All posts for the month October, 2017

Added to the mix are fashionable outside bets for a run to the title, Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, alt

Added to the mix are fashionable outside bets for a run to the title, Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although any number of teams not mentioned could claim to be ready for a Super Bowl run. As we all know, any team can win on ‘any given Sunday’. Or can they? Numbers mark [...]

Football placekickers can kick footballs through goalposts that sometimes stand more than 50 yards away. How can they do

Football placekickers can kick footballs through goalposts that sometimes stand more than 50 yards away. How can they do this? Sure, it takes years of practice to become a top field goal kicker in the NFL. But are some great kickers simply born with the right tools? Does having a larger foot help players boot [...]

The Collegiate LevelThough considered an amateur sport, college football earns billions of dollars in revenue and Divisi

The Collegiate LevelThough considered an amateur sport, college football earns billions of dollars in revenue and Division I teams have cheerleaders that function in the same way as cheerleaders in professional sports. Professional cheerleading coaches for college teams are well paid as evidenced by a June 2011 article for the Capstone Report. The article lists [...]

WIDE RECEIVERS: D. Pierre Garcon gained 81 yards on 6 catches. He should have another catch for roughly a 20 yard gain,

WIDE RECEIVERS: D. Pierre Garcon gained 81 yards on 6 catches. He should have another catch for roughly a 20 yard gain, but Hoyers pass was wide left. Garcon was very good. Marquise Goodwin was horrible. He let a perfect deep pass drop through his arms because his eyes didnt follow the ball into his [...]

I’m an NFL fan. I watch the draft. I pay extra for the season pass on television so I can watch every single game. I fol

I’m an NFL fan. I watch the draft. I pay extra for the season pass on television so I can watch every single game. I follow the stats and standings and rankings religiously. It’s an escape for me. Day in and day out, as I fight against injustice, watching a great game allows me to [...]

I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we a

I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we achieves the goals of unity, peace and racial equality that I know we all strive for. What we do on the field every Sunday would mean nothing without knowing we are supported by [...]

That said, perhaps the larger take away from the Seahawks’ recent pot problems is that players who do get suspended for

That said, perhaps the larger take away from the Seahawks’ recent pot problems is that players who do get suspended for smoking weed are even dumber than the policy itself. While the common perception is that the NFL employs a strict, random drug testing policy, when it comes to street drugs like marijuana that’s simply [...]

Last week, while pondering whether to sign Kaepernick after Joe Flacco injured his back, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti sa

Last week, while pondering whether to sign Kaepernick after Joe Flacco injured his back, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said they were trying to figure out the right approach. “Pray for us,” he said, via the team’s website. So the owner was on his knees while trying to make a decision about someone criticized for kneeling? [...]

So to all the players around the NFL who have joined one another in protest, I would just say this: Do what you feel is

So to all the players around the NFL who have joined one another in protest, I would just say this: Do what you feel is right. But please try to remember that when you make your point in front of that red, white, and blue flag, you’re also forcing me as well as so many [...]

The strongest scientific evidence says CTE can only be diagnosed by examining brains after death, although some research

The strongest scientific evidence says CTE can only be diagnosed by examining brains after death, although some researchers are experimenting with tests performed on the living. Many scientists believe that repeated blows to the head increase risks for developing CTE, leading to progressive loss of normal brain matter and an abnormal buildup of a protein [...]