Tag: NFL

Who All Gon’ Be There? 66 Players Opt-Out of the NFL Season Citing Coronavirus Concerns

Dont’a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) With the coronavirus still very much a thing, the NFL and NFL Players Association set a deadline of Thursday for players to decide […]

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US Navy to Investigate Video of a Kaepernick Stand-In Being Used in an Attack Dog Demonstration at Navy SEALS Museum

Screenshot: Twitter Video The Navy SEALS museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., is under investigation after video surfaced of a Colin Kaepernick stand-in being used for an attack dog demonstration. Advertisement NBC News reports that the videos were shared over the weekend on documentary filmmaker Billy Corben’s Twitter account and showed attack dogs attacking a white […]

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Another Day, Another MLB Game Postponed Due to the Coronavirus

A general view of the Oakland Athletics playing against the Los Angeles Angels in an empty stadium at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California.Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Say what you want about the NBA bubble, commissioner Adam Silver—and Disney exec Rosalyn Durant—has not only sidestepped a global pandemic, but has delivered […]

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The NFL Unveils Its Master Plan to ‘Help Conquer Racism’ With a Stencil. No, Really

Photo: Kirk Irwin (Getty Images) Here I was thinking that I’d have to spend the rest of my days ducking from disproportionate jail sentences, Donald Trump’s Twitter feed and the KKK, but it would appear that after hundreds of years of torment and generational trauma, the NFL might’ve finally found the cure for racism. Advertisement […]

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COVID-19 Is Officially Wreaking Havoc on Major League Baseball. Could the NFL Be Next?

A general view of Guaranteed Rate Field where the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to open the season tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images) Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but America has a bit of a coronavirus problem. And if you thought […]

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COVID-19 Is Officially Wrecking Havoc on Major League Baseball. Could the NFL Be Next?

A general view of Guaranteed Rate Field where the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to open the season tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images) Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but America has a bit of a coronavirus problem. And if you thought […]

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I’m Not Saying New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson Is Racist, But He’s Being Investigated for Allegedly Being One

US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he talks with US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson (L) preparing to board Marine One to depart the US ambassador’s residence Winfield House in London on July 13, 2018. – Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) This pandemic has been rough, but thankfully, I have people who […]

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NFL Owner ‘Agitated’ At Black History Month Event Is Investigated For Racist Comments

Source: Samir Hussein / Getty A billionaire NFL owner faces an investigation from the State Department inspector general after he allegedly made racist and sexist comments to staff. Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson, who serves as Donald Trump‘s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is also accused of using his government position to benefit Trump’s personal business […]

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NFL Players to Pay Tribute to Victims of Police Brutality With Helmet Decals

Photo: Doug Pensinger (Getty Images) Donald Trump is gonna hate the “new” NFL. Washington’s NFL team abandoned its racist-ass name, NFL players are now encouraged to peacefully protest during the national anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—yes, that “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—will be played during Week 1 games for some inexplicable reason. Advertisement […]

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Watch The Teaser For HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks: Los Angeles’ With The Rams And Chargers

The NFL and NFLPA are frantically working through an updated return to play plan, with the biggest issues being regular testing for COVID-19, preseason games (or a lack thereof), and financial agreements for potential major changes that could come for various outcomes of fans/no fans and shortening the season if necessary due to the pandemic. […]

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NFL Players Launched A ‘We Want To Play’ Campaign, Calling Out The NFL’s Lack Of Safety Plan

Beginning Monday, NFL players are set to begin reporting to training camp with rookies and veterans arriving later in the week. Football ahead of us:July 21: Rookies report to campJuly 23: QB/injured players reportJuly 28: All other players reportAugust 20-24: Preseason Week 1 (if played)August 27-31: Preseason Week 2 (if played)September 10: Chiefs-TexansSeptember 13: First […]

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15 Women Accuse Former Employees of Washington’s NFL Team of Sexual Misconduct, Verbal Abuse

Photo: Doug Pensinger (Getty Images) Oh boy. For the past week, there have been rumblings about a bombshell report coming out that would expose the rotten underbelly of Washington’s NFL team, and on Thursday we finally found out what it was. Advertisement The Washington Post reports that 15 former employees of Washington’s NFL team, all […]

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The Tuskegee Airmen Are Mixed on Having an NFL Team Named After Them: ‘I Am Not Sure They Are Worthy’

In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Native American leaders protest against the Redskins team name outside U.S. Bank Stadium before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis.Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn (AP) As someone who’s never had a professional football team named after them, I would imagine that it’d […]

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The NFL Really Thinks Mouth Shields Will Prevent Players From Catching COVID-19…While Playing a Full-Contact Sport

Photo: Oakley (AP) The NFL really doesn’t want its players to catch the coronavirus, but it also really wants to make billions of dollars from a full-contact sport in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic. So in the half-hearted name of health and safety, the league is rolling out a new toy to mitigate […]

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Patrick Mahomes And Russell Wilson Top The ‘Madden NFL 21’ QB Ratings

In August, Madden NFL 21 will unveil their full list of player ratings for the latest edition of the game, but before that happens, they’re offering up some of the marquee player ratings, beginning with the top-10 quarterbacks in this year’s game. Unsurprisingly, Patrick Mahomes leads the way as the first official member of the […]

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The Psychology of Native American Sports Mascots

Native American mascots are fairly commonplace throughout the country, especially at the middle and high school level. Colleges have them, too. Even some professional sports teams — the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves, and the Cleveland Indians — embrace Native American team mascots. First, let’s be clear what a mascot is. Merriam-Webster defines a mascot […]

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After the End of Native Mascots

So once we have seen the end of Native mascots, a horizon we may finally be approaching, the country will still be left with the erasure, tokenization, and colonization that it was built on—these founding myths and recurring violences. In order to reconcile those wrongs, Native voices, and the desires of Native communities, must lead […]

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