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  • Sean Payton 100 Devon Still Jerseys to Support His Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

    In  the midst of a very dark and dramatic NFL season, New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Payton did showed an enormous sign of humanity, buying 100 Devon Still Jerseys. If you don’t know the backstory behind Devon Still, he fought his way on to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, then 53-man roster. Still made the tough decision after he becoming aware health insurance for him and his family would be cut off, if he walked away from the league to take care of his ailing  four-year-old daughter who fighting  a Stage 4 pediatric cancer disease. The Bengals not only kept Still on the Practice squad, but went one step further by putting him on the full roster. The Bengals organization decided to not only sell Devon Still Jerseys on their website, but promised all proceeds would be donated to with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and other pediatric cancer research efforts. Jeff Berding, the Bengals director of sales and public affairs, said Still’s jersey sold more in its first 24 hours than any other Bengals jersey had in a single day. This is where Sean Payton selflessly stepped in an ordered 100 Devon Still Jerseys. At around $100 per jersey, Payton donated close to $10,000 more »

  • Katie Nolan May Have Just Catapulted Women in Sports Television To the Next Level

    We’ve been following Katie Nolan ever since her days at Guysim delivering daily Speed Rounds to our desktops. She’s clever, funny and has a charismatic approach to her diction that ultimately took her all the way to FOX Sports 1 on Crowd Goes Wild and her online daily video, No FIlter. Nolan has gained quite a bit of acclaim for her work online with FOX, but her most recent post, “Why boycotting the NFL because of Ray Rice is not the answer” will surely sky rocket her to the next level. In her element with her signature mug, Nolan exposes her fear and vulnerability telling a story when she was once given the opportunity to ask Roger Goodell a question last month at a FOX Sports symposium. Nolan stayed quiet, never asking him a question dear to her about his decision to give Ray Rice a two-game suspension, limiting his desire to open up the NFL market to the wider audience he’s always speaking of, hypothetically shutting the door in the face of every female fan in doing so. “Fear crept in. I started thinking, well, the commissioner is here as a guest of Fox, and if offend him in more »

  • Why Johnny Football should be thrilled he’s a backup

    This past week the Cleveland Browns gave a valiant effort, but fell short to the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers in the first week of the NFL season. Animator Markus Magnusson was comissioned by Neil Jamieson over at ESPN to create GIFs on the topic of ”Why Johnny Football should be thrilled he’s a backup”. Based on the first game for the Browns we can think of quite a few reasons, but it’s better you just take a look at the game recap based on the Magnusson’s take on the game.  

  • Maryland’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Uniform Scream ‘Merica

    For the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” which later became “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the United States national anthem, the University of Maryland will be wearing the most ‘MERICA uniforms you’ve ever seen in college football. Picture Chuck Norris on a giant bald eagle, wearing an American Flag bandana, blasting Hulk Hogan’s entrance music, “I am a Real American” from the heavens. These uniforms are more American than that. The logo on the helmet and pant features the outline of Forg McHenry and an image of the famous flag that flew through the night of the Battle, which inspired our national anthem. Additionally, team captains will don red belts as American military captains did during the Battle.

  • Facebook Releases NFL Fandom throughout the U.S.

    The legions of fans around the country have spoken and with that Facebook released the ultimate map of NFL fandom across the U.S. The map was based on people who like those teams and their location in the country. The Denver Broncos definitely take up the most land on the map with most of the midwest leaning toward Peyton and Denver. Los Angeles still keeps it’s loyalty to the raiders and the most interesting visual is actually a lack there of, with the New York Jets the only team in the league without a loyal fan base in the country.

  • Jimmy Fallon’s 2014 NFL Superlatives

    The 2014 NFL season kicked off last night with the Seahawks running wild all over the packers. at the end of ever season they give out awards like MVP but Jimmy Fallon also gives out awards at the beginning of the season, sort of like the High School yearbook’s most likely to success, class clown and others. These are his NFL superlatives for the 2014 NFL season.

  • The Top 10 2013-14 NFL GIFS Paired with Our Reactions

    The NFL season is back and we’re smiling ear to ear. The tailgating, the apathy toward eating healthy, the gambling, the fantasy; it’s all back baby. and to show our excitement we’d like to share our emotions in gif form, because showing emotions in real life is un-American. Unless your Kanye. We’ve paired some of the best plays from the 2013-14 season with appropriate reactions, just for you. Here are the top 10.

  • Melissa Bolona: The Complete NFL Collection [180 Photos]

    Back in September of 2013 we had an incredible photoshoot with Beach Bunny’s Melissa Bolona modeling gear from all 32 NFL teams. The photos dominated the web and were featured on basically every sports site on the internet. We even had a launch party over looking the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Here are some pics from the Party photobooth  and event photos. As we approach the 2014 NFL season, and by judging from the interest people had in the original photoshoot, we’ve decided to release all the photos from the shoot. Above you can see photos from all 32 teams ranked by their 2014 preseason power ranking according to NFL.com. And below, over 150 outtake photos and behind-the-scenes photos.

