Sponsors concerned about NFL’s handling of off-field issues

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

On Tuesday several major NFL sponsors expressed their disapproval of how the league is handling off-field issues involving its players. Anheuser-Busch is the biggest name to publicly condemn the league, but none of the NFL's top sponsors have taken the step of pulling advertising yet. Anheuser-Busch said it has spoken with ...

Teddy Bridgewater diagnosed with abnormal heartbeat

Friday, May 9th, 2014

As expected, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fell big time on draft night. The Minnesota Vikings finally selected him at No. 32 after trading back into the first round. But that's not the only Bridgewater news to surface Thursday night. Apparently Bridgewater was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat in his pre-draft ...

Adrian Peterson has groin surgery, full recovery expected soon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent surgery on his groin Thursday morning and is expected to be fully healthy in four to six weeks. This is the third straight offseason that Peterson has needed some kind of surgery. Following the 2013 season, Peterson had surgery to repair a sports hernia, ...

Vikes Make Adrian Peterson Highest-Paid Slave In History

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

In March, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson commented that being an NFL player was comparable to "modern-day slavery." By that line of thinking, Peterson became the highest-paid slave in world history on Saturday when the Vikes inked him to a seven-year, $100 million deal with $36 million guaranteed. Prior to the ...

Jaimee Grubbs Picture Brings the Links

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Today's links are brought to you by Tiger Woods' other mistress, Jaimee Grubbs. Fantasy! Football! Roundup! - Sharapova's Thigh Memphis can't handle the truth - Unathletic I definitely haven't been paying attention to the hot stove this offseason - Fansided The Tim Tebow school of life - Outside the Boxscore Basketball, meet your new offensive ...

Katy Perry Picture and Today’s Links

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Katy Perry and her boobs  had a birthday party this weekend. We should all celebrate. Malcolm Gladwell says Bill Simmons should indeed be an NBA GM. And he gets the FJM treatment for it - Deadspin What we learned from week eight of college football - No Guts, No Glory Just in case ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 2

Friday, September 18th, 2009

OK, so my Week 1 forecast was a bit of a mixed bag. I had low expectations for Santonio Holmes and he basically pulled his pants down and showed me how wrong I was. But come on, Santiono and his snake, only had one 100-yard receiving game all last year. How ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Ah, TheBaker's fantasy football expertise. It's a Rumors and Rants' tradition. OK, so I didn't win the league last year. I inexplicably finished second (in a 12-team league) despite having a loaded roster. But that's how it goes in head-to-head leagues. Sometimes you put up 58 points when 80 is ...