How did a great Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark become "The Catch"? The same way all NFL myths get made: because NFL Films had its camera in just the right place, and knew just how to sell it. An excerpt from Travis Vogan's book Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media.
With the Whitney Biennial, one of the biggest events in contemporary art, opening in New York this weekend, there's no better time than the present to present the art analogues for every NFL team. Yes, there is an artist who resembles the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.
On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."
The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.