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Concussion Tackles Difficult Issues, But Drops The Ball On The Portrayal Of Women

Full disclosure: I’m not a big fan of movies; particularly sports movies that are not Cool Runnings, Major League, A League of Their Own or The Sandlot. But a few weeks ago when I was prepping for a lecture on ethics in sports discussed through pop culture, ignoring new-release Concussion was unfortunately not an option. More »


Kathryn Smith Is Now The NFL’s First Ever Female Full-Time Coach

Hey Beyonce, can we get a “Who run the world?!” More »


Brett Favre’s Wife Kicked His Butt In A Triathlon

Forgive me if this is colored by my personal hatred of Brett Favre (because BEAR DOWN!), but ha ha ha, Favre’s wife Deanna thrashed him in the Key West triathlon last weekend!

Deanna finished 97th overall and third among female competitors at 1:26:35.71. Dang, Deanna!

This lady Susan knows what I’mMore »


The Soapbox: No, Wendi Nix, Boycotting The Cowboys’ Sponsors Will Not Solve The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem

Yesterday, ESPN’s Wendi Nix joined the crew at SportsCenter to talk about Greg Hardy. Hardy, if you don’t follow football, beat his ex-girlfriend badly while playing for the Carolina Panthers, was shielded by the NFL, had the charges of assault expunged, and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Deadspin shone a light on the whole horribleMore »


Black Missouri Football Players On Strike Until School President Resigns

More than 30 football players at the University of Missouri have made the decision to boycott team activities (ie. participating in any of their football games) in protest of the University’s President Timothy Wolfe amid the poor handling of racial incidents surrounding the campus, prompting a hunger strike by a student last week.

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Kansas State Marching Band Forms A Giant Dick And We Love Them

Normally I don’t really care about sports all too much but this was something I could really get into.

At a college football game half-time show, the Kansas State Marching Band for The Wildcats, meant to form a Star Wars themed formation, but instead formed something that looked exactly like a giant dick… More »


Tom Brady’s 4-Game Deflategate Suspension Has Been Overturned

Plus, Caitlyn Jenner CRIED when she watched the video for Tyga’s “Stimulated” and Idris Elba responds to comment that he is “too street” to play James Bond. More »


Jen Welter Is The First-Ever Female NFL Coach

The first woman coach probably ever been hired in the NFL, working in training camp on the Arizona Cardinals staff, and it should surprise literally no one that this woman is a badass.

Jen Welter played football as a linebacker for 14 years on the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance. Then… More »


The NFL Hired Its First Female Referee, And These Traitors-To-The-Cause Women Are Pissed

Earlier today, news broke that the NFL had hired its first female referee, Sarah Thomas. Thomas, a current NCAA Big Ten referee, has been in final round talks with the NFL in years prior, and has refereed NFL pre-season games in the past. But while the man tears that have taken Twitter by storm in… More »


British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]
A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast]
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Finally

What a nice day out! Finally get to relax at the pool!! Wooo!! pic.twitter.com/SZgWSQ4aos

— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 2, 2015More »


WTFootball: Here’s How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

People tend to think that your fearless Frisky staff doesn’t care about football with the same fervor that we care about, say, black honey lipstick, but that is only partially a lie because you probably forgot about a little thing called the Halftime show (also, commercials) (also, two out of six of us really do… More »


How To Throw A Super Bowl Party In Any Amount Of Time

The Super Bowl is here, and everyone is rejoicing because it means they can watch ads, puppies, grown men playing a sport that will eventually kill them and Katy Perry. If you’re going to a Super Bowl party, awesome. It’s nice to have friends, right? If you’re not, fuck the haters, and throw your own. More »


Cleveland Browns Receiver Andrew Hawkins: “A Call For Justice Shouldn’t Warrant An Apology”

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt bearing the words “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” — two unarmed Black Cleveland residents who were shot and killed by police — during pre-game interviews on Sunday, prompting Cleveland police officers to demand an apology. The Browns refused, and later, Hawkins spoke with the media… More »


Watch Chicago Band Firago’s Touching Plea For The Bears To Get Rid Of Jay Cutler

Chicago band Firago has covered A Great Big World’s “Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)” to express their deep, deep discontent with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Chief among their complaints is that he sucks and he’s overpaid. To give you a picture of how heartily Chicagoans and football fans everywhere agree with Firago,… More »


The End Zone: JJ Watt Is Just Having The Best Damn Time Of His Life This Season

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is having the best damn season of his life, what with all those touchdowns he can’t seem to stop scoring. After single-handedly running the Tennessee Titans ragged this weekend (sure, Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a monster six touchdown game, but this was clearly the Watt show), the MVP… More »


It’s Not About You, St. Louis P.D.

Earlier this week during Sunday night football, five St. Louis Rams players came out of the tunnel to take the field ahead of the rest of the team, arms raised in “hands up, don’t shoot” posture, in honor of the Ferguson protesters angry with the lack of indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, four months after… More »


The Soapbox: Blame Roger Goodell For Ray Rice’s Return To The NFL

Ray Rice is now allowed to play football in the NFL should anyone choose to have him. And if you, like me, are wondering where exactly to direct your outrage, look squarely at Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL.
For nearly 10 months, we’ve watched Goodell bungle Rice’s suspension and appeal. In August he… More »


The End Zone: 7 Times Rob Gronkowski Has Been His Most Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots improbably excellent season just keeps getting better and better. After a rocky start, Tom Brady has more than proven that he hasn’t gotten any less effective with age. But it’s tight end Rob Gronkowski, now back at full strength after knee surgery earlier in the year, who has been having a monster year,… More »


The End Zone: Is It A Quarterback’s Fault If He Keeps Getting Sacked?

The big story of Monday Night Football was, of course, the tale of butt fumble redemption: Mark Sanchez’s first start in almost two years, this time as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, as they dominated the Carolina Panthers 45-21. The second most talked about story? Just how bad Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked in this game… More »


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