| Nov 7, 2013
The NFL flourishes and we enable.
Some 300-pound guy named Richie Incognito allegedly bullies a Miami Dolphins teammate, makes him pay for veterans' trips because the guy is a rookie, reportedly hurls racial slurs and death threats at him and gets...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has pretty much admitted that his decision to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was a bad one.
"We thought it was best for us to go in the direction that we are, and it doesn't look good right now," Jones said after...
| Nov 12, 2013
So the secret is finally out: The National Football League is an anachronism. Not the game, which is as ever. But the league's culture.
The NFL's out-of-touch, out-of-time "context" has been on vivid display during the ongoing contretemps between...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:05 PM
At the first sign of a real fight, when forced to publicly defend their actions, with lights shining on their warped culture, the bullies did what bullies always do.
The bullies curled up, covered up and quit.
This week, on one of the most...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Eleven weeks of NFL Sundays are in the books, and this much is undeniable:
The Denver Broncos knocked the NFL's last remaining undefeated team off its perch Sunday night, beating the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 27-17, to claim a...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Hazing in the NBA has always been about as sinister as a Dora the Explorer backpack, as menacing as a Hanson song.
If it were a reality television show, it could air on Nick Jr.
Cue the cute and cuddly Earl Clark dressed as a banana.
Cut to Quincy...
| Dec 3, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have yet to say who will start at quarterback for them Sunday. Same goes for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles?
Coach Chip Kelly, tongue firmly planted in cheek, said Monday that Nick...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Denver Broncos are smarting in the aftermath of their collapse at New England.
But are they smarter?
"I think that's the test of football teams," quarterback Peyton Manning said in the wee hours of Monday morning on the East Coast, after the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The New England Patriots weren't the only team to video an opponent's hand signals. But the Patriots paid the price for Spygate.
The New Orleans Saints didn't invent the concept of paying cash bonuses for huge hits. But Bountygate set that franchise...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A day after President Obama’s televised mea culpa to the nation about the failings of his signature healthcare program, one question persists.
Again and again, Obama returned to gridiron analogies as he pleaded his case from a...