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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Bill Belichick was a flip-flopper at Super Bowl Media Day

Everyone had a fashion statement at Super bowl Media Day and New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick went with a bold look. He wore jeans and … wait for it … a hoodie and flip flops. Well, he is in Arizona. Bill Belichick crushing flip-flops at media day, because of course. (via @TheBuzzerOnFOX) pic.twitter.com/k1HvY8NHFY — […]

Tom Brady explains Gisele Bundchen’s absence at Super Bowl Media Day

One of the first questions Tom Brady faced at Super Bowl Media Day concerned the absence of his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. “She’s at home with the kids,” the New England Patriots told probing media members. Well, of course, she is. It’s Day 2 of Super bowl week. Why would she come out now? Besides, […]

Brandt Snedeker challenges Charles Barkley to show off off his turrible golf swing during practice round at Phoenix Open

PGA pro Brandt Snedeker has issued something of a challenge to Charles Barkley, owner of “the most tragicomic swing in golf,” according to Golf.com. Snedeker is preparing for this week’s Phoenix Open, and Barkley is in town for the Super Bowl, one would assume. Saw Charles Barkley is in Phoenix. I will let him hit […]

Super Bowl Media Day: Tom Brady, Patriots face a ton of questions and some weirdos

The last time New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was front and center at Super Bowl Media Day, about the most probing question he faced was “will you marry me?” It was a weird moment typical of Media Day, the greatest and weirdest day on the sports calendar. It’s the day when thousands of media […]

Tiger Woods on missing tooth: ‘There was blood everywhere’

DeflateGate may rage on, but the mystery of Tiger Woods’ missing front tooth has been put to rest. When the golfer sported a gap-toothed grin last week when she showed up in Italy to root for his girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn, the official story from his agent was that a media member’s shoulder-mounted camera met […]

What to expect from NBC’s marathon Super Bowl pregame show

NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show will be like many of the others that have preceded it: It’ll be soooooo verrrrrrry loooooong, beginning at noon EST on Sunday, hours before kickoff at 6:30. Here’s what you can expect when you aren’t watching Puppy Bowl (information shamelessly cribbed from Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch). Jim Harbaugh! The Baltimore […]

Super Bowl commercials: Powerful ‘No More’ spot focuses on domestic violence

There will be all sorts of commercials filled with innuendo, cuddly animals and celebrities during Super Bowl XLIX, but one will not be anything like the rest. A 60-second public service announcement will revisit a controversy the NFL would rather forget: Domestic violence. It’s a powerful ad from No More, an organization for groups working […]

Vice President Biden would rather talk to Aaron Rodgers than Olivia Munn

So Olivia Munn, boyfriend Aaron Rodgers and Vice President Biden were all hanging out backstage at the “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Yes, that’s the vice president of the United States cornering the Green Bay Packers quarterback, apparently at the expense of Ms. Munn, who wrote on Instagram: “Was talking to VP Biden backstage at @TheEllenShow […]

Patriots’ Brandon Browner wants teammates to target Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas injuries

There’s a time for friendship and camaraderie and, clearly, it’s not during the nearly four hours of the Super Bowl. New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, who was on the Seattle Seahawks’ roster for Super Bowl XLVIII but did not play, wants his team to show no mercy Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX. That particularly […]

Super Bowl commercials: Kim Kardashian really loves Kim Kardashian in ad for T-Mobile

Super Bowl Commercial Roll-Out Week continued Tuesday with the release of Kim Kardashian West’s ad for T-Mobile. The “Famous Person” warns against the dangers of lost cellphone data, which otherwise could be used to view all of her selfies. It’s something of a follow-up to the ads T-Mobile rolled out for last year’s game, including […]

NFL officials reportedly excited about Stan Kroenke’s plan for Los Angeles-area stadium

Earlier this month, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced plans to build an 80,000-seat football stadium as part of a massive entertainment complex in Inglewood, Calif. Without specifically saying so, Kroenke was thought to have designs on moving the Rams back to Southern California, perhaps as early as the 2016 season. The team currently […]

What do Robert Kraft’s comments mean for Roger Goodell’s future?

There was a highly unusual moment Monday when New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft stepped to the microphone and spoke to members of the media. First, owners usually don’t do this when Super Bowl week begins and then there was the content of Kraft’s comments, which were aimed straight at Commissioner Roger Goodell. He said […]

How an arm brace could affect Richard Sherman’s Super Bowl performance

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman messed up his arm in the NFC championship game when he and teammate Kam Chancellor tangled on a play. Sherman gutted out the rest of the game, holding his arm to his side, but has insisted that he won’t miss a moment of Super Bowl XLIX. With two weeks between […]

Tomas Berdych finally beats Rafael Nadal, advances to Australian Open semifinals

You just don’t beat Tomas Berdych 18 times in a row. Rafael Nadal learned that lesson Tuesday in the Australian Open quarterfinals, losing handily to Berdych, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5). The 14-time Grand Slam champion had beaten the 29-year-old Czech player in 17 consecutive matches dating to 2006. “Before the third set, I didn’t play […]

Top football recruit says he’s choosing between the University of Phoenix and ITT Tech

Being a top high school football player, especially one from Texas, can be very exciting time, but it can also be exhausting and stressful, at least when it comes to being pursued relentlessly by NCAA programs. However, Soso Jamabo, a senior running back out of Plano, showed recently that he has developed a sense of humor […]

Marshawn Lynch answers questions! Okay, it’s to promote Skittles, but still.

Marshawn Lynch is famously “just about that action, boss,” as in the thing that speaks louder than words. However, the Seahawks running back has been heavily fined by the NFL for not using any words during media occasions when he is mandated to do so (he’s also been heavily fined for repeatedly grabbing his crotch, but […]

Rockets, Warriors unveil Chinese New Year uniforms

Chinese New Year arrives on Feb. 19, and two NBA teams with strong ties to that community will be ready. The Rockets and Warriors will wear special uniforms honoring the occasion in several games against other opponents during February and early March. Houston drafted Yao Ming No. 1 overall in 2002, and the team remains popular […]

Wife of Dolphins’ Brent Grimes blasts the NFL in long, profane Twitter rant

Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes made arguably the play of the game in Monday’s Pro Bowl, acrobatically grabbing the ball away from T.Y. Hilton while face-guarding the Colts receiver in the end zone. However, that wasn’t enough to snare defensive player of the game honors, which went to Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who had his […]

Kobe Bryant reportedly determined to return next season after shoulder surgery

It’s official: Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. His season is almost certainly over, which leaves the question of whether the 36-year-old guard, who is in the first year of a two-year contract extension, wants to undergo all the intense rehabilitation required to play again in […]

NFL Deflategate investigation is reportedly focusing on Patriots locker room attendant

Following the press conferences held by Patriots Coach Bill Belichick (two, in his case) and quarterback Tom Brady, and their repeated denials of any involvement with deflating footballs before the AFC championship game, the question gas been asked, again and again: If they had nothing to do with it, who did? A report by Jay […]

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