Flag Football Takes On Whole New Meaning

In continuing a practice started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL players have kneeled, raised their fists or engaged in what many have called disrespectful behavior during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Sports Round-Up, May 7

Here’s a look at the ongoings in sports this week in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

NFL’s First Female Coach Hails from St. John’s

St. John’s University, Jamaica, alumna and former men’s basketball student manager Kathryn Smith was recently named the quality control-special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills.

Remembering No. 84, Jim Mutscheller

Jim Mutscheller, who died on April 10, wanted to be known as a man “who had led a good life,” for he was “quiet, humble, and so conservative that he’d eat crabs with a suit and tie on.” And therein lies a tale – and a yardstick by which to measure pro sports then and now.

Prince Amukamara New York Giants

Injury Only Strengthens Giants’ Corner’s Faith

Injuries are an all-too unfortunate reality in the game of football, and the New York Giants are well aware. With just about half the schedule left to play, the team has been dealt season-ending injuries to star wide receiver Victor Cruz and All-Pro middle linebacker Jon Beason. But in the team’s Nov. 3 loss to […]

Football Film Teaches Catholic Values

Praise continues to roll in for the football movie “When the Game Stands Tall,” as jersey-clad teammates are seeing the film together.

Roger Staubach (Public Domain Photo)

Staubach Celebrates 50th Heisman Anniversary

It’s been 50 years since Roger Staubach, the devout Catholic quarterback of the U.S. Naval Academy’s, Annapolis, Md., football team, won the 1963 Heisman Trophy. He and his family visited New York City for the first time that year, and former Heisman Executive Director Rudy Riska showed them around. The family enjoyed a Broadway show […]

Former Saints’ Great Lives as Modern ‘Saint’ (with sound clips)

In life, all we can ask for in any sort of venture is a fair opportunity. It is then up to us whether or not we give it our all to succeed. For Danny Abramowicz, all he needed was his fair chance. The former New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver may not have been the biggest, […]