Boldin says it’s a ‘travesty’ Kaepernick isn’t in NFL

Sports 01/31/19, 14:59

Former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin says it's a "travesty" that Colin Kaepernick isn't in the league.Boldin, the co-founder of The Players Coalition, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that Kaepernick "deserves" to be in the NFL and AP NFL writer Barry Wilner dissects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ...

Will experience _ and lack of it _ be Super Bowl difference?

Sports 01/31/19, 13:39

The idea that experience pays off in the most-pressurized situations sports offer is nothing new. Does it apply to the Super Bowl in general, and this one specifically?Recent history will tell us not really. The Super Bowl thing was something novel for virtually all of the Eagles last year, and ...

Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Sports 01/31/19, 12:00

Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team's chances.Their destination this time around is a lot closer.Rhode Island was one of six ...

Super Bowl Matchups

Football 01/31/19, 11:33

The previous time the Rams played in a Super Bowl, the opponent was New England. It didn't work out so well for the then-St. Louis team.The Patriots, of course, have made a habit of being in the NFL championship game — this is their eighth since that 2002 victory over ...

When marketing flops: 5 Super Bowl ads that backfired

Sports 01/31/19, 10:48

Advertisers that spend millions of dollars on the Super Bowl are trying to avoid what Ram did with a Martin Luther King speech or what Groupon did spoofing promos for charities.Though such messages can get attention, it's the wrong kind of attention. Groupon got buzz all right, but most of ...

Patriots put ’72 Dolphins in their sights in different way

Football 01/31/19, 02:45

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are trying to accomplish something no NFL team has done since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.No, not an undefeated season. They gave that a run already.Now, 11 years after falling one win short of matching Miami's perfect record, New England is attempting to become ...

Choir combines NFL players’ love of gospel music, football

Football 01/31/19, 02:35

Retired Dallas Cowboys safety Dextor Clinkscale gets a chance each year to re-experience the camaraderie of playing in the NFL when the Super Bowl Gospel Choir convenes to perform in the city hosting the league's marquee game.The choir provides about 60 players — mostly retired and a couple of current ...

New CBS contest ‘World’s Best’ wins post-Super Bowl slot

Entertainment 01/30/19, 23:24

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. SUPER KICK-OFF CBS is betting big on "The World's Best," handing over the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot to the new talent competition shepherded by reality TV titans ...

Develin is ‘the hammer’ that powers Patriots’ running game

Football 01/30/19, 20:25

James Develin will reach into his past every now and then by pulling out one of his notebooks from his junior and senior years at Brown University.The New England Patriots fullback flips through a few pages, shakes his head and can barely remember what he scribbled on them on his ...

Players Coalition gives 6 grants totaling $2 million

Football 01/30/19, 19:05

The Players Coalition has announced the recipients of grants totaling $2 million given to six national nonprofit organizations.National Juvenile Defender Center, Communities In Schools, The Justice Collaborative, Year Up, Center for Policing Equity and Advancement Project National Office received the grants."Our goal has always been to work hand in hand ...

Saints’ Payton: ice cream, binge-watching, bring consolation

Football 01/30/19, 18:37

Saints coach Sean Payton turned to ice cream, binge-watching and seclusion after his team's football season game to an excruciating end.Payton was finally ready on Wednesday to stand in front of reporters for his NFL-mandated, end-of-season media availability, some 10 days after New Orleans' 26-23 overtime loss in an NFC ...

Atlanta spared repeat of ice which froze 2000 Super Bowl

Football 01/30/19, 18:25

Atlanta has dodged a repeat of the ice storm which marred its previous Super Bowl.When an ice storm blanketed Atlanta before the Super Bowl in 2000, the fear was the NFL wouldn't want to bring the game back.Atlanta's $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium was a game-changer. The new building, which opened ...

Column: Goodell won’t commit to positons on key NFL issues

Football 01/30/19, 17:38

This much we know after Roger Goodell's annual State of the NFL gabfest leading up to the Super Bowl.The league has never been stronger. The commissioner is a fan of the game. And there was a missed call in the NFC championship game.But Goodell doesn't want to use his immense ...

McCourty twins can make history with Super Bowl win

Sports 01/30/19, 16:29

Patriots defensive backs and twins Devin and Jason McCourty both have a lot on their minds as they prepare for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Rams.Jason is thinking about the past and the magnets their mother, Phyllis Harrell, collected and used to post various keepsakes on the refrigerator of ...

NFL security chief: No threats to Super Bowl have surfaced

Football 01/30/19, 16:27

The NFL's top security officer say the league is not aware of any security threats against the Super Bowl, now four days away.National Football League Chief Security Officer Cathy Lanier said Wednesday that "no credible or specific threats" have been brought to the league's attention.She spoke at a news conference ...

Lots of questions for Goodell, not a lot of answers

Football 01/30/19, 15:51

Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled.The NFL commissioner did provide some nuggets of news on ...

DeCosta: Former Ravens intern lands dream job as team’s GM

Football 01/30/19, 15:35

In his new role as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, Eric DeCosta has no intention of filling the shoes of his highly successful predecessor, Ozzie Newsome."I have size 10½ feet and I think Ozzie is a 13, so there you go," DeCosta said Wednesday, standing alone in front of ...

Chasing Brady: Donald, Suh to lead Rams’ Super Bowl pursuit

Football 01/30/19, 15:09

Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.Nickell Robey-Coleman preferred the game at ...

CBS bets big with new talent show ‘The World’s Best’

Football 01/30/19, 14:53

CBS is betting big on "The World's Best," handing over the post-Super Bowl time slot to the new talent competition shepherded by reality TV titans Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell.Burnett has a track record following the NFL's showcase game. In 2001, his "Survivor: The Australian Outback" debuted in that slot, ...

Update: Goodell: extra official won’t fix NFL’s issues

Sports 01/30/19, 13:42

The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):1:40 p.m.Commissioner Roger Goodell says adding an extra official isn't the answer to all the league's issues.It's "one more human who will make mistakes like the rest of us," he said.Goodell said "I would be comfortable" if, after reviewing the issues, no ...

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