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NFL Player Takes 500-Mile Uber Ride to Get to Practice

The damage: a $632 fare and $300 tip

(Newser) - This is the story of two men ridiculously committed to their respective jobs. On Sunday, Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright's flight was late getting into Chicago and he missed his connecting flight to New York, the Buffalo News reports. Wright had to be in Buffalo for (voluntary) practice by... More »

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the... More »

For $2, Watch KC Chiefs Play ... in -15 Degrees

Kansas City just one of Sunday's games facing severe cold

(Newser) - For those wanting to see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tennesee Titans in hopes of sealing a playoff berth, all you needed Sunday was $2 and whole heck of a lot of inner fortitude, reports the AP . Of course, that's assuming you can handle the minus-15 wind... More »

NFL Player Finds Gross Surprise in His Wing Order

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook is one step closer to vegetarianism

(Newser) - "I've never had anything that could taste me back in my food ever," Jared Cook tells ESPN . The Green Bay Packers tight end says he had just finished the first wing from a Buffalo Wild Wings takeout order Tuesday when he noticed something stomach turning. "As... More »

Seahawks Stun Packers in OT for NFC Title

Russell Wilson throws winning TD to Jermaine Kearse

(Newser) - Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the... More »

Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Arrested in Rape Case

Los Angeles, New Orleans police investigating multiple alleged assaults

(Newser) - Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department says. Sharper was arrested and booked yesterday and released on $200,000 bail just before midnight, according to police. He faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. The LAPD says it is... More »

Even Scott Walker Wants NFL's Union Refs Back

Wisconsin governor wants the real referees back on the field

(Newser) - Just how bad was that NFL call by replacement refs last night? It's got Wisconsin's union-busting governor clamoring for an end to the labor dispute and a return of the union refs, reports Yahoo Sports . "After catching a few hours of sleep, the #Packers game is still... More »

Careful, NFL, Your League Is Becoming a Joke

Bring back the real refs, cry sports columnists

(Newser) - The NFL says it supports the decision by replacement refs last night to give Seattle a game-winning TD on the final play—or, more specifically, not to overturn it upon review, reports ESPN . (It notes that the refs should have called the Seattle player for pass interference, but that's... More »

Seahawks Beat Packers 14-12 in Replacement Ref Mayhem

Was it a touchdown or a touchback?

(Newser) - "We wuz robbed" by crazy replacement refs, the Green Bay Packers were thinking last night when a bewildering end of the game call left them scratching their heads. Seattle beat the Packers 14-12. But MD Jennings was certain he had intercepted a late-game pass, and even had the ball... More »

NFL Gets First Female Ref

Shannon Eastin to officiate amid lockout

(Newser) - With NFL referees locked out since June amid a collective-bargaining dispute, a new batch of officials will be calling the shots in upcoming games—and for the first time, one of them is a woman. Shannon Eastin, who has refereed small-college and high school games, will officiate at a Green... More »

Angry Packers Fan Faces Child Abuse Charges

Mother choked her daughter after loss, say cops

(Newser) - From the serious-lack-of-perspective department: A woman in Wisconsin faces felony child abuse charges because she choked her daughter in a rage after the loss of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, say police. The 11-year-old girl had red marks and scratches on her neck and said her mother asked her,... More »

Lions Player Ejected for Kicking a Packer

Ndamukong Suh denies it, but video is hard to dispute

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh showed a huge Thanksgiving Day audience exactly why he is considered one of the NFL's dirtiest players. The defensive tackle was ejected in the third quarter of the Lions' 27-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers after the replay showed him pushing the head... More »

Football Star in Trouble for Flipping the Bird

AJ Hawk apologizes later, said gesture was 'bad joke'

(Newser) - Mighty linebacker AJ Hawk, we salute you and your sack of St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford in last night's Packers-Rams game. Oh, apparently you saluted yourself, and with just one finger, reports the Huffington Post . Hawk later apologized for the gesture , calling it a "bad joke" and promising... More »

Cheese War Breaks Out in Wisconsin

Cheesehead maker fumes over billboard warning by doctors

(Newser) - When in Wisconsin, don’t talk trash about cheese. A group of physicians is bold enough to do so—near the Green Bay Packers’ stadium, no less—and now it's being threatened with a lawsuit, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel . The group rented billboard space en route to the stadium... More »

David Vitter, NBC Pick Football Over Obama Speech

NBC affiliates in Milwaukee and Green Bay to skip address, senator has Saints party

(Newser) - David Vitter isn’t going to attend President Obama’s speech tonight, not because he’s sending a message to the president, but because he’s got better things to do. “I have a Saints party,” the Louisiana senator told Fox News yesterday, “and I am absolutely... More »

A Record 111M Tuned in Last Night

111 million tuned in for big game: Nielsen

(Newser) - For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said today that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in football's ultimate game. That tops the 106.5 million who... More »

The Pack Is Back: Fans Take to Streets

Thousands celebrate 31-25 win over Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Thousands of Packers fans braved sub-zero temperatures and took to the streets last night in the NFL's smallest city, honking car horns, hugging strangers, and screaming in celebration of Green Bay's first championship in 13 years . Team banners hung everywhere, billboards touted the Packers, and people spray painted the snow... More »

Packers Win Super Bowl 31-25

Green Bay beats Pittsburgh Steelers to win team's fourth Super Bowl

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again. Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Nick Collins returned an interception for another score, leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was Green Bay's fourth Super Bowl title. The Packers won... More »

Christina Aguilera Bungles National Anthem

'At the twilight's last reaming' ... ?

(Newser) - There are three things you have to do when singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl: Look good, hit the right notes, and sing the correct lyrics. Christina Aguilera is two for three. Aguilera, who isn't exactly an anthem novice (she sang the song at Game 7 of last... More »

A Super Bowl First: No Cheerleaders

Six teams have no squads, and two of those teams play Sunday

(Newser) - Not in the Super Bowl this year: the Chicago Bears , the New York Jets … and the cheerleaders. For the first time in the game’s 45-year history, there will be no sideline supporters in attendance, because the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers just so happen to be... More »

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