater field goal, making the score 13-3.
Buffalo’s last possession of the first half started with 1:50 left, but they opted to just go to half time with their 10 point lead and ran out the clock.
Bills lead 13-3
3rd Quarter
Brad Kaaya started the second half for the Lions, but was unable to get anything going for Detroit’s offense as he was sacked on the  Michael Harris Womens Jersey third play of the opening drive of the second half. Detroit was then forced to punt.
The Bills went on another long drive that ended in the endzone. They went 74 yards in 11 plays, and Joe Banyard scored a touchdown from one yard out to make the score 20-3.
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Re: Perez with two outs inMinnesota Vikings By The Numbers: #10

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Only two players in the history of the Minnesota Vikings have ever worn the number 10. And, with all due respect to King Hill. . .who is http://www.officialvikingssale.com/shop-by-players-andrew-sendejo-jersey-c-2_48.html actually a fairly interesting historical figure in football lore. . .he played one season for the Vikings and didn’t attempt a pass. So, I suppose we’ll go with the other guy.
In the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings drafted a 6-foot. . .or that’s what he was listed at. . .190-pound quarterback from the University of Georgia named Fran Tarkenton. Like most quarterbacks at that time, Tarkenton wasn’t expected to contribute much right away, but was forced into action in Minnesota’s first-ever game due to an injury to starter George Shaw. In that first game against the Chicago Bears, Tarkenton threw for four touchdowns and ran in a fifth, leading the Vikings to a 37-13 triumph in the first game in franchise history.
By the time it was all said and done, Tarkenton http://www.authenticcoltssale.com/shop-by-players-andre-johnson-jersey-c-1_5.html had spent 13 seasons of his 18-season NFL career in purple, and when he retired from the National Football League after the 1978 season, held pretty much every meaningful passing record in the game. He was first with the team from 1961 to 1966, but after that season he had a falling out with then-coach Norm Van Brocklin and demanded to be traded. The Vikings traded him to the New York Giants for a number of draft picks, which the team used on running back Clint Jones, receiver Bob Grim, offensive tackle Ron Yary, and offensive lineman Ed White.
Ironically, Grim was one of the players that was sent to New York (along with quarterback Norm Snead) when the Giants traded Tarkenton back to the Vikings in 1972. He then played for the team from 1972 to 1978.
Even though the NFL has become more of a pass-happy league and it’s been nearly 40 years since Fran Tarkenton last took a snap, he’s still in the top ten all-time in passing yardage, currently ranking ninth overall with his 47,003 yards. He’s also still sixth in NFL history in touchdown passes with 342. 33,098 of those passing yards and 239 of those touchdowns came when he was wearing purple and gold, giving him a huge lead in franchise history in both of those categories. He also still ranks fourth in NFL history among quarterbacks in rushing yardage, behind only Randall Cunningham, Steve Young, and Michael Vick.
While Tarkenton made the Pro Bowl nine times, he was only named a first-team All-Pro once, in 1975. He was the NFL Most Valuable Player in Bud Dupree Womens Jersey that season as well. He is one of six players to have his number retired by the Vikings, in addition to being in the team’s Ring of Honor and being named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings of All Time. He’s also definitely on the short list of the greatest players to ever put on the purple.
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Re: Perez with two outs inColts Announce Release of 33 Players to Trim to 53-Man Roster

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The Indianapolis Colts announced the release of 33 players on Saturday afternoon, as the team cut their roster down to a league http://www.authenticsteelersshop.com/shop-by-players-dan-mccullers-jersey-c-2_67.html mandated 53-players by the 4 PM EST deadline:
Additionally, the team placed cornerback Chris Culliver, inside linebacker Edwin Jackson, and safety Earl Wolff IV on the team’s injured reserve, as well as safety Clayton Geathers on PUP (as planned).
Perhaps, the biggest news of the day was that star quarterback Andrew Luck was activated off of PUP, which means he can return within the first 6 weeks of the regular season and practice immediately with his teammates.
At first glance though, the biggest cuts not previously leaked for the Colts appear to be former starting nose tackle David Parry–who started all 32 games for the defense over the past two seasons, and rotational interior defensive lineman T.Y. McGill–who appeared in 25 games during that same span.
However, some other notable veterans such as outside linebacker Akeem Ayers, who was arguably the Colts best linebacker in coverage last season, and free agent addition Sean Spence were also reported to be cut casualties earlier on Saturday.
It’s also unfortunate that this year’s preseason ‘Rudy’, wide receiver JoJo Natson, an undrafted rookie who showed a lot of flashes of speed and fight at just 5’7″, 153 pounds didn’t make the 53-man roster. The diminutive, yet dangerous wide receiver had some impressive plays in preseason and training camp, but fumbled three times during the team’s preseason finale, which may have sealed his fate off the Colts roster.
