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Added April 6th, 2015 by Ian
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NFL to hire first fulltime female official

The NFL will soon announce the hiring of the league’s first ever fulltime female official in Sarah Thomas. She has been participating in the football league’s officiating development program and is expected to be hired for the next on-field opening that comes up. She shouldn’t have to wait too long since several officials retire each year while others are let go as they don’t make the grade. Thomas is expected to be named to the 2015 list of officials in the coming week.

The 41-year-old Thomas hails from Mississippi and has been officiating all different levels of football for close to 20 years now. She made history in 2007 when she became the first female to officiate an NCAA contest. She has previous NFL experience as a line judge in a preseason game in 2013, but is now about to earn a huge promotion. Retired NFL official Gerald Austin is the coordinator of officials for Conference USA and he invited Thomas to an officiating camp.

 
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Added March 23rd, 2015 by Ian
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NFL’s Chris Borland to give back 75 per cent of signing bonus

Millions of people across the world are put off by the huge salaries that professional athletes make, but the life span of an athlete can be quite short, especially in when it comes to American football. Dozens of players launched a lawsuit against the NFL a year ago accusing the league of withholding important information regarding concussions and head trauma. The players’ association and NFL finally came to a payout agreement and it cost the league hundreds of millions of dollars.

Head injuries are still a legitimate concern in the sport and linebacker Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers is retiring because of it, even though he’s just 24 years old and has played only one season. According to Borland, he’ll gladly repay 75 per cent of his signing bonus to the club since he played just 25 per cent of his contract. He said he’ll hand over approximately $463,000 to the 49ers since he signed a four-year deal and played just one of them. He announced that he’s concerned about the affects of long-term brain trauma and that’s why he’s leaving the league.

 
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Added January 26th, 2015 by Ian
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Inmate attempts to sue NFL for $88 billion over reversed decision

NFL fans will be familiar with the infamous Dez Bryant catch/no catch incident during the Dallas Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers divisional playoff encounter which took place back on Jan, 11th. Wide receiver Bryant of the Cowboys was ruled to have made a catch on a late fourth-down pass, but the call was overturned after Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy challenged it. Many fans felt it should have been ruled a catch, but according to a badly-written NFL, it looks like the officials technically made the right call.

The Packers ended up winning the NFC contest 26-21, but were then ousted out of the postseason a week later by the defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle will now meet the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in Arizona on Feb. 1. One fan who isn’t happy with the ruling on Bryant’s incomplete pass is a man named Terry Hendrix, who just happens to be an inmate at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, in the state of Colorado.

 
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Added January 5th, 2015 by Ian
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10 new records set in Oregon vs FSU Rose Bowl game

Second-ranked Oregon thumped the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles 59-20 in the recent college football Rose Bowl game which set 10 new records along the way and also tied four others. Let’s check out which specific Rose Bowl records were broken and equaled.

1 – Total Offense


Oregon gained a total of 639 yards with 338 coming via passing and the other 301 by rushing. The old record was set in 2008 by USC when they rushed for 344 yards and passed for 289 for a total of 633.

2 – Most Touchdowns


Oregon scored eight touchdowns which tied the original mark set by Michigan in 1902.

3 – Most Points


The 59 points scored in the game by Oregon set a new record. The old mark was 49, which was achieved on three previous occasions; two of them being 49-0 wins.

 
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Added December 29th, 2014 by Ian

Twitter’s top 2014 sporting moments

 
Added December 16th, 2014 by Ian

North America’s top 20 sports cities in 2014

 
Added December 8th, 2014 by Ian
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Peyton Manning’s TD-passing streak ends at 51 games

 
Added November 24th, 2014 by Ian

Great athletes with bad career records

 
Added November 11th, 2014 by Ian
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1,000-yard rushers a dying breed in NFL

 

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