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Is trash talking good for the NFL?

Is trash talking good for the NFL?

By Reader Poll | January 18, 2011; 01:07 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)

Time to tee it up

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)

We're talking about cheating?

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)

Actions speak louder

Rehearsed apologies mean little compared to actions following transgressions.

By Dawn Knight | February 19, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

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; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

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; 02:10 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; 01:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

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)

Expect a Football Fatality

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)

Reality Over Fantasy

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)

All The Same Faith

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)

Blame Baseball

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)

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)

Fantasy vs. Reality

Has fantasy football become more popular than the real thing? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | September 7, 2009; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

This Ain't No Fantasy

Is fantasy football more popular than the NFL? Sure, in Nerdville.

By Brian Tarcy | September 7, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Just Say "No" to a Lockout

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)

Fans Are Addicts

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)

Tough Landing Spot

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)

PETA Clips Birds

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)

From Jail Bird to Eagle

The distractions will far outweigh any production he provides the team.

By Zach Leibowitz | August 13, 2009; 11:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

Just Crazy Enough To Work

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)

The NFL's Odd Couple

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)

Openess Yes, Fan Votes No

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)

Remember Ozzie Smith

Experts know best but let's not forget the fans.

By Mackie Shilstone | August 9, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fans Don't Deserve Vote

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)

Experts Know Best

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)

No Room in Canton for Sanjaya

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)

More Transparency, Please

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)

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)

Canton is Fair

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)

Why So Secret?

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)

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)

Snyder Has Failed

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)

Time to Own Up Guys

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)

Less Booze, Less Boos

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)

Bird Ain't the Word

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)

You're 0-13!

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)

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)

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)

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