Instead, it appears as though holdover Quan Bray will remain the team’s 5th wide receiver and handle primary special teams return duties.
Otherwise, new general manager Chris Ballard elected to keep two 2nd-year projects, cornerback/safety  T.J. Green and offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark. Green showed some promise in preseason after being moved from safety to http://www.coltsshopauthentic.com/shop-by-players-23-frank-gore-jersey-c-1_12.html cornerback, but Clark appeared to relapse at right tackle–as he was soundly beat multiple times during the preseason finale.
As far as veteran additions go, two newcomers wide receiver Kamar Aiken and outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo made the 53-man roster, as did another veteran who was less on the bubble in Margus Hunt.
Recent trade addition, safety Ronald Martin, also made the roster after the team acquired him for long snapper Thomas Hennessy from the New York Jets just a few days ago.
Lastly, the Colts will carry four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster–at least for the time being, as it’s likely only a temporary number until the team’s new trade acquisition Jacoby Brissett fully learns the playbook in the next week or so with backup Stephen Morris most likely on the bubble.
It comes perhaps at the expense of the running back position, which has just three running backs: Frank Gore, Robert Turbin, and Marlon Mack–meaning the Colts don’t have much depth at the position should an injury arise.
However, just because this is how the roster currently stands, doesn’t mean it’ll be like this by the same time tomorrow, as the Colts will presumably be looking to claim other teams’ players who are now on waivers.
Some of the younger players who were just Customized Authentic Jersey released by the Colts could also resurface with the organization, only this time around on their 10-man practice squad which the team will be assembling in the immediate future.
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Kirtland vs. Columbia football: Hornets crush Raiders with prototypical display

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If you arrive too close to kickoff at Kirtland, from http://www.officialvikingshop.com/shop-by-players-eric-kendricks-jersey-c-2_10.html a parking standpoint there’s only so much you can do.
The same logic applies to those who dare venture to the heart of Lake County to stare down the juggernaut that occupies Rogers Field.
When the Hornets shift into drive, there really is only so much you can do — and there is still so much left to accomplish.
Kirtland accumulated 300 yards on the ground by the end of the third quarter as the three-time state champions this decade crushed the visitors, 49-14.
“I thought the guys up front did a better job than they did last week,” Hornets coach Tiger LaVerde said.
“Chagrin had a part in that (in Kirtland’s 14-13 win) — they played really well defensively and made it hard on us. But this week, we had a good week of practice. I thought we executed a little bit better, a little bit cleaner. We completed some balls when we threw them — I think last week we were 2-for-8. I think we were a little bit better tonight.
“When they put guys up, we’ve got to make them pay, and tonight, we did. We hit some big ones down the field, and the defense did a nice job except for one play in the first half. That’s a quality team. I wanted our kids to rise to the challenge, and they did.”
There was a lot to like: Jake Neibecker had 149 yards on eight carries, including touchdown runs of 51 and 62 yards. Joey Torok recorded 134 yards from scrimmage and three TDs.
Mike Zeuli, coming in at quarterback for injured starter Dylan Fulco, ran for a 31-yard TD, threw a pretty 64-yard scoring strike to Torok and also contributed an interception.
The Hornets (2-0) were eyeing a sharper performance after the Chagrin win and seemingly found it.
“I think we had a really good night,” Neibecker said. “Coming out of Week 1, we had a ton of mental errors. We played well and dominated Chagrin, but there were so many errors we made we knew we had to clean up if we want to be the team we want to be.
“And I think we did a really good job of that. We got http://www.officialvikingssale.com/shop-by-players-joe-berger-jersey-c-2_18.html to work this week in practice, and it paid dividends.”
Kirtland enjoyed a 35-0 lead with a little more than four minutes left in the first half. Its first two scoring drives in the opening six minutes each took a little more than a minute, capped by Neibecker’s 51-yard TD scamper and Torok’s 5-yard scoring jaunt, respectively.
Zeuli came in for Fulco and impressed, as the senior bounced out to the left side for a 31-yard run to paydirt and then hit Torok beautifully in stride for a 64-yard TD pass.
“He played fantastic,” LaVerde said of Zeuli. “He is just a great kid — a hard-working kid. Wherever we put him, he excels. He’s a great athlete, a good runner, threw the ball well.
“He came in and had control of the offense, and he hasn’t even had any reps. Tommy Powers has been our backup, and he’s hurt, so Zeuli — what a luxury to have him on our team.”
In stark contrast as the Hornets pulled away, Columbia (1-1) went punt, punt, interception, fumble and turnover on downs.
