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Despite Skid, Lakers Plan To Keep Head Coach Frank Vogel

Despite losing their four out of their last five and sitting at 22-23 overall, the Los Angeles Lakers are still planning to keep head coach Frank Vogel aboard. "I don’t feel like I’m under siege," Vogel told reporters after the team's latest defeat. "I’m good at blocking it out. I feel good about the job we’re doing, and obviously we believe the results are going to come."

Antonio Brown Released From Buccaneers, Accuses Them Of Forcing Him To Play With Ankle Injury

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has been officially released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This comes after TB's game against the New York Jets, where Brown undressed and left the game after getting into an argument on the sidelines. Brown later accused head coach Bruce Arians of attempting to play Brown despite an ankle injury — which kept him out for several weeks — while Arians claimed Brown angrily left because he wasn't getting the ball enough. Brown, who has made headlines in the past couple years for his controversies, will now be able to be claimed by any team.
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NFL’s Legendary Coach, Broadcaster John Madden Dies At 85

Former NFL Hall of Fame broadcaster and coach John Madden passed away Tuesday at the age of 85. Madden was revered for changing Football, along with his attitude and personality that endeared millions of fans. After a knee injury that ended his playing career in his first training camp, Madden went into coaching, becoming the head coach of the then-Oakland Raiders in 1969 at the age of just 32. In 10 seasons, Madden would go 103-32-7 with seven division titles and eight playoff appearances, winning Super Bowl XI in 1976. Following his coaching tenure, Madden would become a color commentator for all four major networks.

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Head Coach Urban Meyer After Kicking Controversy

After months of highly-criticized controversies — coupled with plenty of embarrassing defeats — the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Urban Meyer, who went 2-11 in his first year in the NFL. The final straw for Meyer came Wednesday, when former team kicker Josh Lambo claimed that in August, Meyer came to him during practice, kicked him in the leg, and told him, "Hey dip----, make your f---ing kicks!" After Lambo told Meyer not to kick him, Meyer told Lambo that he's the head ball coach and can kick him "whenever the f--- I want." Meyer's time with Jacksonville brought steep lows no one could have expected, from hiring a coach accused of racist remarks and bullying to being intimate with a young woman at his restaurant the day after a loss. Owner Shad Khan — who said he was "bitterly disappointed" to come to the conclusion a change was needed — announced offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach, while general manager Trent Baalke will remain in his position.
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Despite COVID And Vaccine Controversies, NFL Ratings Are Better Than Ever

Everything seemed to be pointing the wrong way for the NFL's ratings heading into 2021. The previous year saw record-lows, and the league has been right in the middle of COVID-19 vaccine feuds. However, they're managed to overcome the predictions and have soared to rating highs.