No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.
The NFL just announced that the NFL Draft will not be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year. Here is my list of places that I’d like to see the NFL Draft.
All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.
Will anything weird happen at the NFL Draft? Probably. But until then, here are our five favorite goofy NFL Draft moments.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77. Seeman died Sunday at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported the death of Seeman, who was an NFL game official from 1975 to 1990, including 12 seasons as a lead referee. Seeman moved to the league office in 1991 and served 10 years as the supervisor of officials until his retirement. “Jerry modernized and improved NFL officiating during his 10 seasons leading the department,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement distributed by the league. “He was very proud of being a football official, and he always made the NFL proud through his skill, integrity, and professionalism.”
American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.
The NFL has added four coaches to its subcommittee for the influential Competition Committee, which discusses and recommends rules changes.
Harrison Smith is becoming one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. There are very few that can hit as hard as him while possessing the ball skills to turn errant throws into turnovers. He is making it scarier to play against the Vikings defense.
The Minnesota Vikings were successful in September. These next four games will tell everyone who the contenders will be at the end of the year. The Vikings began a difficult stretch of four games in 19 days with a victory over the Tennessee Titans.
This week one of my son’s friends quit middle school football. Too boring is the word. Too much talk about safety, lectures on the proper way to hit. How to take a hit. How to safely tackle.
The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.
The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.
With a report in the Los Angeles Daily News that Zygi Wilf’s private plane was spotted at a Southern California airport yesterday and a see saw battle unfolding at the Capitol, it appears this may be the showdown that could shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings and where they will play.
Several hours after the NFL commissioner’s visit on Friday, the stalled Vikings stadium bill started moving again in a Senate committee.
The NFL is now weighing in on the debate over a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying if a deal isn’t reached this session — next year is too late.
Just two days after a Minnesota House Committee killed a new Minnesota Vikings stadium package, Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s still hoping to get a vote on it.
The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday morning and will return to the table next week.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have resumed talks aimed at ending the lockout — this time joined by a handful of players and owners.
Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith took their new buddy act on the road Wednesday, creating a buzz among rookies in Florida then returning to Minnesota for talks to try and end pro football’s labor impasse.
NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation.
The clock is ticking for a new Vikings Stadium to get the green light at the capital.
Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers sponsoring a Vikings stadium bill have plans to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about the project.
If these are not fun times for football fans, they are captivating days for lawyers.