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That Theory About The Patriots And Fumbles Is Mostly Junk

Deadspin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports

Statistics can say whatever you want it to, drolls the dull old axiom. But that tack has always placed the onus more on the numbers than on the ones m...

Jordan Schultz

Seattle Seahawks Must Do These 3 Things To Win The Super Bowl

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports

Thanks to a certain ongoing controversy, the actual, you know, football-playing aspect of Super Bowl XLIX has received a bit less attention than it de...

Your Super Bowl XLIX Cheat Sheet: Fun Facts and More

Kelli Gail | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Kelli Gail

On Sunday, Feb. 1, an actual football game will be played. With teams that have identical 14-4 records. A game that Las Vegas has declared about as even a match up as we've had in years, with a one-point spread.

Forget Deflategate, Bill Nye Wants You to 'Give A F**k' About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.28.2015 | Science

Bill Nye is weighing in on Deflategate again, but this time he has a few props and a message to share about something far more important. New Engl...

Are Physics to Blame for NFL Patriots Deflated Footballs?

Olympia LePoint | Posted 01.27.2015 | Science
Olympia LePoint

This is the first time, ever in my life, where I have heard science being highlighted within a pre-Super Bowl football game press conference. As a scientist, I was extremely happy and puzzled at the same time.

Jordan Schultz

5 Super Bowl Storylines To Keep An Eye On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports

In American culture, the Super Bowl is more than just a game, and Super Bowl Sunday is more than just a cold winter's day. The game itself can sometim...

WATCH: A History Of Famous People Denying Bad Things

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For years, public figures have been perfecting the art of denial. From politicians to celebrities to athletes, every scandal is met with a press confe...

DeflateGate: Another Image Blow to the NFL That is not Likely to Hurt Its Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Ira Kalb

They say that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That certainly appears to be true with the NFL. Over the past year it has been rocked by a series of brand-damaging events that have been magnified by media coverage.

Belichick Under Pressure

Bill McGowan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Bill McGowan

Belichick may be a genius on the gridiron, devising offensive and defensive schemes no one has ever thought of before, but in handling controversy, he is tearing pages out of the flawed playbooks of Richard Nixon and Gary Hart.

Science and Bad Faith in the Deflate-gate Scandal

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.25.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

As anyone who has been alive in America over the past week knows, the New England Patriots have been accused of deflating the footballs they used in the first half of their crushing triumph over the Indianapolis Colts.

Bill Belichick: 'I've Handled Dozens Of Balls Over The Past Week'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.24.2015 | Sports

This controversy is the gift that keeps on giving.

Jordan Schultz

Former New England Patriots Wide Receiver Defends Tom Brady's Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Sports

Amid the massive "Deflategate" controversy surrounding Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, I hosted a HuffPost Live discussion to ...

MYSTERY: Patriots' Fumble Avoidance Is 'Nearly Impossible'

SharpFootballAnalysis | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

One can CLEARLY SEE the Patriots, visually, are off the chart. There is no other team even close to being near to their rate of 187 offensive plays (...

Deflategate: The Big NFL Scandal That Couldn't

Nica Noelle | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports
Nica Noelle

While "deflategate" may add to the perception that Brady's achievements should be viewed with suspicion, the scandal's own "intangibles" have caused it to fall short of the smoking gun his detractors were hoping for.

Bill Belichick Denies Deflating Footballs

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

In a brief statement Thursday morning, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied knowing anything about deflated footballs that the Patriots ...

Deflate-Gate Isn't The First Controversy Belichick Has Been Snared In

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules. Softer footballs would...

Jordan Schultz

Dan Marino Talks 'DeflateGate': Did It Give Tom Brady A Competitive Advantage?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports

NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino -- one of the league's all-time great quarterbacks -- sat down with me on HuffPost Live to discuss "Deflategate," his tho...

Bill Belichick's Genius Guides Patriots Once Again

Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

"Maybe those guys gotta study the rulebook and figure it out. We obviously knew what we were doing and we made some pretty important plays. It was a real good weapon for us." Those are the words of Tom Brady after yet another New England playoff win, a 35-31 much-too-close-for-comfort victory over upset-minded Baltimore. The Patriots, according to Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh, used "deception" at the line of scrimmage to confuse the officials into not allowing his team to substitute.

New England Patriots Had a Safer Option in the Last Seconds of Playoff Game

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.13.2015 | Sports
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Though a Pats fan dare not criticize beloved Bill, we hate to say that an end zone catch could have proven fatal for New England's prospects for the Super Bowl. Monday Morning quarterbacking is so much easier!

Coaching Carousel Spins in NFL

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 01.02.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Black Monday in the NFL saw four more franchises fire their head coaches along with two general managers. Clearly there are situations where a head coach may have lost the ability to motivate his team or lost control of how to fix a losing situation and a change is needed. History shows however that stability at the coaching level is a key to success.

Sport and Society for Arete: Rice and Goodell

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For those who wonder why the owners have supported Goodell through the recent missteps and blunders it is only necessary to look at what the labor settlement and television contracts have done to team values. A lot of money has been delivered to the owners by Roger Goodell's achievements.

The End of New York Jets Era

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 12.27.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

The Rex Ryan era ended this Sunday after the miserable 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Met Life Stadium. Whether the once brash, Super-Bowl pledging, "ain't here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings" coach is put out of his misery now or at season's end ultimately make little difference.

Tailored Football Fans

Rob Taub | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

All of my football friends were out of town this weekend, and I can't stand to watch a game alone, so I decided to invite my tailors -- Wang, Patel and Rabinowitz -- over to watch some NFL action on Sunday.

Jordan Schultz

Is Tom Brady As We Know Him Finished?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.03.2014 | Sports

After years at the pinnacle of his career, Tom Brady's wretched play in Monday night's game confused viewers. And yet, questions about the quarterback...

WATCH: Belichick's Reaction To QB Question Says It All

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick let reporters know how he feels about his quarterbacks without needing to say a word on Monday night. H...