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  • Baylor fires coach Art Briles after 8 seasons

    05/26/2016 9:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 109 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach
    Baylor University has dismissed Art Briles as its football coach, sources told ESPN. The school will formally make the announcement Thursday. Players were notified of the news via a text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
  • NFL Hires Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart [Another Reason To Not Watch]

    05/25/2016 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/16 | Daniel Halper
    The National Football League has hired a former White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration. Joe Lockhart was named today the league's new executive vice president of communications. NBC Sports calls the hire "insulation for commissioner Roger Goodell."
  • Report: NFL sought to influence government head-trauma study

    05/24/2016 9:19:08 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jay Busbee
    A new congressional report has found that the NFL sought to improperly influence a major government study on connections between football and brain disease, according to documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside The Lines." (Update: the NFL has rejected the conclusions of the report.) The congressional research report indicates the NFL had given the National Institutes of Health a $30 million unrestricted gift in 2012, but later sought to pull $16 million in funding from that gift away from one researcher and reroute it to researchers working on the league's own brain injury committee. When the NIH declined to redirect the...
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told HornsDigest.com.
  • Disgraced Johnny Manziel risks jail AGAIN after getting into a brawl and 'punching a reveler [tr]

    05/22/2016 3:54:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Disgraced former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is risking another run-in with the law after he allegedly punched a reveler in a Las Vegas nightclub. The Heisman Trophy winner was at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria hotel on Friday watching the grand opening show by Drake when he was jostled by another party-goer and lashed out, TMZ claims. The alleged incident comes while Manziel is already on bail over claims he attacked his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard she lost hearing in one ear.
  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. We’ve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the “Washington Redskins.” It’s been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • Washington Post poll shows Native Americans unbothered by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | John Keim
    A new Washington Post poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' nickname and an overwhelming majority consider it an unimportant issue.
  • Police records detail several more violence allegations against Baylor football players

    05/19/2016 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach
    As Baylor University's board of regents reviews a law firm's findings about the school's response to sexual violence allegations -- many involving its football players -- Outside the Lines has obtained documents that detail largely unknown allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving several Baylor football players.
  • Principal Bans Girls' Tackle Football Game, Suggests Bobbing for Apples Instead

    05/04/2016 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    A tradition for 50 years, the "powder puff" girls tackle football game in Jupiter, Florida, is being canceled for the first time thanks to—what else?—safety concerns. Dan Frank, Jupiter High School's principal, said "Student safety is my first priority." The girls' short practice time and borrowed safety equipment, he said, "put our students at risk." After all: A girl broke her leg a few years ago. Maybe the school should get rid of its stairs, while they're at it. It's not that the principal didn't have some whiz-bang alternatives up his sleeve like... bobbing for apples. The Associated Press reports:
  • The 2013 draft is looking more and more like a giant bust

    05/03/2016 6:25:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 2, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Here's some real talk for you, post-draft: Not all the first-round picks made last week are going to be NFL stars. Related Stories Tracking the 5th-year options for 2013's top picks SB Nation NFL-National Football League roundup Reuters Revisiting the 2013 NFL Draft shows us no pick is ever safe SB Nation NFL Draft 2016: Pick-by-pick results SB Nation Panthers pick up DT Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option SB Nation All new, affordable single-family homes in Dayton CalAtlantic Homes Sponsored î‚€ We're reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL teams must make decisions on the first-round picks...
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    04/30/2016 5:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Warren
    A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own football arena.
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis Says He Would Spend $500M in Vegas

    04/28/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Davis upped the ante in a bid to move the team to this gambling city, appearing Thursday alongside soccer great David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson before a committee studying the idea of a $1.4 billion stadium.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Johnny Manziel fired by new agent Drew Rosenhaus days after disgraced quarterback was spotted [tr]

    04/19/2016 10:46:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Johnny Manziel has been fired by his new agent Drew Rosenhaus. It was revealed last Wednesday that Rosenhaus had told Manziel he would not continue their relationship unless the disgraced quarterback agreed to enter a facility to receive treatment for his alleged substance abuse issues. Manziel responded by spending the weekend partying in Coachella. This is now the second agent to fire Manziel is as many months. ESPN was the first to report the news.
  • Whining College Students Petition Against Tulane Frat's Trump Wall, Claims It 'Threatens' Muslims

