Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Oct 2011, 11:07am by Rivers McCown

Report: West Virginia 'Lined Up' to Leave for Big 12

On this week's edition of As the Conference Turns...

[BCS School located in undesirable conference] West Virginia has reportedly decided to leave [said undesirable conference] the Big East for the Big 12. This news will come as another blow to [The Big East] the Big East's hopes of keeping it's auto-qualifier status for the BCS.

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22 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2011, 5:27pm by Kyle D.

24 Oct 2011, 09:10am by Rivers McCown

Audibles at the Line: Week 7

More Tim Tebow than you can shake a stick at, a check-in on the first start of the Christian Ponder era, and the Colts go to the glue factory.

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144 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2011, 6:30pm by dbostedo

22 Oct 2011, 03:06pm by Rivers McCown

Olin Kreutz Quits Saints

Citing an acute case of "losing his passion for the game," Saints center Olin Kreutz has decided to leave New Orleans. He won't file retirement papers, but it seems like he has lost interest in playing. Having to play through an MCL sprain probably didn't help matters.

The Saints will turn to Brian De La Puente at center.

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20 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2011, 11:49pm by papabear

21 Oct 2011, 09:31am by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: October 21, 2011

A couple of Bay Area quarterbacks steal the spotlight this week as Carson Palmer makes Kyle Boller worthless and the Suck for Luck campaign heats up.

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22 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:30pm by Noah Arkadia

18 Oct 2011, 04:08pm by Rivers McCown

Eagles Deal Ronnie Brown to Lions

The Lions, looking for more of a power back behind Jahvid Best, have traded Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick (rumored to be a seventh-rounder) to Philadelphia for Ronnie Brown.

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19 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2011, 7:21am by the cat in the box is dead

18 Oct 2011, 11:27am by Rivers McCown

Missouri Moves Closer to Joining SEC

Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times, Missouri leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is now "inevitable and imminent," but there is no timeline for it to do so. Should that go down, the Big 12 will likely look to replenish via the Big East (or rumored soon-to-be Big East members), which could hurt their chances of retaining an automatic BCS bowl bid.

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32 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 2:31pm by Jericho

18 Oct 2011, 11:05am by Rivers McCown

Carson Palmer to the Raiders

Here is your deadline blockbuster: The Raiders acquired Carson Palmer from the Bengals for their 2012 first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2013 that could also be a first-rounder. According to Chris Mortensen, the 2013 pick is a first-rounder if the Raiders win a playoff game in 2011, if not, it is a second-rounder.

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142 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:44pm by Nathan

17 Oct 2011, 09:33am by Rivers McCown

Audibles at the Line: Week 6

Is Devin Hester a Hall Of Famer? Why was Nate Burleson's catch not cancelled via the Calvin Johnson rule? Is this the untimely end of Rex Grossman?

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203 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2011, 12:16am by MJK

17 Oct 2011, 12:24am by Rivers McCown

Raiders 'Pushing Hard' for Palmer Trade

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo, the Raiders moved right into trying to trade for retired Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer after learning that incumbent starter Jason Campbell has been lost for the season.

Of course, it's unlikely anything will happen given Mike Brown's stance on the Palmer situation. But hey: trade deadline speculation thread!

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19 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2011, 10:51am by Splattered

16 Oct 2011, 05:42pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Don't Write Off the Jets Just Yet

DVOA doesn't back up their 2-3 record, and the Jets are still a very good team despite their poor start.

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5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 7:06pm by tuluse