• Would You Want Your NFL Team To Switch To These Helmets?

    We always get excited when we hear about a team unveiling a new design but we are often left disappointed. You know the Browns paid someone tons of money to come up with the switch from the orange helmets to the…orange helmets. Why do the teams even bother? They can just take a look at sites like Behance and find a ton of great ideas from creative people who are actually passionate about their projects. Mexico-based designer Marco Antonio Licea Pérez is one such artist who has come up with a bold new approach to NFL helmets. Whereas many designs look to create a helmet with a giant, wrap-around logo, such as this collection we shared last month, Marco instead developed small logos and used the helmets to showcase team colors or intricate designs that symbolize the teams. Look closely at Bears helmet and you’ll find paw prints! Some of the logos are all new, while others, such as the Packers, utilize a retro design. To see each design in detail, check out the NFL Pin Logos from Marc’s Industrial Design at Behance.

  • NFL Team Logos Get The Minimalist Treatment

    Nothing goes better with the sleek simplicity of Ikea furniture than the bold colors and simple geometric shapes of minimalist art. But if you also want to show your support of your favorite NFL team, your bound to lose your simplistic aesthetic. Let’s face it, NFL logos may look great on t-shirts and hats, but they are not fine art suitable for framing. San Francisco’s Art of Sport decided to change that. This collection, entitled “Touchdown,” features minimalist representations of all 32 teams using their iconic colors and clever representations of their names. Check out the collection then order prints of your favorites from Art of Sport.

  • Tom Brady Just Joined the Most Exclusive Club in the NFL

    The New England Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl in the last 14 years and with that, Tom Brady’s MVP secured his footprint in one of the most illustrious clubs in the Super Bowl era. A club that until last Sunday, only Peyton Manning and Joe Montana were a part of. Brady joins the two great quarterbacks with the most combined MVPs and Super Bowl championships in history. Although Manning has the most regular season MVP’s with 4 and 2 Super Bowl Wins, the combined accolades are proof these three are the best of the best. Aaron Rodgers recently won his second MVP award, making him one MVP award or Super Bowl championship shy of being a part of the most elite club in the NFL. This chart, made by Business Insider shows the combined accomplishments of the NFL’s best.  

  • We talked to Ryan Tannehill About Deflated Footballs, 2015 Season and his New Haircut

    We spoke to Miami Dolphins quarterback, Ryan Tannehill about his team, some new additions to the dolphins and deflated footballs. Here’s what he had to say. What do you need to do to adjust your team to make the Dolphins a Super Bowl contender for Next Season? Consistency. I think you’re always going to have games that don’t go your way, but this past season some games, we put a lot of points on the board and some games we really struggled to score points. I think to be a contender in the NFL you need to score pints, so for me it’s scoring points, we have to score points week in and week out. We have to be consistent and play up to the NFL’s standard. Have you been keeping up with any players in the draft who you think could benefit your team in the upcoming years? Honestly, I don’t really pay attention to that. I let the GM and scouts make those decisions. I think for us we just try and go out there and win football games. We’ve made some great additions over the course of my time there and I’m excited to see the added more »

  • NFL Bad Lip Reading 2015 Edition [Video]

    The often overlooked yet greatest benefit of capturing football in high-definition is the fact that we can read every player’s lips and enjoy these always great Bad Lip Reading videos. It’s true! Before HD, football fun was in the form of blooper VHS tapes made up of hours of looped replays punctuated by Boots Randolph’s “Yakety Sax.” Those were dark days, indeed.

  • Updating 14 Classic NFL Logos

    The National Football League was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association. Over the last 95 years, as the league grew and teams moved around, it only makes sense that team logos would change. Illustrator and graphic designer Rene Sanchez dug up these vintage logos, some of long-forgotten teams such as the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, and gave them new life with this collection. But Rene didn’t just stick to NFL teams. Head over to Rene’s Behance portfolio for NCAA, NBA, and MLB logos of yesteryear, too. Our favorite has got to be Buffalo’s 1940s AAFC logo featuring Buffalo Bill Cody riding a buffalo. Can we get a MoveOn petition to bring it back?

  • Which NFL Team Hasn’t Had A Playoff Win in Over 25 Years?

