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NFL Rule Change Could Eliminate Kickoffs

NFL Rule Change for Kickoffs

A proposed NFL rule change could eliminate the kickoff from games. The idea of eliminating the kickoff arrived via NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a Time Magazine piece with Sean Gregory, the NFL commissioner reveals: […] after a touchdown or field goal, instead of kicking off, a team would get the ball on its own… Read more »

Ben Roethlisberger To Start On Sunday

Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh

Big Ben Roethlisberger is back. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will make his return to the field this Sunday when the team takes on the San Diego Chargers. According to USA Today, Roethlisberger has been out for the last three weeks with a dislocated rib. The Steelers QB had full practices today and Wednesday and is… Read more »

Cedric Griffin Banned For Failing Drug Test

Cedric Griffin

Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin has been banned for four games after failing a drug test, according to Reuters. The National Football League decided to bench Griffin for a handful of games once it was determined he had violated the league’s policies on performance-enhancing drugs. The ban will reportedly go into effect immediately. Unfortunately for… Read more »

Bart Starr, Legendary Packers QB, Collapses During Speech In Wisconsin

bart-starr-collapses-2012 during-speech-in-wisconsin

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Bart Starr collapsed Tuesday morning while giving a speech in Madison, Wisconsin. According to ESPN, Starr — who led the Green Bay Packers to six divisional crowns, five National Football League Championships, and two Super Bowls in the 60s — was wrapping up a motivational speech at the Wisconsin Housing… Read more »

Nick Lachey Kicked Out Of NFL Game For Talking Smack

Nick Lachey Kicked Out of NFL Game for Heckling

Nick Lachey was escorted out of the San Diego Chargers football game on Sunday after officials decided he was trash talking a little bit too much. While exactly what Lachey said has not been revealed, we do know that he’s a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan who was likely exciting fans who were busily cheering for… Read more »

Romo Breaks Record Touchdown Passes For Dallas Cowboys

Romo Breaks Record Touchdown Passes For Dallas Cowboys

Arlington, TX – Tony Romo had broken the record touchdown passes for the Dallas Cowboys franchise. According to Fox News, Tony Romo broke the record of Troy Aikman when the Cowboys were taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo threw the Cowboys record-breaking 166th touchdown pass on a third-quarter pass to Dez Bryant that tied the… Read more »

Skip Holtz Fired As Head Coach Of South Florida

Skip Holtz Fired

Skip Holtz has been fired as the head coach of South Florida football after two straight losing seasons that showed no signs of forward progress. Athletic DirectorDoug Woolard met personally with Skip Holtz on Sunday before announcing the firing. Speaking of his decision, Woolard said: “It was a very difficult meeting and one I will… Read more »

NFL Murder-Suicide Details Revealed, Coaches Were Never In Danger

Jovan Belcher NFL Murder Suicide

An NFL murder-suicide rocked the sports world this weekend after Jovan Belcher, an undrafted free agent who rose through the ranks of the Kansas City Chiefs killed his girlfriend and then took his own life. According to police, Belcher left behind a 3-month-old daughter. Police responded to a shooting at 7:50 am in Kansas City,… Read more »

Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play Sunday Against Ravens

Big Ben unlikely to play against Ravens on Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been out since injuring his throwing shoulder and dislocating a rib November 12 against Kansas City, and it seems unlikely he will be back in time for the Steelers’ matchup Sunday with AFC North Rival Baltimore. NFL.com reports that, while Big Ben has managed to practice with the team… Read more »