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It's almost gridiron time, so bone up on your NFL Trivia with this list of 32 Team Name Origins!



So for REAL fans of REAL football, here ya' go:

The Seattle Seahawks



"There were 1,700 unique names among the more than 20,000 submitted in a name-the-team contest in 1975, including Skippers, Pioneers, Lumberjacks, and Seagulls. About 150 people suggested Seahawks. A Seattle minor league hockey team and Miami's franchise in the All-America Football Conference both used the nickname in the 1950s. "Our new name suggests aggressiveness, reflects our soaring Northwest heritage, and belongs to no other major league team," Seattle general manager John Thompson said. The Seahawks' helmet design is a stylized head of an osprey, a fish-eating hawk of the Northwest."



#GoHawks


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Snoop Dogg, the world's most chill weed advocate, is taking on the NFL's desire to have access to guns in a new Instagram video.

Snoop takes issue with the NFL wanting to give football players access to guns but not access to weed. He successfully argues that football is already a violent profession which lends itself to perpetuating a violent environment amongst the players, and that weed would be a panacea to this problem of violence and allow the players some respite from their aggressive environment.

He even reached out the NFL to offer his services as an advocate to make this change happen:







Do it, Snoop.


Trending Cincinnati Bengals Harambe Change.org Petition
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Harambe, the magical ape who touched our fuzzy hearts now has a petition to name the Cincinnati Bengals after him. I can't think of a better way to kick Tom Brady's ass than by a band of gorillas.



There is already a petition to rename Humboldt Park after him, so we'll see if Cincinnati can get their sh*t together and honor this fine creature of nature.


#DicksoutforHarambe


Griezmann's Cinderella Moment
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After France defeated German, Antoine Griezmann played Cinderella to Dimitri Payet's Prince Charming - if the shoe fits....

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If you stepped outside your mid-January, Netflix-addled cave recently you probably heard something about Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, and his devastating botched attempt at taking home the W last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks. To put it lightly, it was an unanticipated moment of sheer unfettered insanity.


A 27-yard-attempt miss. Nobody saw that coming. Check out this absurd compilation of fan reactions from both ends of the spectrum:


Anyways following all that madness, a first-grade class wrote a collection of encourage letters to Blair Walsh to cheer the saddened soul up. He responded in pretty much the best and most gracious way possible by visiting the kids today at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine, Minnesota.


The children passed along advice in their letters like, 'you are handsome,' and 'everyone makes mistakes sometimes. One time I made a mistake when I was doing a cartwheel.'


Cartwheels are tough as fu*k though, so totally understand on that account. Suffice to say, all parties involved were feeling seven kinds of thankful. Keep your head up Walsh!

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It's a great big old mystery. Granted, Johnny Manziel is out for the rest the season with a concussion. Though, if these reports stack up and the Cleveland kid fresh out of rehab (again) was spotted in Vegas the night before his team's big game, well there's no way to frame that favorably. Dick move all around man.

On the one side we've Johnny Hornaceck, a writer from USA Today, and some sort of Tina Turner impersonator, and a cocktail waitress that all claim they saw Manziel at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. Hmm.

On the competing side, we've a potentially recycled picture of Manziel and his dog back at his home in Ohio.

#SaturdayNights

A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on

We're eager to see how this one plays out. Either way, not how you want to start up a Sunday--as the Browns or Manziel.

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Stanford ran train over Michigan State on Saturday, bringing home an impressive 45-16 Rose Bowl victory.

Christian McCaffery put on a heroic performance as the game's star running-back, but the poor kid couldn't catch a break from an adrenaline-charged douche who did everything but grab the fu*king microphone and chuck it through the goalpost during McCaffery's interview.

Real-talk bro, GTFO. There's fan, superfan, and whatever the heck that guy in the background was. Don't be that guy.

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