The Raiders got on the board with 4:06 left in the first half when their outstanding workhorse and junior running back Brandon Coleman broke free for a 65-yard TD run. Columbia had 71 yards before that carry.
As the Raiders can attest, on a trip to Kirtland, there is only so much you can do.
“I thought our guys fought hard, I do,” Columbia coach Jason Ward said. “It’s humbling to come out here — it really is. With all of the success that they’ve had — and I give that program all the respect in the world. We had Coby Fleener Kids Jersey an opportunity to drive an hour and see what the best in the state looks like, and we saw it firsthand tonight.
“It’s toughness. It’s physicality. But it’s also execution and the way they execute what they do is phenomenal. I give them all the credit in the world, and we’ll take what we can from it and get better.”
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Loewen earns spot on Saints’ 53-man roster

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Defensive end Mitchell Loewen, a Lahainaluna High School graduate, made the New Orleans Saints roster when the team completed its http://www.authenticcoltsshop.com/shop-by-players-andrew-luck-jersey-c-1_3.html mandatory cuts to the NFL regular-season limit of 53 on Saturday.
“It feels great, but I just want to thank everyone who’s got me to this place, helped me grow up — all my coaches, friends, family, people in my church back home, Kumulani Chapel,” Loewen said. “It’s been a ride. This is what I’ve worked for since I was a little kid and now it’s finally here. I’m going to keep working to make sure I stay here.”
The Arizona Cardinals cut Pasoni Tasini, the only other player from Maui who entered Saturday still on a training-camp roster.
Loewen had seven tackles, including 1 1/2 sacks, in the Saints’ four preseason games, and has played frequently on special teams.
“Special teams, you’ve got to show them what http://www.authenticdolphinsjerseys.com/shop-by-players-leonte-carroo-jersey-c-1_35.html you can do,” he said. “You’ve got to play ball all around and they’ve got to be able to see what you can do. The motto of the league: The more you can do, the longer you stay.”
Loewen signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent last year, but spent 2016 on injured reserve with a foot injury.
New Orleans will open its 2017 regular-season schedule on Sept. 11 on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
Tasini suffered a knee injury in a preseason game Thursday that coach Bruce Arians said did not appear serious.
Tasini, who had five tackles in the preseason, could Brett Hundley Womens Jersey be a practice-squad candidate — those rosters can be set today.
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The New England Patriots’ first injury report http://www.cheapdolphinsonline.com/shop-by-players-kenny-stills-jersey-c-1_30.html of the season brings good news for the team’s fans. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, left tackle Nate Solder, defensive end Deatrich Wise and running backs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead are not on the report. They all dealt with injuries heading into the regular season.
Of course, there’s bad news, too. Tackle Cameron Fleming and defensive tackle Vincent Valentine did not practice. The limited players included defensive lineman Adam Butler, safety Nate Ebner, linebacker Harvey Langi and receivers http://www.cheappatriotssale.com/shop-by-players-dion-lewis-jersey-c-1_17.html Malcolm Mitchell and Matthew Slater.
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The five myths of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

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Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of when someone outside the 49ers organization first noticed Colin Kaepernick wasn’t standing for the national anthem.
Since then he’s been disparaged by the http://www.dolphinsjerseyofficial.com/shop-by-players-14-jarvis-landry-jersey-c-1_6.html president of the United States and hailed as a hero for championing under-represented groups. His red, No. 7 jersey has been both burned and bought – it remains the top-selling 49ers jersey this year. On Wednesday a crowd gathered outside of NFL headquarters in New York to protest that Kaepernick remains jobless.
For a full year, Kaepernick has been a highly emotional topic in a sharply divided nation, and the story has been warped as a result. Here’s an attempt to bring five talking points about Kaepernick and his ongoing unemployment back to reality.
1.The 49ers dealt with a media circus last season and any team that signs him will, too. Well, yes. But mostly no. There’s no denying that a small army of reporters descended on San Diego for the 49ers’ final preseason game last year, the first game for which it was well-known he wasn’t going to stand for the national anthem. There were also a lot of media on hand for the 49ers’ season opener at Levi’s Stadium against the Rams two weeks later.
But on most weeks, it was a normal-size crowd. And as the season went on – and the 49ers got worse and worse – the number of reporters who showed up day to day was actually smaller than usual. That’s not to say that team staffers didn’t have to deal with an avalanche of interview requests. They did, with every outlet from ESPN to CNN to The O’Reilly Factor clamoring to get a piece of Kaepernick. The game in Miami also was thick with reporters because of what Kaepernick had said about Fidel Castro in the run-up to the contest.
But for most players, the media interruption to their routine was minimal if not non-existent.
