Browsing Archives of - 2018 February

Watch the Eagles’ Lombardi Trophy presentation after their 1st Super Bowl win

The reality, though, is that the 49ers had no choice. If Garoppolo is going to be their quarterback of the future, the only option was to give him a blockbuster and record-breaking deal. By leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a win over the New England Patriots, Foles is only the second quarterback to beat Tom... Read More »

How Alvin Kamara’s breakout season earned him the 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award

Not a lot of people had the New Orleans Saints penciled in as contenders before the season started. But after back-to-back losses to start the season, the Saints went on an incredible eight-game winning streak before finishing the season 11-5 and five seconds away from a trip to the NFC Championship. The Saints’ reemergence this... Read More »

The original purpose of that cliche was to underline the similar environments that forged most rappers and basketball players.

Vinatieri is only 58 points shy of passing the Hall of Famer Andersen (2,544) for the top spot on the NFL’s career scoring list. Vinatieri has scored at least 58 points in every season of his career, except 2009, when he played in only six games. He also only needs to make seven field goals... Read More »

An early-season demotion to Triple-A, which became an annual event as he struggled with his hitting, helped him figure out what needed to change.

He had by far the highest ERA (6.12) and WHIP (1.51) as well as the lowest strikeout rate (19.6 percent) of any of the nine names on the list, so his qualification probably makes him the strongest example of a sleeper of any of them. In addition, he fell just 30 batters faced short of... Read More »

Each year the Super Bowl is a time for bettors to try to win big.

The Eagles are 4.5-point underdogs against the Patriots, which means anyone rolling with the dog mask-wearing squad from Philly could be due for a nice payout in an upset. But the real fun comes from the wild list of Super Bowl prop bets. These wacky bets range anywhere from the length of the national anthem... Read More »

FOX’s Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino, former heads of officiating for the NFL, both quickly endorsed the overturn.

“Look, here is the rule,” Pereira tweeted. “If you’re going to the ground you have to hold on to the ball when the ball hits the ground … Going to the ground trumps lunging/reaching to try to get an extra yard or score a TD. You do that at your own risk. It’s incomplete.” “Justin’s... Read More »

He acknowledged that he missed Durant for a potential wide-open dunk to give Thompson a 3-point opportunity that clanked off the rim.

As college basketball moves deeper into conference play, Western Kentucky, 6-1 in Conference USA through Jan. 22, is popping into projected brackets. Which is great news if you love March upsets — not just because the Hilltoppers are good enough to take on top seeds but also because they are volatile enough to have beaten... Read More »

Smith called for owners to show greater support for players.

“So those are football decisions,” Goodell continued. “They’re made all the time. I believe that if a football team feels that Colin Kaepernick, or any other player, is going to improve that team, they’re going to do it.” Bennett’s Seahawks were the only team that has so far publicly shown any interest in Kaepernick, who... Read More »

That’s been a major problem all season with the league’s oldest team.

Not everything was terrible for the Steelers on Sunday. Before Antonio Brown injured his leg, before Jesse James got robbed of the biggest touchdown of his life, before Big Ben showed us the soft underbelly of the fake spike play, there was injured linebacker Ryan Shazier waving a Terrible Towel to the joy and delight... Read More »

The suddenness and vastness of the shift cannot be overstated.

A couple of weeks ago, NFL owners just wanted protests to go away, lest they interfere with fan experience and, therefore, profit. I’d like to believe that once the season starts for real and you’re not in preseason that it’ll sort of fade away because it won’t have the novelty of last year, one member... Read More »