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  • 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 · 56 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 · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • 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 · 26 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.
  • UK: Muslims gang-raped teen girl in bathroom of hotel where they were celebrating Eid

    01/31/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    This is the new Britain, the Britain that David Cameron and Theresa May have made, and all the others who internalized the idea that anyone who has any problem with this kind of behavior is a racist, islamophobic, anti-muslim bigot. Britain has banned me and other freedom fighters from the country while inviting in people like these men, who think non-Muslim girls are there to be used. There will be much, much more of this in Britain. "Three Somali men who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl in bathroom of hotel where they had stayed to celebrate Eid are jailed for 30...
  • American football is too dangerous, and it should be abolished

    01/31/2016 9:12:38 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 235 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 4 January 2016 | Dave Bry
    We just completed another regular season of NFL football. Now let’s see if we can make it the last such season ever played. In its current state, professional football is immoral and we as a society should end its existence. I imagine some fans of American football felt their hackles rise upon reading that. “Immoral” is a strong word, impossible to type from anywhere other than the saddle of a very tall horse, which isn’t the most comfortable seat for me. I ate foie gras with Christmas dinner last week and enjoyed it immensely. I know that its production involves...
  • Ranking All 49 Super Bowls

    01/30/2016 7:22:24 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/29/16 | John Clayton
    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/14660038/ranking-all-49-super-bowls
  • Jets to pay $324K to settle cheerleaders' wage lawsuit

    01/27/2016 1:18:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The New York Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by cheerleaders over wages. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey, where the NFL team plays. The 52 women said they were paid $150 per game and issued uniforms. But they said they were not paid for practices and other work and were forced to pay for their makeup, hair care and transportation.
  • Spreads Vary But Panthers Open as Favorites

    01/25/2016 8:48:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Carolina Panthers opened as a four-point favorite with most bookies for Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their 49-15 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals and 15-1 regular-season record.
  • Super Bowl 50 Live Thread

    01/25/2016 5:29:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 539 replies
    Super Bowl 50 Live Thread Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, 4:30 PM EST CBS Denver Broncos Vs Carolina Panthers
  • Patriots vs. Broncos

    01/24/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 86 replies
    Vanity | 24 Jan, 2016 | Self
    Not too cold today. It is up to 35F here at 8500 ft elevation west of Denver. There may be some rain/snow toward the end of the game. I wonder if Patriots have been practicing at elevation to acclimate---probably. If the Broncos keep dropping the ball they don't have a chance. If they play well it could go either way. Got beer in the fridge.
  • Redskins legend on black QBs: They're used to running from the law

    01/21/2016 7:32:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 3, 2016 | John Breech
    For the first time in NFL history, a black quarterback could be named the sole MVP of the league this year. If Cam Newton can hold off Carson Palmer and Tom Brady, then Newton will become the first African-American quarterback to be named the sole winner of the award (Steve McNair was co-MVP in 2003). One of the things that makes Newton so good is his ability to run. The 26-year-old has rushed for 626 yards in 2015, which leads all NFL quarterbacks. Newton's ability to run and the ability of other black quarterbacks -- like Tyrod Taylor and Russell...
  • Report: Sam Bradford asked for $25M a year from Eagles in contract talks (C'Mon Man)

    01/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 20, 2016 | Will Brinson
    Quarterbacks have all the leverage in the NFL when it comes to contract negotiations. But Sam Bradford's reported demands from the Eagles were a bit out of whack with the current market. Appearing on NFL Insiders Wednesday, ESPN's Jim Trotter reported, via The Big Lead, that Bradford wanted a whopper from Philly in his most recent contract chatter, asking for $25 million a year when discussing a contract with Chip Kelly.
  • NFL 'on track' to deliver UK-based franchise within six years as sport's fan base grows

    01/20/2016 3:05:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2016 | MATT MALTBY
    The NFL are 'on track' to deliver a permanent UK-based American football franchise within the next six years, spokesman Mark Waller has insisted. Since 2007, London's Wembley Stadium has been home to the National Football League's International Series by hosting regular-season matches. Jacksonville Jaguars ‒ who are owned by Shahid Khan, the Fulham owner ‒ have played a game a season there since 2013 and now a permanent move for an NFL team appears to be likely.
  • As a doctor who treats concussions and a lifelong fan, I now believe pro football is unethical

