Seahawks Punter Competes On American Ninja Warrior, Loses

For the record, I’m pretty sure every member of the Deadspin staff would fail on the first American Ninja Warrior obstacle. None of us are professional athletes, either, so we’re not sure whether to be impressed or underwhelmed by Seahawks punter Jon Ryan’s very short appearance on last night’s episode. » 5/26/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Knocks Teams

Thanks to new rules instituted after HBO and the NFL had difficulty finding a team to appear on Hard Knocks, the league can now force teams to take part if they meet certain criteria. Nine teams fit the bill: The Browns, Redskins, Giants, Buccaneers, Vikings, Texans, Rams, Titans, and Jaguars. Most of those,… » 5/22/15 10:40am Friday 10:40am

Jets Look At QB Depth Chart, Sigh Deeply, Name Geno Smith Starter

The Jets have made a lot of impressive decisions this offseason, and that’s not the setup for a joke. Darrelle Revis came back, the already-fearsome defensive line improved with draft pick Leonard Williams, and they snagged Brandon Marshall for a fifth-round pick. There’s a lot of talent everywhere—except at the… » 5/20/15 5:39pm 5/20/15 5:39pm

The Dispute Between Robert Kraft And Roger Goodell Just Got Sexy

As the Patriots and NFL clandestinely negotiate a mutual agreement to avoid legal war, Adam Schefter hints that owner Robert Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell are now back on good terms. Schefter comes to this conclusion because a source told him that Kraft and Goodell hung out on a couch and hugged Saturday night. » 5/19/15 11:07am 5/19/15 11:07am

Report: The NFL Asked The Patriots To Make Themselves Look Guilty

And the Patriots complied! Ballghazi by this point is a stacked farce, where every new outrageous development only serves to obscure why we were supposed to be outraged in the first place. But one very paradoxical question still looms large: If the Patriots, as they maintain, shouldn’t be punished because there’s no… » 5/19/15 10:38am 5/19/15 10:38am

Report: NFL And Pats Participating In "Back-Channel Conversations"

The NFL and New England Patriots find themselves in a messy dispute that has the potential to irreparably damage the league. The NFL levied a harsh punishment upon Tom Brady and the Patriots based upon middling evidence, and are basically making up league rules on the fly. Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s appeal claims that his… » 5/19/15 12:25am 5/19/15 12:25am