NFL Likely to Hire 17 Full-Time Officials

NFL Likely to Hire 17 Full-Time Officials

It appears the NFL will soon be taking significant steps to improve officiating. According to Troy Vincent, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, the league will likely be hiring 17 full-time officials for the 2016-17 season. In addition to allowing officials to commit adequate time for training and consultation, the hiring of full-time […]

Athletes Honor Martin Luther King in the Age of Trump

Athletes Honor Martin Luther King in the Age of Trump

MLK Day celebrations took center stage during most of the sporting events Monday night. In the NFL, players from around the league honored the fallen civil rights leader by sharing quotes and videos on social media. In fact, the NFL itself joined in this effort, tweeting out a link to a piece about influential African-American football players. The same […]

Insiders Believe Trump May End Sports Betting Prohibition

Insiders Believe Trump May End Sports Betting Prohibition

Over the last two years, we covered the subject of legalized sports betting in several articles: –Rep. Pallone Making A Federal Case for Legalized Sports Betting (09/22/2015) The Changing Face of Sports Betting in America (10/15/2015) Fantasy Sports industry continues to pour money into lobbying efforts (01/19/2016) Update on Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations (07/18/2016) These pieces go back to […]

Kaepernick’s Getting Distracted, And Snoop Dogg’s Calling Him Out On It

Kaepernick’s Getting Distracted, And Snoop Dogg’s Calling Him Out On It

This past weekend, San Francisco 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick came under-fire after making some very controversial statements about Fidel Castro. His comments came during an interview with The Miami Herald where he was asked about a t-shirt he wore last August featuring a photo of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X. Kaepernick immediately pointed out that it was a Malcolm X t-shirt, not a Fidel Castro t-shirt, […]

Can the NFL Do More to Prevent Domestic Violence?

Can the NFL Do More to Prevent Domestic Violence?

Within the NFL, many of the players have been accused or arrested for domestic violence. In several instances, the only way that accusations can be verified is through eyewitness testimony or video surveillance substantiating the victim’s claims. If neither is available, many victims are left in a “he said, she said” scenario, which usually favors the NFL […]