My intention here isn’t to undermine your confidence in our Week 7 picks.

I’m merely pointing out that there is an awful lot of variance in the league this year. That’s all. We’re only here to guide you.

If you do want to follow anyone’s recommendations here, I suggest our weekly guests. This week it’s Jimmy from Music City Miracles, our home for all things Titans. All together, our guest pickers are leading the pack this season.

We allow our panel to make a couple changes to the picks by the end of the week, so be sure to check back.

Mens Patrik Berglund Jersey Some might say no harm no foul. The Woodland school district did its job. Pappas’ pay was not docked. She’s back at work. No big deal, right?

Wrong. It is a big deal, because this did not happen in a vacuum. There have been similar reports of outsized, irrational reactions to people taking a knee since Trump began banging the drum about mandatory patriotism in a way that even makes conservatives like Rush Limbaugh nervous.

Trump is continually tweeting; I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, Limbaugh said on Oct. 11. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something (patriotic) because the government says they must.

Since the federation was established, pole fitness – a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics – has surged in popularity, with gyms and leisure centres holding classes across the country.
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TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal on Carmelo Anthony joining the Thunder: I think at this point in Carmelo Anthony’s career he should look at teams like Golden State and San Antonio.

Yankees: Dellin Betances wasn’t used after throwing 35 pitches in two-plus innings and taking the loss in Game 2.

With 54,726 fans in attendance, the Dodgers had their largest crowd in Chavez Ravine since 2012, before renovations to the venerable stadium. The crowd also was one of the season’s loudest, egged on by Puig’s enthusiasm and by Hill, who held up a cardboard sign in the seventh inning exhorting fans to get loud.
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Greinke couldn’t make it through four innings in the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game, but nobody around the Dodgers doubts the $206.5 million right-hander who won 51 games in three years with Los Angeles. Darvish went 4-3 with a 3.44 ERA in two months with the Dodgers, but the Japanese star yielded just one earned run in 19 1/3 innings over his final three starts before the postseason.

Kids Mel Ott Jersey We can’t be an organization that pulls the plug on guys too quick, Francona said. And we don’t have a crystal ball, either. But with an arm like that, if you run out of patience too quickly, he’s going to be doing this for another organization. We can’t have that happen.

And it wasn’t just patience. I mean, it was a lot of hard work. I know Kevin Cash isn’t here anymore, but he did a lot with Carrasco, sitting out in that bullpen, as far as mentality and embracing what’s coming. There are a lot of people that deserve credit. Carlos is right at the top of that list. But it’s a good story for us, because he’s been one of the better pitchers in the game.

It will be an even better story if Carrasco can vanquish New York in Game 3 and carry the Indians into the Championship Series. The prime-time stage awaits in New York.

Hernangomez was one of the most impressive rookies in the league last season

Game Mens Justin Bethel Jersey Betting against Dirk Nowitzki and the only warlock NBA coach makes you queasy, but it’s hard to see how this team cracks .500. Lineups with Nowitzki at center can’t defend; Rick Carlisle will have to swallow hard and consider starting Nerlens Noel, and giving the Harrison Barnes-Nowitzki-Noel trio extended run.

Smaller lineups with Barnes and Noel up front — and no Dirk — were outscored in limited minutes last season, and the Mavs don’t have the right sort of depth to make them fly; the bench consists mostly of giants, little guys, and Dorian Finney-Smith. Seth Curry’s absence is a sneaky big blow.

Chris started 75 games as a 19-year-old rookie last season and held his own, averaging 9.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG and contributing in the blocks, steals and 3-point categories. I expect his minutes to rise well past the 21.3 MPG he averaged as a rookie, and I can see Chriss becoming a top-20 fantasy talent in another couple years. If you’re looking for a mid-round player to draft in keeper leagues, this could be your guy.

Doug Baldwin Authentic Jersey Hernangomez was one of the most impressive rookies in the league last season, despite continually having to share minutes behind Joakim Noah in New York. This season, it’ll likely be Enes Kanter who he shares time with more than the rapidly aging Noah, but in any case there’s a lot to like about Hernangomez’s future after he averaged 8.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG and shot 52.9 percent in 18.4 MPG as a rookie. If he gets on the court for 25 minutes a game, we’re talking about an extremely efficient youngster with double-double potential.

New Flame Jaromir Jagr wants to practice more before playing game

Jaromir Jagr wants more time before making his debut with the Calgary Flames.
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The 45-year-old right wing decided not to play in Calgary’s home opener Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

After arriving Wednesday from the Czech Republic, Jagr had two practices and the pregame skate Saturday with his new team.
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Walker moved to the Czech Republic at age 13 to pursue his hockey career, then moved five years later to North America.

