Nate Winkler

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Born in Kansas, raised in Florida, and a current New England resident with stops in California & North Carolina in between. I was raised in a football family, with vivid memories of watching Super Bowl XX at age 5 and a "Rainman-like" memory of every one since. My father was always a coach, his father taught me how to watch and love the game, and my other grandfather taught me how to pick the winners. I also played contact football for 10 seasons, including Pop Warner, High School, & the Marine Corps. Five of those teams won conference championships or better, and only once did I experience a losing season; playing games at every position except for O-Line & Defensive Tackle. My lack of size and talent coupled with one too many earhole hits led me to a six year tour in the Marine Corps instead of post-scholastic football glory. These days I eat more pigskin than I play (slow-smoked, K.C. style, please), but am a fervent follower of the game who has never been bashful about giving my opinion. I'll be covering the Denver Broncos & the AFC West for Cold Hard Football Facts & Football Nation.

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Brady vs. Manning: The Definitive NFL Quarterback Rivalry
In the first article of a new CHFF series, Nate Winkler takes a look at the greatest individual rivalry in the history of the NFL: Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning. We intend to enjoy every second of the rivalry while we can.
Top Super Bowl Storylines We're Already Sick Of
The contenders for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans are set. Here are 5 headlines you'll grow weary of leading up to the big game.
Ravens-Broncos: Manning Meltdown or Lewis Retirement Party?
The Baltimore Ravens come to town with an upset on their mind as they take on the AFC's top seeded Denver Broncos.
10 Biggest Plays of 2013 Wild-Card Weekend
Nate Winkler takes a look at the crucial plays from this weekend's first-round action that trimmed the Super Bowl contenders from twelve to eight.

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