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Youth Football Is Getting A Long Overdue Makeover

Christine Golic | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports
Christine Golic

Parents need know that times are a changing. The NFL and the youth organizations have heard your concerns about player safety and are taking actions to address them. As a result, youth football is getting a long overdue makeover.

Buffalo Bills Fans Huddle to Block Hail Mary Pass to Canada

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports
Holly Cara Price

Several groups have emerged as potential buyers, but one group, led by John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., also known as "Jon Bon Jovi," has received the most attention from furious Buffalo Bills fans. That's because Bon Jovi's investors are made up of a group of Toronto, Canada-based businessmen.

Super Bowl, Super America

Patty Stegman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Patty Stegman

So it may seem to some that this is solely a sport of men jumping on top of one another, a sort of testosterone climax, yet it is so much more.

Marijuana Might Be in NFL Players' Future

The 420 Times | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
The 420 Times

Why was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently talking about the possibility of letting players use cannabis?

Football: America's Gayest Pastime

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Football is a gay man's best friend. So many of the things that go down on Sunday afternoons between September and December are homoerotic that it's a wonder that more gay men aren't football fans. Here are five reasons why football is indeed America's gayest pastime.

Eight Things to Hate About Football During Thanksgiving Week

Rob Asghar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports
Rob Asghar

While you watch America's favorite sport, you will have plenty of time to ponder a few of the more puzzling aspects of America's favorite sport.

American Football Doesn't Belong in Britain

Jake Fischer | Posted 01.12.2013 | College
Jake Fischer

Football has become America's game of the 21st century. So, let's keep it in 50 states, where even if they don't sell out, fans are actually emotionally invested and in-game atmospheres are actually interesting.

Fourth-and-Two: Peyton Manning and the Definitive Ranking System for NFL Quarterbacks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.18.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Forget a QB rating system based on math Stephen Hawking wouldn't understand. Forget ESPN's new "Total Quarterback Rating." How many quarterbacks strike such fear into a coach's heart that he would choose Bill Belichick's desperate fourth-and-two play over a punt?

The Homosexual Guide To Football

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Ross Katz

I'm a homosexual, 20-something Jewboy who enjoys the game of football as much as I enjoy scouring the shelves of Shakespeare & Co, so let me break it down for you by presenting my A-to-Z of America's favorite pastime.

Surviving the NFL Draft: Tips for the Casual Observer

Barbara Bruno | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Football is so popular that the league's annual player draft, which involves no actual athletic participation whatsoever, is now a three-day event. This is a beautiful thing for those of us who think way too much about football.

You Must Watch the Empire Bowl: It's Our Last Super Thing

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Lipsyte

This is the Big One. Maybe the Last Big One. Never before have so many loose strands of an unraveling empire come together in a single event accessible to those who mourn or cheer America.

Spurs in Champions League -- How They Did It

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

Yesterday, the once snake-bit Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City in what was effectively a playoff game to secure fourth place in the Premier League and as a result, a lucrative European Champions League spot next season.

"My Football Dilemma"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

Of all the major sports -- of which I include hockey, though others may disagree, believing it can't be a major sport if its nationally televised game...

Saints' March to Perfection Ended by Tony Romo? C'mon Man!

Shaneika Dabney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Shaneika Dabney

The Saints are no longer the golden boys of the league. A perfect record would've been nice but the Saints' mission should have always been singular: win a Super Bowl.

13 and Inches: The Saints' Pierre Thomas on the Run to Perfection

Shaneika Dabney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Shaneika Dabney

"In this league anything is possible. We can't slack against Dallas, Tampa, or Carolina. We have to finish this season out one game at a time."