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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…

Claire Hannum | January 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | October 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2013 - 5:50 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | September 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | April 24, 2013 - 1:20 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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.”

Julie Gerstein | February 12, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

NYMag.com | January 17, 2013 - 3:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Erica Watson | December 6, 2012 - 11:00 am