Analysis: Rams might pay steep price for winning all-in bet
When the Los Angeles Rams acquired Von Miller on Nov. 1, they tweeted, “We’re all in,” along with a GIF of John Malkovich splashing the poker pot. With Miller adding an emotional boost, a veteran's savvy and a physical presence that helped Aaron Donald go from all-time great to Super Bowl champion, the Rams rule the NFL for the first time since 2000, when they still played in team owner Stan Kroenke's native Missouri. Kroenke treats his NFL team the way he used to treat his NBA team: with a willingness bordering on an eagerness to mortgage the future for a shot at winning it all right now.news.yahoo.com
Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones set to be executed next week
Oklahoma is set to execute an inmate on death row in one week, despite the state's parole board expressing doubt about his guilt. Amanda Bass, a federal public defender, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the case of Julius Jones.news.yahoo.com
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Rams open SoFi Stadium in style with 20-17 win over Cowboys
Dak Prescott passed for 266 yards and a touchdown, but Dallas managed three points on its six drives in the second half. The opening of Rams owner Stan Kroenke's $5 billion stadium project was a historic night for the Los Angeles area, albeit one that should have been much more festive. Elliott tied it early in the second quarter with a 19-yard TD catch during which he ran through most of the Los Angeles defense. Van Jefferson's first career reception was a beautiful 31-yard grab in the second quarter, but it was the promising Rams rookie's only reception. Right tackle Cam Erving and tight end Blake Jarwin both didn't return from knee injuries in the second quarter.
Innovative, ultramodern SoFi Stadium ready to welcome NFL
Lavish, ultramodern SoFi Stadium certainly appears to live up to those promises as it opens its doors this week, even if fans can't enjoy it right away. SoFi Stadium appears to live up to all of Kroenke's promises as it prepares to open its doors Sunday night for its inaugural event: the Rams' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Id be lying if I said it wasnt a little bit bittersweet to open the stadium without fans, Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said. SoFi Stadium is improbably, thrillingly big the NFLs largest stadium in pure size at 3.1 million square feet while seating 70,000, with the ability to accommodate up to 100,000 if needed but this is no big-box warehouse. Things will be even busier outside SoFi Stadium on the 298-acre campus, which already has greenery and a man-made lake.