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Ice, ice baby

I'll be pulling for the Packers and a welcome distraction from the impending "Iceaggedon" expected to hit the Midwest this weekend.

By Dawn Knight | February 2, 2011; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can't rush recovery

Bringing players back to NFL action following a concussion must be a careful, deliberate and tempered process. Rushing a player like Austin Collie back too soon could result in permanent brain damage and an early ending to a career.

By Dawn Knight | December 21, 2010; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Deeply disappointing

Both the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys have been colossal failures this season. The Vikings placed their bet on a 41-year-old quarterback while the Cowboys have failed to live up to their payroll.

By Dawn Knight | November 23, 2010; 1:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Face it, Cowboys

Having fired their coach following a 1-7 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys have officially become irrelevant.

By Dawn Knight | November 9, 2010; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parity reduces disparity

Star quarterbacks and shrewd front office decisions helped the AFC win six out of 10 Super Bowls, but this season's overall parity has reduced the AFC's dominance over the NFC.

By Dawn Knight | November 7, 2010; 5:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

Head to head combat

The NFL is taking head injuries seriously and game suspensions should help limit helmet-to-helmet hits, but re-teaching tackling techniques to better protect players may be worth exploring as well.

By Dawn Knight | October 19, 2010; 12:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

Diggin' the drama

Unlike recent seasons, the Colts' 2-2 start will keep things interesting all season in the AFC South and across the NFL where 2010 has been wide open so far.

By Dawn Knight | October 5, 2010; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Ben, whatever

The Pittsburgh Steelers have proven their worth, with or without Big Ben.

By Dawn Knight | September 28, 2010; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (4)

Vick's back...up

Philadelphia Eagles must give Kevin Kolb time to recover from his concussion, but when he does, the starting quarterback job should be his again, not Michael Vick's.

By Dawn Knight | September 16, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

NFC East gets interesting

A poor Dallas Cowboys performance Sunday night just makes an always tough NFC East race even more interesting.

By Dawn Knight | September 14, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Injuring the game

More regular season games will lead to more injuries and more games with Curtis Painter under center for the Colts.

By Dawn Knight | August 31, 2010; 3:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

100 million dollar baby

It's time for Albert Haynesworth to shut up and play for his massive -- and undeserved -- contract.

By Dawn Knight | August 24, 2010; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Foolish Favre

Brett Favre continues to benefit from his indecisiveness. Maybe it's time we all made a conscious decision to ignore his summer ritual.

By Dawn Knight | August 5, 2010; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Sippin' Siz-erp

The year-long suspension levied against Packers' lineman Johnny Jolly should serve as a deterrent for NFL athletes looking to get a quick fix with the purple drank.

By Dawn Knight | July 20, 2010; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

City-sized ego

While the LeBron James free agency circus might factor into a new NFL collective bargaining agreement, there simply is not an NFL star with LeBron's $100 million ego.

By Dawn Knight | July 8, 2010; 12:02 PM ET | Comments (2)

Actions speak louder

Rehearsed apologies mean little compared to actions following transgressions.

By Dawn Knight | February 19, 2010; 8:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sorry, New Orleans

I hope we can still be friends. We'll still see each other occasionally next season, and I'll even cheer for you as long as you aren't playing the Colts.

By Dawn Knight | February 5, 2010; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Choose free speech

While I admire Tebow's strength and support his freedom of speech, I would still prefer to watch football without controversial ads.

By Dawn Knight | February 2, 2010; 8:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's not to like?

It is easy to admire both the Colts and the Saints. After all, they aren't the Patriots.

By Dawn Knight | January 27, 2010; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can't beat the Colts

Everyone knows the statistics are in Indy's favor, but NFL fans also know what can happen any given Sunday.

By Dawn Knight | January 20, 2010; 2:53 PM ET | Comments (4)

Nevermore pressure

Indy might be under the most pressure to win Saturday, but other teams are feeling it, too.

By Dawn Knight | January 15, 2010; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

I'd rather play to win

Colts fans know the playoffs are coming, but still felt pretty pretty slighted. We wanted to go for it.

By Dawn Knight | December 28, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let it go, Goodell

Typically, I get tired of the antics of overpaid, spoiled athletes and would encourage Goodell to fine them. Not this time.

By Dawn Knight | December 21, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

No prayer for the Saints

It might be a N'awlins thing, but the Colts seem to have the gris gris this year.

By Dawn Knight | December 6, 2009; 1:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Patriots tough

The best way to determine who will remain undefeated the longest is to decide who will lose first. The best chance of that is Monday when the Saints play the Patriots.

By Dawn Knight | November 29, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Good luck Cincinnati

If he would just play football and not act like an idiot, this would even be a good idea. Unfortunately, Johnson doesn't just play football.

By Dawn Knight | November 17, 2009; 3:36 PM ET | Comments (2)

No Place for Wimps

Cable admitted to hitting his former wife more than twenty years ago. That makes him a wimp and a jerk.

By Dawn Knight | November 2, 2009; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

No Rush to Judgement

I like to forget about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on game day, but for Rams fans politics might be a welcome distraction.

By Dawn Knight | October 7, 2009; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Weak Vick Experience

I look forward to seeing PETA's use of the "Just Do It" slogan on their protest signs when Vick does come back.

By Dawn Knight | October 2, 2009; 4:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

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)

More Than Short Skirts

According to my husband there are four things men love: beer, food, live sports and women, and the NFL combines all four.

By Dawn Knight | September 2, 2009; 7:55 AM ET | Comments (30)

Manning's the Man

Peyton Manning may never model men's underwear or date Jessica Simpson, but he knows how to read defenses, connect with his receivers and win games.

By Dawn Knight | August 31, 2009; 3:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Let Him Play, But...

Send Burress to talk to someone like George Taliaferro.

By Dawn Knight | August 4, 2009; 6:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ignorant or Uplifting?

Does Black Olympics prove that this generation is not haunted by racism, or that it is simply ignorant of history?

By Dawn Knight | July 16, 2009; 8:08 AM ET | Comments (4)

 
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