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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Past articles by Billy:

Why didn't Patrick Mahomes win MVP? Aaron Rodgers' otherworldly season outclassed Chiefs QB

Patrick Mahomes had a magnificent season and led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl, but he didn't win the NFL MVP award. Here's why. → Read More

How many NFL teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls?

The Chiefs have a chance in Super Bowl 55 to repeat as Super Bowl champions. While it's acknowledged as difficult to do, it's a feat that's been done eight times in NFL history. → Read More

Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the case for drafting a running back in Round 1

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the only running back taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he's going to start Super Bowl 55 as a rookie for the Chiefs. → Read More

Alvin Kamara COVID-19 update: Sean Payton says 'we'll see' about Saints RB's availability

Alvin Kamara missed Week 17 after being placed on the COVID-19/reserve list, and his status for the wild-card round of the 2021 playoffs is in question. → Read More

Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen prove fantasy football leagues shouldn't play Week 17

Patrick Mahomes will rest in Week 17 while Josh Allen remains a mystery. Both superstar quarterbacks prove that having season-long fantasy leagues play through Week 17 is silly. → Read More

Kawhi Leonard's mask had NBA Twitter in a frenzy during Clippers' win

Kawhi Leonard wore a mask during the Clippers' win Wednesday night after needing eight stitches on his mouth following a collision with teammate Serge Ibaka. → Read More

Meet Payton Pritchard, the Celtics rookie providing a 'spark' without Kemba Walker

Payton Pritchard has taken on an increased role early in his rookie season with the Celtics. → Read More

Bills fans allowed to attend Buffalo's first home playoff game in 24 years

The Buffalo Bills will play at least one home playoff game this season, and they'll be allowed to have a limited number of fans after a Wednesday announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. → Read More

Russell Westbrook quotes Martin Luther King Jr. during Wizards' winless start

Russell Westbrook and the Wizards are off to an 0-4 start, but the star point guard is finding solace in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. → Read More

Why ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is calling the College Football Playoff from home

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit tested positive for COVID-19 and won't be in person at the Sugar Bowl. Despite that, he'll still help call Clemson vs. Ohio State on national television. → Read More

Disney's 'Soul' movie dunks on Knicks with hilarious scene

Disney's 'Soul' movie was released on Christmas Day and mocks the New York Knicks during one scene, essentially bashing how bad the Knicks are. → Read More

Keyontae Johnson returns to Florida basketball as temporary coach after scary collapse

Keyontae Johnson is back with the Florida Gators in a coaching capacity a few weeks after his scary collapse on the court against Florida State. → Read More

Bill Belichick's angry phone throw becomes instant meme as NFL fans pile on Patriots' misery

Bill Belichick threw a phone during the Patriots' loss on "Monday Night Football" to the Bills, and it quickly became a meme on social media. → Read More

NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Cowboys, Bears, Browns, Washington and more in Week 17

Week 16 features 14 teams with various playoff clinching scenarios, including the Ravens, Browns, Colts, Dolphins, Titans, Cardinals, Bears, Cowboys, Packers, Rams, Saints, Giants, Seahawks and Washington Football Team. → Read More

Why was Dwayne Haskins released? Washington cuts 2019 first-round pick after turbulent week

The Washington Football Team released quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday afternoon following his Week 16 benching. Here's why Ron Rivera and the WFT moved on from their former first-round pick. → Read More

NCAA files trademark for 'Mask Madness' to promote mask wearing around 2021 tournament

The NCAA filed a trademark for the term "Mask Madness" which plays off the popular name for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, March Madness. → Read More

The Patriots' AFC East future looks bleak behind Bills, Dolphins, even Jets

The AFC East of the next decade will be very different than the last 20 years. The Bills, Dolphins and even Jets have a chance to hold off the Patriots for years to come. → Read More

Why new Fox cameras are capturing NFL touchdown celebrations with crystal clarity

Fox is using an 8K camera for certain end zone shots in the NFL. It's not usually used for live broadcasts, but its crystal clarity has caught fans' attention. → Read More

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster says he'll stop TikTok dances on opponents' logos

Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster said he'll stop dancing on the logos of Pittsburgh's opponents for his TikTok brand, instead taking the route he says is for the good of the team. → Read More

Giants' Joe Judge says 'let's forget about Christmas' in all-time coach quote

Giants head coach Joe Judge wants to focus on the Ravens in Week 16, even though he keeps getting asked about Christmas. → Read More