NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  A general view of the draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Why we love the NFL draft

The NFL draft was once a nerdy little satellite of football: A lonely, barren moon upon which asthmatic, bespectacled geeks pored over magazines and spiral notebooks, newspapers and mail-order draft guides. Once a year, all the rough-and-tumble Real Fans would pour in from the big blue planet of bleachers and bars and run hollering through the place. […]

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Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday, but can he stay with Vikings?

In February, Adrian Peterson had his suspension overturned by a US District Judge. On Friday, the NFL will reinstate Peterson as an active player and according to Ian Rapoport, Peterson will not face any further suspension by the league. The Vikings have chimed in with a short statement… The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the […]

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 03: Russell Wilson #3 of the Texas Rangers runs through some infield drills during a work out before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Could Russell Wilson realistically become a two-sport star?

Thursday, April 16 is the home opener for the Asheville Tourists. It might be one of the busiest times of year in the team’s souvenir shop, especially coming off a South Atlantic League championship last season. Other than championship apparel, however, a popular item at The Tourists Trap is a No. 3 t-shirt jersey with […]

18 Apr 1998:  Quarterback Peyton Manning displays an Indianapolis Colts jersey during the NFL draft at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport

Ranking every 1st overall pick

The first overall pick in the NFL draft comes with a lot of hope and pressure. Some of the choices have completely turned the fortunes of a franchise, while others sank them further down the abyss. Below is the ranking of the first overall pick, post-merger, from best to worst. Since the merger there’s been 48 […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15:  Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls in this reception against Kendrick Market #26 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Top 10 WR Prospects in 2015 NFL Draft

The wide receiver class for the 2015 NFL Draft is absolutely loaded with NFL analyst Mike Mayock going as far as saying there are eight players from the class that have a first round grade. Here’s our top ten wide receiver prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft….  #1 Amari Cooper, Alabama Cooper has a good […]

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of murder; sentenced to life in prison

Former New England Patriots and Florida Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder for the killing of Odin Lloyd. The conviction has a mandatory life sentence without parole and also includes an automatic appeal (which has not been set at this time) in the highest court of Massachusetts. Hernandez was also found […]


Cleveland Browns unveil new uniforms

After an inexplicable amount of hype and some rather hilarious/ridiculous leaks, the Cleveland Browns finally officially unveiled their new uniforms on Tuesday, a fortnight ahead of the draft. As you can see, Cleveland going heavy on the orange, which is an interesting choice for a team named the Browns whose Bengals rival, the Cincinnati Bengals, […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Sammy Watkins of the Clemson Tigers poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #4 overall by the Buffalo Bills during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Which first-round draft spots have been the most/least lucrative?

If you want the best chance at drafting an All-Pro, history actually indicates you’re better off owning the second overall pick than the No. 1 selection. In fact, based on data we collected and analyzed from Pro Football Reference, teams possessing the third, fourth and fifth pick have also actually gotten more out of their selections […]

LOS ANGELES, CA  FEBRUARY 20:  Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleads not guilty to charges of allegedly drugging and raping a pair of women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub, in a Los Angeles Superior courtroom February 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sharper's bail has been increased from $200,000 to $1 million. (Photo by Bob Chamberlin-Pool/Getty Images)

15 Most Notorious NFL player criminals

As we await the forthcoming resolution on the Aaron Hernandez trial, we revisited below 15 convicted former (and current) NFL players. These are the most high profile either in terms of the fame of the player involved or the visibility of the case, or both. In all cases it’s a shame to have seen such […]

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EJ Manuel or Geno Smith: Can either be a reliable starter?

It was anticipated the 2013 NFL draft would be a black hole of suck at the quarterback position. Mock drafters and analysts routinely elevate average quarterback prospects each spring, often rightfully assuming the desperate search to find even competence leads to reaching. And it did two years ago, but the object of desire was a […]


It’s kind of sad we even have to react to Sarah Thomas hiring

I realize that by writing about the fact we’ve been writing about it, I’m only adding fuel to a fire I feel shouldn’t exist in the first place, but I’m a writer and writers write so let me say my piece and move on. It’s discouraging that we even feel the need to discuss and […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off of the field after a loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Fair to wonder if Chip Kelly’s ego is too big for the NFL?

Two years into his NFL coaching career, Chip Kelly has traded away stars LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson, while letting go of stars Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin and Trent Cole. That already had some wondering if Kelly had little respect for the so-called hotshots on his first pro roster, and now one of those […]