Posts tagged "football"

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

The 5 Most Tragic Claims In A Cheerleader’s Lawsuit Against The Oakland Raiders

Who knew? Life as a professional cheerleader can be a struggle. Lacey T, a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against her team yesterday for wage theft and unfair labor practices. Her lawsuit is on behalf of all 40 Raiderettes, who earn only $1,250 annually. Some of her grievances are as follows:…

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

Ex-Vikings Player Chris Kluwe Claims He Was Released From Team For Speaking Out About Gay Rights

Ex-Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe has a bombshell piece on the sports blog Deadspin today about how he believes he was released from the team because he speaks out on behalf of gay rights. It’s extremely damaging to members of the Vikings’ management and ends with this inspiring comment: ” Never be afraid to do…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014

Sensitive, Young Jock Suspended For Writing A Poem About His Feelings

An Ohio high school student was suspended for — of all reasons — writing a poem about his feelings. Sixteen-year-old Nick Andre, who plays defensive end on the football team, was just doing his composition homework. The assignment? To write a poem about something that makes you angry. So, Nick wrote a poem entitled Stupid

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 24, 2013

Male Jets Fans Punches Female Patriots Fan In Post-Game Skirmish

Fucking football, man. Following last night’s tight game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, in which the Jets emerged with a narrow victory, a fight broke out between rival fans because, you know, football is everything to some people. And amidst the melee, a male Jets fan, who apparently didn’t consider his team’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

Minnesota Vikings Player Adrian Peterson’s Two-Year-Old Son Dies From Beating By Mother’s Boyfriend

The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has died. The child was beaten on Wednesday by his mother’s boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, who has a history of domestic violence charges. The kid was Peterson’s “secret” child (whose name is being kept private) by an ex-girlfriend. Both were now living in South Dakota and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

6 Things I’m Trying To Understand About Football

Last week I announced that I was becoming a sports fan for love. I take my commitments very seriously, people. This Sunday, I broke out a bottle of wine (beer’s not really my thing), got the chips and guacamole spread ready and parked my ass on my boyfriend’s couch to watch the Giants and the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 9, 2013

Alan Gendreau Could Be The First Openly Gay NFL Player

Progressive cultural change doesn’t always happen quickly, but when it does, it’s a beautiful thing. Take the National Football League, professional football’s bastion and, up until now, a rather conservative place. That may all change now that Alan Gandreau, a kicker from Middle Tennessee State University, has become a viable NFL prospect.

Gendreau,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2013

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can play football. Taking advantage of a drunk woman doesn’t make you a “man.”  It’s 2013, everyone!

What do you think of the PSA?

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2013

Zooey Deschanel’s Inner Monologue Upon Catching A Football

“What is this shape?” “I like brown.” “Did we meet on my Cotton commercial?” “You remind me of Joseph Gordon-Levitt!” “I like you, and I’m going to call you Fred.” “Fred, will you brush my hair and tell me how pretty I am while I drift off to sleep?” “Oh Fred, you are quite the

By: Julie Gerstein / February 12, 2013

Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier To Talk About Than Real Dead Woman

As many have noted, the mass hysteria over Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake, dead girlfriend makes now a good time to remember Lizzy Seeberg, the real woman who committed suicide after reporting her sexual assault by another Notre Dame player in 2010. Speaking with Melinda Henneberger, who covered the case for the National

By: NYMag.com / January 17, 2013

Lingerie Football League Is Klassin’ Things Up

“Imagine if fondue wanted to end its association with melted cheese.”

This is how ESPN reported on plans by the Lingerie Football League to rebrand themselves into a classier institution. Good luck with that!  They’re trying to be taken seriously as an actual football team for women … as opposed to, say, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2013

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at the Chiefs training facility after murdering the mother of his three-month-old child in their home. Most people tried to figure out what would make a…

By: Erica Watson / December 6, 2012

Football Player On The NFL’s First-Ever Female Ref: “Deal With It”

“Female, male, dog, cat, as long as they’re calling the right calls and they know what they’re doing out there, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a person. She’ll see the same things as a man. She knows how to blow the whistle the same way. It’s going to be something weird to see, but you deal…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

Hot Links: NFL Legend Junior Seau Found Dead

In sad news, NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead today in California. Police suspect suicide. [TooFab]
It’s David Beckham’s 37th birthday — celebrate by looking at some of his hottest photos! [TooFab]
Jennifer Lawrence reportedly wants to move in with her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult, but her mom ain’t havin’ it. [Celeb

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2012

Gisele Bundchen Defends Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Performance

“My husband cannot f**king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
— Gisele Bundchen, who sent an email to friends and family last week, asking them to pray for husband Tom Brady (quarterback for the New England Patriots) in the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2012

10 Football Films Both You And Your Guy Will Love

Whether you’re into the sport or not, football movies can be the perfect rental compromise between you and your guy. He’ll love the game day suspense, action-packed scenes, and inspirational half-time speeches, while you can enjoy some heartwarming stories — and, OK, a little eye candy, too.

Choose one of these ten great…

By: Tres Sugar / February 5, 2012

Morning Quickies: Please Pray For Tom Brady In The Super Bowl, Wifey Gisele Bundchen Implores

Gisele Bundchen emailed friends asking them to pray for her hubby Tom Brady to win this Super Bowl this weekend. “I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong,” Gisele wrote. “Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2012

Buffalo High School Football Coach Pat Lynch Resigns Over “Hurt Feelings Report”

Pat Lynch, the head football coach of Buffalo High School in Wyoming, resigned recently after handing out homophobic and sexist “hurt feelings reports” to players asking them if they were a “pussy,” “a queer,” “a little bitch,” have “woman like hormones” (sic) and a litany of other puerile options. The report reads:
“We, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Penn State Students Protesting Joe Paterno’s Firing Need A Reality Check

Last night, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university. Thousands of students reacted by rioting, throwing rocks and overturning a news van, shouting, “We want JoePa!” Their loyalty is disturbing. Joe Paterno, yes, has a reputation for being one of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011