Donté Stallworth has been making the media rounds lately after being one of the first athletes on Twitter to support Michael Sam, the All-American from Missouri entering the NFL Draft as an openly gay man. He joined Toucher and Rich Wednesday morning.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants Gillette Stadium to be the next cold weather stadium to host an outdoor Super Bowl. Governor Deval Patrick is on board, newly appointed Boston mayor Marty Walsh is intrigued and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe says the idea isn’t all that crazy.
Now that the first New York/New Jersey Super Bowl was a smashing success for everyone except the Denver Broncos and their fans, NFL owners in other cold-weather cities are sure to be lining up to try to bring the Big Game to their stadiums.
According to a recent report, 18,000 tickets are remaining for the Super Bowl this Sunday. Keep in mind that the capacity for MetLife Stadium is nearly 83,000 people.
Brace yourselves: another possible change to the game we love so much could be coming to the NFL.
Nothing is off limits and everything is on the table when Felger & Massarotti play ’10 Questions With Wiggy’.
Bill Belichick has said in the past that the extra point after the touchdown is obsolete, with a success rate of nearly automatic. Apparently the NFL is listening, and are examining ways to change it.
There seems to be some serious discussion among NFL owners to expand the playoffs to include another wildcard team in each conference – Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak weigh the pros and cons.
Hall of Fame bound tight end Tony Gonzalez sees everything the NFL is doing to protect players from head injuries, but he believes that more can be done to protect against knee injuries as well.