Michael Sam Heading to the Lone Star State

This past weekend, I listed 5 possible landing spots for Michael Sam after he got cut from the Rams – and among those possibilities were the Cowboys. Now that Sam has joined the Dallas practice squad after passing his physical … More

After getting cut by the Rams, Michael Sam could help boost a thin Dallas Cowboys line. (Getty Images)

After getting cut by the Rams, Michael Sam could help boost a thin Dallas Cowboys line. (Getty Images)

Rough Draft

This happens to at least one prospect every year. Teddy Bridgewater was a lock to be selected somewhere in the top 10 and is now sliding down big boards. At least that’s what we’re being told. What scant information is … More

Teddy Bridgewater's draft stock might be falling. But then again, it might not. The way drafts are reported on, it's impossible to know. (USA TODAY Sports)

Teddy Bridgewater's draft stock might be falling. But then again, it might not. The way drafts are reported on, it's impossible to know. (USA TODAY Sports)

Louder Than Words

Dan Snyder is right. It’s not enough to honor the deep and enduring heritage, legacy and values of the Redskin community with a respectful National Football League team nickname and logo. No. Words without deeds are hollow, the most cynical … More

The creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation was announced on the team's website.

The creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation was announced on the team's website.

NFL Advice Column: Michael Sam

With All-America defensive lineman Michael Sam poised to become the first openly gay professional football player, the National Football League has questions. Fortunately, we have answers. Presenting the first-ever Sports on Earth NFL advice column: Help! My team drafted a gay … More

Dear potential NFL teammates and executives: Your Michael Sam concerns are ridiculous. (Getty Images)

Dear potential NFL teammates and executives: Your Michael Sam concerns are ridiculous. (Getty Images)

The NFL In the Future Tense

The following is a fax I received from myself one year from now. Things must be bad. They’re using fax and print headlines again. Wow, I do not think anyone expected the 2014-15 NFL season to be that crazy. I … More

Andrew Luck's 19th century look could be a highlight of the 2014-15 season.

Andrew Luck's 19th century look could be a highlight of the 2014-15 season.

Where There’s Smoke

It’s not often you’ll see me write this, but here goes: Kudos, Roger Goodell. The National Football League is not exactly — and I believe this is the Craigslist term of art — 420-friendly. Marijuana is on the NFL’s list … More

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently suggested the NFL should "explore" the use of medical marijuana. (Getty Images)

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently suggested the NFL should "explore" the use of medical marijuana. (Getty Images)

Nothing is Settled

Federal judge Anita Brody denied a preliminary motion to approve the proposed $765 million concussion settlement between the NFL and retired players Tuesday. What does this mean? Five quick thoughts: 1. The price is not right: Brody isn’t convinced that the centerpiece … More

On Tuesday, a federal judge denied preliminary approval of the $765 million NFL concussion lawsuit settlement. (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, a federal judge denied preliminary approval of the $765 million NFL concussion lawsuit settlement. (Getty Images)

An Unquestioned Success

Last Saturday, I sat in a hotel room and watched the Colts rally from that 28-point deficit to beat the Chiefs, 45-44. It was a raucous and flawed and loose-limbed 60 minutes of football, and I enjoyed it as much … More

Regardless of what happens in the NFL, Johnny Manziel has already proven his own type of football genius. (USA TODAY Sports)

Regardless of what happens in the NFL, Johnny Manziel has already proven his own type of football genius. (USA TODAY Sports)

No Hard Feelings

It was always going to end badly, because there’s almost no other way for a college football coach to go out. Rare is the coach who rides off into he sunset with everyone happy: He leaves for another job, in … More

After keeping Penn State football afloat for two years in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, coach Bill O'Brien is heading to the NFL's Houston Texans. (USA TODAY Sports)

After keeping Penn State football afloat for two years in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, coach Bill O'Brien is heading to the NFL's Houston Texans. (USA TODAY Sports)