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Now for a moment of sports-related extreme cuteness: A Wisconsin-based household just got a new feline family member, and in true Kitten Bowl fashion gave it a football name.
Meet Ha Ha Kitten-Dix, who is named after Green Bay Packers first-round draft pick and former Alabama Crimson Tide safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, according to the cat's new owner Stephanie Van Groll. Van Groll is also co-owner of a semi-pro football team called the Wisconsin Ravens. Kitten-Dix follows in a long line of pets named for Packers -- most recently the family's cat Jordy, named of course for Packers receiver Jordy Nelson.
2015 NFL draft QBs?
This year's quarterback class in the NFL draft was super-hyped, but next year's hopefuls aren't slouches either. Jameis Winston made his mark on the collective consciousness of college football and NFL fans alike by leading Florida State to a title and winning the Heisman Trophy, but is he a better prospect than Marcus Mariota or Brett Hundley? There's a long way to go before we know who'll be picked first, but what's your take?
Manziel wows at pro day
Johnny Manziel may have taken a risk by wearing pads and a helmet during his pro day, but ESPN's Ron Jaworski and Jeff Saturday came away impressed. Despite high-profile guests like former President George H.W. Bush in attendance, Manziel didn't seem intimidated -- Jaworski thought his balance and ball control were exceptional, and thought he looked at least as good (if not better) than Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. It's all the more impressive considering that Manziel's unique talent -- his ability to improvise and make something out of nothing -- isn't really applicable during a pro day's scripted drills. It's just another piece of the puzzle for NFL teams looking to find the next franchise quarterback.
Johnny Manziel might want to re-think the nickname "Johnny Football." After all, why limit yourself to one sport when you clearly have skills in another? Those were evident in this Instagram video posted by the Heisman Trophy-winning former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback showing off his dunking ability. Will this show up on a scouting report for the 2014 NFL draft? Better question: Which dunk wowed you most?
Is Blake Bortles draft's top QB?
Teddy Bridgewater underwhelmed at his pro day. Johnny Manziel and "bust" have been heard together a lot lately. And then there's Blake Bortles, the previously anonymous quarterback who excelled at his own personal showcase and might have cemented his spot as the NFL's top quarterback prospect. But prospect and real thing are quite different. What is the NFL future for all three? If you were the Houston Texans' brass, would you go with a QB at No. 1?