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  • College Football Players Should Be Making $178K Per Year

    The findings of a study conducted by the National College Players Association and Drexel University found that college football players playing between 2011 and 2015 should make around $178,000 per year if universities and the NCAA decide to release the stranglehold they have on the game and the players’ ability to not risk their entire careers working for nothing.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil New 2014 Uniforms

    The Tampa Bay Bucs in collaboration with Nike revealed the team’s new NFL Elite 51 Uniforms for the ’14 season. Can’t help, but think of an arena football uniform. The new uniform features a refreshed color scheme honoring the franchise’s past and present, while confidently positioning the team for the future. In collaboration with the Buccaneers and the NFL, Nike designers incorporated many of the unique historical aspects of the Tampa Bay area by showcasing the city’s roots, vibrant culture and spirited fan base. “Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history,” said Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer. “We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward.”

  • 5 Different Perspectives of the Metrodome’s Demolition Implosion

    Yesterday the former home of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and U of Minnesota football was finally put to rest. The Twins and Wolves would eventually move on to greener pastures, but the Vikings were stuck with the stadium until last year, when the ceiling of the dome literally collapsed due to weight from a snowstorm. Luckily the dome wasn’t in use at the time. Since the incident, new plans were approved for a brand new facility the Vikings can call home, putting to rest the stadium TIME Magazine pegged dead last in a 2012 NFL stadium ranking. On Sunday morning a series of controlled explosions finally put the aged stadium down. Using demo explosions were originally out of the question, but last week crews decided it would be the best option, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The “Dome” was the only stadium to host the World Series, MLB All-Star Game, NCAA basketball’s Final Four, and a Super Bowl.

  • Statistics Prove That Defense is More Important Than Offense in the NFL

    It happens at the beginning of every September; 32 NFL teams come out of the woodshed that is Training Camp—vying for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. But, when asking the question about what it takes to win the Super Bowl, even those who have won the Big Game are somewhat divided about what it takes. However, what is true is that 11 out of the past 15 first overall draft picks have been quarterbacks, the current NFL era is hailed as the “Golden Age of the Quarterback,” and the rules allow for passing stats that were previously only thought to be possible in the Madden NFL video game franchise. But, is a top-tier quarterback and a high-powered offense the most important element needed to hoist the Lombardi trophy? The numbers may be in contrast with the widely assumed winning formula, but we will attempt to make sense of all of the stats.

  • If NFL Teams Got A Corporate Logo Makeover [32 Photos]

    New York City-based graphic designer Ryan K Fishman has mixed NFL teams logos with famous brands, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jet Blue, for his series entitled “LogoRemix.” Can you identify them all? If you’re stumped, find out the brand on the LogoRemix tumblr. Also check out more of Ryan K Fishman’s work on his portfolio page. Which is your favorite remixed team logo?

  • Heavy Metal NFL Logos [29 Photos]

    Iowa-based graphic designer Kimberly Breuer wanted to celebrate the end of football season the best way she knew how-by creating new logos for the teams. She went for a heavy metal look, and the results are simple and fun. Breuer re-imagined every team’s logo except for the Seattle Seahawks because, as she put it, “it’s not like they didn’t get enough attention already.” Be sure to check out more of Kimberly Breuer’s work on Behance and her blog, Socks Are For Your Feet.

  • Demolition of the Metrodome (20 Photos + Roof Blast Video)

    The Metrodome in Minneapolis was the only place to host the World Series, MLB All-Star Game, NCAA basketball’s Final Four, and a Super Bowl.Next year the Vikings will gear up to play at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. Demolition is finally finished, while the rebuilding process is just beginning. Two days ago demolition on the roof structure was polished off with a bang. Here is teh video and 20 photos of the end of the Metrodome and the beginning of… The Metrodome.

  • The Complete 1,000+ Text History Between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Has Leaked

    Through a league source, The Big Lead has obtained the full transcript of over 1,000 text messages Incognito and Martin swapped between October 2012 and November 2013. The messages are what you’d expect from wealthy, young athletes: Incessant talk about partying, drinking, and chasing women. And there is plenty of bawdy back-and-forth banter that at times reads like a fraternity brother hazing a pledge. If Incognito was indeed tasked with ‘toughening up’ Martin – a question Dolphins coach Joe Philbin refused to answer in early November – did he cross a line? The text exchanges should offer some insight into the relationship between Incognito and Martin.

