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.
01 Feb 2013, 12:28pm by Mike Tanier
A transparent attempt for me to drag up bad memories of Super Bowl XV
4 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 2:13pm by Raiderjoe
30 Jan 2013, 06:26pm by Mike Tanier
This is the official, high-profile "I taught Joe Flacco" story, with video of me accosting him on Media Day. I want to thank Colin Kaepernick's math teacher for helping out.
3 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2013, 4:44pm by Floyd
28 Jan 2013, 08:13am by Mike Tanier
This is one of those roundups of the craziness of Super Bowl week. Correction: it is MY roundup of the craziness of Super Bowl week, so it is rounder and upper than the others. Will drop an XP or two from New Orleans here this week.
20 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2013, 1:51pm by DisplacedPackerFan