Poll: Americans favor athletes speaking out … just not on the field

A majority of Americans are fine with pro athletes speaking their mind on social justice issues … as long as they do it away from the field. That’s the broad conclusion of a new poll from Yahoo News and YouGov surveying a broad cross-section of Americans. The responses generally broke down along expected lines, with […]

NFL, networks keep glorifying and justifying showboating

How much space is left behind us before we fall off and forever disappear? Can’t be much. Even before the current rush to alienate the fair-minded and logical, let us never lose sight of what TV has always done to remove the sport from our sports. While front-and-center folks such as Cris Collinsworth and Kirk […]

14 players to start or sit in fantasy football for Week 2

Week 2 of the NFL season is here. Here are 14 players — 4 quarterbacks, 4 running backs, 4 wide receivers, 2 tight ends — to start or sit in fantasy football this week. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Week 2 of the NFL season begins Thursday, and it's time to start setting lineups. […]

An Army veteran broke ranks with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates by putting the name of a fallen soldier on his helmet instead of a police brutality victim, and it caught some of them off-guard

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who is an Army veteran, wore the name of a fallen soldier on his helmet in Week 1. Other Steelers players wore the name of a Black teenager killed by police. Steelers teammates said they were unaware and surprised by Villanueva's decision, though head coach Mike Tomlin said he […]

Trump renews attack on NFL with ‘cratered’ ratings claim

President Trump on Wednesday weighed in on the low NFL TV ratings for the first week of the season — saying they “cratered” because of players and teams not standing for the national anthem. The numbers were down roughly 9 percent overall from last season, according to Sports Business Journal, with the seven game windows […]

Herschel Walker reacts to NFL’s social justice demonstrations

‘What’s the end game?’ Herschel Walker responds to NFL protests ‘Instead of a closed first why don’t we have an open hand,’ says Herschel Walker reacting to NFL players protesting as the season launches Football is back but that doesn’t mean politics need to be involved, former NFL player Herschel Walker told “The Story with […]