Regular Joe: Namath on his showbiz learning curve

Joe Namath, known for transcending the game on pure personality, got his fame education early on during the shoot for his 1965 rookie card while being laid up from knee surgery before the season.

It’s T-shirt time! Tebow’s latest lockout appearance

The next leg of what can only be described as the Tim Tebow machine landed in New York City this weekend as the in contention Broncos QB obligingly dressed matchy, matchy to his Jockey billboards to view a fashion show in front of Macy’s.

Poly’s biggest cheerleaders: Diaz and Snoop

When those Friday night lights snap on around the country this fall, there’s one high school team that can say they’ve produced more NFL players than any other. It’s in Texas right? Florida? Nope. Fear the Jackrabbit.

Clipped for a cause: Duckett shaves two year growth

It’s true that we spent an inordinate amount of time and space covering “The Beard” this postseason – like here, and here, and then finally here, when Brett Keisel shaved the thing in a “Shear the Beard” event benefitting cancer programs at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital.

But it looks like Keisel wasn’t the only one to rock a little chin music for charity these days. Eight year veteran RB T.J. Duckett started growing his out two years ago when the Seahwaks abruptly let him go before the 2009 season.

Schottenheimer, Glanville accept UFL coaching jobs

While the UFL has its share of problems like, oh I don’t know — losing approximately $50 million on the 2010 season and being sued by league investor Mark Cuban — one matter they don’t have any issue with is attracting long-standing NFL coaches to helm their teams.

Ryan: The man who cried Ruth

Blame it on the “supermoon,” but Marvin Lewis is right. Things have gotten weird. How else to explain Jets’ coach Rex Ryan comparing himself to The Babe while throwing in some Roosevelt edict for good measure?

March Madness: Most NFLers by tourney schools

The brackets are in.The first games are in the books.And optimism still abounds (coupled with some extra bravado from some St. Pat’s Day Guinness) as the NCAA Basketball Tournament officially gets underway.

Lockout loot: Players capitalizing during downtime

In the first week of the lockout, some of the NFL’s biggest names are finding a multitude of ways to keep the cash on coming during this age of uncertainty. Here’s a round-up of what they’re up to.

Papa Bear: Hester to write parenting column

If you’re seeking advice on how to break a tackle to see daylight, then Bears return specialist Devin Hester is an obvious choice to hit up for some how to.But parenting tips? Apparently the three time Pro Bowler has some intelligence in that department as well.

Aiding Africa: NFL players doing their part

Texans DT Amobi Okoye is on the short list for winning the prize for, “What did you do this offseason?”

‘Late Rounders’ chronicles path to back half of draft

Tis the time draft analysis.

Coverage is more than comprehensive for the top picks and the inevitable shuffling and reshuffling of analysts’ mock drafts,but a documentary called “Late Rounders” took a different approach and concentrated on journey of five lesser known players who were projected to go on day two or three of last year’s class, if at all.

The Hangover: Fat Tuesday dancing footage

Today is Ash Wednesday which is the kickoff day for millions of Catholics to give up something until Easter. Like, for instance, trying to stop obsessing over Tom Brady’s ponytail.

Numbers game; Rams’ Long lands old No. 91

Rams DE Chris Long had his No. 91 jersey retired at both his Charlottesville, Va. high school and also during his senior season at the University of Virginia –the only player to have one retired at UVA while still active — so when the team’s previous holder of 91, Leonard Little, called it a career in December, Long asked his permission to trade in his 72 for the old familiar and Little obliged

NFL history: Feathers first to 1,000

With the myriad of off the field issues coming to a head today, we thought we would take a break and harken back to a simpler time with the help of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Today’s topic comes from their weekly historical series regarding the first player to break 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.

Jordan Palmer left to buoy Bengals

t’s pretty clear that despite being under contract, Carson Palmer is serious about bailing on the Bengals when he not so subtly stated that “he will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again.”

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