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The Country’s Most Radical Football Coach Explains Why You Should Never Punt

Grantland made a short documentary on Kevin Kelley— the high school football coach who’s beloved by stat heads for his radical philosophies. Kelley’s Pulaski Academy high school football team never punts and always onside kicks, and they’ve won three Arkansas state championships in the last 10 years as a result. […]
The Country’s Most Radical Football Coach Explains Why You Should Never Punt
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Peewee Football Team Executes A Trick Play To Score A Clever Touchdown

A peewee football coach decided to pull out all the stops to score a touchdown. The Suniland Sundevils executed the classic “Statue of Liberty” play to fool the opposing defence and score. The peewee football team is composed of kids only five and six years old, which makes it that […]
Peewee Football Team Executes A Trick Play To Score A Clever Touchdown
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CHART: The Most Excruciating NFL Playoff Droughts Of All Time

Sports fans are often drawn to hard-luck cases. But cheering for an NFL team that can’t even make the playoffs can be quite excruciating. To get a nice picture of NFL teams who have gone for long periods of time shut out of the playoffs, we made the following chart, […]
CHART: The Most Excruciating NFL Playoff Droughts Of All Time
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Dr. Oz Has No Problem Doing Ads For The NFL, Despite Its Brain Damage Risks

The cardiac surgeon and television host Dr. Mehmet Oz doesn’t see a contradiction between his stated mission to promote healthy lifestyles and a recent commercial he shot for the National Football League, despite evidence that playing football can cause participants long-term brain damage. In an interview with Ad Age, Dr. […]
Dr. Oz Has No Problem Doing Ads For The NFL, Despite Its Brain Damage Risks
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Eastern Michigan University Football Player Found Dead In Apartment Building

Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed was found dead in an apartment building early Friday morning, according to mlive.com. EMU officials confirmed to mlive.com that the victim was Reed. Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts said the cause of death is believed to be a gunshot wound. Police said they will […]
Eastern Michigan University Football Player Found Dead In Apartment Building
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High School Football Player Blocks Two Punts On The Same Play

Here’s Rensselaer Central High School player Dalton Saunders blocking two punts on one play against Central Catholic last weekend. It’s amazing that Central had a chance to punt it after the initial kick was blocked, and even more amazing that Saunders got off the turf to block the second punt. […]
High School Football Player Blocks Two Punts On The Same Play
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This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion

The NFL recently paid millions of dollars to settle a court casebrought by dozens of its football players. These players have serious neurological problems from concussions they got playing the game. For years the NFL claimed that concussions and the resulting neurological conditions of its players were rare. But an […]
This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion
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The Result Of Tonight’s NRL Grand Final Could Influence The Sharemarket

Tonight’s NRL grand final between the Manly- Warringah Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters has a lot more riding on it than bragging rights and office bets- it could affect share prices. According to an analysis by the Financial Review, a Manly premiership win historically has influenced the sharemarket and […]
The Result Of Tonight’s NRL Grand Final Could Influence The Sharemarket
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Football Season May Screech To A Halt For America’s Military Academies

All three military academies have ceased intercollegiate sports pending the resolution of the government shut down, reports Philip Ewing of Politico. The Defence Department has been forced to furlough 400,000 government workers, many of whom maintain and run the grounds used for government operations — to include football games. From […]
Football Season May Screech To A Halt For America’s Military Academies
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It’s Actually Not A Disaster If Your NFL Teams Starts The Season 0-2

ESPN has been pumping up the importance of Week Two in the NFL all day with the following graphic that shows how often teams make the playoffs depending on their record after two games. Unfortunately, this graphic is a bit misleading and doesn’t tell the whole story: The problem is […]
It’s Actually Not A Disaster If Your NFL Teams Starts The Season 0-2
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10-Year-Old Quarterback Goes On Epic Touchdown Run For The Ages

This video comes from Alabama, where a 10-year-old quarterback named “JD” went on one of the most amazing touchdown runs in pee wee football history. JD fakes the handoff, rolls right, and then bludgeons defenders with a series of stiff arms on his way to the endzone. The video (via […]
10-Year-Old Quarterback Goes On Epic Touchdown Run For The Ages
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The 36 Biggest Hotshot Athletes On Wall Street

