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Christian Fuchs learned kicking the NFL isn’t as easy as it looks

Is Christian Fuchs’ dream of becoming an NFL kicker all talk?

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Leicester city have pulled off what some people are calling the greatest achievement in professional sport. The soccer team from England have won the Premiership in the face of money and superstars. One of their players Christian Fuchs believes he has what it takes to become a kicker in the NFL. “That was impressive, very impressive,” Fuchs said with a laugh this week in a telephone interview from Leicester. “I’m still a soccer player, and obviously my main focus is on this season, but it’s a dream of mine to kick in the NFL. And there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, right?” Why has none of these Soccer superstar made the leap across the pond and done it then?

For one thing the position is not as glamorous as the pampered European soccer stars. Kickers are ignored most of the time and when they are needed the amount of pressure put under them is immense. The only correlation I would make apart from the fact that you are kicking a ball is probably a penalty kick. It looks easy enough and everyone thinks they could do it but the pressure of the kick added to the derision if you miss is not for everyone. The atmosphere of an NFL team would be unlike anything they have experienced before too. The macho and aggressive nature will mean that an underwear model Premiership star like Christian Fuchs will be out of his comfort zone for sure.

“I have no doubt that the technique of the players is good enough to kick the field goals I am not so sure with 90,000 NFL mad fans will be something they could deal with. The culture change would be too great”
Source: Luke Michael, BookMakers TV

Former Chelsea and Milwall striker Derek Smethurst who jumped over the pond to Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer said kicking a football is completely different. “The NFL football is harder, tougher on the outside, and the pressure in it is what we used to call a ‘brick’ in soccer, like hitting a brick. When you put the extra ounce of air in it, you might as well make it a brick. The NFL football feels like that in the beginning.”

So if Christian Fuchs wants to kick in the NFL he will have to run through a Brick wall to make it happen!

Article credited to JF Martin

NFL star Benjamin Watson takes on Planned Parenthood

NFL star says ‘whole idea’ of Planned Parenthood is to ‘exterminate blacks’

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  • Benjamin Watson made the remarks in an interview with a pro-life group
  • He justified the comment by suggesting Margaret Sanger was racist
  • Sanger founded what would become Planned Parenthood in October 1916
  • ‘The whole idea… in the past was to exterminate blacks,’ Watson said

Christian NFL player Ben Watson does not hesitate to call out Planned Parenthood’s targeting of minority women and their babies for abortions.

In a recent interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center in San Diego, the Baltimore Ravens player talked about the racial divide in America and how it factors into the abortion issue.

“… Abortion saddens me period, but it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do,” Watson said.

He pointed to Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger and her eugenic push to exterminate people she deemed “unfit.” Today, “it’s working,” Watson said.

“We sit here and talk about advancing the black agenda, whatever that means, we talk about our interests, and what’s important to us – like having political power and advancement and all those things – and then we are turning around and we are killing our children,” Watson continued. “And we are buying the lie that it’s our personal decision to make.”

The NFL star said he is sympathetic to the women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. But Watson, a husband and father of five children, said many men are not stepping up to help their children and the women in their lives like they should. He urged men to take responsibility for their actions.

“He need to be there to support her through the physical changes of the pregnancy, and help and provide emotional strength, and do it together,” Watson continued. “As much as he has a role in making the baby in the first place, it needs to take both of them the whole way through.”

Sometimes, Watson said he does have the opportunity to talk with other NFL players about abortion and his pro-life convictions. Just like in almost any career setting, Watson said they talk about many different things, including politics and religion.

“You’ve got guys that consider themselves Conservative and pro-life, and you’ve got guys that consider themselves Liberal and pro-choice, and it kind of goes back and forth,” he said. “What I love is that in most of the situations I have been in, not all of them, but most, even if we sometimes talk abrasively to each other, we still have love for each other.”

Last year, after the Center for Medical Progress began releasing its undercover Planned Parenthood videos, Watson wasn’t shy about speaking up for unborn babies either.


He posted on his Facebook wall:

As horrific as it is, the issue isn’t really the sale of human parts. It’s the legal practice that allows this to even be a possibility. Killing children and simply discarding the leftovers is not any more acceptable than profiting off of them. #PlannedParenthood


Asked if he has faced backlash for his stance, Watson told Turning Point, “I won’t say I’m not afraid, and I will say that I’ve received some flak for some of the things I’ve said … I decided that you know, if the spirit of God has prompted me to say something, I’m going to trust in God and say it.”

I have to give mad respect to Ben Watson.  No matter what your position on Planned Parenthood, it takes some cajones to speak up like he has.  With the digital world we live in now the backlash will be inevitable.

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Roger Goodell tried stopping NFL players from making ‘Ballers’ cameos

In an interview with ESPN’s show Mike & Mike, Mark Wahlberg revealed that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tried to stop players from appearing on the HBO show Ballers, of which Wahlberg is an executive producer. Ballers follows a retired former football star played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and has featured many current NFL stars, such as DeSean Jackson, Antonio Brown, and Steven Jackson, among others.

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While lots of players have been interested in appearing on the show in its second season (which debuts this coming Sunday), Wahlberg said that at first it was difficult to get them involved. He said the only people calling were “guys like Roger Goodell, saying, ‘you can’t do this,’ and various owners in the league.”
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Wahlberg insisted it would be good for the league, and now, it appears as though the naysayers have changed their tunes.

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The players should be able to go on the show if they choose.  Roger Goodell has been a stain on the NFL since he was appointed Commissioner so he needs to let this go and enjoy his Tom Brady suspension.  Hell, maybe Wahlberg should ask Tom Brady to make a cameo just to piss Goodell off.  Don’t forget, “Ballers” Season 2 starts tomorrow!

Broncos make two proposals in 24 hours to Von Miller

The Denver Broncos made a serious push towards retaining their star linebacker by sweetening their offer not once, but twice in the past 24 hours.

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The Broncos and Miller had agreed last month on a six-year, $114.5 million framework that would make the Super Bowl 50 MVP the highest paid defensive player by average at $19.083 million per year.

There had been significant differences between the two sides, however, in how the contract was to be structured. For the first time since June 7, the Broncos submitted a new proposal Thursday afternoon that increased the guaranteed portion in both trigger language and dollars.

A potential breakthrough in negotiations occurred when the Broncos moved the full guarantee mechanism of their proposed $19 million salary to Miller in 2018 – the third year of their six-year offer – up a year to March of 2017. The ‘’early trigger’’ all but fully guarantees the third year because with the second year already fully guaranteed, the chances are almost nil the Broncos would release Miller prior to the second year of his deal.

Miller’s agent, Joby Branion, submitted a counterproposal to the Broncos on Friday morning. Branion and Elway then spoke by phone with the Broncos’ general manager saying he would respond later in the day.

Late Friday afternoon, Elway submitted another proposal to Branion that again enriched the guaranteed portion.

Miller neither accepted nor rejected the Broncos’ latest proposal. Branion informed Elway that Miller would sleep on it and the two sides would talk again Saturday.

Miller and the Broncos continue to work toward a long-term deal but have only 7 days to reach an accord. Miller spoke with general manager John Elway and president Joe Ellis last weekend to restart the dialogue after a month-long impasse, but if no deal is reached by the July 15 deadline, Miller has to sign the $14.1 million franchise tag to play next season — or he could sit out.

Sources say John Elway is getting tired of Branion’s demands but a deal should get done. In my opinion, the Broncos better pay the man. That kind of talent is rare.  The closest thing I have seen to him was Derrick Thomas.  I believe Von Miller is better then Derrick Thomas.

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