  • NFL Helmets In The Star Wars Universe [32 Photos]

    Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. See more of his work on his behance portfolio. Also, the RSVLTS would like to congratulate the Toydaria Wattos on their win in the Galactic Bowl yesterday. The Hoth Tauntauns didn’t have a chance. 

  • RSVLTS Catches Up, Chats With Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Jamaal Charles

    Recently, RSVLTS got a chance to communicate with Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back, Jamaal Charles at an event promoting the newest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Titled Onslaught, it is now available to purchase on Xbox Live. It will be ready for launch on the Playstation Network in a few weeks—wait patiently, Sony faithful! Charles seemed to enjoy the DLC, largely pointing toward the rampant chaos that only Call of Duty entails. Citing one map in particular, Charles said that he “loved Bayview”—the map that replicates the idyllic Santa Monica pier. A long time gamer, Charles’ other favorite titles are: Tomb Raider, NBA 2K, and Madden. When speaking of the lattermost game, Charles said that he would create himself in the game during his pre-NFL days. And, in the NCAA games, he would create himself and then get drafted into the NFL through the virtual world created by the game. During his rookie season, Charles said that he “put himself ahead of every player” in the game, regardless of their position or rating—something that most of the human population would do upon the realization of an NFL dream. However, gaming was not the only topic of more »

  • Richard Sherman 30 for 30 Mockumentary Starring Frank Caliendo As Everyone

    Frank Caliendo, best known for his decade long stint on Fox NFL Sunday doing impersonations of NFL personalities (usually John Madden), is back in this ESPN 30 for 30 mockumentary about Richard Sherman. Watch Caliendo brilliantly take on Jon Gruden, Bill Belichick, Mike Ditka, and many others. He even goes back to his MadTV days with appearances from former presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

  • 3 (Good) Reasons Why The Super Bowl Should Be Played On A Saturday

    The Super Bowl is unquestionably the pinnacle moment in America’s sports calendar. It is a spectacle of hard-hitting tackles and even harder-hitting capitalism, with multimillion-dollar, 30-second television commercials and host cities reaping hundreds of millions in tourism dollars. As such it has become more than just a sports holiday, but an American holiday. But like most great traditions, is there a way to make the Super Bowl better? Yes! ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and CafePress believe so. The National Football League should move the Super Bowl to Saturday. If the Super Bowl were played on Saturday, consider:

  • RSVLTS Exclusive First Look Inside The Bud Light Hotel

    This morning we were amongst the first people in New York City to check out the Bud Light Hotel docked at Pier 88 on the west side of Manhattan. On a side and somewhat related note, our RSVLTS team were the first pedestrians to crack open a few icy cold Bud Lights for indulgence at the Bud Light Hotel… at 9 am, what of it? A crowning achievement for the likes of all men’s lifestyle editorial. STUFF Magazine would be so proud. As far as the hotel itself goes, the behemoth Norwegian Cruise Line vessel is 1,062 feet long and dubbed the Norwegian Getaway, the second largest in the NCL fleet. The boat will hold around 3,000 weekend-residents checking in today, but will carry around 4,000 total. After check-in, guests enter the lobby of the hotel, which is fittingly skinned out in ‘Bud Light’ blue. Surprisingly the branding is not distasteful, considering they parked a ship the size of 5 1/2 football fields in the Hudson. The impressive branding job was done less than 24 hours before we arrived and took about 1,500 man hours of labor. Elegant artwork flows across the outer hull of the vessel done by South Florida’s David more »

  • Can Team Logos Predict Super Bowl Winner?

