Archive: Michael Kun
There will be no work stoppage in the NFL because Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith are too smart to let that happen when football is at its peak.
By Michael Kun | February 9, 2011; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Packers and Steelers are so evenly matched that anyone asked to pick the winner of this Sunday's game might as well flip a coin.
By Michael Kun | February 2, 2011; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)
It's time for Rex Ryan, Antonio Cromartie and the Jets to shut up and play football or risk alienating their fanbase and the rest of the NFL.
By Michael Kun | January 18, 2011; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (4)
If you could only watch one game this weekend, it's got to be the Ravens at the Steelers.
By Michael Kun | January 11, 2011; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Falcons are nearly unstoppable at home, and with the road to the Super Bowl likely running through Atlanta, they will be tough to beat - even more so following Monday's home loss to the Saints.
By Michael Kun | December 28, 2010; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (4)
The technology that has created more protective helmets for NFL players has simultaneously created more powerful, dangerous weapons to damage the heads and health of other players.
By Michael Kun | December 21, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a class of their own atop the NFL.
By Michael Kun | December 14, 2010; 02:20 PM ET | Comments (2)
Josh McDaniels repeatedly made bad decisions as head coach of the Denver Broncos. By firing him, the Broncos made a good one.
By Michael Kun | December 7, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)
Failing to suspend players for fighting on the field sets a dangerous precedent in the NFL that could eventually result in injuries to star players.
By Michael Kun | November 30, 2010; 12:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
Debating whether the Cowboys or Vikings have been the bigger disappointment this season is like debating which was a worse disaster: the Titanic or the Hindenburg.
By Michael Kun | November 24, 2010; 06:26 PM ET | Comments (0)
If Michael Vick sustains his level of play and stays healthy, it could create a very interesting NFL MVP discussion at the end of the year.
By Michael Kun | November 17, 2010; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Cowboys believed all the hype they heard coming into the season and forgot they had to win to make that predicted Super Bowl run a reality.
By Michael Kun | November 9, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (2)
In just a month, Moss has gone from a potential savior for the Vikings to unemployed wide receiver. How this has happened is absolutely mind-boggling.
By Michael Kun | November 2, 2010; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
It's in the best interest of both the Vikings and Brett Favre for the QB to take a few weeks off to get healthy and let a streak that means more to him than anyone watching come to an end.
By Michael Kun | October 26, 2010; 12:45 AM ET | Comments (1)
The Randy Moss trade could directly or indirectly impact how the 2010 NFL playoffs play out.
By Michael Kun | October 7, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
One AFC South team is 3-1 because of a prudently timed timeout taken by its coach while another is 2-2 as a result of its coaches timeout blunder.
By Michael Kun | October 5, 2010; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
Three weeks into the season, football fans - including this one - see a new and improved Michael Vick leading the Philadelphia Eagles. And it seems most prefer that new Vick to the old Donovan McNabb.
By Michael Kun | September 30, 2010; 12:50 AM ET | Comments (2)
With a fresh quarterback joining the league's top defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the tools to make another Super Bowl run. So why was Peter King the only one who saw this coming?
By Michael Kun | September 28, 2010; 12:21 AM ET | Comments (1)
Two games into the season is too early to write off the Cowboys and Vikings or anoint the Chiefs, Bears, Bucs or Dolphins legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
By Michael Kun | September 21, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)
Michael Vick showed flashes from his prime in Week 1 and he now has the chance to take hold of the starting quarterback job in Philadelphia.
By Michael Kun | September 16, 2010; 08:58 AM ET | Comments (0)
Whether you love them or hate them, everyone has something to say about the Dallas Cowboys, giving them nationally televised games and making their players household names no matter how well the team plays from year to year.
By Michael Kun | September 14, 2010; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (3)
Thursday's season opener between the Vikings and Saints should be another entertaining game between two playoff teams, but it won't tell us too much about the season ahead.
By Michael Kun | September 7, 2010; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)
Even if the proposed 18-game regular season expansion does not get approved, it could prove to be the perfect incentive to get the NFL Players Association to the bargaining table for collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
By Michael Kun | August 31, 2010; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)
There's simply no excuse for Albert Haynesworth's poor character and poor judgment since he signed a $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.
By Michael Kun | August 24, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (2)
With Brett Favre back in the fold, the questions the Minnesota Vikings need answers to deal with the health of his supporting cast, including Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice and Percey Harvin
By Michael Kun | August 18, 2010; 02:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Jets have been overhyped by everyone this season, and the only chance they have of living up to the hype is by getting Darrelle Revis back on the field.
By Michael Kun | August 11, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (1)
Brett Favre is the girl you dated in high school who always had to be told how pretty she was. So far, the Vikings continue to oblige her.
