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Ziperski: Kirk’s crazy deal

It was reported recently that the New York Jets were contemplating making Kirk Cousins an offer than included $60 million in guarantees in the first year alone.

No, not $60 million over the life of the contract. Cousins would make it all in year one before getting paid a more modest $20 million or so each year after that.

Stanford in the NFL: Baldwin, Sherman come up big for Seahawks

Stanford alumni on the Seattle Seahawks stole the show this week, as wide receiver Doug Baldwin and cornerback Richard Sherman, who tallied seven tackles and a key fumble recovery, played big-time roles in Seattle’s 31-24 road win against the Patriots. However, on an otherwise quiet offensive day, Stanford alumni produced several strong defensive efforts with key contributions from Green Bay’s Blake Martinez, Washington’s Trent Murphy, Cleveland’s Ed Reynolds and Arizona’s Josh Mauro.

Fugel: Elegy for a batsman

Watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I was shocked by the vehemence of the insults that flew through the room as the game unfolded. “Kill him,” yelled one admittedly hammered Patriots fan as Russell Wilson dropped back to pass. “Break his leg,” he yelled as Marshawn Lynch broke off another five yard rush.