Normally I go with home underdogs and I'm not that impressed with the Bucs' offense after preseason. However, rookie Geno Smith is starting at quarterback for the Jets and they still don't have a running game. I expect the Bucs' D to have at least one pick six.
This is by far the largest judgment ever awarded by a pro sports league to its players for long term injuries they may have suffered while playing the sport.
Witness the woebegone New York City pro-football fan, whose only state team actually resides in a place called Buffalo.
Perhaps most important of all the settlement means that the NFL will not have to reveal what it knew and when it knew it concerning concussion related brain issues.
Odds are you'll be pulling your hair out by Week 3. You can have a really solid draft only to instantly have your season derailed by unpredictable injuries, slumps and murder investigations.
When the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens take on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sept. 5th, it will mark 214 days since the last pro football game.
The NFL got off cheap. They will pay the settlement as an annuity, thus drive down the actual costs, which won't be nearly as much as the total amount settled on paper.
After suffering a terrible fall from my bike five years ago, I experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). From that perspective, I find the present attention on injured NFL players interesting.
It comes out to about $170,000 each; can't say her audience doesn't listen to her; they're too busy with the kids; and don't like that. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.
Not only might more people watch the Frontline broadcast, if only to see what "the fuss" is about, but some might also consider whether the current power and brand of the NFL is worth their continuing unconditional support.
Despite sports being an entertainment industry, being a fan is not about maximizing pleasure. In order to earn the right to celebrate victory, you must experience the agony of defeat.
To a significant extent, ESPN has always been in la-la land about its ability to do news reporting while it also hocks the products its supposed to be covering evenhandedly. But the NFL concussion story may well prove to be the most serious blow to its self-image yet.
New York City has long been a mecca for media, entertainment, culture, and, yes, sports. With two teams for each major sport -- football, baseball, ho...
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.
You will laugh at this prognostication now, but pull this article up in ten years, and I will be the Amazing Creskin and Nostradamus, on his better days: The NFL will be the No. 2 league in American sports. World football will rule.