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NFL, Players Hold “Secret” Talks at Nantasket Beach in Hull

While the world was watching President Obama deliver his address to the American people about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and later were distracted by the unlikely capture of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, the NFL and its defunct players union held talks right under our noses at Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull the last two days. […]

David Tyree Would Give Up Giants Super Bowl Ring To End Gay Marriage

Even as former New York Giant Michael Strahan and team owner Steve Tisch have publicly supported legalizing gay marriage in New York, another former Giant isn’t climbing on board: wide receiver David Tyree, most famous for his 32-yard helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII that helped the Giants derail the New England Patriots’ perfect season. […]

Boston College Linebacker Mark Herzlich To Take Chance With NFL

After being drafted 51st overall by the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL last week, Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich will test the waters in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Herzlich has declined to sign with Omaha. The 6-foot-4 244-pound cancer survivor went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, as he was one […]

Vince Wilfork Considers Retirement If NFL Loses Full Season to a Lockout

Just after Judge Susan Nelson’s ruling to grant the NFLPA a preliminary injunction to halt the lockout, Patriots Nose Tackle Vice Wilfork gave us even more reason to hope there isn’t a lockout. At a charity breakfast hosted by teammate Matt Light Tuesday morning, Wilfork said he would consider retiring if we don’t have a football season […]

NFL Lockout Lifted, NFL Appeals

On Monday, U.S. Federal Judge Susan Nelson sided with the NFLPA, and granted an injunction to lift the owners’ lockout. Nelson did not stay her decision pending appeals, which could force business as usual to commence immediately. The NFL will request a stay from Nelson, and has appealed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

Jets Lose Interest in Moss, Avoid Disaster

It’s been an interesting week for former New England Patriot, Minnesota Viking, Tennessee Titan and Oakland Raider Randy Moss. On Monday, Boston Globe reporter Greg Bedard reported that the New York Jets were interested in signing the free-agent wide receiver. Less than 24 hours later, Fox Sports reporter Adam Schein tweeted that the Jets had […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

NFL Draft Boycott: If it Really Happened

Put yourself in the shoes of projected first-round picks Cam Newton, Nick Fairley and Da’Quan Bowers. Imagine the excitement. You’re going to be a first-round draft pick. You’re going to walk out of the dining hall and into a 40/40 club, from an on-campus house you previously rented to a penthouse you now own, from […]

NFLPA Decertifies; Legal Battles to Begin

UPDATE: The NFL locked out the players at midnight, as soon as they could. —————————— The 5:00pm EST deadline has passed, and (as announced on ESPN) the NFL Players’ Association has decertified, and no longer exists as a union. With no more CBA, individual players will file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL and owners. A […]

Super Bowl XLV Wrap-Up: Final Musings and Rantings

Rest easy, Roger Gooddell: Your Super Bowl champions aren’t a pack of cheaters. They’re not a bunch of bullies, either. Your Super Bowl MVP isn’t an accused rapist, a dog murderer or a penis-texter. Though your season was plagued with publicity nightmares as varied as a concussion epidemic, a second illegal surveillance accusation and a […]

Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

In recent years, the grand majority of Super Bowl predictions have always favored the same team. The New England Patriots were heavily picked against in their first Super Bowl appearance following the 2001 season, then were heavily favored in their next three. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were heavily favored over the Oakland Raiders in 2002, […]

Regarding Spygate And Belichick, What Did You Expect Roger Goodell?

Anyone remember “V For Vendetta?” Pretty good movie, definitely the best Alan Moore adaptation so far (“Watchmen” was more accurate, but also more boring), even if some of its message about terrorism’s potential upside hasn’t held up in the five years since its release. Point is, there’s a line in it where Mr. Creedy, head […]

Patriots Fans Should Wear Cheeseheads on Super Bowl Sunday

If Aaron Rodgers wins the Super Bowl, he will most certainly take his place in the uppermost echelon of quarterbacks. When ESPN and the NFL Network endlessly debate the best quarterback in the game, he will be considered with established greats like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Patriots fans should not feel threatened […]

Does Tom Brady Still Care?

Who is the best quarterback of the 21st century? Ask around the Northeast, it’s Tom Brady. Ask around the Mid-West, it’s Peyton Manning. But ask anywhere else and there probably won’t be a consensus. From 2001-2004, the differences between the two quarterbacks raised questions about what is most important in determining a player’s legacy. Brady […]

Big Words, Bigger Deeds: Jets Defense Stymies Brady, Patriots 28-21

For six straight days, the New York Jets did nothing but talk trash, building up their third match this season against the New England Patriots while putting down the Patriots themselves. At times, their talk was goofy, at times it was nasty, at times it was threatening. But all of it would have been for […]