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Roger Goodell taking a guarded approach on daily fantasy sites

The recent developments on the major daily fantasy sites has authorities from the Federal to the state level calling for investigations into their practices. But one of the main benefactors of DFS, the National Football League is not one of them. As you’re quite aware, fantasy has been one of the main reasons as to why the popularity of the NFL has exploded within the past...
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Jason Garrett addresses Greg Hardy's comments about Tom Brady's wife

The Dallas Cowboys had to figure there would be a little drama surrounding defensive end Greg Hardy when they signed him to a one-year contract back in the spring.The ultra-talented pass rusher was suspended for the first 10 games of the season following an altercation with then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, that saw him originally convicted on domestic violence charges prior to seeing...
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Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Any time I have been asked to join the ranks of “the boys” in writing or talking about sports on-air, I have always been asked to do so because “a female’s view on sports” was needed. This isn’t to say that I have been anything less than grateful for the opportunities, because “the boys” are usually more experienced in the craft. Nor am I ever offended. I just think...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Roger Goodell: NFL taking ‘cautious approach’ with weekly fantasy football

Daily fantasy sports — or in the case of football, weekly — have been all over the headlines recently. It started Monday when the New York Times reported that employees at daily fantasy sports companies have allegedly used insider information to win money on rival sites.  In response to the report, both DraftKings and FanDuel prohibited employees from participating in public...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Von Miller fined $11,567 for ‘Key & Peele’ football celebrations

The No Fun League is back. Broncos linebacker Von Miller is coming off two big games for Denver against the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions, but in the eyes of the NFL, he took things too far with his sack celebrations in those contests. The league fined him $11,567 for unsportsmanlike conduct for doing this: This embed is invalid   " /> While that is...
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Simmons comes out swinging at ESPN, Goodell in podcast

After five months of not having a podcast outlet for his opinions on DeflateGate, Roger Goodell and ESPN firing him, Bill Simmons took some jabs at the NFL commissioner and his former employer before taking a roundhouse swipe at the two. The Bill Simmons Podcast debuted with two episodes on Thursday. In the first installment, Simmons discussed Week 4 in the NFL and made picks...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL files for expedited briefing schedule in Brady appeal

A “very influential person in the NFL” appears to have been very wrong. The NFL filed a motion for an expedited briefing schedule for their appeal in the Tom Brady case Friday, but a resolution isn’t expected until early next year. The NFL is appealing U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to vacate Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate scandal...
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NFL may now only want one team in Los Angeles

The rat race that could very well lead to NFL relocation back to Southern California in time for the 2016 season continues to take interesting turns.By now, you already know that the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders all have plans in place to build a new venue in the nation's second-largest media market, Los Angeles. The Rams plan, spearheaded by owner Stan...
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Patriots accused of sneaking into locker rooms, stealing plays

    The New England Patriots apparently did more than just film the sidelines of opposing teams before they were busted in 2007. ESPN’s Outside the Lines released a lengthy story on Tuesday that dives deeper into the controversy surrounding both Spygate and Deflategate. Much of the report is a rehash. The Patriots reportedly filmed opponents’ signals during 40 games from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arthur Blank on Roger Goodell: ‘Change may be appropriate’

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes it may be time for a change when it comes to the amount of power NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wields in the future. After Goodell’s very public defeat to Tom Brady over the Deflategate issue, Blank may be just the first of many NFL owners to question Goodell’s future. He spoke about the defeat, noting it was bad for the league. And...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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