[credit provider=”Getty Images/ Scott Halleran”] Wall Street is a super competitive place. So it should come as no surprise that some hot-shot athletes end up working there. We’ve included a round up of some of the best athletes on the Street.  Our list includes Olympic swimmers and rowers as well as […]
The 36 Biggest Hotshot Athletes On Wall Street
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Bomb Threat At Texas A&M Closes Football Field

[credit provider=”Texas A&M University” url=”http://www.aggieathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=205237869″] Kyle Field at Texas A&M University has been shut down for the rest of the day after a bomb threat was issued against the facility, according to the university.  The threat, which was reported around 10:50 a.m. CST, was written on the wall of a […]
Bomb Threat At Texas A&M Closes Football Field
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NFL Players Tickle Each Other Under The Pile

[credit provider=”AP”] In his Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit today, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber was asked if there was a single defensive player he actively avoided on the football field.To that, Barber replied (emphasis ours): 
NFL Players Tickle Each Other Under The Pile
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Deer Antler Spray Is Probably A Scam

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons user Mehmet Karatay “] The carnival huckster of yesteryear, selling snake oil and other strange elixirs, has been replaced by a largely unregulated, multibillion-dollar market in supplements and herbal remedies. And the latest dubious substance making the rounds is also making headlines: deer antler spray.Baltimore Ravens linebacker […]
Deer Antler Spray Is Probably A Scam
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Here’s Our Pick For Who Wins The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”AP”] Here. We. Go.Super Bowl Sunday is the best and worst Sunday of the year. It’s the worst because it means it’s the end of the football season. It’s the best because there are lots of good commercials and an over-the-top halftime show. It’s the worst because that halftime […]
Here’s Our Pick For Who Wins The Super Bowl
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Five Super Bowl Snacks Fans Will Pay More For This Year

[credit provider=”Flickr via bowena” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bowena/380139197/in/photostream/”] Whether you’re putting your money on the 49ers or the Ravens this Sunday night, there’s one thing every Super Bowl fan can get behind — Gameday snacks.But after an ugly drought tore across the Midwest last summer, partiers could be shelling out a few extra dollars […]
Five Super Bowl Snacks Fans Will Pay More For This Year
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The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Spotting Brain Injury In Athletes May Have Been Discovered

[credit provider=”CBS”] For years, researchers trying to determine whether concussion-prone football players suffered profound neurological damage had to wait until after the athletes’ deaths to examine their brain tissue under a microscope.But in a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, experts at Evanston’s NorthShore Neurological Institute […]
The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Spotting Brain Injury In Athletes May Have Been Discovered
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Football Blogger Might Get Away With Publishing ‘Secret’ Player Grades

[credit provider=”Screenshot via Philadelphia Eagles”] A sports blogger may get away with publishing a number of allegedly secret ‘player grades’ developed by a scouting firm prior to the 2010 NFL Draft.National Scouting Inc, which sells its player reports for $75,000 to NFL teams, sued Rob Rang and media company Sports […]
Football Blogger Might Get Away With Publishing ‘Secret’ Player Grades
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The Science Of College Football Rankings

[credit provider=”Streeter Lecka/Getty Images”] The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) college football rankings are in turmoil.For two weeks in a row, the top-ranked team has been upset by an underdog from central Texas.
The Science Of College Football Rankings
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Photos Of NFL Players With Mangled Hands Will Make You Think Twice About Playing Football

[credit provider=”ESPN/Screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AumxRcR9rY”] We’re barely a quarter of the way through the NFL season and there’s already a rash of nasty ACL injuries knocking out players for the season and ruining some teams’ chances at the Super Bowl.While certainly not as devastating as a torn ACL, injuries to the fingers […]
Photos Of NFL Players With Mangled Hands Will Make You Think Twice About Playing Football
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Owen Wilson, Notre Dame, And The Usher That Ruined My Day

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Owen_Wilson_Cannes_2011.jpg”] I am beginning to rack up quite the history with ushers.In 2009, I made a trip to Ann Arbor when the Fighting Irish took on Michigan. At halftime, then-freshman kicker Nick Tausch was warming up kicking field goals on my side of the field. He booted […]
Owen Wilson, Notre Dame, And The Usher That Ruined My Day
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Meet The First Girl To Play Quarterback In Florida High School Football History

