Category Archives: American Football

Canadian Football’s Big Steps to Reduce Hits, a Contrast to the N.F.L.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On a bone-chilling day this month, as the hometown Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League practiced for a playoff game against the Edmonton Eskimos, something was noticeably missing: the unmistakable crack of plastic hitting plastic…read more

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Diagnosing CTE: A Breakthrough Could Be Here ‘In the Next Five Years’

Soon, researchers could have a way to diagnose CTE in living patients. What it would mean if football players, mid-career, could test themselves for the disease…read more

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Six crazy things in the last 98 seconds of Packers win

Well, that was wild. The playoffs finally arrived on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. There might be entire books written about the fourth quarter of the Packers’ dramatic 34-31 win over the Cowboys, but for right now let’s hone in on six … Continue reading

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Cannabis Could Help Football Players with Injuries, but the NFL Prohibits It

Can NFL players use weed to treat their work-related injuries. NO. The NFL prohibits its players from using marijuana. This is the rule regardless of whether pot is used recreationally or medically. As with many workers in America, weed use … Continue reading

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College Football Playoff rankings: How Week 12’s top 25 schedule is changing the picture

We have just two College Football Playoff rankings updates to go before we get the one that actually matters, on Dec. 4. This season’s going by way too quickly, right? Below, quick notes on each of the games this weekend … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers boosts Heisman chances, NFL Draft stock vs. Spartans

In so many ways, the latest version of the passionate Michigan-Michigan State rivalry Saturday was precisely the kind of blue collar college football game longtime fans of both programs have come to expect. One notable exception to the “old school” … Continue reading

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Einstein’s – Game Plan for Football – K.I.S.S.

I know this has nothing to do with football. I just thought it was funny. Excuse my strange humor.

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Draft buzz: Ezekiel Elliott generating plenty of interest

The Los Angeles Rams are trying to maintain a sense of mystery about the top pick of the NFL draft, but they aren’t fooling anyone… read more

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Cardale Jones once ruled college football, now he’s barely a blip on NFL draft’s radar

Back in January 2015, the legend of Jones was growing. During those three games at the end of the 2014 season, after Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett were injured, Jones was almost superhuman… read more

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Tampa Bay area prepares to host biggest game in college football

Tampa is gearing up to host college football’s biggest game, the National Championship. That game, one of the country’s most watched sporting events of the year, moves to Tampa in 2017… read more

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NFL asks Supreme Court to look at Redskins trademark case

The NFL has asked the Supreme Court to take up its case over the controversial Redskins trademark. Back in July, a district judge ruled the Redskins trademark registration be revoked… read more

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NFL Concussion Crisis Doubters Should Read These Two Sentences

Depending on whom you ask within the game, there’s a concussion-related “war on football” between those protecting the sport and a faceless group of so-called haters that’s happening within media and in popular culture. But it’s really a “war on science and … Continue reading

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Picking the best draft classes ever for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters detail the top draft classes of all-time for every team. Among those featured? The Steelers’ 1974 class, which had four Hall of Famers, and the Jets’ 200 class, which included four-first round picks… read more

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Former players, peers honor local high school football coaching legend Al Rinaldi

On Sunday night, Central Virginia bid a fond farewell to legendary high school football coach Al Rinaldi, best known for the work he did at Highland Springs High School, with some of the school’s greatest former players stopping by to … Continue reading

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2016 NFL mock Draft: Jared Goff at No. 1

Now that the dust has settled on those trades, some clarity (or at least overwhelming popular opinion) has come with the first two picks in the draft. After that, things remain pretty wide open. Some first round needs are obvious, … Continue reading

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Could former Xavier player reach the NFL?

Xavier guard Remy Abell recently finished his collegiate basketball career and is about to graduate with a degree in sport management, so it’s only logical that his next step would be trying out for the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium…Read … Continue reading

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NFL analyst Jon Gruden dissects Carson Wentz

Jon Gruden knows from experience it can be difficult to evaluate quarterbacks who played for a Division I FCS program…read more

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NFL, CFL announce creation of a joint officiating development program

As part of the program, NFL refs will have the opportunity to work CFL games in June and July prior to the league’s annual officiating camp in late July…read more

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Lovie’s contract approved

University of Illinois trustees have approved a contract that could pay new football coach Lovie Smith as much as $29 million over six years… read more

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NCAA to expand replay officials’ authority on targeting fouls

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved expanding instant replay officials’ authority regarding targeting fouls in football and authorized electronic devices for coaching purposes in some areas of stadiums… read more

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