Melissa Jacobs

Kareem Hunt’s ‘Second Chance’ Showcases NFL’s Lack of Morality

The Kareem Hunt narrative is a tired one because it’s so cyclical.  NFL player commits violent act, NFL player goes on immediate apology tour vowing to change, NFL player gets second chance too quickly for any legitimate rehab and reformation to set in. And the part that’s extra jarring: NFL team, in this case the Cleveland Browns, signs alleged pe...

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Silver Linings From A Lackluster Super Bowl 53

Normally the day following a Super Bowl feels like it should be a national holiday. But given the experience that was Super Bowl 53, work might be a more enthralling option this year. A Super Bowl can be both a defensive coaching gem and dreadfully boring. The 53rd version of the culmination of an NFL season certainly checked both boxes....

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How the Rams and Patriots Stack Up On Twitter

ATLANTA -- Strategically nestled in the epicenter of the monstrosity known as Radio Row, Twitter saw high profile athletes and influences like Patrick Mahomes, Dan Marino and Greg Olsen shuffling in and out of its space during Super Bowl week. Since Twitter was founded in 2006 it has refined how we intake news and discuss current events. Twitter enga...

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What’s It Really Like To Play in a Super Bowl?

When you're a young child you may dream of being an astronaut, a ballerina or another profession defined by  a high degree of difficulty. Young football players dream about being Super Bowl champions. While 106 players get that opportunity each February, to opportunity is still very much a rarity as most professional football players spend entire caree...

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Roger Goodell’s Reactive Nature On Display at Annual Press Conference

This version of the Roger Goodell “state of the NFL” press conference mimicked most Roger Goodell “state of the NFL” press conferences.  The commissioner would finally be forced to answer questions on the latest catastrophe gone unaddressed. His answers would not satisfy. Other years it’s been Deflategate, domestic violence, social equality p...

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Championship Round: Can the NFL’s Officiating Crisis Be Fixed?

The NFL's Championship Round with marked with thrilling chess matches, star players stepping up and Tony Romo officially establishing himself as the analyst in football. Unfortunately Sunday will be far more remembered for Bill Vinovich's crew derailing the Saints season by missing pass interference on Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman so obvious that t...

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Sean Payton on missed call: ‘We’ll probably never get over it’

Moments after the Saints lost to the Rams in overtime the Saints locker room was in stunned silence, according to reporters on the scene. The NFC Championship should never have gone to overtime. The game should have effectively ended when Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly interfered with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on a deep pass in the final...

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