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Erin Andrews: 'I'm Curious About' Plastic Surgery

Erin Andrews: Why 'I Feel Like a Spy' During Football Games

Originally posted 08/14/2014 03:30PM

Erin Andrews is a sports reporter, TV personality and, now, a super sleuth?

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Outraged Letter to the Editor Defends Fred Flintstone's History of Nonviolence

Outraged Letter to the Editor Defends Fred Flintstone's History of Nonviolence

Originally posted 08/01/2014 01:00PM


In her column on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended two games by the NFL after his arrest for domestic violence, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins criticized the light response to Rice's actions, asking how the league could justify "a two-game penalty for a running back going all Flintstone on his wife."

On Thursday, Jenkins's column provoked an impassioned response from one Post reader, who sent a letter to the editor defending Fred Flintstone against implicit charges of spousal abuse.

As Martin Kramer of Takoma Park, Maryland, wrote, "Fred Flintstone had his faults, but he loved and respected his wife Wilma, often referring to her as his queen."

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What 'Very Scary' Honor Is Making Michael Strahan Nervous?

Michael Strahan Says Football Hall of Fame Induction Is 'Amazing & Scary'

Originally posted 07/31/2014 11:15AM

He might be a 15-year pro football veteran, but Michael Strahan is still surprised that he's about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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One Special Teen Inspires a High School Football Team

How One Special Teen Inspired a High School Football Team (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/26/2014 07:40AM

Rudy Tapia was nervous when his son, Matt, told him he wanted to join his high school football team.

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Coming Out in Sports: Former NFL Player Wade Davis Says Out Youth 'Taught Me to Be Fearless'

Gay Former NFL Player Wade Davis: Out Youth Taught Me to Be Fearless

Originally posted 05/17/2014 06:00PM

Wade Davis kept his secret from teammates until nine years after his NFL playing days were over.

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Coming Out in Sports: Michael Sam Made His Decision Sooner Than He'd Planned

Michael Sam: I Was Going to Come Out After the NFL Draft

Originally posted 05/14/2014 12:10PM

Michael Sam told the world he was gay sooner than he intended.

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Seahawks Running Back Takes Girl with Autism to Prom

Seahawks' Christine Michael Takes Texas Girl with Autism to Prom

Originally posted 04/18/2014 07:30AM

Many girls go to the prom with a football player. But how many get to go with a Super Bowl champion?

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Mizzou Star and NFL Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out as 'Openly, Proud Gay Man'

Michael Sam, College Football Star and NFL Prospect, Comes Out as Gay

Originally posted 02/09/2014 09:00PM

Michael Sam, a star defensive player for the University of Missouri who may soon play in the NFL, said Sunday: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

The All-American lineman, who spoke to ESPN and the New York Times, is eligible for the NFL draft in May and, assuming he is selected, would become the first openly gay player in the league's history.

"I understand how big this is," he tells ESPN. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be. ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

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Hogwarts Crashes the Football Game: Watch NFL Player Pull Prime-Time Prank

Originally posted 12/09/2013 12:00PM

Player introductions have become such an accepted part of NFL games that they often make viewers' eyes glaze over.

But if you weren't paying attention to the player introductions during the Dec. 8 game between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints, you missed something wonderful.

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400 lb. Running Back Dominates High School Football

This 400 lb. High School Football Player Is Bigger Than Refrigerator Perry

Originally posted 11/20/2013 05:45PM

Professional football is a game of rigorously sorted body types. Wide receivers are tall and skinny, offensive linemen are tall and fat, and running backs are short and squat.

Tony Picard, of the Yakama Indian Nation in Washington State, is out to change that last one.

The 6' 4" (and by some accounts 6' 5"), 400 lb. high-school football player started his career at Washington State's White Swan High School anchoring the defensive line. In an unconventional move straight out of Friday Night Lights, however, his coach moved Picard to running back, and a viral sensation was born.

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