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Fight Club, Steelers style

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Fight Club, Steelers style

Things aregetting a little chippy at the Steelers training camp. According to thePittsburgh Post-Gazette, wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Ike Taylorwere involved in a fight Sunday that had to be broken up by, among others,Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert.Taylor stepped infront of an end-zone pass for Brown and tried to take the ball away. After atussle, Brown threw a punch at Taylor before teammates intervened. This isactually the second training camp skirmish between the two.Training campscuffles are a part of life in the NFL. Players are battling for jobs, or forthe top line on the depth chart, and sometimes things boil over. It's one ofthe byproducts of physical, competitive players going hard at one another dayafter day in practice. That's why, at any level -- high school, college, pro-- after a while in training camp,players look forward to the chance to hit someone with a different coloredhelmet. Steelers coachMike Tomlin tried to downplay the Sunday fight, saying, "We're competitors... those things happen," according to the Post-Gazette."These guysunderstand what we're working for, and when we step into stadiums, we'retogether," Tomlin added. "When you fight your brother, sometimes, itgets a little heated ... the guys understand what that's about, and they'llleave it on the grass where it should be."

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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