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  • Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch [Barf Alert]

    07/31/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7-31-15 | Todd Archer
    Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Todd Archer SNIP This year Garrett has a shirt with the words, “We Do,” on the front. SNIP It’s doubtful, however, that very many – if any – NFL coaches showed their teams a clip of an interview done by Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the start of training camp. It came from a May interview with CBS and when Garrett watched, it struck a note with him. SNIP “She’s really pretty inspirational,” Garrett said. “She’s something else. We’re all pulling for her.”
  • Patriots publish string of e-mails proving NFL chose not to correct record on PSI misinformation

    07/31/2015 2:23:04 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 33 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 31 July 2015 | Tom Leyden
    The Patriots on Friday released a string of e-mails between the team and the NFL that prove the League chose not to correct an incorrect report from ESPN that suggested 11 of 12 footballs were two PSI below regulation during the AFC Championship Game. The e-mails, included via link on an amended page of the Patriots web site wellsreportcontext.com, were exchanged between Patriots legal counsel Robyn Glaser and NFL executive Jeff Pash. An e-mail from Patriots Vice President of Media Relations Stacey James is also included on the page added to the web site Friday morning. Click here to read...
  • Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to 4-year, $87.5 million contract extension

    07/31/2015 9:50:06 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 32 replies
    SB Nation NFL News ^ | 2 hrs ago | SB Nation
    The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a contract extension, according to Peter King. The deal is worth $87.5 million over four years, a significant pay upgrade for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback. The deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and roughly $60 million in guaranteed money. Wilson was entering the final year of his four-year, $3 million rookie contract. Wilson's rookie contract did not include a fifth-year option because he wasn't a first-round pick. Because of that, Seattle would have had to use the franchise tag on him in 2016 -- currently projected at more than...
  • Teammate Reveals Something BIG About Tim Tebow’s Future That Will ‘Shock A Lot Of People’

    07/30/2015 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 30, 2015 at 9:06am | Norvell Rose
    Fighting hard to resurrect his NFL career, the Christian quarterback... Without explanation or elaboration, a sports writer for the CBS affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love called Tim Tebow “the most polarizing Philadelphia Eagle” in an article that goes on to share the surprising opinion of one of Tebow’s teammates who claims the quarterback’s play will “shock a lot of people.” Of course, one can imagine what writer Andrew Porter may have had in mind when offering that “most polarizing comment” about Tebow — the NFL player’s proudly promoted Christianity as well as the trepidation of a lot of...
  • The Worst Heisman Winners to Ever Play in the NFL

    07/28/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Worthly ^ | February 3, 2015 | Nick Dimengo
    The Heisman Trophy might just be the most prestigious individual award in all of sports. It’s a symbol of everything that stands for college football, with one player each year joining an exclusive fraternity for his on-field success. And, over the years, we have seen some great players go on to win the award and make a name for themselves in the NFL. Unfortunately, having the stiff-armed statue doesn’t always lead to that kind of pro career, and these 20 of the players who found that out, as they’re the worst Heisman Trophy winners to ever play in the NFL.
  • Arizona Cardinals Make Jen Welter NFL's First Female Coach

    The National Football League now has its first female coach. The Arizona Cardinals scheduled a news conference for today where the team was expected to introduce Jen Welter, who has been hired as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers, ESPN reports....
  • Robert Griffin III 'done' as effective QB, NFL coach says

    07/22/2015 6:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | July 21, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    As a sensational NFL rookie in 2012, Robert Griffin III so dazzled opponents that former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck cursed the football gods for delivering a fixture in his nightmares. Now that Griffin has followed that Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign with a pair of injury-ravaged disheartening seasons, one NFL coach believes the polarizing quarterback will never reach his once-limitless potential. "There's no coming back," the undisclosed offensive coach told ESPN.com's Mike Sando. "He is done. The reason is, the injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind...
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have “cut the cord” by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs?

    07/19/2015 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN.com staff
    [NFL COUNTDOWN LIVE THREAD--] NFC East Q&A: Who will win the division and who will make the playoffs? Today's question: Who will win the NFC East and how many teams from the division will make the playoffs? Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys: I’m going with the Cowboys. Dan Graziano, New York Giants: The Dallas Cowboys should end the division's long streak without a repeat winner this year. Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Eagles: Until I see some tangible proof otherwise, I’m going with the team that proved itself the best last year. Yes, Dallas-- John Keim, Washington Redskins: ...I’ll opt for Dallas to...
  • Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 6:01:05 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 18, 2015 | By GENARO C. ARMAS
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times. He turned left at the end, and then walked through a set of double doors. The Green Bay Packers' locker room was just down the hall on the right. And that's when it finally it him. He was back at his football home.
  • 67,000 Packer fans at Lambeau Field to Honor Brett Favre induction in the Football Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 10 replies
    july 19, 2015 | hondact200
    67,00 Packer fans show up at Lambeau Field to honor the retiring of Packer jersey #4 and the induction of Brett Favre into the Football Hall of Fame. Local news station carried the program.
  • Reality Check: Trip To Pluto Cost Less Than Vikings' Stadium

