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Jason Witten is Returning to the Cowboy’s After Retirement

jason witten cowboysFormer Dallas Cowboy star Jason Witten, who retired from the NFL in 2017, is returning to the game.

obat neurontin Jason Witten, who spent last season in the broadcast booth for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, has reportedly signed a one-year contract with his longtime team, the Dallas Cowboys.

The news was confirmed by the team in an announced Thursday.

“The fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong,” Witten said in a statement. “This team has a great group of rising young stars, and I want to help them make a run at a championship. This was completely my decision, and I am very comfortable with it. I’m looking forward to getting back in the dirt.”

More about additional reading Jason Wittenère.html Jason Witten played college football for the University of Tennessee. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Witten ranks second in all-time career receptions and receiving yards by an NFL tight end, trailing only Tony Gonzalez. Initially retiring in 2018, he became a color analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

What is the Cause of the NFL Ratings Drop this Season?

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As the biggest ratings powerhouse on Television, no one expected NFL ratings to fall as they did this season, and many people are scrambling to understand the rationale behind the descent. Not that NFL lines and odds enthusiasts care, but this is an important issue for the league.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the NFL’s premier game, experienced a 12% drop in viewership from last year’s numbers. Monday Night Football, which typically reigns on EPSN, also saw a 12% decline in the numbers.

CBS’s First Thursday Night Football game was especially disappointing, with CBS reporting a 26% drop in the ratings. Of course, no one is foolish enough to declare the beginning of the downfall of the NFL.

Sport Shorts – What the hell is going on here?

Typically, this is a down time in the world of sports. The NBA is finally over, most of golf’s majors are done, the chance of a triple crown winner has once again vanquished, and we as a nation are desperately waiting for the upcoming football season. Usually, the only thing that keeps our sporting interest this time of the year are a few MLB pennant races. But lately there have been several intriguing stories to occupy our time.

sports news and UpdatesThe NBA had has it’s share of headline news the past few months. The Sterling nightmare is a soap opera/black eye for the league and just won’t go away. Please Donald, sign the sale papers and go to some nursing home where you belong! The summer of big name player movement perked our interest for the last few months. Melo did his dog and pony show only to remain in the Big Apple. I thought it was about winning for him? Let’s be real. The only thing that matters to 99.9% of all players is the check! Stay in NY where it is all about you. ‘Bron toyed with the media for months and finally said adios to the fun in the sun to return home to sunny, warm, rich, titletown…..CLEVELAND! OK, he has a sense for family, home, and giving back to his community. I admire that. He has his rings now and the thought of winning an NBA title in C Town will certainly add to his legacy. Even if he does win an NBA title there, he will still be behind MJ…SORRY! Cleveland is in the midst of making a huge move by shipping off their #1 pick this year, their #1 pick from last year, and possibly their #1 pick in ’15 or ’16 to bring in Kevin Love. With LeBron, Irving, Love, and a mix of other off season free agent pick ups, Cleveland has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse in just a few months!

Staying with the NBA, I can’t believe Kevin Durant walked away from Team USA citing being tired and worn out. Was he afraid of being injured like team mate Paul George? Look, these guys play year round, they have to so they can stay in shape. The chances of getting hurt on the playground is much higher there than on the court with world class athletes. This just smells like the build up of his summer of 2016 dog and pony show whens he becomes a free agent and the world will be kissing his…..I want to go home….to Washington for a BRINKS truck full of $$$$!

Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt Sends Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Seahawk PackersGreen Bay Mayor James Schmitt is not a happy camper after last nights Green Bay loss to the Seahawks and the controversial last minute call rookie refs.  

The controversy began on the final play there was eleven seconds left on the scoreboard and the Packers were ahead 12-7.   Russell Wilson launched a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone…Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate  pushed Packers cornerback Sam Shields to the ground which cleared his way for takeoff .  With Shields on the ground Tate eliminated one of the four defensive from going airborne.  Therefore, there were only three Packer defenders covering two Seahawk wide receivers.

In retaliation…Schmitt, who’s also a shareholder of the publicly owned Green Bay Packers has fired off a not so nice letter to  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. 
In the letter  Schmitt expresses his disappointment and displeasure with the game ending call for the Packers and Seahawks game.  
He also expresses his concerns about the NFL’s present labor dispute with referees is threatening the Packers on-field success and may in turn effect the economy in Green Bay and place his town in “financial jeopardy.”

In the letter Schmitt  also claims that under qualified  refs are threatening the “elite status” of the NFL. 

“last night’s game creates a negative perception on the NFL brand, which in turn jeopardizes the Packers’ chance for success as well as the potential to negatively affect our local economy.”

The NFL issued the following statement: “While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It was not called and is not reviewable in instant replay.”

Packers Wide Receiver Greg Jennings and Seahawks Wide Receiver Golden Tate Greg Jennings Stats NFL and Golden Tate Stats NFL

The replay of the play shows Packers’  wide receiver Greg Jennings who appeared to jump higher than Tate and was first to have both of his hands on the ball.  Tate and Jennings then both went down in the end zone…and they both had their hands on the ball…

According to sources…”When the players hit the ground in the end zone, the officials determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball. Under the rule for simultaneous catch, the ball belongs to Tate, the offensive player. The result of the play was a touchdown.”

Final Score:  ω Seahawks 14, Packers 12

Watch controversial play video here

Russel Wilson passes to Golden Tate for a 24 yard touchdown to win the game for the Seahawks.

Packers Bears

Bears 20 – Packers 17

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers put the Packers (2-1) back ahead 17-14. The Packers drove to the Bears‘ 3, aided by a crucial roughing-the-quarterback call against the Bears’ Henry Melton.

On third-and-three, Rodgers rolled out to his right, then dove into the right corner of the end zone for the score to put the Packers back on top, 17-14 with 6:52 remaining. The 12-play drive covered 72 yards.

Jay Cutler took a tough hit to the head from the Packers‘ Frank Zombo on the Bears’ next drive. The penalty negated an interception by the Packers’ Nick Barnett. The drive continued as Cutler adroitly dinked a pass to Olsen to the Green Bay 13 with just over five minutes left in regulation.

The Bears wound up with a 25-yard field goal from Gould to tie the game 17-17 with 3:59 left in the period. Cutler was 15 of 25 for 200 yards at that point. Cutler had guided the Bears to the 1-yard line late in the third quarter. But a fourth-down pass intended for tight end Desmond Clark fell out of his hands in the end zone and the Packers took over.  Read full story and more here

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Hank Baskett

The  Minnesota Vikings have landed a receiver, but likely not the one Minnesota’s fans were hoping for.

While Vincent Jackson’s(notes) name continues to swirl in trade rumors, the Vikings signed WR Hank Baskett(notes), who was cut by the Eagles this week.

Chad Henne

Down 14 in the second quarter, the Dolphins finally answered the prayers of their fans worldwide: They let Chad Henne air it out.

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