Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Feb 2006, 10:04pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Read This Column at 64 Million Times the Speed of Light!

In his penultimate column of the 2005 season, Gregg Easterbrook discusses the State of the Union, "premium destroyed" jeans, Bonnie Bernstein's new consulting service, intelligent design, and, oh yeah, the Super Bowl.

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88 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2006, 11:56am by Pat

07 Feb 2006, 07:07pm by Michael David Smith

Dr. Z: My Least-Favorite Super Bowl

Paul Zimmerman writes, "after covering, live, all but the first Super Bowl, I can honestly say this was the one I disliked the most."

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40 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 7:03pm by Jake Brake

07 Feb 2006, 05:10pm by Michael David Smith

Who's Going to Super Bowl XLI?

For those who are already over Steelers-Seahawks and ready to think about next year, take a look at the odds to get to the Super Bowl in 2007, courtesy of MGM Mirage Race & Sports Book. Colts-Seahawks is the most likely matchup, the oddsmakers say. The 49ers, Titans and Jets face the longest odds.

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65 comments, Last at 20 May 2006, 2:38am by Haley

07 Feb 2006, 01:49pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Jets May Franchise Abraham Again

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!

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56 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 5:33pm by Will Allen

06 Feb 2006, 02:26pm by P. Ryan Wilson

The Beauty of Super Sunday

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.

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20 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2006, 12:45pm by LnGrrrR

06 Feb 2006, 11:55am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Ward the Warrior

Peter King praises Hines Ward and also calls this "one of the worst Super Bowls I've ever covered."

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67 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 12:14am by young curmudgeon

06 Feb 2006, 09:11am by Michael David Smith

ABC Edits Rolling Stones' Lyric Malfunction

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?

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37 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 1:04am by Shane S.

05 Feb 2006, 09:14pm by Michael David Smith

Montana Asks for $100K, Skips MVP Ceremony

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.

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37 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 4:23pm by zlionsfan

04 Feb 2006, 04:05pm by Michael David Smith

Carson, Madden, Moon, Wright, Aikman, White Enter Hall

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.

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89 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2007, 12:45am by darian

04 Feb 2006, 12:39pm by Michael David Smith

James Brown Jumps Ship from Fox to CBS

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.

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27 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 4:54am by Chuck