Most pro team nicknames make sense at some level. But there are a fair number of head-scratching nicknames. Here are 20 with explanations on their selection:
The NFL is investigating claims that the New England Patriots illegally under-inflated their footballs. For coach Bill Belichick, Deflategate could be defining.
After being announced as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills, former Jets coach Rex Ryan claims he can turn the perennial AFC East bottom-dweller into a "bully."
Jameis Winston will enter the NFL draft, and many Florida State fans aren't too disappointed. But for NFL teams, his on-field talents are alluring.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Sunday to Wednesday in Buffalo. A 132-mile stretch of the state Thruway (I-90) that had been closed since Tuesday was reopened.
Unfulfilled expectations and bad team chemistry were reportedly behind the trade of Seattle Seahawks wide-receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.
Michael Vick signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets. Mark Sanchez is gone. But Michael Vick will have to oust Geno Smith before he can become the Jets' starting quarterback.
Peyton Manning, the Denver Bronco's record-setting quarterback, threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC's best record.
Football has long been a proxy for the smoldering war of words between New York and New Jersey, and Super Bowl XLVIII has brought back a bit of the old fight. (It's in New Jersey, by the way.)
NFL power rankings have one of February's Super Bowl teams at the top. The Associated Press has released their NFL power rankings before Thursday night's opener between the Broncos and Ravens.
Tim Tebow was cut from the final 53-man New England Patriots roster Saturday, according to ESPN. Is this really the end of Tim Tebow's NFL career? Or is it the start of another career?