FEDS HYPE NON-EXISTENT TERROR THREAT AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL 50

DHS and FBI engage in speculation on lone wolf attack during game. Citing San Bernardino and Paris, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are warning a “lone wolf” attack may target Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The government has not mentioned a specific threat against the NFL championship game on February 7. In November the FBI said there were no known threats against NFL stadiums. “Particularly with the rise in use by terrorist groups of the internet to inspire and recruit, we are concerned about the ‘self-radicalized’ actor(s) who could strike with little or … Continue reading FEDS HYPE NON-EXISTENT TERROR THREAT AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL 50

Patriots deflate Seattle: Brady leads team to record fourth Super Bowl after nail-biting finale with a cruel interception and a brawl

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have beaten the Seattle Seahawks in a nail-biting game to secure a historic fourth Super Bowl win with the New England Patriots. The Patriots clinched the 28-24 victory when rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass from Seattle’s Russell Wilson at the New England end zone in the final seconds of the game. Speaking after Sunday’s highly-anticipated game, Butler told reporters: ‘I just had a vision that I was going to make a big play and it came true.’ Meanwhile, the team’s owner, Robert Kraft, 73, joined at the game, by his 34-year-old girlfriend, Ricki Noel … Continue reading Patriots deflate Seattle: Brady leads team to record fourth Super Bowl after nail-biting finale with a cruel interception and a brawl

SUPER BOWL PREVIEW: BLOUNT RUNNING GAME KEY FOR PATS

Photo by Dan Leberfeld PHOENIX—A big challenge for the Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl is the ability to match Seattle’s intensity, which few teams do. Not many NFL teams play with the collective motor and toughness of the Seahawks. “They compete relentlessly as well as any team or any organization I’ve ever observed,” New England coach Bill Belichick said. “It’s from the opening kickoff to the final gun and they’re just never going to let up in any phase of the game: offense, defense, special teams, the receivers, the defensive backs, the linemen, the quarterback. Everybody just competes at such … Continue reading SUPER BOWL PREVIEW: BLOUNT RUNNING GAME KEY FOR PATS

TWEET PROMPTS PUNISHMENT FOR ‘PREDICTED CRIME’

Football fan’s ejection echoes law-enforcement plan to mine social media A seemingly innocuous incident at a Pittsburgh Steelers game over the weekend prompted concern about the consequences of law enforcement mining social media to predict crimes. At Saturday’s Ravens-Steelers playoff … Continue reading TWEET PROMPTS PUNISHMENT FOR ‘PREDICTED CRIME’

​Who needs $37mn? NFL star gives up sport to farm, feed hungry

Jason Brown (Screenshot from youtube video by The News & Observer Making tens of millions of dollars simply playing a game may seem like a dream for most Americans, but former National Football League player Jason Brown gave up fame, the limelight and the cash for a chance to do something humbler: farming. He’s not just growing vegetables in his backyard, though. After retiring from professional football, Brown purchased a North Carolina farm totaling more than 1,000 acres, dedicated to the idea of growing food and giving it away to charities and those in need. There was a small problem, … Continue reading ​Who needs $37mn? NFL star gives up sport to farm, feed hungry

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of 2014 season

Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hasn’t played since Week 1. Saying Adrian Peterson has “shown no meaningful remorse” for injuring his young son, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Minnesota Vikings star without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season Tuesday morning for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association quickly announced it will appeal the decision and demand a neutral arbitrator — not Goodell — to hear the appeal, accusing an unnamed league executive of telling Peterson his nine weeks on the exempt list would be considered … Continue reading NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of 2014 season

New England Patriots Apologize For ‘Regrettable Tweet’

The Patriots sent a customized Twitter message to fans who retweeted them. (Image: Patriots Twitter) BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have apologized after a social media celebration went horribly wrong. The Pats wanted to express their gratitude to their Twitter followers Thursday with a simple message: “Thanks for helping us become the first NFL team with 1 million followers!” Read more at CBS Boston Continue reading New England Patriots Apologize For ‘Regrettable Tweet’

BUFFALO BILLS OWNERS COMMIT TO NEW HOME

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Terry and Kim Pegula are committed to building a stadium for the Buffalo Bills and are working on ending the team’s series of annual home games in Toronto. Those were among the topics the franchise’s new owners touched upon during a wide-ranging 20 minute interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday night. “Well, there’s going to be a new stadium somewhere, that’s all I know,” Terry Pegula said. “The league was pretty emphatic that Buffalo, we’re a small market, needs to be as competitive as we can.” The one answer the Pegulas couldn’t provide yet is … Continue reading BUFFALO BILLS OWNERS COMMIT TO NEW HOME

Manning vs Brady makes for a marquee QB matchup

Los Angeles (AFP) – Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are both at the top of their games as the two legendary quarterbacks battle for the 16th time in their careers in a Sunday showdown at Gillette Stadium. Brady and Manning are coming off one of the best months in their brilliant careers with each going 4-0 in October. “Peyton has been a phenomenal player – so consistent and durable for a long period of time,” said New England Patriots Brady, who holds a 10-5 career edge over Manning. “We’ve had a great rivalry and this year is no different.” If … Continue reading Manning vs Brady makes for a marquee QB matchup

