BCS Championship: A Quirky Little Game

Before last night’s Tostitos BCS national championship game in Glendale, Ariz., Oregon and Auburn, the two schools vying for the title, last played football during the first weekend of December. The geniuses who run college …

Can Tough Guy Ronnie Lott Bring a Gentler NFL?

Today Ronnie Lott, the Hall of Fame defensive back, was named a co-chair of the NFL Player Safety Panel, a group of former players, coaches, and executives charged with figuring out ways to make football a tamer game. John …

Top 10 Ridiculous College Bowl Names

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans: bowl season. As we count down to the January 10 National Championship, TIME takes a look at some of the wackier names bestowed upon college football’s year-end match-ups.

Why Did We Take Brett Favre’s Streak for Granted?

The guy on the sideline, with the beanie and gray stubble, at times looked bored, and at other times happy he wasn’t the one out there getting pounded on the football field. Now that Brett Favre’s streak of starting 297 straight …

A Big Break for Big Ben

On Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cut his suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman in Georgia in March, from its original six games to four games.

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