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Who are the eight dirtiest players in the NFL today?

It's not just the results of a game, or even the performance of a player, you can bet on when it comes to NFL. Did you know that odds available for the last Super Bowl included 15/1 that a player would be arrested during the game and 150/1 that there would be a brawl on the field?

The question is, if you want to visit one of UK best betting sites , and place a bet like this, who are the players you are most likely to see involved? Let's take a look at eight of the dirtiest players in the NFL today. The one's the fans of other teams love to hate, and are most likely to be involved in one of those Super Bowl incidents.

Terrell Suggs

The 35 year-old Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker is certainly no newcomer to controversy. Suggs has a long history of dirty play, much of it aimed in the direction of the unfortunate Ben Roethlisberger. The guy is not exactly a favourite with anyone outside of the Ravens' loyal fan base.

Josh Norman

South Carolina native Norman, is an expert in getting up in the oppositions face on the field. He is one of the best trash talkers in the business, and seems to relish his less than loving relationship with opposing fans of the Washington Redskins.

T J Ward

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, Ward has a very bad relationship with Patriots fans, who have not forgiven him for the injury to Gronk's knee, back in 2013. In fact, it's safe to say that the 30 year-old is not exactly a fan favourite anywhere outside of Tampa. He is a hard hitter who takes no prisoners.

Brandon Meriweather

Although Ward is pushing him hard, the NFL's dirtiest safety still has to be Meriweather. The play of the Florida native, who is currently a free agent, may have been less controversial back in the day. But, in today's game he is about as dirty as they come, with a total disrespect for rules around helmet-to-helmet hits and an ever growing list of fines for personal fouls.

Aqib Talib

The Denver Bronco's corner is no stranger to personal foul penalties. Talib has a temper that he just cannot control. He has a reputation for being a dangerous player to be around. Any player in the vicinity when Talib loses his cool, could find himself on the receiving end.

James Harrison

The veteran linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers has never changed since he started out in the professional game, back in 2002. He is most definitely a headhunter and can take out receivers with ease. Harrison has built up an incredible array of fines and penalties over his career and it does not look as though he is going to stop any time soon.

Ndamukong Suh

As defensive tackle for Miami dolphins, Suh provides an unusual combination of truly great play and dirty tactics. He is a big fan of stomping on body parts and has been known to kick off a few helmets in his time. The guy can certainly play the game, but he likes nothing more than to cause a fight and get in amongst it.

Vontaze Burfict

27 year-old Burfict has been playing for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2012. He is known as being the dirtiest player in the current NFL. Burfict has always had disciplinary issues, which caused him to go undrafted. These issues have followed him onto the field, where he has seriously injured players and was suspended for the first five games of the 2017 regular season due to an incident involving Anthony Sherman, in a pre-season game.

The bad boys of the NFL in all their glory. These guys are hated by many, but they are also the topic of many conversations. Arguably, the NFL benefits from their antics. After all, you know what they say about no publicity being bad publicity.
A very significant (and expected) retirement took place today as Carlos Beltran of the Houston Astros announced today that he was calling it a career. Beltran is 40 years old, and played 20 years in the Majors, punctuated by a World Series win in his final game.

Let’s get right to what we usually talk about here at when a player of this magnitude retires; is Carlos Beltran a Hall of Famer?

Our first reaction is…maybe.

Beltran has very good traditional statistics. Nine All Star Games. 2,725 Hits. 435 Home Runs. There are a lot of Hall of Fame outfielders that have similar numbers and when you look at the advanced metrics, Beltran’s “on the fence” case is further enhanced. The native Puerto Rican has a career bWAR of 69.8, eight all-time at this position and higher than HOFers Duke Snider, Andre Dawson, Richie Ashburn and Billy Hamilton. The average JAWS of a Hall of Fame Centerfielder is 57.9, of which he is close at 57.1, so this does look Cooperstown worthy, though Kenny Lofton has a comparable career bWAR and JAWS of 68.2 and 55.7 respectively and he failed to get past the first ballot.

What works against Beltran is that he was never really close to being the MVP in any year (his highest finish was 4th in 2006) and there was never a consensus that he was the best at this position.

Still, this is an excellent candidate who we will enjoy debating in depth over the next five years. Beltran will be Hall of Fame eligible in 2023.

We here at would like to thank Carlos Beltran for the on-field memories and we look forward to see what he will do next!
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017, which comprises Clue, the Wiffle Ball and the paper airplane. These three beat out the other finalists of Risk, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, PEZ candy dispenser, play food, sand, Transformers and Uno.

The board game of Clue was first adopted in the United Kingdom after World War II. In addition to selling millions of games worldwide the game was adapted into a film.

The Wiffle Ball was created nearly sixty years ago by an American looking to slow down the speed of a regular baseball. Millions of balls each year are manufactured.

The origin of the paper airplane is unclear though it is believed to be dating back to the 15th Century. It is likely to still be built by young minds in the next five hundred years.

The Toy Hall of Fame is part of the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. The Hall has been in existence since 1998.
The “Hall of Fame” season is really amping up. The Baseball Hall of Fame Modern Era Committee has announced the ten finalists for consideration. This new Committee covers those who participated from 1970 to 1987.

The nominees are:

Steve Garvey: Ranked #31 on Garvey was a ten time All Star and was named the 1974 National League MVP. He accumulated 2,599 Hits with a .294 Batting Average with 272 Home Runs. He was on the ballot for the fifteen full years finishing as high as 42.6 %.

Tommy John: Ranked #16 on John won 283 Games and is a four time All Star. A two-time Cy Young runner-up, John had 2,245 Strikeouts over his career. He was on the ballot for fifteen years peaking at 31.7% on his final year of eligibility.

Don Mattingly: Ranked #54 on Playing his entire career with the New York Yankees, Mattingly was the American League MVP in 1985. Mattingly went to six All Star Games and had a career Batting Average of .307 with 222 Home Runs. He would also win the 1984 Batting Title. He was on the ballot for fifteen years with a high of 28.2% in his first year of eligibility.

Marvin Miller: The head of the Players Association from 1966 to 1982, salaries skyrocketed under his tenure.

Jack Morris: Ranked #11 on Morris would win 254 Games and is a four time World Series Champion. He was on the ballot for fifteen years and came very close with a 67.7% finish in his fourteenth year.

Dale Murphy: Ranked #42 on In a career spent mostly with Atlanta, Murphy was a back-to-back MVP winner (1982 & 1983) and blasted 398 Home Runs. He was a five time All Star. On the ballot for fifteen years, Murphy peaked at 23.2% in 2000.

Dave Parker: Ranked #28 on “The Cobra” was the 1978 National League MVP and hit 339 Home Runs over his career. He was also a two time World Series Champion. He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 24.5% in his second year of eligibility.

Ted Simmons: Ranked #14 on Simmons was an eight time All Star and one of the top Catchers of his day. He was only on the ballot for one year where he finished with 3.7% of the ballot.

Luis Tiant: Ranked #44 on Tiant was known mostly for his time in Boston and he was a three time All Star with 229 career Wins. He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished as high as 30.9, which occurred in his first year of eligibility.

Alan Trammell: Ranked #12 on Trammell played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers and was a six time All Star. Trammell had 2,365 Hits and was the 1984 World Series MVP. He was on the ballot for fifteen years and finished with 40.9% on the ballot in his last year of eligibility.

It will be very interesting to see if any of these names will get in. To be chosen, a candidate must receive 75% of the 16 member vote.