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  • NFL Goes A Month Without A Player Arrest For First Time Since 2009

    10/02/2015 6:50:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ross Kelly
    Some headlines need a little more explaining than what’s given. The above headline doesn’t fall into that category. Mike Rosenberg of the Reuters tweeted out Thursday a momentous occasion: September was the first calendar month since 2009 that no active NFL player was arrested:
  • NFL Network’s Albert Breer says Americans have “blown” their “right” to own guns

    10/01/2015 10:40:30 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Pro Football Page ^ | 10.1.2015 | Jason LaCanschizzle
    A propagandist will be a propagandist. I guess. Taking a break from being a shill for the NFL and Roger Goodell, the NFL Network's Albert Breer decided to become a propagandist for gun grabbing liberals and the Obama administration. Mentioning a Peter King anti gun rant (hey it's what leftist sports journalists do), Breer tweeted: I'd say 141 school shootings is evidence that the American public has blown its right to bear arms.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 2, 2015 There's an old saying: Know your audience. And let's just say that the mostly male NFL fan base is not...
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • The NFL Wants Players To Help Pay For New Los Angeles Stadium

    09/26/2015 12:57:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 09/26/2015 | Patrick Redford
    --SNIP-- Potential stadiums in Carson and Inglewood have both been approved by their respective local governments, and now comes the hard part; getting them paid for. The Carson stadium, which will most likely hold the Raiders and the Chargers, will cost $1.65 billion. This would put it up with MetLife Stadium and the Tokyo National Olympic Stadium as one of the most expensive stadia in the world. The NFL has a typically nefarious plan to do help get the cash together, which involves asking the NFLPA to help out.
  • NFL Week 3 Live Thread

    09/22/2015 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 3 Sept. 24 Washington Redskins at New York Giants 8:25 Sept. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1 Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 1 Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 1 San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 1 Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 1 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 4:25 Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Denver Broncos...
  • NFL owners sack taxpayers, line own pockets

    09/22/2015 12:37:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 22 replies
    The Wahington Times ^ | 21 September 2015 | Drew Johnson
    The winners are the NFL’s 32 team owners, who managed to scam taxpayers out of $7 billion over the last 20 years to subsidize stadium construction and renovation schemes, according to a new report by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. That leaves taxpayers as the losers, forced to fork over their hard-earned money in a perverse corporate welfare scheme that amounts to welfare for billionaires.
  • Vikings drop mascot Ragnar after he reportedly asks for $20,000 a game

    09/22/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chuck Schilken
    For more than two decades, Ragnar the Viking got Minnesota football stirred into a frenzy with his motorcycle-riding, endzone-dancing antics. According to his website, he was the only NFL mascot who appeared as an actual human. It turns out maybe Ragnar is a little too human.
  • Report: Ndamukong Suh ignored coach’s play calls in loss to Jaguars

    09/21/2015 8:47:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh disregarded play calls from defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle in the team’s loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, reports the Miami Herald. By “freelancing” at times, Suh created confusion on the Dolphins defensive line, the Herald reports.
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks’ comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • JJ Watt says he desperately wants a wife and children but struggles to trust women [tr]

    09/18/2015 12:44:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | James Dunn
    You would think that NFL stars would find it easy to get girlfriends, but Houston Texans player JJ Watt has said it's not that simple. The defensive player admits he finds it difficult to know if women like him for the person he is or his status and the wages that come with being the number one defensive player in the league. Watts also said that an intensive training schedule and traveling around the country for games makes it difficult to maintain a relationship.
  • Study: 87 of 91 deceased NFL players tested positive for CTE

    09/18/2015 10:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 18, 2015 | Staff
    New figures show that 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players have tested positive for CTE. Figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have identified the degenerative brain disease in 96% of NFL players and 79% of all football players they have examined. The brain bank is the nation's largest focused on the study of head injury and trauma, and shared its numbers with PBS's Frontline.
  • NFL to Giants: Refs Blew End of Cowboys Game, Too

    09/17/2015 11:27:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1 | Paul Schwartz
    SNIP That was basically the attitude of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the Giants cornerback learned the NFL had admitted it erred on two key calls in the season-opening 27-26 loss to the Cowboys — blown calls that certainly could have changed the outcome of the game. “That’s just one you have to live with,’’ Rodgers-Cromartie said. “That was a tough one.’’ A third-quarter pass-interference call on Rodgers-Cromartie, who was shadowing receiver Terrence Williams on a third-and-4 play, handed the Cowboys 16 gift yards and a first down. That directly led to a Dallas touchdown. It should not have been a penalty,...
  • Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

