Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Jan 2005, 11:58pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Eye on the Eagles

You've heard a lot about Bill Belichick, but do you know that the other team in this year's Super Bowl also has a coach? According to Russell Levine, the NFC Championship proves that more than one skilled strategist is guiding a team into Jacksonville. Plus, what do the Falcons need to do to improve, a Martz Award cop-out, and plenty of T.O. ankle talk that will make Rodney Harrison think you don't give his ankles enough respect.

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17 Jan 2005, 08:51pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Can't Anyone Here Coach This Game?

Are there any good coaches in the NFL? Based on the reactions of fans and media to the weekend's Divsional games, Russell Levine wonders if there are -- and you can help him find out. Plus, reactions to the Patriots' mugging of Indianpolis, thoughts on the Championship games and the weekly Mike Martz Award.

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10 Jan 2005, 07:55pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Flag Frenzy

If the wild card weekend proved anything, it was that the NFL's officials are still emphasizing the illegal contact rules for defensive backs. Will that be bad news for the Patriots against Peyton Manning and the Colts? Russell weighs in with his thoughts, predictions on all four divisional games, and the weekly Mike Martz Award.

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07 Jan 2005, 01:09pm by Russell Levine

Junkie Special: USC Dynasty in Full Bloom

In this special edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie reprinted from Thursday's New York Sun, Russell examines the budding dyansty at USC in the wake of the Trojans' destruction of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and also looks into the question "Did the BCS have the right matchup?"

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03 Jan 2005, 06:11pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: BCS Me ASAP

Coming off a 72-hour football bender and halfway through the BCS, Russell checks in with a slew of bowl observations. Should Dolphins fans be worried about Nick Saban? Why is Bobby Petrino still the Louisville coach? Will Russell actually give Michigan coach Lloyd Carr the Mike Martz Award? Plus, a stunning admission from the author -- he's OK with the BCS.

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27 Dec 2004, 06:53pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Holiday Feast?

The holiday weekend was supposed to be a four-day NFL festival, but without flexible scheduling, a number of the matchups fell short. Russell breaks down all the NFL developments, plus offers his commentary on the AP's decison to pull out of the BCS, reprinted from the New York Sun.

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20 Dec 2004, 04:05pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Cut That Meat!

So what if Peyton Manning didn't set the touchdown-pass record against Baltimore? He has still turned in the best performance by an NFL player in a TV ad this decade. Plus, did the Buccaneers actually sell their soul to win the Super Bowl? And Russell considers himself a candidate for the Mike Martz Award before settling on a more worthy recipient.

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13 Dec 2004, 05:52pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Playoffs? Playoffs?

Much to Jim Mora, Sr.'s chagrin, somebody has to fill the final playoff spots in the NFC. Russell Levine has his take on the field in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie. Plus, thoughts on Mike Tice, the coaching carousel, and that British guy that once called an NFL game.

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06 Dec 2004, 11:14pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Threesome

Russell Levine looks at the final weekend of the college football season, and how the BCS works and doesn't work. What is three divided by two, and why will football fans be protesting alongside radicals in Berkeley? Plus, a look at the best non-BCS bowls and the start of silly season.

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29 Nov 2004, 06:58pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Wake Up!

Are you an East Coast sports fan struggling to stay awake through late-night games? Russell Levine feels your pain. Plus, a feel-good story in Oakland, some bad tidings in Dallas, and the always-amusing BCS update. Well, amusing unless you are a Boston College or Texas fan.

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