    04/14/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Binder
    After a Tulane University fraternity built a wall with the Donald Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" written across it as satire, now a group of whining college students are petitioning the university, saying the wall is "overtly threatening" to Muslim and Hispanic students. The Hayride reported late yesterday how the Kappa Alpha fraternity erected their annual wall with a Donald Trump slogan to be satirical. But apparently a group of football players didn’t get the satire, prompting them to physically tear down the wall, which was on private property. Check out the video of that incident HERE. Now, a...
  • Tre Mason (LA Rams) Arrest Warrant Issued After Failure to Appear in Court

    04/13/2016 10:31:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | April 13, 2016 | Tim Daniels
    An arrest warrant has been issued for Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason after he failed to show up for an arraignment hearing Monday in his reckless driving case. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that Mason is facing charges of marijuana possession, reckless driving and resisting arrest after an incident on March 5. His bond will be set at $1,500 once he's taken into custody.
  • Report: (Josh) Gordon fails another NFL-administered drug test

    04/12/2016 10:54:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 11, 2015 | Mike Garafolo
    There's a reason why Roger Goodell hasn't reinstated Josh Gordon yet, and it has to do with a recent misstep that has muddled the process for Gordon. The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, who missed the entire 2015 season after testing positive for alcohol, failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, sources have told FOX Sports.
  • J.J. Watt Comments on His Retirement Plan

    04/06/2016 7:03:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Joseph Zucker
    Judging by the comments J.J. Watt made Wednesday, the Houston Texans may not have the All-Pro defensive end for as long as they envisioned. In an interview with Nick Wright and John Lopez of SportsRadio 610 (via CBS Houston's Garret Heinrich), Watt didn't say his retirement is imminent; however, he did reveal he'll only continue in the NFL "until I feel like I can't play at that highest level anymore": I can tell you right now that I am not going to be one of those guys that is going to play as long as I possibly can. I have...
  • Super Bowl-Winning Coach Harbaugh Shows Leadership and Faith amid Tragedy

    04/05/2016 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses at that moment pale in comparison to life and death.Such a juncture occurred recently when John Harbaugh, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens who led them to a world championship in 2012, endured a sleepless night after learning that 23-year-old Tray Walker, a promising defensive back on his team, was critically injured while riding a dirt bike that collided with an SUV in Liberty City,...
  • Browns sign Robert Griffin III

    03/24/2016 12:37:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team announced Thursday. Griffin’s contract is for two years and $15 million, and can be worth up to $22 million including incentives, reports USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
  • NFL rule changes: All chop blocks illegal, extra-point distance set

    03/23/2016 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 22, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    The NFL has passed a few notable rule changes, including expanding the definition of a chop block and setting the extra-point distance permanently, at the owners meetings in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Johnny Manziel finally put out of his misery as hard-partying quarterback is cut by the [tr]

    03/11/2016 9:41:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Johnny Manziel has been cut by the Cleveland Browns. The disgraced quarterback, who has had problems both on and off the field since being drafted by the Browns with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 draft, was waived by the team early Friday. The move comes as no surprise and Manziel seems to be unfazed, having been spotted partying with friends in Los Angeles earlier this week. Manziel was only two years into his four-year contract with the Browns which was worth a reported $8.245million.
  • Redskins release Robert Griffin III, ending dramatic rise-and-fall tenure

    03/07/2016 11:01:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2016 | Mike Jones
    The Washington Redskins have ended quarterback Robert Griffin III’s tenure with the team, releasing him two days before the start of the 2016 NFL year, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The long-anticipated move clears $16.155 million off of the Redskins’ salary cap, freeing up much-needed money for the team to upgrade the roster in free agency, and gives Griffin a chance to revive his once-promising career. Griffin now has the freedom to sign with whichever team he wants.
  • Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices

    03/03/2016 1:15:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | March 1, 2016 | KEN BELSON
    Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season, the most aggressive measure yet to combat growing concerns about brain trauma and other injuries in the sport. The move could influence how other football programs, from the youth level to the professionals, try to mitigate the physical toll of football, which has been played on Ivy League campuses since the 19th century. The eight Ivy League coaches unanimously approved the measure last week. Their decision is expected to be adopted formally once it is affirmed by...
  • Johnny Manziel's wild parties with 15 GIRLS at a $2,500 a night villa in Cabo revealed - [tr]

