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Archive: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

PEDs Don't an All-Pro Make

Steroids can't take you from a special teams contributor to a Pro Bowl linebacker. Getting bigger, faster and stronger won't make you catch or tackle better or throw a perfect spiral.

By Roman Oben | July 31, 2009; 2:53 PM ET | Comments (8)

Hall of Fame, Not of Virtue

If YouTube existed during his day, do you think Ty Cobb would be in Cooperstown?

By Jason Maloni | July 31, 2009; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

Sainthood Not Required

Sainthood isn't a criterion for enshrinement into Canton, nor should it be for any sports hall of fame.

By Gene Wang | July 31, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Cheaters HOF

Instead of debating Merriman or A-Rod, I suggest a forced segregation to a new Hall just for juicers.

By Chris Richardson | July 31, 2009; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (6)

PEDs Don't Taint NFL

Baseball is a game of numbers, football is a game of dominance, sacrifice and dedication to the team.

By Les Carpenter | July 31, 2009; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Put the Facts on the Plaque

If you are a millionaire NFL player who tested positive for steroids when you knew you were going to be tested, you actually tested positive for "stupid."

By Brian Tarcy | July 31, 2009; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Perception is Reality

While baseball players who cheat with PEDs are seen as interlopers, football's transgressors are seen as victims of their culture.

By Doug Farrar | July 31, 2009; 8:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Drugs Are Drugs

A high-profile drug bust doesn't have the same PR ramifications on the gridiron as it has on the diamond

By Dan Levy | July 31, 2009; 8:19 AM ET | Comments (3)

Should a Positive PED Test Preclude Hall of Fame Entry?

Readers decide whether failing drug tests should affect an NFL players eligibility for Canton induction.

By Reader Poll | July 31, 2009; 8:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let 'em in!

In the NFL, there's none of the stigma attached to steroids.

By Dave Sheinin | July 31, 2009; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

The StarCaps Problem

To hold players accountable to standards that are not clear and require judicial interpretation seems unfair.

By Mackie Shilstone | July 31, 2009; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Near Top

If Philadelphia doesn't have the best roster in the league, then they are definitely close.

By Shawn Zobel | July 30, 2009; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Capping Vick

The structuring of a Vick contract is an intriguing dilemma.

By J. I. Halsell | July 28, 2009; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Michael Vick a Dolphin? All Bark, No Bite

Miami already has their Wild Cat QB, and this one doesn't have character issues.

By Matt Infante | July 28, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick's Short Leash

At least 30 GMs will want him. The question is, how many are bold enough or charismatic enough to sell having him?

By Michael Wilbon | July 27, 2009; 9:54 PM ET | Comments (14)

A Vick-T.O. Hookup?

I'll say the Bills. He and T.O. already seem to have that bond for some reason

By Matt Loede | July 27, 2009; 8:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Makeover Time

Vick should recognize that he needs structure more than he needs starts.

By Jason Maloni | July 27, 2009; 6:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vick the Jag?

Quick answer: Jacksonville.

By Joe Reedy | July 27, 2009; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Made Goodell Cave

Roger caved in because TO taunted him, called him "ridiculous" and said that "roger should sit in jail."

By Cindy Kagan | July 27, 2009; 5:02 PM ET | Comments (22)

Vick Raids the Bay?

Al Davis, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone, give the man a call and get him on a plane to the Bay Area.

By Gene Wang | July 27, 2009; 4:51 PM ET | Comments (2)

Who Wants Michael Vick?

League Readers vote on which NFL team will sign Michael Vick

By Reader Poll | July 27, 2009; 4:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

A Small-Market Bounty?

There are a few destinations that make sense for Michael Vick.

By Doug Farrar | July 27, 2009; 4:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Banner Is a 10-Year-Old

Only a child or an Eagles President would think Philadelphia has the best roster in football.

By Michael Kun | July 27, 2009; 1:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Banner Lunacy

Every now and again, Joe Banner has an Al Davis moment. Don't be alarmed. It's a natural part of the aging process for an NFL executive.

By Sean McCann | July 27, 2009; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brady Is the Difference

With Brady on board, the Patriots stand alone.

By Gene Wang | July 27, 2009; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Banner's Right. Now just win, baby...

The Eagles are the most talented just like the New York Yankees own the most talented Major League Baseball team. Until they win a championship, however, does it really matter?

By Rob Rang | July 27, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Watch What You Say

It's a long season, and it's going to be interesting to see if Banner's words come back to bite him and his team.

By Matt Loede | July 27, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

Let the Excuses Begin

You have to take everything Banner says with the appropriate grain of blame-deflecting salt.

By Dan Levy | July 27, 2009; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Steelers For Now

Eagles may prove themselves to be the best roster but for now Pittsburgh still holds the crown.

By Jason Brewer | July 27, 2009; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

Best How?

Joe Banner is among the most adept execs in the business, but I'm not sure what he meant with that "best roster" comment.

By Doug Farrar | July 27, 2009; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brady's Back, So It's the Pats

Don't forget how close this team was two seasons ago to being remembered as the greatest ever.

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2009; 9:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Mess With Big Blue

Forget all this Eagles hype, the New York Giants have the best roster in the NFC.

By Edward Valentine | July 27, 2009; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

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