C.T.E. May Not Fully Explain Phillip Adams’s Shooting Spree

A finding of C.T.E. can help explain violence and erratic behavior by former football players, but it will not give a clear picture of why Phillip Adams fatally shot seven people, including himself.

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Britt Reid Charged With Felony D.W.I.

Reid, a former assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and the son of the team’s head coach, crashed into two cars in February, leaving a child seriously injured.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #kansas-city-mo, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #reid-andy, #reid-britt-1985, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Women Suing Deshaun Watson Must Reveal Their Names, Judges Rule

The rulings applied to just 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing the Houston Texans quarterback of assault and sexual misconduct. But it appears unlikely that any plaintiff will be allowed to remain anonymous.

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What Led Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, to a Shooting Spree?

A small city that bills itself as “Football City U.S.A.” is grappling with the shooting deaths of members of a prominent local family by Phillip Adams who, many say, had been adrift after his N.F.L. career ended.

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Two of Deshaun Watson’s Accusers Take Their Claims Public

Over 20 women have filed civil assault lawsuits against the quarterback anonymously, but Tuesday two of the complainants gave emotional statements describing sexual abuse.

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With 17 Games, the N.F.L. Evolves for Streaming Generation

The last time the league expanded its regular season 43 years ago, it was evolving for TV broadcasts and priming for an offensive era.

#football, #national-football-league, #television

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N.F.L. Officially Adds 17th Regular Season Game

The measure passed by team owners Tuesday is the first expansion of the N.F.L.’s regular season schedule since 1978 and will force the league to push the Super Bowl back one week.

#football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league

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NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs is now worth $2.6 billion thanks to half of Hollywood, the NBA, and Michael Jordan

From the early success of Crypto Kitties to the explosive growth of NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency collectible craze known as NFTs.

Now the company is reaping the benefits of its trailblazing status with a new $305 million financing led by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, sports, and investing.

The new round values the company at a whopping $2.6 billion, according to multiple media reports, and comes at a time when NFTs have captured the popular imagination.

Leading the company’s financing was Coatue, the financial services firm that’s behind many of the biggest later stage tech deals. But heavy hitters from the entertainment world also took their cut — these are folks like NBA legend Michael Jordan as well as current players and funds including Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Kyle Lowry, Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Drummond, Alex Caruso, Michael Carter-Williams, Josh Hart, Udonis Haslem, JaVale McGee, Khris Middleton, Domantas Sabonis, Klay Thompson, Nikola Vucevic, Thad Young, and Richard Seymour’s 93 Ventures.

Entertainment and music heavyweights including Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, Will Smith and Keisuke Honda’s Dreamers VC, Shawn Mendes and Andrew Gertler’s AG Ventures, Shay Mitchell, and 2 Chainz also bought in on the action.

And from the venture world comes other strategic investors like Andreessen Horowitz, The Chernin Group, USV, Version One, and Venrock.

The company said it would use the funds to continue building out NBA Top Shot and expanding the updated digital trading card platform to other sports and a broader creator community.

Top Shot has already notched over $500 million in sales for its animated trading cards featuring things like LeBron James dunking and the sky (at least for now) is seemingly the limit for the collectible applications of blockchain.

It’s like the one thing that cryptocurrency can do really well and it’s been embraced far beyond the world of sports collectibles. The recent $69 million sale of a digital piece of art at Christies also marks a watershed moment for art world.

“NBA Top Shot is successful because it taps into basketball fandom – it’s a new and more exciting way for people to connect with their favorite teams and players,” said Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs. “We want to bring the same magic to other sports leagues as well as help other entertainment studios and independent creators find their own approaches in exploring open platforms. NFTs unlock a new model for monetization that benefits the fans much more than advertising or sponsorships.”

Powering the Top Shot system and Dapper Labs’ other offerings is a new blockchain protocol called Flow, which purports to handle mainstream consumer applications at scale, and can support mass adoption.

Flow also allows for transactions using fiat currency and credit cards in addition to provide a much needed ease of cryptocurrency, and can keep customers safe from the fraud or theft common in cryptocurrency systems, according to a statement from Dapper Labs.

