NFL AM is now graced with Italian-American anchor Erin Coscarelli, newest co-host to the early morning sports news show, alongside former professional football players who also co-host the show. Erin is a sportscaster and entertainment host living in Los Angeles and has recently joined the NFL network in 2014, giving back to football fans not only...

On June 11, 1956, Joseph Montana, Jr. was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Theresa Marie (née Bavuso) and Joseph Montana. His mother's family came from Sicily and his father's from Northern Italy. His family's surname – Montana – is the Americanized version of Montani.   He played several sports in high school and was offered a basketball...

by Eric Stephen   The eventful first two months of 2016 for Lady Gaga continued on Sunday with her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner before Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The six-time Grammy Award winner sang the anthem just under the time of 2:20 set by oddsmakers in one of Sunday's more memorable Super Bowl...

by Brian Manzullo   Today, Kirk Cousins is an ascending starting quarterback for the NFL's Washington Redskins. Before that, though, he was a Michigan State Spartan -- and he isn't even close to forgetting where he came from.   Cousins - who started for MSU from 2009-11, winning 11 games his senior season and going unbeaten again...

by Patrick Burke   America's biggest sports business, the National Football League, has convened training camps in preparation for the upcoming season. We are fortunate to have the Bills training camp at St. John Fisher. Each team's objective will be to win the Super Bowl in February 2017 and receive the coveted "Vince Lombardi Trophy." &nb...

di Paolo Battaglia   Nel 1985 a Stockton, Missouri, un mio calcio era stato determinante in una partita di football americano della squadra della scuola dove ero foreign exchange student. Nel 2014 decido per una deviazione del nostro Italian American Country tour per tornare a vedere la scuola e assitere a una match contro la stessa squadra...

By John Ruane Sometimes you attend an event and the thought of it is gone the next day. Sometimes it stays with you, like Doug Buffone's wake and funeral. Having grown up in the 1960s in Chicago, the teams of that era were best known for two players, Dick Butkus and Gayle Sayers.   They were incredible football players and so much fun...

Giorgio Tavecchio did not play in the Green Bay Packers' disappointing exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals.   His parents had flown in from California to watch the free-agent kicker make his debut, as had other relatives from New Jersey. The weather was nearly perfect on the early August evening and 73,000-plus Packer fans were e...

The Chicago Bears continued to rapidly assemble John Fox's coaching staff on Tuesday, reaching an agreement with Vic Fangio to be their defensive coordinator.   The team made an announcement late Tuesday. Fangio interviewed with the Bears on Saturday, and he met Sunday with the Washington Redskins for a second interview. The Redskins ended u...

When Bruce Gradkowski made his first start for the Oakland Raiders back in November 2009, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Jewish fans came up to him constantly and assumed he was Jewish.   It turned out Bruce Gradkowski is not Jewish. Bruce has a Polish mother & an Italian father. The 31-year-old is yet another Pittsburgh...