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTiFH9RbyOA”] Erin DiMeglio isn’t the first girl to play high school football in the state of Florida, but she is likely the first girl with a real chance at playing quarterback in an actual game, according to the Sun-Sentinel.DiMeglio is the third-string quarterback on South Plantation High’s football […]
Meet The First Girl To Play Quarterback In Florida High School Football History
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The 31 Most Impressive Athletes On Wall Street

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Timothy Fallon”] Earlier this year, we introduced you to a few hot shot athletes on Wall Street. It turns out there at a bunch more out there, so we’ve decided to update our list of top athletes on The Street.
The 31 Most Impressive Athletes On Wall Street
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A Notre Dame Student Lashes Out At Rick Reilly For Bashing His School

[credit provider=”YouTube/ESPN” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tulF4i3wmKY”] Today, ESPN writer Rick Reilly wrote an article detailing why Notre Dame should be “demoted”—that is, he wants Notre Dame to be forced to join a conference, to be stripped of its NBC television contract, and to no longer receive “undeserved hellahype in preseason rankings and All-America […]
A Notre Dame Student Lashes Out At Rick Reilly For Bashing His School
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We’re Really, Really Close To A Four-Team College Football Playoff

[credit provider=”Streeter Lecka/Getty Images”] By next week, the current BCS National Championship game could be gone forever. BCS commissioners have endorsed a four-team seeded playoff to determine the national champion each year, according to an ESPN.com report. The plan still needs to be approved by the BCS presidential oversight committee, which […]
We’re Really, Really Close To A Four-Team College Football Playoff
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Radical Changes Are Coming Soon To American Football

[credit provider=”SignOnSanDiego.com” url=”http://photos.signonsandiego.com/071104vikings/KC_chargers276808x283″] An American depression is coming.No, I don’t mean an economic depression. I mean an emotional depression. I fear that a funk could hit a significant portion of the population over the next five years. Tens of millions of lives will be affected. There will be substantial economic […]
Radical Changes Are Coming Soon To American Football
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Green Bay Homeless Couple Wins A Trip To The Super Bowl

On Saturday, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a contest in Green Bay that would award two Super Bowl tickets to the first person that found a “mystery man” and uttered the phrase, “Have you been to Dallas lately?”
Green Bay Homeless Couple Wins A Trip To The Super Bowl
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Has Mike Vanderjagt Been Blackballed From The NFL?

In the entryway of a small Italian restaurant in the back of a shopping plaza, the leading scorer in Colts history paces. He looks out through the front door and checks his BlackBerry. It’s 7 p.m. on a fall Monday. He came here tonight, to the restaurant he’s owned for […]
Has Mike Vanderjagt Been Blackballed From The NFL?
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P. Diddy’s Son Is Under Pressure To Fork Over His $54,000 UCLA Scholarship

[credit provider=”Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com”] Less than a year after P. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, committed to play football at UCLA, some consumers are raising questions over whether the well-heeled freshman should turn over his $54,000 scholarship to students who need it more.In an interview with CNN, education contributor Dr. Steve Perry […]
P. Diddy’s Son Is Under Pressure To Fork Over His $54,000 UCLA Scholarship
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NBC Thinks It’s Invented The New Super Bowl—And Wants $1 Million Per Ad For It

[credit provider=”Dan Harrelson/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharrels/4338534147/”] NBC believes Thanksgiving night football could become the new Super Bowl of ad ratings: It wants up to $1 million for a 30-second ad unit in the Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012, game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets in Rutherford, N.J.That […]
NBC Thinks It’s Invented The New Super Bowl—And Wants $1 Million Per Ad For It
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NFL Logo Redesigns 1996-2012: A History Of Really Pissed-Off Animals

A week before the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers revealed a logo redesign, the team’s first since its inception in 1995. The new Carolina Panther, according to the team’s press release, is more “streamlined” and “aggressive,” while fans shrugged and said, “Sure, I guess.”
NFL Logo Redesigns 1996-2012: A History Of Really Pissed-Off Animals