World Cup Reminds NFL Fans of Growing Flopping Trend

Mainstream American sports culture frowns upon the theatrical aspect of competition known as diving and simulation. Casual fans may know it better from its derogatory term: flopping. It’s a significant reason why many Americans refuse to acknowledge association football—also known as soccer—among NFL and all four major sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NHL).A broad definition of multi...
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8 Takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Schedule

The NFL sent out 256 save-the-date cards Wednesday night by unveiling its 2014 schedule. The Pittsburgh Steelers have known their 2014 home and away opponents since Dec. 29, when the Kansas City Chiefs’ scrubs came oh-so-close to winning at San Diego and putting the Steelers in the playoffs. Now that we have dates and times to go with the Steelers’ opponents, the anticipation...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FA report card: 49ers clearly want to win now

The 49ers have been very busy this offseason and already addressed some of the team’s biggest position concerns. They hosted New England wide receiver Julian Edelman on Friday and will reportedly host Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on Saturday. Free agency is far from over and the 49ers still have some pressing needs they need to tackle. Here’s a look at how the offseason...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Akers Has Given 49ers a Leg Up

It wasn’t the sexiest of free-agent signings when the 49ers agreed to a three-year deal with kicker David Akers on July 29. Yet signing the free agent and former Eagles Pro Bowler has turned out to be one of the team’s best offseason moves. When longtime 49ers kicker Joe Nedney decided to retire after the 2010 season, San Francisco went after Akers. Halfway through Akers’ first...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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