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  • The NFL is going to hate Will Smith's new movie 'Concussion.' Watch the trailer

    08/31/2015 7:35:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | James Dator
    Traumatic brain injury is the skeleton that the NFL has tried to keep in its closet for far too long. Now that's coming to light on the brightest stage possible. Will Smith's new movie Concussion will expose people who don't care about football to the plights of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the former NFL and NCAA doctor who first identified chronic brain injury common factor in the deaths of several former NFL players, including Junior Seau following his death in 2012. The trailer presents the NFL as a dangerous syndicate working to discredit, disavow...
  • How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem

    08/26/2015 6:37:45 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 63 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08/26/2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    San Francisco is known for its Golden Gate Bridge, world class cuisine, panoply of cultures, striking skyline, frigid fog, and homeless. More specifically, aggressive panhandling and homeless defecating and urinating in public. And sometimes doing even worse things. With the holiday shopping season coming, and Super Bowl 50 right behind, the city by the bay will be in the national spotlight once again, and so will images. While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that "the homeless must leave the street" for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the...
  • ESPN's Uncomfortable, Unnerving Relationship With The NFL

    08/25/2015 12:53:45 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Maury Brown
    Maybe it’s all just a coincidence. Stranger things have happened. Given enough time and enough events, things just happen to align. After all, Walt Disney DIS +2.60%-owned ESPN is the biggest sports outlet, and the NFL is the most popular sport in America. Given enough news and enough stories, could ESPN simply appear to be favoring the NFL with biased stories, peddling misinformation, and making moves to protect the NFL? I’m not the first to whisper these words. And, given the amount of money that ESPN pays the NFL to air games, well, every story that favors the NFL as...
  • Concussions in the NFL: How Worried are You?

    08/23/2015 9:37:23 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Frontline ^ | 1/29/2015 | Jason M. Breslow
    For football fans everywhere, the NFLs concussion crisis has raised some uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport thats been shown to cause lasting harm to its players. The leagues ratings continue to enjoy near-record highs, yet at the same time, scientific research increasingly suggests that football can lead to a wide range of long-term brain conditions. In one recent poll, a majority of Americans said they expect football to be just as popular in 20 years, but 50 percent said they would not want their son to play the game. Joining the chorus of those worried...
  • In This Day And Age, Football Fans Face Difficult Societal Dilemma

    08/22/2015 8:34:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jared Max
    Despite all the knowledge we have about the dangers of playing tackle football, I do not expect the sport to disappear from American culture any more than I count on the extinction of cigarettes. Football is deeply ingrained in Americas fabric. Eliminating its presence would be a more arduous task than turning the Titanic away from an iceberg. The game is deeply embedded with advertisers and the American economy, as well as millions of Americans who spend significant amounts of money to support their favorite teams.
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader charged: rape of minor, Molly Shattuck estranged wife of Constellation Energy CEO

    11/06/2014 8:10:56 AM PST · by Katya · 51 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/05/2014 | Julie Scharper and Jean Marbella
    Molly Shattuck, the former Ravens cheerleader who was married to onetime Constellation Energy CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy, Delaware State Police said.
  • Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

    08/22/2015 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/15
    GEORGETOWN, Del. Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware. The 48-year-old collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after she was sentenced and wept as she apologized. Shattuck, who received a suspended 15-year prison sentence, must report every other weekend to a probation center in Delaware, register as a sex offender and continue therapy. The teen's parents said Shattuck stole their son's innocence and urged the judge to send her to prison to send a message to...
  • Roger Goodells insistence on acting as emperor makes the NFL vulnerable to a legal smackdown

    08/21/2015 1:29:09 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Sally Jenkins
    In DeflateGate there has been a weird inversion: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell set out to expose Tom Brady, and instead he has exposed himself and the entire league. It was at first baffling to watch Goodell commit such acts of overreach. It has since become merely revealing of a catastrophic arrogance. In going after Brady and the New England Patriots on such a flimsy premise as the inflation of footballs, Goodell has steadily etched out his real character and attitudes, and in doing so he has bared himself, and the league, to searing judicial review. The NFLs entire legal argument...
  • Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved

