The 5 Most Overanalyzed NFL Stories of 2013

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2013 NFL Season: 5 Stories That Refused To Go Away

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The way people get their information has greatly changed over the last 10 years. Sure, we've had the internet for two decades and technology has continued to evolve, but news in 2013 is a different animal. Social media and instant access to information from high quality smart phones has completely changed how news works.

It's because of the this 'plugged in' culture, that we sometimes can't escape certain stories. If you're a fan of a particular subject or thing like sports, it can sometimes feel like everyone is still talking about that one big incident. In the world of sports, it doesn't help when companies like ESPN jump on board to really over cover stories and essentially beat them to death.

Anyone who watches SportsCenter on a regular basis knows that ESPN will jump on any story involving their big ticket teams, players and coaches. If Lebron James tweets something out on a current event, you can bet that you'll see a screenshot of it on SC. If Johnny Manziel drinks a beer, you'll hear about it. But like it or not, ESPN is the largest sports network by far and they have the resources to cover anything they want. Why they choose to seemingly cover the same players and teams over and over again, is beyond me.

When breaking news happens, it has to be covered. But there's a point when the news is no longer that relevant and yet we still keep hearing about it. Here are five stories from the 2013 NFL season that just wouldn't die. Some have calmed down, but there's a good chance that we haven't heard the last of some of them:

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RG3 and Mike Shanahan's Relationship

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You would swear this is the lead on SportsCenter about three days per week. Is RG3's relationship with Mike Shanahan coming unraveled? Who cares!? The Redskins are terrible.

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Mike Tomlin's Sideline 'Blunder'

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Great googly moogly, who would have thought a case of alleged coach interference would have caused such a stir? Especially, when you consider that Tomlin's blunder didn't ultimately affect the outcome of the game. That fact that we're still talking about further discipline in the form of losing a draft pick, is ridiculous.

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The Eagles' QB Situation

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Each and every week on SportsCenter there would be a 'developing story' that came in about the Eagles' QB situation. Chip Kelly wouldn't declare a starter and therefore it continued to be a story even though the Eagles were an average at best team. Thankfully, Philly has started winning and Kelly has deemed Foles as his starter for the rest of year.

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Concussions in the NFL

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It's sad to see what head trauma does to former football players. The effects of repeated blows to the brain are very serious and it's an issue that shouldn't be taken lightly. However, it's time to move on and start talking about solutions instead of problems that former players have. Awareness of this issue has been raised and now the league must do all it can to help moving forward.

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The Richie Incognito Fiasco

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This story took weeks to calm down and we likely haven't heard the last of it. Incognito could still possibly be reinstated this year and who knows if members of the Dolphins' coaching staff and front office will get the axe this winter. One this is for sure - most of us are tired of hearing about alleged bullying in the Miami locker room.


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