| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Denver receiver Wes Welker did not do anything wrong as far as the NFL is concerned and will not be disciplined for the hit that knocked New England cornerback Aqib Talib out of Sunday's AFC championship game with a knee injury.
“It was a legal...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
SEATTLE — It's time for the NFL to kick the extra point to the curb.
In a league where the pinnacle is Super, the point after touchdown is entirely superfluous.
What play, other than the clock-killing kneel down, is so virtually automatic? There...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The NFL is thinking about streamlining the game a bit by eliminating the extra-point kicks following touchdowns.
After all, the PAT is pretty much automatic these days anyway.
According to Sam Farmer in Wednesday's Times, only four of 1,191 extra-...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Picture the prototypical NFL coach.
He'd probably look a lot like Hall of Famers Vince Lombardi or Tom Landry, roaming the sideline in a suit and fedora, jaw set permanently to scowl. Or maybe it's Bill Belichick, stationary in a hoodie and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis.
But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For almost two decades, DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games has been a superstar performer for the satellite broadcaster.
But like any team with an aging and expensive player, DirecTV now has to decide whether to keep...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:56 AM
The NFL is finally putting into motion its plan to create another television package.
The league is asking for proposals from interested networks for a new Thursday night package of games. Currently, the NFL Network carries 13 Thursday games. One of the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations.
The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for the illegal block he put on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday.
“Huber, he’s a punter. And the key is he’s defenseless throughout the down,”...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:14 AM
It may be the sheer awfulness of this Thursday's National Football League matchup, featuring the Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jaguars -- two going-nowhere teams with five wins and 19 losses between them -- but the NFL's greedy push to load up its...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Why even have other programs on television against the NFL?
Thursday's game between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears on the NFL Network, which not even everybody has and which isn't always easy to find (though easier than finding Fox Sports 1,...