The die is cast. Rex Ryan will remain the coach of the New York Jets. Owner Woody Johnson made the right call. After all, this was a team that traded ...
Candlestick Park itself is an abysmal structure, full of decadence and resembling more a relic of a stadium that belonged 50 years ago. But given its history, there's undoubtedly a strong amount of sentimentality and nostalgia that comes with it.
After everything that went down, with one regular season game left, the Steelers are 7-8 and still in playoff contention. What a game. What a win.
Baseball is the mythic ideal. Football is the brutal reality. Both represent the two symbolic sides of the coin that is America.
Can the resurgent Miami Dolphins edge out the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens? Can the Cincinnati Bengals hang on to a season that should have seen them as undisputed divisional champions?
The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.
Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.
After the Bengals botched some huge special teams plays, the Steelers were able to build up a lead that their AFC North rivals were never able to catch.
If introducing a helmet that's not as protective as it seems caused the game's head injury epidemic, then maybe eliminating helmets might have the opposite effect.
I would argue that removing helmets from football players would reduce the incidence of concussion but would replace it with an epidemic of skull fractures and subdural hematoma deaths.
The question is interesting in that it wonderfully showcases the complete idiocy of "instant" replay rules. "Instant" replays ... aren't!
Time to put the final nail in the coffin of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season.
Last Thursday, the Detroit Lions did something they hadn't done in the previous nine years of their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown -- they won.
In order to rationally think about the best course of action, one needs to concede that this decision has little to do with this season, and focus on the future.
Sure, you could admit that you aren't into sports. It's fair. Understandable, even. You could also say that you don't like U2, or pizza, or puppies, or that you just couldn't get into "Breaking Bad." But sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.