Minnesota Vikings allow RB Adrian Peterson to join the free agent market

We all know the old slogan “Every show must come to an end.”The Minnesota Vikings in a cost cutting move have decided not to pick up the $18 million dollar option of their star running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday.Peterson, 31, who has spent his entire career with the Minnesota Vikings since he was a first round draft choice of the Vikings from Oklahoma in the 2007 National Football League Draft is now an unrestricted free agent.Peterson can return to the Vikings if there is no other football team in the league that will pay him his market value salary that he will be seeking.The other option is that Peterson would return to the Vikings but take a pay cut in salary coming into the 2017 football season.One possible scenario is that Peterson would have a chance to play football with the Dallas Cowboys working with Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot if Peterson does not sign a new deal at a lower price with the Vikings before the start of free agency on March 9, 2017.Time will tell if Peterson who in a perfect world would like to finish his football career with the Minnesota Vikings or he will be playing football for another team in 2017.News source is Rotoworld.com and the image is from Pinterest.com

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Toronto Argonauts to hire Marc Trestman as their head coach

Former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has been hired by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Monday.Trestman was the head coach of the Montreal Aloulettes from 2008-2012 before in a bizarre move by the management of the Chicago Bears, Trestman was hired to succeed Love Smith as the head coach of the football team before the start of the 2013 football season.What makes me scratch my head was that Smith was fired after the Bears failed to make the playoffs with a record of 10 wins and six losses in 2012. Trestman was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 2013-2014 before he was fired at the end of his second season with the team in what in my opinion he was not given enough time to build the Bears into playoff contenders.Trestman was the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens from 2015 before he was terminated by the Ravens on October 10, 2016.According to Rotoworld.com Trestman was a candidate to be the offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams before Matt LeFleur was hired to work as the offensive coordinator under head coach Sean McVay.Trestman now is the head coach of one of the rival of the Montreal Aloulettes in 2017, the length of the contract and his salary were not announced by Rotoworld.com.News source is Rotoworld.com and the image from Pinterest.com

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Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray to test free agent market

A report from ESPN.com reporter Josina Anderson is saying that the Oakland Raiders are going to allow their star running back Latavius Murray enter the free agent market.One reason that the Raiders are willing Murray to enter the free agent is despite Murray being one of the most valuable running backs on the team, Murray had to share running back duties with rookie running backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard during the 2016 regular football season according to the report from Rotoworld.com.It is possible that after Murray enters the free agent market and he is not able to find another football team that wants his services beside the Raiders, he could return to the Raiders for his fourth season.Time will tell if Murray will return to the Raiders or will he be playing football for another team in the National Football League for a fresh start when free agency begins on March 9, 2017. Do not panic Raider Nation, the Raiders if they lose Murray to free agency plans to find his replacement either free agency of the 2017 National Football League Draft. News sources were Fox Sports and ESPN.com Image is courtesy of Pinterest.com.

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New York Jets release Center Nick Mangold

The New York Jets on Saturday have released their center Jeff Mangold after 11 seasons with the team.Mangold, 33, had one year remaining on his contract with the Jets. The reason that the Jets released Mangold was due to his age and the fact that the team is looking at a new direction when the 2017 football season begins.Mangold was a first round draft choice of the New York Jets in the 2006 National Football League Draft out of the Ohio State University.Now that Mangold has joined the free agent market, due to his great reputation as a steady football player on the offensive side of the football, I am sure a playoff team will more than happy to give Nick a chance to play for a playoff contender in 2017.The salary cap is responsible for many of the football players who are paid huge salaries to play for football teams being released at this time of the offseason.The bright side is that Mangold despite his age still has some gas left in his tank to play for another football pretty soon. News source ESPN.com and the image is from Pinterest.com

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Stay classy Golden State Warriors

