The expected return of Le'Veon Bell this week is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for another week,
A new leader will inevitably make purges, the quality of which can only be parsed after that leader has been replaced or - more safely - has died, since there may still be supporters of that regime in power long after that leader has passed on. After Stalin's death, there
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The Goodyear Blimp Hangar - Home of Wingfoot 2
The Goodyear blimp has been a fixture at many major sporting events from its first appearance at the Rose Bowl in 1955.
Technically no longer a blimp, because it now has a rigid frame underneath its polyester
All across America, quarterbacks were expected to make their media rounds prior to, or just after, the draft. Once such mandatory stop was the "QB Camp" at ESPN.
Started in 2010, Jon Gruden's QB Camp took highly touted NFL draftees and subjected them to an intense breakdown of their throwing style
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[Sheldon Adelson is the picture of an old-world banker: short, chubby, with the toupee-assisted thinning horseshoe-hair of a man who'd spent long hours poring over financial reports instead of his children's report cards. He speaks into the ether, rarely making eye contact or pausing for questions. During the
The seating area of a converted bus is where possibly the most famous Raider coach awaits.
Enthusiastic, a rather mundane word to describe one of history’s most ebullient sports figures. Some revere him as a broadcasting savior, some revile him as a monster on the microphone, but if you
Naval Air Station Alameda: Oakland, CA
A once-functioning naval base, NAS Alameda was now being used as a storage facility for an organization on its last legs in the region where it operated. Being conveniently down the road from the team's current, dilapidated stadium aided the franchise in disposing of its
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I was meeting with Roger Goodell, the head of the NFL. I hadn't expected to get an actual meeting with him, as I'd heard that - since President Trump had declared him a national disgrace over the kneeling issue - he'd become a recluse
ESPN Headquarters, Bristol, CT
The first outbreak I saw was on television. It came from a dank & darkened hellhole on the east coast. "Bristol" they called it. I was stationed in New York, hired sight-unseen by the corporate overlords at "the campus". Now, I was expected to make my first
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As expected, the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon will be Thursday evening at 8:00 PM ET
Yes - that's what they're calling it. Because, you see, in the NFL, everything is marketable.
The internet is stirring the pot of dissension in New England, on
Unexpectedly, Jerry Jones has given up & will repay the NFL the $2.0 million they say he cost them fighting Zeke's suspension.
Can we now officially call Jerry Jones a "quitter"?
Somewhere behind a closed door at 345 Park Avenue, Roger Goodell kicked a small puppy & cheered
This was dumped late-Friday like so-much bad news, but the Jags have locked up Blake Bortles for three more years.
Three years at $54 million, with $26 million of that guaranteed.
He will make $20 million this year.
He could make a maximum of $66.5 million with all incentives