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NFL bans goalpost dunks

Jimmy Graham will have to find another signature touchdown celebration, as he and other players will no longer be allowed to dunk a football over the goalpost. The move will be considered a foul, alongside other celebrations that involve dunks, although the fabled Lambeau Leap remains ''grandfathered in'' and will not be penalized. Graham's dunks did require the goalpost to be physically readjusted on at least two occasions, but is the so-called ''No Fun League'' overreacting?

What do you make of the NFL's plan to penalize players for dunking the football over the goalpost?

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  • Given that the dunking of a football over the goalpost has been banned, should the Lambeau Leap also be outlawed?

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  • What do you think of the overall amount of celebrating NFL players do during games?

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  • How do you feel about defensive players celebrating a sack?

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  • How would you celebrate a touchdown in the NFL if no rules applied?

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76ers' losing streak continues

As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers lost in Houston on Thursday, extending their streak of defeats to a NBA-record-tying 26. Only a home game against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday stands between them and their standing alone in history. Can Philly fight off this dubious distinction? Will it even win another game this season?

  • The 76ers have lost 26 games in a row. Will they lose at home to the Pistons on Saturday to break the NBA record?

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  • The 76ers have 10 games left in the regular season. How many will they win?

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  • Do you want to see the 76ers break the NBA record for longest losing streak?

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  • Would enduring a record-breaking losing streak be worth it if your NBA team received the first pick in the draft?

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  • How long will it take the 76ers to field a playoff team?

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  • Which of these potential NBA draft prospects would most help the 76ers?

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NBA teams tanking or rebuilding?

"Tanking" has been a buzzword this season in the NBA, what with a talented 2014 draft class coming and teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers placing little emphasis on winning now. But new commissioner Adam Silver refuses to use the word, instead calling the process of trading veterans for picks, young players and cap room "rebuilding." No matter the term, it certainly is a polarizing subject. It's no fun to watch your team lose, but it's also hard to deny the success of some recent rebuild/tank jobs, not to mention the fact that certain moribund teams (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks) actually tried to make the playoffs. What say you?

  • Which term would you use to describe what teams such as the 76ers, Magic and others are doing this season?

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  • If your favorite team had almost no shot at competing for a title, which would you rather the front office do?

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  • Does the NBA need to make changes to prevent teams from tearing down their rosters a la the 76ers?

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  • Whom would you draft No. 1 overall if you had equal need at all positions?

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Granger, Turner traded at deadline

Trade deadline day looked to be a bit of a disappointment, with only spare parts changing hands -- that is, until the Pacers made a huge deal. Indiana traded Danny Granger to the 76ers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. Granger had been a major part of the Pacers' return to prominence, but had struggled to find playing time after an injury last season. Turner seems to be getting the best part of the deal -- he's going from a bottom-dwelling 76ers team to one that could end up representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.

Which team got the better of the Danny Granger-Evan Turner trade?

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  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

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  • Could Danny Granger still start for a legitimate championship contender?

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Are the 3-0 76ers for real?

The 76ers weren't expected to beat the Heat in their season opener, but they did. They weren't supposed to win their first three games, but they have. Led by rookie Michael Carter-Williams' 26 points and 10 assists, the Sixers beat the Bulls 107-104 to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season ... a season in which they finished 35-47. What do you make of the 76ers' stellar start? How many games will they win?

  • What do you make of the 76ers' 3-0 start?

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  • Las Vegas set the over-under for 76ers wins in 2013-14 at 16.5. How many games will they actually win?

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  • Do you see Michael Carter-Williams as a likely contender for rookie of the year after his debut performance against the Heat?

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  • Where will the 76ers finish in the Atlantic division?

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