Archive: Les Carpenter
But it's not the most significant Super Bowl. Not even in the top five.
By Les Carpenter | February 10, 2010; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (15)
Big time sports has become a corporate playground where only a select few are invited to sit on the swings.
By Les Carpenter | January 29, 2010; 05:29 PM ET | Comments (2)
It's not the lack of experience that will hurt New York in San Diego on Sunday, rather it's the fact they will be playing a significantly better team,
By Les Carpenter | January 13, 2010; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
As clever as Favre can seem on the field, he is only effective when working in a controlled system. These days there is no control in Minnesota.
By Les Carpenter | December 23, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (5)
As the NFL's efforts to build itself in Europe and Asia slowly chug along, Canada remains the best place for the league's initial growth.
By Les Carpenter | December 2, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (10)
The NFL needs to rotate the Thanksgiving game among all teams much the way it does now with the London game.
By Les Carpenter | November 25, 2009; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (3)
John Riggins was a great Washington Redskin. Now he's an entertainer, a great listener but not an insider.
By Les Carpenter | November 6, 2009; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (22)
The NFL is getting more pressure than in the past from the players' union
By Les Carpenter | October 28, 2009; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)
the NFL has little hope of wooing European fans.
By Les Carpenter | October 23, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)
Having Rush Limbaugh as an owner can only help the St. Louis Rams.
By Les Carpenter | October 7, 2009; 12:09 AM ET | Comments (13)
Until a standard list of punishments for crimes exists, players won't see the policy as a detriment.
By Les Carpenter | August 21, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (2)
Baseball is a game of numbers, football is a game of dominance, sacrifice and dedication to the team.
By Les Carpenter | July 31, 2009; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (1)
If Roger Goodell is going to drop a hammer on Stallworth then he has to act equally as strong against every other NFL player who is arrested for a DUI.
By Les Carpenter | June 19, 2009; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (8)
If teams stopped all OTAs, minicamps and conditioning programs the quality of the league would not drop. But the coaches would feel like they have less control. Because of that, they will continue.
By Les Carpenter | June 4, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (1)
Whether Michael Vick will be re-instated is actually irrelevant, because while he almost certainly will, a much greater issue is who should want him?
By Les Carpenter | May 20, 2009; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (6)
With Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder hot on his trail, Mike Shanahan will get the highest bid.
By Les Carpenter | May 13, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)
Campbell could well have the futures of as many as 10 men, along with their wives and children, riding on every pass.
By Les Carpenter | May 7, 2009; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Arizona round out a fairly familiar top five best teams
By Les Carpenter | April 29, 2009; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
At this point Cutler is a better quarterback than Jason Campbell, but this isn't about superstar talent.
By Les Carpenter | April 2, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
If the coach and quarterback can't get along, if the trust between them is broken, the season is doomed from the start.
By Les Carpenter | March 12, 2009; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
Everything depends on LaDainian Tomlinson's injured groin.
By Les Carpenter | March 10, 2009; 05:40 PM ET | Comments (0)
Yes, he's over the hill, but what better stage for a swan song than Broadway?
By Les Carpenter | March 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)
Everything switched in seconds in Super Bowl XLIII, destinies rewrote themselves, careers were redefined.
By Les Carpenter | February 2, 2009; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (0)
The problem is there's no set policy for dealing with him and other players who get themselves in trouble.
By Les Carpenter | October 10, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)
With New England reeling, watch out for the Bills in the AFC East
By Les Carpenter | September 22, 2008; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)