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Joe Namath: Tim Tebow Is NY Jets’ Third String Quarterback

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If Mark Sanchez ever gets hurt, Tim Tebow will probably be taking over as the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. If Joe Namath was making that decision, however, Tebow would stay in his role as the QB’s assistant and third string quarterback Greg McElroy would step into the starting position. Namath said that… Read more »

Brandon Weeden Gets Buried By Giant Flag Before NFL Debut [Video]

Brandon Weeden Gets Buried By Giant Flag Before NFL Debut (Video)

Brandon Weeden was all set to start his first NFL game as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but, before he could take his first snap, the rookie was tackled by an unlikely opponent — a giant American flag. The rookie had a tough first game, but it didn’t help to have an embarrassing mishap to… Read more »

Shannon Eastin Makes NFL History, Referees Regular Season Game

Shannon Eastin NFL Referee

Shannon Eastin made NFL history on Sunday when she stepped out onto the field as the line judge in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions season opener. Eastin became the first female referee to play in a regular-season game. Eastin is a replacement referee who has stepped in to help the NFL continue its season after… Read more »

Tulane Player Breaks Neck, May Have Stopped Breathing During Game

Tulane player breaks neck in game collision

Tulane’s Devon Walker was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with a teammate during Saturday’s 45-10 loss to Tulsa in in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The hit resulted in Walker suffering a broken neck. The Detroit Free Press reports that after the collision, Walker’s shoulder pads and helmets were removed by medical staff, who appeared to administer CPR…. Read more »

NFL Bounty Ruling Being Overturned, Says Inside Source

Jonathan Vilma Bounty Program Ruling Overturned

Four players connected to the New Orleans Saints bounty program have had their guilty rulings overturned by a three-man arbitration panel. Reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the ruling will mean playing time for Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita, and Anthony Hargrove. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell found all four of the men guilty… Read more »

Kellen Winslow Did Not Fail Patriots’ Physical, Still Unemployed

Winslow did not fail Patriots physical

NFL free agent tight end Kellen Winslow remained a free agent this week despite earning a workout with the New England Patriots. It was initially reported that Winslow was not signed by New England because of a failed physical, possibly due to ongoing knee problems, but a new report by ESPN says that was not… Read more »

Jerry Jones’ Glasses Cleaner Identified As Son-In-Law Shy Anderson [Video]

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t be bothered while he’s sipping cocktails and watching football. When minor inconveniences arrive like a slightly fogged up pair of glasses, Jones snaps his fingers and has someone else take care of it. During the NFL season opener last night, Jones was spotted cleaning his glasses. Sorry, Jones’ was… Read more »

Art Modell Dies: Former Ravens Owner Passes Away At 87

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The National Football League (NFL) is reporting that Art Modell, the longtime owner of the Baltimore Ravens, died on Thursday of natural causes. He was 87. Art’s son David confirmed the sad news in a statement just released by the Ravens Thursday morning: “Sadly, I can confirm that my father died peacefully of natural causes… Read more »

Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins Baptized At Practice

Clemson WR baptized at football practice

It isn’t every day an ACC wide receiver gets baptized at football practice, but apparently it happens. Junior wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is off to a great start to this football season. He had 13 catches, finishing with 119 yards and a score in Clemson’s season-opening win over Auburn, which was a school record. But… Read more »

Brian Urlacher: I’m Playing On Sunday

Brian Urlacher Playing In Opening Day Game 2012

Chicago Bears Pro-bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher says he expects to take the field on Sunday when the Bears open the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts. Urlacher missed most of training camp and all of the offseason program after undergoing knee surgery. In an interview on WFLD-Channel 32′s The Final Word, Urlacher admitted that his… Read more »