When the Larry Fitzgerald got a first down to help secure the Cardinals win over the 49ers, this Arizona fan leapt up and cheered him. Then, he was reminded of an incident in the not-too-distant past about Fitzgerald that may have been swept under the rug. More»
It sure was satisfying to watch to Roger Goodell stew in it at his Friday press conference to address the NFL's disastrous handling of Ray Rice and other cases (and kudos to Rachel Nichols for grilling him). But ultimately it signified nothing. More»
Unlike a lot of NFL stadiums, each college football stadium is unique. There's a certain festival-like energy surrounding the best ones. Beginning with the SEC, we'll list the venues for each conference and allow fans to vote on their favorites. What's yours? More»
There are seven different ways in which a team can clinch its division, and each comes with a varying level of satisfaction. Will Leitch is here to clear up any confusion and give the definitive ranking of the best way to clinch a first-place finish. More»
When some NFL's sponsors spoke out against the way the recent domestic violence scandals have been handled it sent a loud message: The voice of the public matters, and it's about time the NFL listens to it. More»
The Angels are having their best season in a long time, but this isn't the start of a long-term dynasty. In fact, they better win the World Series this year, because they aren't going to have another chance like this for a while. More»
The NFL has come under fire over the last week for the way the league has handled a variety of controversies. And while that should make us angry as fans, that doesn't mean we should feel guilty about watching, as long as we continue to hold the league accountable. More»
Of the 18 teams still theoretically alive for playoff spots in the MLB postseason, what records do they need to notch over the last 2 ½ weeks of the regular season to get in? Here's a look at the contenders and longshots. More»
The NFL and Roger Goodell have long since gone beyond just being a sports league and have positioned themselves as a moral arbiter. As a result, the latest controversy involving a possible cover up of the Ray Rice tape shouldn't surprise anyone: This was a long time coming. More»
It's the time of year when we can seriously start looking at magic numbers, and Will Leitch goes through each of the division leaders to predict the exact day on which they will clinch a first-place finish. (Apologies in advance for any jinxes.) More»
Monday was a rough day for the NFL, with the second Ray Rice domestic violence video making the league look both lenient and hypocritical. And Chris Berman's discussion of the event on Monday Night Football was an awkward ending to it all. More»
The latest outrage over the second video of Ray Rice's domestic violence incident demonstrates a very uncomfortable fact: The NFL and its fans only seem to care about crimes that we can actually see. More»
Less than a week ago the Cardinals looked like they might be a toast, but a well-timed winning streak has them back on course for another postseason trip, and fans around the league are just going to have to learn to deal with it. More»
We predicted every game all season, and we'll go through week by week, starting in Week 4, letting you know which teams' fans can probably stop watching when. Remember: The goal is to make the experience last. The goal is simply to keep playing. More»
With the NFL season starting in two days, we thought it was time to put together our annual Ultimate NFL Road Trip. Sports on Earth did something similar for baseball, but this journey will take much longer than 30 days and will require far more air travel. More»
The summer is a relaxing time for sports fans, but with the start of college football on Thursday we have now embarked on the best 100 days on the sports calendar, which will include the World Series, LeBron's return, NFL craziness, and the first ever College Football Playoff being determined. Strap in. More»
Wednesday night's wild opening to the college football season reaffirmed what many of us realized long ago: The typical football game is a much better viewing experience on television than it is watching from the stands. More»
Royals manager Ned Yost wasn't pleased with the paltry crowd on hand for this club's biggest win of the season, but he should just focus on getting his team to October, because a legendary atmosphere awaits. More»
The general consensus about the new College Football Playoff is that now that the major conferences have consolidated into their Big Five, it's going to be just as difficult, if not more so, for schools outside to break in. That's bad news for the Boise States and BYUs of the college football world. More»
Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury likely seals his status as a bust in St. Louis, but like many NFL players, he's still a legend in his college town, another reminder that legacies in the NFL are far more fleeting than they are in college. More»
More News and Analysis
- WILL LEITCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz on the Cardinals.
- SOE STAFF The most underrated sports video games.
- MATT BROWN Playoff contenders survived Week 4 in college football.
- PAT JORDAN What happened to the overhand curveball?
- WILL LEITCH Vote for your favorite football stadium in the SEC.