Flow enables NFT marketplaces and other decentralized applications that need to scale to handle mainstream demand without extremely high transaction costs (“gas fees”) or environmental concerns, the company said.

“NBA Top Shot is one of the best demonstrations we’ve seen of how quickly new technology can change the landscape for media and sports fans,” said Kevin Durant, Co-Founder of Thirty Five Ventures. “We’re excited to follow the progress with everything happening on Flow blockchain and use our platform with the Boardroom to connect with fans in a new way.”

Already companies like Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, Warner Media, and the UFC, as well as thousands of third party developers, artists, and other creators are using the Flow mainnet to sell collectible cards, and develop custodial wallets.

Additional investors in the round include: MLB players like Tim Beckham and Nolan Arenado; NFL players: Ken Crawley, Thomas Davis, Stefon Diggs, Dee Ford, Malcom Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Jordan Matthew, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, DK Metcalf, Tyrod Taylor, and Trent Williams; team ownership including Vivek Ranadive (Kings), and notable sports investors Bolt Ventures.

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Big banks rush to back Greenwood, Killer Mike’s Atlanta-based digital bank for underrepresented customers

Before even taking its first deposit, Greenwood, the digital banking service targeting Black and Latino individuals and business owners, has raised $40 million — only a few months after its launch.

Coming in to finance the new challenger bank are six of the seven largest U.S. Banks and the payment technology developers Mastercard and Visa.

That’s right, Bank of America, PNC, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Truist, are backing a bank co-founded by a man who declared, “I’m with the revolutionary. I’m with the radical policy,” when stumping for then Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Joining the financial services giants in the round are FIS, a behind-the-scenes financial services tech developer; along with the venture capital firms TTV Capital, SoftBank Group’s SB Opportunity Fund, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Sports investors Quality Control and All-Pro NFL running back Alvin Kamara also came in to finance the latest round.

Atlanta-based Greenwood was launched last October by a group that included former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Bounce TV founder, Ryan Glover.

“The net worth of a typical white family is nearly ten times greater than that of a Black family and eight times greater than that of a Latino family. This wealth gap is a curable injustice that requires collaboration,” said \ Glover, Chairman and Co-founder of Greenwood, in a statement. “The backing of six of the top seven banks and the two largest payment technology companies is a testament to the contemporary influence of the Black and Latino community. We now are even better positioned to deliver the world-class services our customers deserve.”

Named after the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla., which was known as the Black Wall Street before it was destroyed in a 1921 massacre, the digital bank promises to donate the equivalent of five free meals to an organization addressing food insecurity for every person who signs up to the bank. And every time a customer uses a Greenwood debit card, the bank will make a donation to either the United Negro College FundGoodr (an organization that addresses food insecurity) or the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In addition, each month the bank will provide a $10,000 grant to a Black or Latinx small business owner that uses the company’s financial services.

“Truist Ventures is helping to inspire and build better lives and communities by leading the Series A funding round for Greenwood’s innovative approach to building greater trust in banking within Black and Latino communities,” said Truist Chief Digital and Client Experience Officer Dontá L. Wilson who oversees Truist Ventures, in a statement. “In addition to the opportunity to work with and learn from this distinguished group of founders, our investment in Greenwood is reflective of our purpose and commitment to advancing economic empowerment of minority and underserved communities.”

So far, 500,000 people have signed up for the wait list to bank with Greenwood.

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Daniel Snyder to Buy Out Other Owners of Washington NFL Team

The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.

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Patriots and 49ers Among N.F.L. Free Agency’s Biggest Spenders

The 2021 salary cap has put a crunch on some teams looking to shore up their rosters. Others have opened their wallets.

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What to Know About the Lawsuits Against Deshaun Watson

Seven women have filed civil lawsuits in Texas accusing the quarterback of a pattern of coercive and lewd behavior.

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N.F.L. Opens Investigation Into Accusations Against Deshaun Watson

Three women have filed lawsuits against the Houston Texans quarterback, accusing him of sexual assault.