    The NFL is a fickled beast. No matter how well you’re team does in the regular season, no matter how much you pay your quarterback, no matter how many times you win your division, the only thing that matters is the playoffs. The teams that remain playoff contenders year after year are the teams that will live on in the record books. So why has winning a playoff game been such a daunting task for a select few NFL teams? Coaching, management and sometimes just bad luck. The five teams who have the longest winless playoff streak are pretty predictable, but given the recent regular season success and playoff appearances, its more than astounding to see the stats in front of you.

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of United States Presidents Playing Football [17 HQ Photos]

    President Barack Obama throws a football on the field at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Bill Clinton is hit in the face with the football while breaking up a pass play during a touch football game on Dec. 31, 1993, in the beach at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Doug Gilmore) President Bush throws a football as he stands with Cleveland Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia, right, during an impromptu stop at the team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio, Saturday, July 31, 2004. President Bush is making a campaign Bush tour through Ohio Saturday and will finish the day in Pittsburgh before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Dwight Eisenhower is shown kicking a football during a practice session at West Point in 1912. (AP Photo/The Eisenhower Library) Abilene, Kansas high school football team of 1910 on which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower played while a post-graduate student in preparation for West Point. Left to right, top row: Ralph Lucier, Frank Madden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Earl Briney, “Six” McDonald, Howard Funk. Second row: Orin Snyder, coach Raymond Sare, Ames Rogers, G.N. more »

  • 12 Examples Of Athlete’s Injuring Themselves That’ll Make You Want To Facepalm

    The Detroit Lions will be without starting middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch for the rest of the season because of a celebration gone awry. Face it: sports are tough on the ole corpus. Whether an athlete is getting run into by mammoth linebackers, throwing ninety mile per hour pitches in great succession, or some other muscular-straining function, it is clear that—with every play—they are constantly putting their bodies in perilous situations. But, there is a dark side to injuries—embarrassing blunders that ended with an athlete severely strained. The happenings chronicled on this list are all sportsmen who blundered, over-celebrated, or just plain bad-lucked their way onto the disabled list.

  • What’s In a Name? Breaking down the NFC teams and their Mascots

    Ever wonder where professional sports teams got their nickname or mascot from. While some names and mascots might seem like an arbitrary choice, most have a deeper meaning with an interesting story behind it. Probably not the Phillies’ Philly Fanatic, though. We’ve broken down each NFC team and the derivative of their name and mascot in our new series; “What’s in a name?” NFC East Dallas Cowboys – They’ve been the Cowboys from the start, but the real question is how did they become “America’s team”? Last I checked our capital was in Washington D.C. not Texas. Can someone explain? New York Giants – “Big Blue” or “The Gmen” as we may know them was originally incorporated as the New York National Football Company but later changed to the New York Football Giants in 1937. They began play in 1925 and were referred to as the Football Giants in order to decipher from the then New York Giants (now SF Giants) baseball team. There is something about football giants that just sounds way better than giants. Washington Redskins- in the beginning the Redskins were named the Braves and were from Boston not Washington, from Boston to Washington? Explain that change. more »

  • 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 and long ago history, 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, but our favorites are highlighting now historical references from past events like the now infamous more »

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • 14 Awe-Inspiring Athletic Performances of 2013

    Athletically, 2013 was a three hundred and sixty five day span of time that was collectively awe-inspiring. From the resurgent Boston baseballers to Peyton Manning making a late-career case of superiority in his more than a decade-long rivalry with Tom Brady, there were plenty of moments that made fans—with their mouths agape—go, “HOW IN GOD’S NAME DID HE DO THAT?!”

  • RSVLTS Predicts the 2014 NFL Playoffs, Part I

    Well NFL fans, it’s December; meaning that the Cowboys’ previously promising season has taken an ill-fated turn for the unfortunate. In addition—and on a note typically less spoken of in correlation with the aforementioned team—December means that the “playoffs?!” are on the horizon. And, in true gentlemanly fashion, RSVLTS is here with our cultured facial hair and eyewear to help assist every NFL fan in interpreting what the future holds for all the league’s playoff hopefuls. With that in mind, sights are set on East Rutherford and the lights in its overlooking metropolis are beginning to illuminate as the Super Bowl looms ever closer. Who’s going to be in the big matchup? Well, don’t get ahead of yourself; who makes it into the tournament must be covered first.

