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Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualisation that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.

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Tonight, when the New York Giants face off against the Buffalo Bills in the first NFL preseason game of the year, something will be different. The game itself will still be the 11-person smash-em-up affair that we all know and love, but the sidelines will be seeing a significant upgrade — the Sideline Viewing System, powered by the Surface Pro 2.

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Richard Sherman is a very talented US football player, and I, like many of you, have become a fan. It's clear that in the post-NFC championship days, he's emerged as a divisive character. No matter your opinion, when it comes to Twitter he has some very sage advice. From a post he wrote earlier this week on the MBQ...

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I get it. To people who know American football as some other thing or don't care to know it as anything, the sport doesn't seem to make any damn sense. It's OK. It's as silly as America itself.

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The "fun" tech question to ask famous people and/or grandmas in 2013 is what they think of Google Glass. This usually requires slapping Google Glass onto their face, making awkward conversation on how to control it, asking them to do what they do best and then talking about if they think it's the future or not. They almost always say yes.

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From a pair of ideas floated in April, the Falcons have chosen the official conceptual design for their new stadium, set to begin construction next year. It features an eight-piece roof that will twist closed — essentially an iris diaphragm. We hereby nominate, for a nickname, "The Sphincter".

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If you're a fan of the NFL, you'd know that players and coaches stare at printed pictures of replays and call plays from laminated sheets of paper. Yes, even now. No more though — the NFL just announced a partnership with Microsoft that will let coaches and officials use Microsoft Surface on the sidelines instead.

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In a new study published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery, a group of scientists proved, seemingly, that modern football helmets are better than old leather ones. Thanks, guys. What is more notable, however, is that this batshit crazy device is how the data was gathered.