    02/24/2016 6:33:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2016 | Ryan Parry
    Shameless Johnny Manziel flew to Mexico for a booze and sex-filled vacation just a week after allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Manziel, 23, the subject of a criminal investigation by the Dallas Police Department into his alleged assault on Colleen Crowley on January 30, flew to party hot spot Cabo San Lucas on a private jet and stayed at a plush $2,500 a night villa. The under-fire NFL star was joined by four friends for the six day sunshine break, sources told Daily Mail Online.
  • Virtual reality is future of NFL scouting combine and here's what it looks like

    02/23/2016 9:10:01 AM PST · by C19fan
    Yahoo ^ | February 22, 2016 | Eric Adelson
    Moms push strollers, guys jog along sidewalks and tucked behind a couple of classic cars is a small house where the future of the NFL scouting combine might be hatching. "We're in a freaking townhome," says Derek Belch, 30, the former Stanford graduate assistant coach who now has the attention of several NFL teams. He is surrounded by a gaggle of co-workers, some sitting on stairs, some at desks. There's a whiteboard with "Combine" scrawled on it, though that gets erased after a reporter enters. He is intense in the way a lot of coaches are: eye contact, rapid patter,...
  • Is There A Connection Between College Football Games And Risks For Rape?

    02/17/2016 6:51:06 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shankar Vedantam
    Analysis explores the relationship among college football, binge drinking and sexual violence on campus. It suggests that reports of rape increase 41 percent on college football home games.
  • Roger Goodell made $34.1 million in 2014

    02/16/2016 11:04:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    SI ^ | February 16, 2016 | Staff
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $34.1 million in compensation in 2014, based on a tax filing released by the NFL on Tuesday. That number means Goodell made more money than any player in the league that season, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the highest-paid NFL star, bringing in a $22 million salary.
  • Peyton Manning Newest Target of Fake Internet Outrage Brigade

    02/14/2016 8:56:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 13, 2016 | Clay Travis
    This morning fake black guy Shaun King -- he's white but has been pretending to be black for nearly forty years -- decided to write about Peyton Manning mooning and teabagging a trainer twenty years ago. His motive to do so was, predictably, racist. He believed Cam Newton had been treated unfairly in the wake of the Super Bowl so he decided to take a page from the political handbook of PC bros everywhere and write an old story about Peyton Manning in an effort to try to turn it into a new story.
  • High School Student Turns Down 12 Football Scholarships After Watching “Concussion”

    02/13/2016 12:30:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Global Grind ^ | February 12, 2016 | Bruce Goodwin II
    As revelations surrounding the film Concussion, which explores the relationship between football and CTE, continue to make waves across the NFL, one high school student has turned down 12 football scholarships. John Castello of Mars High School in Pittsburgh decided that his health is more important than any of those opportunities. “The head injuries were a huge reason for my decision, I’ve liked both football and basketball for some time,” Castello said. “I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do. Then, that movie Concussion came out and some interviews came out. I watched one interview with Dr. [Bennett] Omalu...
  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...
  • THE WOW FACTOR [Long Form Inside Story about Rams Relocation to LA]

    02/12/2016 8:58:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 11, 2016 | Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.
    On West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it's a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off. Behind glass is a showcase of dull trophies and yellowed photos from another era. Everything is labeled "Los Angeles Rams." That team, of course, left LA, its home for nearly half a century, for St. Louis after the 1994 season. But on most days since, this nondescript office has remained open, staffed by two people: John Shaw, the...
  • The racial double standard between Newton and Manning is on full display after Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 8:01:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, February 8, 2016 | SHAUN KING
    It's 2010. Peyton Manning is the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and it's Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints. Peyton and the Colts lose the game 31-17. With time still remaining on the clock, Peyton did something that Cam Newton (or any black quarterback for that matter) would have been absolutely skewered for — he left the field. He didn't congratulate the opposing quarterback Drew Brees, as is customary. He didn't shake any hands. He didn't try to smile. He just bailed. Here's how Chris Chase, of Yahoo Sports recalled it in an article entitled, "Peyton Manning storms...
  • What playing old school football was like

    Former professional football player Art Donovan shares with Johnny Carson what playing old school football was like. Art played as a defensive tackle for 12 years in the pros during the 1950’s and 60’s and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Most of this time was with the Baltimore Colts, yes younger folks they were there first before Indianapolis. He shares what football was like back in the good old days.
  • Cleveland Browns must keep their eyes on a quarterback in draft (Here we go again)