By Michael Kun | August 5, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (13)
The Indianapolis Colts will return to the Super Bowl in 2011 and line up against the up-and-coming Atlanta Falcons in Big D.
By Michael Kun | July 28, 2010; 06:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
Guaranteed contracts, like those that exist in other major professional sports, would benefit NFL players and owners and eliminate rookie contract holdouts.
By Michael Kun | July 23, 2010; 12:36 AM ET | Comments (2)
At least for now, the purple drank appears to be an isolated problem affecting JaMarcus Russell and Johnny Jolly and not an NFL-wide epidemic.
By Michael Kun | July 20, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (1)
Even at 36, Terrell Owens can still play in the NFL, and the Washington Redskins are a likely suitors.
By Michael Kun | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
With a young quarterback coming into his own and more than enough talent around him, the Atlanta Falcons will not only make the playoffs in 2010, they're going all the way to the NFC title game.
By Michael Kun | July 13, 2010; 08:56 AM ET | Comments (1)
When one of Michael Vick's co-defendants was shot after Vick's birthday party, the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback was exactly where he should have been -- long gone.
By Michael Kun | June 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Cold weather Super Bowls would enhance the experience of the vast majority of NFL fans -- those who watch the game from the climate-controlled comforts of their own homes.
By Michael Kun | May 25, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Without knowing the tone or context of the questions posed to Dez Bryant and Myron Rolle, it's impossible to know whether or not they were inappropriate. What we do know is both men were mature enough to handle them.
By Michael Kun | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
By beating Roger Goodell to the podium time and time again, ESPN stole the thunder of the NFL commissioner and ruined the spirit of the 2010 NFL draft.
By Michael Kun | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
Rex Ryan must find a way for the latest additions to the New York Jets to mesh with his locker room for a team that lucked into the playoffs in 2009 to make a return trip in 2010.
By Michael Kun | April 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
The NFL coaches who were hesitant to back the new playoff overtime format will soon be scrambling for a new laminated "overtime scenarios" sheet to avoid ridicule for the strategic decisions they may now be forced to make.
By Michael Kun | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
In an uncapped year, the free-spending Redskins could raise the bar to a whole new level on the free agency market.
By Michael Kun | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
The NFL scouting combine may have some worth to talent evaluators, but I can think of at least 10 things I'd rather do than watch.
By Michael Kun | February 25, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Tiger and other high profile athletes don't owe the public anything, but that won't stop us from picking apart every word of their apologies.
By Michael Kun | February 19, 2010; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (12)
The city of Baltimore, more so than its team, is the perfect place for Donte' Stallworth.
By Michael Kun | February 18, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
Unless you have a real rooting interest in the Colts, it's considered almost un-American to root against the Saints.
By Michael Kun | January 27, 2010; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
I don't want the Jets to make it to the Super Bowl, only to get slaughtered by the Saints or the Vikings, and you shouldn't either.
By Michael Kun | January 22, 2010; 12:14 AM ET | Comments (3)
There should be more questions about whether USC can succeed without him than whether he can succeed in the pros.
By Michael Kun | January 11, 2010; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
If the NFL is going to allow one of its franchises to relocate, there is one and only one destination that it should consider: Los Angeles.
By Michael Kun | December 2, 2009; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (14)
This is one tradition that needs to go, and it's time to start a new one taking a page from professional basketball.
By Michael Kun | November 25, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (2)
When was the last time John Riggins said something meaningful or insightful about anything? "Loosen up, Sandy, baby" doesn't count.
By Michael Kun | November 6, 2009; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (25)
A strong leader would invite criticism, not try to quash it, because a strong leader can withstand criticism.
By Michael Kun | October 30, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (2)
Why do we care if the rest of the world doesn't get the NFL or Kanye West? We don't get cricket or blood pudding.
By Michael Kun | October 24, 2009; 09:23 PM ET | Comments (1)
If there are still a few undefeated teams at week 12, or a few winless teams then, we can talk then.
By Michael Kun | October 9, 2009; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (1)
We as a society are constantly evolving -- Vick will be remembered as the impetus for such change.
By Michael Kun | October 2, 2009; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (3)
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)
If I'm a receiver in Dallas, I'm running sideline routes all day just to stay out from under that thing.
By Michael Kun | August 26, 2009; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (4)
Or take him to see "The Hangover." I'll bet that would get him to smile and forget about the upcoming lockout.
By Michael Kun | August 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (1)
Favre jerked the Jets around just as much as he jerked the Packers around. Only the Packers will be a better team despite Favre's antics.
By Michael Kun | August 20, 2009; 02:53 AM ET | Comments (4)
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)