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The ultimate takeaway from Aaron Rodgers’ 2016 season was “still great,” but it was really two seasons in one for the Green Bay quarterback. Rodgers was uncharacteristically mortal for the first month and a half, then went nuclear from late October through the end of the season. It reminded me of seeing the late, great musician Prince in 2012. He ...

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Browns announce Brock Osweiler will not play in third preseason game

There are few things stranger in the NFL than Cleveland's quarterback room. Two days after Brock Osweiler was thought to be Cleveland’s starter for the regular season, the team announced that the embattled quarterback will not play in the third preseason game. That honor will go to rookie DeShone Kizer. Typically the quarterback that starts the third ...

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Browns TE Seth DeValve becomes first white player to kneel during anthem

On Monday night, the Cleveland Browns formed the largest player anthem protest to date. Numerous players formed a circle and knelt. Among them was tight end Seth DeValve, the first white player to protest by taking a knee. DeValve’s subtle yet dramatic action culminated a week of football in which several white players displayed support for their A...

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Bill Belichick could care less about the solar eclipse

Bill Belichick has a crucial preseason game to prep for so he could less about a once-in-a-century scientific phenomenon like a solar eclipse. Belichick held his daily press conference smack in the middle of today’s eclipse (c'mon man!), though he did field one question about whether he’s an “eclipse guy.” His response was vintage Belichick: ...

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NFL Anthem Protests Gain Momentum as White Players Join In

It was almost a year ago when Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett first ayeublicly pointed out a key ingredient missing to the slew of athletes protesting during the national anthem. "The white guy is super important to the fight. For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the p...

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