19 Mar 2013, 11:50am by Mike Tanier
Due to the NCAA tournament, Mandatory Monday is a day late. But it is not a dollar short. There are Elvis Fax jokes, Hong Kong Phuey and Brazil references, plus some stat analysis at the end.
5 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2013, 12:55pm by Kevin from Philly
11 Mar 2013, 07:22am by Mike Tanier
After the introductory silliness, the nitty gritty of the piece: tape impressions of six mid-to-late round guys whose names bubbled up this week at their pro days. Check out the end of the article for a chance to face me in the Play the Draft game!
3 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2013, 6:40pm by Kevin from Philly
04 Mar 2013, 08:05am by Mike Tanier
A look at three teams and their different philosophies about how to get under the cap. Links at the end take you to a piece about the terrible stuff on daytime television and brief profiles of five draft prospects. Also, if you didn't read my six trillion word takedown of the nutritional supplement industry, check it out!
20 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2013, 7:56pm by Raiderjoe
25 Feb 2013, 07:54am by Mike Tanier
Need for Combine weekend wrap-up plus inevitable Academy Awards tie-in equals the Forty Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the field of February football distractions.
14 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2013, 5:46pm by Dean
23 Feb 2013, 09:23am by Mike Tanier
Greetings, draftniks! Day Two of the Combine featured lots of quarterback press conferences, and there are no Robert Griffin or Andrew Luck types in this draft when it comes to sounding charismatic and impressive at the podium, for whatever that's worth. Also, Jim Harbaugh is an odd dude.
11 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2013, 5:43pm by LionInAZ
22 Feb 2013, 10:21am by Mike Tanier
Andy Benoit and I are running around Indy trying to meet with coaches and low-level front office people, rather than generally hovering around the media room. So instead of FO-only combine reports this year, we decided to just depend on the dependable Mike Tanier to do the dependable Mike Tanier thing of finding humor and one or two actual comments of interest within the dependably repetitive day-long parade of coaches and general managers refusing to give the media any details about "THE PROCESS."
11 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2013, 12:47am by LionInAZ
19 Feb 2013, 08:08am by Mike Tanier
Forgot to post this yesterday, due to Daddy Duty. The ages of quarterback prospects, why it matters, and 120 hours in the life of Titus Young. Also at Sports on Earth: my wide receiver Top Fives continue with the Dolphins, and the Jets should be up by Wednesday.
23 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2013, 7:15pm by Jerry
12 Feb 2013, 07:42pm by Mike Tanier
It's that time of year: time for me to count down the top five players by position for all 32 NFL teams. This year, I am counting down wide receivers, and I am doing it at my little Tailgater blog over at Sports on Earth.
The Patriots are up first; I am starting with the AFC so I can put off worrying about 1930s "ends" for a few weeks or months. I will post an XP every time I complete a division, but feel free to stop by the Tailgater from time to time to see what I am up to. If it is too weird or wonky for the main site, it will be there.
69 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2013, 5:52am by Subrata Sircar
11 Feb 2013, 12:31pm by Mike Tanier
I know, I should not keep going back to the Jay Cutler well. But I am not the only one making him look silly in the name of self-branding: I am clearly in line behind his fiance. At any rate, here is some football stuff.
8 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 9:52pm by LionInAZ
04 Feb 2013, 09:09am by Mike Tanier
My general-audience bit on the clash of strategies, the blackout adventure, and what this really means for fullbacks.