"Football Rain Delay" Drew Higher Ratings Than MNF And 60 Minutes

The 49ers-Seahawks rain delay—a weather delay—was the second-highest-rated block of programming this week, according to Nielsen. The hourlong delay drew 17.84 million viewers, five million more than the viewership for 60 Minutes and nearly double that of America's Got Talent. Six of the week's seven highest-rated… » 9/19/13 4:56pm 9/19/13 4:56pm

The NFL Doesn't Know How to Talk to Girls

On Tuesday, AL.com published a piece about an event coming up this Thursday called "Girls of Fall: Food, Fashion and Fun." It's a gathering in Mobile, Alabama, for people who don't know enough about football but want to learn more about the sport and perhaps how to throw the best football party. It is a gathering for… » 8/21/13 12:25pm 8/21/13 12:25pm

It's Easier To Rout A Team When You're Making Catches Like This: Sunday…

Seattle 42, San Francisco 13: In a battle of what Cris Collinsworth called two "top-end throwers"—i.e, two NFL quarterbacks, in this case Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick—it was Wilson who was the topper-end thrower; he looked like he had roughly twice the experience as a starter, which, oddly, considering the… » 12/23/12 11:45pm 12/23/12 11:45pm

Angry Tom Brady Nearly Inspired The Patriots To The Biggest Regular…

San Francisco 41, New England 34: The 49ers and Patriots got together to play a football game tonight and, since the first one they tried sucked, they obligingly scrapped it and started a new one with 10 minutes left in the third quarter. Up to that point, the two teams had combined for three interceptions, eight… » 12/17/12 12:36am 12/17/12 12:36am

"Take That Nigger Off The TV, We Wanna Watch Football!": Idiots Respond…

NBC pre-empted the first quarter of tonight's 49ers-Patriots game to show President Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. As you might expect, many football fans didn't take kindly to this. (So, too, some Bob's Burgers fans.) Here are those idiots, led by someone who claims to… » 12/16/12 12:57am 12/16/12 12:57am

Oh, That's Why They're Making A Reality Show About Packers Fans: Sunday…

Packers 27, Lions 20: It was football the way they do it in the movies—snowing, between flagship NFL teams, announced by Al Michaels—but in the movies, the games aren't usually between one team that could use a win (but doesn't need it) and one team that dropped to 4-9 with the loss. You could be forgiven for tuning… » 12/09/12 11:45pm 12/09/12 11:45pm

Jerry Jones Scratching His Nuts: Eagles-Cowboys, And Much Of Modern…

Dallas 38, Philadelphia 33: Peering down from the suite at the top of his shiny monument to excess, billionaire oil plutocrat Jerry Jones, insensitive to the fact that he might be on national television at that very moment, scratched his nuts, probably, or adjusted himself in some way. Awesome. Improbably, the… » 12/02/12 11:58pm 12/02/12 11:58pm

Brian Urlacher Congratulates The Texans On Picking Off Jay Cutler:…

Houston 13, Chicago 6: It was wet and miserable tonight at Soldier Field, and the score reflected it. The game wasn't altogether boring—the Bears had a chance to tie or win on their last possession—but they did not. Six turnovers later (four the Bears, two for the Texans) and what this game will be remembered for, if… » 11/11/12 11:45pm 11/11/12 11:45pm

The Steelers Faked An Injury To Stop The Clock

Midway through the fourth, with the Steelers up a score and on the edge of field goal range, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked. He was banged up, and slow getting back to the huddle, and the Steelers found themselves with a choice—burn a timeout, or take a delay of game penalty. WR Emmanuel Sanders took a third path: He… » 10/22/12 2:05pm 10/22/12 2:05pm

Angry Quarterbacks Of Angry Teams: Your Sunday Night Football Viewing…

Tom Brady is Angry. Joe Flacco is perturbed. The Patriots are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Skelton-less Arizona Cardinals and the Ravens think they got jobbed against the Philadelphia Eagles. You know they are looking to prove a point, he says in simultaneously worthless and authoritative color guy speak.… » 9/23/12 8:20pm 9/23/12 8:20pm

This Photo Captures The Moment A Pissed-Off Steelers Fan Threw Her Beer…

Everyone, leave Syria, leave Afghanistan, the Pulitzer for breaking news photography is now a one-shot race. A 26-year-old Broncos fan named Greg Wilson took this photo of an angry Steelers fan at Mile High moments after Tracy Porter picked off Ben Roethlisberger to seal Denver's 31-19 victory. The splash was a… » 9/10/12 3:40pm 9/10/12 3:40pm

Everyone On Twitter Was Confused About Why Willis McGahee Didn't Say…

During Sunday Night Football, something weird happened. It wasn't that the quarterback with the misbehaving cervical vertebrae threw for 253 yards with two touchdowns and only seven incompletions, and it wasn't that the Steelers still hadn't learned how to cover Demaryius Thomas. Both of those events were unlikely,… » 9/10/12 3:25pm 9/10/12 3:25pm