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Thursday 13 December, 2018

Walnut-less Whips, terrible tanking, and your NFL week 15 preview

We could learn a lot about the number one overall pick this week, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 10 December, 2018

Schadenfreude might just be the best feeling in sport NFL

Schadenfreude might just be the best feeling in sport

Getting joy out of the misfortune of others is the most natural thing in the world, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

Doing good without God, a post-Kap league, and your NFL week 14 preview NFL

Doing good without God, a post-Kap league, and your NFL week 14 preview

With Mark Sanchez back playing, there can be no doubt Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Four years after Ray Rice, the NFL proves few lessons have been learned

The organisation’s attitude towards domestic violence is once again in the spotlight, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 2 December, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants, the end of an error, and your NFL week 13 preview

Jacksonville’s all-in on Blake Bortles has left them in the NFL’s no-man’s land, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 26 November, 2018

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?

They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 25 November, 2018

The Man in Black, Andrew Luck’s renaissance, and your NFL week 12 preview NFL

The Man in Black, Andrew Luck’s renaissance, and your NFL week 12 preview

We should enjoy the Colts’ QB’s difficult second album, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

Why Die Hard is not a Christmas movie and your NFL Thanksgiving preview

Yippee ki Black Friday motherf**kers, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 19 November, 2018

The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe

Alex Smith will hope his career doesn’t end the same way as Joe Theismann, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 18 November, 2018

Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview

You probably won’t mind the Browns when they’re angry actually, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 12 November, 2018

'Any Given Sunday' is more than just a movie with an overrated speech

The 2018 NFL season continues to provide its fair share of shocks, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Brexit, the Dallas Cowboys, and your NFL week 10 preview

There are a lot of similarities between Britain and Dallas writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 5 November, 2018

Tom Brady is underrated

It’s easy to forget how good the Patriots player actually is in an era of great quarterback play, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

OJ Simpson’s lawyer, the Rooney Rule, and your NFL week 9 preview

Black coaches continue to be held to a higher standard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 29 October, 2018

Josh Freeman, Jameis Winston and the ghosts of An Modh Coinníollach

The former Bucs’ QB is a cautionary tale for the incumbent, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Offaly man who almost became a New York Giant and your NFL week 8 preview

You may not think of Tullamore as an American football stronghold, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 22 October, 2018

Remember the Titans’ aggressiveness, not the result

Going for it is always the right thing to do, even when the result is wrong, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

Zombie cockroaches, the AFC South and your NFL week 7 preview

The division continually flatters to deceive, says Steve O’Rourke.

Saturday 20 October, 2018

As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field

After a two-year hiatus, the Irish national team is back in action.

Monday 15 October, 2018

This was supposed to be a Nate Peterman column but it was intercepted twice

Few players have ever played as badly as the Bills quarterback, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 14 October, 2018

10 things I hate about the Raiders and your NFL week 6 preview

It’s tough to love a team that seems to revel in failure, but it’s worth it, says Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 8 October, 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a quarterback problem

They should be Super Bowl contenders, but Blake Bortles is holding them back, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview

The Panthers did right by Reid, but why did it take so long asks Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible

2018 is proving to be a great season except in one area, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

The Fat Controller, racist quarterback stereotypes, and your NFL week 4 preview NFL

The Fat Controller, racist quarterback stereotypes, and your NFL week 4 preview

The Chiefs have a superstar in Patrick Mahomes, let’s hope everyone remembers that, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world the Patriots are slow starters NFL

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world the Patriots are slow starters

The myth of New England as being slow out of the blocks is not something fans should cling on to writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview NFL

Pittsburgh’s Murder, She Wrote moment and your NFL week 3 preview

It feels like we’re due a big reveal in Pittsburgh, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

The most thankless job in sports proves to be a kick in the teeth yet again

Kickers came under the spotlight at the weekend, but have some sympathy, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

Vampires, Bill Belichick and your NFL week 2 preview

The Patriots head coach does not have a great record of producing quality coaches, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

We don’t deserve Aaron Rodgers

There are some who doubt the Green Bay Packers quarterback but those people are idiots, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

Only sport can break your heart, and your NFL week 1 preview

NFL columnist Steve O’Rourke gives his picks for week 1, and he’s bracing himself for a long year.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Eagles can have their wings clipped, but contenders few and far between

Will Philadelphia defend their title? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the NFC.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

AFC season preview: Despite their flaws, Patriots still the team to beat

Can anyone end New England’s dominance? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the AFC.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Can the NFL’s first-round rookie QBs prove to be a famous five?

Who’s ready to start now, and who’ll have the longest career? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look.

Friday 15 June, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Arsenal face City and Chelsea in opening games as Premier League fixtures announced

It’ll be a baptism of fire for the new Gunners’ boss.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Uefa clear PSG of breaking Financial Fair Play rules but they still need to sell €60m worth of players FFP

Uefa clear PSG of breaking Financial Fair Play rules but they still need to sell €60m worth of players

European football’s governing body started an investigation in September.

Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener

Fernando Hierro will take charge for the duration of the World Cup.

USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The vote was made this morning.

Ou est le piscine? Spanish reporter uses Google Translate to circumvent press conference ban

The French media officer had hoped to avoid transfer talk by only taking questions in French.

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