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WANTED: Professional Hair stylist for NFL Players

By Kathryn Minniti | November 1, 2010

What do the NFL players, Clay Matthews, Troy Polamalu, Devin Hester and BenJarvus Green-Ellis have in common? They have never heard of a haircut before.From USA Today, the team with the highest payroll for the 2009 season was the New York Giants at $137...

The Rant: Grandpa Favre might need to run from more than just defenders

By Chris Dertz | October 20, 2010

Everything in the Brett Favre phone fiasco just hit the fan. Jenn Sterger has hired an attorney and thereby thrown the proverbial gauntlet right into Favre's face. Lawyer Joseph Conway says he'll help "pursue any potential remedies that may exist" for...

NFL, NCAA must be aggressive in stopping rash of head injuries

By Mike Buda | October 18, 2010

Big hits are what some fans watch football games for, but it's getting to be a little too much. This past weekend displayed a variety of illegal and dirty hits on vulnerable players, leaving them on the ground in hopes of moving their fingers and toes....

Pittsburg, Miami primed for big week

By Chris Dertz | October 14, 2010

Everyone who enjoys making predictions or projections has absolutely hated this NFL season. And anyone who says that they knew the season would shake down like this is either crazy or the luckiest person since that girl from that Britney Spears song....

The Rant: Wranglers aren’t the only pants Favre wants to get into

By Mike Buda | October 7, 2010

When Brett Favre tells you that he's just a kid out there, what he means is he's a young and horny teenager without the acne who's really into sexting. Alleged photos of Favre's downstairs and voicemails to Versus's Jenn Sterger, who was a New York Jets...

NFL needs concussion help

By Mike Buda | September 20, 2010

Concussions are apparently not at the top of the priority list for the NFL at the moment. Prior to the start of the 2010 season, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL created a poster that would be placed in all teams' locker rooms. The poster lists...

Draft strategy for fantasy football

By Chris Dertz | August 26, 2010

Hello, and welcome to the first iteration of a new weekly column that I'll be writing on America's real past time: Fantasy Football. Around the country, armchair GM's are rejoicing because the NFL season is knocking on the door, and there's no better...