College football to unionize

In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union. The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees football players at the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize.

Our Community Mock Is Underway!


Emails were sent out yesterday to those chosen to be GMs. We are waiting for our Houston representative to give us the pick for the Texans now.

Ralph Wilson has passed away

I live in bills country so this is all I've heard about this afternoon. Was surprised I didn't see it here anywhere. So, in case you haven't heard...

Detroit declines $5.5 million option for Fairley.

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has tried for three years to get the best out of Nick Fairley. He has tried for three years to get Fairley to buy into an offseason program. He's tired of trying. So he's upping the stakes. Detroit will try to motivate Fairley this offseason by declining to exercise his $5.5 million option for 2015. That means the defensive tackle will be a free agent after the season.

Johnny Manziel posts video showing off slam-dunking skills

Manziel dunking with style. You can't deny he is quite an athlete!

Beasley gets some love

The PFF Drop Rate. Often receivers have been lambasted for their numbers of drops and while that can be fair game, how can we compare one player dropping 20 balls when he is thrown 150, to another dropping six when he is thrown 40? Well, what we’ve done is gather a few numbers to really answer which receivers have the best hands. Firstly, we’ve created the catchable balls number which adds up catches and drops. We then collect a percentage of how many drops a receiver had by their catchable balls, and presto! …you’ve got yourself a ‘drop rate’ — the best metric out there for determining the hands of receivers. So then let’s see, out of wide receivers thrown at least 40 catchable balls, who is the top dog.


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