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Draft Day: My Brother and I Once Ran It

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports
Jeremiah Horrigan

The million-dollar extravaganza that provides the occasion for the new Kevin Costner movie, Draft Day, used to be a simpler affair. Lord knows I wasn't qualified to run the American Football League draft. But I did.

Super Bowl Preview Part 2: Seattle Seahawks Offense vs. Denver Broncos Defense

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the shadow of the NFL's biggest game, the Broncos defensive and Seahawks offensive players must feel like the forgotten stepchildren of Super Bowl hype.

Super Bowl Preview: Denver Broncos Offense vs. Seattle Seahawks Defense

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

This Sunday, for the third time in the recent Super Bowl era, the NFL's best offense will face the league's best defense. In the previous two instances, the top defense won -- rather famously so.

Is it Right to Pay NFL Cheerleaders in Drool Alone?

Sarah Thomas | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Thomas

If you shell out the $1,700 for a Super Bowl ticket, that's more than your average cheerleader makes in a year.

'It's Not Toughness Republicans Love, It's Bullying'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

When President Obama told David Remnick last week that he "would not let [his] son play pro football," conservatives jumped at the chance to fit that ...

Richard Sherman's Rant Again Blew the Hinge Off the Door of Racial Stereotypes

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant his verbal explosion of an interview hit, the predictable quickly happened with Seattle Seahawks all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman. In fact two predictable things happened with him in the aftermath of the interview.

NFL Week 16 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

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?

NFL Week 8 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts.

Brain Damage in the NFL: A Moral Thorn for Christians

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Pro football has a serious morality problem. I am not talking about promiscuous players or racist team nicknames. Nor am I referring to the "obscene" amounts of money changing hands between the masses obsessed with football and the sports industrial complex that keeps them supplied.

What Are Some Good Non-Obvious Insights About Doing Well in Fantasy Football?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Quora

Just because somebody is on the cover of Madden or in a Pepsi commercial doesn't mean they'll produce for you.

NFL Week 5 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy.

Why Isn't the Read Option Working in the NFL This Year?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Sports
Quora

The first is that teams are running it less, especially the two big teams in Washington and Carolina. So read option attempts are down, mostly because of the increased worry of injuries to their QB's.

NFL Week 4 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Now that we've reached Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, game picks start to settle into two categories: 1) clearly the better team but will they win by enough? And 2) who can pull off an upset?

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

NFL Week 3 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Will perennial "winners" start to establish their territories while recent dismal "losers" begin to fall apart? Aside from the absolute top and the absolute bottom of the National Football League, the answer is "no."

I Really Like Rex Ryan But...

Rob Taub | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports
Rob Taub

I really like Rex Ryan but he aspires to something he will never be -- a great head coach. Ryan is one of the best defensive coordinators in professional football but he will never find success running an NFL team.

NFL Week 2 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Fans will feel sorry for the Jets this week as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick take out all of their tweaked pride from the near-loss in Buffalo on a rookie QB.

NFL Week 1 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

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.

Terrell Thomas, Bobby Wagner and Ronnie Hillman: NFL Players Are People Too

Barbara Bruno | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Thomas, Wagner and Hillman are distinctly individual guys. However, none of them exhibit the thoughtless, carefree immaturity usually associated with American males in their 20s.

Chris Kluwe: Gay Rights More Important To Me Than Football

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It looks like Chris Kluwe's time with the Minnesota Vikings has come to a close. The team's 8 year punter was cut Tuesday morning, a year before his c...

Media Training for NFL and College Football Players: Sign Us Up!

Barbara Bruno | Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the 21st century, we could all use the kind of media training provided for college football stars and NFL Draft hopefuls. Quick -- describe yourself in pithy, media-friendly sound bytes that will translate into lucrative business deals. Yeah, I couldn't do it either.

All I Really Need to Know About Parenting I Learned in NFL Draft Prep

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

If all parents had their own personal NFL prep facility, the world would be a better place. Really.

Racing on the Bubble: Reggie Dunn and the NFL Draft

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Reggie Dunn is one of those fortunate people who has an exceptional gift, understands it and has embraced the mission to ride that gift to a dream.

Dreamcatcher: The National Football League Is an Iraq War Veteran's Next Mission

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.19.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Brandon O'Brien isn't your average NFL Draft hopeful. The 6'1", 218 lb wide receiver served two tours of duty in Iraq before deciding to dedicate his post-Marine Corps life to getting a shot at playing professional football.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 17 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

2012 NFL Picks wrap up this week with a few nail-biters and several awkward, cringe-worthy matchups.