Nearly a year ago, Michael Sam came out as gay. The defensive end was then selected in the 7th round of the NFL Draft, but he never played in a regular season game. Is Sam’s sexual orientation keeping teams from signing the free agent? Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler crunched the numbers.
When the New England Patriots were accused of underinflating footballs, there was uproar. But when Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank admitted the team pumped the Georgia Dome with artificial noise there was mostly silence. Ross Tucker joins Bill Littlefield to explain why that might be.
Guy Chamberlin won four pro football titles as a player/coach for the Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Bulldogs, and Frankford Yellow Jackets. Huskers.com Senior Writer Randy York shares Chamberlin’s life story.
Eight men will make up the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. After the announcement in Phoenix last weekend, the inductees spoke about the people who helped them along the way. OAG’s Doug Tribou collected their expressions of thanks.
The nation’s most popular game ended with history’s most popular television production on Sunday. But Bill Littlefield is still thinking about something the NFL’s commissioner said before the Super Bowl began.
New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater waited seven years to win a Super Bowl. His father, Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, waited 20 and never did. Matthew Slater told Only A Game about his father’s influence on his career.
In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks’ secondary, known as the “Legion of Boom,” uses a unique motivational technique. The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Clegg wrote about the unit’s self-imposed fine system and he joined Bill Littlefield to explain.
The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.
The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl is officially in the books, and television ratings are down again. How can the league fix its all-star game?