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18 Apr 2005, 05:42pm by Al Bogdan

Handing off 'Monday Night Football'

Monday Night Football is moving to ESPN in 2006. Not a complete shock. What is a surprise is what has just been reported by Mike Francesca on WFAN 660 in New York -- Sunday Night Football is moving to NBC.

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14 Apr 2005, 12:01am by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Giants are getting younger, the Cowboys aren't doing much of anything, and everyone in Washington and Philadelphia is complaining. Join Al Bogdan as he takes a look around the NFC East in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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06 Apr 2005, 10:18am by Al Bogdan

Michael Vick Hit With Sex Suit

Not the best off-season for Michael Vick, a.k.a. Ron Mexico. First came the revelation that Vick and associates were involved in the disappearance of a airport security officer's Rolex. Now, TheSmokingGun.com is revealing details of a lawsuit filed against Vick for allegedly giving a woman herpes. According to the lawsuit, Vick uses the name "Ron Mexico" when he receives treatment for his condition.

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03 Mar 2005, 11:29pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The NFC East has been very active early on in free agency. Dallas already has new starters at quarterback, defensive tackle and cornerback. The Giants have a new face in the middle of their defense. Washington made a huge upgrade in the middle of their offensive line but will that be enough to offset their losses on defense? With all of this turmoil in their division, why has Philadelphia been so quiet in the first 24 hours of free agency? Al Bogdan takes a trip through the land of 6-10 in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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07 Jan 2005, 02:03pm by Al Bogdan

NFL Playoff Manifesto 3.0

Someone mentioned Bill Simmons' playoff betting guide in the Forbes article discussion, and what do you know? The Sports Guy has updated his guide for the 2004 season. This is always one of my favorite Simmons columns.

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06 Jan 2005, 11:10pm by Al Bogdan

Loser League Second Half Report

Here are the results of the Football Outsiders Loser League Contest for the second half of the season. Find out which FO reader is the best at spotting failure in a league full of greatness and learn who were the first and second team All-Losers for the second half of 2004. Plus, we unveil the All-Loser team for the full 2004 season and name a Loser League MVP.

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09 Dec 2004, 07:37pm by Al Bogdan

Tice Thinks UW is Nice

Just saw the PTI guys talking about this story. Mike Tice, whose contract with the Vikings is up after this season, is all but openly campaigning for the University of Washington coaching job. I've never heard of a current NFL head coach going out of his way to talk about how much he'd like to become a college head coach next season. Maybe Tice sees the writing on the wall and doesn't expect to be asked back next year in Minnesota, so he's talking now to stop UW from hiring Ty Willingham.

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03 Dec 2004, 03:26pm by Al Bogdan

Source: Utah's Meyer Picks Gator Over Irish

So Ty Willingham was fired so Notre Dame could hire Urban Meyer? Maybe Notre Dame should have talked to Meyer first. The University of Florida has offered its job to Meyer who reportedly will accept the deal. On Mike and the Mad Dog on WFAN in NY, Mike Francesca, who knows people in Utah from his friendship with Rick Majerus, added some details to the story. According to Francesca, Notre Dame lowballed Meyer on money and refused to lower their academic standards to allow Meyer to recruit better players.

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30 Nov 2004, 04:14pm by Al Bogdan

Willingham Won't Be Back at Notre Dame

Ty Willingham is out in South Bend. I'm kind of surprised by this one. Notre Dame hasn't been that good the past two years, but I thought they'd at least let Ty finish out his contract. AFAIK, Notre Dame has a history of not firing coaches during their initial coaching contracts. I wonder what would make Willingham so different from all of the Notre Dame coaches that have come before him ...

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23 Nov 2004, 01:21am by Al Bogdan

Sources: Browns' Davis On Verge Of Losing Job

The Cleveland Browns have gutted their front office over the past three years in part to give Butch Davis more power and control over the organization. Now Davis' days are numbered. According to ESPN's sources, if the Browns don't beat the Bengals on Sunday, Davis will be looking for a new job, possibly in Gainesville, Florida. Either defensive coordinator Dave Campo or offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie would take over as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

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