Ejections for the 2019 NFL season

A running list of players ejected in the 2019 season. Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. PRE 1 DAL-SF Adrian Colbert S SF Use of the helmet† 3:42/3Q Cheffers 2. CIN-KC D'Montre Wade DB KC Helmet-to-helmet contact (video) 11:37/3Q Wrolstad 3. PRE 2 SEA-MIN Holton Hill CB MIN Helmet-to-helmet contact on sliding QB† 3:53/4Q Boger †Ejection was assessed in a replay review http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2018/09/17/nfl-ejections-for-the-2018-season/ http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2017/11/05/player-ejections-in-the-2017-season/

Last undefeated teams in college basketball

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How the 2019 NFL Draft order is determined

The NFL Draft order is determined by a combination of regular season records, postseason performance, and the strength of schedule in the 2018 season. The Super Bowl winner is 32, the Super Bowl loser is 31. Next, assign the remaining teams in 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers of the

NFL ejections for the 2018 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2018 season. Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. PRE 1 IND-SEA Shamarko Thomas S IND Helmet-to-helmet contact 5:45/4Q Wrolstad 2. 1 CIN-IND Shawn Williams S CIN Helmet-to-helmet contact 2:10/1Q Morelli 3. 2 CAR-ATL Damontae Kazee S ATL Helmet-to-helmet contact 11:22/2Q Vinovich 4. DET-SF LeGarrette Blount RB DET Coming off bench and contacting opponent 10:32/4Q Hochuli 5. 3 OAK-MIA Akeem Spence DT MIA Ripping off opponent's helmet 10:46/2Q Hochuli 6. DEN-BAL Patrick Lindsay RB DEN Throwing punches 2:31/2Q Torbert 7. 4 TB-CHI Akiem Hicks DE CHI Pushing an official 2:23/2Q Boger 8. 5 JAX-KC Chris Jones DT KC Throwing punches† 3:10/3Q Allen 9. Dee Ford LB KC Taunting, second unsportsmanlike conduct 7:46/4Q Allen 10. 9 GB-NE Jermaine Whitehead S GB Flagrant slap to head 3:06/2Q Allen 11. 10 CAR-PIT Eric Reed S CAR Forcible contact to head of sliding QB 1:03/3Q Coleman 12. 12 JAX-BUF Leonard Fournette RB JAX Taunting,

Quirky Quiz: Passers who threw a Pick-6 in their debut

It was widely reported after Sam Darnold’s first pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown Monday night that Jameis Winston (2015, Buccaneers) and Brett Favre (1991, Falcons) were the only other players since 1991 whose first passes were pick-sixed.  But do you know the answers to these questions about

Double Overtimes and the NFL Playoff Overtime Rules

Differences between NFL regular season and postseason playoff rules: Regular Season Postseason Number of periods 1 unlimited Length of periods 10 minutes 15 minutes Timeouts per team 2 3 per 2-period "half" Timing rules 4th quarter 1st quarter for 1st overtime, etc. If the 1st overtime ends with the teams still tied ... The game ends in a tie. 2-minute break, switch sides of field typical of