I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.
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.
Murray has rushed for more than 100 yards in six consecutive games to start the season, joining Jim Brown, who did it in 1958, as the only two men in league history to accomplish that feat.
Cincinnati and Carolina tied 37-37 Sunday. It was all about the kicking game in overtime. Each team traded field goals before Cincinnati's Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard attempt on the final play to end the game in a deadlock.
On the heels of the most impressive win of the Jason Garrett era and of this NFL season, the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys sit tied atop the NFC East after out-Seahawking the Seattle Seahawks 30-23 Sunday. For a franchise that has been mired in mediocrity (four games over .500 during the last 16 seasons), it was as much a statement to itself as it was to the rest of the league. This comes after falling behind 10-0 to the defending champs, a team that had won 17 of its previous 18 home games. And yet, all is not perfect with Dallas -- far from it actually.
Phil Dawson converted all five of his field goal attempts as San Francisco beat Kansas City 22-17. Dawson's 27-yard go-ahead field goal was setup by a trick play.
This photo is one of the best days ever for the Carter Family. My son Dominic Jr., just the other day, celebrating his Birthday with his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, but we will come back to that.
My friend Irene has told me for years that she has a magical mysterious pendulum that picks football games. I laughed at her stupidity forever UNTIL I came face to face with the magical pendulum the entire month of September.
The NFL's history of protecting thugs and hiding brain injuries is inexcusable. But the real outrage is that taxpayers are funding the construction of coliseums so that bruisers can smash each other in the mouth and billionaires can get richer.
After big wins on Thursday and the early Sunday slate, I was sitting pretty. There were only three four o'clock games, so I debated just sitting out the afternoon and reveling in my glory. But that is not what problem gamblers do.
Seattle blew a 17-3 fourth quarter lead and were 99.9 percent likely to win after Steven Hauschka kicked a 28-yard field goal to give the Hawks a 20-12 lead with 1:04 left to play.
Over the last five years, the average price for games on the Cowboys schedule on the secondary market has risen by 57 percent, which is good for the fifth highest increase over that period. But why?
Murray missed 11 regular-season games in his first three seasons, and his heavy workload of 51 carries through three games speaks volumes of the trust his coaches have in him and the player he has made himself into.
In the worst public relations disaster since the U.S. Navy's Tailhook scandal or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have embarrassed the league in less than a week. They have become the face of domestic violence.
Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.
It's heartening that Michael Sam's signing is being seen as a football decision not just by Cowboys leadership but by a majority of fans as well. And by looking beyond the SEC All-American's sexuality and simply giving him a chance to play, the Dallas Cowboys have proven that they truly deserve to be called "America's Team."