Monday, August 31, 2015

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Who wins Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale on Sunday?

I hear arguments from fan writers on both sides, carefully weigh the merits of their cases, and then act as judge, jury & executioner in the inaugural edition of PURPLE FTW! JUSTICE.

Representing Seattle is Dayna O’Gorman (@DaynaOG), host of the NFL Female podcast and rabid Seahawks fan. She was a member of the “12s” back when they were terrible, so you know that she’s legit.

General counsel for New England Patriots is Tom Murphy (@TMurph207), operator of sportsinfusion.net and all-around Boston sports aficionado. He survived Tony Eason. That is all.

The judge cloak is on, the wig is straight, and the gavel is ready so let’s do this damn thing!

Full episode after the jump.

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The Vikings have a lot of stories about first round draft picks gone wrong.  In a way, the story of Kenechi Udeze is one of those stories, but in a more important way his story transcends football and is one of hope and inspiration.

The USC defensive end was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.  He played 51 games as a Viking, mostly regarded as a dependable left end, but his career had a premature ending when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007.

Udeze’s health is reportedly doing very well, and I was thrilled to hear the news that he is moving up the coaching ladder, and will reunite with his college coach Pete Carroll in Seattle.  He will be a defensive line coaching intern.

Congratulations to Kenechi!

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