Steve Sabol of NFL Films dies of brain cancer

Anyone that has followed the NFL for any length of time knows the name Steve Sabol. He was an integral part of how the NFL is watched today. His father, Ed Sabol created NFL Films and Sabol eventually became President of the company. On Tuesday, Sabol lost his battle with brain cancer. He learned in […]

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland allegedly called a fan an “A-hole” during Sunday’s game against the Raiders

As evidenced by their protest outside the Dolphins team facility in March, it’s quite clear that the remaining Dolphins fans in Miami are a passionate group. So it shouldn’t surprise you that one of those passionate Dolphins fans corned Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland during halftime of the Dolphins-Raiders game at Sun Life Stadium. The passionate […]

Replacement referee tells LeSean McCoy, ‘I need you for my fantasy team’

Another day, another story painting replacement referees and the NFL in a not so good light. Yesterday, it was issues with conflicts of interest, and today we have LeSean McCoy telling 94WIP in Philly about a few unsettling details regarding the replacement refs from Sunday’s Eagles-Ravens game.

Steve Young: The NFL doesn’t care about replacement referees’ issues

The performance of replacement referees is a sticky topic for on-air talent calling NFL games. On one hand, it’s totally natural for announcers to want to point out mistakes and even criticize the referees for their lack of control of a game. But on the other hand, announcers need to watch their step when criticizing […]

Michael Turner arrested for DUI

Just hours after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Denver Broncos 27-21, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges. According to police, a traffic citation was given to Turner for driving 97 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. Turner was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail just after 5 a.m. […]

NFL now dealing with off-the-field issues with replacement referees

The on-the field issues that replacement referees have are well publicized. So there isn’t a need to beat that dead horse. They’re making mistakes; end of story. But it’s the off-the-field stuff that is beginning to overshadow their on-the-field performance.

A fan wandered into Alex Smith’s postgame interview last night

Alex Smith put on a show Sunday night in the 49ers 27-19 win over the Lions. Smith went 20-31 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Because of his performance he was given the chance to speak with NBC’s Michelle Tafoya. Smith was joined by teammate Michael Crabtree, which isn’t so out of the ordinary. But […]

After just one game, Osi Umenyiora is ready to call Robert Griffin III ‘RG3’

Back in July during an interview on WFAN, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wondered why people were calling Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III “RG3”. In Umenyiora’s eyes, Griffin hadn’t done anything in the NFL yet so he didn’t deserve to have that nickname. So instead, he would call him “Bob Griffin”. Predictably, Griffin said […]

NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

Week 1 is in the books so it’s time to take a look at our NFL power rankings heading into week 2. For last week’s rankings, go here.

At least Chris Johnson has a sense of humor about his poor showing in Week 1

Titans fans and fantasy owners were undoubtedly disappointed in Chris Johnson’s Week 1 performance. But if it makes you feel better, Johnson is keeping a sense of humor about it all. Yes, Johnson only 4 yards on 11 carries on Sunday. But he’s not about to let you tell him he had anything less than […]