27 Oct 2006, 11:35am by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's an interesting read in today's New York Times about that big laminated card head coaches are always referring to during games. Giants GM Ernie Accorsi only manages to get in one "They remind me of the menu at Denny's" reference. (Free registration required.)
25 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 1:31am by Justin Zeth
26 Oct 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson
If you aren't a Tiki Barber fan, you might be after reading this. Barber rips those critics who question his motives for retiring at the end of the season, including "the ultimate character guy" Michael Irvin.
43 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 2:30pm by Sophandros
26 Oct 2006, 09:58am by P. Ryan Wilson
Every year somebody writes the "You don't want to know what goes on at the bottom of a pile" column and every year I manage to learn something new. Like, say, this comment from old-time cheap-shot artists Conrad Dobler (1972-81): "Some people get vasectomies. I used to give 'em." And I'm pretty sure Dobler didn't go to medical school.
10 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 10:03am by PackMan
26 Oct 2006, 09:38am by Doug Farrar
An interesting New York Times article about the league's Officiating Control Center, and what goes on during games. Broadcast crews call in for rules explanations, the Hasselbeck and Roethlisberger hits are featured on the big screen for the eventual comp tape that goes to the commissioner, copious notes are taken on any number of infractions, and Mike Pereira's office decor is revealed. (Free registration required.)
19 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 7:42pm by Jerry
25 Oct 2006, 12:47pm by Doug Farrar
Doug Farrar takes a look at Terrell Owens compared to his top teammate from 2000 to now. This year’s answer might come as a surprise. (Click link to read more.)
25 Oct 2006, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson
It's official: "The NFL will play as many as two regular-season games per year outside the United States starting in 2007, with Mexico, Canada, England and Germany as possible sites for starters." And you know what this means: More Joe Theismann for everybody!
87 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 4:14pm by Kris H
24 Oct 2006, 03:50pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Gregg Easterbrook has some thoughts on Michael Vick and the Atlanta offense.
68 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2006, 8:42am by bengt
24 Oct 2006, 01:03pm by Mike Tanier
A rare disease is affecting offensive coordinators, including the recently fired Maurice Carthon. (Click link to read more.)
1 comment, Last at 26 Sep 2011, 3:55am by gfaga
24 Oct 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz answers a question as to why the Dallas defense is ranked so high in defensive DVOA. (Click link to read more.)
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