Archive: Gene Wang
If Darrelle Revis can be as dominant as he was for the New York Jets defense last season, he's worthy of being the highest paid defensive back in the NFL.
By Gene Wang | August 11, 2010; 11:36 PM ET | Comments (0)
We used to rule the world, but these days it's just as easy to pity the Cowboys as it is to hate us.
By Gene Wang | November 20, 2009; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (6)
The question if Riggins crossed the line is pretty much moot, because he left that checkpoint in his rear view mirror years ago.
By Gene Wang | November 6, 2009; 12:57 AM ET | Comments (28)
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)
Billion dollar stadiums. One-hundred million dollar contracts. Million dollar endorsement deals. You see a pattern here?
By Gene Wang | September 5, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
When it comes to durability, stability and reliability, Peyton Manning really has no peer.
By Gene Wang | August 31, 2009; 06:53 AM ET | Comments (1)
Asking Jones to pay to fix a part of the stadium that conforms to league rules would be tantamount to asking a consumer to pay for faulty brakes approved by auto inspectors.
By Gene Wang | August 26, 2009; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (4)
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)
Sainthood isn't a criterion for enshrinement into Canton, nor should it be for any sports hall of fame.
By Gene Wang | July 31, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)
Al Davis, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone, give the man a call and get him on a plane to the Bay Area.
By Gene Wang | July 27, 2009; 04:51 PM ET | Comments (2)
With Brady on board, the Patriots stand alone.
By Gene Wang | July 27, 2009; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)
To all the Michael Vick haters, it's time to move on, to forgive and to come to grips with the fact he's going to play in the NFL again.
By Gene Wang | July 24, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (4)
George Blanda may be widely regarded as the best over-40 football player of all-time, but I'm throwing another candidate into the discussion: Warren Moon.
By Gene Wang | July 20, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Let's say I did a similar video with Timmy Chang that had chow mein eating, a math-off and dry cleaning, and we called it the Chinese Olympics. Would that be offensive to anyone?
By Gene Wang | July 16, 2009; 05:59 AM ET | Comments (3)
There was much to admire about Steve McNair, and it would be myopic to overlook his extensive contributions to society because of his martial indiscretion.
By Gene Wang | July 8, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)
Nothing endears a player more to teammates than persistence through pain, and by that standard, McNair practically had no peer.
By Gene Wang | July 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (2)
Years of capricious and irresponsible spending are taking their toll, and based on last season's debacle, it doesn't look as if Dallas will extricate itself anytime soon.
By Gene Wang | July 3, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)
The NFL is a copycat league. Let the Wildcat serve as Exhibit A. Exhibit B may well be rookies starting at quarterback.
By Gene Wang | July 1, 2009; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (0)
Having been a part of many tailgates at many stadiums, I certainly would trade a little longer walk to my seat for being able to get out of the parking lot quicker.
By Gene Wang | June 24, 2009; 07:02 AM ET | Comments (0)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did exactly what he should have by issuing an indefinite suspension to Donte' Stallworth.
By Gene Wang | June 19, 2009; 07:39 AM ET | Comments (2)
So the rule of thumb for football films is to avoid fictional accounts of the sport. It's those movies that give the entire genre a bad name.
By Gene Wang | June 15, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (3)
Not every first-year coach has the luxury of inheriting a team with a starting quarterback who is a three-time MVP and a lock for the Hall of Fame. Fortunately for Indianapolis's Jim Caldwell, he has that and plenty more.
By Gene Wang | June 2, 2009; 06:15 AM ET | Comments (0)
Right now the Bills should be comforted with the knowledge Owens has made the playoffs with each of his three previous teams and they could be the fourth.
By Gene Wang | May 29, 2009; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (3)
Instead of becoming more punitive, the league would do better to amend its rules to allow teams to pursue players about to become free agents as soon as the offseason begins.
By Gene Wang | May 26, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)
The NFL should give Michael Vick a non-negotiable last chance to play football.
By Gene Wang | May 19, 2009; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (3)
Jimmy Johnson was the brains behind perhaps the greatest turnaround in NFL history, and that's why he's the most coveted retired coach.
By Gene Wang | May 13, 2009; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
Why not give the defense the option of moving back the ball or moving the chains forward?
By Gene Wang | May 11, 2009; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (1)
These days, it seems fans are much more forgiving of a player embroiled in the steroids mess so long as he performs at a high level.
By Gene Wang | May 7, 2009; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)
Tony Romo better take Dallas deep into the playoffs or risk getting stamped the A-Rod of football.
