- Patriots TE Gronkowski undergoes back surgery
- Packers release linebacker Desmond Bishop
- Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson being released from jail
- Bengals to star in 'Hard Knocks' for 2nd time
- Putin says Super Bowl ring was gift
- Football Writers honor Colts coach Pagano
- Scott Pioli joining NBC's Sunday night studio show
- Seahawks sign Tarvaris Jackson
- Heath Miller may miss week 1
- Report: Gronkowski set for back surgery on Tuesday
- Broncos release Willis McGahee
- Report: Giants' Cruz will sign RFA tender
Larry Fitzgerald’s idea of a vacation is…different.
Hello kind readers. I hope you’re enjoying a fine sunny Saturday filled with the many beverages of the season, and as you’re checking in now briefly to see what you could have possibly missed around the NFL on a mid-June weekend, you’re delighted to see the story of Vladimir Putin pwning Robert Kraft. This league is truly filled with endless treasure.
But alas, you’ll have to enjoy that bottomless pit of comedy...
If we can’t react irrationally to news in June, what the hell is the point of fantasy football then? I seek no reality in my fantasy. There was a time not so long ago when, like everyone, I believed that a Ryan Broyles sighting early this upcoming season would occur only if almighty powers intervened. Although he’s young and therefore able to heal quickly, that seemed like a reasonable assumption since the Lions wide receiver has suffered a torn ACL...
One small step for Victor Cruz, and one leap of faith for those who enjoy watching a wide receiver post a lot of large numbers on Sundays, for both reality and fantasy purposes.
Every summer we have the pleasure of at least one contract standoff, and Cruz is fashionable this year. You’re surely well aware of the details by now, but here’s the gist to refresh: he’s a restricted free agent, he wasn’t offered a contract by another team prior...
Two years ago during the holiday season I did a weekly post in which I scoured the deepest, dark, and dangerous depths of eBay to help you find a gift for the football fan in your life. Oh, the adventures we had, and I’m still waiting on that Lynn Swann Hi-C can.
I learned something through that exercise: holy crap there’s a lot of random NFL team-related merchandise and collector’s items that exist. I know, that seems like obvious knowledge,...
Now, he’s used his favorite social media platform (no, not the one which allowed him to shower in front of the entire Internet) to tell us why he truly enjoys football. Something about violence, and hurting people.
We’ve always known this to be true...
Whenever I’ve had a reason to write about a tight end and his place in our fantasy football circle of trust honor, I’ve often bowed at the feet of the BIG FIVE. They are gods we worship to no end, unless of course Rob Gronkowski goes Gronking, and ends his evening by pile driving a bro while speeding away from the club on a scooter. And that’s just a Tuesday.
When we draft tight ends, the top tier usually consists...
Today has been a day of discovery, and we’ve learned so much about the coaches of the NFL and what they’re passionate about. Specifically, Pete Carroll is a strong supporter of the American military, but he may or may not believe 9/11 was a real thing. Alright then.
Meanwhile, new Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has another matter he feels strongly about, and he had a rather interesting way of articulating his views:
Bruce Arians on why #azcardinalsdon’t...
Want to know how I know you’re a 9/11 truther? Probably if you had the privilege to sit down with a four-star general, and you asked if the attack on the Pentagon — a place where said general spent a lot of time, and likely lost colleagues — actually happened.
That’s reportedly one of the questions Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll asked retired general Peter Chiarelli, according to Jack Dickey’s classic June in the NFL story over at Deadspin....
There’s no better team in the NFL at delivering subtle but strong messages than the New England Patriots. It stems from head coach Bill Belichick, who is one of the league’s most ruthless innovators and game planners. This offseason, Belichick is reshaping his offense following an influx of new talent at the wide receiver position, and the departure of reliable veterans like Wes Welker.
Welker left the Patriots for the Denver Broncos in a shocking move during free agency, and...
I could pretend to be surprised by the release of Willis McGahee, but I like you guys too much to lie like a filthy person. Although McGahee didn’t believe it because a running back must never concede that his death bed awaits until death itself beckons, this move has been nearly a formality since the moment Denver spent a second-round pick on Montee Ball.
So yeah, it’s officially happened now. Which means omg MONTEE BALL MONTEE BALL MONTEE BALL...
Dedicated readers — yes, all nine of you — will recognize that headline. As if it’s some sort of sign from the gods, it was used exactly a month ago, just with a different name. That time, the name in question was Tyler Wilson when we learned that he has/had(?) a real chance to win the starting quarterback gig for the Raiders, even though they just traded for Matt Flynn, and even though they gave up a second-round pick...
Damn you and your irresistible smile, Aaron Rodgers.
With all due apologies to Santa and the residents on the Island of Misfit toys, right now it is in many ways the most wonderful time of the year. The sun is getting sunnier, which means beaches get beachier, and patio lanterns are more than just the hook for a bad song. And the sooner we can get summer over with and dispense with the brews and holiday time and such, we...
I hesitate to make too much of this, even though that’s never stopped me from noting something that’s notable before. So I’ll just toss it out there, and if you don’t like it, you can toss it right back: six months after his latest foot procedure, Ahmad Bradshaw is still in a walking boot.
