FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills reacts during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis talked to Bills on eve of Monday’s game

Bills coach Rex Ryan turned to Ray Lewis to inspire his team the night before their showdown against the unbeaten Patriots. Rex Ryan confirms that Ray Lewis spoke to the Bills on Sunday night before Monday night’s game. Won’t get into what he told team. — Mike Rodak (@mikerodak)


Top 10 Thanksgiving Day memories in NFL history

Thanksgiving is here, and that can only mean one thing. There’s a lot of NFL football to watch. Yeah, families get together and have a big dinner and all that, but football is the real Thanksgiving tradition Here are the top 10 holiday memories the NFL has provided. No. 10: O.J. Simpson sets Thanksgiving rushing […]

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Nick Young rocks Gilbert Arenas’ gold shoes

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young probably has some great stories dating back from his time spent as a member of the Washington Wizards. Young was a member of a team that had plenty of antics on their locker room. There were plenty of great pranks played on teammates during that time period. Gilbert Arenas […]

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Six MLB teams that will be most active at Winter Meetings

For MLB general managers, the best deals this holiday season reside in Nashville, TN — the site of the annual Winter Meetings from Dec. 6-10. Some will be more prone to shop around their assets than others. Here are the six clubs set to be wheeling and dealing with the greatest frequency. 6. Los Angeles Dodgers Of […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 12

The 2015 NFL season has already reached Week 12, which means it’s time to start thinking seriously about the postseason. A handful of playoff spots are nearly locked up (see: Patriots, Panthers), but the majority are still very much up for grabs with six weeks left. Here’s an in-depth look at the NFL’s postseason picture […]

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Warriors fan trolls Lakers bench after hitting prize shots

It’s too easy to troll the Lakers nowadays. They’re so bad that the script just writes itself. Even NBA fans are piling on, and one Warriors fan even resorted to taunting the Lakers bench during a timeout in Tuesday night’s game. The fan was pumped up after knocking down a series of shots to win […]

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Blake Griffin drains alley-oop three-pointer

Blake Griffin isn’t just another big man who can only score when close to the hoop. He showed that in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Nuggets, when he knocked down an acrobatic shot that most guards in the league couldn’t even hit. Johnson received a pass from teammate Wesley Johnson with […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 22:  Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Oakland Raiders December 22, 2003  at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Five biggest moments of Brett Favre’s career with Packers

On Thanksgiving night, the Green Bay Packers will retire the No. 4 of future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. An 11-time Pro Bowler, Favre played 16 seasons in Green Bay, starting 253 games and throwing 442 of his 508 career touchdowns for the Packers from 1992 to 2007. Under Favre, the Packers won 160 […]

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets is sacked by J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Five struggling NFL teams trending downward

  Every year in the NFL, November has a way of exposing the pretenders. In 2015, some teams that started the season strong don’t look so good in the second half of the year. Other up-and-coming franchises that looked like they’d make the playoffs sooner than expected have been huge November disappointments. Here’s a look at five teams […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Referees gather during the third quarter of a game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Referee on Bills’ final play: Sammy Watkins ‘had given himself up’

Referee Gene Steratore attempted to explain away some of the confusion regarding the conclusion of the New England Patriots’ 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. On third down and with the clock ticking, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed a 16-yard pass to receiver Sammy Watkins near the far sideline. Watkins made the catch, […]


Tom Brady curses out his teammates, slams helmet in frustration

It looks like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t the golden boy some thought him to be. Brady was visibly frustrated in the first half of Monday night’s game against the Bills with the Patriots struggling to rack up yards and lacking any sort of a rhythm, so he made sure to let his […]


Rob Gronkowski stars in funny JetBlue video

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to win at life. After winning the Super Bowl back in February, he embarked on the Gronk World Tour and pretty much lived and experienced what many of us dream of. He partied, danced, spiked and brought cheer to many different hot spots around the country, and […]

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“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable…Again

This past season, Laurence Leavy (aka “Marlins Man”) attended 148 baseball games, including all five games of the 2015 World Series. And now, the Fort Lauderdale lawyer wants you to own the iconic jersey and visor he wore to those games (and a host of other cool things)…all in the name of charity. Among the […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady calls ‘Rex Ryan’ audible (video)

