It’s unclear if Trump imagined any particular endgame when he issued that belligerent roar at anthem protesters in Alabama a few weeks ago. But soon enough, he may have cowed rich sports-team owners, “reined in” spoiled (and largely African-American) professional athletes, and defended the kind of empty jingoistic displays that he and many of his supporters love. Not for the first time, Trump may be shrewder, in his distinctive hammerheaded manner, than his critics imagine. … [Read more...] about NFL Looks Ready to Capitulate to Trump on Anthem Protests
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“I think it helps with the age I’m in, I was born in ‘79, so I remember the Niners throughout the ’80s growing up and I was here with my dad in ’94 where they won that Super Bowl,’’ 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says, referring to his father, Mike. “I think just being around it, I knew exactly how special it was. … [Read more...] about Bettors Leaning Heavily Toward Home Teams Making Super Bowl
Drafts starts at No. 3? LSU quarterback Joe Burrow to Cincinnati and Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young to Washington with the first two picks makes sense. So does the draft — and trading — really start at No. 3? That potentially puts Detroit and the New York Giants at Nos. 3-4 in good position because of their quarterback situation (set). They could trade down with a quarterback-needy team and pick up extra picks in the process. And the Lions and Giants need extra picks. … [Read more...] about NFL Journal: Broncos tight end Noah Fant ready to tackle offseason to-do list to build off rookie year
“I call him ‘Captain America,’ because it’s true in how he acts and stuff. He’s like that all the time. He’s extremely genuine,” Shanahan said. “When you’re like that, when you were as good a player as he was, when you’re as smart as he is, when you have the passion he has … I knew he’d be very good at” being a general manager. … [Read more...] about 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan reveals why he calls GM John Lynch ‘Captain America’
While the stats would indicate the defense has improved, it's worth considering their opponents over the course of their hot stretch. Here are the quarterbacks the Packers faced on their six-game win streak: Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins, Mitch Trubisky, Kirk Cousins, David Blough, Russell Wilson. Not exactly the most impressive group, aside from Wilson and maybe Cousins. … [Read more...] about Kyle Shanahan says the Packers are ‘different’ now after the 49ers beat them. Are they?