| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:28 AM
On Saturday morning, former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles spent more than four hours with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst for ESPN.
Bortles was taking part in Gruden’s “Quarterback Camp” series,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — How's this for the wildest story of the young NFL off-season:
The Cleveland Browns nearly traded for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.
Florio cities multiple league sources and...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's star receiver at the University of New Hampshire had a standard comeback when a defensive player talked trash.
Recalled record-breaking pass catcher David Ball: "Whenever they would chirp, the only thing I would say...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:42 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles have an even higher gear, and Coach Chip Kelly is determined to find it.
Yes, the team that tore off 53 plays in the first half of Monday's 33-27 victory at Washington — more than the 49 plays the Carolina Panthers ran...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:47 PM
After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game.
All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The Miami Dolphins interviewed former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the team's vacancy as the offensive playcaller.
Shanahan, the son of former Broncos and Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, has spent the past seven seasons as an...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Jon Gruden has a pretty good gig at ESPN, and he's not going to give it up any time soon to return to the sidelines as coach of the Houston Texans -- or any other team for that matter.
The man who coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their only Super...