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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

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Former BYU, Raiders Star Todd Christensen Dies At 57

Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.

11/13/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers takes the field in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Raiders QB Hurt, Big Ben Is Angry, Falcons Back Mike Smith

Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.

11/12/2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 20: Justin Blackmon #14 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a reception against Darrell Stuckey #25 of the San Diego Chargers during the game at EverBank Field on October 20, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Dolphin Files Complaint, Jag Enters Rehab, Raider Injured

While the weekend’s action brought about a lot of rare occurrences and big-time happenings, there were also a number of situations that turned rather ugly. If there is an NFL weekend that includes a complaint filed against one’s own team, a player entering rehab, and a starting quarterback getting injured, then it’s not the best weekend in the world.

11/05/2013

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after he tackled Curtis Brinkley #36 of the San Diego Chargers during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Anger Plays A Big Role In This League

The NFL is filled with every type of emotion imaginable, but sometimes, there are those emotions that just take over and get to the forefront. At times, anger can take over an NFL player and it can just get to be too much for someone to take.

11/01/2013

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions breaks a tackle by Brandon Meriweather #31 of the Washington Redskins and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter at FedExField on September 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. Detroit won the game 27-20. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Danger And Threats Filling Up The League

NFL football is always looked at as a violent sport, and it is due to the hard-hitting, big-time smacks, and all around tackling. One big problem is when some coaches and/or players take it a bit too far and start getting too serious.

10/30/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: A fan screams during one of the attempts for the Guinness World Record of loudest stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter October 13, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Eagles Starting QB, Bills To Look At Flynn, Arrowhead Breaks Noise Mark

Lots of changes need to be made for some teams in the NFL, and it all will depend on what is best for the immediate future. Two teams are looking at quarterback situations that could very well help their seasons while one team is doing so well that they are breaking noise records.

10/15/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans throws a pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Texans won 23-17. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: 49er Changing Name, Matt Flynn Demoted, Texan Fans Burning Schaub Jerseys

Talk about your strange happenings in the NFL – and you’ve got this week. One 49er is legally changing his name due to a fine. An Oakland Raider just dropped down two pegs. And the Houston Texans are pleading with fans to stop burning their jerseys.

10/04/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes against the New York Giants during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Raiders Game Pushed Back, Pats Lose Wilfork, Rex Ryan Supports Geno Smith

Major League Baseball is getting into the postseason and that means some NFL games are going to suffer the consequences. Speaking of consequences, the New England Patriots are dealing with a big one while Jets QB Geno Smith may suffer none.

10/02/2013

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after throwing an incomplete pass in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Around the NFL: Pryor’s Concussion Probed, Bucs Bench Josh Freeman, RGIII Spots Improvement On Horizon

There is a lot of change going on in the NFL already, and some teams truly need it. The Redskins are sitting at 0-3 but RG3 feels change is coming. The Buccaneers are changing quarterbacks. Oakland may have to do the same, thanks to a concussion and an investigation.

09/27/2013

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