7. New York Jets (4-3)
6. Carolina Panthers (7-0)
5. Arizona Cardinals (6-2)
4. Buffalo Bills (3-4)
3.Dallas Cowboys (2-5)
2. Green Bay Packers (6-1)
1. Denver Broncos (7-0)
7. New York Jets (4-3)
6. Carolina Panthers (7-0)
5. Arizona Cardinals (6-2)
4. Buffalo Bills (3-4)
3.Dallas Cowboys (2-5)
2. Green Bay Packers (6-1)
1. Denver Broncos (7-0)
Shanghai (AFP) – A club sandwich could derail Rory McIlroy’s anticipated showdown with Jordan Spieth and a stellar field at this week’s World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai beginning Thursday.
Race to Dubai leader McIlroy had stomach pains which forced him to miss a colorful tournament launch event Tuesday, and despite being seen on the practice green early on Wednesday, he pulled out of his 10:45am pro-am tee time.
“Iâm not feeling great to be honest,” he said before retiring to his hotel room. “I had something (to eat) a couple of nights ago and yesterday wasn’t good at all.
“I thought I would be better this morning… and I came here and tried to hit some balls, but even just making a couple of swings my stomach was too sore. So I just need another day of rest and hopefully I will be better tomorrow and I can play.”
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In trying to come up with the actual rivals for all 32 NFL teams, we came to realize there are actually two kinds of sports rivalries. The first is the actual rivalry, embraced by fans of both teams who truly despise one another and what the other franchise stands for. Then there are the imaginary rivalries when fans, who are sometimes delusional about this, believe that its hatred of one team is shared by fans of the other team when, in fact, the other team doesn’t care that much.
Though, in theory, a team should only have one rival and be the rival of just one other team, it doesn’t always work out that way. In college sports, Michigan is a good example. The Wolverines rival is indisputably Ohio State, but they still have a second-tier rivalry with Michigan State, which considers Michigan to be their main rival. That’s why, on this NFL rivalry list, teams such as Dallas and New England appear more than once. Both those teams have a main rivalry to themselves. Any other appearance as another team’s rival is relegated to lower-tier status. We had to be judicious: You can’t just have Dallas be the main rival of every team in the NFC East.
But enough chatter, here are the actual rivalries of all 32 NFL teams:
More than half the fanbases in the NFC probably consider Dallas to be a rival, namely because the Cowboys are the most hated (and loved) team in America. Every NFL win feels good but a victory over Dallas is sweeter for anyone. Still, it’s the team’s rivalry with the Redskins that stands as one of the best in pro sports, even if rivalries have died down in recent years for various reasons, with free agency being the biggest culprit. The teams have faced off in NFC championships and always play each other tough, no matter their records. When Dallas went 1-15 in Troy Aikman’s first season, the lone win came against the 10-6 ‘Skins. Last year, Washington went to Dallas and stunned the heavily favored Cowboys on Monday night, a win that made the stench of a 4-12 season a little easier to stomach in the District.
Every Cowboys-Giants game is great and one to circle on your calendar. But since Dallas already has the ‘Skins and everyone wants to be rivals with Big D, we’ll say the Jets are the Giants’ real rival. Sure, they only play once every four years but the battle for the back pages of the Post and Daily News is a daily occurrence. (Sometimes that’s not always a good thing.)
Eagles fans like to think of the Cowboys as their biggest rivals, which makes this a good time to discuss the Maryland Corollary. The Terps spent years in the ACC convinced Duke was its rival while Duke couldn’t have given two licks about Maryland, as their rivalry with North Carolina is the best in all of college basketball. But Maryland fans believed this rivalry was real, particularly because when the Terps were great under Gary Williams, they had some classic games with Duke. But a few classics make not a rivalry. So while every NFC East game is big, especially depending on the year, the Eagles are maybe Dallas’s fourth-biggest rival (behind Washington, New York and maybe San Francisco) no matter what the citizens of Philadelphia like to believe. Philly loves to hate Dallas, Dallas is like “meh, I guess” with the Philly. So, with the Eagles fans constantly drawing as much attention to themselves as to their team (e.g. the intense booing and field-charging on Sunday), this is an inward battle.
