Jaguars sponsor sues to have name removed from 'clown game'
The title sponsor for Jacksonville's season finale against Indianapolis is suing the Jaguars in hopes of having its name disassociated from the game during which disgruntled fans are planning to dress as clowns to protest team owner Shad Khan's decision to retain general manager Trent Baalke. RoofClaim.com, a roofing company based in Georgia that does business in Florida, is seeking to avoid "its brand being emphasized as the primary sponsor of the clown game,” according to a complaint filed Thursday in circuit court in Jacksonville. It also wants temporary and permanent injunctive relief from the Jaguars using the RoofClaim brand.news.yahoo.com
Clown party? Frustrated Jags fans trying to elicit GM change
If a 40-point drubbing at New England didn’t get Jacksonville owner Shad Khan’s full attention, then what’s being planned for the team's season finale just might. Frustrated fans are revolting against the Jaguars and have Khan in their crosshairs. Hundreds, if not thousands, have changed their social media profile pics to a clown donning Khan’s signature mustache.news.yahoo.com
Loss with a silver lining: Jaguars move into No. 1 draft position
After the most chaotic week in franchise history, the Jaguars went out and turned in an effort similar to many others this season. They scored against the Texans, but not nearly enough. They made in mildly entertaining late and had a shot to tie it in the final minutes, but wound up with a 30-16 loss on a rainy afternoon at TIAA Bank Field.
Four takeaways: Another embarrassing day for spiraling Jaguars
The Jaguars lost for the ninth straight year in Nashville, <a href="https://www.news4jax.com/sports/2021/12/12/as-bad-as-it-gets-jaguars-shut-out-for-the-1st-time-since-2009/" target="_blank">falling to the Titans 20-0 to fall to 2-11 on the season</a>. It’s the second five-game losing streak of the year for Jacksonville. Here are my four biggest takeaways from the game:
Assessing Trevor Lawrence midway through the season
Just past the midway point of his rookie season, Trevor Lawrence has encountered more struggles than he ever has. That's OK. Nearly every top pick does. Thie bigger question is whether he can learn from his mistakes and ascend in the second half of the season.
Jaguars trying to build on victory over Bills with Colts next
After a monumental upset of the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars face a test of identity Sunday. Was the win over one of the AFC's best teams an aberration or was it a sign that things have clicked with the Jags? How they play on the road against a divisional opponent Sunday in Indianapolis will answer that question.
Jacksonville ordered to turn off bridge’s Pride Month rainbow lights. A day later, they’re lighted again.
The decision on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., which came after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a much-debated transgender girls sports ban on the first day of Pride Month, appears to have been reversed Wednesday amid mounting blowback.washingtonpost.com
Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith among Heisman Trophy finalists
Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Jones and Smith are the eighth set of teammates to be finalists together since the tradition started in 1982. Smith is trying to become the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan's Desmond Howard in 1991. Jones or Smith would become Alabama's third Heisman winner, but first that is not a running back. Iowa State running back Breece Hall was sixth, followed by Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.cbsnews.com