That’s the (bad) word from the Indianapolis Star, with Mike Chappell observing that the newly signed Bradshaw will be easy to spot at the Colts’...
We’re constantly reminded that anytime a football player is on a football field and he’s doing football things, a devastating injury could happen. That even applies now, in mid June with the early summer sun shining, and no pads present in each OTA or minicamp practice session. The mere act of sprinting and cutting at full speed can lead to a tear, or a break, or a shattering injury of some kind.
We’ve seen that with Melvin Ingram, the Chargers’...
To be fair, Darnell Dockett already scared me. Any large football bro who says things like “I’m just a guy who’s trying to get an alligator” lives in a far different reality than you and I.
But on the football field he’s now one of the scariest man-like things out...
Hold on to your butts, guys, because I’m about to throw out a wild and crazy notion. Sometimes NFL head coaches — men in a line of work where holding the same position for five years is reason to party down — have a grand plan, and they go ahead and execute that plan regardless of what you and I, or any other Johnny football fan thinks.
But it gets better. If they have enough conviction in their vision, they...
Oddly, it seems an older, slowing football player isn’t willing to admit that he’s creeping close to his expiry date. I know, it’s strange that Willis McGahee won’t just fade into his football tomb, at least for our benefit. What a selfish man.
Here’s how it’s supposed to go down. McGahee will be cut by the Broncos at the end of August, with the front office feeling little motivation to keep a 31-year-old running back who’s only now completing his...
Maybe Ahmad Bradshaw just needed a little convincing, and there’s nothing more compelling than an upside down old guy offering large sums of cash while he’s loaded on some form of obscure drug following hip replacement surgery. So, here we are.
After a week of courting and negotiating, Bradshaw has officially found a new team, signinga one-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Indianapolis Colts. And with that, we wave a solemn good-bye to Vick Ballard’s 2013 fantasy value....
You can rely on the Internet to provide you with many things consistently, from all varieties of porn to various angry cats. But the most consistently pushed piece of sometimes shameful consumption are the random betting props, especially as they relate to the NFL.
Hey, do you think Aaron Rodgers will throw a touchdown pass in the second quarter of the Packers’ Week 2 game at the 3:14 mark? There’s a prop for that somewhere.
So of course, with Tim...
There’s this thought circulating that the Baltimore Ravens are trying to replace Ed Reed. Reed, who left for the Houston Texans in free agency, can’t be replaced nor do the Ravens want to replace him specifically; they want to replace their entire defense of years past.
Albeit successful, the Ravens defense was a bit stale at times, lacking the multiplicity of some of the NFL’s best defenses, hence why they appeared unstable. They were able to get away with their...
There’s some zany times every year during Super Bowl week, a week that’s at its zaniest when well-meaning members of the media are forced to fight off drunk zombie-like people with intense investigative questions about sexually transmitted diseases. Good times are had by all.
But during the daytime before the auditions for the Walking Dead begin, there’s usually a different kind of wild and crazy times. That’s when the host city aims to promote good ol’ wholesome family entertainment...
I watched the GIF below earlier this morning. Then I watched it again, and again. And I’m still watching it.
This is my life, and now it’s yours if you want it, because I feel obligated to do my part to ensure that as many Internet eyes as possible land on this piece of artwork by the always amazing LSU Freek.
Alright, now back to the serious matter of discussing the monumental influence of a third-string quarterback, if that...
So there you have it, kids. A few days after Bill Belichick strongly came out against reports that he doesn’t like Tim Tebow, everyone’s favorite running back who sometimes throws an accurate pass is set to sign in New England, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. He’ll do something behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett, while being reunited with Josh McDaniels. Something.
Look, I really do get it. McDaniels is in New England, and he’s obviously been a fan of...
Freedom. That’s what Jamaal Charles has now.
He’s unshackled and unhinged, or at least one of those things. He’ll run wildly into the Sunday wilderness, with child-like euphoria on every snap. Honestly, he may even mentally revert into being a tiny child, bouncing with exuberance because there’s a lollipop in the end zone. Everything is new for Charles, and a lot of large numbers are possible.
We already let our imaginations wanderwith Charles, noting that Andy Reid’s quick-strike passing...
There’s a pretty stark contrast between Adam “Pacman” Jones’ two tweets so far on this lovely Monday. Let’s see if you can catch it.
First, there’s this…
— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013
Standard and harmless, right? Right. This would be the most generic morning athlete and overall famous person tweet if it wasn’t for the ever-present “RISE AND GRIND”. Bros always be grindin’.
Alright, so what else do you have to share with us today,...
|Buccaneers||7:30 PM EDT|
|Falcons||8:00 PM EDT|
|Browns||8:00 PM EDT|
|Titans||8:00 PM EDT|
|49ers||9:00 PM EDT|
|Chargers||10:00 PM EDT|
|Lions||7:30 PM EDT|
|Jaguars||7:30 PM EDT|
|Eagles||7:30 PM EDT|