Even with the Redskins being mediocre for almost every non-Joe Gibbs season for the past 35 years, “Dallas Week” is still a palpably exciting thing in the nation’s capital. There are too many great stories to tell about this rivalry (most involving George Allen and Joe Bugel) but this stadium-shaking video from 1983 sums it up best:
The Bears and the Packers have the longest rivalry in the NFL. It’s in its 94th year and has been played a record 189 games. Even more remarkable: Green Bay leads the series 92-91-6 but has been outscored by a single point — a single point over 94 years! That’s insane. (The cumulative score is currently 3,231 to 3,230, Chicago.)
When you’ve been as awful as the Lions (one playoff win since 1958, which was followed by a 41-10 loss in the 1991 NFC championship), rivalries don’t come easy. That’s why the team’s annual Thanksgiving game (which should always stay in Detroit, no matter how bad the team gets) provides the most reliable rival for the team from the Motor City.
A quick rundown of great moments in the rivalry: The Packers continually hitting the Bears late during their two games in Chicago’s 15-1 Super Bowl season, Charles Martin sacking Jim McMahon in 1986 while having a hit list on his towel and this ponytailed clown catching a ball during a Monday Night Football game and then giving his Al Bundy-esque football resume.
Brett Favre moving from the Packers to the Vikings made a fairly good rivalry great for at least one year (the year Favre was good in Minnesota).
The NFC South is a division of expansion teams and cast-offs, so there’s no real history here. But Atlanta and New Orleans are the two best franchises, each play in a dome and they faced one another in that classic return to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. So let’s just say they’re rivals and move on.
My friend Scott, born, raised and educated in North Carolina, weighs in when I asked him if Atlanta was the answer to this question: “I think you’re right about ATL, I bet that’s how most of the fanbase feels. I hear there’s been a large number of Panther fans in the Georgia Dome for those games. The Falcons used to beat up on the Panthers with Vick and Thomas Davis was drafted to follow Vick around, so I guess that’s a rivalry. But for me it’s still the Saints.”
The imaginary rivalry is simply because New Orleans is the top team in the division. And maybe it’s the actual one too. But when you’re a buccaneer, out on a ship for weeks at a time and plundering anything in sight, the lack of attention to Vitamin C consumption can be a very-real battle.
Not every team has a rival. It’s especially hard when you’ve changed cities (from St. Louis to Phoenix) and divisions (NFC East to NFC West) in the past 30 years. So Arizona’s rival becomes whichever team stands in the way of its rare playoff appearances.
The Rams have been too awful over the past decade to have a real rival. They’ve played Seattle tough of late, but that’s just punching up. In reality, much like Arizona’s rival is whoever is keeping them from the playoffs, the St. Louis rival is whichever team keeps them out of the cellar.
Back in the day, the rival would have clearly been Dallas, but it’s been years since the teams were duking it out in the NFC championship, so the team’s recent battles with Seattle take precedence.
It’s a shame Jim Harbaugh left the City by the Bay because those games with Pete Carroll provided some of the best hype for NFL matchups in years.
This would have been different 10 months ago, but now that Rex Ryan is in Buffalo, pretty much solely to beat the New England Patriots, we’ll give Bills fans some love and say they’re a low-tier rival with the Pats. But, who knows: With some good years under Rex, maybe this moves up in the chain.
It’s hard to come up with rivals for every team, particularly when the team hasn’t been very good for a very long time. But I think back to those days with Dan Marino throwing balls to the Marks — Clayton and Duper — on windy, chilly days on the concrete turf of the Meadowlands. Plus, there’s this:
Ray Finkle finished a close second, by the way.
Legal battles are the ones that most often do in the Patriots, but don’t take that as a total diss: The Patriots are basically without rival, except when they face a Peyton Manning-led team (and even then, they usually win anyway).
Now that Rex is gone, who knows? I’d like to think Todd Bowles will keep this rivalry going, particularly with his solid defense and both teams at 2-0 this season.
Let’s have Terrell Suggs sum it up:
The AFC North is the only division in which the rivalries match up perfectly. In this case, Cincinnati-Cleveland is hardly the stuff of legends, but bragging rights in Ohio is something, right? Plus the thought of Johnny Manziel beating Andy Dalton this year may cause Bengals fans to revolt, Les Miserables style.
We could have said John Elway here, as no matter how long it’s been since “The Fumble” and “The Drive,” Elway is still public enemy No. 1 in Cleveland. Well, him and
LeBron James Craig Ehlo.