Walker’s goal was originally credited to teammate Devante Smith-Pelly, but when the change was announced to the crowd during the third period, Walker’s family waved Australian flags in his honor.

At first, I wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Walker said of his goal, adding he felt in somewhat of a daze during his first game. The first couple of shifts I didn’t know what happened.”

Before finishing the call, Walker told Turnbull how he had met the Australian ambassador to the United States the week before.

It took more than one game for Davis to make the list, but that one game, woo boy. It’s hard to imagine any defender doing more than Davis did Sept. 29 against BYU. He had three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns from 50 and 30 yards out. Davis, the first FBS player with three interceptions and two scoring returns in a game since 2012, also became Utah State’s career leader for pass breakups.

New Flame Jaromir Jagr wants to practice more before playing game

Jaromir Jagr wants more time before making his debut with the Calgary Flames.

The 45-year-old right wing decided not to play in Calgary’s home opener Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

After arriving Wednesday from the Czech Republic, Jagr had two practices and the pregame skate Saturday with his new team.

Walker moved to the Czech Republic at age 13 to pursue his hockey career, then moved five years later to North America.

Walker’s goal was originally credited to teammate Devante Smith-Pelly, but when the change was announced to the crowd during the third period, Walker’s family waved Australian flags in his honor.

At first, I wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Walker said of his goal, adding he felt in somewhat of a daze during his first game. The first couple of shifts I didn’t know what happened.”

Before finishing the call, Walker told Turnbull how he had met the Australian ambassador to the United States the week before.
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Game Womens Lee Roy Selmon Jersey It took more than one game for Davis to make the list, but that one game, woo boy. It’s hard to imagine any defender doing more than Davis did Sept. 29 against BYU. He had three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns from 50 and 30 yards out. Davis, the first FBS player with three interceptions and two scoring returns in a game since 2012, also became Utah State’s career leader for pass breakups.

Wentz tosses 4 touchdown passes, Eagles beat Cardinals 34-7

Carson Wentz calls third downs the money down.

Cha-ching.

Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Eagles continued their impressive start with a 34-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Wentz tossed three scoring passes on three consecutive attempts in the first quarter, including 59 yards to Torrey Smith, 11 yards to Zach Ertz and 15 yards to Trey Burton. He connected with Nelson Agholor for a 72-yard TD in the third quarter that left six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson shouting on the sideline.

Dez Bryant is still looking for that big breakout game of 2017. Through five games he has 21 catches on 48 targets for 264 yards and three touchdowns, including a score Sunday against Green Bay. With the way Bryant and Dak Prescott closed last season with six of his eight touchdown catches in the last eight games and six games with at least 70 yards receiving, their connection has been off to start the season. With the bye week, it could be a good time for Bryant and Prescott to reset and get ready for an 11-game push in which they will have to put up numbers if the Cowboys want to get back to the playoffs.
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Limited Kids Jalen Collins Jersey Paul Perkins didn’t help any fantasy teams in the first five weeks of the season. He averaged less than two yards per carry and hasn’t found his way into the end zone. Perkins’ season high is 22 yards rushing and he missed Sunday’s game with a rib injury. It has been tough sledding early this season. Tight end Evan Engram, even though he was shut out by the Chargers, has been a pleasant surprise. Even though rookie tight ends usually struggle early, Engram had at least four catches in every game prior to Week 5.

Rivers noted that the Chargers have experience they can fall back on when facing adversity.

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, several owners filed into a conference room on the sixth floor of the league’s headquarters, which featured a large, football-shaped table. The meeting was supposed to be a standard committee update about business ventures, followed by a conference call on the protests. But upon Goodell’s suggestion, the rest of the owners who were at Park Avenue ended up coming into the room. Goodell began by recapping the previous night’s meeting with the players. He indicated that it began with the players seeming reserved and sticking to their union talking points, but things improved as it went on. He made clear that this wasn’t going to be an issue that would go away overnight and that, moving forward, owners needed to find a solution that worked for everyone.
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We are going to cut back a little bit, Lynn said via a conference call with the Giants beat writers Wednesday. And, try to take our best game plan to New York. I want my guys to do the same thing. I want them to play fast, be physical and execute better and my way of doing that is cutting back a little bit.

In 2008, we were sitting at 4-8 and found our way in the postseason that year. These last two years, we struggled our way to four wins and five wins, which has not been very enjoyable, but we hung in there and fought together and you’ve never seen the locker room fall apart, or guys quit, he said.

