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The NFL Didn't Have To Screw Will Smith's Concussion Movie, Hollywood Already Had

First there was Monday’s release of the first trailer for Concussion, the forthcoming Will Smith vehicle depicting the early days of the NFL’s ongoing defense of its game from the reality that it is very bad for the brains of the men who play it. Then there was an interview between writer/director Peter Landesman and… »9/02/15 2:01pm50 minutes ago

Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit

During last weekend’s preseason St. Louis Rams game, a familiar ritual played out: With a stadium full of fans and a television audience watching, Rams cheerleader Candace Ruocco Valentine was surprised by the arrival of her husband August Valentine, a Marine Corps first lieutenant, who had just returned home from… »9/02/15 11:15amToday 11:15am

Texans Owner: J.J. Watt Wouldn't Have Destroyed His Cell Phone

Is today the day? The day of the judge’s ruling that’ll deliver us from the seven-plus months of emetic debate over deflated footballs? (Or leads to an further arbitration or an appeal, in which case there may never be an end to Ballghazi.) Better cram in all the peripheral news while we still can. Like Houston Texans… »9/02/15 9:26amToday 9:26am

Report: Bills GM "Went Rogue" In Cutting Fred Jackson

It didn’t come entirely as a surprise when the Bills released Fred Jackson on Sunday. Preseason rosters had be cut down by Tuesday, and the NFL’s oldest running back didn’t figure to pick up a lot of touches behind newly-acquired LeSean McCoy. Still, over his nine-year career in Buffalo Fred Jackson became an… »9/02/15 12:10amToday 12:10am

Judge Will Rule On Tom Brady's Suspension Within A Couple Days

Today’s court hearing—which Tom Brady and Roger Goodell were ordered to attend—was over in five minutes. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said there will be no settlement, so it’s up to him to decide whether Brady’s four-game suspension for deflating footballs should stand. And the judge said he’ll make that call… »8/31/15 12:30pmMonday 12:30pm

Look Away From Dan Snyder's Mess, Nothing To See Here

If there’s one thing the Skins are good at (and there may be just the one), it’s leaking to the media. After an ESPN report had owner Dan Snyder clashing with his football people on the future of Robert Griffin III, it took mere hours for sources to run to both local and national reporters and insist that’s it’s fine,… »8/31/15 9:24amMonday 9:24am

Report: Dan Snyder Won't Allow Washington To Move On From RGIII

According to a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini & Adam Schefter, the football operations people in charge of Washington want to get rid of Robert Griffin III. The only thing stopping them? Dan Snyder! Owners getting involved in day-to-day sports decisions almost always ends in disaster, especially when that owner is… »8/30/15 5:31pmSunday 5:31pm

Frank Clark Keeps Punching People And This Time It's Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers players are mad at Seattle Seahawks rookie Frank Clark today, after he punched Philip Rivers in a scrum during last night’s preseason game in San Diego. As you can see, Rivers holds onto Clark after the play, which looks like it angered him. King Dunlap emphatically pulled Clark off of Rivers, which… »8/30/15 2:54pmSunday 2:54pm

John Harbaugh Yells At Jay Gruden Then Bullies Sideline Reporter

John Harbaugh was not a very happy John last night. First, Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson sparked a brawl after pile driving Kamar Aiken down on his neck in the first quarter. Steve Smith and Chris Culliver were then ejected for doing some punches and Harbaugh’s blood also got to boiling, as he ran across the… »8/30/15 1:27pmSunday 1:27pm