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Roddy White pay Twitter bet?
Perhaps it was in jest, perhaps it wasn't, but Roddy White's Twitter bet shows that the NFL makes headlines no matter the type of story. White, an ever-confident Duke fan, responded to one of his followers saying he would give the fan season tickets to the Falcons if Mercer, a 14 seed, beat Duke, a 3 seed, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As we now know, the Bears upset the Blue Devils and the Twitter-verse demanded White pay up, and his response was to give up tickets to this year's Chicago-Atlanta game. Did White make good on his bet? Was this even a real bet?
Will Hester excel with Falcons?
Devin Hester's supremely dangerous days as a return man might be over, but the former Chicago Bear isn't done. The Atlanta Falcons made sure of that Thursday, signing the 31-year-old to a three-year deal as they attempt to bounce back from a dismal 2013 campaign. Is Hester still elite? Where should he play for the Falcons? Cast your votes below!
Are the Saints the NFC's best?
Sean Payton's comeback year with the Saints is proving to be all that New Orleans fans had hoped for -- they dispatched the Falcons in a 17-13 nail-biter on Thursday night and have the second-best record in the NFC. They'll be going to Seattle for a "Monday Night Football" matchup Dec. 2 to take on the Seahawks, who just happen to have the best record in the NFC. The Saints are the mirror image of the Falcons, who are a disastrous 2-9 after being expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season.