Nike's Aggressive New Cleats Help Football Players Turn On a Dime

The use of 3D printers has allowed Nike's designers to prototype and test new footwear designs with a remarkably quick turnaround. And the latest shoe born from that new process is the Vapor HyperAgility cleat featuring re-engineered studs that Nike claims will give football players the necessary grip to explode off… » 2/26/14 12:00pm 2/26/14 12:00pm

This video about winter makes me feel colder than winter itself

It's 70 degrees where I am right now but I'm shivering. I have goosebumps all over my body and my teeth are chattering and I swore I just saw my own breath. I want to put on my winter coat and scarf and earmuffs and gloves. Why? Because I just watched this frigidly beautiful video directed by Oliver Würffell. It's about … » 2/11/14 8:48pm 2/11/14 8:48pm

The Perfect Alcoholic Pairings For Your Super Bowl Sunday Junk Food

Hey, football fans! Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon—which, for many of us, means a day of eating garbage and tossing back drinks. But don't do it all willy-nilly. Like a sommelier at Guy Fieri's restaurant, we've got the perfect drinks to complement your disgusting food choices. » 1/31/14 5:00pm 1/31/14 5:00pm

Richard Sherman Gives the Best Twitter Advice You'll Ever Get

Richard Sherman is a very talented football player, and I, like many of you, have become a fan. It's clear that in the post-NFC championship days, he's emerged as a divisive character. No matter your opinion, when it comes to Twitter he has some very sage advice. From a post he wrote earlier this week on the MMBQ: » 1/31/14 3:00pm 1/31/14 3:00pm

Facebook Data Show Just How Much Football Games Depress You

Whenever Facebook rolls out a new broad survey of its data, like a map of NFL fandom, the instinct is usually to jump right to the counterintuitive bits—Why would there be a pocket of Saints fans in the heart of Texas?—and then sussing out an answer. But here, with a look at how positive and negative words are used in… » 1/31/14 8:56am 1/31/14 8:56am

What Time Is the Zero-Gravity Super Bowl On?

Football and jetpacks have a long history together. But what if you actually strapped the jetpacks on the players? That was the idea in this illustration from a 1981 kids' book that promised "zero-gravity" football played in space colonies of the future. » 1/27/14 2:51pm 1/27/14 2:51pm

Cute animation explains everything you need to know about NFL football

Because we are in the US, I'm not going to call football "American Football" or whatever other people call our version of not-soccer outside of the USA. It's football here. That's the end of it. But I get it. To people who know football as some other thing or don't care to know our football as anything, the sport doesn't … » 1/22/14 8:41pm 1/22/14 8:41pm

19 Football Players Died in 1905, But Calls for Reform Were Mocked

Nineteen young men died playing football in 1905. Another 137 were seriously injured. Football has always been a violent sport, but calls to make the game less brutal were widely mocked at the turn of the 20th century. Satirical magazines of the time warned that the football players of the future would become… » 9/19/13 12:28pm 9/19/13 12:28pm