NFL News: Shockingly, the owners approved the new playoff format. It's one extra wild-card game per conference. Using MATH, nfl.com worked out that the move to 14 playoff teams means 43.7 percent of all NFL teams would qualify for the postseason, compared to 33.3 percent in MLB (33.3), 51.6 in
NFL News: Dissention in the ranks as the league's GMs vote to delay the draft but the league office refuses. The GMs want the delay because they haven't been able to do their "due diligence" in preparing for the draft. Things like player physicals, gathering psychological testing, and getting further verified
(Of course their rain tarp is sponsored. #branding) NFL Nuggets: As discussed in the open thread last night, Jalen Ramsey successfully forced his way out of Jacksonville. He was traded to the Rams for first-round picks in 2020 & 2021, plus a 2021 fourth-rounder. Depending on whom you believe, The Jags
NFL News: Ahead of tonight's schedule reveal at 8:00PM ("Only on the NFL Network!"), the International Games slate has been revealed. Remember that the "home team" surrendered a home stadium date in order to be guaranteed a Super Bowl hosting experience. London Games: Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct.
NFL News: Franchise tag update: The Texans have tagged Jadeveon Clowney. The difficulty lies in how to clarify his "tag", since he is listed as "DE/OLB". The defensive end tag sits at $17.128 million for one year. The linebacker tender is worth $15.443 million. Early Combine reports are that the Cardinals