#football, #houston-texans, #massage, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

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N.F.L. Signs Media Deals Worth Over $100 Billion

The new deals with broadcasters and streaming services pave the way for team owners to add a 17th regular season game to the schedule and to recoup revenue lost with reduced fan attendance in 2020.

#amazon-com-inc, #cbs-corporation, #espn, #football, #fox-broadcasting-co, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #smith-demaurice, #television

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Black N.F.L. Players Want New Advocate in Concussion Settlement

Players said the lawyer for the N.F.L. retiree class knew that race-based criteria were used to deny Black players’ dementia claims. A review of eight such rejections seems to support their argument.

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Drew Brees Retires, His Focus on the Details Until the End

Brees, who won seven division titles as the Saints’ quarterback, including the most recent four, retired after 20 seasons with the most completions and passing yards in N.F.L. history.

#brees-drew, #colston-marques, #football, #national-football-league, #new-orleans-saints, #payton-sean, #talib-aqib

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In N.F.L. Free Agency, Your Team Either Goes Broke or Stinks

G.M.s will have to work extra hard to add talent in a salary cap-crunched 2021. It’s still a bad way for most teams to improve.

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NFL’s Concussion Settlement Will Look at Racial Bias in Payouts

Mediation in the case could force a reopening of hundreds of denied dementia claims from Black players if race-based evaluation benchmarks are thrown out.

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Sports Are the Internet’s Secret Key

To glimpse the future of entertainment on the internet, pay attention to where we can watch football.

#athletics-and-sports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #national-football-league, #television

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Kellen Winslow II, Once N.F.L.’s Highest-Paid Tight End, Gets 14 Years for Rapes

The sentencing judge called the former Cleveland Browns player a sexual predator who preyed on marginalized women.

#california, #encinitas-calif, #football, #national-football-league, #san-diego-calif, #sex-crimes, #winslow-kellen-jr-1983

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Washington Football Team Will Replace Cheerleaders With a Coed Dance Team

The change came after many accusations of sexual harassment from the women on the cheerleading squad.

#cheerleaders, #football, #national-football-league, #washington-redskins, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Vincent Jackson’s Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Study

Jackson, 38, a retired N.F.L. wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday.

#boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #chronister-chad, #football, #hillsborough-county-fla, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Jaguars Assistant Coach Chris Doyle Resigns After Backlash

The Fritz Pollard Alliance criticized the recent addition of Chris Doyle, who was accused of mistreatment of Black players at the University of Iowa, to Urban Meyer’s staff in Jacksonville.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #doyle-chris-1968, #football, #fritz-pollard-alliance, #jacksonville-jaguars, #meyer-urban, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Marty Schottenheimer, 77, Winning N.F.L. Coach With Four Teams, Dies

With a running attack known as Martyball, his teams won 200 regular season games and reached the playoffs 13 times but never made it to the Super Bowl.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-football-conference, #cleveland-browns, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #kansas-city-chiefs, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #washington-redskins

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The Crowd, the Quiet, the Cutouts: A Strange Year at the Super Bowl

Did it feel like a home game for Tampa Bay? Benjamin Hoffman, who covered the game for The Times, shared the view from his seat.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #new-york-times, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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At the Super Bowl, the N.F.L.’s Social Message Is Muddled

The N.F.L. espoused racial unity and praised health care workers. But its inaction on racial diversity, its stereotypic imagery and its decision to host a potential superspreader event said something different.

#bieniemy-eric, #black-people, #cbs-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #gorman-amanda, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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‘Senators, Do Your Duty’

Citing legal scholars, a reader debunks claims by Donald Trump that the Senate trial is unconstitutional. Also: Tom Brady, seven-time Super Bowl champion.

#brady-tom, #impeachment, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Win Is a Familiar End to an Odd Season

The N.F.L. season persisted through challenges wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, political discord and a national reckoning on race to reach a familiar ending.

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A Painful Lesson for the Chiefs: It’s Hard to Repeat as Champions

Parity in the N.F.L. makes it difficult to build dynasties. Even the seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady has won back-to-back titles just once.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Tom Brady, Defying Age, Heads to Another Super Bowl

The mother of the opposing Super Bowl LV quarterback was a year old when Brady was born. What’s he still doing here?