    07/16/2015 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 32 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | July 15, 2015 6:39 PM | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — NASA scientists and planet lovers everywhere are cheering the Pluto space probe, which is now sending images of the dwarf planet back to Earth. The cost of the 10-year voyage is raising eyebrows, but not for the reasons you might think. (snip) The edge-of-the-solar-system breakthrough cost $720 million. That’s less than the cost of the $1 billion Vikings stadium. And less than half the $1.7 billion price tag of the Southwest Rail Project.
  • Did the NFL punish ESPN with bad 'Monday Night Football' games?

    07/09/2015 5:17:17 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 hrs ago | Matt Bonesteel
    It was reported that ESPN’s lackluster upcoming slate of Monday Night games was believed to be retribution for Bill Simmons and Olbermann’s criticism of the league and Goodell. To that end, we’re hearing there are some ESPN folks who think the league denied a request for a Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Cowboys against a specific opponent due to Simmons and Olbermann’s vocal criticism this past year. ESPN does have one Cowboys game on this year’s schedule but comes late in the season and on the road versus a Redskins team that went 4-12 last season.
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Raiders’ QB great Stabler passes away at 69

    07/09/2015 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2015 | By Vic Tafur
    Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977, died Thursday at the age of 69. Stabler led Alabama to an 11-0 record in 1966 before turning pro. From 1968-75, the Oakland Raiders played in six AFL/AFC title games and lost each one of them to the eventual Super Bowl champion.
  • Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registration, finds name may be disparaging

    07/08/2015 9:01:54 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 87 replies
    A federal judge has ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins' trademark, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The ruling Wednesday by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlier finding by an administrative appeal board.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul Burns Flesh Off Hand in Fireworks Accident (Giansts Defensive End)

    07/05/2015 9:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Paul Schwartz
    This time of year, there are always warnings about the risks and hazards involved with shooting off fireworks. Many listen to those warnings. Some do not. Jason Pierre-Paul did not, and it cost him, dearly. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ 26-year-old star defensive end, suffered a serious but apparently not career-threatening hand injury Saturday night setting off Fourth of July fireworks at his South Florida home. While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, it is believed Pierre-Paul’s suffered significant burns on his palm and several fingers, and one finger may have sustained nerve damage, according to a source...
  • NFL Lineman and Math Genius vs. Average 23-Year-Old

    07/03/2015 10:58:55 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    youtube | 7-1-15 | John Urschel
    John Urschel plays football for the Baltimore Ravens. He's also a published mathematician. How does he stack up against the average millennial?
  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com/ ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Obama Administration objects to new NFL stadium in D.C. until team changes its name

    07/01/2015 3:37:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | July 1, 2015 | James Brady
    The Obama Administration will not support a new Washington football stadium unless the team changes its name, according to Jonathan O'Connell of the Washington Post. Washington currently does not play in D.C., but there has been a push to get a new stadium approved and built there. RFK Stadium occupies the site where Washington has targeted a potential new stadium. However, a lack of support from the current administration would be a serious roadblock to the efforts. While the Obama Administration can't make the ultimate decision on whether a new stadium is built, it can put pressure where it's needed,...
  • Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

    07/01/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 12:07 PM EDT | Sudhin Thanawala
    They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California....
  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 9:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Eonline ^ | 06/28/2015 | Brett Malec
    Cue the backlash!Following this morning's history-making Supreme Court Decision on marriage equality, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to condemn gay marriage in a series of homophobic tweets. He event compared marriage equality to incest and pedophilia."Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It's different? Yea okay!" the 24-year-old football star wrote Friday. "The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that's sick! That day I will say ‘hypocrites.'""When did we start defining a word...
  • Pro football players touchdown in Israel

    06/23/2015 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/23/15 | B. Shane Morganstein
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives in Jewish state for a week of events with 19 football hall-of-famers. Nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame arrived in Israel on Thursday for a week of events as part of the "Touchdown in Israel – Mission of Excellence" program, including meeting local Israeli football players. Jewish philanthropist and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is participating in this week of festivities alongside Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Kraft and the Kraft family have been sponsoring football in Israel since 1999, with the building of the Kraft Family Stadium in...
  • Tebow working hard to find his niche

