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Archive: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Pushy Americana Fail

Why do we care if the rest of the world doesn't get the NFL or Kanye West? We don't get cricket or blood pudding.

By Michael Kun | October 24, 2009; 9:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

L.A. Before London

Remember the NHL's Sunbelt expansion? Why not help an American city before a European one?

By Larry Brown | October 24, 2009; 9:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Three Steps for Spreading the NFL Gospel

Start young, go local, destroy anti-American prejudice

By Peter Schaffer | October 24, 2009; 12:48 AM ET | Comments (4)

NFL Is Too American

the NFL has little hope of wooing European fans.

By Les Carpenter | October 23, 2009; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vamanos, Amigos!

Forget London, the real future of football is in Latin America.

By Jason Maloni | October 23, 2009; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (5)

London Football a Foggy Idea

Instead of trying to force your product on a country that's already happy with their national sport, why not export it to a country that actually wants to see it?

By Chris Richardson | October 23, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (7)

Good Move, Goodell

London's Wembley Stadium is the perfect Stage One site for Goodell's takeover of the world's hearts and minds

By Josh Zerkle | October 23, 2009; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Need for Greed

If you think it's a great thing to schlep your team across the pond and suit them up in London, you're barmy, as in daft, as in off your bloody rocker!

By Doug Farrar | October 23, 2009; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (3)

Fantasy and TV Are Key

Failure is likely but the potential payoff is so huge, the gamble might be worth the risk.

By Sean McCann | October 23, 2009; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Step 1: Channel MNF

The NFL cannot prosper abroad if all that exists is a passing curiosity about the game.

By David Carter | October 23, 2009; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Football Fail

On a day to day basis, it has no long-term viability.

By Steve Goff | October 23, 2009; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can the NFL Catch On Abroad?

Will America's favorite sport ever be able to succeed internationally? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | October 23, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Trade Zorn for Phillips?

Here's a radical solution for the problems in Washington, Dallas and Tennessee: don't fire these head coaches, trade them.

By Sean McCann | October 21, 2009; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (4)

Keep Zorn for Now

The best thing Dan Snyder could possibly do would be to let the 2009 season play out with Zorn still the head coach.

By Leonard Shapiro | October 21, 2009; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (5)

Off With His Head!

Sometimes the gods demand a public execution, whether the official comes from a sports team, Fortune 500 corporation or government.

By Jason Maloni | October 21, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dump Jim Zorn

If I were Dan Synder, I would have put Zorn out of his misery three days ago.

By Sean Moroney | October 21, 2009; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (14)

Why Wait, Dan?

If Dan Snyder has an idea of who he wants to coach the team next year, why not bring that person in now?

By David Aldridge | October 21, 2009; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (10)

It Just Don't Work

For the other three majors, changing coaches midseason is like sending back a meal. In the NFL it's like impeaching the President.

By Emil Steiner | October 21, 2009; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interim in Vogue

Firing a coach in midseason isn't giving up the future.

By Dave Goldberg | October 21, 2009; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dump Zorn, Keep Fisher

Zorn is getting things taken off his plate -- soon he won't have a plate at all.

By Matt Loede | October 21, 2009; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (2)

Interim Can Work

Bring in a temporary coach -- worst case you have to replace him in February

By David Hill | October 21, 2009; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pick Peyton

One game for all the marbles? Give me Peyton Manning.

By Chris Gates | October 19, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bet on Brady

For how successful he has been in his career, this decision is an easy one. I'd take Tom Brady.

By Shawn Zobel | October 19, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not Drew Brees

Drew Brees is a good quarterback, and has been great so far this season, but his qualifications aren't nearly as good as Brady, Ben or Peyton.

By Sean Moroney | October 19, 2009; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (4)

Peyton's in First Place

With one game to win, I'd rather have Manning than any other QB in the league.

By Tim McHale | October 19, 2009; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brady No More

This whole business of dating starlets, dumping pregnant starlets and marrying supermodels can't help but be a drain on a quarterback's resources.

By Sean McCann | October 19, 2009; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Manning Still the Man

What has separated Manning from Brees this season is consistency.

By Joe Baker | October 19, 2009; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brees at the Top

Drew is without question the best quarterback in the league. If it takes a few more wins for the country to realize that, so be it.

By David Cariello | October 19, 2009; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

What About Big Ben?

The reasons I'd take Ben Roethlisberger is his ability to keep plays alive, his fearless attitude and his comeback capabilities.

By Michael Bean | October 19, 2009; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pick Your Top Quarterback

With one game to play who would you want -- Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning or someone else? Vote here.

By Reader Poll | October 19, 2009; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (7)

 
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