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The San Francisco 49ers' Katie Sowers is the first female to coach in the Super Bowl, taking the field against the Kansas City Chiefs as an offensive assistant.

Why female coaches matter in male professional leagues

February 25, 2020

History was made earlier this year when women made headlines on  coaching staffs in two professional sporting leagues. On Jan. 9, Alyssa Nakken took her place as the first female full-time coach in Major League Baseball, for the San Francisco Giants; o...

Dallas Cowboys president Jerry Jones continues to make questionable (bad) moves for the long-term future of his team.

2018 NFL Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

October 30, 2018

With the NFL trade deadline in the recent past, it is now time to break down some big winners and losers of the deadline. Winners Everyone involved in the Demaryius Thomas Trade The first trade of the day was a big win for the Houston Texans. They...

Sam Darnold, potential emperor of Cleveland, may be the first overall pick in three weeks.

2018 NFL mock draft: Top 10

April 3, 2018

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Top 10 The 2018 NFL draft is just four weeks away. Let’s take a look at which 10 players’ names  will get called first and have the most pressure to perform. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC The Browns acquired q...

Head coach Jon Gruden and Raiders owner Marc Davis hope to find gems in the 2018 draft.

Top five draft prospects Raiders should target in first round

March 14, 2018

The Oakland Raiders were a surprise playoff team in 2016, when they went 12-4. Their offense took a tremendous leap forward with second year quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper both playing at high levels. The team unfortunately regr...

Jimmy Garoppolo is all smiles following his trade to San Francisco.

Tackling the NFL’s blockbuster trades

November 14, 2017

Well you guessed it: this year’s trade deadline was insane. It has been one of biggest up-and-down years in the NFL. Star athletes are dropping like flies with injuries, and players who are usually fantasy studs have been fantasy duds headin...

A dab of beast mode.

Lynch navigates contract with Raiders

April 25, 2017

Trading for and acquiring the currently retired Seattle Seahawk, Marshawn “Beast Mode" Lynch, will seal a Super Bowl victory for the Oakland Raiders in 2018. The Raiders recently announced their official move to Las Vegas in 2019, giving the current...

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