Washington Commanders officially is NFL team’s new name

Washington Commanders officially is NFL team's new name

The Washington Commanders have arrived. The Washington Football Team announced its anticipated new name, logo and look on Wednesday, highlighting a theme of unity. Washington Commanders new logoWashington Commanders on Twitter “One legacy. One unified future. We are the Washington Commanders,” the team tweeted with the hashtag “Take Command.” On Monday, former Washington quarterback Joe … Read more

Projecting the starting QBs for all 32 NFL teams in 2022: Where will Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson land?

Projecting the starting QBs for all 32 NFL teams in 2022: Where will Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson land?

Last year’s NFL quarterback carousel turned out some wild moves, including the unexpected trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams.  The 2022 offseason promises to have more drama. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady have retired, which opens up two huge vacancies.  Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Seattle’s Russell Wilson are among … Read more

How Tom Brady’s success obscured his career scandals

How Tom Brady's success obscured his career scandals

Sign up here to get Beyond the Back Page delivered to your inbox each weekday morning. One week after the sports world ceremoniously rejected one of the greatest athletes of all time because of the scandals associated with his on-field play, another controversy-heavy superstar said goodbye to near unanimous applause. Of course, Barry Bonds is not … Read more

Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 2022? Meet the performer picked for Los Angeles

The NFL announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 56 on Tuesday, featuring multi-Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton and six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhene Aiko, among others.  Guyton, who recently became the first Black artist to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, will sing the national anthem. Aiko will sing “America the … Read more

Rams’ Andrew Whitworth calls out former 49ers lineman Joe Staley for ’embarrassing’ tweet

Rams' Andrew Whitworth calls out former 49ers lineman Joe Staley for 'embarrassing' tweet

Joe Staley committed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on social media — in Andrew Whitworth’s mind, at least. After Whitworth and the Rams defeated the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC championship game, the 40-year-old called out the former San Francisco offensive tackle in an Instagram post. Earlier in the week, Staley trolled Whitworth’s wife, Melissa, on Twitter. She had offered … Read more

Thunder vs. Mavericks prediction: Snap up the Under

Thunder vs. Mavericks prediction: Snap up the Under

There is a low number for the total in the Mavericks-Thunder game Wednesday because Dallas is without Kristaps Porzingis. But the Thunder offense goes south against competent defenses. The Thunder rank dead last in the NBA in scoring versus top 10 defenses. I project them to score only 96 points against the Mavericks, who have … Read more

Shortened Olympic torch relay starts for Beijing Olympic Games

Shortened Olympic torch relay starts for Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING — The three-day torch relay for the Beijing Olympics, shortened considerably because of concerns about the coronavirus, started Wednesday with an 80-year-old former speedskater carrying the flame. The relay opened at the Olympic Foreign Park. Luo Zhihuan, the country’s first internationally competitive speedskater, ran the first leg. The torch will be carried through the … Read more