#brady-tom, #football, #longevity, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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At the Super Bowl, Antonio Brown Tries to Move On. Many Cannot.

The Buccaneers receiver has been one of the most electrifying players in the N.F.L., but he is facing accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

#metoo-movement, #brown-antonio-1988, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #taylor-britney

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With Travis Kelce, the Parrrty Comes Second to His Savvy Playmaking

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end spent his formative football years playing quarterback. In his mind’s eye, he can both throw the ball and catch it.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #kelce-travis, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: A Battle of the Ages

Much has been made about the nearly 20-year age difference between the two quarterbacks. But Super Bowl LV will come down to other numbers.

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Behind the Scenes at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Putting on a Super Bowl halftime show is always a mammoth undertaking. The pandemic introduces many more logistical puzzles.

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How the Seattle Seahawks Stayed Covid-Free

The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.

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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Breaks With Tradition

This time, the field won’t be swarming with fans crowding the stage. In fact, the stage won’t be on the field at all, but in the stands.

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Staging the Super Bowl During a Big Crisis

With the whole world watching, the N.F.L. and CBS face the challenge of presenting a uniquely American spectacle in a time of misery.

#cbs-corporation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla

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Will the Super Bowl Be Decided by Penalties?

Statistics from the regular season indicate that the Buccaneers benefited more from officiating calls than the Chiefs did.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #officiating-sports, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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These Women Were N.F.L. ‘Firsts.’ They’re Eager for Company.

Two women will coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this year’s Super Bowl, a milestone in the N.F.L.’s gender diversity efforts. Women in football hope their presence quickly stops being noteworthy.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #javadifar-maral, #kansas-city-chiefs, #locust-lori, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #thomas-sarah-1973, #trask-amy, #welter-jennifer-1977, #women-and-girls

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Madonna? Harry Potter? Churchill? Tom Brady May Be Beyond Compare

Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.

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Why I Still Want a Tom Brady Super Bowl Victory

In the Super Bowl, Americans need a show of superheroic strength.

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What to Know About Covid-19 and the 2021 Super Bowl

Players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs are being tested for the coronavirus more often, and just 25,000 fans will attend the game.

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In N.F.L., the Same Old Line and Verse About Hiring Black Coaches

In the latest hiring cycle, Eric Bieniemy, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, watched from the sideline as white peers were chosen as head coaches.

#adams-charles-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #bieniemy-eric, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #culley-david, #discrimination, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Chad Wheeler Charged With Felony Assault in Domestic Attack Case

The N.F.L. lineman was arrested Saturday after a violent assault on a woman in his home.

#assaults, #domestic-violence, #football, #king-county-wash, #national-football-league, #seattle-seahawks

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Jennifer King Becomes First Black Woman to Coach N.F.L. Full-Time

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #king-jennifer-1984, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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A Washington Coach Reaches a First for Black Women in the N.F.L.

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #jennifer-king, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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Could Tampa Bay Be the New Titletown?

The success of the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays — pro sports punch lines turned finals contestants — is a run that rivals past glory years in Boston, New York or Los Angeles.

#baseball, #brady-tom, #football, #hockey-ice, #major-league-baseball, #national-football-league, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #tampa-bay-lightning, #tampa-bay-rays, #toronto-raptors, #tropicana-field-st-petersburg-fla

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Tom Brady Is Back in the Super Bowl, Because of Course He Is

At 43, Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl, proving that he can still compete at the highest level after reinventing himself at Tampa Bay.

#brady-tom, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Ted Thompson, Who Helped Revive the Packers, Is Dead at 68

As Green Bay’s general manager, he made the decision — contentious at the time but later consequential — to draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round.

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #green-bay-packers, #national-football-league, #rodgers-aaron, #thompson-ted-1953-2021

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The Bills Rack Up Wins. Folding Tables Get Wrecked.

Though the team prohibits it, Bills fans are carrying on a new table-slamming tradition deep into the playoffs.

#allen-josh-1996, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #tables

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