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 06/17/15 | Bob Grotz
    PHILADELPHIA >> There is one period each and every day of Eagles minicamp in which Tim Tebow leaves the other quarterbacks in his dust. It’s the zone-read drill. And you really don’t want to get in the way of the 6-2, 250-pound Tebow because he runs like it is “game on.” Tebow’s critics enjoy maligning his throwing mechanics, which still require extensive tweaking. They’ve totally missed the dimension he brought to the Denver Broncos, the skill that enabled him to register fourth-quarter comeback after fourth-quarter comeback and ultimately win a playoff game. Don’t underestimate the power of the mobile dimension...
  • Former NFL player, Spanish-language TV pioneer Danny Villanueva dies at age 77

    06/20/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Danny Villanueva, who was one of the NFL's first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77. Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed that he died Thursday after suffering a stroke earlier this week. Born to migrant missionary workers in eastern New Mexico, Villanueva went on to attend New Mexico State on a football scholarship. After graduating in 1961, he played for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was nicknamed "El Kickador." Bullfighting music was played...
  • As Americans Lose Faith in Everything, the San Francisco 49ers

    06/18/2015 12:01:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    There's a Gallup survey out, a Gallup poll out. Americans have lost confidence -- dot-dot-dot -- everything. And this piggybacks well with some of the cultural comments that I have been brilliantly making and pointing out all this busy broadcast week. In addition to Americans losing confidence in everything, they're losing confidence in religion. Confidence in religion has hit a new low. Everything's on the... Everything is bottoming out. The American people are losing faith in everything. The one element that's missing... They're losing faith in the economy, they're losing faith in the country. And this feeds, by the way,...
  • St. Louis Cardinals Under FBI Investigation for Alleged Hack of Astros System

    06/16/2015 7:03:41 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Tim Daniels
    Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
  • Tim Tebow goes back to the basics with his mechanics

    06/11/2015 7:24:55 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 93 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jun 09, 2015
    [...] Early reports on Tebow out of the Eagles' OTAs have been overwhelmingly positive. Tebow is throwing the ball better than expected, and he attributes his improvement to his offseason work with House. Tebow said the pair worked “from the ground up,” focusing on “balance, posture, sequencing, timing," per John Gonzalez of CSN Philly. [...] Reporters at practice are not the only ones who have noticed the improvements that Tebow has made throwing the football. Kelly is excited with what he has seen so far. “Watch him throw,” Kelly said, per CSN Philly. “I think he’s improved. He spent a...
  • Dolphins Defensive Tackle A.J. Francis Moonlights as Uber Driver

    06/11/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 9, 2015
    Word on the street is Miami Dolphins reserve defensive tackle A.J. Francis has good acceleration, an excellent motor and a high ceiling in his 2014 Dodge Charger. He's an Uber driver. Francis is under contract to earn $510,000 this year in his third NFL season, but paychecks don't start coming until July, and it's uncertain he'll make the team. He wanted some extra spending money, so in April he became a driver for hire with Uber, making $40 to $50 an hour. "I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket," Francis said following the Dolphins' offseason practice Monday. "Where...
  • Senators: Pentagon Shouldn't Pay NFL for Patriotism

    06/05/2015 3:53:48 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2015 | Rachel Roubein
    The Senate wants the Pentagon to stop paying the National Football League to publicly salute soldiers, hold pregame reenlistment ceremonies and perform on-field American flag rollouts. The chamber on Thursday approved an amendment from Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake, and Richard Blumenthal to the annual defense authorization bill that would not only end this practice but require NFL teams to return the millions in past payments and give them instead to charities supporting troops, veterans, and their families. This practice, which has been dubbed "paid-for patriotism" by critics, has cost the DOD nearly $7 million over the last three years,...
  • Eagles impressed by Tim Tebow, see improvement in throwing motion

    06/04/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 31 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 03, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    [...] "He is actually getting better every day," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said on Wednesday. "He works extremely hard. He is getting comfortable in what we do. He is having more good plays than bad plays out here. He is doing a very good job." [...] Now with the Eagles, and after spending two years working on his throwing motion, quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said he can see the hard work Tebow put in paying off. "He is working hard out here just like everyone out. He has some good throws, some throws he wants to get back," Day said....
  • Analysis and thoughts on Tim Tebow's chance at making the Eagles

