Roger Goodell Supports Roger Goodell's Decision On Ray Rice's Suspension

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was at the Pro Football Hall of Fame today in Canton, Ohio, in his first public appearance since the league suspended Ray Rice two games for knocking out his fiancée, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City casino in February. He didn't say much. But in speaking at all, he took the first big… » 8/01/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Here's How To Sneak Into Candlestick Park

That guy in the picture above is a reader who just emailed to tell us all about how he snuck into Candlestick Park yesterday, where he hung out on the field for about a half hour without anybody noticing or caring. The key to sneaking in appears to be wearing a suit and telling security you are there for an important… » 8/01/14 2:01pm Yesterday 2:01pm

Tyron Smith Isn't A "Cowboy For Life." He Just Got Screwed.

Yesterday, Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith signed an enormous eight-year extension, valued at $110 million over 10 years. Today, Dallas is telling everyone that it guarantees Smith will be a "Cowboy for life." As we know by now, the numbers in NFL contracts are bullshit. But this is outrageous enough bullshit that… » 7/31/14 5:17pm Thursday 5:17pm

Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

A week ago, we got news that the NFL had suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for the events of Feb. 15, when he allegedly knocked then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The punishment fell well outside the usual disciplinary regime of commissioner Roger… » 7/31/14 1:50pm Thursday 1:50pm

There Are Just Two Real Bids For The Bills, But They're Big Money

The deadline for preliminary bids to purchase the Buffalo Bills has passed, and according to reports, a surprisingly low number of bids came in: of the 15 groups that have signed non-disclosure agreements, only three submitted formal bids, and only two of them appear to be serious. But even if it's just those two, the… » 7/31/14 9:19am Thursday 9:19am

Dumb Person Has Bad Idea For How To "Control" College Athletes

This, by Matt Hayes at the Sporting News, was actually published yesterday, but since I haven't seen any angry reaction to it yet, I can only assume it's because we're all still so taken aback by the strangeness of a screed that wouldn't be out of place scrawled on a bathroom wall in feces. But you need to see it.… » 7/30/14 6:54pm Wednesday 6:54pm

Colin Kaepernick And Russell Wilson Get The Most Out Of Completions

Passing in the NFL comes in any number of flavors, but the general trend has been an emphasis more efficiency, higher completion percentage, and overall, shorter passes. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and all those guys. But Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson don't have time for all that. » 7/30/14 6:05pm Wednesday 6:05pm

Arian Foster Gave The Same Answer 11 Times In A 90-Second Interview

Arian Foster formally talked to media today for the first time since last season ended, but he didn't give them anything useful. The Texans running back basically repeated the same answer, about trying to be the best teammate he can be, for a minute and a half before peacing out. Though some Texans beat writers on… » 7/30/14 2:11pm Wednesday 2:11pm

New, "Grassroots" Pro-Redskins Website Is Run By A PR Firm, Of Course

Redskinsfacts.com, which just launched this month, doesn't hide its position on the team's controversial name. It features a revisionist history of the word and the team's appropriation of it, interviews with former players and Native Americans who support its usage, and invites fans to lend their support. » 7/30/14 12:46pm Wednesday 12:46pm

Patrick Peterson And Richard Sherman Keep Their Beef Alive

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson just signed a $70 million contract extension, meaning he's now making about the same amount of money as Seahawks corner Richard Sherman, with whom Peterson has had an ongoing Twitter feud. Naturally, Peterson celebrated his extension with a shot at Sherman: » 7/30/14 10:59am Wednesday 10:59am

Urban Meyer Is Still Insane For Tim Tebow And Won't Shut Up

Urban Meyer is delusional. The synapses in his brain are slowly failing to fire in the proper manner. Or maybe the aliens finally came for him. Those are the only explanations we can possibly give for why Meyer appears to be the last person on Earth who still thinks Tebow can make it in the NFL. Even worse, he doesn't… » 7/29/14 6:02pm Tuesday 6:02pm