Limited Kids Tyus Jones Jersey So while we don’t want to be in those situations, it says a lot about the character of the guys who have. So I have no doubt that our character is strong and that we’re going to continue to fight like crazy. But we’ve got 12 more games left.

McMahill said an officer saw Bennett crouched down behind a gaming machine and started to run after seeing police

Officers then began to give chase, leading to one officer and Bennett going over a wall and landing on the sidewalk.

Due to his actions, McMahill said police believed he may have involved in the reported shooting. Further investigation revealed there was no actual shooting and patrons were frightened by what had been a loud noise inside the casino.

Bennett was briefly detained at the police department and McMahill said he had no issue with being taken into custody, but did have issue with the manner in which he was detained by the arresting officer.

The road to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII begins 鈥?with a trip to REI for some thermals and gloves and hunting caps. But get back by Thursday night for the season opener, in which the Patriots begin to try to become the first team to repeat as champions since an earlier version of themselves did it in 2003 and ’04.

Obviously, then, the host for the primetime opener (hosted by the Super Bowl champ every year since 2004, except for the year a scheduling conflict sent the Ravens on the road) has never ended up winning it all. Nor has the winner of the opener 鈥?which has been the defending champion 11 out of 13 games. Conclusion: Don’t read too much into Thursday’s result.
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Game Kids Jarius Wright Jersey A more fun pursuit than overreacting to that game? Guessing which teams start on the path this weekend to making the playoffs after missing them last season. At least four have done that every season since the current playoff format began in 1990.

Pete Carroll says he wishes refs had conferred before ejecting Jeremy Lane

Authentic Justin Hardy Jersey Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took issue with the way officials ejected starting cornerback Jeremy Lane after they deemed that he threw a punch at Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during Seattle’s season-opening 17-9 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.

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Green Bay’s defense had its way up front, leaving Russell Wilson running for his life and keeping the Seahawks’ passing from ever finding any rhythm.
I didn’t see the punch at all, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. I’m disappointed that play would have such a magnitude on the game. You guys have seen more of it than I have; I just saw a little thing on the telephone here after the game. It’s just such a drastic thing to do that I wish they would have had cooperation from more than one official and just talk about it and figure it out, because it’s such a big call. … But that’s what they saw. One guy saw it and that’s what they went with. I’m anxious to hear how the league tells how that went and what should happen there.

Lane was not seen in the Seahawks’ locker room after the game.

You can’t throw a punch, Adams said. If they see it, they’re going to call it. If you throw a punch at somebody, [which] makes no sense when they have a helmet on anyway, you’ve got to deal with the consequences.

Adams added that he was partly at fault.

We were just rolling around on the ground, Adams said. And it was something that definitely I shouldn’t have been doing, either.

The scuffle between Lane and Adams occurred after Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Nazair Jones intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass at the line of scrimmage. An illegal block in the back on Seattle’s Cliff Avril during Jones’ return negated what would have been a touchdown.

NFL roster cuts 2017: Tracker, cut-down rules, deadline

When NFL team owners in May voted to eliminate the first of two traditional roster cut-down periods before the start of the regular season, they gave coaches an extra week or so to evaluate players who may or may not make their teams. Those players, in turn, were given extra time to prove their worthiness.

According to NFL referee Brad Allen the ruling was upheld on the field due to “lack of control in the hand.” Allen said (via the Washington Post) he saw an empty hand as Cousins’s arm went forward.

“There was nothing conclusive that would overturn the ruling on the field,” Allen said. “All the views we had were inconclusive, so we have to stay with the ruling on the field.”

Spielman, who was Miami’s general manager in 2004, was initially tapped by Minnesota as a personnel director before he was promoted to GM in 2012. Allen, who joined the Redskins in 2010 primarily in an administrative role, reassumed the general manager title after Scot McCloughan was fired earlier this year. Coughlin initially interviewed for Jacksonville’s head coaching vacancy, rather than the executive vice president role for which he was hired.

And then there’s Belichick, who when hired by New England in 2000 was given the same power over personnel moves he held with Cleveland in the early 1990s.

When Cardinals running back David Johnson left Week 1’s game with a wrist injury, it was Williams who assumed his lead back role. Williams is a significant drop-off from Johnson, of course, but is in line for something that matters in fantasy — volume. If you have Johnson, Williams is a must-add to cover your bases until Johnson returns and as further insurance. I’m tepid on his outlook for Week 2, but if you’re a running back needy manager, Williams is a logical target. I’m not totally sold, however, that he has this job entirely to himself in Arizona, which is why he isn’t the top player on this list.vikings_098