Tom Scocca · 04/02/14 12:12PM

America's most-loved NFL player, Richard Sherman, on the moral panic over ex-Eagles star DeSean Jackson's rumored "gang ties": "Nobody suggested the Colts owner had 'ties' to drug trafficking, even though he was caught driving with controlled substances ... and $29,000 in cash to do who-knows-what with."

Tom Scocca · 02/12/14 03:49PM

Washington D.C.'s NFL team, with an All-Pro roster of PR scumbags defending its racist name, is now concern-trolling about Native Americans' "high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team."

Report: NFL Player Kills Girlfriend and then Himself

MTanzer · 12/01/12 11:48AM

Kansas City police are currently investigating two shootings that took place this morning. They say a Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend at their home and then headed to a practice facility where he committed suicide.

How We Made and Won the NFL Referee Lockout

Mobutu Sese Seko · 09/27/12 02:05PM

It takes remarkably few complaints about the NFL referee lockout to provoke a chiding comment about "bread and circuses." It's a novel insight, assuming your conversation occurs nearly 2,000 years ago in imperial Rome. But all too often it represents misplaced disengagement. And now, of course, it's over, which makes it even easier to dismiss—a hiccup of labor history remembered only by people who paint themselves blue and stand nearly naked outside in January.

The Non Sports Fan's Guide to the NFL's Replacement Referee Fiasco and Green Bay's Stolen Game

Max Read · 09/25/12 02:45PM

Last night, a bad call by the NFL's replacement referees cost the Green Bay Packers a win, and everyone's talking about it. Everyone except for you, hiding in your office, unable to understand 50 percent of the words in the previous sentence, faking a coughing fit every time one of your coworkers passes by. Well, non sports fan, we're here to save you. This is everything you need to know about the NFL's replacement referee fiasco and last night's crazy Green Bay-Seattle game — tailored for people who've never watched a minute of professional football.

A List of Things to Say to Sound as if You Understand the Super Bowl, Dummy

Emma Carmichael · 02/04/12 05:00PM

Not everyone knows football, and that's okay—even if you're an American. Everyone, though, is perfectly capable of sounding as if they might know a thing or two about football should the need arise. Here's what to yell at your TV and friends in order to sound like you maybe-kinda-sorta know what's going on this Sunday evening.

The Non Sports Fan’s Guide to Maybe Enjoying the Super Bowl

Emma Carmichael · 02/04/12 03:30PM

The 46th Super Bowl in the history of the National Football League takes place on Sunday night. If you're saying "duh," then please feel free to move on to another corner of the Internet. If you're saying, "Is that the thing with the dogs?" then please keep reading.