Tag: NFL

Sports Reporting Is Broken

For most of the last month, the biggest story in the NBA has been a mystery: Why hasn’t Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving been vaccinated against Covid-19? Irving, who at this point reporters are practically required by law to describe as “mercurial,” has been outspoken about many issues, from racial justice to flat earth theories. […]

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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The NFL’s Latest Email Scandal Involves Bruce Allen, The League’s Top Lawyer, And A Hooters VIP Card

When Jon Gruden resigned in disgrace this week after emails showed him regularly using racist, homophobic, and misogynistic language with former Washington executive Bruce Allen, many were quick to point out that if the NFL has 650,000 emails from the investigation into the Football Team, those from Gruden surely weren’t the only ones to show […]

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Terry Bradshaw Commenting On Erin Andrews’ Appearance Left Some ‘Thursday Night Football’ Viewers Feeling Uncomfortable

The resignation of Jon Gruden from the Raiders earlier this week for racist, homophobic, and misogynistic emails sent to former Washington executive Bruce Allen has led to plenty of discussion about the ways those who are powerful in the NFL talk behind closed doors and what needs to change in the overall culture of professional […]

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Chargers Coach Brandon Staley Had A Tremendous Response When Asked About The Jon Gruden Emails

The Raiders have a new interim head coach in Rich Bisaccia after Jon Gruden was forced to resign in disgrace after emails were revealed from 2011 in which he used racist, homophobic, and misogynistic language repeatedly. There have been a variety of reactions to the news, including plenty who have noted that it certainly seems […]

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Does Your Friend Have a ‘Racist Bone’ in Their Body? A Quiz

“I’m not gonna chalk everything up to racism,” said Dungy, as Tirico, who once said he didn’t know whether or not he was actually Black, noted that he had never seen any signs of racism from his former coworker. Although some have noted that literally nothing in the known universe works this way, it is […]

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Report: The NFL Doesn’t Plan To Release More From The Investigation That Revealed Jon Gruden’s Offensive Emails

Jon Gruden is no longer the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, tendering his resignation following a report uncovering offensive remarks used in emails while he was an employee of ESPN. While the discussion first swirled on Gruden’s comments directed at NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, the public scope quickly widened, but not to […]

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Jon Gruden’s Emails Are a Symptom of the NFL’s Cultural Rot

Gruden’s role within the ESPN Extended Universe was that of the network’s on-call coach: He hosted, for instance, Gruden’s QB Camp, where he worked with young quarterbacks. Above all, he was the audience’s stand-in for the coaches on the field who were making the calls on which he was commenting. It was during his tenure at […]

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Does Gruden’s Racist Emails Prove Kaepernick Was Right About NFL?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Carmen Mandato / Getty Former NFL coach Jon Gruden resigned Monday night as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails surfaced of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language. The emails were uncovered by the New York Times during a seven-year investigation of workplace misconduct at the Washington Football […]

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John Gruden Resigns After Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

G/O Media may get a commission When confronted about his favorite racist trope of choice, Gruden insisted that he was pissed at the time because the 2011 NFL lockout wasn’t going particularly well and he felt some kind of (racist) way about Smith, who was leading negotiations on behalf of the players. “I was upset,” […]

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Jon Gruden Will Resign As Raiders Coach After The Revelation Of Racist, Homophobic Emails

On Friday, as part of the investigation into the Washington Football Team’s toxic culture, an email from Jon Gruden to former Washington executive Bruce Allen that used racist tropes to describe then NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith was uncovered that became one of the biggest talking points in the NFL. Gruden continued to coach on […]

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Report: Jon Gruden Used A Number Of Homophobic Slurs As Additional Offensive Emails Surface

After a report from the Wall Street Journal uncovered Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden using racist language toward NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in 2011, Gruden issued an apology, stating he is “really sorry” and “used a horrible way of explaining” a comment about Smith’s lips. Just days later, additional emails have been […]

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NFL Player Jalen Hurts Teams Up With NFLPA, FedEx For HBCU Scholarship Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Athletes across different sports are using their platforms and resources to support historically Black colleges and universities, and the latest star to do so is NFL player Jalen Hurts. According to CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has joined forces with the National Football League Players Association and FedEx for an initiative […]

