The Bucs built it, Tom Brady came. Now what? Inside the GOAT’s ultimate gamble

Ian O’Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of three books, including the bestseller, “The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.” ESPN Radio broadcasts “The Ian O’Connor Show” every Sunday from 7 to 9 a.m. ET. Follow Ian on Twitter » Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson — that’s what […]

Sean Payton on Saints’ NFL draft war room at brewery: Maybe ‘safest setup’ in league

Drafting from a brewery? The New Orleans Saints' decision to relocate their draft war room to a brewery owned by team owner Gayle Benson surely raised some eyebrows in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but Saints coach Sean Payton – recently recovered after contracting the COVID-19 virus – staunchly defends the arrangement as a […]

NFL sky judge concept gaining support of Competition Committee, ex-VP of officials says

The NFL’s Competition Committee is coming around on the idea of a so-called “sky judge” who could help keep on-field officials from missing calls, a former league vice president of officiating says. Dean Blandino told the Toronto Sun on Wednesday that the committee, which was unanimous in its opposition to the concept last year, is studying […]

Patriots cut QB Cody Kessler, leaving Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as only options on roster

Could the Patriots be in the market for another quarterback? After Wednesday, it seems more than likely after the Patriots released Cody Kessler. Signed last year, Kessler was the third quarterback on the Patriots roster and that now leaves the team with just Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer on the depth chart. Moving on from […]

Tyrann Mathieu, Jarvis Landry among NFL stars in Madden tournament for COVID-19 relief

NFL stars are coming together to raise money in aid of COVID-19 relief efforts by competing in The Checkdown’s Madden 20 tournament.  Formula One have already hosted a Virtual Grand Prix, while professional footballers have also gone head-to-head on FIFA 20 and now some of the NFL’s biggest names are ready to go head-to-head for […]