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Go out with a bang

Millions of people who can't locate Green Bay on a map or spell Pittsburgh without Google will tune in, Sunday, to watch what may be the last NFL game ever.

By Emil Steiner | February 4, 2011; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trash is our bread and butter

If fans watch the NHL for the fights and watch NASCAR for the crashes, they increasingly watch the NFL for trash talking, and the backing up of said trash talking with smash-mouth football.

By Emil Steiner | January 18, 2011; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Storyline is MVP

Michael Vick might be a contender by the numbers, but when it comes to narrative he's the prohibitive favorite.

By Emil Steiner | November 18, 2010; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb = History, Vick = Future

Simply put, number seven's up, number five's barely alive.

By Emil Steiner | October 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

AP mulligan fails

By its actions today, the AP has moved from simple carelessness to gross negligence.

By Emil Steiner | May 12, 2010; 03:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

FedEx-glue factory

It remains to be seen if this will go down as the worst move in Eagles' history or the smartest in Daniel Snyder's.

By Emil Steiner | April 4, 2010; 09:32 PM ET | Comments (4)

Big Ben's ringing endorsements

it would probably take a conviction for teams, especially those starving for a championship caliber quarterback, to turn down Big Ben.

By Emil Steiner | March 12, 2010; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Fearful symmetry

If the child in us needs heroes, why does the adult in us needs to see them torn down? I'd argue it's the same impulse.

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2010; 06:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Choke defined

Choking comes in many varieties -- the Giants defined almost all of them.

By Emil Steiner | January 4, 2010; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nearly the worst

The NFC East is so bad that if we had a competition for the worst division in football it would come in second.

By Emil Steiner | November 23, 2009; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

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; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

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)

Stay True to the Game

Hold true to your real team when it matters least, and you will cherish it that much more when it matters most.

By Emil Steiner | September 7, 2009; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (3)

Vick Issue Still in Doubt

The issue's still in doubt, but that's a good thing for Vick -- he didn't screw up. In fact he could be great.

By Emil Steiner | August 28, 2009; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Have Goodell's Policies Helped Clean Up the NFL?

A swing and a miss for the Ginger Hammer?

By Reader Poll | August 21, 2009; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

I Want a Golden Ticket

Given the amount of money we pump into the NFL, surely Goodell wouldn't want to begrudge true fans a little taste.

By Emil Steiner | August 7, 2009; 06:41 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; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Four Horsemen of Longevity

Outside of special teams, here's my top four list for the NFL's Tom Watson Award

By Emil Steiner | July 20, 2009; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Integrate the Black Olympics!

The fact that only African Americans were invited to compete in the "Black Olympics" makes me want to puke.

By Emil Steiner | July 16, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

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; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

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)

Nothing's Fair in Fantasy Land

There is nothing fair about the NFL's personal conduct policy until you take into account that there is nothing realistic about the NFL.

By Emil Steiner | June 29, 2009; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

But He's Fun to Watch

If you think the NFL is as much entertainment as it is sport, then it's hard to fault SeƱor Eightfive.

By Emil Steiner | June 22, 2009; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

Time Will Tell

Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player? Yes, no and maybe.

By Emil Steiner | June 17, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Match Made in Hell

Because of their unique natures, football and film are about as compatible as Gloria Steinem and Al Bundy.

By Emil Steiner | June 15, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Spoiled for Choice

For me this question should read: Which falling star should you hitch your wagon to?

By Emil Steiner | June 12, 2009; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Passion of the Chin

His chin, his stare, his passion could motivate a winning season out of the Washington Generals.

By Emil Steiner | May 14, 2009; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dump the Refs

If a $50 GPS can help fans find their way out of Fed Ex Field parking lot, why is the NFL still relying on Ed Hochuli's eyes?

By Emil Steiner | May 11, 2009; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (3)

Let It Go, Brett

After all the hype and fanfare, Favre's comeback would not be poignant or heroic. It would be like "Rocky" ... "Rocky 6."

By Emil Steiner | May 4, 2009; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

No Guts No Glory

The kind of front offices that prefer to draft fourth instead of first are run by pragmatists not champions.

