Lily Foles Shows What True Poise Looks Like In The National Football League

Let’s talk about what’s needed to be a truly outstanding representative of the National Football League on the big stage. Let’s talk about poise. Let’s talk about composure. Let’s talk about grace under pressure. Grit! Balance! A cool head! You know who embodied all of that last night? More than anyone? Of course you…

Nick Foles's Trick-Play Touchdown Catch, As Called By A Dozen Announcers Worldwide

The bulk of Deadspin’s staff declared the Eagles’ fourth-down, trick-play pass to quarterback Nick Foles their favorite moment of last night’s Super Bowl. Here, then, is how a dozen broadcasters called the play—ranging from Kevin Harlan on Westwood One radio to Gerard Whateley on Australian radio to ESPN Brasil’s…

Contracts That Void Themselves, And Other Ways NFL Teams Are Beating The Players

NFL teams use all sorts of contractual techniques to limit the earning power of players, from injury splits to per-game roster bonuses to an abundance of one-year “prove it” deals. But there’s nothing quite as breathtaking as NFL contracts that automatically void—contract language that literally makes the back end of…