Let’s have Mike Tomlin sum it up:
Houston is too new to have any real rivalries and though it’d be nice to have that Texas on Texas thing going, the way the NFL schedule is set up, once every four years isn’t going to do it. No, the Texans biggest rival is finding someone to play quarterback. It seems like it’s been this way every year since the team debuted in 2002.
When Peyton Manning was in Indy, this was a true rivalry with the Pats. Now that Andrew Luck (Peyton Manning Lite) is there, it’s one the Colts value far more than the Patriots. But when the Pats have to go through Indy to a Super Bowl, that merits some sort of acknowledgement. It also doesn’t hurt that the teams have played a game in every season since 2002.
Jaguars fans aren’t delusional enough to believe that anyone cares enough about playing them.
Those Steve McNair years were great (as was that one Vince Young year). And if Tennessee is ever going to get back to the top of the South, it’s going to have to be over Luck and Indy.
One of the few great AFC rivalries. Sure, it’s been lessened in recent years because of Oakland’s awfulness, but when Al Davis fired Mike Shanahan and Shanahan went to Denver, those games were as must-watch as NFL games get.
No second-tier here. The Raiders are hated enough to have two true rivals that despise every ounce of their being. True, it’s hard to loathe a team that’s been so bad over the past 13 years, but there’s just something cathartic about beating the silver and black.
The Raiders are 10-25 in this rivalry since 1997, including a current seven-game losing streak (thanks, Peyton … and Tebow!) But Oakland still leads overall 59-48-2 thanks to a stretch from 1964-77 in which Denver only notched three wins.
A dispatch from San Diego: “For Chargers fans, it’s almost a matter of civic pride. Sure, there’d be plenty of things to do on NFL Sundays if the Chargers left town, but for LA? Who in their right mind would rather live in Los Angeles than San Diego?”
Here is the predictions for the 2015 NFL season as seen through the eyes of Kuveikis and The Dude from “Sports on Tap”. First we will start local with the Carolina Panthers record. Lee Kuveikis has the Panthers going 4-12, Matt “The Dude” Diedrich has the Panthers at 9-7 and Charlie “IDK” Smith has the Panthers at 6-10. Safe to say, no playoffs for the Panthers.
Kuveikis: Kevin White – Chicago Bears (WR)
The Dude: Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders (WR)
Intern IDK: Amari Cooper- Oakland Raiders (WR)
Kuveikis: Leonard Williams- New York Jets (DE)
The Dude: Vic Beasley- Atlanta Falcons (DE)
Intern IDK: Randy Gregory- Dallas Cowboys (DE)
Kuveikis: : Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts (QB)
The Dude: Peyton Manning- Denver Broncos (QB)
Intern IDK: Andrew Luck- Indianapolis Colts (QB)
Kuveikis: Justin Houston- Kansas City Chiefs (LB)
The Dude: Luke Kuechly- Carolina Panthers (LB)
Intern IDK: JJ Watt- Houston Texans (DE)
Kuveikis: New York Giants vs Baltimore Ravens
The Dude: Arizona Cardinals vs Denver Broncos
Intern IDK: Green Bay Packers vs Indianapolis Colts
Kuveikis: Baltimore Ravens
The Dude: Denver Broncos
Intern IDK: Green Bay Packers
On Friday, August 7th, the Carolina Panthers will welcome a pint-sized addition to their coaching staff. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina, 6-year-old Braylon Beam of Denver, NC will serve as honorary Head Coach for the team’s annual Fan Fest practice. Beam, who has garnered national attention since his appearance on The Ellen Show, signed a one-day coaching contract back in June during a surprise pep rally at his school. The contract, per General Manager Dave Gettleman, “includes a clause that requires [Braylon] to show off [his] dance moves.”
ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 25, 2015) – The Chesapeake Bayhawks used a final run in the fourth quarter to top the Charlotte Hounds 15-13 on Saturday night. Chesapeake’s head coach, Dave Cottle, ended his MLL coaching career with one final win, as he plans to join the front office management of the Bayhawks in 2016. Ben Rubeor was named Coca-Cola Player of the game following his five point (4g, 1a) performance, while Joe Walters added two goals and five assists and Drew Westervelt tallied three goals and two assists. Tyler Fiorito had 18 saves for the Bayhawks, with Niko Amato adding two in the second half, while Pierce Bassett made 19 saves for the Hounds.Joey Sankey played a stand out game with four goals, keeping the score close throughout the game.
