Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
This week, when millions of football fans were talking about the bad reffing that cost the Green Bay Packers the game on Monday night, I couldn't share the moment with my father, who suffered repeated concussions as a player.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
Let me preface this by saying that if the Baltimore Ravens stadium were on fire, and I had just finished drinking a six pack of beer, as a Redskins fan I would do nothing to help put the fire out.
Monday, August 20, 2012
In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
It's no secret that coming out is tough. No one can ever really gauge just how someone will react beforehand, no matter how close to you they may be. Now imagine that you're making millions of dollars in an industry that relies heavily on it's super macho image. This may seem like an unrealistic scenario, but for retired NFL player Wade Davis, this was an all too familiar reality.
Friday, June 08, 2012
A new lawsuit accuses the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries. Many of the plaintiffs have already suffered the long-term effects of their injuries, and others are worried about what's to come.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Thursday, May 03, 2012
A tragic and disturbing day for football fans yesterday as former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his home in Oceanside, California. He was 43 years old apparently dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound although an autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death. The Takeaways’ sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul Matin tells us about Seau's death and career.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Tonight, Kansas and Kentucky face off in New Orleans for the NCAA Championship. Over the weekend, Kentucky beat Louisville in an intra-state match while Kansas rallied against Ohio State to win 64-62. Today two super-fans argue their case for each team. Kim Parks roots for Kentucky, and she's ready to defend the Wildcats against Mark Domitrovich, a Kansas Jayhawks fan. Also with us for NCAA analysis and more on the latest in sports news is Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The NFL yesterday handed out penalties for a scandal involving coaches tolerating and even setting bounties for tough hits on the field. New Orleans Saints coaches have been accused of paying players for hitting an opponent so hard as to knock them out of the game. Ibrahim Abdul Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, joins us to talk about the suspensions and the recent news of Tim Tebow's move to the New York Jets.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It's a bittersweet morning for Denver Broncos fans. They got the news yesterday that Peyton Manning will become their next quarterback — and that means that beloved team leader Tim Tebow will soon be traded. Manning chose the Broncos over the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49'ers.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Former New Orleans Saints assistant coach Gregg Williams is being called to New York to discuss an alleged bounty fund he employed with his players. The fund rewarded players for game-ending injuries inflicted on an opposing team’s players, and targeted superstars such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner. The fund reached its height in 2009, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. Williams is alleged to have maintained when he ran the Washington Redskins’ defense as well.
Monday, January 23, 2012
It'll be Eli Manning leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots. The Giants came out on top as they won their fifth straight road playoff game. But even kicker Lawrence Tynes says it's no miracle. Tynes kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime to send the Giants to the Super Bowl. Eli Manning played like his brother last night, setting a franchise records for completions and attempts, even in the bad weather.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Time is short in the 2011/2012 NFL season, but this past weekend certainly left behind some incredible moments. The New York Giants pulled off a huge upset by pummeling the Green Bay Packers. And speaking of a pummeling, that is exactly what Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow received from the New England Patriots as his offensive line could not hold.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
It seems like every time Tim Tebow is about to run out of miracles, that's when you're most likely to watch him kneeling in the end zone with another crazy victory in hand. And after taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime last night, maybe the Denver Quarterback has stopped the calls to bench him for at least one week.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Former New York Times sportswriter Gerald Eskenazi, author of Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes at Thirty-Eight (Well, Thirty-Seven) Seasons of New York Jets Football Futility, discusses the differences between Jets and Giants culture - from the locker room to the stands.