NFL players take stage to sing in Miami gospel concert - 5-Minute Herald - MiamiHerald.com
Regardless of his singing prowess or lack thereof, Weaver and several other NFL players sang at the 11th Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Friday night at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Part of the proceeds from the concert went to support the One Team 4 Haiti campaign. ``It's a blessing to be here,'' Weaver said. ``This shows character of who we are, I think, as an organization in terms of the NFL and its players. It shows we care more than about ourselves. A lot of people get the perception that as professional athletes we are all about ourselves.''
Freakonomics Radio, Super Bowl Edition: What Happens to Your Head, Inside the Helmet, After a Nasty Hit? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com
Last week, I interviewed several players who were assembled for the Pro Bowl in South Florida. Among the most fascinating — candid and extremely descriptive — were Quintin Mikell of the Philadelphia Eagles. Here’s an excerpt from the podcast, with Mikell talking about the hardest hit he ever took, what it felt like afterward, and what it would be like to play football without a helmet:
Tra Thomas, Torry Holt will be released by Jaguars | Jacksonville.com
Wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive tackle Tra Thomas, two veteran free agents who were signed last year, won’t be returning to the Jaguars next season.
NFL labor woes weigh on Goodell's mind | Philadelphia Daily News | 02/06/2010
A day after NFL players association chief DeMaurice Smith put the chances of a 2011 work-stoppage at 14 on a scale of 1 to 10, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would prefer less rhetoric and more productivity in the bargaining talks. "I sure hope he's wrong, and I sure hope it doesn't become a self-fulfilling prophecy,'' Goodell said yesterday during his annual Super Bowl-week news conference.