  • 10 Examples of Brief Sports Superstardom

    Athletics—and those who partake in such events in a professional manner—are often thought of in two repelling polarities, either existing as a veritable earthbound deity or residing in the muck of sporting shame. However, what is often forgotten amongst the overdone stories of greatness and its polar opposite are the tales of those who were stars for a brief amount of time—the guy who, for a month, was better than the best player of the time. For these athletes, they stood as the momentary pinnacle of their respective sport—only to be cast to the wayside after one short year, month, or day. What are some prime examples of brief stardom in sports, you ask? Well, this top 10 begins now, RSVLTS responds.

  • The 11 Most Captivating Games of the 2013 Sports Year

    A multi-billion dollar industry, the world of mass spectator sports is truly an integral part of American society—inspiring fans to rabidly cheer, disapprovingly jeer, and become collectively energized. What fuels this phenomenon are the games that become etched into the lore of their respective sport; when the mental torment of watching a team struggle through a difficult season culminates in a fatigue-awash victory. The best games of 2013 fit such a criteria. And, with so many team-wide moments that prove to viewers the value of hard work, RSVLTS has gathered a Top 11 list to give 2013 a Norse Funeral-like send off.

  • 10 Athletes Who Blew Our Minds in 2013

    It’s clear that—in sports—there’s a need to point out the best individual players despite the overwhelming message that a team’s collective effort trumps everything (points to Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Seahawks) But, with the Most Valuable Player Awards being among the most coveted pieces of recognition in athletics, RSVLTS is here to count down the Top 10 Most Valuable Athletes of 2013. And, while it may not compete with the opinion of the Associated Press, it still is a part of the Yearbook13 event—where there is a chronicling of all the most notable, memorable, and otherwise monumental aspects of the fleeting year.

  • 10 Athletes You Need To Know In 2014

    The world of athletics can be likened to a grand cycle—one where, as old players retire, new generations emerge to occupy the open void. Whether still in college or emerging as standout professionals, upstart athletes are the players that get sports’ fan base energized; eager to watch the latest young sensation. And, as a part of the RSVLTS Yearbook13 event; we have gathered a list of all the latest—as Dick Vitale phrases it—“Diaper Dandies” that look ready to electrify the sports world in 2014.

  • The 10 Biggest Blockbuster Sports Deals of 2013

    With each passing year, there is one thing that is guaranteed in sports; massive amounts of money will be spent. Whether on a team-seeking superstar, who can bring a franchise’s championship aspirations to fruition or by a wealthy entrepreneur taking new ownership of a club, money is required to make either of the aforementioned transactions. In 2013, there were many instances of massive spending for the sake of bolstering the already considerable fanbase of spectator sports. What were the most notable, you ask? Well, look no further than Yearbook13, responds RSVLTS.

  • Top 10 Overhyped Sports Stories of 2013 (That Didn’t Actually Matter)

    With ESPN running nearly 24-hour sports news and banter-laden segments, they need to maintain a constant flow of material. Unfortunately, this means that many of the stories that they cover are tabloid-esque sensationalist time-fillers that further invoke the interest of a population who catalyze meaningless brouhaha. A year full of soap opera-worthy drama that ESPN beat until the end of its ninth life, 2013 had no shortage of meaningless locker room tales. And, in true End of the Year fashion, RSVLTS has the best—and least meaningful—of the sporting news abyss. 10. Mark Sanchez’s Headband Does anybody remember that guy who was the New York Jets’ starting quarterback? Well, the biggest splash he made in 2013 was via his choice of headwear. And, as the media gravitated towards it, it spiraled into a story much larger than necessary. Seriously, the MLB is on during the summer, can’t tabloid NFL stories fall to the wayside during the offseason? 9. The Alex Rodriguez Saga While controversial, the Alex Rodriguez debacle in New York City hardly has the same impact as it once did. Once a player who would easily join the all time greats in Cooperstown, A-Rod is now a shamed fallen star more »

  • NFL Logos Recreated as Beautiful European Soccer Club Crests

    FootballAsFootball is a beautifully executed site that features NFL logos as European soccer logos. The illustrations, done by six designers from Minneapolis are done with pinnacle quality in design and to be dead honest some pro teams could learn a thing or two from these eloquent renditions (cough, cough panthers). At the end of the project each team will have separate designes in the likeness of English, German, Italian, and Spanish soccer styles. We’re very giddy about this. Check out all 32 teams here.

