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Archive: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Speak up Players

I wish athletes would occasionally forget about what it might cost them in the bank account and offer up a well thought out, informed opinion, like Arthur Ashe did.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 25, 2009; 3:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lots to Say, Not Much Play

It's refreshing to encounter an NFL player that actually has something to say. Too bad Ayanbadejo mostly rides the bench.

By Josh Zerkle | September 25, 2009; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (5)

Gay Marriage vs. Cross

Didn't Mike Singletary's rather large cross, that he wore during the 49ers game, violate NFL uniform policy?

By Jason Maloni | September 25, 2009; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (4)

Athletes Have the Right

Free speech doesn't decrease as a person's fame increases

By Doug Farrar | September 25, 2009; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

Watch What You Say

Say your piece, but do so humbly, respectfully, and with the knowledge that the words may live longer than you'd like.

By Nathan Whitaker | September 25, 2009; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (10)

Winning Gay Fans

Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Ravens is a new gay fan favorite for his pro-gay marriage stance (his nipple ring doesn't hurt).

By Jim Buzinski | September 25, 2009; 6:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hardly Dangerous Speech

What's strange in this whole affair is the fact that an NFL player's support for gay marriage should be in any way controversial.

By Michael Oriard | September 25, 2009; 6:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Free Speech Isn't Cliche

Our country's foundation is the free exchange of ideas. Just because more people may hear those ideas when they come from athletes, does not mean athletes should be censored.

By Dawn Knight | September 25, 2009; 6:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Crabtree is Felonious

Memo to Crabtree, surround yourself with good, smart people, sign the deal that's been offered to you, and start your career already.

By Matt Loede | September 24, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Open Letter to Michael Crabtree

You could be making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.

By Anthony Stalter | September 23, 2009; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (7)

Suck It Up, Michael

All the leverage Crabtree thought he had is now gone.

By Larry Brown | September 23, 2009; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Get #Crabtreed

Smarten up Michael because in the NFL it doesn't take long to go from Twitter joke to forgotten.

By Robert Littal | September 23, 2009; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Playing A Dangerous Game

Crabtree may benefit from a weaker receiver class in 2010, but his situation won't be the same.

By Doug Farrar | September 23, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crabtree Playing Russian Roulette

Crabtree needs to fire his current agent immediately, get down on his hands and knees, come crawling to the 49ers' front office

By David Hill | September 23, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (3)

Lacking Common Cents

Being known as the David Jonathan Drew of the NFL is going to suck for Crabtree.

By H. Gore | September 23, 2009; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

Grow Up, Crabtree

He has a chance to redeem himself with the league and its fans, but he is down by seven with two minutes left on the clock.

By Jason Maloni | September 23, 2009; 2:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hire a Lawyer, Today

Crabtree needs to dump his agent Eugene Parker and get a lawyer who can save him by way of billable hour.

By Adam Hoff | September 23, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Sign Now, Get Paid Later

Michael, if you're reading this, the smartest thing you can do is sign on the dotted line immediately.

By David Fucillo | September 23, 2009; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ego's Beating Money

As Mick Jagger wrote and sang "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need."

By Peter Schaffer | September 23, 2009; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (7)

Blame Agent Parker

Some friendly advice from Robert McGuffin, Assistant Regional Manager of Smilely's Pizza, blame this debacle on Eugene Parker and then get to work.

By Michael Kun | September 23, 2009; 12:28 AM ET | Comments (2)

Frustration in Florida

The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling in the Sunshine State.

By Brandon Benson | September 22, 2009; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sleepless in Seattle

The time to push the reboot button has arrived for the Seattle Seahawks.

By Ryan Van Bibber | September 21, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Turmoil in Tennessee

It's easy to imagine Jeff Fisher's 16th Titans squad 1-5 heading into a Week 7 bye.

By Sean McCann | September 21, 2009; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crisis in Carolina

When the only upside coming for this team appears to be a coaching change, you know that they are in for some trouble.

By Shawn Zobel | September 21, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

Leaders Don't Panic

As a head coach, when you start off bad, you need to stay positive. If all you do is add gloom to the tomb you can spiral down really quickly.

By Dick Vermeil | September 21, 2009; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

What, Me Worry?

Is it wise to worry about your season after only two games? Perhaps not, but here are a few teams that need to turn things around

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Torture on the Cuyahoga

The Brown's offense has scored one garbage time touchdown in their last eight NFL games. Isn't touchdown deprivation against the Geneva Convention?

By Brian Tarcy | September 21, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

Curse of Gisele?

New England fans may want to hit the panic button or, failing that, stay focused on the Red Sox.

By Emil Steiner | September 21, 2009; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (6)

Which Teams Should Be Panicking?

Two weeks deep, which NFL team(s), if any, should be really worrying?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2009; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (2)

Fruits of Belichick's Tree

The current mini-wave of injury report shenanigans, all emanate from one central figure - Bill Belichick.

By Doug Farrar | September 20, 2009; 7:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

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