Manchester to Oakland, California, that’s a mighty long way.
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
The New York Giants lost the Manning Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts but their Big Apple rivals the Jets backed up their bold pre-match talk with a decisive victory over the New England Patriots.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The violence of gridiron football, with its macho culture and thunderous "hits" has long since helped the sport replace baseball as America's national pastime. But the suicide of a player from the University of Pennsylvania has raised a new fear – that the head injuries and concussions, now finally recognised as a major danger by the professional National Football League, are a big risk in hugely popular college and high school football as well.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Baltimore Ravens' Derrick Mason escapes the attention of the New York Jets defence to take a catch during his side's 10-9 victory over the Jets at their newly-refurbished Meadowlands home on Monday night.
Saturday 11 September 2010
The New Orleans Saints opened their Super Bowl title defence with a 14-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings that epitomised head coach Sean Payton's "back to business" mantra.
Friday 20 August 2010
Minnesota Vikings veteran quarterback Brett Favre has confirmed he will return to the NFL for one more season to try to lead his team to the Super Bowl.
Thursday 05 August 2010
With everyone assuming Brett Favre was returning for a 20th NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings were enjoying a relatively calm and quiet training camp as they started preparations for another run at the Super Bowl. All that tranquillity, and certainty, is out of the window now.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Merlin Olsen: American footballer who went from the 'Fearsome Foursome' to 'Little House on the Prairie'
Thursday 13 May 2010
British viewers of Little House On The Prairie were probably unaware that Merlin Olsen, who played the huge bearded lumberjack Jonathan Garvey, was one of the greatest linemen in the history of America's National Football League (NFL). As the cornerstone of a four-man defensive front so intimidating it was known as the "Fearsome Foursome", Olsen enjoyed a 15-year career during which he never missed a game. He was named to the Pro Bowl all-star game a record 14 consecutive times and selected first-team all-pro six times. At 6ft 4in and 275lb, his quickness meant he could beat offensive linemen individually, while his massive strength allowed him to tie up multiple blockers, freeing his linemates, particularly his fellow Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones, to rush the opposing passer.
Saturday 24 April 2010
It doesn't take a lot to remind you that so much of English football is a wasteland of anarchic greed and utter disregard for the concept of fair competition. Unfortunately, this week of all weeks, the point could hardly have been made more emphatically had it been delivered by a flaming arrow.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Trying to second-guess what Stan Kroenke does next is never easy because "Silent Stanley" is aptly nicknamed, but his decision in the early hours of yesterday to make a full takeover bid for the St Louis Rams NFL team suggests he is no hurry to launch a similar buyout at Arsenal.
Sunday 14 February 2010
Wednesday 10 February 2010
The White Stripes say the Air Force Reserve used one of their songs without permission in an American football championship Super Bowl ad, and that they are insulted their song was used to encourage recruitment during a war they don't support.
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- 4 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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