I just love it when the Golden State Warriors are starting to act like they own the National Basketball Association roost even though they are the defending Western Conference Champions of the National Basketball Association.Case in point is Los Angeles Clippers is Paul Pierce who is the small forward who is in his final season of playing basketball in the National Basketball Association and is one of the quieter stars in the league.Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green during the first minutes of the basketball game that was played at the Oracle Center in Oakland California started to insult Pierce that he was not going to have a farewell tour like former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant who was a superstar player in the league from 1996-2016.Okay Draymond not every basketball player in the league is in the media darling that Bryant was but come on show some class to players who decide that they are happy just being one of the players on the team.The funny thing is that Pierce was sitting on the bench while Green was on the court. Such a brave player he is talking trash from a distance to Pierce.Sure the Warriors won the basketball game by a final score of 123-113 but Paul Pierce knows that old slogan “He who laughs last understands the joke of the late comedian Red Skelton.”Pierce on his Twitter account reminded Green and his Warriors teammates that despite winning 73 regular season game in the 2015-16 National Basketball Association regular season, the Warriors lost a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers losing their last games.Now Draymond Green go get some humble pie and keep up your antics on the court. I am just amused that the Golden State Warriors are trying out to be the new bad guys of basketball. What Pierce said in his Twitter account is the plain truth. Case closed. Learn to respect your elders.News source is The Los Angeles Times and the image is from Pinterest.com

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If Batman had Superman’s powers

The idea of this blog for Thursday came from a question in the Quora.com website what would happen if the Dark Knight who is also known as Batman would have the powers of the Man Of Steel alias Superman. The answer would be that the updated version of Batman in the comic books, movies and cartoons would be that if Batman had the super powers of Superman, crime in Gotham City would take a severe nosedive since Batman would have the power of flight, super speed, extreme super strength to take down the villains of Gotham City faster than you can say “Word Up.”The updated Batman character which is a far cry from the version that actor Adam West played on television is that Batman would take the life of a criminal as a last resort while Superman who is an alien from Krypton would not take out a person even if they were evil except it was a last resort.The answer from the comic book fans who have read the Batman as Superman stories in the comic books would be that Batman would suffer a nervous breakdown as a result of having powers that he could be able to handle for a long time.Good thing Superman is the Krypton Boy Scout and a good guy with flaws of caring too much for people in his adopted planet Earth after Krypton was destroyed a long time ago.Us older Superman fans like the hero who stands for “Truth Justice And The American Way.” whether it is politically correct or not in this age.I will respect the view of super hero fans who like there heroes as anti heroes or tough guys but give me a saint like Superman since if you tell him to back to his native planet Krypton he would tell you with his tongue firmly in cheek “Krypton was destroyed and the Lexiconians are afraid I will take over.”Lexicon is the home planet of PBS Kids hero Wordgirl who I have billed in some of my satirical fan fictions as the “niece” of Superman. Blog source is Quora.com and the image is from Pinterest.com

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New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett free agent?

Welcome everyone to another sports blog for Wednesday. The subject matter in question is New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett who has no plans to sign a contract extension with the Super Bowl LI champions before the start of free agency that begins next month.Bennett is willing to test the free agent market to see if another football team in the National Football League is willing to pay him his market value as a member of the Super Bowl champions.I seriously doubt his decision to seek a larger paycheck playing for another football team has anything to do with his refusal to visit President Donald Trump in the White House due to their political differences.What I know of football players who sports fans who have a better look at the inner workings of professional football is that when a football player enters the free agent market, it is his right to seek the highest paycheck available from either his current football team or another one that is willing to pay him his market value salary.Bennett who has played football for the Dallas Cowboys from 2008-2011, New York Giants in 2012, Chicago Bears from 2013-2015 and the New England Patriots in 2016 has earned the right to bid goodbye to the Patriots as a free agent if another team is willing to meet his salary demands as a free agent.If Bennett does leave the Patriots to play football for another team, I am sure that the Patriots management can find his replacement in 2017.News sources are NFL Media and NBC Sports. The image is from Pinterest.com

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