#TakeAKnee

Colin Kaepernick is an African American quarterback that is currently free agent in that National Football Association that is known for taking a knee during the national anthem played prior to the start of football games. Kaepernick’s kneeling the the national anthem began during the first game of the pregame of the 2016-2017 NFL season,…

Nowhere shy of elite

By Isaiah Joseph Over the years, I can attest that my fidelity to the Atlanta Falcons football team can be equated to being on a rollercoaster. Ups, downs, the whole nine yards. When I first started actually getting into football years ago, the unpredictability of the rollercoaster involved with being a fan was evident. A…

Let Them Speak

by Shaquira Speaks The NFL seems to enjoy sending a bill to their players for not abiding by the rules according to the league’s code of conduct. Lately, it’s been for violating the uniform and equipment policy. Apparel The latest player to have to reach into his pocket due to a fine is Washington Redskins…

Kaepernick’s Protest: American as Apple Pie

By Lauren Kallenberg In the midst of a polarizing Presidential election, politics have breached all aspects of American life, most recently creating a dichotomy within the once-unifying world of sports. The contamination of politics into the National Football League has left sports fans and political aficionados alike questioning exactly what contemporary Americanism is supposed to…

His Kneel

by Isaiah Joseph Spreading like wildfire, taking a knee during the national anthem has impacted the sports realm significantly. It has invigorated much stir within the athletic realm that is beginning to spread beyond the confines of the sporting arena. It was Colin Kaepernick’s third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers that the world…

From Hell to God’s Hands

by Kaitlin Long Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Toby Johnson came straight out of College Park, Ga. and right into God’s hands to achieve his dream of playing in the National Football League. Johnson grew up in one of the most dangerous cities in the state of Georgia. At 14 years old, he moved from the…

Rise Up for What?

By Damian C. Reynolds Fifty years. Fifty. Years. Fiddy. And no Super Bowl for the Atlanta Falcons to show for it. Take a look at the Super Bowl champions breakdown since the Falcons’ existence: Pittsburgh Steelers (6) San Francisco 49ers (5) Dallas Cowboys (5) Green Bay (4) New York Giants (4) New England Patriots (4)…

NFL Top 5 Power Rankings

By Brianna Patton There is heavy anticipation for the upcoming NFL season with people eager to see which rookies shine or become busts, how league suspensions will impact early play, and if their team finally lives up to their potential (especially Dallas Cowboys fans). With that being said, here are my preseason power rankings for…

Chris Conley: A Man of Character

By Kaitlin Long Chris Conley created a colorful résumé in order to prepare himself for the National Football League Draft, which begins on April 30. He is a man of many talents on and off the field. He set records at the NFL combine as a wide receiver for both the vertical jump (45 inches)…

Super Bowl XLIX Preview

By ELITE Staff Tale of the Tape   New England Patriots (-2)  vs Seattle Seahawks  6:30 PM ET, February 1, 2015 (NBC)  U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ We are just writing this so we won’t get fined. For the last week the biggest game of the NFL season, and the most watched event on television, has…