    08/21/2015 12:49:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    SB Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | Louis Bein
    Chris Borland's decision to retire from football after just one very promising season in the NFL was a sobering moment for a lot of people partaking in the sport in some capacity -- fans, players, coaches, etc. Borland made the decision after extensive research that went beyond a few inspired Google searches. He directly reached out to researchers, asked his own questions, and made a decision, for himself alone, that he would be better off quitting the sport and saving his brain from the accumulated damage of thousands of impacts.
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • Ex-Ravens cheerleader sentenced to 48 weekends in jail for rape of minor

    08/21/2015 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jared Dubin
    A Delaware judge on Friday ordered Molly Shattuck, an ex-Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, to serve every other weekend in jail for the next two years. Shattuck was facing up to 15 years in prison after she pled guilty to one count of fourth degree rape back in June. Just over a year prior, Shattuck began a physical relationship with a 15-year old boy (reportedly a classmate of her son) she met over Instagram. She was ordered to pay the victim's family $10,500 as well. [Snip] "I will spend the rest of my life making this right," Shattuck said.
  • Why would Judge Berman go over Goodells head?

    08/21/2015 9:41:24 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mike Florio
    The news last night that Giants co-owner John Mara declined to get involved in the Tom Brady settlement discussions arises from a potentially intriguing reality. With the request for Maras involvement coming from the court, why would Judge Richard M. Berman be going over Commissioner Roger Goodells head? On one hand, the explanation could be that Judge Berman has become exasperated with the NFLs stubbornness regarding settlement. Earlier this week, the league was still insisting on the NFL Players Association and Brady agreeing to accept the major findings of the Ted Wells report and acknowledging the powers used in this...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday nights preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • DEVELOPING: NFL Team Makes HUGE Stand Says It Will Relocate Before Surrendering To Liberals

    08/20/2015 6:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Redskins President Bruce Allen says the team will not change their name even if it prevents them from getting a new stadium, CBS Sports reported. If changing the name Redskins would get them a new stadium, should the team change their name? one radio host asked another. The flustered commentator responded, Wait again? The host then rephrased the question: Their team president says they will not change their name should they do it? No theyre not changing their name, the commentator said with certainty. This came as no surprise as the team has been asked several times...
  • Fort Myers police chief (White man)fired after detainment of NFL, ex-USF star (Black man)

    08/20/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 9 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Fort Myers Police Chief Douglas Baker has been fired for the wrongful detainment in February of former University of South Florida football player Nate Allen, who now plays with the NFLs Oakland Raiders. Fort Myers city manager (a Black man)sent a letter to the mayor Friday notifying him of Bakers termination after Allens controversial arrest in February.
  • Judge: I Have A Little Trouble With Tom Bradys Four-Game Suspension

    08/19/2015 12:15:44 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 60 replies ^ | 19 Aug 15 | Doug Kyed
    Tom Brady had a solid practice against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, according to those on hand in West Virginia, but it seems he had an even better day in court even though he wasnt there. Colts did better against Pats than the NFL did (Wednesday) against (NFL Players association attorney) Jeff Kessler, Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel tweeted after the hearing concluded at the U.S. District Court in New York. Wednesday was more of a blowout than the AFC Title. Kessler all but dropped the mic at the end, Boston Herald legal columnist Bob McGovern tweeted after witnessing...
  • Tebowmania takes over Lincoln Financial Field