Two weeks ago today, hearing officer Harold Henderson reduced the 10-game suspension imposed by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy to four games.
As of now, Hardy still hasn’t decided whether to further challenge the reduced suspension in court.
Per a league source, Hardy is still exploring his options with the NFL Players Association. The source also called it a “fluid situation.”
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BOCA RATON, FLA. - Texas-San Antonio football coach Larry Coker has words of advice for the Charlotte 49ers as they prepare for their first season in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision and Conference USA
“They’re in for a little bit of culture shock,” said Coker, whose Roadrunners made a similar jump in 2012, the only program to make such a move faster than Charlotte.
The 49ers are playing just their third season of football, starting the sport in 2013 as Football Championship Subdivision independents. Two years later, Charlotte is in the sport’s big time.
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2015 All-ACC Preseason Football Team Announced
Clemson leads with five selections; four each from Florida State, Virginia Tech
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Thursday.
The team was selected by a vote of 163 media members who were credentialed for the ACC Football Kickoff earlier this week at Pinehurst Resort.
Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson, who earlier this week was voted the ACC Preseason Player of the Year, is joined on the All-ACC preseason team by Tiger wide receivers Mike Williams and Artavis Scott, offensive guard Eric Mac Lain and defensive end Shaq Lawson.
Florida State and Virginia Tech each placed four student-athletes on the 2015 All-ACC preseason team, while Pitt had three selected.
Watson, who threw for 1,466 yards and 14 touchdowns despite being limited to eight games and five starts last season due to injuries, is joined in the offensive backfield by running backs James Conner of Pitt and Shadrach Thornton of NC State.
Conner, a 2014 All-American and the reigning ACC Player of the Year, led the conference and ranked among the nation’s leaders with 1,765 yards rushing and an ACC-record 26 touchdowns as a sophomore. Thornton, a rising senior, ranks 10th in NC State history with 2,369 career rushing yards and 12th all-time among Wolfpack ball-carriers with 16 career rushing touchdowns.
Clemson’s Williams and Scott are joined on the preseason All-ACC wide receiving corps by Pitt junior Tyler Boyd, the the first player in ACC history to compile 1,000 receiving yards in both his freshman and sophomore seasons. Williams joined Boyd as one of four ACC players with at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2014, and Scott was close behind with 965.
Preseason All-ACC tight end recognition goes to Virginia Tech’s Bucky Hodges, a redshirt sophomore who broke in last season with 45 receptions for 526 yards and six TDs. He is joined on the offensive line by Florida State’s Roderick Johnson and Pitt’s Adam Bisnowaty at tackle.North Carolina’s Landon Turner and Clemson’s Mac Lain man the guard spots, while Duke’s Matt Skura was selected at the center position.
Three defensive ends were selected due to ties in the voting, with Virginia Tech’s Dadi Lhomme Nicolas joining Clemson’s Lawson and Louisville’s Sheldon Rankins. Adam Gotsis of defending Coastal Division champion Georgia Tech is a choice at defensive tackle, along with Virginia Tech’s Luther Maddy.
Florida State’s Terrance Smith, Wake Forest’s Brandon Chubb and Louisville’s James Burgess form the preseason All-ACC linebacker corps.
The secondary features a trio of returning All-Americans in cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey of Florida State and Kendall Fuller of Virginia Tech, as well as Duke safety Jeremy Cash. Virginia’s Quin Blanding, the 2014 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, also earned a spot at safety on the preseason team.
The special teams include junior All-America placekicker Roberto Aguayo, whose 293 total points in two seasons already ranks eighth on Florida State’s all-time list. Wake Forest’s Alex Kinal earned the spot at punter, while North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer is the choice at return specialist.
Pitt’s Conner led the overall voting, being chosen by 148 of the 163 media members casting ballots. Florida State’s Aguayo received 141 votes.
Others reaching or topping the century mark were Pitt’s Boyd (137 votes), Duke’s Cash (116), Florida State’s Ramsey (115), Virginia Tech’s Fuller (112), Duke’s Skura (111), North Carolina’s Turner (108), Virginia Tech’s Nicolas (108), Florida State’s Johnson (104) and Clemson’s Watson (100).
Boyd, Conner, Aguayo, Fuller and Ramsey were all named first-team All-ACC last year, while Scott, Williams, Nicolas, Gotsis, Smith, Cash, Blanding and Kinal all earned second-team All-ACC. Switzer, Hodges, Turner, Skura and Rankins were 2014 third-team All-ACC selections.
