Author: Anna Pleus

Why the NFL Combine is still important

Held each year at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the NFL Scouting Combine is a seven-day event where college football players compete in mental and physical drills in front of NFL coaches, managers, and scouts.

Invite-only and televised, the Combine is the biggest event for the NFL draft process, short of individual team workouts. We get to see the best college football athletes compete side-by-side and decide how high of a draft pedestal they should each be put on.

Think of the Combine as a multi-day, group job interview – just more intense, exciting, and career-vital.

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The Female Guide to Surviving Your First College Football Tailgate

Whether you’re new to college or just new to dating a diehard football fan, welcome to every American’s favorite (and usually the drunkest) rite of passage: college football tailgating.

The single most important cliche to remember when preparing for your first tailgate: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. No matter how you slice it, gameday is an all-day commitment. Even if it’s a 1pm kickoff, expect to start tailgating by 9am and to keep going after the game is over. And if you win, be prepared to close down a bar.

It’s easy to be intimidated by your first trip to the stadium parking lot. Football lingo, bare chested and body-painted fans, drinking all day… plus having to do it all in the elements (ugh). But don’t worry. The key to a successful day of tailgating is knowing what to expect and planning accordingly. Especially for your first tailgate.

There’s a time and place to wing it, but this day is so not it…

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Why @MichaelSamNFL Blowing Off Tony Dungy’s Statements Is The Perfect Response

Michael Sam probably won’t become a distraction at the St. Louis Rams training camp this week, but guess who already has?

Tony Dungy, the former coach of both the Colts and Buccaneers, opened a large box of criticism for recently telling the Tampa Tribune that – if he were still coaching today – he would NOT have drafted Michael.

…not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth… things will happen.

Wait a second… Isn’t Dungy the same guy that tried to get Michael Vick back into the NFL scene?

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WATCH: Clippers’ Blake Griffin Threw Water on a Warriors Fan

After fouling out in the final minute of the LA Clippers’ Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors this past Saturday, Blake Griffin was NOT happy… and might have “unintentionally” took out some frustration on a Golden State fan.

A four-time NBA All-Star, Griffin threw his hands up in disgust after watching the replay of his sixth foul on the jumbotron. And unfortunately for the Warriors fan standing right behind the scorer’s table, Griffin was holding a cup of water.

Yahoo Sports later identified the hairy fan as Will Meldman, a San Franciscan who just lucked into his 15 minutes of, um, wet fame.

If you question whether or not the dousing was intentional, Griffin claims it was an accident. In a post-game interview, Griffin told reporters:

“Well, I heard him [fan] say something, but I didn’t know exactly what I did. It wasn’t full though. So I took my mouthpiece out, and I picked up the cup. But if I did I apologize… Water, you know.

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Regardless of Griffin’s intention, this Warriors fan is a straight up bro.

 

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