    09/16/2015 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Mining Journal ^ | September 17, 2015
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, grinned broadly as he talked about his golf partner. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I'm sure of that." Brady's locker sported a "Make America Great Again" red hat sent to him by Trump. "It was...
  • Tom Brady says he's supporting Trump for president

    09/16/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | AP
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that."
  • Seahawks Player Lashes Out at #BlackLivesMatter Leader for Misappropriating His Image

    09/15/2015 12:36:15 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/14/2015 | Mark Tapson/Richard Sherman
    Racist Black Lives Matter leader “King Noble” made the mistake of assuming that every black man is onboard with the movement. As reported at Newsbusters, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman discovered that Noble posted the picture above of Sherman and a teammate in a post suggesting that the athlete approved of murdering whites. He expressed his disapproval in no uncertain terms on Noble's own website. LANGUAGE WARNING: “I did not believe this when I heard about it. I watched your videos. I started a life in the ghetto..I banged like a fool till I woke up. I was not suppressed...
  • NFL Week 2 Live Thread

    09/15/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 243 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK 2 Sept. 17 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs 8:25 Sept. 20 New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 1PM Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers 1PM Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears 1PM San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals 1PM Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns 1PM Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings 1PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1PM Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants 1PM San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers 1PM St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins 1PM Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars 4:05 Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles...
  • Steelers’ website makes strong claim about Headsetgate

    09/11/2015 6:12:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | September 11, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT | Michael David Smith
    As he detailed problems his coaching staff had with the headset communications on Thursday night, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stopped short of coming right out and accusing the Patriots of cheating. But the Steelers’ website makes clear that the team believes the Patriots were in control of the audio problems the Steelers’ coaches were having. An article on the Steelers’ website says that the audio communications problems started and stopped repeatedly — always stopping when a league official came down to the sideline to deal with the matter, then starting up again when the league official left the sideline area....
  • Report: Patriots' broadcast bleeds into Steelers' coaching headsets during opener

    09/10/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    ...Pittsburgh Steelers coaches were getting the Patriots' broadcast over their headsets during Thursday night's game. The Patriots' coach-to-coach headsets were shut off intermittently, the NFL told Tafoya. NFL head of security Jeff Miller was shown on camera while Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were discussing the mishap. Blake Jones, NFL director of football operations, went down to the field to help out with the headsets. The league described the reception problem as "intermittent" and it was believed to be resolved early in the second quarter. Because it was not a complete system failure, New England's coaches were not required to...
  • Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name 'Redskins'

    09/10/2015 1:10:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 | Steve Ginsburg
    The District of Columbia's congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton said the National Football League and Washington's football team "should not be benefitting financially from federal antitrust exemptions while they continue to promote a disparaging moniker that has been found by legal authorities to be a racial slur." A federal judge in July upheld an earlier decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the...
  • Neither the Olympics nor NFL will rescue Los Angele

    09/10/2015 9:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 09/10/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    We all tend to have fond memories of our greatest moments, and for Los Angeles, the 1984 Olympics has served as a high point in the city’s ascendency. The fact that those Summer Games were brilliantly run, required relatively little city expenditure and turned a profit confirmed all those things we Angelenos loved about our city – its flexibility and pragmatism and the power of its civic culture. After Boston turned down its chance to be the U.S. entrant in the sweepstakes to host the 2024 Olympics, it’s natural that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city establishment, at least what’s...

    09/10/2015 3:47:57 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 7 replies ^ | 9 Sep 15 | Jerry Thornton
    Lost in the fun and frivolity of Tuesday’s ESPN hatchet job on the Patriots was this companion piece in Sports Illustrated, which I never got to. Of course nothing pleases the national pundits and fan bases in other markets like accusing Patriots fans of being crazy, paranoid, conspiracy-theorist nutjobs, and you know how much I hate incurring their scorn. So I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that two of the leading sports media outlets simultaneously came out with almost identical articles dredging up the same tired, unsubstantiated rumors about an eight-year-old Spygate story and both conveniently posted them at the...
  • NFL Films' 'Do Your Job' offers unique glimpse into Patriots

    09/09/2015 2:16:34 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 20 replies ^ | 9 Sep 15 | Chris Mason
    If last night’s “America’s Game” was a winning scratch ticket for Patriots fans, “Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 Patriots” is the series of Powerball numbers. The coach gives NFL Network unprecedented access in tonight’s 8 p.m. special and offers a real window into how his Patriots do business. Belichick and his staff talk about everything from calculating game plans to making decisions in the heat of the moment. Here is a preview of some of the best moments from the show: Mystery solved Who is Ernie Adams? What does he do? These are two questions that have...
  • Bruno Mars has been offered Super Bowl 50 halftime show spot

