By RYAN BRAUCH
With a little bit over a quarter of the 2017 NFL season in the books, the league took a huge turn during Week five with numerous key injuries and the trade sending Adrian Peterson to Arizona.
By JAMIE MCGUIRE
NFL players kneeling during the national anthem recently set off a storm that swept up all of America, sparking discussions in homes across the United States — including here at the University of Mary Washington.
By DUSTIN THOMAS
After five weeks of college football, Virginia’s teams are still finding a way to be in the national spotlight. Following a great outing in the opening weekend, Virginia college football saves their spot on ESPN every week and hosting ESPN’s College Gameday.
By SEAN BERMINGHAM
At a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, President Donald Trump spent a portion of his time on stage talking about the National Football League. What started as a tangent about how penalties for hard hits are making the game soft and “ruining it,” quickly became a tirade on the National Anthem protests started last year by former forty-niners’ quarter back, Colin Kaepernick, and how the players “disrespect our flag,” according to President Trump.
By RYAN BRAUCH
The Washington Redskins avoided their usual 0-2 record start this season, with a big 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Following their brutal loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at home, Redskins fans were relieved to see them get a big win. Even though Washington will be coming home with a victory, they struggled to get it. Although rookie, Samaje Perine got most of the touches on offense, running back Chris Thompson carried the team early in the game by setting the bar at two rushing touchdowns along with 77 yards on only three carries.
By JOHN JAMESOM
A little more than a year ago, the city of Los Angeles had not housed an NFL team in more than 20 years. Now, both the Chargers and the Rams call it home. Living in close proximity to D.C. many of us take for granted the omnipresent influence of a local NFL franchise, especially one that can’t be claimed by a specific state. The Redskins are a staple in Northern Virginia, with this in mind, one can begin to understand the frustration and confusion felt by the jilted fans these two franchises left behind.
Letter to the Editor: Requesting The Blue & Gray Press not use the name or logo of the Washington NFL teamSeptember 24, 2014 | The Blue & Gray Press
To the Editors of The Blue & Gray Press:
We are writing to ask that the newspaper cease using the team name and logo for the Washington NFL team in its coverage of professional sports.
By SEAN KINSLOW
The home crowd fell silent at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland as the Washington Redskins’ star quarterback laid face-down on the ground only five minutes into the team’s home opener.
The University of Mary Washington Public Debate Practicum class tackled the question of whether the school should start a varsity football program. The debate was held on Thursday, Oct 24; Yireda Jilili and Teddy Dillon argued the affirmative and Tom Pacheco and David Carpenter argued against a football program.
Numbers and statistics are important aspects of modern sports. They provide sports fanatics with ammunition for sports bar banter with buddies and give sports writers evidence for their arguments. This week’s column is all about presenting the numbers most relevant to each NFL team five weeks into the season.
Following the NFL’s annual tradition of playing one game outside the U.S. in order to spread football across the globe, the Pittsburgh Steelers battled the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, Sept. 29.
By MOIRA McAVOY
As many of you surely know, college football season is officially in full-swing. On campuses all over the country, Thursday through Saturday is now irrevocably consumed by beer guzzling, fight song screaming and victory partying or, in …
This past summer, with the NFL lockout still on in full force, it was unclear if this Sunday was going to actually be Super Bowl Sunday or just another ordinary Sabbath. Fortunately for the American public, the commissioner’s office and …
Start ‘Em QB: Vince Young (Philadelphia) RB: LaGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay) WR: Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City) RB: C.J. Spiller (Buffalo) WR: Victor Cruz (New York Giants) TE: Vernon Davis (San Francisco) K: Conor Barth (Tampa Bay) DEF: Dallas Cowboys
Start ‘Em QB: Mark Sanchez (Jets) RB: Steven Jackson (Rams) WR: Dez Bryant (Cowboys) RB: Willis McGahee (Broncos) WR: Reggie Wayne (Colts) TE: Heath Miller (Steelers) K: Alex Henery (Eagles) DEF: Washington Redskins
Sit ‘Em QB: Tom Brady (Patriots) RB: Brandon …
QB: Tim Tebow (DEN)- Let’s be clear, Tebow is an awful real life quarterback who appears completely overmatched at the moment. Fortunately for fantasy players, his real life value doesn’t matter. Tebow’s rushing ability inflates his fantasy …
Start Em QB: Matt Ryan (ATL): Besides being the guy with the worst nickname in sports, “Matty Ice” has been equally disapointing on the field in 2011. He ranks 17th among quarterbacks in fantasy points and his yards per attempt …
QB: Matt Schaub (HOU) RB: Mark Ingram (NO) WR: Santontio Holmes (NYJ) RB: Joseph Addai (IND) WR: Percy Harvin (MIN) TE: Kevin Boss (OAK) K: Mike Nugent (CIN) DEF: Tennessee Titans
QB: Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) RB: …
Start Em: QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF)– The Harvard grad tore up last year’s AFC West champion Chiefs in Arrowhead in Week 1, passing for four touchdown passes in Buffalo’s blowout win. With a home game against the Raiders on slate …
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tx. is soon to be flooded with cheese heads and terrible towels, as two of the most historic NFL teams square off in Super Bowl XLV. With the biggest game of America’s most popular sport now …
Start Em QB- Jay Cutler (Bears): I know, I know, I can’t believe I’m trusting him either. But the fact is that since coming off his bye week, Cutler has been rather reliable, throwing for nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. …
QB- Shaun Hill (Lions)
RB- Ronnie Brown (Dolphins)
RB- Mike Tolbert (Chargers)
WR- Mario Manningham (Giants)
WR- Sidney Rice (Vikings)
WR- Michael Crabtree (49ers)
TE- Bo Scaife (Titans)
K- Shayne Graham (Patriots)
DEF- Cleveland Browns
Start Em: QB- Mark Sanchez (Jets) RB- Ray Rice (Ravens) RB- BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Patriots) WR- Reggie Wayne (Colts) WR- Danny Amendola (Rams) TE- Ben Watson (Browns) K- Dan Carpenter (Dolphins) DEF- Kansas City Chiefs
Sit Em: QB- Kyle Orton (Broncos) …
QB- Michael Vick (Eagles): Vick returns from his injury hiatus and is set to take control of the Philadelphia offense once again. Stud wideout DaSean Jackson is expected to return from his concussion as well, meaning Vick will …
QB- Carson Palmer (Bengals): Palmer is far from the quarterback he was before his torn-ACL, but he has been occasionally useful for fantasy purposes. Palmer has mainly feasted on weak pass defenses, and this week he happens to …
Start Em QB- Josh Freeman (Buccaneers): The second-year quarterback out of Kansas State has emerged as a solid fantasy player this season. He has more weapons in the passing game that one would think, with a good pass catching tight …
QB- Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers)
RB- Jamal Charles (Chiefs)
RB- Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks)
WR- Malcom Floyd (Chargers)
WR- Roy Williams (Cowboys)
TE- Kellen Winslow (Buccaneers)
K- Nick Folk (Jets)
DEF- San Diego Chargers
Start Em QB- Joe Flacco (Ravens) RB- DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) RB- Clinton Portis (Redskins) WR- Hines Ward (Steelers) WR- Dez Bryant (Cowboys) TE- Dustin Keller (Jets) K- Ryan Longwell (Vikings) DEF- New England Patriots
Sit Em QB- Eli Manning (Giants) …