07 Nov 2006, 03:45pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Gregg Easterbrook asks a simple question: "Why does injured reserve exist at all? Injured reserve seems to have two functions: to force owners to pay players to do nothing, and to prevent fans from seeing players who sustained injuries, then recovered."
55 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2006, 2:00pm by GlennW
07 Nov 2006, 01:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The Sports Media Guide has a great interview with Rick Gosselin, the NFL columnist for the Dallas Morning News. It's amazing to hear how much the NFL -- and its relationship with the media -- has changed in the last 30 years.
14 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2006, 7:18pm by Jerry
07 Nov 2006, 11:11am by P. Ryan Wilson
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell really takes his job seriously. When he's not suspending players for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, he's busy keeping NFL footage off the internets: "... the NFL's director of corporate communications, Brian McCarthy, confirmed that 'we recently asked the site to remove more than 3,000 clips featuring NFL game footage. The site complied.'" (free registration/bugmenot required)
130 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2006, 4:35pm by joel in providence
06 Nov 2006, 10:51pm by Mike Tanier
Highlights from this week’s Audibles at the Line. (Click link to read more.)
06 Nov 2006, 09:57pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier justifies some of the unusual placements in the current DVOA rankings. (Click link to read more.)
06 Nov 2006, 12:45pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Anybody want to guess what Peter King leads with this morning?
77 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2006, 3:43pm by Marko
06 Nov 2006, 11:59am by P. Ryan Wilson
While the Ravens continue to play inspired football, the AFC North defending champion Bengals have dropped four of five after starting the season 3-0, including yesterday's 26-20 loss in Baltimore. Chad Johnson's not happy about the offense, T.J. Houshmandzadeh questioned the officiating and Carson Palmer had a few words for Chris Henry after the second-year wide receiver jogged after a Hail Mary pass that was eventually intercepted.
24 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2006, 8:38pm by Tighthead
05 Nov 2006, 01:06am by Bill Barnwell
Me and Matt Cassel could become close friends cause we both never see the field and he wants to talk to me.
Jim Sorgi probably doesn't remember Roxy Music in '72, but this week's Boston Sports Media Watch feature takes a look at how rare it is for a backup QB like Cassel or Sorgi (Casorgi? Sorgisel? Thank god they're not getting married) to have to take the reins of their team over.
12 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 11:45am by dryheat
03 Nov 2006, 11:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz tries to examine the effects of blowouts on DVOA, particularly in the Steelers abnormally high DVOA despite a poor record. (Click link to read more.)
03 Nov 2006, 11:57am by P. Ryan Wilson
Nothing like a bunch of crotchety old guys from the '72 Dolphins -- the last team to go undefeated -- waiting for the remaining unbeaten teams to fall so they can bust out the bubbly. If nothing else, I guess it helps take their minds off the '06 Dolphins.
62 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2006, 1:20am by Don
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.