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Jaydon Blue sparks new trend? High school star refuses to suit up senior year to save himself for college football

This is so ridiculous it makes sense.Will it become a trend?Running back Jaydon Blue, a Texas Longhorns commit, won’t play football his senior year in high school because he wants to save a season of “wear and tear” on his body. Can he do that?According to...

Over 80 percent of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer: Poll

More than 80 percent of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new poll published Monday showed, less than 10 weeks before the Tokyo Games. The latest survey comes after Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency Friday as the nation battles a fourth...

CTE trend: Brain disease bigger threat to football than boxing?

Is CTE prevalent in boxing? It was announced in 2017 that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that had been donated to science, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA.A progressive degenerative disease, CTE is often associated...

Super Bowl LV ratings: Worst since 2007

The numbers are in, and the National Football League’s biggest game of the year — during this season of Covid — failed to top 100 million viewers this year. Super Bowl LV attracted 96.4 million viewers for ViacomCBS on Sunday, the company announced Tuesday, as the Tampa Bay...

Onside kick: Success rate doesn’t make it exciting

Remember when the post-touchdown conversion was so boring? For decades in the NFL, teams had only one option after scoring a touchdown. The extra point. It equated to about a 19/20 yard field goal and the seasonal success rate was usually between 98 or 99 percent....

Will Rocky die in the Creed 3 movie?

Creed 2 (or Rocky 8) has come and gone, and Rocky lives. ... At least for now. In 2018, Sylvester Stallone reprised his role an aging former boxing champion and mentor/father figure to Adonis Creed (often called Donnie), a top contender. Many of us thought Rocky would die...