2. Kaepernick’s stance was divisive. Again, this is a yes-and-no response. His stance is absolutely divisive when it comes to the country at large. (See: comments section for any Kaepernick story in last year). There would be a thunderclap of boos – and worse – whenever he took the field for the first time during a road game.
But an NFL locker room is not a cross-section of America. His teammates either understood exactly why he was protesting or acknowledged his right to protest. At the end of the season, they awarded him their highest team honor.
It’s a simple majority-rules vote and it doesn’t mean http://www.officialbearsshops.com/shop-by-players-sam-acho-jersey-c-2_24.html he had unanimous support. Nor that there weren’t spirited discussions and disagreements in the locker room during the year.
But the knee-jerk predictions when his anthem protest began – that it would rip the 49ers apart – turned out to be flat wrong. Last year’s 49ers were awful. The anthem protest is well down the list of the reasons why they struggled.
3. Kaepernick opted out of his contract/wants a lot of money. The “he opted out” refrain has been used by detractors to suggest that Kaepernick could be employed if he really wanted to be.
While Kaepernick did opt out of a $14.5 million deal roughly a week before the start of free agency, the 49ers had no plan to keep A.J. Green Kids Jersey him at that salary and told him so during a 15-minute meeting in February. The 49ers have said as much on several occasions, including in May when general manager John Lynch spoke with Pro Football Talk.
“And we had that conversation with him,” Lynch said. “So I don’t want to characterize it as he made a decision to leave here.”
According to Kaepernick’s agent, the quarterback has not been offered a contract by any team this year. He is perfectly willing to be a back up, the agent said, and is not waiting for a big-money deal.
4.Kaepernick was great/awful last year. In the push and pull over Kaepernick, it seems he either was responsible for one of the worst records in 49ers history (2-14) or was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL as shown by his 16-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
The truth is that Kaepernick would look sharp at some point during the game and flat and out-of-sync at others. This was the never-explained hallmark of Chip Kelly’s offense last season: It would score 14 points in one quarter, flounder in the next three.
It must be noted that Kaepernick’s supporting cast was perhaps the worst in the league, especially at the end of the year when his top three weapons – Carlos Hyde, Torrey Smith and Vance McDonald – were on injured reserve and were replaced by Shaun Draughn, Chris Harper and Jim Dray.
The most concrete thing you can say about Kaepernick is that he was noticeably stronger and healthier by the end of 2016 than he was to start the season as he recovered from three different surgeries. His trajectory was going upward from his low in 2015.
5. Kaepernick is blameless. From pig socks Tayo Fabuluje Youth Jersey to Castro comments to salacious tweets, Kaepernick has been the most extreme of all the players who have protested in the last year.
Teammate Eric Reid and former Green Beret Nate Boyer wanted to steer him toward a more moderate stance by kneeling amongst teammates, instead of sitting alone behind teammates, during the national anthem.
Said Reid nearly a year ago: “That way you’re not isolated from the team, you’re not sitting down during the national anthem, you’re just changing your physical position, being more respectful to those people while still maintaining your stance on these issues.”
Kaepernick’s default, however, seems to be isolation and defiance and stubbornness. Combine that with a league that likes everything in lockstep and that is always fretting about its bottom line and you get the current stalemate.
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Bold Predictions for the 2017 Fantasy Football Season

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The first week of September is here, and http://www.authentic49ersshop.com/shop-by-players-eric-reid-jersey-c-1_20.html that means the first NFL Sunday of the season is right around the corner. We've spent all summer ranking players, highlighting breakouts and busts, and debating similarly priced players. We've drafted, drafted and drafted some more. All that's left to do is make bold predictions. SI's Michael Beller, and 4for4's Chris Raybon and T.J. Hernandez share their boldest calls for the 2017 season.
Michael Beller's bold predictions
DAVID JOHNSON AND LE’VEON BELL WILL TOP 2,500 YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE
Chris Johnson is the only player in NFL history to rack up 2,500 total yards in a season. Back in 2009, when Johnson ran for 2,006 yards, he also caught 50 passes for 503 yards. Even as offense has exploded since then, no one has matched Johnson’s 2,509 yards from scrimmage in that season. That will change this year.
Johnson and Bell are the two best offensive players in the league, the prototypical weapons for the modern NFL. They’re the two truly indispensable players in the fantasy game, giving their owners a significant leg up on everyone else. Last year, Johnson piled up 2,118 yards from scrimmage in 16 games, good for 132.4 yards per game. He’d need about 24 more per game to get up to 2,500 yards from scrimmage this season. Bell, meanwhile, doesn’t need to increase his per-game output. He totaled 1,884 yards from scrimmage in 12 games, a 16-game pace of 2,512 yards.