By Gene Wang | May 7, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)
Let's all urge Favre to come back for the Vikings, so we can enjoy the best in reality TV.
By Gene Wang | May 4, 2009; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (3)
Two clear winners have emerged since the latest round of free agency and the draft, and it's a pair of teams we've become familiar watching in the postseason: New England and Philadelphia.
By Gene Wang | April 29, 2009; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)
In the NFL, lack of experience is essentially rewarded. Where's the equity in there?
By Gene Wang | April 24, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (1)
This isn't the best year to have the first pick in the NFL draft.
By Gene Wang | April 20, 2009; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)
The NFL could not have become the most profitable sports league in America without Madden
By Gene Wang | April 17, 2009; 03:27 AM ET | Comments (0)
We'll see right away if Miami's surprising last season was a rebirth or if the Dolphins simply benefited from a favorable schedule.
By Gene Wang | April 15, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Miami's reward for a successful 2008, is a 2009 schedule that has some real killers in the first month.
By Doug Farrar | April 15, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)
Selected in the 22nd round, Art Donovan was a perfect fit for Baltimore
By Gene Wang | April 10, 2009; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
There really is no downside in going after Burress. Coach Tom Coughlin owes a large debt of gratitude to him.
By Gene Wang | April 6, 2009; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (2)
Ryan Leaf was so unpleasant he made Heath Shuler seem positively Joe Montana-like.
By Gene Wang | March 30, 2009; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (6)
Until Brady wins a few more titles, Bart Starr has him beat for all-time best offensive draft pick.
By Gene Wang | March 24, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)
They can be a waste of time for established veterans whose time could be better spent resting, or in some cases healing
By Gene Wang | March 18, 2009; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (0)
Come Selection Sunday, I'll be scouting sleeper running backs, as I construct my master roster for fantasy football domination.
By Gene Wang | March 15, 2009; 05:13 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Broncos can't go the season in limbo, with the Cutler-McDaniels distraction interfering with game preparation and on-field performance.
By Gene Wang | March 11, 2009; 06:35 PM ET | Comments (0)
Thanks to the aggressive move of signing Terrell Owens, the Buffalo Bills have become a factor again after years of irrelevance.
By Gene Wang | March 7, 2009; 11:06 PM ET | Comments (0)
Without T.O. Dallas is just another pretender, and only Wade Phillips to blame.
By Gene Wang | March 5, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (1)
Don't expect Cassel's impressive fantasy numbers to continue next season in Kansas City.
By Gene Wang | March 2, 2009; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (0)
T.J. Houshmandzadeh is the big, physical presence on the outside Philadelphia has lacked since parting ways with Terrell Owens.
By Gene Wang | February 27, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (2)
It's not the media's fault Jones is such a control freak that he insists on calling the shots rather than acquiescing to a proven general manager.
By Gene Wang | February 23, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
In college, the best athletes can get away with poor work habits. That formula doesn't work in the NFL, just ask Ryan Leaf or Maurice Clarett.
By Gene Wang | February 19, 2009; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (0)
With all due respect to Goodell, no one pays to watch the commissioner at work.
By Gene Wang | February 16, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)
Forget top 10 Favre may not even be the best quarterback in Packers history.
By Gene Wang | February 12, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (17)
Departures, dissension and disgust appear rampant in the Cardinals organization. That combination signals nothing but disaster for next season.
By Gene Wang | February 11, 2009; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the greatest franchise in NFL history.
By Gene Wang | February 3, 2009; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (0)
Throw logic out the window on Sunday. I'm picking Arizona, and the reason is Larry Fitzgerald.
By Gene Wang | January 30, 2009; 07:15 PM ET | Comments (2)
Don't call the Steelers dirty simply because this current crop of players is advancing their hard-hitting legacy.
By Gene Wang | January 29, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (1)
The NFL would be better served if Super Bowl XLIII featured the Steelers against another traditional power like the Cowboys.
By Gene Wang | January 24, 2009; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (3)
In a postseason full of the unexpected, the most shocking scenario would be Arizona beating Philadelphia in the NFC championship game.
By Gene Wang | January 16, 2009; 02:09 PM ET | Comments (1)
Low-scoring games in the playoffs mean both combatants have aggressive, hard-hitting defenses that give no quarter.
By Gene Wang | January 7, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (1)
The New York Giants have the most at stake this weekend in their matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
By Gene Wang | December 19, 2008; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (0)