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25 Questions About Michael Sam, the NFL and Homophobia

Etan Thomas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Is there a high level of disgust, criticism, hate, or anger that has been produced by Michael Sam being picked as the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL?

TSI NFL Draft Series: Impossibility of Predicting NFL Success (Part 2)

Dan Karpuc | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Predicting the NFL draft order is particularly difficult since three variables must align: pick number, player and team. As noted, draft trades and dr...

Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft

Posted 03.01.2014 | Sports

By Greg Gabriel and Eric Galko, National Football Post As many of you know, I am not a lover of Mock Drafts, especially this early in the Draft sea...

Malcolm Smith Wasn't Invited, a Lesson For Us All

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Football, granted, is just a game, but it's a big game on a national stage, and sometimes, what happens on the field can become a life lesson for the rest of us.

'I Think He's An Arrogant Little Prick'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Former Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer was sharply critical of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny...

6 Standout Performances From The NFL Combine

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL scouting combine will never turn a projected first-round pick into an undrafted free agent, or vice versa. ...

He FINALLY Did It!

Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports

Rich Eisen finally did it. After 10 years of coming up short, the NFL Network host ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, in his suit and t...

WATCH: Clowney's 40-Yard Dash Times Are FAST!

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports

"Wow" seemed to be the overwhelming and appropriate reaction to what Jadeveon Clowney did on Monday morning. The 266-pound defensive end posted uno...

Johnny Football Runs Impressive 40-Yard Dash

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Football has more proof that he's fast. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's official 40-yard dash time at the NFL s...

'I Just Wish You Guys Would See Me As Michael Sam The Football Player'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam made two things abundantly clear in his first media appearance since coming out as gay: He can handle the spotlight and he is ready to foc...

10 Players To Watch At The 2014 NFL Combine

National Football Post | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

By Dave Miller, National Football Post The eyes of the football world turn to Indianapolis starting on Saturday, as the NFL Scouting Combine commen...

Behind the Prep: What It Takes to Get an Athlete Ready for the NFL Combine and Draft

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

As you watch the NFL Draft selections, keep in mind these players began training last spring for the college season and then went straight into six weeks of focused training to try to reach peak performance at the NFL Combine or their college Pro Day.

The Road to the NFL

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Players now engage in elaborate training in the period between their last game and the scouting combine in February and the agent takes on the financial and advisory role during the process.

'Unacceptable'

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls it "unacceptable" to ask a college player at the scouting combine any questions about his sexual...

NY AG: NFL Must Act On Sexual Orienation Concern

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Thursday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly...

LOOK: Female Kicker Makes History ... Quickly

AP | DENNIS WASZAK JR. | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Lauren Silberman lined up for a kick at NFL history, took a deep breath and booted the football. It barely went anywhere, ...

NFL Draft Preparation: Put Your Money Where Your Mindset Is

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the 2013 NFL Draft, sheer athletic talent will seduce several professional football coaches, general managers and owners into making a terribly expensive errors. At the highest level of competition in any sport, athletic skill is not enough.

14 Players Who Helped Their Draft Stock Most At NFL Combine

National Football Post | Posted 02.28.2013 | Sports

NFP breaks down 14 players who helped their draft status the most with their performance at the Combine. 1. Tavon Austin, WR/RET, West Virginia: Au...

The NFL Draft, Notre Dame, and Things That Don't Matter

Joshua Vowles | Posted 04.29.2013 | Sports
Joshua Vowles

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.

NFL Teams To Prospect: 'Do You Like Girls?'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Sports

NFL prospect Nick Kasa was asked by scouts about his sexual orientation at the NFL Combine, the tight end said in a radio interview on Tuesday. Ka...

NFL Combine Faceplant!

Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

Shamarko Thomas stood out at the NFL Combine on Tuesday for two reasons. First, the safety out of Syracuse clocked in with the fastest time of any...

The NFL Draft Combine: The Super Bowl of NFL Scouting -- How Do Players Prepare?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 04.28.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Players are competing with each other to be rated as highly as possible. Signing bonuses are most heavily concentrated at the top of the first round and decline after that. A difference in 30 draft slots can mean millions of guaranteed dollars in a sport with a high rate of injury.

10 Things From This Year's Combine

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Who's the best athlete? The best quarterback? How about the emergence of the read-option and whether it will impact this year's NFL d...

Is The 40 Irrelevant?

CBS Sports | Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

It's the elite athletes vs. the combine and the combine is getting its ass kicked. This is happening specifically with the speed of the players and...

'Teams Want To Know Whether Manti Te'o Is Gay'

Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

NFL teams have questions about Manti Te'o, on and off the field. Te'o does not believe that his draft stock will be hurt by his involvement in th...