17 Jan 2006, 03:47pm by Russell Levine
BenMaller.com is reporting that the NFL will award its new late-season game package (probably Thursday and Saturday nights the last four weeks of the season) to .... itself. Or, more properly, to the NFL Network.
If accurate, this is a very interesting development, with ramifications all over the place. For one, if your cable company doesn't carry the NFL Network, it will. For another, it means that Comcast probably won't form an all-sports network to challenge ESPN.
27 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2006, 4:12pm by giving him the business
12 Jan 2006, 10:27pm by Russell Levine
The doctor who operated on Carson Palmer's knee called the injury "devastating and potentially career-ending," although he went on to express optimism about Palmer's prospects for recovery.
Why, exactly, is the doctor giving an interview about this injury that discloses far more information than the team had made public? Doesn't that violate doctor-patient privileges?
Update: Check out this article on the Bengals' site, which puts quite a different spin on the doctor's assessment of the injury.
33 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2006, 3:35pm by Bengaldown
10 Jan 2006, 12:27am by Russell Levine
Russell takes a look back at the winners and losers from college football's bowl season, plus the John L. Smith Trophy and the season's final BlogPoll ballot.
34 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 8:24pm by Nate
27 Dec 2005, 09:38am by Russell Levine
The BCS is a case of "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Face it, college football fans, we're not getting a playoff anytime soon. In the meantime, the BCS isn't the miserable failure that it's portrayed to be. So says Russell Levine in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie.
60 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2006, 9:25pm by Rich
19 Dec 2005, 07:54pm by Russell Levine
This week, Russell Levine presents his "other" All-American college football teams. And yes, he is aware that some of his "other" All-Americans were also "actual" All-Americans, but they're probably not guys that most of the nation has heard of. Plus, the John L. Smith Trophy and a Seventh Day Adventure Bowl Spectacular preview.
26 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2005, 4:06pm by Vinny
12 Dec 2005, 11:38pm by Russell Levine
Colorado fired head coach Gary Barnett last week, paying the embattled coach $3 million to leave. The school's decision to fire Barnett now, after several embarassing losses, and not two years ago, after an embarrasssing recruiting scandal, says a lot about where priorities lie in big-time college football.
60 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 10:14pm by Wyatt Davis
28 Nov 2005, 11:07pm by Russell Levine
The creation of the 12-team superconferences, with their divisional formats and conference championship games, was supposed to transform college football. But one look at this Saturday's schedule, with ho-hum title games in the ACC and Big 12, makes one wonder whether the desired effect is being achieved. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.
35 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 5:24pm by Richie
28 Nov 2005, 02:51pm by Russell Levine
Not really shocking news here after the Thanksgiving Day debacle, but the real question is, how does Matt Millen still have a job? Didn't he hire Mooch? Didn't he draft three straight first-round receivers and a QB who still looks like a confused rookie in year four?
67 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 5:20am by ammek
21 Nov 2005, 09:16pm by Russell Levine
Fresno State coach Pat Hill would never call Saturday night's epic loss to USC a moral victory, but the Bulldogs' performance may have done more to bolster the program than any of Hill's wins over BCS-league schools. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.
37 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 10:51am by Sophandros
14 Nov 2005, 10:37pm by Russell Levine
The SEC probably won't produce this year's college football national champion, not after Alabama's loss to LSU. But Russell Levine says the conference still leads the nation in fan passion and support, something that was never more evident than during Saturday's three key games. Plus the latest BlogPoll ballot and more.
28 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 7:20pm by Chris I.