If Football—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as “Dungeons & Dragons,” we’d call it “Beer Commercials & Cheerleaders.”
On the average episode of Jeopardy!, three people with excellent memory recall compete to win large cash prizes—but also, to demonstrate to Alex Trebek their remarkable facility for retaining knowledge across a vast swath of topics and concepts. Yesterday was not one of those episodes.
When footage of CBS’s 1967 coverage of Super Bowl I first emerged from the ashes seven years ago, sports historians reacted with glee. Long considered one of the Holy Grails of sportscasting history, the footage, found on a set of two-inch Quadruplex video tapes in a dusty Pennsylvania attic, provided a rare glimpse…
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat…
An attorney for Aaron Hernandez and his estate announced today that researchers at Boston University found signs of CTE in the brain of the deceased former NFL player.
“All the stuff I’ve done in my career,” Don Ohlmeyer once told an ESPN interviewer, “and that’s what I’m going to be remembered for. It serves me right.”
No one ever said playing football was good for your brain. By this point, most sports fans have heard that those who suffer repeated concussions could possibly also suffer early-onset dementia and other neurological symptoms. This, in fact, could have lead Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher to kill his girlfriend and…
Sports and science fiction, much like jocks and nerds, don’t always get along. However, one sports news site is bringing football into the future with a series that’s weird, complex, and pretty spectacular.
Tonight is the Super Bowl, a sporting event enjoyed by many. As Google search traffic goes, it’s also a fucking goldmine—which explains why a LinkedIn blogger wrote over 150 junk articles on how to stream it.
On Monday afternoon, a group of mothers and other family members of men who have died with chronic traumatic encephalopathy gathered in a room at a hotel in Houston to hold a press conference announcing CTE Awareness Day and promoting their group’s eponymous website, Faces of CTE.
If you’re finding it hard to wait until Sunday for the big game, The Slow Mo Guys have something that should tide you over: They used a Phantom V2511 high-speed camera to film a severely overinflated football at 28,000 frames per second.
The NFL’s Pro Bowl game kicks off on Sunday night ahead of next week’s Super Bowl, and part of the pre-game festivities included a fun series of “skills showdowns.” For some reason, this meant pitting some of the game’s best wide receivers and defensive backs against football-dropping drones.
You won’t want to actually kick it around without wearing steel-toed shoes, but Russian carpenter Vladimir Zhilenko makes turning a bunch of wooden pentagons into a perfectly-round soccer ball look incredibly easy. The final sanding looks especially satisfying, assuming you don’t accidentally sand away your fingertips…
Rob Lowe, the former pitchman for DirecTV, has a message for the company that he used to promote: You suck!
Adding to the long list of things you never knew was a legitimate competitive sport, the Red Bull Street Style World Final recently took place in London, where athletes juggle soccer balls in impossibly amazing ways using any part of their body except their hands.
Last night, the BBC made the dreams of every stoner, naturalist, and David Attenborough fan come true when it broadcast the first episode of Planet Earth II, the sequel to the magnificent 2006 series.
Do the students at Ohio State University who play in the marching band actually go to class? Or do any studying? Because watching this amazing college football halftime show tribute to comic book heroes makes you assume the band must have to practice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to achieve this kind of insane…