    08/18/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/16/2015 | David Murphy,
    WHEN YOU listen to Tim Tebow talk about his love for the game of football, it is hard not to feel like a soulless wretch for all of those years you rooted against him. When he looks into your eyes, you reflexively shrink away, as if he is peering into the darkest part of you. It feels as if he knows, as if the snark still echoes in his ears, as if he can still hear the cry of your cold heart as it begs the Steelers to win the toss in overtime. You want him to hug you and...
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...
  • Tebow runs for a score, Eagles beat Colts 36-10

    08/16/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years.
  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow due to play most in Eagles' preseason opener (Sunday Aug 16)

    08/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM | LES BOWEN
    MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said.
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • The agony and the agony of being a New York Jets fan

    08/14/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | August 14, 2015 | Anthony L. Fisher
    There is no reason I should be a fan of the New York Jets, but I am, and have no one to blame but myself. For the past few days, howls of laughter and scorn have emanated from social media and sports radio yak shows around the country, after the Jets' nominal starting quarterback, Geno Smith, fell victim to a broken jaw, courtesy of a locker room "sucker-punch" from teammate IK Enemkpali. Smith will be out of action for six to 10 weeks, and Enemkpali was immediately released from the team.
  • Jason Kelce Tim (Tebow) would be very tough to stop in short yardage

    05/28/2015 8:16:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 7 replies ^ | May 28th, 2015 | Garry Cobb
    Eagles Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce was just on the 94WIP Morning Show and he told Angelo Cataldi he made some comments about the Eagles quarterbacks. On Sam Bradford Ive worked with Sam out there on the field. Hes still limited in what he can do, but he looks great with what he does. Sam can throw the football very well down the field. On Tim Tebow Tebow has looked pretty good in OTAs especially with the read option plays. Its hard to know what Chip is going to do at quarterback because each of them does their...
  • So...How about Tim Tebow autographing a Bible at training camp?

    08/13/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 62 replies
  • Judge Berman Laughed At Roger Goodell Today And Made It Clear Tom Brady Will Not Be Suspended For...

    08/12/2015 6:55:08 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies ^ | 12 August 2015 | Turtleboy
    Tom Brady had his first day in a real courtroom with Roger Goodell today, and the NFL was basically facialized by Judge Richard Berman. To say it was a complete disaster for Goodell would be the understatement of the century. It was the beginning of the end for the NFL and their arbitrary, inhumane, illogical system of punishments. And the best part is that this was the judge that the NFL handpicked. Even with the deck stacked in their favor, Goodells witch hunt blew up in their face. ... First Berman got the NFLs lawyer, Daniel Nash on the stand...

    08/12/2015 2:46:27 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 30 replies ^ | 12 August 2015 | Christopher Price
    The first round of legal sitdowns involving Tom Brady, Roger Goodell and Judge Richard Berman are complete, and while theres probably a few more sessions in store for both sides and Berman reiterated that he had not made up his mind it initially appears that Brady has emerged with a legal win. While Berman hammered at both sides, the key points came down to whether or not there was some sort of direct evidence that implicated Brady in the scheme. Berman pressed NFL lawyer Daniel Nash for a smoking gun in the case, and NFL attorney Daniel Nash...
  • Vikings led NFL in arrests over past five years, report says

    08/12/2015 5:23:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-10-15 | Marino Eccher
    The Vikings are atop the NFL leaderboard in the dubious category of arrests over the past five years, according to one reporter's new tally. Mike Rosenberg, a Seattle-based freelancer, tweeted a chart Monday of NFL players arrested since August 2010: Vikings players have been collared 18 times over that time, he found. That edges the Denver Broncos (16 arrests), and Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 each). Around the NFC North, the Bears and Lions have each seen 11 arrests, while the Packers have had eight.
  • Jets QB Geno Smith punched out by teammate, will miss 6-10 weeks with broken jaw

    08/11/2015 11:26:15 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 56 replies ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Christopher Price
    Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a broken jaw after a fight with a teammate and will be sidelined for the next six to ten weeks, according to New York head coach Todd Bowles. He got cold-cocked. Sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw, Bowles said of Smith, who had been anointed the starting quarterback earlier this summer by the Jets coaching staff.
  • Did the 49ers just have the worst NFL offseason ever? Let's rank them

