Ballghazi Just Like Creationism, According To Idiot NFL Network Analyst

I don't know why Heath Evans is employed by NFL Network, but if it's for hot takes like "the Patriots allegedly deflating footballs is just like the debate between creationism and science" then... he shouldn't be. This was Evans's reaction to seeing today's Bill Belichick presser: » 1/24/15 8:58pm 1/24/15 8:58pm

Rich Eisen Fills Whole Highlight Package With Stuart Scott Catchphrases

Rich Eisen announcing his friend and colleague Stuart Scott's death live on-air this morning was heartbreaking, but his tribute to the late ESPN anchor tonight on NFL Network was enough to bring a smile back to your face. Count up the Stu Scott catchphrases down in the comments. » 1/04/15 9:42pm 1/04/15 9:42pm

Rich Eisen, Hannah Storm, & Others React Live To Stuart Scott's Death

Our media criticism in these parts often accuses television of being so lacking in basic sensibility that it has become post-human. Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV; there's no more accurate a depiction of this than the tentative and often fragile on-air reactions… » 1/04/15 11:06am 1/04/15 11:06am

Kurt Warner Frames Whole NFL Net Segment Around His Creationist Beliefs

Resident NFL Network Jesus freak Kurt Warner decided to tie in his anti-evolution "science" views this morning as part of a way to explain how Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has adapted to NFL defenses. Then he argued with people on Twitter about it. » 11/09/14 12:03pm 11/09/14 12:03pm

NFL Network On Ray Rice Suspension: "The Iron Fist Of The NFL"

Nearly every sane sports fan is offended by the leniency of Ray Rice's two-game NFL suspension for domestic abuse, but don't let anyone at NFL Network know that. They described the suspension today as "dealing with the iron fist of the NFL." » 7/24/14 11:10am 7/24/14 11:10am

ESPN's Johnny Manziel Obsession, Visualized

Both the ESPN and NFL Network draft broadcasts were Johnny Football-obsessed tonight, but the Worldwide Leader was especially interested in the Heisman-winning Texan. Led by a drooling Jon Gruden, ESPN mentioned Manziel 113 times—nearly four times as often than any other draftee. » 5/09/14 1:30am 5/09/14 1:30am

Terrell Davis Had The Best Reaction To This Morning's L.A. Earthquake

OK, second-best reaction after this guy. But Terrell Davis's O-face, at the NFL Network's Los Angeles studio during today's 4.4 magnitude quake, is pretty great too. » 3/17/14 2:58pm 3/17/14 2:58pm

CBS's NFL Deal Means More Phil Simms, The Return Of Saturday Football

The long-rumored (and yet long-denied by the NFL) Thursday night package has finally been sold. It's a strange semi-partnership between CBS and the NFL Network, and it promises quite the repercussions for your viewing experience. » 2/05/14 12:47pm 2/05/14 12:47pm

Ian Rapoport Tries To High-Five NFL Fan, Hits Him In The Face Instead

Andrew Siciliano told fellow NFL Network employee Ian Rapoport to turn around and high-five some of the fans gathered behind him in Manhattan. Rapoport did his best, but one fan got the brunt of his poor execution. » 1/31/14 1:29pm 1/31/14 1:29pm

Darren Sharper Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape

Darren Sharper, former safety for the Packers, Vikings and Saints, was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on rape charges. According to TMZ, Sharper—who now works as an analyst for the NFL Network—was connected to two sexual assaults, one from October 2013 and another this month. » 1/18/14 11:25am 1/18/14 11:25am

ESPN Came So Very Close To Buying Half Of The NFL Network

In today's New York Times, Jim Miller and Richard Sandomir report that ESPN apparently came very, very close to buying half the NFL Network for $2 billion four years ago. So close the NFL literally had the Champagne on ice when the deal fell through. » 10/28/13 12:22pm 10/28/13 12:22pm

Michael Irvin Urges Jason Campbell To Lead A "Scalping" Of The Chiefs

Michael Irvin's NFL Network segment was an attempt to inspire Jason Campbell and the Browns to beat the Chiefs in a "scalping." OK. (If Irvin really wants to go with violent imagery, how about he stay closer to home and call for the Browns to stab the Chiefs in the neck with a pair of scissors?) » 10/27/13 1:39pm 10/27/13 1:39pm

NFL Might Sell Package Of Thursday Night Games To Another Network

For those who don't have NFL Network and therefore miss out on Thursday Night Football, you may soon get to watch two teams on short rest try not to exacerbate minor injuries. » 10/24/13 10:12pm 10/24/13 10:12pm

Jerry Jones: NFL "Could Easily Have Doubleheader On Thursday"

Two days ago, the NFL denied a Wall Street Journal story that reported that the league was considering adding an additional Thursday night football game. According to the Journal, the NFL hasn't been happy with TNF ratings on the NFL Network, and one solution under discussion was to air another game that night, which… » 10/18/13 10:50am 10/18/13 10:50am

Report: NFL Considers More Thursday Night Games; League Denies It

A report in today's Wall Street Journal claims that the NFL is exploring the idea of selling a new slate of Thursday games, possibly creating a Thursday night doubleheader every week. For fans of sloppy, forgettable football, a golden age could be dawning. » 10/16/13 11:18am 10/16/13 11:18am

Brad Nessler Flubs Name Of NFL Network Employee Lost To Breast Cancer

In the middle of a plug about the NFL's effort to increase breast cancer awareness, Brad Nessler mentioned Natalie Packer, an NFL Network employee who died from breast cancer earlier this year. He didn't get her name right, for one reason or another. » 10/03/13 10:08pm 10/03/13 10:08pm