NFL officiating crew at center of Cowboys-Lions controversy gets crucial Week 18 game

The officiating crew from this past weekend’s Cowboys-Lions game has been assigned yet another high-profile game, this one with playoff implications. Brad Allen and his crew became Public Enemy No. 1 when video appeared to show Detroit offensive linemen Taylor Decker, Penei Sewell and Dan Skipper seemingly discussing eligibility before a two-point conversion that was … Read more

Jim Nagy, Senior Bowl executive director, says ‘something needs to be done’ with bowl system

Forty-two bowl games have been played since Dec. 16, and one more remains: the National Championship. However, it goes without saying that the bowl season has lost its luster in recent years. More and more players are opting out of bowl games, whether it is to protect themselves for the NFL Draft, realignment forcing traditional … Read more

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby wants to ‘hear the story behind’ Kyler Murray wearing his jersey before Cardinals game

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray appeared to use a hockey jersey to poke fun at the Eagles when he was seen entering the Philadelphia Eagles home stadium on Sunday wearing a Sidney Crosby sweater. Crosby is widely considered one of the greatest NHL players of this generation. He has spent his entire storied career with … Read more

Texas-based businessman ‘Mattress Mack’ loses big after Longhorns drop CFP semifinal to Washington

Businessman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale does not shy away from putting his money where his mouth is — especially when it comes to sports teams that play in Texas. A few days before the Texas Longhorns and Washington Huskies played in the Sugar Bowl, the well-known furniture salesman decided to place a $1 million wager … Read more

MLB Hall of Famer David Ortiz whiffs during gender reveal

David Ortiz was a .286 hitter lifetime with 541 home runs, but even the best strike out sometimes. The Boston Red Sox legend was surrounded by some friends and family in the Dominican Republic for a gender reveal. Fittingly, “Big Papi” opted for a baseball-themed reveal, where he would hit an object that exploded either … Read more