    Until the whistle blows at the end of the game, people will be making predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl. While everything will be analyzed and rehashed using every stat available, another prediction tool may present the best data available — the team logos. According to Sarah Steil, Co-Founder and designer at Be That Design in Minneapolis, MN, “Logos visually embody the values and personality of an organization. That applies to football too — especially at this level of competition. The first step in identifying the leader is to identify those characteristics that will most clearly define success on the field.” Let’s see how Steil evaluated the two powerhouses and if her analysis can provide more insight into what might happen when Denver and Seattle meet in the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 2, 2014. Here’s how the teams breakdown based on 5 critical characteristics: Offense: Advantage Broncos. The Bronco’s charging horse logo represents an unstoppable charging force that cannot be stopped (in the wild or on the football field). Defense: Advantage Seahawks. The Seahawks have a bird’s eye view that can spot the block the best offensive drive. Strength: Advantage Broncos. The Broncos exude raw power. The charging horse, more »

  • Weather Triggers Super Bowl Ticket Prices to Plummet

    Super Bowl tickets have drastically declined after speculations of the weather taking a turn for the worse arose. We’re less than a week away from the big game and tickets are $409 lower from last year’s New Orleans prices. After projecting this years Super Bowl to hold the record the most expensive football game ever, ticket prices and sales are at a low. The cheapest ticket on NFL Ticket Exchange, the league’s official resale site, is at $1,779. Two years ago at this time, the cheapest ticket was $809 higher. ESPN projects ticket sales to eventually rise, but until weather projections become better tickets will With weather definitely being the major concern, travel also plays a factor for the teams involved. Although the match up is about as good as one can hope for, local fans from both teams have over 4,000 miles in travel distance combined. Because of the original projected price of tickets, fans were less likely to afford those prices combined with traveling that distance to watch their team compete in harsh conditions. Now that ticket prices have dipped, travel expenses have risen making a catch 22 scenario for fans willing to fly across the country to more »

  • More NFL Bad Lip Reading [Video]

    BadLipReading takes on the NFL again, just in time for the Super Bowl. There’s some real good ones this time around, especially the nonsense spouted by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Hopefully he’ll be just as entertaining next Sunday. Pro tip: make sure you have closed captioning on so you don’t miss any of the hilarity.

  • Super Bowl Ticket Price Infographic

    Plan on heading to scenic East Rutherford, New Jersey for the Super Bowl? If this infographic is any indication, you may want to head to your local bank or credit union (or Amscot, I won’t judge) and get yourself a not so small loan. Also, pack a sweater, because this isn’t just one of the most costly Super Bowls to attend, it’s also really, really, cold! Sounds enjoyable, right?

  • A Guide To American Football [Video]

    You bought an officially licensed jersey to wear. You looked up instructions on making one of those football stadiums built entirely of cold cuts and condiments. You have two fridges filled with both kinds of beer (light and full flavor(?)). You have a football to fumble around with nervously while watching the game. You are ready for the Super Bowl. Wait…you don’t know anything about how the game is played? Check out this video and brush up on the basics so that when you’re friends come over, you’ll have more to talk to them about than the commercials. With GoDaddy opting for a more mature image without scantily clad women, you might as well pay attention to the game.

  • Stunning Tilt-Shift Sports Photography (20 HQ Photos)

    Tilt-Shift uses the shift of a selective focus, simulation a miniature scene. When fused with sports photography creates a beautiful focal point for high resolution shots. the name may derive from the tilt–shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically. Here are some of the best tilt-shift sports photos of all time.

  • Skydiving Into Mile High Stadium [Video]

    See Denver’s Mile High Stadium like never before from this helmet cam footage from a member of the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm parachute team. The footage was taken before Sunday’s championship game against the Patriots. The speed of the descent is incredible to see and the stunt was the perfect way to start what would be a gamewinning day for the Broncos.