  • These NFL Superlatives Will Make The Internet Explode in 2014

    Preseason NFL predictions are about as common as beer koozies and flip flops at this time of year, but rather than guessing who will win the Super Bowl and which players will take home MVP honors, we’ve decided to do things just a bit differently. Don’t get me wrong: I love reading the serious predictions, and I’ll be posting mine right here soon enough, but we’re going to get things started on a bit of a lighter note.

  • If Every NFL Team Had an Emoji for This Season’s Kickoff [32 Exclusive Emojis]

    Rejoice, rejoice. The NFL season is so close you can smell that Monday morning aroma of stale beer and buffalo sauce you’ve grown to love. This Thursday Richard Sherman and the defending champion Seattle Seahawks take on Aaron Rogers and the powerhouse Green Bay Packers for the beginning of what promises to be another exciting NFL season (If the refs stay out of the way). In honor of the upcoming season we created a series of 32 ‘tongue-in-cheek’ NFL emojis that link back to culture references for each team. With fantasy sports taking up a majority stake of every fan’s life from September through December, talking smack is now an essential weapon in every league, so we hope you’ll use these emojis in good measure on your league’s message board come kickoff. We’ve cerated a series of 32 emojis using pop-culture references from each team’s recent years, like Smokin’ Jay Cutler, the New York Jets parting ways with their long time un-official superfan and ESPN’s questionable coverage of Michael Sam. We’ve also included iconic references to franchise player’s nicknames like Megatron and Super Cam. Enjoy.

  • Incredible Poster Featuring Genealogy Of Football Teams

    The NFL was born 94 years ago, with the creation of the American Professional Football Conference. Of the original 14 teams, only 2 still survive, the Decatur Staleys (now Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now Arizona Cardinals, duh). What happened to the others? And where did the other 30 NFL teams come from? Those answers can be found in a new poster from HistoryShots, “Genealogy of Football.” More than 150 teams are included on the 40″ x 22″ poster. View the full image and buy yours today at HistoryShots, with prices starting at just $39.

  • NAVY’S Uniforms Will Have Each Player’s Rank On their Sleeves vs OSU

    Under Armour recently stole Navy away from Nike, amongst other top schools, and is turning the college uniform game on it’s head. While Navy was signed wit Nike, they had some of the crispest uniforms in NCAA football. Yes, I said Crispest. After their recent change of sponsor it was up in the air whether UA would live up to expectations, well they didn’t disappoint. Their 2014 season opener uniforms will be inspired by the iconic Navy Summer Whites military uniform. “For the first time, uniforms will slightly vary from player to player, with each athlete wearing their specific rank on the field, depicted in the shoulder board and pant leg design of each uniform. Freshmen will be wearing uniforms that only have the anchor on the shoulder and pant leg, but no stripes, while sophomores will have one diagonal stripe. Juniors will have two diagonal stripes and seniors will have one parallel stripe. Navy captains Noah Copelandand Parrish Gaines will wear a star and three parallel stripes, the rank of a midshipmen lieutenant.”

  • What If All NFL Logos Were British?

    With the start of the 2014 NFL season upon us, and considering the league’s burning desire to go “global” we look at NFL logos if they were British because 10 years from now there is a good chance London will home to the Jacksonville Jags.

  • Here’s What The NFL Would Look Like If Every Star Played For Their Hometown Team [Photos]

    California, Texas and Florida account for nearly a third of all of the players currently in the NFL.  Inspired by Elite Daily’s fascinating story “Here’s What The NBA Would Look Like If Every Star Went Home Like LeBron James” the good people of BestTickets.com have answered the question, what if every pro football player was rostered on the NFL team he was born closest to? The Texas, California and Florida NFL teams would, logically, have some pretty mean starting rosters. But what would the rest of the teams look like?

  • The Brothers Manning Have a Glorious New Rap Video Out

    Did we mention it’s glorious. Peyton and Eli done did it again. With this Diect TV partnership for their new Fantasy Football channel, the Brothers Manning film a four minute over the top rap video featuring Archie Manning, Chris Johnson giving a dread-lock make over, Joe Namath cooking with your mom and a bevy full of women. There’s something about Peyton and Eli completely owning their own goofiness that makes from comedic brilliance.

  • The Definitive Collection of ‘Football as Football’ [120 Redesigned NFL Logos]

    Six designer pals began a project over a year ago to redesign every NFL logo in the style and image of German, English, Spanish and Italian soccer teams and called it ‘Football as Football’. We’ve been keeping up with them over the past year on updates on the projects status, which has recently been finished and polished. Just in time for the 2014-15 NFL season kickoff, all four country style logos will include all 32 NFL teams, so go ahead. Ogle and enjoy and if you’re a fan of a team with a sub par logo like oh, let’s say the Panthers, Jaguars or Titans then maybe it’s time for a Twitter movement to get one of these to replace their abysmal logo. Our hands down favorite is the ‘Oakland Italian’, just so bad-ass.

