February 2, 2013 |
I've used deer antler spray for two days now, and I've rarely felt better, though I do find myself with an overwhelming urge to grind my itchy noggin against big birch trees, and last night, as someone pulled into the driveway, I just suddenly froze in the high beams. Does deer antler spray really work? Obviously. Or it could be the latest take on snake oil. To find out, I'm testing the legal product personally. So far, there are no signs of aggression, a reported side effect of these so-called IGF-1 supplements.
September 3, 2011 |
Among my many contributions to modern life — chocolate pajamas and Non-Virgin Atlantic Airlines — I now offer up the Pro Football Prenup, a legal document that spells out certain behaviors between couples during the upcoming season. Because from what I understand, quite a bit of conflict can occur. Me, I'm mostly a gentle soul. I did once throw a toaster — Pop-Tarts and all — through the television during a Bears-Falcons preseason game. It was, witnesses say, a perfect spiral.
June 25, 1992 |
Frank Minnifield and Niko Noga told jurors in the NFL antitrust trial that the league's free agency system has unfairly restricted them from choosing where they want to work. Minnifield, Noga and the six other players who are suing the NFL say the league's Plan B free agency system has cost them money and the opportunity to test their worth on an open market. "I believe pro football players should have rights like everyone else in this room," said Minnifield, a Cleveland Brown defensive back.
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS — He's a real person. He's not some cartoon giant being dragged out of a cold fog by Sandra Bullock in a scene that made America cry. He's a real football player. He's not just some lost soul in oversized pads requiring an on-field pep talk from Bullock before blocking someone in a scene that made America cheer. When Michael Oher sat down at a ballroom table Thursday with bright eyes, firm handshake and thoughtful answers, one could immediately understand his dislike for the incessant rewinding of a scarred and distant childhood.
August 8, 2010
JERRY RICE Wide receiver, 6-2, 200. 1985-2000, San Francisco 49ers; 2001-04, Oakland Raiders; 2004 Seattle Seahawks • Career: Selected by 49ers in first round (16th player overall) of 1985 draft … In 1986, caught 86 passes for a league-leading 1,570 yards and led the NFL in touchdown catches with 15. Marked first of 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Recorded double-digit receiving touchdowns in nine of next 10 seasons … In 1987 set the NFL record for touchdown receptions in season with 22 … Four seasons with 100-plus catches … Led NFL in receiving yards six times, including NFL-record 1,848 yards in 1995 … Led NFL in touchdown receptions six times … Owns virtually every significant receiving mark including receptions (1,549)
March 28, 2012 |
PALM BEACH, Fla. — NFL owners on Wednesday voted to expand the playoff overtime rules to the regular season, increasing the likelihood that both teams will get to touch the ball in the extra period. The rule means that if a team scores a field goal on the first possession of overtime, the opposing team will get a possession. A touchdown on the first overtime possession will still result in sudden-death victory. That was one of five rule proposals that passed on the final day of the annual league meetings at the Breakers hotel.