NFL writer at The Wall Street Journal. I have botched a selfie with Springsteen.

Seahawks’ Sherman: NFL Will Go Easy on Patriots

blogs.wsj.com — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman didn't take long to make a splash upon arrival in Arizona for the Super Bowl. Sherman on Sunday alleged that the New England Patriots won't get punished much for "Deflategate," the ongoing investigation into the Patriots' underinflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts, because of the close relationship between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Bill Belichick Tries to Take the Air Out of ‘Deflategate’

wsj.com — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick played scientist and movie buff on Saturday, defending his team against allegations of deflating game balls and presenting evidence that he said supports the notion that the team followed the rules. Belichick said the team conducted an internal review of how it treats footballs before a game.

Patriots’ Bill Belichick: ‘No Knowledge of Deflated Footballs

wsj.com — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he is "shocked" by the NFL's investigation into deflated footballs during the AFC championship and flatly denied involvement in the alleged actions. "I had no knowledge whatsoever of the situation," Belichick said in a news conference on Thursday.

NFL Investigating Whether Patriots Deflated Footballs

wsj.com — The National Football League said on Monday that it is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the investigation, but declined further comment on Monday. The Patriots didn't comment.

Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession

wsj.com — The weekly schedule of an NFL player is jam-packed and controlled to the millisecond. There are appointments that cannot be missed. There's practice, film study and time in the cold tub. In the case of the Green Bay Packers, there's also board-game night.

How the NFL’s Final Four Were Built

wsj.com — Every year around this time, something funny happens. The final four teams left in the NFL fight for the Super Bowl, while six or seven teams frantically fire and hire their staffs in a desperate attempt to emulate those teams. This is always a mistake.

The Packers of Catan: Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession

wsj.com — The weekly schedule of an NFL player is jam-packed and controlled to the millisecond. There are appointments that cannot be missed. There's practice, film study and time in the cold tub. In the case of the Green Bay Packers, there's also board-game night.

Are Seahawks Fans Too Loud for Their Own Team?

wsj.com — SEATTLE-Seattle Seahawks fans have done the impossible. Their roars are actually too loud. The fans that will pack CenturyLink Field for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers are already the stuff of legend. In December the stadium's noise was measured at 137.6 decibels, the loudest ever, according to Guinness.

Bill Belichick: The NFL’s Scary Alex Trebek

wsj.com — Quick, Bill Belichick has a few questions for you: Describe the third player from the left on the Indianapolis Colts' kickoff coverage team. Is he fast? Is he strong enough to run you over? Where did he play in college? Whoops, you took too long to answer. Belichick is now angry at you.

Dez Bryant: When a Catch Is Not a Catch

wsj.com — Green Bay, Wis. It is 2015. The world has all the technology you could ever dream of. Human knowledge is growing faster than ever. And still, no one has any idea what a "catch" in the NFL is. On Sunday, a classic game at Lambeau Field unfolded as the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 to reach the NFC Championship.
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Jan 25, 2015

Sherman went out of his way last year to say he wouldn't try to get in Peyton's head because it was impossible. Must think different of Pats

Jan 25, 2015

Wooo boy imagine if a fanbase made this for an opposing player in America. Wouldn't be considered "brilliant." twitter.com/FourFourTweet/…

Jan 24, 2015

This is an absolutely amazing response to my saying I've had professors email in theories about Belichick #0chicks twitter.com/Jameshilario7/…

Jan 24, 2015

I've received 15+ emails from professors about Belichick's explanation and all of them say different things. That clears it up thanks.

Jan 24, 2015

@curtisbeast As Bart Simpson said: "In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast."

Jan 24, 2015

@AdamTrot @bruce_arthur I am currently at Pro Bowl week and one of the teams refused to stretch before practice

Jan 24, 2015

@dkurtenbach The guy on the left looks like he's the only one who knows what's going on here and the guy on the right is Nick Kroll.

Jan 24, 2015

According to the Times-Picayune, things in the Benson family could, uh, stand to get a little better. pic.twitter.com/k8OGW9HYI7

Jan 24, 2015

Belichick confirmed today what many of us already suspected: He would CRUSH trivia night.

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