    02/09/2016 12:10:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Cleveland Plains Dealer ^ | February 8, 2016 | Terry Pluto
    Don't even think about it. My father would say that when I'd start to talk about something that ... well ... wasn't even worth thinking about. I nearly said that the other day when a fan told me, "The Browns don't need to take a quarterback at No. 2. The three top quarterbacks in the draft are supposed to be about the same, so why not take Ezekiel Elliott at No. 2? Then take whatever quarterback is left at No. 32." If you're the Browns, your biggest need is still a quarterback.
  • Lakatriona Brunson Becomes 1st Female Football HC in Florida History

    02/08/2016 12:26:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Timothy Rapp
    Miami Jackson Senior High School hired Lakatriona Brunson to be its head coach Monday, making her the first female head coach in the history of Florida high school football, according to Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com. Luther Campbell will take over as the team's assistant head coach. Brunson, also known as "Bernice," is most famous for appearing on the truTV reality program South Beach Tow, a show centered on Tremont Towing and its employees.
  • Super Bowl celebrates LGBT love, Black Lives Matter

    02/08/2016 10:19:31 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    The NFL's Super Bowl 50 halftime show was embedded with an array of political messages hiding in plain view. From the rainbow theme to the Black Panther suits worn by Beyonce's dancers, the show was meant to celebrate a social platform that took its cues from the Democratic Party in a key presidential election year. "Everything at the Super Bowl halftime show was covered in rainbows, from Coldplay singer Chris Martin's shirt to the stage he was dancing on," noted Seth Millstein, a writer for Bustle.com, a left-of-center website targeting women readers. "At first, it seemed like an arbitrary artistic...
  • Marshawn Lynch reportedly hasn't spent a penny of the $49.7 million in salary he has made in [tr]

    02/07/2016 12:08:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 7, 2016 | Cork Gaines
    Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has made $49.7 million in nine NFL seasons — and has saved all of it. In a recent segment for "The Ian & Puck Show" on 950 AM KJR in Seattle, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was discussing recent rumblings that Lynch might retire and dropped an interesting tidbit about Lynch's thriftiness. "Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money," Rapoport said. "He hasn't spent a dime of his actual playing money ... ever."
  • In Defense of Football

    02/07/2016 8:45:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Davis French
    I grew up in the kind of neighborhood where I could walk with my football to the field near my house, kick the ball around a few times, and - within minutes - my friends would be pouring out of their homes ready to play for hours on end. Those were some of the greatest times of my life. On that field, a skinny, nerdy kid who was more comfortable with graph paper and 12- and 20-sided dice could learn how to take a hit and - just as important - how to deliver one. I gained confidence, I was...
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by GAGOP · 28 replies
    AL.com ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Mark Inabinett
    Thirty-one years after his final football game and seven months after he lost his life to colon cancer, Ken Stabler is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama quarterback was among the players picked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Saturday for the Class of 2016.
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls [NFL wussification march to the sea]

    02/05/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 44 replies
    Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls By Marc Sessler Around the NFL Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. --SNIP-- "I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell said. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
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  • Is future bleak for Super Bowl?

    02/04/2016 8:48:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Bass
    In a way, that sounds like a strange question, because football has never had a lack of fans. Last year's Super Bowl, for example, was a ratings bonanza for NBC, with some 114.5 million viewers -- climbing to 120.8 million during the final minutes -- making it the most viewed television program in U.S. history. Next year, network television looks set to grow the NFL juggernaut further, with NBC and CBS brokering a deal earlier this week rumored to be in the $450 million range to split the Thursday night prime-time games package. So the problem, right now at least,...
  • GOODELL TO REQUIRE TEAMS TO INTERVIEW WOMEN FOR EXEC JOBS

    02/04/2016 1:24:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | February 4, 2016 | Janie McCauley
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his opening remarks at the first NFL Women's Summit, part of Super Bowl 50.
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too. "I turned my head to wipe the tears away," his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. "And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm tired.' " They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak. "I knew that was it,"...
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • Report: Calvin Johnson told his family, Lions he plans to retire

    02/01/2016 8:11:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    What is it about the Detroit Lions and generational players retiring in the middle of their prime? It appears that Calvin Johnson could join Barry Sanders as Lions greats who walked away from football in their very early 30s, according to this report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The report says that Johnson told his family and close friends that the 2015 season would be his final one in the NFL, reiterating the message to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season was over.