VIDEO : Emotional Brian Boyle Speaks About His Return to Tampa Bay

Boyler is all smiles as he speaks about his return to Tampa Bay & the support he’s received in his fight against cancer

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IMG Football

We have seen it grow from when our BCU Franchise athletes went few years ago! Here is a great article by my friend Kevin Odonell

– They’re known as the Ascenders — a perfect name for a perfect program. IMG is one of a kind. The high school football program is filled with top talent from all over the world. The facilities are jaw-dropping; just ask the players what they like most about the school.

“Probably the facilities,” said Micah Abraham, son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Donnie Abraham. “It’s the best in the world. It’s better than some colleges. It might be better than some NFL. It’s the best.”

And it’s expensive. Tuition at IMG to play high school football is $72,900.  That includes everything: From sunup to sundown, it’s a college schedule, starting at 6:45 in the morning and ending at 11 at night.

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2nd generation Bay Area Athlete

– Once the top-rated high school baseball player in the country, Lance McCullers is now pitching at the top of his game. The Tampa native helped clinch the Astros spot in the World Series and now those closest to him are getting ready to watch him pitch on baseball’s biggest stage.

Lance McCullers has always stood out from his peers, both on and off the field.  He’s best known for what he does on the mound, but behind the scenes, he’s much more than a pitcher.

“His baseball talent is obviously what separates him from a lot of others, but he was always a leader. He was always someone that looked after his teammates; he was always someone that looked after my family and my two boys,” said McCullers’ high school coach, Richie Warren.

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Eagles release “estimated” injury report ahead of Super Bowl game versus Patriots

The Philadelphia Eagles did not practice on Wednesday but they were required by the NFL to release an estimated injury report.

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Baseball Hall of Fame adds four new members

Chipper JonesVladimir GuerreroJim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday.

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Report: NFL asked Raiders to sign Colin Kaepernick

The Oakland Raiders found themselves in the midst of an NFL investigation after the hiring of head coach Jon Gruden. The investigation was surrounding the team’s handling of the Rooney Rule, which states that an NFL team must interview a minority candidate for a head coaching job before making a hire.

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Blake Bortles

Bortles, who was understandably emotional after the game, has been a lightning rod of criticism during his four NFL seasons. But 2017 was his best year as a professional. And he saved his best for Foxoborough, going 23 of 36 for 293 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers. In fact, Bortles didn’t have a single turnover in three postseason games.

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Complete Disgrace

The NFL has reportedly rejected a print ad for the Super Bowl’s program from the AMVETS veterans group because it asked fans to “please stand” for the national anthem: BREAKING: @NFL Rejects #AMVETS #SuperBowl Ad Requesting That People ‘#PleaseStand’https://t.co/9eWFkAA8Hv — AMVETS (@AMVETSHQ) January 22, 2018 According to AMVETS, the ad was fine for both the…

via ‘Complete disgrace’: NFL rejects #PleaseStand Super Bowl ad from veterans group — twitchy.com

SUPERBOWL LII

If the Vikings had made it to the Super Bowl, they would have been the visiting team. But they would have been wearing their purple jerseys. The Patriots have announced that they’ll wear white jerseys as the home team, even though they typically wear blue jerseys at home. New England has a 3-0 record when…

via Patriots will wear white at Super Bowl — ProFootballTalk