22 Aug 2005, 08:11pm by Michael David Smith
Big surprise, Lawrence Phillips is in trouble with the law. I remember an interview one time with Tom Osborne, then the Nebraska coach, now a congressman. The interviewer asked Osborne why he didn't discipline Phillips more harshly, and Osborne's response was, "What would that have done for Lawrence Phillips?" The interviewer didn't respond to that, but my response would have been, "Maybe it would have taught him there are consequences to his actions." It's a lesson Phillips still hasn't learned.
19 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2005, 11:46pm by primantis
22 Aug 2005, 02:44pm by Michael David Smith
If you believe the numbers we use here at Football Outsiders, the rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer. As our friend Corey mentioned at the Pro Football Prospectus book signing in Chicago, Andre Davis has put up some surprisingly good numbers in Cleveland despite having a less-than-stellar group of quarterbacks throwing him the ball. Corey also blogged on the subject here.
33 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2005, 8:50pm by Oswlek
21 Aug 2005, 10:55pm by Al Bogdan
Eli Manning injured his elbow on Saturday night during a pre-season game and the Giants are "very concerned." Manning underwent an MRI, but the full results won't be available until Monday. If Eli's elbow injury is serious, it will be another long season in the Meadowlands for the Giants.
25 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2005, 8:37pm by Theo
21 Aug 2005, 11:28am by Russell Levine
Sports stories often throw around terms like "heroic," "courageous," and "tragic," seldom with true cause. Saturday's 49ers-Broncos game was overshadowed by a true tragedy, however, as San Francisco first-year offensive lineman Thomas Herrion, 23, collapsed and died following the game in Denver. The cause of his death his unknown.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Herrion family.
15 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2005, 7:51pm by Carl
19 Aug 2005, 04:40pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The first rule of Rookie Skits is - you do not talk about Rookie Skits. The second rule of Rookie Skits is - you DO NOT talk about Rookie Skits. Third rule of Rookie Skits, someone yells Stop!, goes limp, taps out, the skit is over. Fourth rule, only two guys to a skit. Fifth rule, one skit at a time, fellas. Sixth rule, no shirt, no shoes. Seventh rule, skits will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule, if this is your first night at Rookie Skits, you have to participate in a skit.
13 comments, Last at 21 Aug 2005, 3:12pm by zlionsfan
19 Aug 2005, 10:13am by P. Ryan Wilson
Poor Jesse Palmer. The way things are going, his appearance on "The Bachelor" might end up being the highlight of his football career. After some poor decision-making during New York's first preseason game, Palmer is in real danger of not making the team. And while hundreds of players get cut every preseason, it's usually not because 300-pound Jared Lorenzen beat them out of a job. And if that's not reason enough to be concerned, the Giants are also working out Tim Couch.
24 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2005, 7:57pm by Jerry F.
18 Aug 2005, 10:42am by P. Ryan Wilson
Apparently the quickest way to get holdouts and malcontents into camp is through snail mail. The Eagles sent T.O. a letter last week outlining all his misdeeds. Now, the Chargers have informed TE Antonio Gates via the Postal Service that if he doesn't sign a contract by this Saturday, he'll be suspended at least through the season opener. As long as everybody's sending out letters, maybe someone in Denver should make sure Maurice Clarett gets one too.
20 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2005, 5:54pm by someone
18 Aug 2005, 10:23am by P. Ryan Wilson
A few weeks ago I mentioned that Maurice Clarett signed an incentive-laden contract that didn't include a signing bonus. Which means no guaranteed money. Well, Clarett has missed nearly two weeks of practice due to a groin injury, has fallen to fifth on the depth chart, and is in real danger of getting cut.
13 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2005, 12:52pm by Will Allen
17 Aug 2005, 05:24pm by Michael David Smith
Yes, you read that right. The Chiefs' kicker has been arrested for breaking the nose of a bar bouncer. He's been charged with a felony count of substantial battery and one count of misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $15,000 signature bond.
20 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2005, 5:44pm by RowdyRoddyPiper
17 Aug 2005, 03:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Tom Brady dons the cover of this month's GQ, and the article provides an interesting glimpse into his life. It's not your typical look at an NFL superstar, but it does offer some unique perspectives you definitely wouldn't get from your local paper. For example, apparently Tom Brady and I have at least one thing in common: we both like internet porn. OK, I've said too much.
17 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2005, 3:49am by wyote
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?