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  • Were the Cleveland Browns named after boxer Joe Louis?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Cleveland Browns were named after boxer Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis. The Cleveland Browns opened shop in 1946 as one of the inaugural teams in a new professional football league designed to compete with the National......
  • Does the official NFL football have a name?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The NFL's official football has a name. Giving names to inanimate objects is a tradition that has been going on for centuries, from the christening of vessels on their way to sea to the guy down the......
  • NO REAL SURPRISES ON 40-MAN CHOICES ...

     
    If the Arizona Fall League was an audition for a spot on the Phillies' 40-man roster, then Jacob Diekman passed with flying colors. Diekman, a 23-year-old lefty, came on strong at Reading, posting a 1.72 ERA in his final 35 outings to finish with a 3.05...
  • Morning reads: UF nutritionist says diet last remaining edge

     
    With college programs looking for any advantage they can, it seems that what they're feeding athletes might be the last place to find one. The Wall Street Journal looked at nutrition programs across the country, and included this on UF: Florida, which...
  • Morning reads: Former Gator Will Hill signs with AFL team

     
    Former Florida safety Will Hill has signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Hill left after his junior season last year in the hopes of being taken in the NFL Draft but wasn't selected in its seven rounds. “I’m excited...
  • Orlando Predators QB Jason Boltus finds time to coach at Mount Dora

    Orlando Predators QB Jason Boltus finds time to coach at Mount Dora
    First-year Orlando Predators quarterback Jason Boltus, the leading passer in the Arena Football League six games into the season, has a second gig as quarterbacks coach for Mount Dora High School. "He will miss a couple of practices due to traveling...
  • Sophomores Deondre Francois, Tucker Israel shine at QB Nation camp

    Sophomores Deondre Francois, Tucker Israel shine at QB Nation camp
    Some of the best quarterbacks in Central Florida -- and one from a little farther south -- showed up a Windermere Prep on Saturday for a little competition and some good camaraderie at the Quarterback Nation Orlando Shootout. The camp, which was put...
  • Kenneth Stanley 'Bud' Adams dies at 90; owner of Tennessee Titans

    Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans and one of the founders of the American Football League, was found dead Monday at his Houston home. He was 90. Adams, an eccentric Texas oilman, lived alone and reportedly had not been seen...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw

    PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw
    Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
  • Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials

    Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials
    Ben Davidson, an iconic face of the 1960s-era Oakland Raiders and later a popular fixture in Miller Lite TV commercials, has died. He was 72. Davidson, who had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer, died Monday night, former Raiders coach John...
  • Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team

    Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team
    Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
  • Four new Florida specialty license plates on tap for 2014, while two may see retirement

    Four new Florida specialty license plates on tap for 2014, while two may see retirement
    For those keeping track at home, there are four more specialty license plates that could be on Florida's roads in the future, yet two others might be driving off into the sunset. The Legislature passed CS/CS/SB 132, which now awaits the governor's...