Football Timeline

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 »

Division III QB Sets NCAA Record With 736 Passing Yards

Sam Hurley Sets NCAA Single Game Passing Record

Sam Durley dominated his division III football game this week when he threw 736 passing yards during Saturday’s game against Knox. Those passing yards were enough for Durley to claim the NCAA record for a single game. Despite his huge effort at the quarterback position, his team was barely able to edge out Knox with… Read more »

Kenny Britt Suspension: Titans WR Suspended One Game For July DUI Arrest

kenny-britt-suspension 2012 dui arrest

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been suspended one game by the NFL for the DUI he received in the offseason. On July 20th, the fourth-year receiver was arrested at approximately 3:30 am when he attempted to enter a gate at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Britt was administered a field sobriety test and reportedly declined… Read more »

NFL Asks Judge To Throw Out Concussion Lawsuits

Football and Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL’s front office on Thursday asked that a federal judge shoot down over one hundred concussion lawsuits brought forth by former players. Those players claim that their time in the NFL left them with permanent brain injuries. NFL owners are calling the issue a “labor dispute” that should be argued under their collective bargaining… Read more »

Ryan Tannehill Flunks Basic NFL Knowledge Questions

Ryan Tannehill Earns F For NFL Knowledge

Ryan Tannehill, the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins might have a promising career ahead of him, but he may want to brush up on his very basic knowledge skills when it comes to how the NFL operates. On Tuesday’s episode of HBO’sHard Knocks, Ryan admitted that he had no idea which NFL teams were… Read more »

Female Quarterback Recieves First Snap For Florida High School

Female Quarterback Recieves First Snap For Florida High School

Most preseason high school football games do not have many memorable moments in them. However, this was not the case on Friday when South Plantation High School’s third-string quarterback took the field. Sun Sentinel reports that South Plantation High School’s third-string quarterback took the field with just under 10 minutes left in the game. This… Read more »

LSU Forced To Cancel Team Practice Courtesy Of Hurricane Isaac

LSU Hit By Hurricane But Stadium Okay

LSU was forced to cancel practice on Wednesday courtesy of Hurricane Isaac. The team attempted to wait out the storm as long as possible as they geared up for their Saturday season opener against North Texas. Instead LSU players hunkered down in facilities around the campus. According to Coach Les Miles: “We recognize the fact… Read more »

Mike Wallace Finally Ends Contract Dispute With Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Wallace Agrees To Play

Mike Wallace and the Pittsburgh Steelers have ended their contract dispute just two weeks before the NFL regular season is slated to begin. The restricted free agent had refused to sign his one-year contract tender that would pay him $2.7 million. Wallace showed up to practice on Tuesday where he was set to undergo a… Read more »

Brian Westbrook To Retire As A Member Of Philadelphia Eagles

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Brian Westbrook is retiring. After nine years in the NFL, Westbrook will be hanging up his Philadelphia Eagles jersey one last time. USA Today reports that Westbrook will officially retire with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement: “I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he… Read more »