Bill Belichick Is Pissed The NFL Won't Adopt His Great Idea

This seems as uncontroversial as it comes: everyone, from fans to bookmakers to players and coaches and officials alike, just wants the NFL to get calls right. So why is there so much resistance to Bill Belichick's long-fought attempts to have cameras permanently installed on every field's boundary lines? The owners… » 3/26/15 9:38am Thursday 9:38am

Is Aaron Hernandez Good At Murder? A Deadspin Debate

Earlier today, Diana published a thoughtful look at how Aaron Hernandez's well documented recklessness and stupidity likely will not stop him from getting away with murder. The seed of that post was an internal debate among Deadspin staff about whether Aaron Hernandez is good or bad at murder, and what it means to… » 3/25/15 2:07pm Wednesday 2:07pm

The Time Aaron Hernandez Peed On A Cab And Told Off A Reporter

The MMQB's Greg Bedard, who was a Boston Globe reporter on the Patriots beat during the seasons that Aaron Hernandez was on the team, has written an essay about his time spent covering Hernandez, and it includes one scene that begins with Hernandez pissing all over a running taxi cab and ends with the big tight end… » 3/25/15 12:18pm Wednesday 12:18pm

Aaron Hernandez Is An Idiot, But He Still Might Get Away With Murder

You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or… » 3/25/15 11:06am Wednesday 11:06am

Report: Jets File Retaliatory Tampering Charges Against The Patriots

According to ProFootballTalk, the Jets filed tampering charges today against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who spoke at the NFL owners meetings yesterday about former-Patriot and current-Jet Darrelle Revis. Kraft told CSNNE that the Patriots made two competitive offers to Revis and had hoped to retain him,… » 3/24/15 9:49pm Tuesday 9:49pm

The Colts' New Rule Proposal: Touchdown Drives Worth Up To Nine Points

The NFL's Competition Committee plans to discuss proposals for rule changes with team owners at meetings next week, and this year, there's a particularly fun idea submitted by the Colts: If a team scores a touchdown, then successfully goes for two points, it can kick a bonus 50-yard field goal for one more point. » 3/18/15 3:33pm 3/18/15 3:33pm

What's Up With This Adam Schefter Ballghazi Report? [Update]

In the middle of today's Outside The Lines, Adam Schefter broke in to report a new version of events in the Patriots' ball-deflation scandal: one league employee—his use of the word "official" is confusing here—at the AFC title game, who was later fired by the NFL, switched out a game ball with the intent to sell it… » 2/18/15 5:36pm 2/18/15 5:36pm

How Players Manage To Scalp Their Super Bowl Tickets

The MMQB's Robert Klemko has a great story about a ticket broker hustling his way through the crazy, somewhat-shady secondary ticket market that sprung up at this year's Super Bowl. There's a lot of good stuff in here, including an answer to the question we've all found ourselves asking: Do players in the Super Bowl… » 2/10/15 12:32pm 2/10/15 12:32pm

Gronk Catches A Bra, Pretends To Wear It, Signs It For A Fan

Human cloud of hookah smoke Rob Gronkowski did so much Gronk stuff during the Patriots' championship parade that video evidence of his antics are still trickling in almost a week later. In this clip, sent to us by reader Timothy, we see Gronk having a grand ol' time with a bra that someone in the crowd tossed to him. » 2/08/15 2:13pm 2/08/15 2:13pm