Tag Archives: NFL

Legendary ‘Woah Nellie’ Sports Announcer Passes Away

DENVER (CBS4) – Beloved college football announcer Keith Jackson has died, according to his former employer ESPN which told CBS News. Keith Jackson (center) receiving a Touchdown Club award in 1978. (credit: Getty Images) Many knew Jackson for his famous catch phrases like “Woah Nellie.” He’s also credited with giving the “Granddaddy of Them (more…)

Eagles Playoff Injury Report: Dannell Ellerbe Questionable For Playoff Matchup Vs. Atlanta Falcons

By Kevin McGuire Two members of the Philadelphia Eagles defense are listed as questionable for Saturday afternoon’s NFC Divisional Round playoff matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Starting middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who has taken over the role for Joe Walker due to a season-ending injury, is officially listed as questionable for the Eagles (more…)

Broncos Week 17 Team Grades: Chiefs Top Broncos 27-24, End Denver’s Terrible Season

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) By Dave Thomas For the Denver Broncos, the season of horror is over. After losing Sunday at home 27-24 to the rival Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos saw their 2017 campaign end at 5-11. Yes, this was nothing short of a major disappointment. Only two years removed from their third… Read More »

Everything we know about concussions is wrong

I’ve never had a concussion, at least not that I know of. There was this one time, when I was about seven, when my sister threw a rock at me and nailed me above my right eye, but I didn’t lose consciousness or forget who I was. My father, a doctor, (more…)

The most grotesque sports contract for someone at zero risk of actual injury while playing a sport

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, is reportedly seeking a contract that would pay him $49.5 million year, and include such perks as the lifetime use of a private jet. That salary would pay him far more than the league’s best-paid player—that’s Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, set to make $27 (more…)

Men, gather round: This NFL player turned feminist will teach you how to fight sexism

Wade Davis is a former player for the National Football League and a self-identified feminist advocate. But when I meet him at a women’s leadership forum sponsored by the technology firm AppNexus, he tells me that if I’d known him 10 years ago, I would have dismissed him as a total (more…)

The brain of Aaron Hernandez is why no one should play football. Ever

Doctors at Boston University today released images of brain damage suffered by Aaron Hernandez, the deceased New England Patriots tight end jailed for killing his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013, and said it was the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age. Hernandez was (more…)