Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

School Closed Over Threatening Post on Ex-NFLer's Instagram

Post on Jonathan Martin's account tagged 2 ex-teammates he accused of bullying him

(Newser) - A Los Angeles prep school was closed Friday and a former NFL player detained by police over an Instagram post showing a gun and shells on a bed, Deadspin reports. According to the Los Angeles Times , the image was posted to a verified Instagram account belonging to ex-offensive lineman Jonathan... More »

Coldest Super Bowl Ever? Getting Ready for the Big Game

Halftime rumors addressed on Prince and Janet Jackson

(Newser) - As fans are warming up for the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, weather pundits are warning those watching the game in person to get literally warmed up, as it's looking to possibly be the coldest Super Bowl in history, per USA Today ... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities for Football Fanatics

Fans may be having the best time in Green Bay, apparently

(Newser) - Super Bowl Sunday is here, and across the nation fans are donning their jerseys, making chili, and checking their squares. Some cities may be more pumped than others, per WalletHub , which looked at nearly two dozen metrics across 240 metropolitan areas to see which cities rated the best for football... More »

He Was a Good Husband and Father. Football Changed Him

Emily Kelly on being married to an ex-NFL player with brain damage

(Newser) - "These men chose football, but they didn't choose brain damage," Emily Kelly writes in the New York Times . CTE has been found in the brains of over 100 deceased NFL players, and Kelly believes her husband will one day join their ranks. Rob Kelly retired in... More »

NFL Losing Big Chunks of Its Target Audience

Number of men between 18 and 49 who follow NFL closely drops 24%

(Newser) - America's response to the eternal question "Are you ready for some football?" appears to be getting less enthusiastic by the day, and that could be big trouble for the NFL's dominance of the US sports-scape. According to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC... More »

Jeopardy! Football Questions Did Not Go Well

All five met with silence

(Newser) - It's Super Bowl week, no better time for Jeopardy! to roll out questions under the category of "Talkin' Football." Based on Thursday's show, however, Alex Trebek and company might not try it again. All three contestants displayed comic ineptness, which had the host delivering some "... More »

Tom Brady: 'I Certainly Hope the Guy Isn't Fired'

'We all make mistakes,' he says after radio host insults daughter

(Newser) - Tom Brady was in a forgiving mood Monday night: The New England Patriots quarterback said he didn't want WEEI radio host Alex Reimer fired for insulting his 5-year-old daughter , reports USA Today . "I certainly hope the guy isn't fired," Brady said from the podium at Super... More »

Tom Brady's Hand Injury Throws Bettors for a Loop

Patriots QB hasn't practiced since Wednesday ahead of AFC Championship Game

(Newser) - Tom Brady hurt his hand during practice Wednesday, and while coach Bill Belichick is being—typically, hilariously—coy about the extent of his star quarterback's injury, oddsmakers aren't being shy about what a less-than-fully-operational Brady means for the New England Patriots when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars' league-best... More »

Rookie Made a Season-Ending Gaffe. His Response Inspires

Saints' Marcus Williams says he won't let bad play define him as a man after a big loss to Vikings

(Newser) - It's a play Minnesota Vikings fans won't soon forget—nor Marcus Williams of the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings won the NFL's divisional playoff game 29-24 over the Saints on Sunday in the last 10 seconds, with Stefon Diggs scoring a jaw-dropping 61-yard touchdown that sent the... More »

After 'Perfect' 0-16 Season, Browns Fans Throw a Parade

More than 80 vehicles circled the 'Factory of Sadness'

(Newser) - Thousands of disgruntled Cleveland Browns fans, some of them chanting for owner Jimmy Haslam to sell the team, paraded to protest a 0-16 season, the AP reports. Despite wind chills below zero, the so-called Perfect Season Parade went off without incident Saturday as Cleveland fans displayed outrage, creativity, and a... More »

The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of... More »

Man Blames Cleveland Browns in Obituary

He 'passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner'

(Newser) - An Ohio man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames the winless Cleveland Browns for contributing to his demise, the AP reports. The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns."... More »

He Missed a Huge Field Goal, Then Found a Lesson

Navy's Bennett Moehring inspires fans, teammates with how he handled crushing loss

(Newser) - Bennett Moehring hadn't even turned 21 when he suffered one of the most crushing disappointments of his life, live in front of nearly 70,000 people in "swirling snow," per the AP . But the New York Times details the very adult way in which the Navy junior... More »

Kaepernick Joins Diddy's Push to Buy NFL Team

'Let's make it happen!' exiled QB tweets after rapper floats idea of buying Panthers

(Newser) - Sean Combs has gone by a slew of monikers, but he'd like to add "Carolina Panthers owner" to the mix. The rapper, who now goes just by "Diddy," took to social media on Sunday evening to voice his intentions after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced... More »

After Fans' Taunts, Ejected NFL Player Goes Into Stands

Seattle Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson tried to climb into stands after taunts, items hurled his way

(Newser) - The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-24 in Florida on Sunday, and it resulted in what ESPN calls an "ugly ending" after tense final minutes between the opposing teams. Per USA Today , defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was thrown out of the game toward the end of the... More »

Builders Race to Save NFL's Eagles From Billy Penn Jinx

If Eagles are to stay in 1st place, Philadelphia's founder must be appeased

(Newser) - Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia's founder atop the city's newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx, the AP reports. According to, the William Penn figurine was affixed to the Comcast tower's highest... More »

Trump on Rumored NFL Plan: 'Almost as Bad as Kneeling!'

Sources say league may be considering keeping players in locker room during anthem

(Newser) - President Trump is still latched onto the idea of punishing NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem, most recently calling for the suspension of Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch, and he definitely has thoughts on a new idea the league is reportedly tossing around. Per the Washington Post ... More »

Trump: NFL Should Suspend Marshawn Lynch Over Protest

Oakland Raider stood for Mexico's national anthem, sat for US version

(Newser) - On Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stood for a national anthem for the first time this season. It was the Mexican one. Lynch remained seated for the US national anthem before the team's game in Mexico City against the New England Patriots, Sports Illustrated reports. Lynch has... More »

Bob Costas: Football May Soon 'Collapse Like a House of Cards'

He says the 'fundamental' danger of football will likely be its undoing

(Newser) - Bob Costas says football, at least as we know it, may soon "collapse like a house of cards" because of one "fundamental fact": "This game destroys people's brains." USA Today reports the Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and former host of Football Night in America called... More »

NFL Owners to Be Deposed in Kaepernick Collusion Case

Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, others may also have to turn over phone records, emails

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL is progressing, with an unnamed league source telling ESPN that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and others are being asked to turn over cellphone records and emails. Others, including Seahawks owner Paul Allen and 49ers... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>