05 Oct 2006, 10:11am by P. Ryan Wilson
The subtitle to this Don Banks column reads: "2006 has proved many of our perceptions wrong." And in case there's any confusion, he's using the royal "our" here.
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04 Oct 2006, 11:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders has the only game more fun than Risk to play during the Packers-Eagles game. (Click link to read more.)
04 Oct 2006, 11:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Randy Moss is continuing to struggle in a Raiders uniform, but does that mean he is done? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to attempt to find the future of Randy Moss. (Click link to read more.)
04 Oct 2006, 09:34pm by Doug Farrar
From the AP: "Robinson appeared in Municipal Court in Seattle, where he pleaded guilty last year to drunken driving. At the time, he was given a five-year sentence that was suspended on condition he not drink or have any other law violations. The former first-round draft pick was then released by the Seattle Seahawks and signed by the Minnesota Vikings. But Robinson was charged with drunk driving again after he was stopped for speeding in August in Minnesota near the Vikings' training camp, leading to Wednesday's hearing.
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04 Oct 2006, 01:01pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The fact that the unnamed Oakland coach specifically in charge of replay challenges totally blew an important replay challenge -- in a game the Raiders eventually lost ... after leading by 18 points -- pretty much encapsulates this team's season. Compounding matters, Randy Moss later admitted to Chris Myers that "I'm not concerned about football right now ... I'm loving life." Not exactly what you want to hear from your No. 1 receiver if you're Art Shell.
45 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 2:01am by Peter
03 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
I guess playing like crap during a nationally broadcast game is not a good idea. The Wisconsin writers were calling for this, and they got it. Seriously, though, was Carroll that bad? I don't mean "was Carroll so bad that they had to take away his starting job and sign Charles Woodson," because the answer to that one is clearly "yes." But unless I'm mistaken, the Packers are on the hook for Carroll's salary for this season. That's a sunk cost. Most teams carry five cornerbacks.
65 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 9:08pm by Zac
03 Oct 2006, 02:02pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week Gregg Easterbrook mixes things up and talks about high school football. Still no answer to the question of why Briscoe High is allowed to field a team of 20-year-olds that routinely maims opponents, but we do find out about the school's namesake.
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03 Oct 2006, 10:14am by P. Ryan Wilson
Boy, people in San Diego really aren't happy with Marty Schottenheimer. After Sunday's loss to the Ravens -- which included a second half game plan put together before the invention of the forward pass -- Keenan McCardell admitted to being "a little ticked off" at the play calling. And GM A.J. Smith offered a less-than-ringing-endorsement of Schottenheimer when he said he didn't anticipate any coaching changes this season should the team continue to lose close games.
89 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 1:41pm by asg
02 Oct 2006, 11:52pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier takes a look at the difference making touchdown pass from Donavan McNabb to Greg Lewis against the Packers last week. (Click link to read more.)
As actual NFL football returns to our lives, we have observations on good quarterback play in Dallas, bad quarterback play in Denver, the Olympics, baseball, taxes, and mermaids.