Football's status augurs well for the future international standing of America. This is because football teaches the significance of time management, the importance of teamwork and the imperative to cultivate mind and body.
It's that time of year when die-hard college football fans and die-hard NFL fans (some of which are one in the same) come together and debate endlessly about the draft and the players in them that can help NFL teams win games over the next 5-10 years.
The NFL has a huge and growing ecological footprint in an age when the planet and the grandkids can't afford it.
Going into Super Bowl XLVII, some interesting trends have cropped up on the secondary ticket market, with special significance for fans still looking to grab a seat. On Sunday night, the average price paid for a Super Bowl XLVII ticket was $3,223.
It's no secret the Vikings will feed Peterson the football as much as possible, but what happens when Peterson doesn't have the ball will determine the Vikings' offensive success against the Packers.
The Bears offense under Jay Cutler has been ranked near the bottom of the NFL since he arrived in 2009. His continuing free pass in a city that chews up quarterbacks is mystifying.
As three point underdogs that do not even lose by a full point on average, Chicago covers the spread 56.1 percent of the time. With 52.4 percent needed to justify a wager, this would warrant a $39 play from a $50 player.
In case we missed the text, an all-out air assault has blown away ground and pound in the NFL -- passing and receiving stats keep exploding through its domed roofs. Today's NFL is mostly about the rocket's red glare, bombs bursting in air.
Santonio Holmes, Jets wide receiver, Cedric Benson, running back for Green Bay and Carolina center, Ryan Kalil all have something unfortunate in common; they recently suffered Lisfranc injuries.
This week, I turn 28-years-old, which means it's time to reevaluate life and consider how everything's going to change in my maturity.
One of Payton's motto's throughout his tenure in New Orleans has been: "Do your job." Without his daily leadership however, it seems as if his message has been either misplaced or completely forgotten.
Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.
Americans should be just as eager to see real Congressmen and women in Washington who want to serve the people, just as much as they're eager to see the real referees back on the field. Even anti-union Governor Scott Walker wanted the union refs back.
As the replacement ref saga comes to an end, I thought it'd be constructive to take a look back at the bounty of bad calls handed out.
Americans may best grasp ideas that emerge from something they really care about. Public policy, economic power and social compact morality? Meh, not so much. But pro football? Now there's something about which Americans care passionately.
Watching professional football these days reminds me of Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the telephone operator on Saturday Night Live and her famous punch line, "We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company."