Johnson and Bell are the centerpieces of their offenses, the two best running backs in the league who could probably be elite receivers if they switched positions. They’ll triple the membership in the 2,500-yard club this season.
TY MONTGOMERY WILL BE A TOP-FIVE RUNNING BACK
Everything is lined up for Montgomery to break http://www.authenticsteelerssale.com/shop-by-players-bud-dupree-jersey-c-2_65.html out this season. He has the unquestioned lead of the Green Bay backfield, with rookies Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones behind him on the depth chart. He bulked up to 223 pounds this offseason, putting him in better condition to handle the workload of a starting running back. The Packers have finished outside the top 10 in scoring once and top 10 in yards twice in the nine years that Aaron Rodgers has been their starter.
Montgomery broke into the league as a receiver, which should suit him well in the Green Bay backfield. Rodgers will use his running backs in the passing game if they’re capable, as proved by Eddie Lacy and James Starks combining for 84 catches in 2014 and 63 catches in 2015. Montgomery is a superior receiver to both of them, and a more explosive runner, as well. He could easily approach 300 carries plus targets in what promises to be one of the best offenses in the league. If he does, he’ll be an easy RB1 who helps carry his fantasy owners to championships.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER WILL THROW FOR 40 TOUCHDOWNS
As great as Roethlisberger has been his entire career, he has never thrown for more than 32 touchdowns, and has reached the 30-mark just twice. He’ll obliterate that career high this season, reaching the 40-touchdown threshold with a collection of weapons that is the envy of the league.
Le’Veon Bell is, at worst, the second-best running back and non-quarterback offensive player in the league. Antonio Brown is the league’s best receiver. Since 2014, however, Roethlisberger has never had the pleasure of operating with a full deck. One of Bell or Martavis Bryant has been on the sidelines every game the last two years, thanks to suspensions and injuries. That won’t be the case this season.
In 19 games with Bryant in the lineup, Roethlisberger has 6,385 yards and 41 touchdowns. That comes out to a 16-game average of 5,376 yards and 34.5 touchdowns. Yes, Roethlisberger would have to increase his touchdown rate, but if he Ryan Tannehill Authentic Jersey can really approach 5,300 yards, his touchdown rate won’t be able to do anything but increase. With Bell, Brown and Bryant finally at his disposal at the same time, Roethlisberger will have the best year of his career, marked by 40 passing touchdowns.
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Lifting the gloom by burning Zozobra

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Amid local rains and regional floods, in the aftermath of fiery sugar tax debates and in the face of rising political and racial tensions, escalating http://www.authenticpackerssale.com/shop-by-players-73-jc-tretter-jersey-c-1_35.html concerns about nuclear warfare and lingering shock over an armed attack closer to home, this year — like every year — Zozobra burned.
For some, the 93rd incineration of Santa Fe’s favorite scapegoat was an appropriate opportunity to release the strains of a year filled with turbulence, both in the community and across the nation.
For others, it was a reminder that even in divisive times, people can come together.
The number of people who gathered Friday night at the Fort Marcy Ballpark for the burning of Zozobra seemed to rival last year’s record-setting crowd of more than 55,000 people, even as rain threatened to dampen the festivities.
“We might have a lot more gloom this year than in other years,” said Jack Butler of Florida, who happened to be in town with his wife on the night of the burning. “In the end, we all really need to have some fun.”
“We’re all here for the same thing,” said his wife, Candy, who was sitting on a picnic blanket next to him. “Letting go.”
Old Man Gloom, created by artist Will Shuster in 1924, has borne the blame for onlookers’ woes and has been sacrificed for the sake of rejuvenation for nearly a century, kicking off the city’s Fiesta de Santa Fe celebrations. Year after year, the giant marionette is stuffed with partygoers’ foul memories — troubles written on scraps of paper, wedding dresses and tax forms — and ignited by a celebratory fire dancer.
John and Angelica Rael, both 23-year-olds from Santa Fe, have been attending the event since they were children — and stuffing Zozobra full of their gloom. Watching their worries go up in smoke was especially poignant Friday night.
“Our daughter is currently really ill,” John Rael said. The child is only 2 months old. “I put in there for her to get better.”
Out-of-town visitors Danny and Christine Chavez didn’t stuff the monster themselves. But the California couple said they appreciated the symbolism http://www.authenticpatriotsstore.com/shop-by-players-bob-griese-jersey-c-1_7.html and relevance of burning the effigy — especially this year.
“We have too many wars,” Danny Chavez said. “We have economic problems, we have political problems and weather — we have everything. It’d be nice to get rid of some of that.”
Haleigh Shell of Santa Fe said family members affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas were weighing on her mind. “This definitely would be one of those things that I could come to knowing everybody is OK, and let go of all that grief and all that worry,” she said.
