For whatever reason, Americans prefer the Super Bowl to involve men playing football under the names of various animals and soldiers, and not the actual soldiers and animals themselves. Which is why at Gawker, we're asking the only important question: What would happen if a real patriot played against a real seahawk?
Rob Gronkowski played his last game for the Patriots on Jan. 13, breaking his arm in a playoff win against the Texans. A week later, New England was eliminated from the playoffs and Gronkowski was once again free to roam the Earth. The Summer of Gronk had begun.
Patriots 13, Jets 10: The game was ugly before the rain. It became more difficult to watch once it started pouring. Here are the highlights to prove that this awful thing existed.
Here is the front page of today's sports section.
When I dropped the six-pack of Coopers Brewery Sparkling Ale on the counter at the liquor store, the clerk immediately began singing its praises, in what sounded like an Australian accent. This was pure happy coincidence, best I could tell.
We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries.
Tom Brady paused for a near droplet in an ESPN interview about his draft day in 2000, when he wasn't selected until the sixth round. Brady, who seems to be growing more expressive with age, paused to remember his supportive parents and needed a moment. He also entertained the idea that he would have been "an…
The Patriots once untouchable VP of Personnel has signed on to be the next general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. [National Football Post]
What they're saying from the Giants' perspective about New York's 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII ...
SCANDALOUS celebrity Web site TMZ was the first to post the pictures of Tom Brady's "boot cast thing" — trademark Deadspin! — and it is everyone in a tizzy. We quite love the idea of John Clayton and Len Pasquarelli digging through TMZ for more Tom Brady injury updates.
Michael Showalter is one of the minds behind The State and Stella and the writer and star of the films Wet Hot American Summer and The Baxter. We're a fan. He also, apparently, is a sports fan. To promote his new album Sandwiches And Cats, he's doing a pseudo tour of the various lousy blogs like ours, and we're…