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Shumate '19: Pay Le’Veon or Play, Le’Veon?

Now that the Cleveland Browns have snapped a losing streak that spanned over a full season and nearly two full calendar years, the time to crown the new most dysfunctional NFL franchise is here. There are many candidates vying for the throne. It would seem hard to outdo the Buffalo Bills, whose prospects ...


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Klein '20: Hot and cold: are these NFL starts for real?

We’ve seen some surprising results so far in the NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were widely expected to finish last in the NFC South as one of the worst teams in the entire league, yet they knocked off the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles in back-to-back weeks for a 2-0 start. The ...


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Football to open home slate against Crimson

Tonight, as the football team hosts Harvard under the lights for its home opener at Brown Stadium, the Bears strive to both look to the future and commemorate the past. Bruno has not won an Ivy League game in 677 long days, but Head Coach Phil Estes is optimistic about the upcoming season, which features ...


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Bruno kicks off Touchdowns for Cancer

Long before the 2018 season officially kicked off, Alex Hughes ’20 approached Head Coach Phil Estes with an idea for a fundraising event that would give the Bears an opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer each time they took the field. Touchdowns for Cancer will turn every Bruno touchdown ...


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Nugent '21: The AFC North is finally interesting

These days, seeing that your team’s NFL schedule features Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh doesn’t inspire the fear it used to. The AFC North is not the powerhouse division it was just a few seasons ago, and gone are the days of 2011 and 2014 when the division filled both wild card ...


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Klein '20: Who will reach the Super Bowl?

The beginning of the 2018 NFL season has been wacky. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns played to a tie. Aaron Rodgers came back from what looked like a season-ending injury and led the Green Bay Packers to victory over the Chicago Bears. Sam Darnold and the New York Jets obliterated the Detroit ...


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Klein '20: Why the Eagles can win Super Bowl LII

The entire country expects the New England Patriots to win Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vegas line opened with the Patriots as 5.5 point favorites, seven out of eight Sporting News analysts predicted a Pats victory and even the official Madden simulation went New England’s ...


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Football finishes season with 24-6 loss at Columbia

Seven weeks after recording what would be its last win, the football team closed out its 2017 season with a 24-6 loss to Columbia on the road Saturday. The Bears’ (2-8, 0-7 Ivy) defense put up a strong performance to keep Columbia within striking distance for three quarters, but the Lions’ (8-2, ...


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Bruno falls to Big Green at Fenway, 33-10

History appeared to repeat itself as the football team fell to Dartmouth 33-10 under the lights of Fenway Park Friday night. The Big Green (7-2, 4-2 Ivy) had previously faced the Bears twice (2-7, 0-6) in the home of the Boston Red Sox, claiming back-to-back victories over Bruno in Boston 94 years ago. ...


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Football falls in nonconference game against Stetson University

Newcomer Jeffrey “Mitchell” Jonke ’21 became Brown’s third quarterback to see time in the pocket this season as the football team fell to Stetson University 17-13 Saturday. The Bears (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) traveled over 1,200 miles to DeLand, Florida  to wrap up nonconference play against the Hatters ...


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Football bests URI for Governor’s Cup

Under the floodlights illuminating Brown Stadium Saturday night, quarterback Thomas “TJ” Linta ’18 orchestrated a three-touchdown comeback to seal Brown’s 24-21 victory over the University of Rhode Island and reclaim the Governor’s Cup. After falling to Harvard last weekend, the Bears (2-1, ...


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Klein ’20: Is the NFL in trouble?

The NFL is back, and that is cause for celebration among sports fans. Yet something was not quite right in the opening games of the season. TV ratings dropped, for one thing. According to CNN, over the first two weeks, Monday Night Football was down 5 percent and Sunday afternoon games on Fox and CBS ...


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Duncan ’19 leads football with three TD’s in first start

Starting quarterback Nicholas Duncan ’19 had a strong showing in the football team’s home opener, accounting for three of the Bears’ (1-0) four touchdowns in a 28-23 victory over Bryant University Saturday. Rookie Scott Boylan ’21 woke up the Bear Den with a 95-yard kickoff return for the Bears’ ...


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Columbia defense stifles football on senior day

The football team dropped its final game of the 2016 season Saturday at Brown Stadium, struggling on both sides of the ball in a 31-13 defeat at the hands of Columbia. For Brown (4-6, 3-4 Ivy), the loss ensured its first losing season since 2006 and was its first defeat against the Lions (3-7, 2-5) ...


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Rosenblatt ’17.5 lifts football over Big Green

Last month, Ben Rosenblatt ’17.5 heard the Brown football team was having trouble with its field goal kicking. A former kicker at Trinity College, Rosenblatt contacted Head Coach Phil Estes P’18 about a mid-season tryout. Saturday, Rosenblatt booted a 52-yard field goal as the first half expired ...


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Football holds off Elis for second Ivy win

Behind a quick start and several key contributions from underclassmen, the football team defeated Yale 27-22 at Brown Stadium Saturday, its first win against the Elis since 2012. Brown (3-5, 2-3 Ivy) never trailed in the contest but needed a late defensive stop to stave off a comeback effort from Yale ...


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Comeback effort falls short for football against Quakers

After falling behind early, the football team mounted a comeback in the second half but fell just short, losing to Penn 21-14 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia Saturday. The Bears (2-5, 1-3 Ivy) trailed 21-0 at the half, as Penn (5-2, 4-0) showed why its offense ranks near the top of the conference ...


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