We'll Never See Another Player Quite Like Devin Hester

No one would've blamed you if, before watching him take a reverse to the house and then Prime Time his way to a record-setting 20th return TD last night, you had forgotten that Devin Hester was even in the league at all. It's been a few years since he's done anything notable, but his brief re-emergence last night was… » 9/19/14 9:49am Friday 9:49am

NFL Issues Press Release Through USA Today On How Hard It's Working

The NFL wants you to know it's working hard on the issue of domestic violence. It hasn't actually changed anything since the video of Ray Rice slugging his wife was released. But why should that get in the way of a good press release, also known as an exclusive interview, as Tim Marchman explained yesterday. » 9/18/14 4:33pm Thursday 4:33pm

The NFL's Useful Idiots Want Roger Goodell To Get Tough; They're Wrong

The bad thing about the corruption in NFL reporting is that there's literally no way for a league higher-up to fuck up badly enough to be held to account by the people best positioned to do so. The good thing is that if you want to know what the NFL wants you to think, all you have to do is read what stooge reporters… » 9/17/14 5:06pm Wednesday 5:06pm

Why Did Colin Kaepernick Receive An "Inappropriate Language" Penalty?

After throwing his second interception of the night against the Bears, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for "inappropriate language." Kaepernick is the first player to be hit with a penalty of this sort, and while nobody's sharing exactly what Kaepernick said, it's fairly safe to… » 9/15/14 10:03am 9/15/14 10:03am

Four-Star Wide Receiver Recruit Chooses Soccer Over Football

Drake Davis, a junior at Virginia's Fork Union, had the opportunity to be the next Julio Jones or Reggie Wayne at one of the several big-time college football programs that offered him a scholarship. Instead, he's decided to quit football and focus on soccer in hopes of maybe being the next Jozy Altidore. » 9/12/14 1:56pm 9/12/14 1:56pm

Peter King Issues Statement On His Ray Rice Reporting, Self-Immolates

One strange aspect of the ongoing Ray Rice fiasco is that the NFL is vigorously denying it ever saw a video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator, flatly contradicting what top football reporters were saying both publicly and privately over the summer. As we and others have noted, foremost among… » 9/08/14 2:56pm 9/08/14 2:56pm

Mystery Woman Linked To Jerry Jones Scandal Tells Her Side Of The Story

Earlier today, we received a press release from an attorney representing Jana Weckerly, a woman who has previously been linked to those gross photos of Jerry Jones and some strippers. Until now, we didn't know for sure how Weckerly was, if at all, involved in the saga. After speaking to Weckerly's attorney on the… » 9/05/14 5:48pm 9/05/14 5:48pm

Penn State To Alums: Please Stop Being Crazy Truthers

Most of the country has moved on from talking about the Penn State scandal, accepting that university administrators and former head coach Joe Paterno made grievous errors in judgment upon becoming aware of Jerry Sandusky's crimes. According to a letter that was sent today by the university to a massive listserv of… » 9/05/14 1:42pm 9/05/14 1:42pm

Bengals Re-Sign Player, Helping Him Pay For Daughter's Cancer Battle

In June, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still learned his four-year-old daughter, Leah, has stage four pediatric cancer. Still missed offseason workouts to be with her, shaved his head in solidarity, and filled his Instagram with pictures of Leah and updates on her treatment. » 9/04/14 3:48pm 9/04/14 3:48pm

Interference: One Man Questions Everything Football Has to Offer

At 8:30 pm E.S.T., the NFL jumpstarts its ninety-fifth season with a donnybrook between the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and America's sweetheart hunk of cheddar, the Green Bay Packers. More than 20 million viewers will tune in tonight, and more than 100 million will catch a game over the opening… » 9/04/14 12:41pm 9/04/14 12:41pm