The CEO of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII announced Monday that tailgating will be banned from the 2014 sporting event at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey.
Super Bowl CEO Al Kelly announced Monday that all those attending the game, which will be held in February 2014, will not be allowed to partake in the football tradition of tailgating before the game, where people gather in the stadium's parking lot to drink and grill food before entering the stadium.
"You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car," Kelly announced, according to ESPNNewYork.com. "And provided you're in the boundaries of a single parking space, you'll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you're not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you're not going to be able to take out a grill, and you're not going to be able to take up more than one parking space. And it'll all be watched very carefully." more >>
Kobe Bryant feels blessed that he has been give return back to the NBA.
Bryant, the 35-year-old Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, recently signed a two year extension with the team that he joined on the court Sunday. Although he was not aggressive in his on court debut this season, Bryant seemed to be improving in the Lakers' 114-108 loss to the Phoenix Suns Tuesday.
The star veteran shooting guard contributed 20 points, 3 assists, 2 boards and 3 turnovers in 29 minutes of play. While Bryant shot 6 of 11 from the field and made 8 of 8 free throws, he let it be known that he was not taking the opportunity for granted. more >>
Dwight Howard, Houston Rocket forward-center, visited Pastor Kerry Shook's Woodlands Church over the weekend to share his testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ, and how an encounter with what he believes was the voice of God solidified his course to the NBA.
Howard, a seven-time All-Star who joined the Houston Rockets in July of this year after a brief stint with the L.A. Lakers and eight years with the Orlando Magic, spoke with Pastor Shook on the issue of divine guidance and honoring God in every area of one's life.
"He's honoring God with his talents in a major way," Shook said while introducing the 28-year-old Atlanta native to those at the Houston-area megachurch and others watching via a live online stream. more >>
A group of more than 60 clergy have signed and sent a letter to the owner of a National Football League team demanding that the franchise change its Native American derived name.
Circulated by the Rev. Graylan Hagler of the District of Columbia, the letter calls on the Washington Redskins to change their team name.
The former NFL quarterback and currently unemployed player Tim Tebow may have several job offers - in the broadcasting world - starting in 2014.
ESPN's Southeastern Conference (SEC) Network, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports are currently all trying to recruit the former Heisman Trophy winner, according to The Big Lead.
ESPN will debut its SEC regional network next August. Its four person lineup currently consists of host and Alabama alum Rece Davis and Paul Finebaum. Tebow, who won two national championships with the Florida Gators, would fill spot three with another SEC athlete rounding out the quartet. more >>
Former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson recently told Anderson Cooper that he is Christian but that he also supports his openly gay son.
In an interview on "Anderson Cooper 360" that aired Monday, Johnson talked about many issues including how being a Christian and having a gay son is "reality."
"I go to church, I'm a Christian, but the reality is, my son is gay. That is the reality. And I tell pastors that, I tell other pastors that," said Johnson. more >>