07 Feb 2006, 01:49pm by P. Ryan Wilson
It took me most of the morning, but I was able to find an article that was about something other than the Super Bowl officiating. Anyway, it looks like the Jets might once again slap the franchise tag on DE John Abraham, and then ship him off to San Diego for QB Philip Rivers. Given that new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was Rivers' QB coach in San Diego, and that Pennington's health is still a question, this certainly seems plausible. And if it actually happens, it'll bring us one step closer to Brian Ball!
56 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 5:33pm by Will Allen
06 Feb 2006, 02:26pm by P. Ryan Wilson
DJ Gallo has this morning's headlines, only mentions the officiating once, and makes the astute observation that the NFL could've saved a few bucks by having Shaun Alexander and Casey Hampton sing the national anthem instead of Aaron Neville and Aretha Franklin. Alexander could've "done a fair interpretation of Neville's voice," while Hampton would've been "an almost exact body double for Franklin." Nice.
20 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2006, 12:45pm by LnGrrrR
06 Feb 2006, 11:55am by Michael David Smith
Peter King praises Hines Ward and also calls this "one of the worst Super Bowls I've ever covered."
67 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 12:14am by young curmudgeon
06 Feb 2006, 09:11am by Michael David Smith
Many years ago, when the Rolling Stones played on the Ed Sullivan Show, Mick Jagger was forced to change "Let's Spend the Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together." The world has changed in many ways, but the Stones still can't sing their songs on national television. ABC bleeped two words from two songs at last night's Super Bowl halftime show. If the Rolling Stones' lyrics are offensive, why were they booked?
37 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 1:04am by Shane S.
05 Feb 2006, 09:14pm by Michael David Smith
Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Jake Scott weren't included in the pregame introductions of previous Super Bowl most valuable players. Bradshaw wanted to be with his family and Scott was traveling in Australia. Montana, according to Newsday, skipped the introduction because the NFL wouldn't pay him a $100,000 appearance fee.
37 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 4:23pm by zlionsfan
04 Feb 2006, 04:05pm by Michael David Smith
You knew Troy Aikman and Reggie White would make it. The other new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are Harry Carson, John Madden, Warren Moon and Rayfield Wright. Art Monk was eliminated on the first round. I know Redskins fans won't like this, but I think we should all acknowledge that he's just never going to make it.
89 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2007, 12:45am by darian
04 Feb 2006, 12:39pm by Michael David Smith
James Brown is leaving the Fox pregame show for the CBS pregame show next season. Greg Gumbel will move from the pregame show to the booth, where he'll team with Dan Dierdorf as the No. 2 pairing. Dick Enberg will be demoted to a lower-level game, which means Colts-Steelers was probably the last NFL playoff game in Enberg's storied career.
27 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 4:54am by Chuck
03 Feb 2006, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz
I thought that every "Best Ever in Super Bowl History" list had been done. Thanks, Elliott Kalb, for proving me wrong with an article that does not suck. Tennessee fans should consult a doctor before clicking this link.
20 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2006, 11:47pm by B
03 Feb 2006, 06:19pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Bill Simmons picks his Super Bowl winner and with this column makes his 200th "the Bus is really fat!" joke. We get it, Jerome Bettis has a weight problem. Simmons also wonders if his Page 2 colleague, Skip Bayless, is on crack after his latest diatribe (see below).
32 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2006, 3:58pm by Another Craig B
03 Feb 2006, 05:01pm by Michael David Smith
A day before sportswriters vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and two days before they vote for Super Bowl MVP, take a look at this story about a high school sportswriter in Florida. The Tampa Tribune fired the writer for manipulating the results of a high school football award. The writer voted Marcello Trigg first on her ballot, then voted Trigg's chief rival eighth in an attempt to ensure that the rival wouldn't get enough points to win the award. Sure enough, Trigg won the award by two points.
42 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2006, 10:30pm by BjÃ¶rn
Ben Muth explains how Tampa Bay's backup running backs trampled all over San Francisco last week.