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Bills asking for fans’ help to shovel stadium 11.20.14 at 9:28 am ET
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Despite the amount of snow the area in and around Buffalo has seen in recent days, the Bills say they still plan on hosting the Jets Sunday at 1 p.m. But, in order to make this happen, they are asking for fans’ help.

The Bills say they need to remove 220,000 tons of snow to clear the Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday’s game. They are seeking at least 500 fans, working three different shifts, to shovel out the stadium. For the work, the Bills will pay fans $10 per hour and offer free game tickets.

“We don’t have a maximum number [of people to shovel],” Bills vice president of operations and guest experience Andy Major said. “We can’t have too many people helping.”

With the snow and driving bans in place, the Bills have been unable to get to the stadium to hold practice. It is possible the NFL could move the game to either Monday or Tuesday.

The Bills tweeted the following picture of the stadium on Wednesday:

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Poll: What should Jerry Thornton name his blog? 11.19.14 at 1:41 pm ET
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Jerry Thornton needs a name for his WEEI.com blog, and he wants your help. Vote for your choice in the poll below. If you think you have something better than these options, feel free to present your write-in option in the comments section.

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Report: Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health declining 11.18.14 at 10:53 am ET
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About a month ago, hockey-legend Gordie Howe suffered a stroke. It is now learned Howe has “taken a turn for the worst,” after suffering another stroke, according to his family.

The 86-year-old has been staying with his daughter in Lubbock, Texas after suffering his first stroke a month ago, and suffered another one last week.

Mark Howe, his son, says his dad is dealing with chronic back pain, advanced stages of dementia and high blood pressure. The family is focused on him being comfortable and pain free.

“Mr. Hockey,” as he was known as, finished his NHL career with 801 goals and 1,850 points.

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Gisele Bündchen shoots down reports: ‘I’m not renting my apartment’ 11.14.14 at 5:15 pm ET
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Over the past day or so, many reports have surfaced online of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen renting out their New York City condo.

Gisele took to Twitter Friday afternoon saying the reports are wrong. “Enough is enough… Please stop creating lies to sell your paper, I’m not renting my apartment,” she tweeted.

The reports said the couple were looking to rent out their apartment for $40,000 a month unfurnished, and $42,500 furnished.

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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen’s New York condo available for rent 11.13.14 at 11:02 am ET
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If you’ve ever wanted to live in Tom Brady and Gisele’s New York condo, you’re in luck — if you have a lot of money.

The couple has listed its Manhattan condo for $42,500 a month and $40,000 unfurnished, spotted by Curbed.com. The three-bed room condo is on the 47th floor of New York’s One Madison development. The quarterback and supermodel paid $14 million for the property last year, which has “river-to-river plus park views.”

The entire listing reads:

Step off your keyed elevator into your private Entrance Foyer with framed unprecedented unencumbered views South. Move into an open great room looking North over Madison Square Park with iconic never before positioned views of the Empire State Building, West to the Hudson River, and well beyond. Watch the sunset each evening from the Southwest corner Living Room with the soft light reflecting off the Freedom Tower and all of Manhattan’€™s bridges. The Master Bedroom Suite captures arguably the most magical and romantic night views North of the twinkling Empire State Building and East for soft morning sunrises over the East River.

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Bill Simmons goes off on Twitter (again) 11.06.14 at 2:21 pm ET
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ESPN’s Bill Simmons is at it again.

After being upset with a segment on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” where they discussed Simmons talking about LeBron James, Simmons took to Twitter to unleash his anger.

This comes after Simmons was suspended for three weeks earlier this month for his comments towards Roger Goodell.

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Report: Adrian Peterson to avoid jail time with plea deal 11.04.14 at 12:30 pm ET
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According to ESPN, Adrian Peterson, will avoid jail time following being charged with felony child abuse two months ago after reportedly whipping his 4-year-old son, leaving bruises all over his body. The Vikings running back will enter a plea to one misdemeanor count of reckless assault.

Pro Football Talk added, the plea will not include reference to family violence or violence against a minor. Also, if the agreement is accepted by Judge Kelly Case, Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, be placed on probation and perform 80 hours of community service.

Since Peterson is on the commissioner’s exempt list, only commissioner Roger Goodell can reinstate him.

Peterson played in one game this season, before being indicted in early September.

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Phil Jackson: ‘[Knicks] not ready for primetime’ following 24-point loss 10.30.14 at 9:21 am ET
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The Knicks did not get off to a good start to the season, falling 104-80 to the Bulls Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Knicks president Phil Jackson wasn’t impressed with the performance.

“Not ready for showtime, were we guys?” Jackson told reporters after the game before getting into his SUV.

The 24-point spread wasn’t indicative of just how bad the game was for the Knicks as they trailed by 35 points at one point in the second half. This is Jackson’s first full season as Knicks president.

“I can’t say how long it’s going to take,” Jackson said when asked how long it would take for the Knicks to be competitive this season.

He did add he expected the team to struggle in its season-opener: “Sure did,” he said.

Jackson was hired last March and is looking to turn the Knicks around after they did not make the playoffs last year, finishing with a 37-45 record.

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Video: Madison Bumgarner’s MVP trophy presentation gets awkward 10.30.14 at 8:52 am ET
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Rikk Wilde, a Chevrolet executive, presented Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner the MVP trophy, as well as keys to a new Chevy truck following Wednesday’s Giants win in Game 7 of the World Series over the Royals.

Things got a bit awkward when Wilde had trouble describing the truck saying it has, “technology and stuff.”

See for yourself:

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Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL, Nike reportedly pulls Adrian Peterson merchandise from shelves 09.16.14 at 4:09 pm ET
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More and more sponsors are joining the chorus of criticism against the NFL for its handling of recent incidents involving off-the-field violence, most notably the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations. On Tuesday, two big names got involved.

Anheuser-Busch released a statement critical of the league, although they did not say they were considering dropping their advertising with the league.

“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” the statement said, according to Darren Rovell. “We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.”

Nike also took a stand, as they removed all Adrian Peterson merchandise from their Twin Cities stories, according to Associated Press reporter Jon Krawczynski.

On Monday, the Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings after the team decided to reinstate Peterson despite the child abuse charges against him. Earlier on Tuesday, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton released a statement saying the Vikings should suspend Peterson until his case is resolved.