Adventures in American Football: Week Three

You’ve been given an opportunity, now go out there and hurt someone. As someone who considers himself to be a relatively intelligent, mostly functional human being, it’s always weird when someone treats you like the kind of person who really, really likes inflicting pain on others. It’s even weirder when this is advice is used … More Adventures in American Football: Week Three

Of Principles and Outcomes: Darren Sharper and the Hall of Fame.

BY DAN Darren Sharper is a former pro-footballer and was one of the elite defensive backs of the National Football League (NFL) in the 2000s. He has recently become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and based solely on his on-field career could be standing next to his bust in Canton, Ohio at … More Of Principles and Outcomes: Darren Sharper and the Hall of Fame.

A Sportress Super Bowl preview special – questions of casual fans answered by a slightly more knowledgeable fan

BY DAN The Super Bowl is next Monday Australian time. For many Australian sports fans this will be the one game of the season that they take an interest in and might even try to skive off work to watch. To get the most out of your valuable work shirking viewing, wouldn’t it be handy … More A Sportress Super Bowl preview special – questions of casual fans answered by a slightly more knowledgeable fan

#Deflategate brings out the worst in everyone

BY DAN There is currently an amazing focus in American sport on the appropriate levels of air pressure in balls. And it is revealing the worst of everyone involved. Admittedly, #deflategate[i] is a pretty odd situation. At half-time in the American Conference Championship last week, it was discovered that the balls supplied by the home … More #Deflategate brings out the worst in everyone

Your Conference Championships Preview: 20 Bold Predictions

BY DAN By this stage of the NFL season there isn’t really all that much to say. Is Aaron Rodgers’ ankle up to the destructive defensive force that is Seattle? Will his O-line be able to communicate with him and each other in the cacophony of noise that emanates out of CenturyLink field? Can the Patriots … More Your Conference Championships Preview: 20 Bold Predictions

Everything you already knew about the NFL playoffs but were too afraid to be berated about.

BY  DAN Today I want to talk to you about the NFL playoffs. They start on 4.35pm Saturday (which is like 8.35am on Sunday here at Sportress HQ in cloudy Melbourne) and, like every year, promise to be an incredible incomprehensible series of results that bear little resemblance to the regular season people spent their … More Everything you already knew about the NFL playoffs but were too afraid to be berated about.