    08/10/2015 6:13:32 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    1. 2015 San Francisco 49ers On this list we have seen examples of great players retiring suddenly in their prime, losing big-time players in free agency, the stunning departure of top coaches at or near their peak and legal troubles bringing down elite talents. The 49ers had a combination of all of those factors this offseason, I couldn't find another example of a team having so many various factors resulting in so many huge hits to the roster: Coach Jim Harbaugh was chased off to Michigan, guard Mike Iupati, running back Frank Gore and others departed in free agency, offensive...
  • LIVE Blue White Scrimmage [Live Thread]

    08/09/2015 3:15:22 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 7 replies
    LIVE Blue White Scrimmage Watch LIVE as the Cowboys hold their annual Blue-White Scrimmage from the practice field in Oxnard,
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smiths turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smiths release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday nights arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues, an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.
  • Former federal prosecutor John Dowd calls for NFL to correct terrible injustice to Tom Brady

    08/07/2015 6:15:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 57 replies
    WEEI ^ | 7 Aug 15 | Mike Petraglia
    The NFLs fundamental failure to conduct an expeditious, fair, honest and consistent approach to rules enforcement undermines the entire game. The league needs to reconsider its suspension of Tom Brady, and use this unfortunate episode as an opportunity to correct a terrible injustice to one the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
  • Roger Goodell's manipulation of Tom Brady's testimony leaves NFL on slippery slope

    08/05/2015 4:41:03 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 119 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5 Aug 15 | Dan Wetzel
    No matter where you stand on the guilt or innocence of Tom Brady, et al, the actions of the league office grow more disconcerting and indefensible by the day, especially after Thursday's release of testimony and documents from Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. There is a laundry list of concerns here, starting with the fact no one in the league office knew footballs could naturally deflate. This ignorance lit the fuse of a scandal that is still burning. The NFL was prone to wrongly conclude that any measurement under 12.5 pounds per square inch was an act of cheating....
  • The shocking moment Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant threw punch at his OWN teammate...

    08/03/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Updated: 08:09 EST, 3 August 2015 | Staff
    Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, 26, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, appeared to take a swing at Patmon after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in practice Sunday. The incident started when Patmon jarred Bryant's helmet loose during a play and Bryant responded by yanking off Patmon's helmet. Patmon, 24, threw a punch and backed away, and Bryant came back with...
  • NFL Official: Footballs Known To Have Leaks Right Out Of The Box

    08/02/2015 8:01:11 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 47 replies ^ | 2 Aug 15 | Pat Bradley
    These are man-made products, Slaughter said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. There is a bladder and a valve. We have all checked them for many years. Sometimes when you check the ball in the locker room right out of the box, there could be a problem. They could have a slow leak, and you wouldnt even know it at the time. That the official footballs are known to have air containment issues that cause deflation of the balls and easily go undetected even to the most trained referees is incredibly valuable information to Bradys defense. Its more than reasonable to envision...
  • 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 Its 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 Shes really pretty inspirational, Garrett said. Shes something else. Were 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, 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 Tebows Future That Will Shock A Lot Of People

    07/30/2015 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | 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 Tebows teammates who claims the quarterbacks 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 players 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. Its 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 doesnt always lead to that kind of pro career, and these 20 of the players who found that out, as theyre 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'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 ^ | 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: Im 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, Im going with the team that proved itself the best last year. Yes, Dallas-- John Keim, Washington Redskins: ...Ill 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. Thats 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 ESPNs lackluster upcoming slate of Monday Night games was believed to be retribution for Bill Simmons and Olbermanns criticism of the league and Goodell. To that end, were 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 Olbermanns vocal criticism this past year. ESPN does have one Cowboys game on this years 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 ^ | July 9 2015
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