Under terms of the new multi-year agreement, the NFL will start showing old games. The league has been hesitant to put archived games online, but that will be happening soon, thanks to the new deal.
The NFL is going to start small by putting a total of 96 older games on its YouTube channel. The channel will feature “three memorable games” from each of the league’s 32 teams.
If you’ve been following the rise of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, you’ve undoubtedly seen a jersey with his name on it like the one above. But you may or may not have been thrown off by the fact that Griffin’s jersey actually contains a suffix on it.
That’s because the NFL, per Uniwatch’s Paul Lukas, changed the rules for what was allowable on the back of a jersey. “Jr” and “Sr” and “III” and whatnot may now be stitched on the back of jerseys, whereas it was previously against the rules to do so.
Lukas confirms with the Redskins that they team is also planning on having RG3 wear a “Griffin III” jersey during games. And Lukas, the sports fashion historian of sorts, doesn’t just believe that RG3 (RGIII?) is the first NFL player to wear Roman Numerals on Back (RNOB) of his jersey, but the first professional athlete (in the big four sports of NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL) to do so.
The “other” reason Mills fell in the draft was a 2014 arrest for battery of a woman. While the charge was ultimately dropped to a misdemeanor, clearly teams were concerned about Mills’ character.
Without citing Mills specifically, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman acknowledged that off-field issues were a concern for some of his club’s later picks.
“Players are going to have to look at their actions to see why they didn’t go where they feel like they should have in the draft,” Roseman said. “It’s very clear that teams are looking at that. We see that … throughout the draft when you make questionable decisions in your life. It’s affecting you going forward. And it’s costing these guys a lot of money.
“I think this is a huge wakeup call for these guys to understand that you made one mistake, now this is your job and this is your livelihood.”
The Eagles officially list Mills as a safety, and he has shown the generally reliable open-field tackling skills and awareness to handle being the last line of defense.
Don’t be surprised when he is asked to drop down and handle coverage duties against the ultra-quick slot receivers of the NFC East as well.
And that’s just a small list.
“I have to make different choices, there’s no other 39-year-olds playing now at quarterback. So, you better do things a little differently,” Brady said. “I try to not eat as much sugar, but it’s so hard in our American diet to do that. … It’s hard to completely avoid. I don’t drink much alcohol.”
So what does he eat?
“A lot of veggies, a lot of lean meats, nothing that’s going to set me back,” Brady said.
On the other hand, Brady is not going to judge you if you want to stuff your face with Funyons.
“If you like it, you should enjoy it,” Brady said. “Moderation in everything. If there’s things you really love, you should enjoy. You get one life, so you should enjoy it.”