True, the Jets and Giants did not use public money to pay for their stadium. But the CBA that was ratified after the lockout includes a rookie wage scale that mandates four year contracts for all drafted players, plus a fifth year option for all first round picks. The Jets have already exercised that option on their best player, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson.
13 in the first meeting between the teams in Cedar Falls.UNI saw its two freshmen combine for 43 points, 17 rebounds on 12 of 13 shooting from the field and 15 of 16 at the free throw line.Tywhon Pickford went for 23 points and nine rebounds as he drained all six of his shots from the field, which included four three pointers. Pickford was 7 of 8 at the free throw line.Austin Phyfe was making his first career start and posted a 20 point, eight rebound performance as he drilled 6 of 7 field goal attempts and was a perfect 8 of 8 at the foul line.Pickford and Phyfe each set career highs in scoring on the night. Pickford’s previous best of 18 had been set on three occasions, while Phyfe’s previous best of eight points was set Dec.
N Free agent wide receiver Deonte Thompson signed a one year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Thompson joined the Cowboys on Thursday, one day after veteran linebacker Joe Thomas agreed to a two year deal and was their first acquisition since NFL free agency opened last week. In six NFL seasons, Thompson has played 53 games for Baltimore, Buffalo and Chicago.
Shaun King of the New York Daily News noted Manning’s Super Bowl XLIV loss to the Saints in 2010: “With time still remaining on the clock, Peyton did something that Cam Newton would have been absolutely skewered for he left the field. He didn’t congratulate the opposing quarterback Drew Brees, as is customary. He didn’t shake any hands.
While the National Football League is more popular than ever, expected this year to set a record by surpassing $13 billion in revenue, it faces potent threats to its dominance over the American sports landscape: declining television ratings, an inconsistent response to incidents of domestic abuse involving players and continuing worries about player safety. But an equally alarming threat is unruly fan behavior in and around NFL stadiums. It has some in the league concerned that it is driving fans to stay away..
There, the Pittsburgh Steelers were expected to make light work of Tebow’s team. Not so, with the game tied up at 23 23 at the end of regulation. Then, just 11 seconds into overtime, Tebow sensationally threw a game winning 80 yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the very first play for a stunning win..