    09/09/2015 6:43:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | September 8, 2015 | Will Robinson
    For the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary, the NFL has asked a big name to return to the stage. Bruno Mars has been offered the headliner spot for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara, California, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • NFL Power Rankings: You'll hate this list -- unless you're a Cheeshead

    09/09/2015 4:27:16 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 8 Sep 15 | Pete Prisco
    There will be a lot of you scratching your heads when you see my first Power Rankings for the regular season. You will then do one of two things: Get mad and put a not-so-nice comment on the bottom, or think I just jinxed your team's chances. These rankings reflect what happened when I played out the entire 2015 season. That's why teams that you would expect to be in the top five aren't there, a team like the Seattle Seahawks. They are ninth in these rankings because I expect them to be a wild-card team, not win the division....
  • President Obama: If Tom Brady Needs A Union, We All Do

    09/07/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 7,2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    President Barack Obama namedropped Tom Brady at a Labor Day event in Boston to stress the importance of unions. But the president did so after crossing the picket lines of non-striking workers of two important public-employee unions protesting his event at the Park Plaza Hotel near Boston Common.
  • NFL Schedule - 2015 [Week 1 Live Thread]

    09/07/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 211 replies
    NFL Opening Week - 2015 Sept. 10 Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots Sept. 13 Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns at New York Jets Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Sept. 14 Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco...
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over — So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop — but the Pearland Police Officer’s Association said that dashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life, KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Cutdown day cruel reality of life in NFL

    09/05/2015 10:22:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    For more than 700 football players this is the cruelest of weekends; told they’re not good enough. Or, at least not worth, what teams were paying them. They will awaken Saturday unemployed, or packing suitcases for alternative postal codes, as teams trim rosters to the 53-man limit. Among the surprise exits is Darnell Dockett, signed away from Arizona six months ago by San Francisco, but deemed unworthy of his $7.5-million contract Friday. The more familiar names waived were Dolphins’ quarterback Josh Freeman, who didn’t help his cause with two interceptions Thursday. Rex Grossman was let go by Atlanta. Steve Weatherford’s...
  • Eagles release QB Tim Tebow

    09/05/2015 10:09:57 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 48 replies
    The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Rocky backs Tim Tebow, but wants him to start

    09/05/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/05/2015 | Rob Tornoe
    Go ahead and buy yourself a Tim Tebow jersey, because Rocky Balboa has just endorsed Tebowmania in Philadelphia. "How could you not like Tim Tebow?" Sylvester Stallone rhetorically asked a TMZ reporter yesterday after news that Eagles quarterback Matt Barkely was traded to the Cardinals, opening up a spot on the roster for Tebow.
  • Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals, open door for Tim Tebow

    09/04/2015 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/4/2015 | Will Brinson
    Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms. The move, first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, is a stunner in advance of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 and opens up the door for Tebow to serve as Philadelphia's third-string quarterback.
  • Sports Columnist: Tim Tebow's Not Only Good for NFL, He's Good for the World

    08/25/2015 8:17:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | August 25, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel said people ask him why he wants to see Tim Tebow succeed in his professional football career and his reasons have nothing to do the game. “Mainly it's because every time I've ever seen him at a public appearance, he scans the crowd in search of kids with special needs and then immediately makes a mad dash toward those kids as if they are a touchdown pylon,” Mike Bianchi wrote in an Aug. 22 column. “So many times these kids with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis and afflictions we can't even pronounce...
  • The book on Tim Tebow, from the guru who tried to fix him

    04/25/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 73 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    [...] Tom House, a former journeyman major league pitcher who has turned into the country's leading sports biomechanics guru, had been working with Tebow for months. Every day for hours. This was after Tebow had been released by the Patriots two years ago and Tom Brady, who has become a protege of House's, recommended the former Broncos QB see House at USC, where he has an office above the third base line. [...] He was Nolan Ryan's coach, and Randy Johnson’s, and then he started working with Drew Brees at the beginning of his NFL career. Brees swears by him....
  • Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

    09/05/2015 12:50:07 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 65 replies ^ | 4 Sep 15 | Tom Brady
    "The regular season starts tomorrow morning and I can't wait to fully commit my energy and emotion to focus on the challenges of the 2015 NFL season," Brady said in the statement. "I want to thank my family, my friends, all of the fans, past and current players and my teammates for the support they have given me throughout this challenging experience. I also want to thank Judge Berman and his staff for their efforts to resolve this matter over the past five weeks. I am very grateful. My thanks also to the union's legal team who has fought so...
  • Eagles release QB Tim Tebow

