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Tally-ho! The NFL’s relationship with the UK deepened today as London-based Tottenham Hotspur announced a ten-year deal to host a minimum of two NFL games a year when their new stadium opens in 2018. ‘Minimum of’ may be the key verbiage here. “Touchdowns in Tottenham can only add to our reputation as a global sporting powerhouse, and help us take another step towards our goal of having a permanent NFL franchise here in London,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said (via NFL Communications). Like Johnson, Roger Goodell has not kept his desire for a UK-based franchise a secret. En route to securing…

2014 Record: 6-10. The Falcons suffered what may be a Hard Knocks jinx, or more like an uninspired play reality. The team could never recover from a putrid 2-6 start, and long-maligned head coach Mike Smith was fired at season’s end. Key Losses: RBs Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Harry Douglas, a 2016 5th round pick (for pumping in fake crowd noise), DT Corey Peters, OLB Sean Witherspoon Key additions: New head coach Dan Quinn, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, DE Adrian Clayborn, WR Leonard Hankerson, G Chris Chester, LB Vic Beasley (1st round of draft), CB Jalen Collins (2nd…

Ed. Note: Since our inception, we at TFG have made it our mission to develop content that stands above the “clickbait” found on most Internet sports sites and deliver insightful and unique commentary for male and female football fans alike. But we can’t help but get a little jealous of our male-driven competition who have succeeded in, er, augmenting their coverage with a little gratuitous eye candy. I know I personally have a hard time reading analysis of how Aaron Rodgers played the previous night without a distracting slideshow of his latest WAG nearby.  Of course, with a site named…

NFLers partook in what the rest of us did tonight – watching the USA Women win the World Cup with inspiring mastery. A sampling of reactions follows. Congrats to the USA Women’s Team for being #worldcup2015 CHAMPIONS! Well deserved https://t.co/QjKRuszeO1 — Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 6, 2015 School is in session, today’s lesson being taught by @ussoccer_wnt!!! #USWNT — Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) July 5, 2015 Male soccer players can learn something from these girls.. Tough. — TJ Lang (@TJLang70) July 6, 2015 #JUSTWINBABY #USA https://t.co/HW9Zal8oA8 — Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) July 6, 2015 Congrats @ussoccer_wnt on the dominating win. @CarliLloyd in…

Jim Harbaugh was a guest on the “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” Wednesday and the two engaged in a conversation (a nice way of putting it) that was almost as awkward as Jim Tomsula’s first introductory press conference as Harbaugh’s replacement in San Francisco.  Cowherd ran through a litany of questions to which Harbaugh either replied with two word answers or just random oddness.  Four minutes in Cowherd called out Harbaugh for his unwillingness to answer “open-ended questions” and shut down the interview. As one of a zillion writers who interviews athletes on a regular basis but moreover, as ESPN’s…

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery to amputate his right index finger following a Fourth of July fireworks incident. Schefter’s questionable manner of presenting this news – sharing an obtained copy of Pierre-Paul’s surgical orders via Twitter – has dominated conversation. Pierre-Paul has been mocked for an obviously poor decision to get involved with pyrotechnics. But that sentiment doesn’t hold water for at least one of Pierre-Paul’s former teammates. Ex-Giants safety, Antrel Rolle, now with the Bears, took to Instagram to eloquently defend Pierre-Paul and provide an emotion seemingly lost in this story…

Today, Adrian Peterson surrendered. Kind of. After a lengthy impasse with the Minnesota Vikings, the outspoken, hard-nosed star running back declared he was returning the Vikings and participating in OTAs (organized team activities). Peterson has, of course, spent much of the year expressing feelings of disdain toward the organization.  What originated as disloyalty by the Vikings for placing him on the Commissioner’s Exempt List after charges of child abuse, quickly morphed into a larger conversation about the lack of guarantees in his contract. Throughout the process rumors ranging from a trade to the Dallas Cowboys to Peterson retiring have surfaced. …

Hear ye, hear ye!  Jared Allen has trimmed his mullet!  In anticipation for his upcoming nuptials, the rifle-toting, MMA-loving Vikings DE has shed his brash trash look for something more understated. Soon to be married, Allen no longer parties in the back. Although I’ve never been a fan of the mullet, looking at Allen with his close-cut, I can see how it gave some edge to his otherwise ordinary, even innocuous-looking, features.  It’ll be interesting to see how long his coif stays all-business and, if he keeps the kempt look, whether his antics will also be cropped. It’s hard to…

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