Pat McAfee explains how he almost killed a 'walking talking demon meth head'

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    There are no live sports these days, but there is "a walking talking demon meth head" almost getting hit by Pat McAfee's truck and then pretending to shoot a quiver of arrows at the former Colts punter.

    This is the story McAfee told during Thursday's edition of his daily show on DAZN. It's a ridiculous story, to say the least.

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    McAfee, who punted in Indianapolis for eight seasons (2009-16) before retiring, was simply driving Thursday morning to the office where his show is recorded. The commute became anything but routine after he almost hit a man with his Ford F-150.

    Below is the complete story, in all its absurdity.

    Between McAfee's description of the "demon meth head's" appearance, the idea of said demon meth head shooting fake arrows at a stranger and his yelling at another, this is an amazing story. Though McAfee probably was wise to stay in his truck and avoid another encounter with what he believed was a crazy person.

    McAfee has been hosting "The Pat McAfee Show" on DAZN si[......]

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    NFL Draft 2020: Bengals unlikely to trade No. 1 pick, says coach Zac Taylor

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    All signs point to the Cincinnati Bengals keeping the top overall pick in this year's NFL Draft and selecting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow on April 23.  

    While the team has yet to announce its plans, coach Zac Taylor's interview Monday on the "Dan Patrick Show" reinforced the view that the team is not looking to trade down, despite reports last week suggesting the Miami Dolphins were looking to move up.

    "It doesn't look that way," Taylor said when asked if he could see a scenario where the Bengals traded down. "If there is a guy there that you believe in that can really change the franchise over the next 10 to 15 years, then that's a hard thing to pass up on," he added.

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    "You know, people all the time ask me what would it take to give up that pick," Taylor said. "If there's somebody there that people are willing to give up a lot for, that they believe in, then that just really verifies what we think about those players as well." 

    Taylor did not reveal who the Bengals were targeting at No. 1, but he did seem to indicate that the franchise has mostly made up its mind with just over a week remaining in the scouting process.  

    "I think we're really comfo[......]

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    Joe Buck says NFL TV broadcasts could use fake crowd noises 'to normalize the viewing experience'

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    If the NFL plays games without fans this fall, its TV broadcasts will find ways to make it seem like there are people around reacting to the action.

    Joe Buck on Wednesday said it was "pretty much a done deal" that audiences at home would hear artificial noise pumped into broadcasts. His comments, which came on Sirius XM's "Andy Cohen Live" show, took a positive stance on the measure.

    "I think whoever is going to be at that control is going to have to be really good at their job and be realistic with how a crowd would react depending on what just happened on the field," Buck said. "So it's really important."

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    Buck followed up those comments Thursday with a series of tweets in response to a Sports Illustrated article Buck called "misleading."

    Here are his full remarks: 

    There is no “traditional” take on this topic. It’s new territory. Hoping stadiums are full and all is normal. If not, then it’s a blank canvas. All networks will try[......]

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    NFL's proposed rule change to modernize the onside kick should be booted clear off the planet

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    For more than half a century, the Night net has operated with the most ridiculous rule in all of sport, one that annihilates the logic of its competition at the most crucial juncture of a game. And now, here comes the NFL with a proposal that is even dumber and less rational than the advance-the-ball timeout rule.

    Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports that the league’s 32 teams were forwarded a list of potential rule changes that includes a radical proposal for teams to retain possession after scoring. Rather than attempting an onside kick, the team could choose to take a shot at converting a first down from its 25-yard line by reaching or surpassing the 40. That’s it: 15 yards, and that team gets to keep the ball. Each team would be allowed to do this no more than twice per game.

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    It is a rule that was conceived by the Alliance of American Football, which lasted a single season, which ought to tell you what the idea is worth.

    Pelissero said on Twitter that it “sounds like support for the idea is growing.”

    Apparently, he’s only been talking to the dopes in the league.

    Admit it: You thought the NFL was above such gimmicks.

    It has been getting more difficult in recent years for teams to successfully convert onside kicks. The NFL made rule changes i[......]

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    NFL standings: Updated AFC, NFC playoff picture after Week 10 of 2020 season

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    Week 10 is done, meaning there are only two months left in 2020 NFL regular season. Every win becomes more important in trying to lock down division titles or wild-card berths to get into the playoffs.

    The postseason field expanding by one team each in the AFC and the NFC to a total of 14 has brought more teams into realistic contention over the final eight weeks. Based on the current standings, here's an updated look at what each conference tournament would look like if the playoffs started now:

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    NFL standings for Week 10

    AFC playoff picture

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    Who would be in?

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0), first place, AFC North. The Steelers survived the Cowboys in an AFC-NFC matchup to stay undefeated in Week 9. They extended their lead for the lone bye and home-field advantage to a full game over the Chiefs by beating the Bengals in Week 10.

