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Archive: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Keep Talking 85

Nothing can stop him from tweeting from the locker room, but a talkative 85 is good for Marvin Lewis and the Bengals.

By Joe Reedy | July 10, 2009; 2:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ochocinco Bigger than Bengals

If the league decides to change course and allow handheld devices on the bench during regular season games, it would be disastrous.

By Josh Kirkendall | July 10, 2009; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Be a Twit

High profile figures can't use such tools frivolously.

By Jason Maloni | July 10, 2009; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's All in a Name

It seems most people wish Twitter was called something else.

By Dan Levy | July 10, 2009; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Catch Before You Tweet

With Houshmandzadeh gone, Chad needs to buckle down, lose the attention deficit, and become the defender's nightmare he used to be.

By Doug Farrar | July 10, 2009; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Language Barrier

Do we envision supportive tweets from the league's most loquacious 140-character author?

By Jim McCormick | July 10, 2009; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trick or Tweet

I would hate to see Twitter turn the NFL into the XFL.

By Peter Schaffer | July 10, 2009; 8:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Separating Great and Good

Most of our heroes are not larger than life. They are human. And, like us all, they are subject to the worst human failings.

By Liz Clarke | July 9, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (4)

Athlete Idolatry

Maybe Air Jordan or Air McNair are false idols and we need to be more critical of who deserves the title of hero.

By Dr. Matthew Prowler | July 8, 2009; 5:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Family Tragedy

Steve McNair was required to be role model for his four sons. Instead, he lied to his family every time he snuck off to be with this young woman, with his actions and presumably his words.

By Tracee Hamilton | July 8, 2009; 3:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

Some Role Models Cheat

McNair fit into the category of a role model, and although he was unfaithful, that does not erase his hard work, his accomplishments, his generosity, all the good things about him.

By Roman Oben | July 8, 2009; 2:23 PM ET | Comments (25)

Who Needs a Real Hero?

Do I care if Steve McNair, Muhammad Ali or Babe Ruth has an affair? Of course not. What does monogamy have to do with admiration?

By Emil Steiner | July 8, 2009; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Hero on the Field

Forget his private life, admire his endurance, his hard work, his rugged character on the field.

By Dan Steinberg | July 8, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

Affirming the Best in McNair

There was much to admire about Steve McNair, and it would be myopic to overlook his extensive contributions to society because of his martial indiscretion.

By Gene Wang | July 8, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

What Is a Hero?

We make deals with our heroes and our role models all the time, because sainted perfection is so very difficult to find.

By Doug Farrar | July 8, 2009; 6:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not My Hero

This was a tragic situation, but one that Steve McNair seemed to bring upon himself.

By Dan Levy | July 8, 2009; 5:06 AM ET | Comments (7)

More to McNair

Was he perfect? No, but he was absolutely a hero.

By Jimmy Morris | July 8, 2009; 3:53 AM ET | Comments (2)

Heroes Are Humans

The flaws of our role models don't diminish their heroism but rather prove their humanity.

By Peter Schaffer | July 8, 2009; 3:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Mobile Revolution

McNair's success popularized the scrambling quarterback and opened the door for such players as Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

By Emil Steiner | July 6, 2009; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tough as They Come

Nothing endears a player more to teammates than persistence through pain, and by that standard, McNair practically had no peer.

By Gene Wang | July 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

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