    09/05/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09/05/2015
    The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Tebow was one of 22 players released Saturday by the Eagles, who also cut veteran offensive lineman John Moffitt and rookie running back Raheem Mostert. All NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, but Tebow appeared to be in contention for a roster spot after Philadelphia traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. The move leaves Kelly and the Eagles with two quarterbacks on their...
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...
  • Bengals release defensive tackle Devon Still

    09/05/2015 10:01:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies ^ | 9-5-15 | Gregg Rosenthal
    Devon Still, whose daughter Leah's battle with cancer captified a nation, was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported according to a source informed of their plans. The organization showed a lot of compassion in how they handled Still's status throughout the last year. But the cold reality of NFL rosters caught up to him Saturday. The 2012 second round pick has been on the roster bubble for a while now, starting last year on the team's practice squad. Still did not get much attention as a free agent this offseason, ultimately re-signing with...

    09/04/2015 12:41:04 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 25 replies ^ | 3 Sep 15 | Ryan Hannable
    Tom Brady will be at next Thursday’s season-opener at Gillette Stadium, but Roger Goodell will not. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, Goodell will not be in attendance at Sept. 10’s game between the Patriots and Steelers. He reports that Goodell and the NFL believe the focus should be on the game and festivities. The Patriots will be raising their Super Bowl banner and typically the commissioner is in attendance at the opening game. Brady and the NFLPA beat Goodell and the NFL in the Deflategate case, as on Thursday Judge Richard Berman nullified Brady’s four-game suspension.
  • Tebow Outplays Barkley For Possible 3rd Slot on Eagles

    09/03/2015 8:49:07 PM PDT · by bill12345 · 32 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 9/3/15 |
    The popularity of the Eagles' third quarterback competition between Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow could be seen in the stands of MetLife Stadium, where Tebow's No. 15 from his one season with the Jets was spotted during the team's 24-18 win over the Eagles. It could be heard when Tebow entered the game in the second quarter to cheers of his name. Read more at
  • Tim Tebow throws TD pass in final preseason game

    09/03/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ESPN Sports ^ | 09/03/2015 | Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tim Tebow saved his best for last in his competition for the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job. Tebow ran an effective two-minute drill against the New York Jets, driving the Eagles 85 yards for a touchdown in 1 minute, 26 seconds. It was one of two touchdowns Tebow threw in the 24-18 loss. Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards. Early in the drive, Tebow's ability to avoid sacks came into play. He avoided pressure to complete a pass to running back Raheem Mostert. Tebow then shook loose from nose tackle T.J. Barnes...
  • Deflategate was a sham, and the court just confirmed it

    09/03/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/3/205 | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS
    At long last, this whole dumb national nightmare is (hopefully) over. In a shocking announcement on Thursday morning, Judge Richard M. Berman ruled against the NFL, nullifying Tom Brady’s four-suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal. His ruling confirms what many of us have long thought — that the NFL overstepped its bounds in suspending Tom Brady, doing so with nothing but circumstantial evidence.
  • Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises 'Deflategate' appeal

    09/03/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/3/2015
    A judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal.
  • Adam Schefter: Brady Ruling An "Embarrassment For The NFL"

    09/03/2015 10:40:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Trent Baker
    ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter reacted on Thursday’s “SportsCenter” to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflate-gate” suspension being uplifted by federal judge Richard Berman, calling it an “embarrassment for the NFL.”
  • Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension overturned!

    09/03/2015 8:05:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2015 | Scott Davis
    Judge Richard Berman has overturned Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate," according to the AP. Berman made the decision after Brady and the NFL met several times and were unable to come to a settlement. Of course this doesn't mean that Deflategate is over. It has been widely reported that whichever side lost would then file an appeal, setting up court hearings for several more months. Right now, though, it seems we'll see Brady in Week 1. There was feeling around the NFL world that Berman would rule in Brady's favor after the NFL got crushed during a hearing earlier...
  • Breaking: OM BRADY BEATS NFL IN "DEFLATEGATE"(Shortened)

    09/03/2015 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
  • Makers of Sony’s ‘Concussion’ Film Tried to Prevent Angering N.F.L., Emails Show

    09/01/2015 6:57:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 1, 2015 | KEN BELSON
    When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.’s efforts toward a cover-up — it signed Will Smith to star as one of the first scientists to disclose the problem. It named the film bluntly, “Concussion.” In the end even Sony, which unlike most other major studios in Hollywood has no significant business ties to the N.F.L., found itself softening some points it might have made against the multibillion-dollar sports enterprise that controls the nation’s most-watched game.
  • 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 itÂ’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? IÂ’m not the first to whisper these words.ï„¿ï„¿ 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 NFL’s concussion crisis has raised some uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport that’s been shown to cause lasting harm to its players. The league’s 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...