“We want our kids participating in sports,” Obama said. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.”
On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington club’s name.
The addition of two teams in the playoffs was discussed Tuesday at the league’s spring meetings, but several owners and team executives said no vote would occur.
Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly-gay player drafted by a pro football team.
All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.
According to NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, draft prospects have been given the opportunity to select walk-up music for when their name is called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — WWE style.
Will anything memorably goofy occur this year? We hope so, because a draft without silliness is nothing more than a boring roll call of kids eager to lug other people’s bags around for the next year.
Two more teams making the NFL playoffs? It could still happen. But don’t count on anything in 2014, according to Big Blue co-owner John Mara.
NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain.
Coaches under the new proposal would have to choose between a PAT spotted on the 25-yard line or the traditional two-point conversion, according to Judy Battista of NFL.com.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new “community voices” campaign from the team.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
CBS is adding a new package to its already loaded NFL lineup next season. “NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television.”
Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, New England and Denver are among the places that can make a case to host it.