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REPORT: NFL to make major change to playoff format

REPORT: NFL to make major change to playoff format

February 20, 2020

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL is progressing toward finalizing a new collective bar...

The NFL should reject Michael Vick

The NFL should reject Michael Vick

January 14, 2020

The NFL selected former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick to serve...

BREAKING: Chicago Bears fire Mark Helfrich, three others

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

December 31, 2019

The Chicago Bears fired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and three others Tuesday, according to Adam Jahns of The Athletic. The Bears organization later confirmed the report. Alongside Helfrich, the Bears also moved on from offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride and special teams assistant...

The Independent’s top 10 NFL logos

The Independent’s top 10 NFL logos

November 20, 2019

Who has the best logo in the NFL?

The Independent’s NFL quarterback rankings

The Independent’s NFL quarterback rankings

November 15, 2019

The first half of the 2019 NFL season is in the books, with a number of quarterbacks distinguishing ...

The Madden Curse is real

The Madden Curse is real

October 22, 2019

When reigning MVP and Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down in the second quarter...

Three Quarterbacks on the hot seat

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

October 8, 2019

Mitchell Trubisky When the Chicago Bears traded the third overall pick, a third round pick (no. 67) and a fourth round pick (No. 111) to move up one position in the 2017 NFL draft, they were expecting to land a franchise quarterback. General manager Ryan Pace had his sights set on University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch...

Does Defense Win Championships?

Does Defense Win Championships?

October 8, 2019

We’ve all heard the old adage “defense wins championships.” Usually, the phrase comes from a traditi...

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

Professional sports, unprofessional conduct

October 8, 2019

America has a history of valuing social status, physical appearance and talent over morality. High-prof...

Andrew Luck Shocks The Football World: What Comes Next

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and four-time Pro Bowler Andrew Luck staggered the football community when he abruptly announced his retirement last week at the prime age of 29. Luck, enduring a harrowing string of injuries that included a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, a lacerated kidney, torn cartilage in two ribs and ...

Who Shall We Buy Today Mr. Kraft?

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 20, 2019

  It’s always struck me as odd that a person can decide to sleep with ten people in a single evening and it’s legal. However, if two consensual adults agree to a transaction of sex for money, suddenly, it’s illegal. What two people decide to do in private is their business, so long as it’s consensual.  Despite...

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