Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

New York (AP), March 19 – Much like they did with cable in the 1980s and satellite television in the 1990s, the NFL on Thursday made another significant transition in the way its games are viewed. The league’s new rights agreements, worth $113 billion over the 11 seasons of the new deals that begin in […]

Record-setting Saints QB Brees announces retirement at 42

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the NFL’s leader in career completions and yards passing, has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans. “Til the very end I exhausted myself to give everything to the Saints organization, my team and the great city of New Orleans,” […]

Biden wants to use NFL stadiums for vaccines

Washington, D.C. (AP) – President Joe Biden says his administration intends to take up the NFL on its offer to use all of the league’s stadiums as COVID-19 vaccination sites. Biden mentioned the offer that came from Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter this past week during an interview on CBS’ Super Bowl pregame show. […]

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Chicago (AP), September 24 – When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit. Sayers, 24 at the time, was already an established star, a soft-spoken Black man who generally raised […]

Racial injustice themes, COVID-19 seem to have ended interest in NFL

Atlanta (AP), September 14 – Jason Myers kicked the ball through the end zone to open Seattle’s season at Atlanta. No one else on the field moved. Instead, the Seahawks and Falcons dropped to one knee where they had stood. After years of pleading with their league to act against systemic racism, NFL players were […]

Roger Goodell: ‘The NFL stands with the Black community’

New York (AP), September 2 – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated the league’s support for players fighting for racial justice and protesting police violence. Citing a police officer shooting Jacob Blake in the back on Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Goodell said the incident has “brought forth more feelings of anger, frustration, anguish, fear for […]

PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV […]

NFL players accused of armed robbery at South Florida party

MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday. Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with […]

NFL sets protocols for reopening of team facilities

New York (AP), May 7 – The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained Wednesday night by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first […]

8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, Watt

New York (AP), April 7 – Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also chosen on every ballot of the 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee are Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Joe […]