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Robert Griffin III Benched In Washington As His Heartbreaking NFL Career Continues

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.01.2015 | Sports

Robert Griffin III has lost Washington's starting quarterback job to Kirk Cousins, according to NFL Network.  “Kirk Cousins ...

Russell Wilson Doubles Down On Claims That His Water Prevents Concussions

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is standing by his belief that Recovery Water, a water brand he's an investor in, will prevent football p...

Worker Dies At Minnesota Vikings' Stadium Construction Site

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 26 - One worker has died and another was seriously injured when they fell on Wednesday while performing roofing work on a football s...

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian Apologizes For Drunken Rant At Team Rally

AP | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last w...

NFL Player's Tweets About Gruesome Injury Remind Us That Life Is 'Cruel Sometimes'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

NFL owners aren't interested in shortening the preseason -- that would mean fewer games off of which to make money -- but when a player endures ...

NY Jets Quarterback Geno Smith Injured After Being Punched By Teammate

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

There are some preseason scuffles -- looking at you, Cam Newton -- and then there are moments that go nuclear, such as the drama the New Yor...

Roger Goodell On Deflategate: 'LOL'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.07.2015 | Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of Deflategate is no laughing matter, unless you are NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Fans of the New E...

George R.R. Martin Spent The Day At Jets Training Camp Instead Of Writing Those Books We Need

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.05.2015 | Sports

George R.R. Martin is a fan of New York football, which is unfortunate, because that also means he's a Jets guy. It's not like he had a choice t...

USA, Greatest Doggone Country In The World, Decimates France 82-0 In Game Of AMERICAN Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Sorry July 4, 1776, but July 15, 2015, just became the most American day of all time. The United States of America beat France in a game of American f...

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.

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."

"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...