    2. Kansas City Chiefs (8-1), first place, AFC West. The Chiefs get a well-deserved bye before a tough closing schedule. They start by playing the Raiders, to whom they l[......]

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    Packers' Kevin King had an absolutely miserable NFC championship game performance

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    Good news for Kevin King: After being listed as questionable with a back injury earlier in the week, the Packers defensive back managed to play in Sunday's NFC championship game, finishing with four tackles.

    Bad news for Kevin King: Uh, basically everything else that happened against the Buccaneers.

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    In Green Bay's 31-26 loss, King was beat by Tampa Bay receivers, used as a surfboard on a highlight-reel run and flagged for pass interference. His bad day started in the first quarter when King mistimed his jump on a Tom Brady pass and saw the ball land in Mike Evans' hands for a Buccaneers touchdown.

    Things got worse later in the first half for King when Bucs running back Leonard Fournette met him near the goal line. Fournette b[......]

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    Patrick Mahomes read 'Mean Tweet' that predicted Chiefs' COVID scare before Super Bowl 55

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    Kansas City nearly paid the "Patrick Price" for a haircut this week ahead of Super Bowl 55.

    The team's barber — scheduled to cut hair of more than 20 Chiefs players and staff members — tested positive for COVID-19 and nearly caused the team to force quarterback Mahomes to be deemed a close contact.

    That raises the question of why Kansas City would allow the barber to cut players' hair before confirming they were negative for the coronavirus. (To be fair, the barber had tested negative for the disease for five days straight prior to the positive test). Regardless, an unintentionally funny detail from the episode is that the barber was pulled midway through cutting center Daniel Kilgore's hair. Though he was deemed a close contact, Kilgore at least had fun with the situation.

    What's less funny and more spooky is the fact that it was eerily predicted in the form of a mean tweet. Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday revealed that Mahomes — who reported夜网论坛ly was next in line for his cut before the barber was pulled — joined an all-NFL cast of the "Mean Tweet" skit. Here's the tweet Mahomes read:

    "I imagine Patrick Mahomes barber is a superhero. Who has to run out and save the world everytime he gets half way through Mahomes ha[......]

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    Rookie NFL QBs starting in Week 1: History sets expectations for Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones

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    There haven't been many classes of first-round quarterbacks quite like the 2021 group.

    It starts with Trevor Lawrence, a generational prospect picked first overall by the Jaguars, and includes several incredibly talented QBs in Zach Wilson (second overall to the Jets), Trey Lance (third overall to the 49ers), Justin Fields (11th overall to the Bears) and Mac Jones (15th overall to the Patriots).

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    But it's easy to get lost in the hype from college and the excitement of a new face under center, and expectations quickly become too high. These are rookies, after all.

    Sporting News is taking a look back at how several other first round quarterbacks since 2008 fared in Week 1 of the season in their debut to help temper some expectations a bit for Lawrence, Wilson and Jones — all of whom will be starting at QB in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

    Here's a quick snapshot of what to expect from the quarterbacks:

    PlayerDebutComp-AttYardsTDsINTsQB ratingMatt Ryan20089-1316110137Matthew Stafford200916-372050327.4Sam Bradford201032-552531353.1Cam Newton201124-3742221110.4Andrew Luck201223-453091352.9Robert Griffin III201219-2632020139.9Ryan Tannehill201220-362190339.0Jameis Winston201516-332102264.0Marcus Mariota201513-1520940158.3Carson Wentz201622-3727820101.0Sam D[......]

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    NBA Draft 2014: Khem Birch to leave UNLV for pros

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    UNLV forward Khem Birch announced that he plans to forgo his remaining eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. 

    Birch, who started his career at Pittsburgh, averaged 11.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game as a junior. 

    Birch is expected to be a second-round pick, which means he will not have a guaranteed contract upon being selected. 

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    2014-15 NBA schedule: Cavaliers will debut James, Love era vs. Knicks

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers will start the second LeBron James era at home on Oct. 30 against the New York Knicks, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarwoski. 

    Cleveland's trio of James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will debut at Quicken Loans Arena instead of taking a trip to play the San Antonio Spurs and starting the season on the road, as was originally planned. 

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    Soon after, the Cavaliers 夜网论坛will play against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Oct. 31, Wojnarowski reports. The next game on the menu for Cleveland will come against the Portland Trail Blazers. 

    Outside of the Cavaliers' slate, the San Antonio Spurs will kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Dallas Mavericks. The LA Lakers also will host the Houston Rockets on that night. Also, the LA Clippers will start the post-Donald Sterling era on Oct. 30 at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder and remain at Staples Center against the Lakers. 

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