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28 Jul 2015, 08:22am by Mike Tanier

NFL Urban Legends: The Strange Case of the NFL's First 1,000-Yard Rusher

If we don't have an argument about Beattie Feathers, who will?

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4 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2015, 12:33am by Pen

22 Jul 2015, 08:44am by Mike Tanier

NFL Urban Legends: Ray Guy and the Helium Punt

Another week, another Urban Legend. This one takes us back to DeflateGate 77.

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3 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2015, 10:05am by jtr

16 Jul 2015, 08:57am by Mike Tanier

NFL Urban Legends: Bo Jackson and the Too-Fast-to-be-True 40-Yard Dash

Hey folks, Tanier here. This Bo Jackson article is the first in a multi-part series on NFL Urban Legends. Hope you enjoy.

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13 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2015, 5:40pm by SuperGrover

03 Jul 2015, 08:17am by Mike Tanier

First in War, Third in the AAFC: The Story of Pro Football's Yankees and Dodgers

Hey gang: Tanier here. Looking for a patriotic longform to read on a lazy Fourth of July weekend? Maybe one with Tom Landry, Branch Rickey and Chiang Kai-shek as major characters? How about one with links to some amazing WWII-era football film. You are in luck! Bleacher Report let me tell the story of the postwar Yankees and Dodgers, a pair of teams that helped win a war but, thanks to those mighty Cleveland Browns, lost the peace.

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5 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2015, 12:05pm by Mike B. In Va

19 May 2015, 09:08am by Mike Tanier

Deflategate, Roaring 20's Style: New England's 1st Controversial Champions

Hey folks, Tanier here! With DeflateGate slowly eroding my sanity, I jumped at the chance Bleacher Report gave me to tell the story of the Providence Steam Roller. It was meant to just be an oddball feature about 1920s football, but I found some fun parallels with the current state of NFL football in New England.

Take the time to link and share this one. If we get lots of "reader engagement," B/R will let me write more stuff about old-timey football.

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18 comments, Last at 28 May 2015, 4:37am by Dan

09 Apr 2015, 12:55pm by Mike Tanier

Kickers Are Prospects, Too: The Impossible Task of Scouting Kickers and Punters

Hey folks, Tanier here. Thought you might like this in-depth look at the perils of trying to draft, or even scout, a kicker or punter. It contains lots of good stuff from experts like John Carney and Michael Husted!

Just to break the news here first, I am scheduled to provide live pick-by-pick coverage of the first three rounds of the draft over at Bleacher Report. If you are a B/R conscientious objector, I ask you to reconsider and give Team Stream a look. I was once like you!

In the meantime, enjoy the kickers and punters.

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21 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2015, 10:49am by bubqr

02 Feb 2015, 08:57am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Patriots Untainted Clutch Redemption Legacy

The full Troll So Hard headline was supposed to be Patriots Overcome Distractions in Ultimate Clutch Redemption Legacy Narrative.

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4 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2015, 5:01pm by Kevin from Philly

31 Jan 2015, 09:47am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Super Bowl Preview

I just felt like comparing Darrelle Revis to Mike Haynes, okay?

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2 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 3:58am by loveworth1

26 Jan 2015, 08:46am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Caught Up, Pumped Up for Super Bowl XLIX

DeflateGate has made us stupider as a species.

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18 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:08am by loveworth1

21 Jan 2015, 12:41pm by Mike Tanier

Best of Football Outsiders: The Taint

Thoughts on the taint, as appropriate now as they were three years ago.

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672 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2015, 3:25pm by anotherpatsfan