This year marked Zozobra’s fourth year with a theme centering on a particular era as part of the Decades Project, a 10-year endeavor celebrating Zozobra’s history. The project will culminate in 2024 with its 100th birthday.
Last year, a Zozobra attendee told The New Mexican she was slightly put off by the World War II theme of the 1940s-based event, which featured the sounds of falling bombs and whizzing planes, and the odd sight of Gloomies, played by child actors, marching into the celebration in a Nazi-like goose step.
This year was a bit more jubilant, a nod to the 1950s.
Zozobra was dressed in a buttoned-up tan cardigan sweater and jeered at by torchbearers in lettermen jackets. He was ushered out with a mashup of ’50s hits like Elvis’ “Blue Suede Shoes” and Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly,” and at one point appeared to be dancing the twist.
The pyrotechnics display seemed like it could last until the end of the Fiesta de Santa Fe, and at one point a curtain of fireworks surrounded Old Man Gloom before fireworks eventually ignited in his head, blew out of his thumbs, and flames Jordan Mills Jersey consumed his torso.
The ’50s theme was a nice throwback for 85-year-old Dolores Fidel, who grew up in Santa Fe and has missed very few Zozobras in her time.
“I got married in the ’50s. I had children in the ’50s,” Fidel said. “It was a good decade for me.”
Rain fell on the audience around 7 p.m., but when burn time rolled around close to 9:45 p.m., the crowd covered the sports turf of the Fort Marcy baseball park and stretched all the way across the expanse of nearby Magers Field.
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Re: Perez with two outs inLuck back, Dorsett dealt to Pats on busy cut-down day

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As it has said it would all summer, the http://www.billsshopofficial.com/shop-by-players-duke-williams-jersey-c-1_19.html team activated Luck from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list prior to Saturday's 4 p.m. deadline. It remains unlikely the 27-year-old quarterback will play in the Sept. 10 opener against the Rams at Los Angeles.
"I would say again the odds are most likely he probably won't open up against the Rams," owner Jim Irsay said after Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals. "But let me be clear about it: In our own minds, it's something that we haven't ruled out. We're going to see where he's at. It would be awesome."
Irsay also continued to preach patience, however, with the process. He emphasized this decision is about the next 12-to-14 years and that the Colts won't put the quarterback back on the field until he is 100 percent.
That still leaves veteran backup Scott Tolzien as the most likely starter for the season opener. But general manager Chris Ballard threw a bit of intrigue into the situation with a cut-down day trade.
Indianapolis sent disappointing former first-round wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the New England Patriots for third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Brissett made two starts last season with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured. He completed 34 of 55 attempts for 400 yards and rushed 16 times for 83 yards and one touchdown in three appearances, including a relief outing in the game in which Garoppolo was hurt.
Dorsett played in 26 games for the Colts over the past two seasons, catching 51 passes for 753 yards and three scores after being selected with the 29th overall pick in 2015. He also had five carries for 27 yards.
It was the second trade between Indianapolis and its long-time rival this year. The team sent tight end Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round draft pick to the Patriots in March for a fourth-round draft pick in return.
Brissett joins Luck, Tolzien and Stephen http://www.cheapdolphinsonline.com/shop-by-players-reshad-jones-jersey-c-1_47.html Morris as quarterbacks on the initial 53-man regular-season roster. The Colts are expected to be active on the waiver wire Sunday as they peruse players cut from other teams.
Other than the trade, there were few surprises during Indianapolis' own cut-down process.
Two-year starting nose tackle David Parry was waived along with productive rotational defensive tackle T.Y. McGill. Veteran linebackers Akeem Ayers and Sean Spence were released, and running back Josh Ferguson and safety Tyvis Powell were waived-injured.
Undrafted wide receiver JoJo Natson -- who led the team in kickoff return, punt return and receiving yardage during the preseason -- also was waived after fumbling three times against the Bengals.
Cornerback Chris Culliver, inside linebacker Edwin Jackson and safety Earl Wolff IV were placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Three undrafted players made the initial roster, marking the 18th straight year at least one has been included. Punter Rigoberto Sanchez, center Deyshawn Bond and tight end Darrell Daniels made the cut this year.
The other players waived by the Colts were: cornerback Dante Blackmon, defensive tackle Josh Boyd, wide receiver Marvin Bracy, wide receiver Fred Brown, offensive tackle Fahn Cooper, safety Tyson Graham Jr., safety Lee Hightower, wide receiver Bug Howard, tight end Henry Kreiger-Coble, wide receiver Justice Liggins, running back De'Mard Llorens, running back Troymaine Pope, guard Adam Redmond, wide receiver Brian Riley, inside linebacker Darnell Sankey, wide receiver Valdez Showers, outside linebacker Garrett Sickles, defensive end Jhaustin Thomas, offensive tackle Arturo Uzdavinis, guard Terran Vaughn, quarterback Phillip Walker, safety Andrew Williamson and offensive tackle Andrew Wylie.
