Posts tagged "football"

ESPN Will Have An All-Male Panel On Domestic Violence Tonight, Which I’m Sure Will Be Incredibly Thorough [UPDATED]

Tonight, the pre-show for Monday Night Football will feature a panel discussion about domestic violence. It will include, as Ben Collins points out at Esquire, the perspectives of 11 middle-aged-and-up men, and not a single woman. He goes on to dismantle Bill Simmons’ suspension from the network for calling Roger Goodell a liar and the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

The 11 Funniest Names In Football (Past & Present)

A few weeks ago, I was watching the Packers- Seahawks game, when it sounded like the commentator referred to one of the Green Bay players as “Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.” All of a sudden, I was paying close attention because I thought I missed an inappropriate political joke. When the announcers continued to say it, I…

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 26, 2014

The End Zone: The 5 Types Of People In Your Fantasy League

We’re coming up on Week 4, the season is almost a third over already, and if you’re in a fantasy league, this means you’ve had plenty of time to see the true colors of the people you fake-own football teams with: and as it turns out, that color is obnoxious. If you have the misfortune…

By: Beejoli Shah / September 25, 2014

Mom, Teens Allegedly Draw 100-Yard Penis On Football Field

A 50-year-old mom and two teenagers are the prime suspects in a vandalism case that’s tainted a football field in Temperance, Michigan.

Police have accused the trio of using grass killer to burn a 100-yard-long image of male genitalia into the turf, reports WDIV, disrupting the Bedford High School Kicking Mules schedule and causing…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 23, 2014

Firing Roger Goodell Isn’t Enough To Save The NFL

Roger Goodell has to go.” A lot has been said of this over the past eight years since Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue as NFL Commissioner. Since then Goodell has endured all manner of controversies, from Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault charges to Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring to the bounty scandal, in which he had to suspend…

By: Dominick Mayer / September 21, 2014

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Head Butting His Wife

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer headbutted his wife, breaking her nose, after she turned him down for sex. He proceeded to lock himself in a bathroom and threaten to kill himself in front of his wife and son if she told the police about the assault.

So that’s four NFL players i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall Is Being Sued For Domestic Abuse

First Ray Rice, then Adrian Peterson, now Brandon Marshall: A third NFL player in just 10 days has been brought into the spotlight for allegedly abusing someone close to him.

It’s not that September 2014 is just the equivalent of a full moon for NFL players, when all of a sudden they become…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014

The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

Don’t you just hate it when you spend over eight years and nearly $1.2 billion dollars to conceive and build the perfect new stadium, just to find out that oops, sorry, it is cursed as hell? Samesies, me too – but looks like that’s what the San Francisco 49ers are up against right now.

By: Beejoli Shah / September 18, 2014

The End Zone: The Top 10 Touchdown Celebrations

Football season is finally here, and after an exhilarating Week 1, there have already been 42 touchdowns scored across the league. And though the NFL may have banned excessive celebration on touchdowns back in 2006, any NFL fan knows that the best part of football is of course: the touchdown dance (winning Super Bowls, mercilessly…

By: Beejoli Shah / September 11, 2014

Pigskins & Zodiac Signs: 5 Football Teams To Watch This Season (According To Astrology)

Fall is here, which means fuzzy sweaters, foliage and of course, football! Whether you’re a huge fan of the sport, super competitive in your fantasy football league, or both, get a leg up on what’s ahead for the season with a little help from the cosmos. Go beyond stats and look up to the star…

By: Kiki T / September 9, 2014

The End Zone: Fantasy Football 101

So, you finally gave in to those incessant office e-mail chains and decided to play fantasy football. Congrats! Welcome! It is now socially acceptable for you to spend the next 13 weeks not moving from the couch on Sundays, so at the very least, there’s that. Oh, but you also don’t want to come i…

By: Beejoli Shah / September 3, 2014

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is a second incident, he would be banned by the league or a year before he could petition for reinstatement. The policy applies to domestic violence,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Suzan Harjo, The Woman Who Beat The Washington Redskins

Earlier today, the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office cancelled the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins after ruling that the name was “disparaging to Native Americans.” And the woman to thank for this tremendous victory over a powerful NFL team and its owners is Suzan Harjo, a 69-year-old grandmother and Native American activist who has been waging…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2014

Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Accused Of Drugging & Raping Nine Women

A former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints is in court today facing accusations of sexual assault. Darren Sharper is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least nine women in five different states: California, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana. The women tell disturbingly similar stories of going someplace alone with him, taking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2014

Michael Sam Becomes The First Out Gay Player Drafted By The NFL, Kisses Boyfriend Live On ESPN

On Saturday, Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, becoming the first out gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Upon receiving the news, Sam emotionally embraced and kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, on live television, something that shouldn’t be a big deal, but obviously is given that the macho world of professional sports hasn’t alway…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2014

Dallas Sportscaster Supports Michael Sam In Coming Out, Quotes Audre Lorde

In a perfect world, an athlete coming out as gay wouldn’t even be considered news. But in the world we live in, college football player Michael Sam’s decision to come out of the closet before the NFL draft is headline-making and controversial. Sam — who, if drafted, would be the first openly gay player i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2014

College Football Star Michael Sam Publicly Comes Out As Gay

Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times’ website this weekend. “I’m coming out now because I want to own my truth,” Sam said. “I didn’t want anyone to break a story without me telling it. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2014

Frisky Eats: 7 Winning Super Bowl Snacks

No matter who you’re cheering for this Sunday, every football fan can agree that amazing snacks are an integral part of the Super Bowl experience. Amp up your party’s deliciousness factor with these seven mouthwatering halftime (or anytime, really) snacks, guaranteed to score a tastebud touchdown. Sorry, I’m done making corny football metaphors now. Let’…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 2, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Sex Is Unlikely, So We’re Proposing “Makeup Sex Monday”

Newsflash: Super Bowl Sunday is not a good day for sex. The entire day — and weekend, really — is reserved for football, beer, hot wings and lots of yelling at the TV. Do yourself a favor, and start to accept the fact that you’re not getting it on today.

Thanks to a…

By: Katie Oldenburg / February 2, 2014

This Bad Lip Reading Of The NFL Makes Perfect Sense To Me

Here’s a hilarious video of NFL players, coaches, and referees overdubbed with nonsensical words and phrases. In other words: an accurate representation of what football always sounds like to people who don’t understand football. [YouTube]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2014