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NFL hires first fulltime female official

...Medal of Honor Bowl, and the league championship game in 2010 and '14.Thomas officiated two seasons in the United Football League, which is now out of business."If you look at Sarah's background and her journey to get here, this is not something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-04-08/nfl-hires-first-fulltime-fema
David Norman

...game and season. After college, he played professional football for with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was actively involved in a number of civic and community activities. He was a 25-year member of the Omega...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174497315
Ex-Panthers GM Marty Hurney wonders if Patriots have culture of cheating

...culture. Is there a culture of cheating at probably what most people look at as the best franchise in the National Football League?" SEAHAWKS: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas returned to limited duty in practice while cornerback Richard Sherman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-23/ex-panthers-gm-marty-hurney-w
NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...football people, we were qualified to judge whether a person was psychologically prepared to play in the National Football League," said Bill Polian, the former NFL executive who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. "We left that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-23/nfl-teams-are-using-combine-j
Make the right call

...are much weightier matters on the world's plate today.But make no mistake: This is a big deal. The National Football League is big business; as footballs go, so go billions of dollars. Especially at Super Bowl time.Even more important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-23/make-right-call
When it comes to competing for contracts, being gay is a growing asset for business owners

...that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.Federal agencies, organizations such as the National Football League and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are now trying to expand their vendor pools by explicitly encouraging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-02/when-it-comes-competing-co
Oddities not rare in sports in 2014

...told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy."LOVE AND DEATH: The Win nipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League became wedding planners. The team offered couples the chance to say "I do" on its field, completing perhaps the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-26/oddities-not-rare-sp
Overtime

...multiple drivers. Pro FootballCommissioner of CFL won't stayMark Cohon will step down as commissioner of the Canadian Football League on Jan. 9.The decision announced Thursday between Cohon and the league's board of governors was reached by mutual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-04/overtime
Atlanta place-kicker Matt Bryant has been Mr. Automatic this season

...bounced around a bit early in his career, playing for four teams and even doing a stint in the now-defunct United Football League. But he found a home after signing with the Falcons in 2009, and this might be his best season yet.He's made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-19/atlanta-place-kicker-matt-bry
Rants & Raves

...and then show pictures of people who look like the "dirt poor class." WOULDN'T IT BE nice to have a college football league composed of players who actually wanted a college education? Those who would use football as a way to get a college...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-24/rants-raves