College football is no stranger to scandal but the situation at Penn State University involving allegations related to the sexual abuse of minors has criminal implications.Former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged on Nov.
The Bears-Packers rivalry was never limited to the fans. Two long-standing leaders also helped cement the contentious relationship: George Halas of the Bears and Vince Lombardi of the Packers were NFL giants.
Imagine if picking teams for a game of kickball took three days — you’d never make it in for dinner. But that’s how long it took the National Football League’s 32 teams to pick their newest crop of players. The NFL Draft is quite the event.
Football season is over but the battle over an National Football League labor agreement continues. The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of the day Thursday. If players and owners can’t hash out a new agreement there will be a lockout.
Sunday the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers will meet to decide who will represent the NFC in the 2011 Super Bowl. But there’s a whole lot more at stake in this game: The teams haven’t met in the post-season since 1941.