RIP, Freddie Solomon

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Part of two 49ers’ Super Bowl teams, mentor to Jerry Rice and target of Joe Montana, former NFL wide receiver Freddie Solomon died today at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. “Fabulous Freddie” retired with 48 touchdowns and two rings.

“Freddie was very influential to me and my career, and taught me about work ethic and professionalism,” Rice said. “He inspired me to go out there every day and emulate him.”

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The Dark Knight Rises Trailer. Yes.

We don’t get excited for movies coming to the theater that often, especially summer blockbusters, but Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises finale will get us very, very excited. This trailer, and NFL scene, makes us actually get a little tingle. Not that tingle, the other kind.

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Meet a man who doesn’t give a s@#! about what anyone thinks about him, 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh

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When you win a football game on the road against a previously undefeated team, you get a little excited. If you are a player. But 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh doesn’t give a shit about that. He was more excited than anyone, and he basically didn’t care that Lions coach Jim Schwartz needed a few seconds of TLC from him and just gave him a big shake and hug shove. And it started a fight/scuffle. And Jim Harbaugh became a Bay Area legend. We can’t wait for the next 10 games.

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Nick Schrank really wants to be in the NFL

The former middle linebacker at George Mason really has a sense of balance. Hey, if you want to be in the NFL, you should be making viral videos so you become a PR person’s wet dream… and with a strike coming up, there is a chance they may need you.

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Carmelo Anthony got his way, but makes the NBA boring

This is great that Carmelo Anthony whined his way out of Denver, because let’s face it, the bright lights of NYC is where everyone wants to play (unless you are of course Lebron, who likes Miami better because he likes the club scene there better and he saw Scarface six times in one night). But doesn’t all this “buddies” teaming up crap sort of ruin the entire sport? Sure the bottom line will get far better in a few cities, but being a sports fan in say, Minneapolis, you have no chance. In San Francisco, we got lucky with the Giants, but again, in the NBA, no chance, ever, for at least another decade.

“Buddies” is not a good look. Miami, the Knicks, probably the LA Lakers when Dwight Howard signs there, and perhaps one other team, will have all the All-Stars. This trend is great for headlines, awesome for a few TNT moments throughout the year, but the NBA is already quite boring minus D-Rose and Griffin, so where do we go now? We think this is great for a few highlights and a few choice games, but really, who wants to watch the Nuggets play the Bucks now? Or the Jazz play the Warriors? 75% of NBA games are now pointless except for the corporate meeting in the box. And they would rather be watching the NFL anyway.

The Finals may be good, but the Finals have been really bad for nearly a decade, because the Spurs and Pistons and Heat made them bad. We love the NBA, but we are starting to feel like we are watching a lost cause each night. We already miss football.

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Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s 2006 Hall of Fame Speech for the WWF

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We saw that Snoop Doog annoucned Deion Sanders’ selection to the NFL Hall of Fame, but has no chance of topping Stone Cold Steve Austin announcing Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s induction into the WWF/WWE Hall of Fame back in 2006. . . .

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NFL Anthems

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We know that Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow ” is the Super Bowl anthem of 2011, and if the Pittsburgh Steelers actually win the Super Bowl in Dallas against the Packers this Sunday, then “Black and Yelllow” (although we prefer the Snoop guest spot remix) will go down as a major NFL song.

But we look back at some of the classic NFL anthems of the past years, not just Super Bowl songs, but dances, songs, and videos shot by NFL players or sung by fans that rival “Black and Yellow” as football anthems. —The Citrus Report staff

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Tucker Carlson thinks Michael Vick should have been executed

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As reported on ESPN and everywhere else. At this point nothing you hear on Fox News is the least bit shocking anymore. Why even bother being outraged? But really Tucker, shouldn’t you be calling for John Stewart’s execution? The way he killed your credibility and career years ago was far more ruthless than anything Michael Vick ever did. Seriously dude, you’re such a joke.

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