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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Grand Rapids Christian Boys’ Soccer’s Jacob Witte

Grand Rapids Christian High School boys' soccer player Jacob Witte is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior forward's leadership as captain and contributor is one of the primary reasons why Grand Rapids Christian is 14-1-1 and is ranked No. 3 in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches' Association.

"I could tell on my first day that he'd stand out," first-year Eagles Coach Joshua Miller said of Witte. "I could tell he was a natural leader, ... and that hasn't changed.

"He's great on the field, but he's also great off the field."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Matthew McConaughey Gives Terribly Unmotivating Speech to Texas Football Team [Video]

Motivational speeches should be reserved for people who are loud, outgoing and a little crazy.

Chris Farley taught us this in his "Livin' In a Van Down by the River" skit from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" many years ago.

Matthew McConaughey is pretty much the polar opposite of Farley.

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Green Bay Packers Rout Minnesota Vikings 42-10

Eddie Lacy ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers embarrassed the Minnesota Vikings, 42-10, at rainy Lambeau Field in Wisconsin on Thursday night.

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Tom Brady Is Terrible, Other Things You Need To Know Heading Into the NFL’s 5th Week

Division races are beginning to take shape as the NFL heads to the fifth week of its 2014 season. Here are Week 5's most interesting storylines:

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2014 MLB Division Series Previews: Which Stars Will Move On to the LCS?

Major League Baseball's 2014 season is down to just eight teams, all of whom will begin Division Series play on Thursday or Friday. Here's a preview of the four, best-of-five series:

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Who Will Still Be in the Playoff Hunt? Big Questions for Week 6 in College Football

With six games between ranked teams, this is the first real Showdown Saturday of the year that will shake up the playoff race. Here are the big questions as we enter Week 6:

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Trick Football Play Is Called the Ugly Kardashian [Video]

This video proves that you're never too young to start doing trick plays to win a game.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Watching Kevin Spacey Throw a Baseball Is Painful [Video]

While talking about the most recent U.S. Secret Service fail this morning, we got on the topic of the Netflix series "House of Cards."

We focused on one scene in particular from the series' second season, where Vice President Francis "Frank" Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, was throwing a baseball and practicing for his upcoming appearance where he would throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.

Simply put, it's painful.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: TBS Spoofs ‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ In Playoff Commercial (Video)

Years ago, we were introduced to Brian Collins, now better known as the "Boom Goes the Dynamite" guy.

Poor Brian had the worst sports report ever. And even though it was eight years ago or so for the Ball State University graduate, the Internet and cable sports television haven't forgotten him.

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Times Announced for First Three Games of Detroit Tigers-Baltimore Orioles Series

Major League Baseball has announced times for the first three games of the Detroit Tigers’ American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Kansas City Chiefs Dominate New England Patriots 41-14

Jamaal Charles scored three touchdowns, and the Chiefs thoroughly dominated the New England Patriots, 41-14, in Kansas City on Monday night.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Philadelphia Phillies Fans Mock Atlanta Braves Pitcher’s Weird Pre-Pitch Ritual [Video]

Philadelphia Phillies fans haven't had much to cheer about this year. The team is 23 games back and is sitting in last place in the National League East.

Things just aren't good in the City of Brotherly Love right now for its Major League Baseball fans. So, they just have to take what they can get in the form of entertainment.

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