Are You Ready for Some Football? Manning-Brady Highlights NFL Action

RGII returns. The Ravens and Steelers battle in a key AFC North battle. The Cowboys and Cardinals stake their claims for NFC supremacy. And, in the Sunday afternoon CBS featured game, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning square off for the 16th time. Let’s analyze the matchups…. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-2-1) The Bengals expect superstar receiver A.J. Green to return from a toe injury after missing the three previous games. This is good news for the Bengals and bad news for the Jaguars, especially since they are banged up at cornerback. They put starter Alan Ball on injured … Continue reading Are You Ready for Some Football? Manning-Brady Highlights NFL Action

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? NFL WEEK 8 PRIMER

It’s already Week Eight in the NFL, and we are starting to see the cream rise to the top, with teams such as Denver, Indianapolis, New England, Baltimore, Green Bay, and Dallas looking like the NFL elite. But as we know, a couple of weeks can change that. Some big Week Eight questions: Can the Cincinnati Bengals get their act together? Can Brian Hoyer keep his job? Is the arrow pointing down on Seattle? Can the Saints win their 11th home game in a row with Green Bay visiting? Let’s take a close look at Sunday’s action . . . … Continue reading ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? NFL WEEK 8 PRIMER

Ray Rice Fights Back Against Ravens For Wrongful Termination

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Ray Rice eyes a return to the NFL—and now the former Raven looks to cash in, as well. The running back filed a grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination of his $3.5 million contract. Rick Ritter breaks it down. Rice is going after the salary he’d be owed this season if he served his original two-game suspension. Like the appeal against his indefinite suspension, Rice and his legal team are arguing the former Raven can’t be punished twice for the same crime. Read more at CBS Baltimore Continue reading Ray Rice Fights Back Against Ravens For Wrongful Termination

Manning breaks Favre’s mark with 509th TD pass

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn’t stop there, either. Manning threw four TD passes in Denver’s 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, two to Demaryius Thomas, one to Wes Welker and another to Emmanuel Sanders. That gives him 510. The record-breaker was an 8-yarder to Thomas with [3:09] left in the first half. Manning’s receivers played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates. Written by ARNIE STAPLETON Associated Press Read more at Yahoo News Continue reading Manning breaks Favre’s mark with 509th TD pass

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? WEEK 7 NFL PREVIEW

A great matchup in Denver between the 49ers and Broncos highlights the NFL schedule. Is San Francisco too banged-up to pull the upset? We shall see. Two other marquee matchups to keep an eye on: Bengals-Colts and Giants-Cowboys. Also . . . Can the Falcons save their season in Baltimore? What do Drew Brees-Sean Payton have up their sleeves after the bye-week? Can the healthy and well-rested Chiefs upset the Chargers? Let’s dive in the Week Seven action . . . Atlanta Falcons (2-4) at Baltimore Ravens (4-2) Huge game for Atlanta. The difference between 3-4 and 2-5 is substantial. … Continue reading ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? WEEK 7 NFL PREVIEW

NY GIANTS RECEIVE EBOLA PRIMER BEFORE DALLAS GAME

The New York Giants, a few days removed from a shutout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, face the daunting task of traveling to Dallas to play the Cowboys, fresh off a road-dog win over the defending Super Bowl champions.  The team isn’t just game-planning to stop DeMarco Murray. They’re learning about how to prevent Ebola, which has effected three in the Dallas area.    “Our athletic trainers and team physicians have been briefed on the scope of the Ebola virus disease,” Giants communications vice president Pat Hanlon told the New York Daily News. “We have distributed a fact sheet to our employees and … Continue reading NY GIANTS RECEIVE EBOLA PRIMER BEFORE DALLAS GAME

Tom Brady, Patriots Silence Critics in Statement Win over Bengals

David Butler II/USA Today Don’t call it a comeback.  Call it an awakening.  The New England Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady, downed the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals 43-17 on Sunday Night Football. Brady finished the game with 23-of-35 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target was a seemingly rejuvenated tight end Rob Gronkowski who had six catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.  Following the game, Brady told NBC’s Michele Tafoya that the game was a “great opportunity” and repeatedly referenced how his teammates “dug deep” to win.  Written by Michael Schottey Read more at Bleacher Report Continue reading Tom Brady, Patriots Silence Critics in Statement Win over Bengals

Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 5 Preview

This week includes The Battle of Texas, a battle to protect Tom Brady, a coach changing quarterbacks to help save his job, and another coach primed to change quarterbacks to save his season. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) at Denver Broncos (2-1) It doesn’t look like Cardinals starting quarterback Carson Palmer is going to be back anytime soon. He has a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he had a setback. While both teams come off a bye-week, the mad scientist Peyton Manning is particularly lethal with two weeks to break down film and prepare for … Continue reading Are You Ready for Some Football? NFL Week 5 Preview

8 Memorable Patriots Games On Monday Night Football

Tom Brady celebrates one of his four touchdowns passes against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) BOSTON (CBS) — You’ll have to wait another day for Patriots football this week, but it’s usually worth the wait to watch your team on Monday night football. Sure, it makes for a long day on Monday as you anticipate kickoff throughout your workday. And then there’s that extra long Tuesday where you’re battling fatigue after missing out on a good night’s sleep (given most games don’t end until close to midnight), but there’s still an aura … Continue reading 8 Memorable Patriots Games On Monday Night Football