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Archive: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Lions First, Bengals Last

Just check out the schedules, but no one is 0-16 bad.

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2008; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Character Matters, Publicly

Ideally a team would have a roster of humanitarians who date celebrities, record platinum selling albums and win the Super Bowl every year, but it ain't gonna happen.

By Emil Steiner | October 2, 2008; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Madden Had it Right

Madden was right in saying that he'd rather have a team walking off the plane looking like the local Hell's Angels chapter if they knew their jobs

By Doug Farrar | October 2, 2008; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's Not Really A Choice

The risks that teams take on players with off-field troubles usually aren't rewarded in today's NFL.

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2008; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Better to Win With Baggage

Owners are risk takers who gain little by losing with class.

By David Carter | October 2, 2008; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Desire to Change Matters

Character is never expendable however everyone deserves a second chance.

By Peter Schaffer | October 2, 2008; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (2)

Hating on Hypocrisy

Save the morality play for the church pulpit, and get those players on the field because they can help you win games

By Gene Wang | October 2, 2008; 8:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Nine Reasons Football Rules

Has the NFL ever canceled a Super Bowl because of labor issues? I rest my case.

By Tom Boswell | October 1, 2008; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (21)

MLB Wins, if My Team's In

There is nothing sweeter than the baseball playoffs when your team actually makes it. But for the majority of those out there who aren't so lucky.

By Zach Leibowitz | October 1, 2008; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wild Cards Diluted MLB

Nothing matches the intensity and sense of anticipation at an NFL postseason game.

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2008; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

NFL: Competition Perfected

People watch sports for numerous reasons, distraction, camaraderie, escapism. But intrinsic to all that is the competition.

By Emil Steiner | October 1, 2008; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Playoffs Are a Diamond

Pro football puts on a compelling reality show over a 15-day season every January; baseball, well, um ... how 'bout those Rays?

By Cindy Boren | October 1, 2008; 8:26 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hail Zorn, and Harbaugh

John Harbaugh brings his solid Eagles background to Baltimore while keeping the Ravens defensive coordinator.

By David Aldridge | September 30, 2008; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Smith Needs to Win, Or Else

The Falcons have a mulligan this year, but Mike Smith will have to produce some wins sooner than later.

By Doug Farrar | September 30, 2008; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Three and Out Coaching

If the Falcons are not showing the expected progression in Matt Ryan's third season, Smith may very well return to his more familiar role of coordinator.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 30, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sparano In Jeopardy

The Dolphins couldn't seem to decide if they were starting over from scratch or not.

By Mark Maske | September 30, 2008; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ask Jason Campbell

While the Redskins' performance at Texas Stadium was tremendously impressive, Washington remains the NFC East team I'm not quite sold on.

By Doug Farrar | September 29, 2008; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (8)

Eagles Are Most Fragile

All four are playoff-worthy but a key injury or two will knock one out.

By Mark Maske | September 29, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (3)

Giant Prediction ...

There's absolutely no reason that one should assume the Giants will miss the playoffs. But, I have a hunch.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 29, 2008; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (4)

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