Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 1:58pm Yesterday 1:58pm

Official Jets Hype Video Features Climactic Typo

The New York Jets suck, but that didn't prevent them from putting together a neat little hype video in advance of tonight's game against the New England Patriots. The video was posted on the team's Facebook page, and it features all kinds of slick editing and Inception noises and hot guitar licks. It's like a movie… » 10/16/14 5:36pm Thursday 5:36pm

Lululemon's Buffalo Store Taunts Fans With "Wide Right/No Goal"

Being a Buffalo sports fan can be pretty depressing. The Bills are, at best, mediocre and remain the only franchise to lose four Super Bowls in a row while winning zero. The Sabres offer little relief, having also won zero championships and promising to be one of the worst teams in the NHL this season. Buffalonians… » 10/15/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

A Mascot Showed Up At Adrian Peterson's Court Hearing Today

Adrian Peterson made his first appearance in a Montgomery County (Texas) court today on the charge of reckless or negligent injury to one of his sons. Not much happened. The indefinitely suspended running back didn't even enter a formal plea. The prosecutor said he would file a motion asking for a new judge after… » 10/08/14 3:08pm 10/08/14 3:08pm

How Do The Most Common NFL Scores Compare To Soccer?

On Friday, FiveThirtyEight ran a post that collected data on nearly 200,000 English soccer scores from the last 126 years. The most common score was a 1-1 draw, there were more than 13,000 0-0 draws, and an alarming number of games where one side didn't score at all. The most common reaction was that this was… » 10/05/14 5:15pm 10/05/14 5:15pm

Goodell: Look At All The Talking I'm Doing About Domestic Violence

After the Ray Rice debacle, Roger Goodell talked a lot about making the NFL a leader on the issue of domestic violence. And, like any good corporate leader, what better way to show your leadering than by issuing weekly update memos? In three weeks, Goodell has issued three memos, enough to provide in-depth analysis… » 10/03/14 2:17pm 10/03/14 2:17pm

Counterprogramming Football: What To Watch Today Instead Of The NFL

So, here we are at Week 4, roughly the quarter mark of the NFL season and the first round of bye weeks. Bye weeks were introduced to the NFL schedule in 1990 as a way of extending the regular season, and teams use the time to make roster changes, occasionally fire a coach or two, and, most importantly, heal up. The… » 9/28/14 10:55am 9/28/14 10:55am

Why Being a Football Fan Is Indefensible

Last season, the Minnesota Vikings paid a man named Jared Allen more than a million dollars per game to maul opposing quarterbacks. The "market"— meaning us, the fans—has determined that Allen's value is roughly $18.5 million per year. The State of Minnesota pays an elementary school teacher an average of $38,000 per… » 9/25/14 11:10am 9/25/14 11:10am

The Association For Women In Sports Media Will Keep The NFL's Money

Well, this is awkward. Since 2011, the NFL—no great friend to women, including the ones who work in sports mediahas been a sponsor for the convention for AWSM, the Association for Women in Sports Media. How much does the NFL give? The league's last IRS tax form available online, from 2012, lists a $15,000 donation to… » 9/24/14 6:15pm 9/24/14 6:15pm

Peter King Thinks He Thinks You Think Goodell Is Doing A Good Job, Maybe

There's an NBC News/Marist poll going around—maybe you've seen it—in which 606 adults answered questions about the NFL's and Roger Goodell's handling of its various domestic violence scandals. One of the questions asks whether respondents think Roger Goodell should resign; 29 percent of them say yes, 43 percent say… » 9/22/14 11:35am 9/22/14 11:35am