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A Guide to the 2020 NFL Season
As more sporting events are canceled, postponed, or fundamentally altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one league is forging ahead with its upcoming season: the NFL. And as teams get ready to return to the gridiron this fall, here is a guide to what you can expect from the 2020 NFL season!
NBA Boycott Is Unprecedented; But One Almost Happened In 1964, And One Did Happen In 1961
What we witnessed in the NBA was unprecedented. What began with the Milwaukee Bucks deciding to boycott their playoff game against the Orlando Magic quickly morphed into a postponement of all three scheduled NBA playoff games Wednesday. What is known is that there is precedent for players u
What Should a Hockey Game Sound Like?
Every Wednesday through the coronavirus pandemic, Rob Corte gets on a teleconference call with a group of fellow broadcasters who call themselves clean freaks. It's an international group of sports broadcasters — hockey, baseball, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, auto racing — who are trying
Continuity during COVID could be edge for teams that have it
An offseason centered around Zoom meetings, an abbreviated training camp and the absence of exhibition games made continuity more vital than usual in this year of the coronavirus in the NFL. The joy San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan experienced last January when trusty defensive coord
NBC Poised to Bring Unprecedented Indy 500 to Huge Audience
Everything was new to Mike Tirico when he walked past the famed pagoda that dominates the front stretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, assumed his broadcast perch high above pit lane and proceeded to host his first Indy 500. Now, all that was new has given way to unprecedented.
Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task
The captivation and celebration of the NFL have long stemmed from the speed, strategy, strength and teamwork that make the game go. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail, too, never more than at training camps around the league in the time of COVID-19. Like the defense
Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal
A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,standing on a chair and ready to jump. He was despondent over yet another (Edited per community guidelines) slight, this time being excluded
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Buying XFL Doesn’t Guarantee League’s Success
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's purchasing the XFL is a cause for excitement. At the least, it is infinitely more interesting than an anonymous hedge-fund manager emerging as the new face of the bankrupt spring football league. But Johnson’s off-field star power will mean little if the XFL can’t find
Introduce Your Kids to Your Favorite Sports Films
Missing SPORTS? So are we. And have your kids requested MOANA so many times that you’re starting to relate to Heihei the rooster? Well, we have the perfect solution: Why not try introducing your kids to your favorite childhood SPORTS films? We've compiled a list of classics that your kids will absol
Say Cheese: Bench energy is real, and loud, at NBA restart
Dion Waiters took an open 3-opener and about 75 feet away, a dozen or so of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates all seemed to leap from their seats in unison. “SAY CHEESE!” they yelled, dragging out the last syllable for effect. At Staples Center back in Los Angeles, such a yell would have been hea
The Last Dance – A Truly Standout Sports Docuseries
Everyone who grew up in the 90s remembers this tagline, but could today’s teens put a face to that catchphrase before the Crying Jordan meme hit the Internet? Now, thanks to the hugely popular docuseries, The Last Dance, all living generations finally know the story behind the basketball legend (
Indiana Pacers Players Detail The Challenges Of Playing, And Living, In The NBA Bubble
The Indiana Pacers arrived in Orlando this past Thursday, the location where the organization will reside for the next two-plus months. As the NBA restart begins to take off at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, teams are beginning to get settled into their new homes within the league’s “bubble”