08 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports: "Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., claimed at the end of a Thursday hearing that he will sponsor legislation to strip the NFL of the antitrust exemption that permits the league to negotiate its television contracts for all 32 franchises, rather than have the teams do so individually."
154 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 11:59am by fromanchu
07 Dec 2006, 04:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I don't know if you're aware, but Jason Whitlock's "NFL Truths" column has moved from Page 2 to AOL (and it's now called "NFL Real Talk"). Anyway, in his most recent effort he suggests that Ladainian Tomlinson is better than Jim Brown, Joe Gibbs should be fired, Eric Mangini deserves a lot of credit, and Michigan did not get "screwed by the BCS." He also thinks Jeff George would've saved Oakland's season and Tom Walsh's job. Okay, I made that last one up, but it certainly sounds like something Whitlock might say with a straight face.
78 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 9:05pm by Richie
07 Dec 2006, 02:06pm by Aaron Schatz
No, this mailbag question was not submitted by John Madden. (Click link to read more.)
07 Dec 2006, 02:01pm by Ned Macey
Is there a curse of Bill Polian that we need to look into? (Click link to read more.)
07 Dec 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's an interesting story from ESPN.com on how NFL players are getting caught up in this whole fantasy football thing. I think I might be the only person on the planet not playing fantasy football, but if I did, my team would definitely be named Juneimus D Great.
43 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 10:42am by Kuato
06 Dec 2006, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Does Michael Clayton have any hope for a brighter future? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try and find out. (Click link to read more.)
06 Dec 2006, 11:23am by P. Ryan Wilson
To me, this seems pretty obvious. Even if backup Brooks Bollinger is injured, the Vikings can't let Brad Johnson back on the field. Ever. Complicating matters, rookie Tavaris Jackson doesn't feel prepared to take over the job since he's mainly worked on the scout team this season. After Johnson's four-interception performance last week, I don't think it matters.
40 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 5:37pm by Pacifist Viking
05 Dec 2006, 05:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I'll file this under: "Columns that will make FO readers throw things at their computer monitors." That's right, Don Banks holds his third annual December re-draft! My favorite pick? No. 18.
115 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2006, 3:41am by Eddo
05 Dec 2006, 02:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From Page 2: "What's worse than punting when trailing late? TMQ says it's punting with the game still in reach, then going for it when all hope is lost."
51 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 10:57am by bengt
05 Dec 2006, 12:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From the AP: "Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is kicking himself for listening to his kicker. Jason Elam suggested a fake field goal at the end of the first half Sunday night against Seattle. The call backfired when Elam gained just 2 yards and strained his left hamstring on the play in a 23-20 loss."
At least Shanahan is able to keep a sense of humor about things, I guess: "'Jason is faster than you think,' Shanahan retorted. 'He was like a 4.7 coming out of college -- even though that was 38 years ago.'" Oooh, burn!
17 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2006, 10:43pm by SOW
Two more blowouts this weekend have us asking: has this been the worst set of playoff games we've ever seen? Plus, DVOA and DYAR ratings from Sunday.