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We want you: Star in a Newsday fantasy football video series

Actor Stephen Rannazzisi in a scene from "The

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Are you in the best fantasy football league on Long Island? 

Newsday is looking for a group of fantasy football players worthy of camera time for the upcoming NFL season.

Does the winner of your league receive something comparable to the Shiva Trophy from “The League”? Does the loser have to get an embarrassing tattoo like in the “Tattoo League” of Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy...

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Strahan a Hall of Fame finalist

Michael Strahan was a defensive end for the

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Former Giants All Pro defensive end is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second straight year. Strahan joins 12 other players, former head coach Tony Dungy and former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo as finalists for the sport’s most coveted individual honor. The Class of 2014 will be selected on Feb. 1, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. If Strahan is selected, he...

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Tony Romo may be out with back injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, is hugged

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The Dallas Cowboys' season-ending game against the Eagles - a winner-take-all proposition for the NFC East - just got a lot more problematic.  Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the second half of a dramatic 24-23 win over Washington on Sunday. And after getting an MRI on Monday, reports are now surfacing that Romo is out for the playoffs. ESPN reported Romo is out, but head coach Jason Garrett...

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Greg Hardy calls himself 'Kraken,' says he went to Hogwarts

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) is

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Maybe it'd make more sense for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy to play quidditch instead of football. During Sunday Night Football introductions, Hardy called himself the Kraken and listed his school as Hogwarts, the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry from the Harry Potter series. Watch Hardy, who actually attended Mississippi, in action:


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Denver Broncos: From 4-0 to the Super Bowl?

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass

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The Broncos are off to a dominating 4-0 start, with Peyton Manning at the top of his game at age 37. But Broncos coach John Fox isn't content just yet, offering a hint of what he’s really thinking when he talks about his team this way: "If we can just keep getting better and better, that's the goal. We want to be playing our best football in February." February? Only one NFL game in February....

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Maybe Victor Cruz was right

Victor Cruz #80 of the Giants celebrates during

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Remember when Victor Cruz signed his $46-million contract extension earlier this year and suggested he was worth more, certainly as much as the top free-agent receivers on the open market? Well, he may have had a point. Despite signing a deal that makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in franchise history, the numbers suggest Cruz, who is considered an elite slot receiver, is every bit as good...

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