    01/19/2016 8:45:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Joseph A. Annibali
    Have you noticed just how violent professional football is? Does it strike you as odd that so many are excited about a game in which players are knocked senseless and many are maimed? The players strike each other with such force that the collision sounds can be heard high in the stands and on TV. The quarterback position is acknowledged as the most important, but rare is the quarterback who is able to play a whole season without significant injuries. More important than the broken clavicles, the shoulder dislocations, and even the gruesome orthopedic disasters like the career-ending injury of...
  • NFL Live Thread Conference Championships

    01/18/2016 7:07:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 329 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL Live Thread 2016 Conference Championships Sunday, January 24 Patriots Vs Broncos 3:05 EST Cardinals Vs Panthers 6:40 PM EST
  • UN eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

    01/17/2016 10:07:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan. 17, 2016 | André Viollaz
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai also recommended tapping into Islamic social finance and mandatory alms-giving (zakat) as well as improving the transparency of relief operations to cut costs. More wars and natural disasters over the past decade have sent the price tag for global UN aid efforts skyrocketing, from $2 billion in 2000 to $ 24.5 billion in 2015, according to the nine experts...
  • 49ers hire Chip Kelly as head coach

    01/14/2016 11:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Comcast Sportsnet ^ | January 13, 2016 | Dan Levy
    The 49ers on Thursday hired Chip Kelly to become the organization’s seventh head coach of the past 15 years. CEO Jed York made the announcement on Twitter: "After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach of the @49ers"
  • BREAKING: NFL star Lawrence Phillips found dead in his prison cell of apparent suicide

    01/13/2016 11:26:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Former NFL star Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell. The 40-year-old, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft, was serving time at Kern Valley State Prison in California at the time of his death for two separate incidents - assaulting a girlfriend and hitting three teenagers with his car. It is believed his death was a suicide. Phillips was also facing additional charges at the time of his death after being accused of murdering his cellmate last year, Damion Soward.
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • JOHNNY MANZIEL NIKE CONSIDERING DROPPING QB 'We're on the Fence'

    01/12/2016 8:06:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Staff
    Johnny Manziel is in danger of losing his biggest sponsor -- Nike -- with sources telling TMZ Sports the company is "on the fence" about dropping the QB from its roster this off-season. In fact, one highly placed Nike source tells us ... "We are worried about him and hope things will turn around in the right direction ... but we are on the fence if [our relationship] will continue."
  • Donald Trump: 'Football has become soft, like our country'

    01/11/2016 6:01:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 01/01/2015 | Jay Busbee
    Donald Trump may be the only person in America, outside of the residents of Cincinnati and Minneapolis, who has watched these NFL playoffs and doesn't like what he sees. "Football has become soft like our country has become soft," the GOP presidential frontrunner told a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada on Sunday. "We're going soft, just like the NFL, we're going soft."
  • Robert Griffin III cleans out his locker four years after Washington Redskins paid a whooping [tr]

    01/11/2016 10:20:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Griffin III is saying goodbye to the Washington Redskins. Four years after signing a $21.1million four-year contract with the team, that came with a $13.8million signing bonus, Griffin was seen cleaning out his locker for the final time following the Redskins loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. It was a difficult four years for Griffin, who after a stellar rookie season faltered in his second year and was replaced by Kirk Cousins, never returning to his post as starting quarterback.
  • Win or Lose, Alabama’s Greatest Export Is College Football

    01/11/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 11, 2016 | Allen Barra
    The state of Alabama doesn’t have an NFL team, an NBA team, or an MLB team, but in one sport, at least, it’s number one with a vengeance. Alabama is the college football capital of the United States. Since head coach Nick Saban took over at the University of Alabama in 2008, the Crimson Tide has won three national championships while cross-state archrival Auburn has one. And on Monday night, No. 2-ranked Bama goes for its fourth crown in seven years against No. 1-ranked Clemson in the College Football Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. You might argue that some other...
  • Wild in the Streets - an amazing human event - Strovetide Football

    01/11/2016 8:43:56 AM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/8/08 | iamalantam
    A documentary (teaser) that explores the game of Shrovetide football that has been played in the town of Ashbourne, England for the past 350 years. There are almost no rules and the object is to get the ball from the center of town to one of two goals three miles apart at the opposite sides of Ashbourne. The winner is whoever scores more goals over two days of play.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Most Epic Choke of All Time

