Is trash talking good for the NFL?
By Reader Poll | January 18, 2011; 01:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
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)
With his rehearsed apology now behind him, Tiger should be judged on the course.
By Leonard Shapiro | February 19, 2010; 03:49 PM ET | Comments (1)
Athletes shouldn't carry the burden of perfection. We're talking about cheating here!
By Robert Littal | February 19, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (2)
Rehearsed apologies mean little compared to actions following transgressions.
By Dawn Knight | February 19, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)
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; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (1)
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; 02:10 AM ET | Comments (3)
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; 01:01 AM ET | Comments (1)
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)
I believe Palmer is right. One day the NFL will experience a death on the field
By Josh Kirkendall | September 9, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
I'm frequently asked which is more important, and I say it's not even close. I'd take a victory by my real team over a fantasy win any day.
By Gene Wang | September 8, 2009; 03:05 AM ET | Comments (1)
Fantasy football fans are merely a devoted sect of a larger religion, with no threat of overtaking interest in the NFL itself.
By Jim McCormick | September 7, 2009; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)
There's just about as much interest in fantasy football as there is in real football because of America's love for the individual.
By Doug Farrar | September 7, 2009; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
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)
Has fantasy football become more popular than the real thing? Vote now.
By Reader Poll | September 7, 2009; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (1)
Is fantasy football more popular than the NFL? Sure, in Nerdville.
By Brian Tarcy | September 7, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (1)
Nearly half a century of NFL achievement may all fall by the wayside if players get locked out after the 2010 season.
By Peter Schaffer | September 4, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (5)
NFL fan will always be there to line the pockets and increase the bottom line of the NFL owners.
By David Hill | September 4, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (3)
If Vick's looking for that hard edge and an environment that will neither bend nor break, Philly's just the place he's looking for.
By Michael Wilbon | August 14, 2009; 12:24 AM ET | Comments (4)
Eagles fans can do is cross their fingers and hope that they won't ever have to explain to their sons and daughters what a "rape rack" is.
By Dan Shannon | August 14, 2009; 12:04 AM ET | Comments (8)
The distractions will far outweigh any production he provides the team.
By Zach Leibowitz | August 13, 2009; 11:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
On paper, the pairing of Tony Dungy and Michael Vick seems less likely than Shaq and Ben Stein starring in a mock buddy comedy to pitch cell phones.
By Dan Levy | August 11, 2009; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
Strangest pair since Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil War General Robert E. Lee or Saul Bellow and Josef Mengele.
By Michael Kun | August 11, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (6)
Let's leave important votes to the professionals -- those involved in voting the for Pro Football Hall of Fame are some of the best writers in the country.
By Dan Levy | August 9, 2009; 09:28 PM ET | Comments (1)
Experts know best but let's not forget the fans.
By Mackie Shilstone | August 9, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)
Fans are, by their very nature, biased and ill-informed, sometimes even face painted.
By Josh Zerkle | August 8, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (2)
When it comes to Canton and the HOF selection process, an aristocracy works just fine, if you ask me.
By Jamie De Giorgio | August 8, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (1)
The HoF is an important part of an athlete's legacy and that decision is best left to 44 sports writers rather than the same millions of voters who let Sanjaya Malakar finish 7th in the 2006 edition of American Idol.
By Jason Maloni | August 7, 2009; 07:40 PM ET | Comments (0)
As a longtime Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, I've also been a longtime advocate for more transparency in the voting process.
By Leonard Shapiro | August 7, 2009; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (1)
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)
Of all the selection processes, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's is one of the most fair.
By Joe Reedy | August 7, 2009; 06:25 PM ET | Comments (0)
It's only equitable for Hall of Fame voters to be held just as accountable as the athletes about whom they wrote.
By Gene Wang | August 7, 2009; 06:13 PM ET | Comments (1)
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)
Snyder's unwillingness to bring in a true general manager and step aside is at the heart of everything that's rotten.
By David Aldridge | December 15, 2008; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (5)
I can't decide if I'd sack Al Davis or Daniel Snyder first. So, I'm going to take a .5 sack on each and call it a day.
By Zach Leibowitz | December 15, 2008; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (1)
Players are never justified in responding, but the fans are out of control.
By Charles Mann | December 10, 2008; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (6)
The athlete is a role model to all fans, not just heckling ones
By Peter Schaffer | December 10, 2008; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (2)
As long as the heckling wasn't obviously offensive, the fans in Detroit had every right to vent their frustration with this historically pathetic team.
By Mark Maske | December 10, 2008; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (1)
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)