By Sev Sarmenta
It was notable that TV5 allowed local sports fans to take a peek into the hoopla of the Super Bowl. Pro football as played in the US is not exactly one of our regular sports fare but a sizeable following of those who have experienced the tailgate parties in America or have been caught in the frenzy continue to follow the game here in any way they can.
Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history.
Filipino-American Doug Baldwin Jr. carried an upside down Philippine flag into the football field last November to show that his team, the Seattle Seahawks was at war with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
By Percy Della
I tried but failed to get hold of PBA great Abe King last night to spur him into a friendly wager. So I ended up making a fun bet with my town mate Joey Antonio, a resident of the Seattle area like Abe—the former San Beda and Toyota Tamaraws stalwart—on the outcome of this Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) match pitting the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns the Seattle Seahawks downed the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the National Football Conference divisional playoff game Saturday.
The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
Chicago extended the New York Giants’ miserable start to the NFL season by winning 27-21 on Thursday, with quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall combining on two touchdowns and Tim Jennings making three interceptions.
After a restless night, hundreds of NFL players nervously checked their cellphones Saturday morning, cringing every time it buzzed. Tim Tebow was among those who got the dreaded call telling him to come see the coach and bring in his playbook. Teams had to whittle their rosters to the 53-man maximum Saturday, and although his [...]
By Percy D. Della
WE’VE read and heard so much about Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, probably the most evangelical and among the more philanthropic of the world’s athletes.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed a new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over six years, making him the highest paid player in NFL history.
Manti Te’o gave an interview to ESPN in which the network says he answered questions about the dead girlfriend hoax that exposed the feel-good story of the college football season as a bizarre fabrication, and left many wondering if Notre Dame Heisman Trophy runner-up participated in the scam.
Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy, cornerback Dee Milliner and right tackle D.J. Fluker are entering the NFL draft after helping lead the Crimson Tide to a second straight national title.
By Mark Long
Tim Tebow won’t be playing for his hometown team.