San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

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 »

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 »

Referees have had a rough time during Titans-Chiefs, and Marcus Peters gave one a hug

Marcus Peters has had himself a good afternoon against the Titans. First, he intercepted Marcus Mariota in the first half. Minnesota forward Reggie Lynch was suspended indefinitely in relation to an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred in April 2016. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Lynch has been under investigation since October.... Read More »

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Make the hard decision and stick with it. For those haughty enough to suggest they wouldn’t attend a game out of disdain for Mara, Geno Smith or some combination of the two, send your ticket information to the Giants or some charitable organization. There are plenty of kids close enough to MetLife Stadium who would... Read More »

Steelers’ time off due to regular-season success is good problem to have

Including the regular season and the playoffs, teams coming off bye weeks have won 59.2 percent of their games over the past 10 years. Louis Riddick (ESPN): Rising star at ESPN. Besides being an ex-NFL player, Riddick would bring the perspective of a former NFL scout and director of player personnel. Immediately after the stunning... Read More »

To cover Clint Dempsey is to understand that his famous game face frequently remains in place for some time after a match has ended.

In the right hands, story-telling that calls on the writer’s perspectives and emotions can be doubly powerful. But there are clearly risks. “I don’t encourage it,” says Moran, “because I’m dealing with young people who are in the starting blocks of their careers. Maybe you can make it work if you’ve put in 20 years... Read More »

Precourt has said that unless a downtown stadium solution can be found in Columbus, he’ll take the crew to Austin ahead of the 2019 season.

A day before this season’s MLS Cup final, the most popular topic at commissioner Don Garber’s annual “State of the League” press conference wasn’t Toronto FC or the Seattle Sounders, but a club that fell in the semifinals. The consternation and controversy surrounding the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew to Austin, Texas, which many... Read More »

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