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It didn’t exactly strike Jalen Rose as strange that people were naming their children after him. But it did flatter him. “Jalen… Read More

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Football fans mainly recall Troy Vincent for his on-field accomplishments over 15 seasons (1992–2006) in the NFL: 47 interceptions, five Pro… Read More

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