The Sports Xchange
The NFL and YouTube announced a partnership on Monday that will deliver content on a new channel. Through the official NFL channel on YouTube -- and video directly viewable for...
The New York Jets will hire Rex Hogan as their director of college scouting and Brian Heimerdinger to a prominent front-office role, according to NFL Network. Hogan served as a...
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick opened his Thursday press conference with an eight-minute statement intended to let the air out of Deflategate. "I don't have an explanation for what happened," Belichick said, and then repeated during a barrage of questions at Gillette Stadium that included questions about why controversy seems to follow him and how he could explain "accidental deflation" of footballs. The NFL is continuing its investigation while Belichick attempts to shift the focus in Foxborough to Super Bowl XLIX.
An unlikely turn of events that started late in the NFC Championship Game turned more bizarre for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Mike McCarthy abruptly postponed his season-ending news conference scheduled for late Wednesday morning. Also scrapped was subsequent media availability with assistant coaches. The reason given by the team's public relations department was a personal matter within the coaching staff.
Now that the NFL investigation has reportedly found 11 of New England's 12 allotted game footballs in the AFC Championship Game were underinflated, the topic continues to be the talk around the nation and league whether the Patriots cheated. Reports surfaced after the Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl with a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night that they purposely deflated footballs. ESPN reported Tuesday night that the investigation found the footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below wh
By Jeff Reynolds Before the biggest game of his life, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to guarantee the 100 game balls provided by the NFL were personalized to his liking before Super Bowl XXXVII. Letting the air out of the ball before the 2014 AFC Championship Game is about to come at a much steeper cost for the New England Patriots, and specifically coach Bill Belichick. The NFL is reportedly irate over the findings this week that 11 of the 12 game balls put into cir
The New England Patriots and Bill Belichick lost their only game against the Seattle Seahawks during the Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll era, 24-23 in 2012. The memories of that game are distant and unglorious in Foxborough, Mass. "Not a lot of great ones," Belichick said Tuesday. Patriots' coaches are using this week as a virtual bye week to scout and game plan the Seahawks before players return for the first preparation practice Thursday afternoon.
A second-quarter interception by Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson started the ball rolling into the investigation of the New England Patriots possibly intentionally deflating footballs. According to Newsday, Jackson's pick in the second quarter, with the Colts trailing 17-7, wound up in the hands of the Colts' equipment staff. That employee noticed the ball was not fully inflated, and informed coach Chuck Pagano.
Though the theory will be tested by the two weeks between Sunday's conference championship games and Super Bowl XLIX on Feb.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his piece shortly after the cruel turn of events: "This one's going to hurt for a while because of the close proximity of feeling that feeling when the clock hits zero and you're ahead.