    01/09/2016 9:13:20 PM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 210 replies
    Self | Self
    Bengals intercept a pass to seal the game. Promptly fumble it back to the Steelers. Then commit 30 yards of penalties in the final seconds to allow Pittsburgh the game-winning chip shot field goal.
  • How a sweet elderly woman reminded Nick Saban it’s all or nothing

    01/09/2016 6:07:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2016 | Howie Kussoy
    As absurd as it sounds, Nick Saban had found time to relax. The coach was at a restaurant near his Georgia vacation home at Lake Burton, more than 300 miles from Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa. It was summer — far closer to next season than the previous season.
  • Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton ruled out vs. Steelers

    01/08/2016 10:45:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    SI ^ | January 8, 2015 | Staff
    The Cincinnati Bengals have officially ruled out quarterback Andy Dalton for the team’s playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday. Dalton sustained a fractured right thumb during the Bengals’ Week 14 loss to the Steelers. Dalton had the cast removed from his hand earlier this week.
  • Israelis Play American Football As Training For War

    01/05/2016 8:19:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    AJ+ ^ | December 18, 2015
    American football has become a fertile training ground for elite military combat units in Israel. Some 2,000 Israelis now play the game citing brotherhood, discipline and fitness as its main draw.
  • GOP lawmakers call for firing of Mizzou professor who called for 'muscle'

    01/05/2016 6:12:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    USA Today ^ | 1/6/2016 | Aamer Madhani
    <p>More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers are calling for the firing of a University of Missouri assistant professor and a staff member who received nationwide attention after a video captured the two women attempting to intimidate student journalists at the site of a campus protest in November.</p>
  • Johnny Manziel 'wore blond wig and fake mustache to party incognito in Las Vegas [tr]

    01/05/2016 6:16:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2016 | Staff
    Johnny Manziel reportedly wore a blond wig, fake mustache and sunglasses to party at a Las Vegas club incognito on Saturday night. Manziel, 23, was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as per the NFL's post-concussion protocol, but was absent from the required doctor's visit that morning. Employees and a customer at Planet Hollywood reported seeing Manziel eating and playing blackjack at the casino on Saturday night. Then, ESPN Las Vegas added to the story, saying the quarterback wore a disguise and said his name was Billy while out in Sin City. There is also reportedly video...
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • NFL Black Monday Tracker: 49ers give up on Tomsula; Browns fire Pettine

    01/04/2016 7:31:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    SI ^ | January 3, 2015 | Chris Burke
    With the 2015 regular season coming to an end, which coaches and GMs will get their walking papers? The Browns got things started a day early on Sunday by parting ways with Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer, but there are surely more to come. Read on for updates, reactions and analysis as the firings of Black Monday roll in.
  • Jets’ High Hopes End in Same Place: Out of the Playoffs

    01/04/2016 6:51:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 3, 2015 | William C. Rhoden
    I’m not sure what I expected from the Jets on Sunday. Honestly, not this: a devastating loss that not only kept them from securing a playoff berth that seemed sure a week ago but also raised as many questions as the last part of the season had seemed to answer.
  • NFL Live Thread Wildcard Weekend [+ College National Championship

    01/03/2016 9:29:31 PM PST · by Bender2 · 253 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WILDCARD WEEKEND Saturday January 9th AFC No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Houston Texans 4:35 p.m. ABC & ESPN No. 6 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday 8:15 p.m. CBS Sunday January 10th NFL No. 6 Seattle Seahawks at No. 3 Minnesota Vikings, Sunday 1 p.m. NBC No. 5 Green Bay Packers at No. 4 Washington Redskins, Sunday 4:40 p.m. NBC COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday January 11th Alabama vs. Clemson 8:30 p.m. ESPN
  • NFL playoff picture: FINAL WEEK

    01/02/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by ETL · 53 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Yahoo Sports Staff
    NFL playoff picture: FINAL WEEK If the season ended now:AFC first-round byes: (1) Patriots; (2) BroncosAFC wild card: (6) Jets at (3) Bengals; (5) Chiefs at (4) TexansNFC first-round byes: (1) Panthers; (2) CardinalsNFC wild card: (6) Seahawks at (3) Packers; (5) Vikings at (4) RedskinsOnly two playoff spots remain as the regular season enters its final week.The Denver Broncos claimed an AFC postseason berth by beating the Cincinnati Bengals and knocked the Bengals out of the running for the No. 1 seed. The Broncos still can finish with the top seed but also could drop all the way to...