  • Richard Sherman x Beats by Dre Studio Wireless Commercial

    The newest commercial in the line of controversial Beats by Dre ads features Pro-Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman in their new “Hear what you want” campaign. Fresh off an NFC Championship game-wining, nail in the coffin tip that caused San Francisco 49ers the game, this commercial is more than timely. The tip was the catalyst for a Seahawks victory and a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

  • The Definitive Collection of Broncos, Pats, 49ers and Seahawks GIFs, Because Playoffs

    This Sunday we embark on a glorious feat of strength between the four best teams in the NFL. In a perfect world these four teams would be exactly where they are now, fighting for the Lombardi trophy. Each team is stacked with talent and players most Pro Bowl teams would be jealous of. We’ve collected this seasons most definitive GIFs for each remaining team to leave you to decide what team’s going to come up on top this Sunday. Denver Broncos New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

  • If NFL Logos Were Hipsters [Link]

    We love when talented designers take on team logos. We especially love it when there’s a touch of humor involved. Check out these hipster redesigns of all the NFL teams and see what it would be like if it was, I don’t know, a bike polo league or something. Dan Snyder should consider the Redskins redesign since hipsters don’t yet have any official organization (unless there’s a barista union).

  • Peyton Manning Loves “Omaha” [Supercut Compilation]

    Peyton Manning can’t stop shouting about Nebraska’s largest city. The Denver Broncos quarterback used the word “Omaha” loudly and often during Sunday’s playoff victory over the San Diego Chargers. According to an NFL.com video montage, Manning barked “Omaha” before the ball was snapped 44 times during the game.

  • Top 21 Undrafted Football Players Who Crushed It In the Pros

    The NFL Draft is undoubtedly the highest-touted amateur selection event in all of the four major American sports; the stars align in New York City and the brightest stars of the NCAA prepare to take a step into fortune, fame, and media over-exposure. But, the history of the draft isn’t a kind one. Hence, not every college standout is promised NFL glory. Likewise, not all collegiate afterthoughts are guaranteed the same fate when playing under the big, American-colored, tri-lettered shield. As such, there is seldom a more celebratory event in the NFL than a previously unknown athlete emerging from obscurity and into the heralded pigskin pantheon. Recently, RSVLTS got to sit down with one of such athlete at the Xbox One Loft in New York City. Victor Cruz, undrafted out of Umass, discussed on his lifelong gaming hobby, Xbox One’s  ”Playoff Face Off,” and his humble origins.  While led us to produce this list of the all-time greatest undrafted NFL legends:

  • RSVLTS Predicts the Playoffs: The Divisional Round

    Well, the table for the 2014 NFL Playoffs has already been set. Upon which, the appetizing course—otherwise known as “Wild Card Weekend”—has already been feasted. But, before we take another look into ole RSVLTS Crystal Ball—a mythical sightseeing orb of dubious success—let’s recap the predictions thus far. For the NFC, RSVLTS predicted that the following teams would receive playoff berth. To the right of our predictions were the actual standings: NFC Division Winners Our prediction: 1. Seattle Seahawks   Actual standing: 1. Seattle Seahawks Our prediction: 2. Carolina Panthers Actual standing: 2. Carolina Panthers Our prediction: 3. Philadelphia Eagles Actual standing: 3. Philadelphia Eagles Our prediction: 4. Chicago Bears Actual standing: 4. Green Bay Packers NFL Wild Card Our prediction: 5. New Orleans Saints Actual standing:  5. San Francisco 49ers Our prediction: 6. San Francisco 49ers Actual standing:  6. New Orleans Saints  With one mistake with the Division Winners and the inversion of the Wild Cards, RSVLTS’ predictions were better than some but worse than what actually came to pass. Now, for the AFC. AFC Division Winners Our prediction: 1. Denver Broncos Actual standing:  1. Denver Broncos Our prediction: 2. New England Patriots Actual standing:  2. New England Patriots Our prediction: 3. Cincinnati Bengals Actual standing:  3.  Cincinnati Bengals Our prediction: 4. Indianapolis Colts Actual standing:  4. Indianapolis Colts Wild Card Our prediction: 5. more »

  • FSU Defeats Auburn in BCS Championship (20 HQ Photos)

    Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston led his Florida State Seminoles to the last BSC National title of the modern era. Winston led the top-ranked FSU team to victory after an undefeated season. The first half of the game was lop sided to say the least, Auburn gaining heavy ground on a flat footed Seminole squad. In the second half, however, Famous Jameis took the reigns and led State to a 34-31 victory after a 4th quarter shootout.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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