By Emil Steiner | April 20, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Deacon Sacks Up

The toughest, meanest and greatest defensive draft pick remains David "Deacon" Jones.

By Emil Steiner | April 10, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tourney Tops Draft

Unlike filling out your bracket, the draft gets less exciting as you move to the final round.

By Emil Steiner | March 16, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stomping Expectations

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is only worth $100 million when he's auditioning for $100 million

By Emil Steiner | February 25, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Wonderlic Got to do With It?

To me the NFL Scouting Combine seems like an Indiana livestock auction turned reality show.

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2009; 06:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Baseball or Circus?

At best, Bud Selig's reaction to the issue of performance enhancing drugs was slow and simple, at worst it was fraudulent.

By Emil Steiner | February 9, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (2)

Does it Matter?

Regardless of how people feel about religion entering certain non-secular spaces, they will continue to love chicken sandwiches, and of course, football.

By Jim McCormick | February 4, 2009; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Separating Church and Stadium

Even if God is what got you there, does He really need to be plugged?

By Emil Steiner | February 4, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Red Herring

Let's keep this simple: Steelers 28, Cardinals 10.

By Emil Steiner | January 30, 2009; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning Can Be Dirty

What's wrong with a team being dirty?

By Emil Steiner | January 29, 2009; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (10)

Home-Field Would be Advantageous

The NFL is so successful now it can afford to do the right thing.

By Emil Steiner | January 26, 2009; 01:19 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Year of Surprise

Perhaps, the biggest surprise now would be no surprise at all.

By Emil Steiner | January 16, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

God, Country, Football

For all the talk about the lack of proper vetting of America's favorite new Eskimo Pie, did anybody think to, I dunno, vet the national football schedule.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 4, 2008; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

RNC or NFL? Fuhgeddaboudit!

I'm now thinking of the comparisons. Is Tom Coughlin the John McCain of the NFL?

By Doug Farrar | September 4, 2008; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

Why Can't the Giants Be This Year's Giants?

Lightning can be bottled twice. Now, this pretty much hinges on whether we get the Eli Manning of last December-January, or the Eli Manning of the 26 previous years on Earth. And whether Tom Coughlin doesn't get too grouchy. And...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 3, 2008; 03:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Risky Business

The larger issue is that these are wealthy, young adult men with a lot going for them.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 3, 2008; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Education, Not a Curfew

The athletes are not doing the shooting, they're the ones getting shot.

By Charles Mann | September 3, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (10)

The Problem Isn't Just the NFL's

No one can decide who's going to win the Super Bowl and we're going to solve the issue of gun violence in the NFL?

By Cindy Boren | September 3, 2008; 08:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's Doing Enough

Coaches like to say they can't watch their players 24 hours a day, and they're right.

By Mark Maske | September 3, 2008; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not the NFL's Problem

We're seeking a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

By David Aldridge | September 3, 2008; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (9)

Education Over Legislation

Gun violence, or more broadly the gun culture, is nothing new for NFL players.

By Gene Wang | September 3, 2008; 06:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Dawgs to Pound

Romeo's team will finally emerge from its Shakespearean tragedy otherwise known as the last quarter of a century - and then some.

By Zach Leibowitz | September 2, 2008; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (3)

It's New Orleans.

The Saints might be ready to finish what they started when they made it to the NFC Championship game at the end of their miracle 2006 season.

By Doug Farrar | September 2, 2008; 09:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Letters: E-A-G-L-E-S!

The Eagles are a lock to be exciting, and a threat to any opponent.

By Emil Steiner | September 1, 2008; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (2)

Saints Have The Offense To Do It

You gotta love the Saints' offense.

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 10:54 PM ET | Comments (2)

Maybe Ted Thompson Knows Something

When the Packers traded Brett Favre this summer, a lot of people found it easy to rip Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson. Says here that Thompson's move might just be validated in February, with a Packers ... gulp... Super Bowl win.

By Jon DeNunzio | September 1, 2008; 09:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

I Dunno; You Tell Me

This feels a little like one of those Tampa Bay Bucs years... only without the Bucs.

By Cindy Boren | September 1, 2008; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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