National Football League (NFL) http://www.kunc.org en Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious http://www.kunc.org/post/draft-season-all-american-twisted-and-downright-infectious For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there is now a fifth season in major American team sports to go along with baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey. Well, it's sort of an adjunct season, but it's very real and is passionately followed by die-hard fans. It is the draft season, which begins tomorrow with the NFL and extends through late June, when the NHL holds its draft. Wed, 07 May 2014 07:37:00 +0000 Frank Deford 56223 at http://www.kunc.org Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please http://www.kunc.org/post/michael-sam-distraction-please Now that Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, has announced that he is gay, there's been <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/02/10/274652475/defining-masculinity-down-the-mans-man-game">a lot of mumbling</a> that he would be a distraction — but it's really an issue of antipathy<em>.</em><p>What <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140209/michael-sam-draft-stock/">some are saying</a>, in coded language, is that too many players and fans would hate Michael Sam because he's gay, and the media will pounce on this, and that would be bad for his team and henc Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Frank Deford 54160 at http://www.kunc.org Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals http://www.kunc.org/post/seahawks-say-they-figured-out-mannings-signals Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/02/270657316/seattle-dominates-denver-to-win-its-first-super-bowl-victory" target="_blank">which Seattle won 43-8</a>.<p>Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.<p>But like all teams do, Seattle spent the better part of two weeks before the game studying the Denver offense. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 53849 at http://www.kunc.org Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl http://www.kunc.org/post/seattle-dominates-denver-win-its-first-super-bowl The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.<p>The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball past quarterback Peyton Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn't have his hands ready. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Steve Mullis 53818 at http://www.kunc.org Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl There's 'More To Life Than Sports': Lineman On Leaving NFL http://www.kunc.org/post/theres-more-life-sports-lineman-leaving-nfl <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday<em> host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>John Moffitt started playing football when he was 8 years old, and made it all the way to the top of the game. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:17:00 +0000 53806 at http://www.kunc.org There's 'More To Life Than Sports': Lineman On Leaving NFL