Found July 31, 2012 on
I hate summer.
Hear me out. Baseball is fine and the Summer Olympics are keeping my interests, but I really miss fall and winter sports.
I watched reruns of games I knew the ending to. I have picked my fantasy lineup. I have been keeping up with offseason news in anticipation for the season to arrive.
Unfortunately, I’m a Saints fan.
It’s been a rough summer.
So to pass the time, I turned on ESPN to watch soccer. I was desperate, but I had to watch something other than baseball and Tim Tebow coverage. European teams have made their way to the States to perform for the Americans at the World Football Challenge. Teams like Real Madrid, AC Millan, Chelsea and Celtic are preparing for their regular season in the United States.
And then it hit me.
The NFL preseason has struck a chord with fans as far as charging full price for meaningless games. Season ticket holders scoff at the idea of attending a game to see the third string play. A game where the score does not matter ...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he is comfortable using replacement officials in preseason games.
The labor dispute between the NFL and its officials continues with no end in sight. The NFL believes its proposal is a fair deal, but the officials don't agree.
The Hall of Fame Game is Sunday and Goodell believes using officials with less experience will not be a safety...
All NFL fans suffered last year for months, crushed by the thought of their season in jeopardy during the raging lockout between the league and the NFLPA. Now, commissioner Roger Goodell finds himself two months into a second lockout in as many seasons. This time, the NFL Referees Association finds itself locked out by the league. While a year ago replacement players would have damaged...
10) Just gets him one step closer to having every decision made by instant replay9) Without playing hardball with the refs, the league is sure to fold from not making enough money8) Knows that if he just holds out long enough, the regular refs won't be able to hold out, seeing as how they are all hooked on meth7) As Bountygate shows, he's just, oh, a wee bit utterly mad with...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With no end in sight to the labor dispute between the NFL and its officials, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that he is comfortable with the idea of using replacement officials in preseason games.
Goodell said he doesn't think using officials with less experience will pose a safety risk to players.
"That's why we've been training them...
Never afraid to sound off on just about anything, free agent TE Jeremy Shockey took to Twitter to take the NFL commissioner to task on player health concerns.
As the issue of concussions and head injuries in the NFL becomes more prevalent, so too do the discussions about it on Twitter. On Sunday night, Jeremy Shockey decided to get in on the act by preaching about the negative effects playing football has on the health of players.
He is not the first player to do this and won’t be the last, but what was particularly interesting about...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said that players don't trust Roger Goodell when he was asked about players' attitudes towards the NFL commissioner.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Former Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly is apparently quite low on the priority list of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
With Goodell in Green Bay for the Packers' training camp practice Wednesday morning as part of his brief preseason tour, a potential NFL return for the indefinitely suspended Jolly was a topic that was met with a quick response.
Well-respected Saints quarterback Drew Brees told NFL Network on Wednesday that he was representing the league's consensus opinion earlier this week when he said nobody trusts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I was asked a direct question: How do players in the league feel about the commissioner?'" Brees told Marshall Faulk of NFL Network. "I've talked...
Late Sunday night, free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey tweeted a link to LZ Granderson’s moving piece about Junior Seau. Presumably having read the piece, Shockey then proceeded to give his reaction to it.
Shockey starts off his series of tweets by first tweeting, “its sad but the truth!!” Then, he turns his attention to the NFL’s and Roger Goodell’s handling of the concussion...
The man who without remorse will fine and punish his players for not being 5 minutes early to a team meeting is pleading with the NFL to think about what they are doing with the 4-game suspension that has been handed down to New York Giants' safety Tyler Sash. He wants Roger Goodell and his cohorts in the [...]
Today’s practice featured visits from Commissioner Roger Goodell and John Madden. We break down all the action from the practice fields of Olivet Nazarene University.