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NFL field goals 60+: Why we’ll see a lot more, SOON!

Today, Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens set an NFL record. With three seconds remaining and his team trailing the Lions 17-16, he booted a 66-yard field goal that hit the crossbar and bounced over for the victory. The successful field goal was the longest in...

NFL Opening Day ratings – A good sign for the league?

Finally, some good ratings news for the NFL. Nielsen data showed viewership for Thursday night's opening game between the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys was about 20 percent higher than last year's inaugural shindig between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston...

Jaydon Blue sparks new trend? High school star refuses to suit up senior year to save himself for college football

This is so ridiculous it makes sense.Will it become a trend?Running back Jaydon Blue, a Texas Longhorns commit, won’t play football his senior year in high school because he wants to save a season of “wear and tear” on his body. Can he do that?According to...

Over 80 percent of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer: Poll

More than 80 percent of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new poll published Monday showed, less than 10 weeks before the Tokyo Games. The latest survey comes after Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency Friday as the nation battles a fourth...

CTE trend: Brain disease bigger threat to football than boxing?

Is CTE prevalent in boxing? It was announced in 2017 that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that had been donated to science, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA.A progressive degenerative disease, CTE is often associated...

Super Bowl LV ratings: Worst since 2007

The numbers are in, and the National Football League’s biggest game of the year — during this season of Covid — failed to top 100 million viewers this year. Super Bowl LV attracted 96.4 million viewers for ViacomCBS on Sunday, the company announced Tuesday, as the Tampa Bay...

Onside kick: Success rate doesn’t make it exciting

Remember when the post-touchdown conversion was so boring? For decades in the NFL, teams had only one option after scoring a touchdown. The extra point. It equated to about a 19/20 yard field goal and the seasonal success rate was usually between 98 or 99 percent....

Will Rocky die in the Creed 3 movie?

Creed 2 (or Rocky 8) has come and gone, and Rocky lives. ... At least for now. In 2018, Sylvester Stallone reprised his role an aging former boxing champion and mentor/father figure to Adonis Creed (often called Donnie), a top contender. Many of us thought Rocky would die...