My first (and final) mock draft for 2015's class does not take into account any trades that may happen before or during the draft, and takes into account team needs and overall talent projections that I've accumulated from a variety of sources.
For those who see the advantages to rehabilitation and redemption, be it from one horrible mistake or a deeply-rooted lifetime of wickedness, you should be hoping that Rice's hometown team, the New York Giants, puts him on their roster today.
As the 2015 NFL Draft quickly approaches, the same troubling question seems to permeate the potential pool of prospects every year: how well can one actually judge the character of a college student?
After wrapping up that marijuana infused marathon, executive producer Gary Cohen says he's hooked.
Professional athletes are the perfect subjects to study the "dick pic effect" -- how the unwelcome release of one's private privates affect one's day at work. Through box scores and databases, we can monitor an athlete's performance before and after a penis photo is published online.
Seven thousand people pledged to go meatless for US Veg Week in 2014, and armed with the support of Raskin, Carter, Esther and others, Meier's hoping to make that number closer to 10,000 this year.
So in the absence of a clear formula or a defined timetable, and in the face of all this uncertainty and unpredictability, what can you do to keep yourself committed to your goals? Here are a few ideas.
There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.
Some might say, Hardy paid his debt. He was put on the commissioner's exempt list last year and was unable to play. What makes his situation unique, however, is he was paid throughout his period on that list.
The NFL has made itself so relevant in main-stream media that regardless of what time of year it is, every sports media outlet will be featuring an NFL related story. It has become a soap opera with a few games mixed in, and it has thrived as a result.
As someone who was raised in a family of atheists (and whose father taught high school science), I often find myself standing on the sidelines as hordes of true believers abandon all objectivity and embrace a new technology, a cherished sport, or a form of corporate mythology with gusto.
The union representing NFL players, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), put out an alert yesterday letting players know they have a little more than 30 days left before they can be randomly tested for banned substances.
Chris Borland's recent retirement after one spectacular season with the San Francisco 49ers has confirmed the obvious: NFL football has become too dangerous.
When it comes to great sports moments, Hail Mary touchdowns can't touch this. Walk-off home runs? Forget it. Even a March Madness buzzer-beater dulls in comparison. Chris Borland's retirement from the NFL blows them all away.
The conclusion is inescapable: The New York Jets are entering a new era: They are willing to spend big but wisely. Team weaknesses are not wished away but addressed. The general manager and the head coach are on the same page.
The moves Kelly's Eagles have made this past week could result in an improved football team next season. However even if that is the case, it will never change the fact that Philly should have been able to improve this roster for 2015 easily without dumping the faces of the franchise.