ESPN, NFL Network Won't Report News Before The NFL Wants It Reported

ESPN and NFL Network both have rights to televise the NFL draft, and, as they have in the past, this year they will show the good and just Roger Goodell that they value the product he’s bestowed upon them by not allowing their reporters to tweet picks before the commissioner announces them at the podium. That NFL… » 4/27/15 12:07pm Yesterday 12:07pm

NFL Exec: Drafting Jameis Winston Will Be "A Horrible Mistake" 

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel surveyed 19 scouts on the NFL prospects of the draft’s top quarterbacks, and they like Marcus Mariota’s chances to succeed a little better than they like Jameis Winston’s. They peg Winston as being about as likely to wash out as to become a competent NFL quarterback, and a… » 4/24/15 3:53pm Friday 3:53pm

Jameis Winston's Publix Story Is Garbage 

As part of the Please Forgive Jameis Winston Before He Goes No. 1 press tour, the former Seminoles quarterback recently sat down with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for a segment on ESPN. During the sit-down chat, Winston decided to ask Harbaugh for advice—and gave a very curious account of the day he stole crab legs… » 4/22/15 5:59pm Wednesday 5:59pm

Latest NFL Draft Fluff: Marcus Mariota Is The No. 1 Pick Now, I Guess

Ask any football writer—the beat guys, not the draftheads—what sort of coverage they hate the most, and they’ll tell you it’s draft speculation. Ask any football writer what sort of coverage gets the most sweet, sweet pageclicks, and they’ll tell you it’s draft speculation. People love this shit, as pointless as it… » 4/13/15 1:08pm 4/13/15 1:08pm

Former Bucs GM: We Spied On Justin Blackmon's Favorite Bar For A Week

I rolled my eyes at the claim that an unnamed NFL team had shadowed Jameis Winston on a flight—surely lots of teams had scouts flying into and out of Indianapolis around the combine. But maybe it’s not so crazy. Former Tampa GM Mark Dominik admitted that in 2012, the Buccaneers dispatched a scout to Justin Blackmon’s… » 4/02/15 2:42pm 4/02/15 2:42pm

FSU Paid For Jameis Winston's Insurance Policy On His Draft Stock

Florida State QB Jameis Winston is eligible for the NFL draft after this season, and barring catastrophe, will go very high and will make a lot of money. But what if something catastrophic does happen? There's insurance for that, and it emerged yesterday that Winston won't be footing the bill alone—FSU is paying about… » 8/05/14 12:40pm 8/05/14 12:40pm

The NFL Is Doing Its Best To Protect Its Free Minor League

The NFL has confirmed that it will drastically change its system for giving feedback to potential draft prospects, in an effort to limit the number of underclassmen entering the draft. It's being framed as in the kids' best interest, but it seems to me the schools and the NFL are the ones coming out ahead. » 7/18/14 12:59pm 7/18/14 12:59pm

Every FCC Viewer Complaint About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

In May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL. Seconds later, he became the first openly gay man to kiss his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL. A handful of Americans complained about the latter; you get the sense they were just as upset about the former. » 6/18/14 5:42pm 6/18/14 5:42pm