Posts tagged "football"

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 i…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 3, 2015

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] A new report…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015

Finally

What a nice day out! Finally get to relax at the pool!! Wooo!! pic.twitter.com/SZgWSQ4aos — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 2, 2015

By: Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015

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…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015

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.

By: Megan Reynolds / January 30, 2015

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

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,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

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…

By: Beejoli Shah / December 4, 2014

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…

By: Beejoli Shah / December 2, 2014

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 admitted…

By: Christine Sirois / December 1, 2014

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,…

By: Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

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…

By: Beejoli Shah / November 14, 2014

Pigskins & Zodiac Signs: The Astrological Lowdown On Your Fave Quarterbacks From Each Sign’s Playbook

Quarterbacks get most of the glory in victory, as well as the shame in losing. Yes, the pressure is on the QB to lead the team and be a superstar. Of course, not all quarterbacks are the same and through astrology, we can better understand how each sign takes on the competition to seize the…

By: Kiki T / November 7, 2014

The End Zone: Guys, Stop Mansplaining Football To Me

If you ask a woman what the worst part of being a female football fan is, they’ll most likely not love that you’ve segregated them into the boat of “female football fan,” but even that’s a close second to having an ostensibly well-intentioned male football fan mansplain the game to you. Just because I mused…

By: Beejoli Shah / November 7, 2014

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable…

By: Beejoli Shah / October 30, 2014

The End Zone: Is Percy Harvin’s Third Act Going To Be His Best Yet?

In what was otherwise an incredibly slow week for the NFL, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks surprisingly traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Speculation was instantly rampant that the move was tactical, due to Harvin’s alleged inability to get along with hi…

By: Beejoli Shah / October 24, 2014

The End Zone: Professional Football Mascots, Ranked

Let's do this. From worst to best... [All Photos: Getty Images]

By: Beejoli Shah / October 16, 2014

The End Zone: Is Thursday Night Football Too Much Football?

There comes a point right around this time of the season where a thought runs through my brain that I would never dare utter out loud: “This is too much football.” We just wrapped Week 5, are close to being midway through the season, and even though I just spent the entire summer lamenting the…

By: Beejoli Shah / October 9, 2014

Pigskins & Zodiac Signs: Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde & Other Astrological Events That Could Impact Your Game

Nothing is safe from the power of the universe. No matter how much time and effort you put into practice, working out strategies or considering all mortal variables, you can’t prevent nature and the cosmos from doing its thing. Football fans and players alike, take note of the upcoming line-up of planetary punts and cosmic…

By: Kiki T / October 6, 2014

The End Zone: Is Tom Brady Too Old For Professional Football?

“Oh god, Tom Brady, what are you doing?” That was the prevalent thought across most football fans minds – even the ones that loathe the New England Patriots with every fiber of their being – after Tom Brady fumbled his way through a disastrous game against the Kansas City Chiefs, playing arguably the worst game…

By: Beejoli Shah / October 2, 2014
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