First up this morning: A history lesson. We'll never see two months like we've just seen in any offseason. Ever. To recap: March 2 -- The NFL says the Saints ran a sophisticated bounty program with defensive coordinator Gregg... more »
Kansas City Star
The idea is always at the surface, has been since the story of an NFL star dying in an Afghanistan firefight captured America’s attention, and strikes especially hard on this holiday weekend 10 years after the September 11 attacks.
You remember Pat Tillman, the NFL star who sacrificed a dream career and millions of dollars for the front line of the fight against terrorism, driven by the kind of values the rest of us admire but can’t always match. He died for it, killed by friendly fire and then disrespected by a government cover-up, so how could we not want to honor him as best we possibly can?
Broadcaster and former NFL receiver Cris Collinsworth is leading the push to induct Tillman into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The case is compelling and ...
The first thing you notice is the footwork—and not because of the gold shoes. Yes, that’s part of Robert Griffin III’s persona. Just like the braids that flowed from underneath his Washington Redskins helmet.... more »
When Derek Jeter arrived in the major leagues in 1995, the soon-to-be superstar displayed an innate modesty and reverence for the sport. That season Jeter had the good fortune of playing alongside pinstriped legend Don... more »
Before we allow this very important debate about the importance of player safety in pro football to disintegrate into a silly exercise of infantile name-calling (oops, too late for that), I was actually hoping that some... more »