Peyton Manning played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Now he’s with the Denver Broncos, who host the Colts and their new star QB Andrew Luck this weekend in the NFL Playoffs. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star previews the matchup.
No. 4 Ohio State, down to its third-string quarterback, topped No. 1 Alabama on Thursday. Next up for the Buckeyes: the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who stopped undefeated Florida State in the other semifinal. Who will come out on top? Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel previews the matchup.
After the Impact pairs former NFL players with combat veterans in therapeutic activities. According to Devin Hutchings, the program’s director, the vets and former players “create a brotherhood” based on their mutual respect as well as the similar challenges they face.
When Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes a big hit, he makes sure his opponents hear about it — but not in the way you’d expect. Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark, who wrote a story about Luck’s unique on-field demeanor.
The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after learning that he’s the subject of a rape investigation. McDonald was arrested in August as part of an unrelated domestic violence case.
For the first time in college football history, we can finally say it’s playoff time. We now know the four teams in the semifinal games. Grantland’s Matt Hinton joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the pros and cons of the new format.
Concern over concussions suffered by football players has led to the development of new helmets which, according to some researchers, can diminish the dangers. Reporter Patrick Hruby tells Bill Littlefield why those researchers may be wrong.
While the NFL sorts out issues of crimes and punishment, Steve Eder, an investigative sports reporter for the New York Times, has written about the league’s culture surrounding domestic violence. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his findings.
“The Black Hole” at Oakland Coliseum seats the most die-hard Oakland Raiders fans. Unfortunately, the light of victory has yet to shine on the team this season. Scott Ostler from the San Francisco Chronicle joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the winless Raiders.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with NFL officials on Monday. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice is awaiting a ruling from an independent arbiter on the appeal of his indefinite ban. Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar joins us to discuss the chances of the players getting back on the field.