  • NFL And MLB Team Logo Mashup

    Graphic designer Brandon Hubschman, who created the NFL/NBA Logo Mashups we shared last week, is back at it again, this time combining MLB and NFL teams. Some are really great, such as Hubschman’s personal favorite, the Buccaneers/Rays logo. Check out how seamless the ray fits in to the front of the ship. Others are not so great. What’s up with the Jaguars/Dodgers? Let us know you’re favorite and check out more of Brandon Hubschman’s work at Daily Snark.

  • NFL And NBA Team Logo Mashup

    Graphic designer Brandon Hubschman created this series of NFL and NBA team logo mashups by combining all 32 NFL teams with their repective NBA team in regards to geography or lineage. Most of them make total sense, but we’re still trying to figure out the Jacksonville Jaguars/Utah Jazz relation. Some of them turned out really awesome (Saints/Pelicans) while others are hilarious (Redskins/Wizards). Check out more of Brandon’s work at his Behance gallery and his Twitter, @NFL_Memes.

  • The NCAA’s are losing in all arenas

    Imagine you managed to maintain a business throughout decades not under the jurisdiction of fair practice laws of the land. Imagine you have profited in great deals, establishing regional deals and growing your chain to the masses. Then your workers and everyone else catches wind of how you are making profits and want you to abide by the same laws as everyone else. Like the NCAA you would hold on to your business model even though it is unjust and unscrupulous till you were forced to relinquish it. Unfortunately for the college governing body the pressure to release is coming from all sides. For years the NCAA has rode around eating of its excesses, getting fat and slovenly while their core breaks down. Major Conference realignment breaking traditional rivalries, who cares as long as that boat load of money comes in. Well that boatload of unlimited cash has seemingly sprung many leaks The trial of the NCAA vs. its former players over likenesses in video games has begun this week, with the NCAA not being able to accurately explain why it is able to use these players without paying them after they’ve graduated. The same day the trial began the more »

  • NFL Teams As Corporate Logos

    People like to complain how professional sports are becoming an overly corporate affair, but these logo redesigns take that notion to a whole new level. Artist Brandon Hubschman has remixed all 32 NFL team logos using elements from some of the most recognizable corporate logos. Some are bit obvious and uninspired (Jaguar/Jaguars? boring) but others are pretty awesome (Raid/Raiders? YES!). Check out more of Hubschman’s artwork, including lots of NFL-themed projects, at Behance.

  • Julian Edelman has a New Hilarious Web Show Called “Burger Tyme”

    New England Patriots reciever, Julian Edelman has a brand new web series he calls Burger Tyme, essentially it’s between two ferns, but with a pro athlete hosting his teammates, instead of a fat, bearded Galafanakis hosting A-list celebrities. Edelman brings on Patriots teammate, Chandler Jones and obliviously mistakes him for Jones’s brother, Jon “Bones” Jones. They then talk tom foolery for a few minutes, staff members crash the show and then talk burgers for a bit. Edelman does a fantastic job, of playing his own breed of nonchalantly insulting host. Have to give him a few webby points, because this is just delightful.

  • What kind of person paints a topless Eli Manning?

    You are almost certainly familiar with Rappoccio’s work, whether you know it or not. He has imagined NFL logos as if they were hipsters, or obese, or fustily monocled Brits, or afflicted with terminal Manningface, at his own site and at Kissing Suzy Kolber. He is also the man who (MS) painted the masterpiece above, which is something like what a shirtless, beachcombing Eli Manning would look like if he were painted by David Hockney. This is a weird thing to do, maybe, but it is also what David Rappoccio does.

  • 12 Greatest Moments from when ESPN Picked Leaf Over Manning

    It is NFL draft day and we are throwing it back to the most watched NFL Draft in Montana history – Peyton Manning vs. Montana native Ryan Leaf. Our pals over in Big Sky Country at Montana Mint, wrote a fantastic piece of editorial on the best moments from the days when ESPN The Magazine hilariously argued for Leaf over Manning. Here are our favorite 12 moments from the article… The writer compares Leaf to Favre “You’ve got the No. 1 pick: Who’s it going to be? Peyton Manning, everybody’s All-American with perfect genes? Or Ryan Leaf, Favre-like gunslinger, bully enough to flick away 300-pound linemen?” And a Hall of Famer “Come 2018, Ryan Leaf, not Manning, will be strutting up to a podium in Canton.” (to be fair, a lot can happen in the next four years) How Ryan Leaf totally got the 90s “You might find Ryan Leaf backstage at a Matchbox 20 concert begging for the mike” This quote from Ryan Leaf “Hey, man, mind if we do the interview in the Jacuzzi?” And this one… “I watch film as much as Peyton does, I just don’t tell everyone about it.” (doubt it, bro) And when Leaf tries to describe the more »

  • 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.”