A plan for the first openly gay NFL player to come out fell apart at the last minute in June, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reports. The player was a free agent. The team he was planning on signing with, as well as its coaches, knew he was gay. He was […]
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 continuing saga of Rob Ford, the Toronto Mayor whose admitted crack-smoking is but one of many alleged sins, may be bewildering to outside observers. Even if half of what is said about Ford is true, it’s still hard to imagine that he is responsible enough to be in charge […]
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 […]
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, […]
Super Bowl ad prices have been rising tremendously in the past five years, and in 2014, Fox is reported to be charging $US4 million per 30 seconds. Combined with the return of the 17-day-long Winter Olympics, an event absent since 2010, some big brands like Subway are choosing to opt […]
"That’s the vagaries of rugby".
Ben Mowen will captain the Aussies against England. Quade Cooper named vice.
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. […]
The parent of a Western Hills High School football player has filed a formal complaint against the coaches of Aledo High after the team’s blowout victory of 91-0, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas ABC affiliate WFAA reports. In the complaint, the father wrote that he didn’t “know what to say on the […]
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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 […]
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. […]
From the football field to finance.
Melinda Coleman and her family had to move from Maryville, Mo. after her daughter was allegedly raped by a football player, according to a heartbreaking story from Dugan Arnett of the Kansas City Star. It’s an all-too-familiar story that has some similarities to the Steubenville rape case. On a Saturday […]
The Roosters could be the first team to win back to back premierships in over 10 years.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One player amputated a fingertip so he wouldn't miss a game.
Club-level seats to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium outside New York City will cost $US2,600 each, Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal reports. That’s more than double the price of the most coveted tickets from last year’s game, which went for $US1,250. The price hike will affect roughly […]
The young football player in this video pulls Barry Sanders like moves to put on a clinic against a defence that can only grab air when trying to tackle him. As the featured player, Malik, and his friends/family do a little commentary on the video, the young phenom wearing #20 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Much worse than other sports.
From the stadiums of the future to the cutting-edge cameras and graphics technology used behind the scenes and on your screens, it’s a great time to be a sports fan.
What a deal for the league.
And the season hasn't even started yet.
This Hooters Girl knows her football.
And other need-to-know ad news.
Massive social media outcry leads to NCAA flexing rules.
"I just don't understand the logic in that."
Does not seem serious.
To keep the game moving.
Based on attendance, ticket prices, and more.
Cable providers are losing TV subscriber but gaining broadband users.
The next generation of stars.
He won't go away.
Thinks college football should be banned.
An impressive journey.
Can anyone challenge San Francisco?
From the football field to finance.
Denver leads the way.
He is drawing "significant" interest.
A lineman nicknamed "Snacks" intercepted him.
He wants RG3 in the pocket.
This could get ugly.
A huge change.
It’s official: the Baltimore Ravens have resigned Joe Flacco to a 6-year, $120.6 million contract today.
[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 […]
Dylan Moses, a football player who lives in Louisiana, has scholarship offers from both Alabama and LSU, and he’s only in eighth grade.
[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 […]
[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):
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Agency has been busy hunting down Internet sites pawning fake NFL swag.The agency announced that it had tracked down and seized $13.6 million in fraudulent NFL merchandise from abroad.
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
The Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, is going through a re-branding project.
[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 […]
[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 […]
[credit provider=”NFL Network via Bleacher Report” url=”https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/259125173133914112/photo/1/large”] Last week’s picks weren’t a total disaster, so here we go again!
Everyone, including Coke Zero, is talking about Alabama’s more-than-decisive victory against Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship last night.
KFC really wants to make “couchgating” one of America’s newest favourite pastimes before football games.
Next month’s MLS Cup will be David Beckham’s last match as a member of the LA Galaxy.
[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.
Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old football sensation who is absolutely dominating her mostly-boys football league, can now add the cover of a Wheaties Box to her athletic resume.
Noah and Elijah Ricafrente watched a video of their dad, Marine Staff Sergeant Joshua Ricafrente, wish them good luck on the big screen at halftime of the East Carolina game.
[credit provider=”Andrew Tredinnick/Business Insider”] This Saturday, I was given the opportunity to go to an Ohio State football game in Ohio Stadium, or The Horseshoe, when I visited a friend.I’ve been to several football, baseball and basketball stadiums, but this was just about as good as it gets.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”www.apimages.com”] To say the University of Maryland football program has endured some bad luck with injuries this season is an understatement.First, they lost their starting quarterback for the year after he suffered an ACL tear before the season even started. Then, they lost their backup quarterback with […]
[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 […]
The outlandish uniform trend in college football that Oregon popularised has spread to the high school ranks.
[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 […]
They ended up losing 51-30. But still, ridiculous play for Southern Utah:
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Barclays announced that it has hired a five-person team from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, including former New York Jets player Wayne Chrebet, the bank said in a release. Chrebet, 39, a veteran wide receiver for the Jets, is now an assistant vice president at Barclays.
[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 […]
[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.
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish soccer fans were forced to confront a rare case of failure on Monday after their Olympic side crashed out of the London Games without scoring a goal.Shock group D defeats to Japan and Honduras, both by a 1-0 scoreline, sent the Spanish packing, El […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
If you attend a Super Bowl party on Sunday, you’ll probably hear at least one casual football viewer ask, “How do they get that yellow first-down line on the field?” While “magic” is a fine answer in its own right, the real explanation is a bit more technologically intense. Let’s […]
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?”
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 […]
The oft-controversial host of HBO’s late night show “Real Time with Bill Maher” is sure to irk some NFL owners, MLB owners, Democrats, and Republicans alike with his latest comments.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] Ex-football players lodged a massive lawsuit Thursday claiming the NFL was responsible for the brain damage of thousands of players.Here are the seven most surprising allegations:
[credit provider=”AP”] As the concern over the long-term effect of concussions in football grows, the NFL will soon have to deal with a massive lawsuit collectively filed by more than 2,000 former players.There are around 100 concussion-related lawsuits currently levied against the NFL, but the players are consolidating their lawsuits […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
The Philadelphia Eagles are loaded with talented defensive backs, so trying to trade the veteran Asante Samuel before the draft next week is a smart move by the franchise.
The New Orleans Saints have decided that assistant head coach Joe Vitt will take over for head coach Sean Payton as he serves a one-year suspension in 2012.
Bill Parcells, the man rumoured to be interested in taking suspended Sean Payton’s job as the New Orleans Saints’ head coach, has provided the sports world with some interesting news today.
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.”
Roger Goodell — National Football League — $11,554,000.