Super Bowl 51 is just under a month away, but the vast majority of the 32 franchises in the National Football League have already begun working toward building their rosters for the 2017 season. Last offseason, we witnessed the New York Giants completely rebuild their defense by committing just under $200 million to defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Despite their early playoff exit, being aggressive during free agency majorly paid off for the G-Men.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the closely watched case of Lee v. Tam, which seeks to settle an argument over the government’s ability to ban all trademark protections for names it deems to be offensive. If the PTO sounds familiar, it is the same office that revoked the trademark for the Washington Redskins football team, which it also considered (at least, the “Redskins” part) as offensive.
Back when Rex Ryan was hired as the coach of the Buffalo Bills, he gave his pickup truck a redesign. He kept the truck looking exactly like that for the entirety of his tenure as Buffalo's coach, which was a little bit embarrassing when he got fired in December. He had to drive away from the Bills' facility in a custom-painted truck that bore the logo of a team for which he no longer worked. It's been about three weeks now, and Rex has apparently given his truck a redesign. What's it look like now? Ryan's son, Seth, plays at Clemson, so that's why you see the Tigers' logo on the truck. They just won the national title, so it's a pretty good time to be driving around repping Clemson.