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On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Coming to theaters everywhere on April 11, 2014.
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- Michelle McCue
Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12), quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have home field advantage in Denver when they face off against Qb Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers in an NFL divisional playoff game.
After Saturday's wins by the Seattle Seahawks (over the New Orleans Saints, 23-15) and the New England Patriots (over the Indianapolis Colts, 43-22), the Super Bowl picture is coming into focus. If Manning doesn't find himself in the frame at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (home to the New York Giants, whose Qb is Manning's brother, Eli) on Feb. 2 -- especially after last year's double-overtime loss in the divisional round to the Baltimore Ravens, which went on to take the Vince Lombardi Trophy -- NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen thinks it's going to be a nearly impossible pill for the quarterback to swallow.
"It's all about Peyton Manning right now," Eisen tells Zap2it at »
Taking a break after participating a live Jan. 5 broadcast of "GameDay Morning" at his current home, NFL Network, at its studios in Culver City, Calif., sports journalist Rich Eisen repeats the oft-heard assertion that pro football is "the greatest reality show on television."
"It is, with the drama, sometimes the family feuds, that go on, the storylines that constantly change and surprise us," Eisen says. "It's a narrative-generating machine."
But as "Duck Dynasty" fans recently learned, there is such a thing as too much reality in a reality-tv show. When duck-call manufacturer and evangelical Christian Phil Robertson had a frank and occasionally crude discussion with a GQ reporter about his unsurprising views on sin and the mechanics of gay sex, it set off a firestorm that saw A&E (temporarily) suspending Robertson from the show (which it never stopped airing), and anger erupting across the press and social media.
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3 items from 2014
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