  • The 11 Best NFL Draft Classes of All-Time

    The NFL Draft is certainly an exciting time in the offseason during America’s most popular sport—a time when unfortunate teams seek their franchise savior and a time when playoff teams seek their final piece that will hurdle them through the championship threshold. But, even the best scouts in the country state that the NFL Draft is far from being a perfect science. If that were the case, the San Diego Chargers would have never selected Ryan Leaf in 1998 when Charles Woodson and Randy Moss were both still available. Moreover, the Raiders would not have selected JaMarcus Russell when… well, the best wide receiver, the best running back, the best cornerback, and the best linebacker in today’s NFL were available. 11. 2007 NFL Draft Notable Players: Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, Darrelle Revis, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch, Joe Staley, Marshal Yanda In a few decades, this draft class has the potential to hurdle 11 spots to number one. Unfortunately, time travel is not available with contemporary technology. The list of current NFL superstars from this class really makes the 2007 Raiders front office seem incompetent. 10. 2011 NFL Draft Notable Players: Cam Newton, Von Miller, A.J Green, Patrick more »

  • Patrick Willis Took An Internship WIth Infinity Ward, The Makers of Call of Duty: Ghosts [Video]

    SportsNation ESPN recently released a comedic video of San Francisco 49ers star linebacker, Patrick Willis interning at Infinity Ward Studios. In it, Willis does voice acting—where he throws in a pigskin-esque twist to military jargon. In addition, Willis dons a suit where he participates in some cutting edge motion capture technology. Ironically, his suit is black and teal—something that, when he was simulating getting killed, felt like something of an allusion to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2013 NFL Season.

  • The 10 Most Eccentric, Rambunctious, Or Otherwise Insane Athletes

    Insanity reigns in all of sports. Truly, there can be a case made that athletes have the potential to be the pinnacle of mental lunacy– a fact that comes with the very nature of their occupation, which is destroying their bodies for the entertainment of spectators. Luckily, RSVLTS is here to compile a list of the craziest athletes to ever step on a field, a half pipe, or the Grand Canyon. In this article, “crazy” can have several different definitions– ranging from a term of endearment to an outright declaration of  mass-fearfulness.

  • 11 Fastest Players in NFL History (Infographic)

    Speed is synonymous with sports, but essential in the NFL. In it’s history, the NFL has not only produced players that can reach olympic athlete speeds, but can take or give a hit while doing it. Take a closer look at these numbers and tell me the top 5 players aren’t superhuman. Bo Jackson was every inch as skilled in real life as he was portrayed in Tecmo Bowl.  

  • The 9 Greatest Sideline Meltdowns In NFL History

    The advent of nationally televised sporting events has given spectators an enhanced look into the happenings of an NFL sideline—some of which are publicized to the organization’s chagrin. With Dez Bryant’s recent sideline ranting, it left RSVLTS thinking about some of the more notable, ugly, or otherwise animated sideline spats, tirades, and incidents that were worthy of a countdown list.

  • Ranking the 32 NFL Team According To Their All-Time Winning Percentage (With HQ Cheerleader Pictures)

    The NFL is a league of constant competition– a veritable athletic battleground where no mercy is inflicted upon the team that performed in an inferior fashion. But, what teams have been the most successful at defeating their opponents throughout the chronicled decades of the NFL? Well, RSVLTS is here to help answer that question. Courtesy of FOX Sports, this list was compiled of each team’s record– brought together in ascending order based on winning percentage. For teams that had the same winning percentage, the club with the greater amount of wins was given the favorable position. But, before beginning; the team with the most wins of all time is the Chicago Bears– a team with over 600 wins, which is a distinguished number that only two other teams can claim to exceed. Those two aforementioned teams are the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. Inversely, only one team in NFL history has tallied losses to the point of sexcentenary excessiveness– the Arizona Cardinals, who have 680 less than desirable matchup conclusions. Also, the Cardinals have the second most ties of all time– behind only the Bears, who have 42. But, to learn the winningest team based on percentage, more »

 

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