National Football League (NFL)

7:41am

Fri September 20, 2013
Sports

Teens Trash Ex-NFL Player's Home And Parents Are Mad At Him?

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 11:14 am

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway in front of his home in Stephentown, N.Y., which teens trashed earlier this month.
Michael Hill AP

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Over the Labor Day weekend, police say, more than 300 teenagers broke into the vacation home of former NFL player Brian Holloway near Albany, N.Y.

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1:31am

Fri September 20, 2013
Planet Money

Cashing In On The Fantasy-Sports Economy

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 2:04 pm

Lots of fantasy managers are taking out insurance on Adrian Peterson this year.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

There's big money in fantasy sports. Last year, alone, people paid $1.7 billion to play in fantasy leagues. With all that money sloshing around, a fantasy economy has sprung up, giving rise to real businesses. Here are four of them.

The Insurance Company

Henry Olszewski founded Fantasy Sports Insurance in 2008 — the year the financial system nearly collapsed. And, more importantly, the year New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a serious hit to the knee.

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1:22am

Fri September 20, 2013
The Salt

Diet Of Defeat: Why Football Fans Mourn With High-Fat Food

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Football fans ate fattier meals the day after their teams lost a game, a study found.
iStockphoto.com

Backing a losing NFL team isn't just bad for your pride.

It's bad for your waistline.

A study that links sports outcomes with the eating behavior of fans finds that backers of NFL teams eat more food and fattier food the day after a loss. Backers of winning teams, by contrast, eat lighter food, and in moderation.

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4:07pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Found Recipes

This Football Season, Grab Some PB&J And Spread Your Wings

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:20 pm

Sunny Anderson came up with the recipe when trying to find new flavor combinations for chicken wings.
John Lee

The regular NFL season has officially started, which — for many viewers — means hours of excitement (and angst) fueled by chips and dip, sliders, nachos and, of course, chicken wings.

Sunny Anderson, a personality on the Food Network and author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life, is a big fan of wings.

"Wings are great because they're primal. First of all, you're eating with your fingers; you're gnawing meat off the bone, you know what I mean, and there's a good meat-to-skin ratio," she says.

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11:48pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Sports

Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 8:17 am

Fans tailgate outside Candlestick Park in 2012.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener at Candlestick Park.

He reportedly fell from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around the outside of the San Francisco area stadium.

Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated.

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