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Brett Favre Hall of Fame speech: 'I would not be here before you today without my father' -
Favre talked about the importance of his family, and particularly his father, when he was inducted Saturday.

Team USA can win handball gold in 2020 by recruiting your favorite mobile quarterbacks -
Easy as that.

The NFL removed the part of Orlando Pace’s speech where he thanked St. Louis -
The uploaded version of Pace’s Hall of Fame speech left out one big part. The NFL said it was a "technical error."

It's not entirely Tim McGraw's fault the NFL cancelled the Hall of Fame game -
Field conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium were trash before McGraw played a concert there Friday night. But the festivities and a rain storm probably didn't make it any better.

Hall of Fame Game canceled due to unsafe field conditions -
Bad field conditions led to the NFL calling off Sunday’s planned Hall of Fame Game between the Colts and Packers.

Watch: Tony Dungy's Hall of Fame Speech
Watch former head coach Tony Dungy's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement speech.

LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner among 2017 Hall of Fame favorites - NFL Nation- ESPN
With the HOF Class of 2016 settled in, who will get the next set of gold jackets? LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner lead a heady list of candidates.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers give Special Olympics athletes unforgettable day - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Buccaneers welcomed Special Olympics Florida athletes Saturday for an annual event that included Play 60 drills, dancing, cheers and autographs.

Tony Dungy's former Bucs players react to Hall of Fame induction - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tony Dungy has long been praised for his deep connections with his players, and that was clear from the reactions to his Hall of Fame enshrinement.

Bucs' Winston keeps promise to injured fan | Tampa Bay Times
Promise keptA year ago, Bucs QB Jameis Winston invited a fan from Tallahassee to training camp who had injured his neck in an ATV accident, and when Peyton Ponder came with his family, still wearing a neck brace, Winston promised him he would throw him a touchdown pass when he came back to Bucs practice healthy.

Depth on Bucs offensive line being tested early | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Through nine practices, the Bucs have encountered all kinds of absences at the offensive guard position, which has allowed them to test their depth in advance of Thursday's preseason opener at Philadelphia.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What’s Colder Than Cold? | The MMQB with Peter King
We’re not talking about Dirk Koetter becoming Tampa Bay’s head coach after Lovie Smith’s surprise ouster. Our intrepid reporters stepped into the team's cryotherapy tanks and, well, we feel for the wooly mammoths