    06/03/2015 8:30:59 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 14 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 03, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    [...] He looks improved Tebow was not in the NFL the past two seasons because of two things — his accuracy and his throwing motion. The two are tied together, and through two practices, Tebow looks to have improved from the last time he played in the NFL with the New England Patriots two years ago. Breaking down the mechanics of Tebow's throwing motion is a job for a quarterback's coach, not a beat reporter, but to the naked eye, nothing stands out about Tebow's throwing motion. He gets the ball out as quickly as the three other quarterbacks on...
  • The myth that America doesn't like football

    06/02/2015 12:18:49 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 155 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd June 2015 | Nick Bryant
    'True, football, or soccer as it is known here, is not as central to American as it is to European, African or South and Central American life. Nowhere near. Up until recently, the game has been unloved by the major US television networks, which have long bemoaned the lack of breaks in play, the paucity of goals and the glut of draws. Absent from the US game are big-name male stars and big-name clubs. The New York Red Bulls will never rival the New York Yankees. Real Salt Lake pales, rather risibly, alongside Real Madrid. However, football is no longer...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:53:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal.Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner."Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"Cruz then delivered the punchline:"And I will say this: I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it. Why do you think she deleted her...
  • GOP's Cruz brings grassroots message to Andover

    05/31/2015 7:34:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Eagle-Tribune ^ | May 31, 2015 | Garrin Marchetti
    ANDOVER — Speaking in front of a crowd of roughly 500 people, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz grabbed the attention of the audience from the very start by showing some local flavor. “Let me start by saying, Tom Brady was framed!” Cruz said. “Now, I’m not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!” The crowd cheered loudly with approval, giving Cruz, the current Texas senator, a warm welcome in his first visit to Massachusetts during his campaign for the GOP’s presidential nomination. After spending the day in New Hampshire Saturday, Cruz held a meet and...
  • NFL Player Asks for Prayers for Daughter After ‘Pretty Serious Complication’ in Her Cancer Battle

    05/30/2015 6:41:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 30, 2015 | dave urbanski
    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, who’s had a setback in her fight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May 5 to start the process of getting a stem cell transplant. The 4-to-6-week process involves high doses of chemotherapy at the outset. Still posted on social media late Friday that Leah “hit a pretty serious complication,” with her liver affected by the chemotherapy. “They caught it early so hopefully it gives the doctors a better chance of stopping it from getting aggressive,” Still posted. “As you can imagine our...
  • How a Former NFL Star with ALS Finds Small Victories Every Day

    05/25/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5-20-15 | Savita Iyer
    <p>Every few days, Chie Smith, a former cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, chops, dices, and blends together a selection of fresh, raw vegetables, cooked wild salmon, and quinoa in her Richardson, Texas, home.</p> <p>The smooth puree that she portions out into equal servings are for her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, 50, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2002 and has been using a feeding tube since 2006.</p>
  • New Extra Point Rule Puts Philadelphia Eagles and Tim Tebow Ahead of the Curve

    05/22/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 9 replies
    RantSports ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Gibson
    In less than two months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might have gone from dunce to genius for signing Tim Tebow. The quarterback nobody wanted the last two years could be the very specialist the Eagles need to beat the NFL’s new extra-point rule. For the grand Kelly scheme to work, though, Tebow would have to be activated on game day not as the third quarterback—who can only be used if one of the first two go down—but as a special teams performer. Given Tebow’s size and reputation as a football player over a quarterback, that seems reasonable enough....
  • I Apologize for Yesterday's 3rd Hour

    05/20/2015 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, before we get going here today, I really, really need to offer you a sincere apology for the last hour of the program yesterday. I mean, it was an absolute bomb, and it was because for the first time in I don't know how many years, I abandoned totally my professionalism, and I allowed myself to be totally distracted by a bunch of stuff that was happening that had nothing to do with the program, off the air stuff. I even alluded to it a couple of times during the program, but the bottom line is...
  • The NFL Votes To Move Extra Point Kicks To 15-Yard Line

    05/19/2015 7:26:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Claudai Koerner
    Team owners voted to move the snap point back on Tuesday in an effort to make the game more challenging. They also approved changes to rules for two-point conversions.NFL owners voted Tuesday to move back extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15, as well as to allow defensive players to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt. The move aimed to make the game more challenging, the Associated Press reported. According to an NFL report, extra-point kickers were successful 99.6% of the time last season, missing just five attempts out of 1,267.Play will also now continue after...
  • Senator Says NFL Priorities “Screwed Up” [semi-satire]

    05/19/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the New England Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady would be penalized for cheating drove Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a frenzy. “I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name,” Reid raved. “No one need have known about the under-inflated balls. Covertly tipping the scales is simply business-as-usual. By going public with this scandal the NFL has ‘shot itself in the foot,’ and to what end?” “The much more serious offense is the refusal of the Washington team to...
  • Cypriot NFL kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

