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Chicago Bears’ Tarik Cohen gets Pro Bowl nod

This NFL rookie makes his alma mater N.C. A&T proud

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

Basketball

LaVar Ball’s basketball league is a bad idea

For all but a handful of future pros, college is smarter than short money

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson

The first woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues dies at 82

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

Reggie ‘Combat Jack’ Ossé dies at 48

The hip-hop podcaster and attorney succumbs to colon cancer

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

What Had Happened Was: 12/20/17

Our blogs are joining together

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

Daily Dose: 12/19/17

Kendrick Lamar is about to rock the college football world

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.

Daily Dose: 12/18/17

Diddy wants to buy the ‘North’ Carolina Panthers

11:12 AMTell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that Cohen has backed up our love by flat-out ballin’ out. Cohen, a rookie from N.C. A&T State University, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return.

This feel-good story of the year continues to grow – no, the Chicago Bears didn’t secure an at-large playoff spot – with news that Cohen was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in this year’s game. That’s the definition of what it means to be Undefeated.