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The Packers And Bengals Combined For Five Missed Game-Winning Kicks Before Green Bay Finally Hit One

Sunday was the worst kicking day of the season around the NFL, as missed extra points and field goals were a story throughout the early window across pro football. Nowhere was it worse than in Cincinnati, where the game refused to end thanks to missed kicks on both sides, with the two teams combining to […]

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Report: The Seahawks Are Preparing For Russell Wilson To Miss Up To 8 Weeks With A Finger Injury

Russell Wilson left the Seattle Seahawks’ Thursday Night Football loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a nasty looking finger injury that called into question his ability to continue his games started streak. According to a report by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Wilson’s streak of 149 consecutive starts appears likely to come to an end. […]

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Nifty Games launches NFL Clash head-to-head mobile game

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Nifty Games has launched its NFL Clash head-to-head mobile game around the world. It hopes to find a new kind of sports fan who prefers action and doesn’t have the patience for simulation games. Nifty Games recently […]

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Sage Steele Lives to Say All the Wrong Things; Anchor Removed From the Air After Contracting COVID-19 [Updated]

G/O Media may get a commission As someone who also identifies as Black despite the fact that I haven’t had a relationship with my biological “father” since I was like 19—although his coward ass was kind enough to magically reappear recently just to tell me “he didn’t have a son”—I couldn’t help but laugh out […]

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Sage Steele Lives to Say All the Wrong Things

G/O Media may get a commission As someone who also identifies as Black despite the fact that I haven’t had a relationship with my biological “father” since I was like 19—although his coward ass was kind enough to magically reappear recently just to tell me “he didn’t have a son”—I couldn’t help but laugh out […]

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Raiders-Chargers Got Delayed Because Of Lightning Despite Being In A Dome And Football Fans Are Confused

Two intriguing AFC West rivals take the field in Los Angeles for the Week 4 edition of Monday Night Football. The Los Angeles Chargers welcome the undefeated Las Vegas Raiders to SoFi Stadium with real anticipation but, despite a scheduled start time of 8:15 pm ET, kickoff didn’t take place in its typical time slot. […]

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ESPN’s Marcus Spears Tore Apart Urban Meyer And Said He ‘Shouldn’t Be The Head Coach Of Anybody’

Urban Meyer issued up a response on Monday morning to the viral pictures and videos of him at a bar in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend in the aftermath of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Week 4 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Meyer, who said he was “stupid” and apologized to his team “being a distraction,” was […]

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Daddy’s Home

G/O Media may get a commission Free bag of coffee Atlas Coffee Club Promo Code: COFFEEDAY2021Explore the world in a cup of joe—with coffee grounds (and whole beans) sourced from Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and more. Unfortunately for the rest of us, watching the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Bucs go to war is like […]

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OP-ED: Black College Athletes Need To Become Doctors — Not Draft Picks

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sports Wire / Getty Bahamian American neurosurgery resident and retired NFL safety Myron Rolle 35, knew he wanted to become a neurosurgeon at a pretty young age. Growing up his Bahamian parents instilled in him the advantages America could award if you have a goal and apply yourself to the […]

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NBC Used Adele’s ‘Hello’ Ahead Of Tom Brady’s Return To Foxboro For The First Time With The Bucs

A moment that seemed unfathomable as recently as two years ago has come to fruition. For the first time in his 22-year NFL career, Tom Brady headed to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro as a member of a team that wasn’t the New England Patriots. Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off against his old […]

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Football Fans Couldn’t Get Enough Of Rodney Harrison Having Someone Hold An Umbrella For Him Before Bucs-Pats

One of the biggest NFL games of the year is taking place on Sunday evening in Massachusetts. After two decades of excellence for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is making his return to Foxboro as the starting quarterback for the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take on Bill Belichick, Mac Jones, […]

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Dr. Dre Will Be Joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

Dr. Dre Will Be Joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show “On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, […]

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Dapper Labs launches NFT collectibles with NFL and NFL Players Association

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Dapper Labs is teaming up with the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) to create digital video highlights as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) for NFL fans. The deal comes a week after Dapper Labs raised […]

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