THE BEST NFL COVERAGE BY THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW

The New York Giants are lined up, 50 players in a rowed formation, stretching in downward dog position. A head pops up. Odell Beckham Jr. begins dancing. It’s because Drake’s verse from the new Travis Scott song “Sicko Mode” is coming through the twin loudspeakers. Drake is a good friend—Beckham stays at his house from … Read moreTHE BEST NFL COVERAGE BY THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES RODGERS, GORDON, BROWN

As he prepares for his 14th NFL season, Aaron Rodgers does not look back fondly on his unlucky 13th. He missed nine games due to a broken collarbone — and, not coincidentally, the Green Bay Packers missed the postseason for the first time since 2008. Yet when Rodgers reflects on the 2017 campaign, the two-time NFL MVP takes solace … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES RODGERS, GORDON, BROWN

NFL NEWS & NOTES BRADY, ODELL BECKHAM JR., LUCK AND MUCH MORE

Tom Brady could have avoided being suspended because of Deflategate if he was willing to blame two New England Patriots staffers for the scandal. The star quarterback proposed a $1 million fine, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell demanded that he state former equipment managers John Jastremski and Jim McNally had tampered with the footballs without his knowledge, according … Read moreNFL NEWS & NOTES BRADY, ODELL BECKHAM JR., LUCK AND MUCH MORE

TRUMP, JONES, BLANK ON NATIONAL ANTHEM, DEZ BRYANT, ROB GRONKOWSKI, MORE NFL NEWS & NOTES

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains adamant that players on his team will stand for the national anthem, but said that President Trump’s “interest in what we’re doing is problematic.” That, however, didn’t stop Trump from saluting Jones. Continue Reading, by Cindy Boren and J. Freedom du Lac Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank called the NFL’s national-anthem dilemma … Read moreTRUMP, JONES, BLANK ON NATIONAL ANTHEM, DEZ BRYANT, ROB GRONKOWSKI, MORE NFL NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES-BRADY-GIANTS-JETS

For the second straight year, Tom Brady has been voted as the top player in the NFL. Although it’s not the same as winning MVP, Brady seemed pretty excited this week after being named the No. 1 player on the NFL’s top-100 list. Brady shared his reaction on Instagram after being given the top spot. “I am honored, grateful and appreciative of such … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES-BRADY-GIANTS-JETS

NFL NEWS-NATIONAL ANTHEM-GAME SAFETY-KIRK COUSINS

The San Francisco 49ers made a wise move on a day when the league’s owners made a foolish one. The Niners are ditching their all-black uniforms (for now) and going back to their 1994 white throwbacks as their alternates for this upcoming season. By JONATHAN JONES A player will now draw a 15-yard penalty if he lowers his head … Read moreNFL NEWS-NATIONAL ANTHEM-GAME SAFETY-KIRK COUSINS

NFL’s NATIONAL ANTHEM POLICY IGNORES THE ORIGINAL REASON FOR PROTESTS SOCIAL JUSTICE

In a move sure to fuel further controversy, NFL team owners on Wednesday agreed to a new policy regarding players who kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem: The league will now fine teams whose players do not stand during the anthem. By Daniel Roberts   NFL owners have approved a national anthem policy that requires players … Read moreNFL’s NATIONAL ANTHEM POLICY IGNORES THE ORIGINAL REASON FOR PROTESTS SOCIAL JUSTICE