    05/16/2015 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | 05.16.2015
    Cypriot native Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 70. Yepremian's wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in Media, Pennsylvania. His illness was diagnosed in May 2014, she said.
  • Former German NFL Player: ‘American Football Is Like a Nuclear Explosion’

    05/14/2015 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 11, 2015 – 05:18 PM | Maik Großekathöfer and Sara Peschke
    Patrick Venzke only recently turned 40, but even though his face looks youthful, his body is ravaged. He suffers terrible backaches, his left shoulder is wrecked and he also has knee trouble. “It’s the price I paid to pursue my dream,” he says as he drags himself up the steps of a café in Essen, Germany. Venzke became the first German national to make a National Football League roster when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in April 2001—although he was never fielded in any of the team’s games. […] After a year in Jacksonville, Venzke moved to NFL Europe,...
  • Harry Reid: Why Care About Tom Brady’s Balls When Redskins Are Being Racist?

    05/14/2015 8:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) complained on the floor of the upper chamber today that America is more concerned with Tom Brady’s delfating balls than the Washington Redskins’ racist name. Brady received a four-game suspension as a result of “Deflategate” and the New England Patriots were fine d $1 million and stripped of two draft picks. “Yesterday the National Football League punished one of its most recognizable players for allegedly having tampered with game balls,” Reid said. “I find it stunning that the NFL is more concerned about how much air is in a ball than with a racist...
  • Pentagon Paid NFL $5.4 Million for Events Honoring Troops (NFL revenues near $10 billion)

    05/12/2015 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is questioning why taxpayers had to subsidize NFL events honoring America’s troops. The Pentagon gave the NFL, which has revenues of nearly $10 billion, $5.4 million between 2011 and 2014 for pregame and halftime events that appeared to be put on by the football teams themselves. The Hill reports: “It is troubling to learn that taxpayer funds are being used to compensate these teams for honoring and recognizing U.S. military service members,” Flake said Monday to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank Grass.
  • Sen. Harry Reid: NFL worried about air in balls but not racist team name

    05/12/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ryan Wilson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name. — Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 12, 2015 [Snip] Meanwhile, Reid has long been critical of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his decision to keep the team's name. “Snyder has to realize, he is on the losing side of history,” Reid said in March 2014. “And the sooner he does it, the better off we are. The Wizards, you know, they were the Washington Bullets. With all the killing that...
  • 10 REASONS WHY AN APPEAL OVERTURNS TOM BRADY’S SUSPENSION

    05/12/2015 9:09:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-12-2015 | DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Here are the top-ten reasons why an honest and impartial arbiter will toss the suspension: #10. Ted Wells Judges 100 Seconds Enough Time to Deflate Balls But 13 Minutes Not Long Enough for Refs to Test Balls? #9 Wells Report Labels Texts Undermining Case a ‘Joke,’ Texts Buttressing Case Dead Serious #8. Ted Wells Doesn’t Really Know the Pregame Pressure Levels #7 After Relying on Walt Anderson’s ‘Best Recollection,’ Wells Disregards It #6. The Refs and Their Gauges Fluctuated Greatly #5 The NFL Doesn’t Punish for Ball Tampering #4. Wells Report Misleadingly Says Pats Shielded Ball Handler from Follow-Up Interview...
  • Reid rips NFL for suspending Brady, ignoring "racist" Redskins name

    05/12/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12,2015 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slamming the NFL’s priorities as out of whack because of the league's decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady but live with the Washington Redskins “racist” franchise name.
  • Redemption for 'Bountygate' wasn't happening with 'Deflategate' penalties

    05/12/2015 7:04:40 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies
    Times Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | 05/11/2015 | Larry Holder
    Nothing short of suspending Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for the 2015 NFL season would satisfy many New Orleans Saints fans for the New England Patriots' involvement in Deflategate. The NFL announced Monday a four-game suspension for Brady and several other sanctions for the Patriots for the intentional use of deflated footballs last season. Some penalties levied on the Patriots organization were harsher than what the Saints received in the bounty scandal.
  • Army hero slams ‘greed’ of New York Jets for being paid to salute troops at home games

    05/12/2015 5:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eli Rosenberg, Seth Walder, Bill Hutchinson
    It all boils down to Gang Greed. That was how a hero soldier honored by the Jets reacted to news that the team and 13 other NFL franchises were paid by the National Guard and the Department of Defense to salute the troops at home games.