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Coffee & Cigarettes: Educational links for Tuesday
While I'm away from the blog for a couple of weeks, I've set up some posts that point you in the direction of some interesting or educational links about football.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Cure: Athletes who just can't let go
This June 19, 2012 file photo shows Miami Dolphins player Chad Ochocinco, who recently changed his name back to Chad Johnson, talking to the media after NFL practice in Davie, Fla.
Ex-Hawkeye assistant Verducci to coach UNI tight ends
Verducci, a 1980 graduate of Seton Hall, has been coaching since 1984 and was with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League last season.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
The Globe and Mail
A serious call for Canada's sartorial action plan
Pierre Trudeau attends the 1970 Grey Cup game dressed in cloak and matching hat.
Sports Central Articles and Columns
Foul Territory: "Free" Agents
Watson earned $1,620,000 for the win, then celebrated with a meal at the Waffle House.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Bengals Walkthrough 4.18.14: Improving Relations
The day after the deal and all should be happy: county, team, fans. Everyone working together in perfect harmony to help each other accomplish desired goals.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Sharks happy to have Jomo Wilson working for them again
Jomo Wilson wasn't upset when he found out this week San Antonio was trading him to Jacksonville.
Left Coast Sports Babe
Chelsea Clinton has announced that she is pregnant with her first child. And presumably that baby, boy or girl, will be running for President in 2064.
Detroit Free Press
Ticker: Andrei Kirilenko bringing Hooters to Russia
'Russians and Americans are more alike than different - huge sports fans who are looking for great food and good times.
Salt Lake Tribune
Football briefs: CFL's Alouettes welcome Chad 'HuitCinq' Johnson
The veteran receiver who spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, signed a two-year deal Thursday with the Montreal Alouettes after impressing the team in minicamp.
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The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and public The final week of Lent finds our #FFFCincy diners back on the west side, in search of the famed Little Flower Church fish sandwich on North College Hill Bakery ... (more)
Russ Lemmon: When his playing career ends, former Heisman Trophy...
Troy Smith, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, signed a three-year contract last year with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
St. Petersburg Times
Gun-running arrest linked to Hernandez
An associate of former Patriots and Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in a gun trafficking investigation related to the murder case against Hernandez.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
The Hartford Courant
On The Fly: Red Sox To Salute Marathon Heroes
The Red Sox will acknowledge those who showed support after last year's Boston Marathon bombing with a ceremony before their game Sunday night against the Orioles.
8 other NFL stars who played in the Canadian Football League
The 36-year-old former Pro Bowl receiver and reality show star signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes Thursday , making him the latest former NFL player to attempt to resurrect his career up north.
Chad Johnson's two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes is a standard CFL deal -- a "flat contract" as general manager Jim Popp put it, with the team impressed with his performance at a three-day mini camp.
Chad Johnson signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes
Days after working out for the Montreal Alouettes, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has signed with the CFL team.
Globe and Mail
Montreal Alouettes sign former NFL Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson
In this file photo taken Jan. 1, 2012, New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco cannot grasp a pass against the Buffalo Bills during their NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Ocho Canada: Johnson joins CFL's Alouettes
The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL on Thursday, the team announced on Twitter.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Smith confident heading into sophomore season
CFL.ca Staff VERO BEACH, FL -- After the way he finished his inaugural CFL campaign, Montreal Alouettes pivot Troy Smith is a confident man - and who can blame him, really? Taking over for an injured Anthony Calvillo, and an under-performing duo of Josh Neiswander and Tanner Marsh, Smith was anointed as the team's starter with three games left in ... (more)