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Latinos are currently the largest ethnic and racial minority in the United States and their numbers are both growing and skewing number. Almost from the beginning, Latinos have gravitated to the game of football – or futbol Americano – and their influence on the game has been felt for decades.
In Mexico, the game has firmly taken root at nearly every level and is surging in popularity to being just behind soccer – their futbol – as the most watched sport. Here in t...
Growing up in the football hotbed of western Pennsylvania, future All-American and Super Bowl champion Terry Hanratty was almost predestined to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. He began playing the game in elementary school and was immediately captivated by the skill, teamwork, and physicality that is the essence of football.
Dynasties in college football are nothing new; they have been a part of the game almost since the beginning. However, the dynasty that unfolded on the dusty west Texas plains at what is now known as West Texas A&M University is something else entirely.
Bryan Cox has been the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons since 2014. The former defensive star was one of the breakout favorites during Atlanta's 2014 appearance on HBO's Hard Knocks. His no-nonsense style and approach have endeared him to fans all over the NFL.
When the final battle to decide who ultimately sits on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms is decided, it’s a good bet that the man known as “The Mountain That Rides” will be swinging his mighty blade in service to House Lannister.
For over a decade, current Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Baseball Coach Darin Erstad was considered one of the most consistent players in Major League Baseball. While playing for the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros, Erstad was a two-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, won the Silver Slugger award, and was a World Series Champion.
The NBA Finals tip off this week as NFL OTAs are in full swing. The two sports, basketball and football, have always had a parallel and often symbiotic relationship. There is a long tradition of athletes playing and excelling in both sports.
If you look up the word “hero” in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, you will find two unique definitions of the term:
a person admired for achievements and noble qualities
one who shows great courage.
Looking at those descriptions, one can easily see how they fit for Pat Tillman.
After 17 years starring as one of the NFL's best placekickers, once Al Del Greco retired, he could have virtually done anything he wanted. For “Automatic Al,” there was little doubt that his future after football would be tied to golf.
Adam Carolla, the Ace Man to his legion of followers, is a master of many extraordinary talents.
The actor and comedian is a pioneer in the realm of podcasting, launching his own network in 2009. His podcast is recognized by Guinness as the most downloaded of all time.
He also has been a successful terrestrial radio host, a night-time talk show host, a film star, and the writing partner of late night’s Jimmy Kimmel (the duo having launched The Man Show and Crank Yankers).
Long before Earnest Byner was achieving superstardom as an NFL player, being named to two Pro Bowls and winning two Super Bowls, he dreamed of being a football coach.
When you evoke the name “Alaska,” visions of harsh, rugged, untamed wilderness immediately spring to mind. It is as far north as you can go in the United States. Its nearly omnipresent freezing temperatures and scant daylight hours typically do not promote the creation of great athletes. In fact, it is the only state in the union that does not boast any collegiate football teams.
It is safe to say that current NFL vice president of policy and rules administration, Jon Runyan, has seen his share of pressure situations. Not only did Runyan star in the NFL as a starting offensive tackle for 13 seasons, but he also served for four years in the U.S. Congress.
When Alex Mack came into the NFL as a first-round draft pick in 2009, there was no way he could have predicted the ups and downs his pro football career would take.