Patriots Trading Tom Brady to Texans? Interesting Idea

New England Patriots Tom Brady

With the NFL trade deadline approaching, the rumor mill is aflame with crazy ideas. On the surface, one such idea seems no crazier than ESPN's about the New England Patriots trading Tom Brady to the Houston Texans. Though the season started slowly for the Patriots, Brady and Co. now stand 5-2 and atop the AFC East. So why would ESPN even think the Patriots trading Tom Brady to the Texans makes sense? Because a precedent has been set with great quarterbacks, and the Patriots are a bit of a Machiavellian team. Great … [Read more...]

Dallas Cowboys Waive Michael Sam from Practice Squad

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers vs Cowboys

After approximately six weeks on Dallas' practice squad, the Dallas Cowboys waive Michael Sam today to make room for another linebacker. Dallas first signed Sam on September 3, just two days after the team that drafted him, the St. Louis Rams, cut him from their own practice squad. The Dallas Cowboys cutting Michael Sam opened a practice squad spot for Troy Davis. Davis, a second-year linebacker, played in four games last season for the New York Jets. Davis reportedly worked out for the Cowboys on Monday. Sam … [Read more...]

Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant Foot Surgery Successful

NBA Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will be running everything for two months, as the Kevin Durant foot surgery was successful in repairing a fractured bone. Durant will miss the next six to eight weeks recovering, putting Westbrook in charge of the offense as well as the locker room. The All-Star forward had his foot surgery at a clinic in Charlotte after the team and Durant agreed that surgery was the best course of action. Durant won't meet with doctors for an official follow-up for six weeks, … [Read more...]

Seattle Seahawks Trade Percy Harvin to NY Jets

NY Jets Geno Smith New England Patriots

In perhaps the blockbuster trade of the 2014 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to NY Jets on Friday. Harvin will be active for the NY Jets' next game, as he flew to New Jersey and passed hi physical exam Saturday morning. Harvin's trade was officially announced just after noon Saturday. The Jets lost a 25-23 heartbreaker to the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football after a last-second field goal was deflected at the line. The long week gives Harvin time to get acclimated to the playbook … [Read more...]

Is FSU’s Jameis Winston the Next Geno Smith?

Jameis Winston FSU

Is FSU's Jameis Winston the next Geno Smith? The Florida State Seminoles quarterback and NY Jets QB have certainly endured some PR pain in 2014, and there's no question it's hurt Winston's NFL draft stock. How much remains to be seen, but considering the parallels the two embattled QBs have had this year, the question of whether Winston's NFL prospects could mirror Smiths' current experience is fair game. Back-room NFL Draft discussions will invariably focus on talent. In that regard, "Famous Jameis" is hands-down … [Read more...]

Kansas City Royals Headed to the World Series After Sweeping Orioles

Kansas City Royals ALCS Champs

After missing the postseason for 29 years, the Kansas City Royals headed to the World Series tonight after sweeping the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 in the ALCS. The Royals now await the winner of the NLCS, whose Game 4 is now underway. The Royals 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the ALCS marked the team's tenth straight win in the playoffs and eighth straight in the postseason. Kansas City entered the 2014 MLB postseason as a wild card and played their way into the playoffs. Kansas City will face off in against either the St. … [Read more...]

NFL Renews Its DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Deal for 8 Years

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson

With the FCC removing legal protection for the NFL TV blackout policy, the league has doubled-down on satellite TV. News that the NFL renews its DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket deal for eight more years spread just a few days after the FCC announced its ruling. The NFL extending its DirecTV agreement shouldn't surprise anyone, as it's a cash cow for the league. Reports have put the price tag for the NFL Sunday Ticket agreement at an average of $1.5 billion annually. As in, "per year." Across the eight years of this new … [Read more...]

Katy Perry Will Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Katy Perry

Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show this season, according to reports, putting to rest any discussion about whether the NFL would nab a big star for its championship game. Several months ago the NFL announced that it may require headline acts to pay to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. The statement was met with confusion by fans and musicians alike, as the NFL has never previously charged a fee -- at least publicly -- to perform at halftime. Last year's halftime show marked the reunion … [Read more...]

49ers’ Kaepernick Fined for Wearing Wrong Headphones

49ers Colin Kaepernick

The NFL is going in so many wrong directions it would be funny, if not for the gravity of the reasons it's going south. Not only have various spousal and child abuse problems arisen for key players -- grievous mistakes to be sure -- but the NFL has now fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for wearing the wrong headphones after a game. Really. After the 49ers' win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Kaepernick strolled into the post-game press conference wearing Beats by Dre headphones. Kaepernick's been … [Read more...]

NFL TV Blackout Policy Overruled by the FCC

Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews vs Bears

For decades the NFL TV blackout policy has kept fans in local TV markets from watching their home team play if the game hadn't sold out 72 hours in advance. Fans haven't especially liked the NFL's TV broadcast policy. Turns out, neither does the FCC. The FCC has just flagged the NFL TV blackout policy -- and others in the NBA, MLB and NHL -- as "unsportsmanlike conduct" and overruled their legality. Blackout policies have had two consequences for nearly four decades. The first kept local TV stations from … [Read more...]