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

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS DARNOLD, PATRIOTS, RAVENS LAMAR JACKSON, PETER KING

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the two sides agreed to a four-year, $30.25 million fully-guaranteed contract with a $20 million signing bonus. Sam Darnold was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, which was considered a steal by some. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller listed the USC product as the No. 1 quarterback in the class, well ahead … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS DARNOLD, PATRIOTS, RAVENS LAMAR JACKSON, PETER KING

WILL TOM BRADY RETIRE IF PATS WIN SUPER BOWL, RODGERS NOT SIGNED, BIG BEN DROPS LBS

Tom Brady has acknowledged — albeit reluctantly — that the end is coming to his incredible NFL career sooner rather than later. But could the New England Patriots quarterback seriously contemplate retirement if he wins a sixth championship at Super Bowl LIII? Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller recently penned an extensive piece on the imminent future of the … Read moreWILL TOM BRADY RETIRE IF PATS WIN SUPER BOWL, RODGERS NOT SIGNED, BIG BEN DROPS LBS

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

  According to ESPN.com, Barkley doesn’t plan to make any significant purchases with his NFL salary, as he bought his parents a house with his endorsement money. In fact, Barkley hasn’t even yet signed his rookie contract with the Giants. But once he does, he will have a plan in place. “Once I realized when … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

The NFL has warned teams that 11-on-11 training camp drills were largely responsible for last year’s spike in preseason concussions, an important data point as coaches finalize practice schedules for this summer’s practices. The league has stopped short of banning full-squad drills, which coaches consider essential to preparing for the contact that occurs during regular-season … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-RAVENS JACKSON-REDSKINS SMITH, CARDINALS BRADFORD MAKE SPLASH WITH NEW TEAMS

The Washington Redskins had the first major move of the offseason with the decision to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to step in as their starter in the The Washington Redskins had the first major move of the offseason with the decision to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to step in as their starter in … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-RAVENS JACKSON-REDSKINS SMITH, CARDINALS BRADFORD MAKE SPLASH WITH NEW TEAMS

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-BRADY-RODGERS-SEAHAWKS-GRUDEN

Tom Brady still isn’t at this spring’s organized team activities. Brady has been working out, throwing with Julian Edelman, in the practice bubble in Foxborough on a “semi-regular’’ basis, according to NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi. Delanie Walker coming off another Pro Bowl campaign, which happened to be his third-best season in his career, the Central Missouri product is … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-BRADY-RODGERS-SEAHAWKS-GRUDEN

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