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22 Apr 2014, 06:42am by Mike Tanier

The Decade-Long Drought

That's right, folks: TWO historical draft yarns by yours truly on Sports on Earth this week. While researching the story on the Supplemental Draft in 1984, I began following some of the loose threads of George Allen's career. The result: the strange story of the 1970s Redskins and their habit of trading every draft choice they owned, and at least one that they didn't!

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21 Apr 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Three Hours That Changed History

A look back at the 1984 USFL supplemental draft that brought Steve Young, Reggie White, and others into the NFL.

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11 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 11:12pm by The Hypno-Toad

14 Apr 2014, 06:49am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: NFL Cold Stove

There is a fine line between Tantric and tedious, folks.

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10 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2014, 2:21am by Jerry

07 Apr 2014, 06:50am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Double Dipping

The best multiple first-round picks in NFL history, including the 1996 Ravens taking Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis and many, many more.

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5 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2014, 11:40am by Kevin from Philly

31 Mar 2014, 07:28am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Manziel Mania!

Actually, this is all about tuning out Manziel Mania and spooling up your own game tape. But I guess that technically makes it part of Manziel mania.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2014, 6:16pm by LionInAZ

24 Mar 2014, 06:50am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Disaster Areas

The Panthers receiving corps, Cowboys defensive line, and Chiefs offensive line take center stage as I try to solve the NFL's stickiest depleted-roster situations.

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21 Mar 2014, 07:00am by Mike Tanier

They Coulda Been Contenders (But Fortunately Were Not)

If the NFL playoffs had expanded to 14 games in 1990, back when it expanded to 12, we would have coped with lots of 8-8 playoff teams in the last 20+ years. Here are some of the worst, including the Schottenheimer Redskins and Bubby Brister Eagles.

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24 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 3:05pm by nat

18 Mar 2014, 07:17am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Worst Mock Draft

Somehow the "ever" got dropped from the tagline, or else editorial did not thing it deserved it. By striving to create the worst possible mock draft, I get to discuss some free agent moves while shining a light on teams' strengths instead of weaknesses.

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6 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2014, 5:35pm by Mr Shush

14 Mar 2014, 09:38am by Mike Tanier

A Night at the Bum Phillips Opera

The gang at Monk Parrots have been working on this production for so long that I think I mentioned it in a Walkthrough. Bum Phillips: All American Opera is the labor of love of some intellectual folks of diverse tastes who wanted to tell a football story in a totally different way. Kindred spirits to the Football Outsiders gang, in many ways.

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3 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2014, 4:48pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

10 Mar 2014, 06:45am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Bargain Bin

Film breakdowns and musings on Cortland Finnegan, Jason Avant, and others. My Patriots GM for a Day feature is also on Sports on Earth as of Monday, and it includes Cialis jokes.

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3 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2014, 2:52pm by Arkaein