2015 All-ACC Preseason Football Team
WR – Tyler Boyd, Jr., Pitt
WR – Mike Williams, Jr., Clemson
WR – Artavis Scott, So. Clemson
TE – Bucky Hodges, r-So., Virginia Tech
OT – Roderick Johnson, So., Florida State
OT – Adam Bisnowaty, r-Jr., Pitt
OG – Landon Turner, r-Sr., North Carolina
OG – Eric Mac Lain, Gr., Clemson
C – Matt Skura, r-Sr., Duke
QB – Deshaun Watson, So., Clemson
RB – James Conner, Jr., Pitt
RB – Shadrach Thornton, Sr., NC State
DE – Dadi Lhomme Nicolas. r-Sr., Virginia Tech
DE – Shaq Lawson, Jr., Clemson
DE – Sheldon Rankins, Sr., Louisville
DT – Adam Gotsis, Sr., Georgia Tech
DT – Luther Maddy, r-Sr., Virginia Tech
LB – Terrance Smith, r-Sr., Florida State
LB – Brandon Chubb, r-Sr., Wake Forest
LB – James Burgess, Sr., Louisville
CB – Jalen Ramsey, Jr., Florida State
CB – Kendall Fuller, Jr., Virginia Tech
S – Jeremy Cash, r-Sr., Duke
S – Quin Blanding, So., Virginia
PK – Roberto Aguayo, r-Jr., Florida State
P – Alex Kinal, r-Sr., Wake Forest
KR – Ryan Switzer, So., North Carolina
2015 All-ACC Preseason Team Voting
Deshaun Watson, Clemson 100; Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech 33; Marquise Williams, North Carolina 13; Brad Kaaya, Miami 10; Jacoby Brissett, NC State 6; Michael Brewer, Virginia Tech 1.
James Conner, Pitt 148; Shadrach Thornton, NC State 37; Dalvin Cook, Florida State 36; Jon Hilliman, Boston College 33; Wayne Gallman, Clemson 19; Brandon Radcliff, Louisville 15; Shaquille Powell, Duke 12; T.J. Logan, North Carolina 9; Matt Dayes, NC State 6, J.C. Coleman, Virginia Tech 5; Joe Yearby, Miami 4; Gus Edwards, Miami 2.
Tyler Boyd, Pitt 137; Mike Williams, Clemson 98; Artavis Scott, Clemson 86; Ryan Switzer, North Carolina 32; Travis Randolph, Florida State 23; James Quick, Louisville 23; Quinshad Davis, North Carolina 23; Stacy Coley, Miami 21; Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech 16; Max McCaffrey, Duke 8; Jesus Wilson, Florida State 8; Steve Ishmael, Syracuse 5; Canaan Severin, Virginia 4; Ja’Quay Savage, Louisville 3; Mack Hollins, North Carolina 3.
Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech 75; Braxton Deaver, Duke 28; Cam Serigne, Wake Forest 21; David Grinnage, NC State 13; Jordan Leggett, Clemson 12; Ryan Malleck, Virginia Tech 6; J.P. Holtz, Pitt 5; Chris Herndon, Miami 3.
Roderick Johnson, Florida State 104; Adam Bisnowaty, Pitt 70; Bryan Chamberlain, Georgia Tech 63; Jon Heck, North Carolina 22; Eric Smith, Virginia 17; Errin Joe, Georgia Tech 16; KC McDermott, Miami 12; Casey Blaser, Duke 12; Trevor Darling, Miami 7; Ivan Foy, Syracuse 3.
Landon Turner, North Carolina 108; Eric Mac Lain, Clemson 36; Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech 33; Joe Thuney, NC State 31; Trey Braun, Georgia Tech 30; Dorian Johnson, Pitt 29; Lucas Patrick, Duke 20; Caleb Peterson, North Carolina 18; Danny Isidora, Miami 18; Tony Adams, NC State 3.
Matt Skura, Duke 111; Ryan Norton, Clemson 18, Freddie Burden, Georgia Tech 11; Rob Trudo, Syracuse 7; Lucas Crowley, North Carolina 5; Nick Linder, Miami 5; Ross Burbank, Virginia 4; Quinton Schooley, NC State 2.
Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, Virginia Tech 108; Shaq Lawson, Clemson 56; Sheldon Rankins, Louisville 56; Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech 50; DeMarcus Walker, Florida State 21; Mike Rose, NC State 9; Mike Moore, Virginia 8; KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech 6; Dajaun Drennon, North Carolina 3; Ron Thompson, Syracuse 3; Quan Muhammad, Miami 2, Ufomba Kamalu, Miami 2; Kevin Kavalec, Boston College 2.
Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech 87, Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech 66; Corey Marshall, Virginia Tech 27; Connor Wujciak, Boston College 27; Derrick Mitchell, Florida State 25; Nile Lawrence-Stample, Florida State 22; D.J. Reader, Clemson 19; David Dean, Virginia 11; Nazair Jones, North Carolina 10; B.J. Hill, NC State 9; Jabari Hunt-Days, Georgia Tech 6; Kentavius Street, NC State 5; Calvin Heurtelou, Miami 4; Truman Gutapfel, Boston College 3; Carlos Wray, Duke 3; Khaynin Mosely-Smith, Pitt 2.
Terrance Smith, Florida State 99; Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest 75; James Burgess, Louisville 67; Reggie Northrup, Florida State 58; Keith Kelsey, Louisville 38; Ben Boulware, Clemson 36; P.J. Davis, Georgia Tech 33; Rafael Kirby, Miami 19; Jeff Schoettmer, North Carolina 16; Steve Daniels, Boston College 14; Jermaine Grace, Miami 9; Deon Clarke, Virginia Tech 8; Zaire Franklin, Syracuse 7; Mike Strizak, Boston College 3; Darrion Owens, Miami 2; Jerod Fernandez, NC State 2; Marqez Hodge, Syracuse 2; Demond Smith, Georgia Tech 1.
Jalen Ramsey, Florida State 115; Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech 112; Mackensie Alexander, Clemson 28; Maurice Canady, Virginia 12; D.J. White, Georgia Tech 10; Breon Borders, Duke 7; Shaq Wiggins, Louisville 7; Jack Tocho, NC State 5; Tracy Howard, Miami 5; Juston Burris, NC State 5; Artie Burns, Miami 4; Justin Simmons, Boston College 3; Bryon Fields, Duke 3; Demetrious Nicholson, Virginia 3; Chris Milton, Georgia Tech 3; Brian Walker, North Carolina 2; Lafayette Pitts, Pitt 1; Des Lawrence, North Carolina 1.
Jeremy Cash, Duke 116; Quin Blanding, Virginia 92; Jayson Kearse, Clemson 21; Deon Bush, Miami 20; Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville 18; Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech 16; DeVon Edwards, Duke 13; Nate Andrews, Florida State 10; Tyler Hunter, Florida State 8; Hakim Jones, NC State 4; Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest 3; Deondre Singleton, Duke 2; Josh Jones, NC State 2; Dallas Crawford, Miami 1.
Roberto Aguayo, Florida State 141; Ross Martin, Duke 8; John Wallace, Louisville 6; Ian Frye, Virginia 4; Cole Murphy, Syracuse 2; Harrison Butker, Georgia Tech 1; Chris Blewitt, Pitt 1.
Alex Kinal, Wake Forest 89; Will Monday, Duke 38; Cason Beatty, Florida State 11; Justin Vogel, Miami 9; Riley Dixon, Syracuse 6; Ryan Rodwell, Georgia Tech 3; A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech 3; Ryan Winslow, Pitt 2; Alex Howell, Boston College 2.
Ryan Switzer, North Carolina 62; DeVon Edwards, Duke 42; Tyler Boyd Pitt 32; Stacy Coley, Miami 9; Kermit Whitfield, Florida State 7; Myles Willis, Boston College 6; Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech 4; T.J. Logan, North Carolina 1.
The NFL’s stance regarding Los Angeles has pivoted from luxury to necessity for one primary reason: The well of taxpayer money for stadium construction and renovation has gone drier than ever.
While there’s a chance the pendulum could swing the other way at some point in the future, the current cycle feels more than temporary. If so, and absent efforts by local leaders to finagle public money without elections that are likely to fail if they ever happen, teams that want their stadiums to be replaced will either have to find a way to do it with private money in their current locations — or they’ll have to move to a city where they can.
Which means that the league inevitably will be looking at the bigger cities, where a greater concentration of fans and a greater opportunity to consistently fill a venue would mean a greater flow of cash that would be used to pay for the stadium.
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