The Week In Sports

Refs Let 49ers Put As Many Men On Field As They Want

SEATTLE—Sighing into the microphone as he stood at the 50-yard line of Centurylink Field, NFL referee Gene Steratore ruled during Sunday’s game that the San Francisco 49ers could put as many men on the field as they want.

Stunned Adam Schefter Receives Ominous Tip From Future Self

BRISTOL, CT—Slowly returning to his desk shaken and confused, sources reported Wednesday that ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was stunned to receive an ominous tip from his future self while walking through one of his office building’s hallways.
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‘FanSided’ Ranks All 128 NFL Teams

NEW YORK—As part of its comprehensive professional football coverage in anticipation of the upcoming season, sports news site FanSided published an article Tuesday ranking all 128 NFL teams. “From the best in the game, all the way down to the bottom of the barrel, we’re analyzing each and every one of the 128 professional footballs teams in all 32 divisions,” featured columnist Ryan Wooden wrote in the introduction to the slideshow, which reportedly includes two slides for each team—one explaining its ranking and one simply displaying the team’s name. “We took an extensive look at every squad in the league and identified the teams to beat in the NFC, AFC, EFC, and RFC conferences. Be sure to check back next week, when we’re going to be rolling out a series of slideshows taking a look at every single matchup for all 42 weeks of the regular season.” According to sources, the slideshow was the site’s most viewed article since last month’s list of the NFL’s top 500 tacklebacks.

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