Outside linebacker Lavar Edwards, running Dion Lewis Authentic Jersey back Daryl Richardson and cornerback Corey White were veterans who were released. They will not have to clear waivers before signing with another team.
Also, as expected, safety Clayton Geathers will start the season on PUP. He can not be activated -- or practice with the team -- for the first six weeks of the regular season.
In addition to any free-agent signings, the Colts also will establish a 10-man practice squad Sunday.
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Final Win-Loss Predictions for New York Giants' 2017 Schedule

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Training camp is in the books, preseason is http://www.dolphinsjerseyofficial.com/shop-by-players-14-jarvis-landry-jersey-c-1_6.html done, and although tweaks are still being made to the 53-man roster, the New York Giants are just days away from kicking off their regular season.
Now that we have a clearer idea as to how the rosters of the Giants and their opponents look, let's make one final season-long prediction as to how the team might fare in their second year under head coach Ben McAdoo.
Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Giants will again be opening the regular-season campaign on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.
Whereas the Giants are mostly healthy and much improved, the same cannot be said of the Cowboys, who have some serious issues on their roster, namely in the form of suspended players.
Per SportsDay, the Cowboys will be without defensive ends David Irving, Damontre Moore and Randy Gregory. There is also the question over whether running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was given a six-game suspension but is fighting that through the courts, will be available.
If the Giants offense is looking for a fast start, this could be the game to get it going and to build confidence.
As for Elliott, given that the Giants defense that http://www.officialbearsshops.com/shop-by-players-sam-acho-jersey-c-2_24.html mostly dominated Dallas last season is returning intact, there should be little reason to worry about the NFC East champs in the regular-season opener.
The Giants open their home schedule with what will be a big Monday night game against Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions, against whom they've won four out of their last five matchups.
Much as was the case in the spring, the Lions still have question marks in the pit. Tackle Taylor Decker is opening the year on the PUP list.
The Lions have had trouble solidifying the left guard spot, while on the other side of the line, T.J. Lang is still working his way back from hip surgery, though per the Detroit News, he finally appears to be over the hump.
On the defensive line, there's a good chance that at least one—if not two—undrafted rookies, Jeremiah Valoaga or Alex Barrett, could be getting the call to start against the Giants.  
As a side note, the Giants will be honoring the 2007 Super Bowl championship team, whose members are likely to visit with the 2017 team in the Adam Jones Womens Jersey days leading up to that game.
If that doesn't provide Big Blue with a little extra motivation, then someone needs to check the current Giants team for a pulse.
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Re: Perez with two outs inSeahawks get Richardson from Jets for Kearse

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have http://www.officialbengalsshop.com/shop-by-players-ted-larsen-jersey-c-2_100.html made a big splash for their top-notch defense just before the start of the regular season.
Seattle acquired defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets on Friday in exchange for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a 2018 second-round draft pick, bolstering a defense that was already considered among the best in the NFL.
The clubs will also swap seventh-round picks in 2018 as part of the deal.
Landing Richardson solidifies the interior of Seattle’s defensive line and quells some of the concerns raised by the uncertainty surrounding rookie second-round draft pick Malik McDowell, who was injured in a July ATV accident. Richardson has spent his entire career with the Jets after being picked in the first round in 2013 and he was a Pro Bowl selection after the 2014 season, when he recorded a career-high eight sacks.
Richardson was a standout for the Jets — although he had a disappointing 2016 season — but seemed to outlast his welcome in New York. Most recently, Jets coach Todd Bowles expressed his displeasure with Richardson’s comments http://www.officialbuccaneersshop.com/shop-by-players-brandon-myers-jersey-c-1_7.html accusing former teammate Brandon Marshall of quitting on the team last season.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Richardson’s comments were not a factor in making the deal.
“The simple answer is no,” Maccagnan said. “I will say this: From our standpoint and as an organization, we’ve really liked Sheldon. From that standpoint, that had no bearing on anything we decided to do.”
Richardson can be a dominant interior lineman and he now joins one of the best defenses in the NFL. Seattle already has Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark as anchors and now adds an interior talent with the proven ability to stop the run and be a presence as a pass rusher. The addition of Richardson means eight of the 11 projected starters on defense have been voted to at least one Pro Bowl in their careers.
Richardson is entering the final year of his rookie deal and had played well during the preseason.
“We just thought it was a good opportunity and a good fit and good value for what we’re trying to accomplish, both short- and long-term,” Maccagnan said.
