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Former Dolphin Jim Mandich Dies At 62

Former Miami Dolphins tight end and broadcaster Jim Mandich died Tuesday after a battle with bile-duct cancer. He was 62.

Mandich played eight seasons for the Dolphins and worked as a Miami color commentator with Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose.

Nicknamed the “Mad Dog,” Mandich decided to end his daily sports talk show when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.

Mandich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 after leading the University of Michigan to the Rose Bowl in 1970.

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Tom Brady Moves to Under Armour

Tom Brady played one of his worst games ever on Sunday. Perhaps he was distracted by the giant pile of cash he just found.

Peter King reports the New England Patriots quarterback signed with Under Armour, becoming the growing apparel company’s biggest name endorser.

“Under Armour’s everything I was looking for,” Brady told King. “It’s cool. It’s fun. It’s what so many of the kids are wearing, and I like to try to stay cutting-edge. I like the company. I think we’ve got a lot in common. We both want to stay hungry, stay humble.”

As part of the deal, the star gets part of the company. It’s a smart move for the quarterback. Although Under Armour generates about 1/20th the revenue of Nike, whom he previously endorsed, the potential for a bigger payout is there because he has equity.

The move is similar to the tack taken by 50 Cent when he made $400 million off the sale of Glaceau (makers of Vitamin Water) to the Coca-Cola Company. (Or maybe he didn’t earn that much, but it was still a lot.)

Who would have thought a rapper and a quarterback were breaking ground in the endorsement world?

Easily Follow the Jets Gang on Twitter

Want to be your first friend to know when Braylon Edwards runs afoul with the law? Or what Mark Sanchez is doing during his free time? Or who Darrelle Revis plans to put on Revis Island next? Well, now you can with one easy click.

Check out Connect Jets, which syncs with your Twitter account and let’s you follow all the Jets on the service at once.

There are 18 Jets currently on Twitter, everyone from Matt Higgins (Executive Vice President, New York Jets) to Calvin Pace (“Starting linebacker for the NY Jets. Sneaker Collector. Foodie. Wake Forest Alum. Community Servant. Opinionated individual.”)

If we were Jets fans, this would be awesome. Since we’re not, the hardest part is unfollowing them all.