Vince Lombardi

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 Jimmy Garoppolo: “Even social media, I’m not out there a ton. But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope.”  Photo: by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

As August beckons each year, America grows tired of yawning at eternal baseball games and turns its eyes towards the more violent charms of the NFL, t(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Conor Loftus and Diarmuid O’Connor react as referee David Gough awards Kildare a late free at Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

  I felt fortunate to be in Newbridge on Saturday night with the crowd, the atmosphere, colour and intensity. There’s no doubt that the pre-matc(...)

 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts as Tom Brady  looks on before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

On YouTube, there’s a video of the best and most taciturn NFL coach of the modern era croaking back-up vocals as Jon Bon Jovi belts out Wanted Dead or(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (back) celebrates with a teammate after defeating the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Adrees Latif

Maybe it was because the commander in chief had left town for the weekend to escape to his luxury Florida retreat, or maybe just the unseasonably balm(...)

Intercounty hurlers pay a high price to have a reasonable chance of any glory.

The Young Scientists’ Exhibition was in the news in mid January on the same week that former Tipperary physiotherapist John Casey threw out a question(...)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement. He left many in the room in tears. Photograph:  David Zalubowski/AP Photo

In the four weeks that elapsed between Peyton Manning winning the Super Bowl and announcing his retirement from the NFL last Monday, an inordinate amo(...)

Super Bowl 50: The game will feature two generational talents on offence in Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton and Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Photograph: Getty Images

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are primed to provide a grand finish worthy of a landmark Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and cap a season of celebra(...)

 Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pauses in front of a television camera after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in  January. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

‘How long have you been a black quarterback?” asked a reporter from Mississippi when the Washington Redskins’ Doug Williams faced the media before Su(...)

 A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat as he supports his favourite team. Photograph:  Joel Auerbach/Getty

On the wee coffee tables flanking the comfy armchairs in his den, Vinny Fitzpatrick carefully placed his cheese board selections. The cheeses acknowl(...)

Andrew Quarless  of the Green Bay Packers leaps into the crowd after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

‘How can you not be romantic about baseball?” asks Brad Pitt in Moneyball and for all of the well-documented ills in American football – the brain inj(...)

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