Kearse was a polarizing figure among fans but one of the most consistent wide receivers during Pete Carroll’s tenure in Seattle. Kearse’s best season was 2015 when he had 49 receptions and five touchdowns in the regular season. He also had some of the more famous catches in franchise history, including a fourth-down touchdown in Rakim Cox Youth Jersey the 2013 NFC championship game, the winning TD catch in overtime of the 2014 NFC title game and a juggling catch late in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl against New England that would have far different context if not for Malcolm Butler’s interception that followed.
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Scoggins: Vikings' Spielman is feeling pressure in critical season

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Recent roster moves show that the Vikings http://www.authenticdolphinsjerseys.com/shop-by-players-jason-taylor-jersey-c-1_23.html general manager is feeling real pressure to deliver a winner this season and can't afford to sit patiently and hope that things improve.
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Rick Spielman’s bold but necessary trade for Sam Bradford in a Hail Mary attempt to save the Vikings’ 2016 season after Teddy Bridgewater’s devastating knee injury.
In the pecking order of Spielman’s personnel decisions last season, nothing comes close to acquiring a starting quarterback at the cost of a first-round pick. His next three most important moves were signing free-agent guard Alex Boone and drafting receiver Laquon Treadwell in the first round and cornerback Mackensie Alexander in the second round.
Now fast-forward one year.
Spielman cut Boone on Saturday, leaving $3.4 million in dead money on the team’s tab. Spielman also traded for veteran cornerback Tramaine Brock over the weekend, presumably as insurance because Alexander has yet to prove he can handle the nickel-corner job. In May, Spielman took a gamble on wide receiver Michael Floyd after Treadwell contributed next-to-nothing in his rookie season.
Those moves show that the Vikings general manager is feeling real pressure to deliver a winner this season and can’t afford to sit patiently and hope that things improve.
The Vikings haven’t won a playoff game since 2009. Their 2016 season became an epic unraveling. No doubt the Wilf ownership expects to see substantial improvement and signs that the organization is on a championship trajectory in a season that will end with the Super Bowl extravaganza being held in their new home.
This is a critical season for Spielman’s operation, which puts those aforementioned moves into context.
Treadwell caught one pass in his first season. That http://www.authenticpackerssale.com/shop-by-players-70-tj-lang-jersey-c-1_34.html doesn’t mean he is doomed to be labeled a bust, but his disappearing act caused enough concern that Spielman sought outside help in signing Floyd, whose off-the-field problems made him available.
Boone’s signing was celebrated at the time as a potential quick fix at one spot along a woeful offensive line. A year later, he’s gone, largely because the Vikings changed coordinators and shifted to zone-blocking schemes, a bad fit for Boone’s skill set.
Spielman probably swallowed hard in releasing Boone because the optics look bad — not to mention the financial hit incurred — in cutting ties with an expensive free agent after one season. But the Vikings offensive line looked better without Boone this preseason, a jarring realization. Spielman understands the ramifications of not solving a glaring hole in his roster after neglecting that position in previous drafts.
Spielman likely reflected on a hard lesson learned in trading for Brock. His decision to cut Antoine Winfield in 2013 and hand the slot/nickel job to unproven Josh Robinson proved disastrous. The defense never recovered.
Spielman didn’t re-sign Captain Munnerlyn this offseason in part because he knew he had mega-contract extensions looming. The Arian Foster Youth Jersey Vikings have committed $135 million in guaranteed money to four defensive stars: safety Harrison Smith, defensive end Everson Griffen, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and nose tackle Linval Joseph.
Those big-ticket costs caused Spielman to entrust Alexander to handle the nickel role, even though he lacked experience in that spot. Nothing to date suggests that Alexander can be trusted unequivocally with that responsibility.
The fact that Mike Zimmer played Alexander in the final preseason game while the rest of the defensive starters sat indicated the second-year corner needs more experience in learning the nuances of that position. Alexander didn’t help himself by picking up a foolish taunting penalty after a third-down incompletion, which opened the door for Miami to score a touchdown.
Spielman traded for Brock the next day, hardly a coincidence.
The Vikings can’t afford to sit and suffer if Alexander struggles as their nickel. They gave themselves insurance in Brock, who could replace Alexander if the experiment fails miserably. That would allow veteran cornerback Terence Newman to remain outside where he’s more comfortable.
Spielman drafted Alexander in the second round because he believes in his talent. The organization is invested in his development. Same thing with Treadwell. Boone’s contract gave the appearance of security.
But the clock is ticking on Spielman’s hand-picked Jordan Cameron Youth Jersey roster to ascend and distance itself from last season’s debacle. That urgency was evident in recent personnel decisions.
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