Peyton Manning has “Omaha.” Aaron Rodgers has “New York Bozo.” Tom Brady doesn’t want to be the only elite NFL quarterback without a signature call at the line of scrimmage. Early in Monday night’s game against the Bills at Gillette Stadium, Brady yelled out “Rex Ryan” before a play. Was Brady trying to catch Ryan […]


Steve Young, Chris Berman try to dab, and it’s painful to watch (video)

Don’t be surprised if a company-wide memo is in every ESPN employee’s inbox tomorrow morning. The gist of the message would be: “Stop dabbing.” You can’t blame Steve Young for trying to dab during ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. After all, like Cam Newton he was a mobile quarterback. But he looked like he was wiping […]

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans gets the crowd into the against the New York Jets at NRG Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams surging into postseason contention after Week 11

A number of forgotten about NFL teams have made serious runs over the last few weeks. After tough starts to 2015, five specific franchises have all saved their respective seasons in last month or so. The ship steadied, now is the time to start thinking playoffs. Here are five teams surging into postseason contention after Week […]

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals pats running back Chris Johnson #23 (left) on the helmet before the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals offense is stacked, and they know it

The Arizona Cardinals’ 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night was a showcase in the unmatched depth and talent possessed by Bruce Arians’ highly versatile and vastly productive offense. Quarterback Carson Palmer threw touchdowns to four different players, veteran Larry Fitzgerald produced two big plays on the game-winning drive and running back Chris […]

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 22:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos reacts as  Cody Latimer #14 celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on November 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Broncos defense appreciates Brock Osweiler’s turnover-free start

After nine games of dealing with the most turnover-prone quarterback in the NFL, the Denver Broncos’ dominant defense finally got what they were looking for during Sunday’s 17-15 win over the Chicago Bears. Backup Brock Osweiler, who started in place of an injured Peyton Manning, got through four quarters without giving away the football. “If […]

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches pregame warmup before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith on 5-5 Buccaneers: ‘We’re relevant again’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t had a winning season in five years, but after Sunday’s 45-17 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lovie Smith’s young team is now 5-5 and preparing for a potential playoff run. “We’ve talked a lot about being relevant again,” Smith said, via ESPN. “We’re relevant again.” The Buccaneers put a hurting on […]

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Fan assaulted by police at LSU-Ole Miss game

A fan who attended Saturday’s LSU-Ole Miss game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium appeared to be assaulted by police officers during the SEC matchup. Holly Barnes claims her husband, Chris, was assaulted and suffered a concussion and orbital wall and maxillary sinus fractures from the incident. A photo of a beaten-up Barnes has been making its way around social media. As far […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring the opening goal from a penalty kick with his team-mates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

El Clásico winners and losers

After a break for international competition, the European football leagues resumed play on Saturday. Probably the most anticipated match was in Spain, where Barcelona traveled to the Bernabeu against rival Real Madrid. Few matches elicit raw emotions quite like this one, and this game was no exception. With over 80,000 Real fans in attendance and a healthy […]


Grading the backup QBs in NFL Week 11

Week 11 of the 2015 NFL season could be remembered as Backup Sunday. Four quarterbacks made their first start of the season, and one started for the third time. Judging from their performances, perhaps it’s true that a team is only as good as its backup quarterback. Brock Osweiler Apparently Brock Osweiler learned a little something watching […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 22:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the 1st quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Best and worst from Week 11 in the NFL

Week 11 of the 2015 NFL season saw the champions of the NFC North impose their will, two different players rush for over 200 yards and two former No. 1 overall picks throw for five touchdowns. Sunday also featured a few teams getting blown out at home and an injury-filled ending in Baltimore. Here is the rest […]

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Doug Baldwin gets destroyed by Eric Reid

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin thought he had a surefire touchdown in Sunday’s game against the San Fransisco 49ers, but that was not the case. Baldwin juked Jaquiski Tartt and approached the end zone. Only Eric Reid stood between him and a touchdown, so Baldwin elected to try to hurdle him. That was a […]