04 Nov 2005, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, if you've been waiting for Bill Simmons to give his take on Pats-Colts, here it is. Guess who he picks. C'mon, guess. The idea here is that the Pats are just too hungry for the Colts to beat them. Which is fine and dandy, except here are a few names that Bill doesn't mention when talking about how the three-time champions simply will not accept losing: Duane Starks, Arturo Freeman, Nick Kazcur, Monty Beisel, and Heath Evans. This game isn't about Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi. It's about whether those guys can fill the holes.
55 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2005, 3:53pm by PatsFan
03 Nov 2005, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz
I don't mean to pick on Mr. Clayton, but I just had to point this article out as a particularly egregious example of Colts-Patriots overhype. Clayton writes: "Since 2003, the Colts and Patriots have met four times with everything on the line, and the Patriots won all four." Wait a minute, everything on the line? John, last year the teams met in the first game of the season. How much could possibly be on the line in the first game of the season?
33 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 11:21am by Purds
03 Nov 2005, 03:28pm by Michael David Smith
Paul Zimmerman outlines the process of narrowing down the preliminary list of 112 Hall of Fame nominees to 25 who will move on to the next round. I don't find much to disagree with, and he pretty well captures my opinion of Michael Irvin: "Michael annoys the hell out of me with all that nonsense he comes up with on ESPN, but we're not supposed to let that influence our ballots."
39 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 2:22pm by Harris
03 Nov 2005, 02:23pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Because of those pesky cell phones going off at inopportune times, Packers head coach Mike Sherman cut short his press conference, and then canceled Brett Favre's press conference. And if you don't think it's a big deal, consider the punishment for Green Bay players who are guilty of this infraction during team meetings:
"That's a big-time no-no," long snapper Rob Davis said. "Big-time. Really, really bad."
What would happen?
24 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2005, 1:30pm by HLF
03 Nov 2005, 01:07pm by Michael David Smith
Ben Roethlisberger has had arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss Sunday's game against the Packers. Charlie Batch is expected to get the start behind center against Green Bay. Michael David Smith is expected to get the old Charlie Batch Lions jersey out of the mothballs, just for old time's sake.
27 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2005, 6:16pm by big_adventure
03 Nov 2005, 10:59am by Aaron Schatz
How hard would it be to install a college football playoff? As our fellow FOXSports.com partners at College Football News point out, no team ranked lower than fourth before the bowl games has ever won the national championship. We're never going to end up in a situation where there are more than four unbeaten teams from the major conferences. So why not pit no. 1 against no. 4 and no. 2 against no. 3 in the bowl games, and then add one single game over winter break to determine the champion?
62 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 7:01pm by Zac
03 Nov 2005, 09:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
During the Cards quarterback carousel last season, I mentioned that you shouldn't be surprised to see Neil Lomax eventually named the starter. Thanks to Denny Green, it still could happen.
6 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 8:52pm by Vince
03 Nov 2005, 12:52am by Aaron Schatz
Teen Titans Go! No, I'm not talking about the Tennessee defense, I'm talking about all the wide receivers with numbers in the teens. Essentially, Roy Williams here is saying that number 88 makes you look boxy. What is this, an episode of "Sex in the City?" "Miranda, do I look fat in this number?"
14 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 4:57pm by princeton73
02 Nov 2005, 06:11pm by Michael David Smith
The owners of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, a member of the United Indoor Football Association, have put their team up for bid on eBay. The opening bid is $100,000. The principal owner says he's lost about $35,000 on the team. If anyone knows anything about indoor football (as opposed to Arena Football), I'd love to hear about it in comments.
10 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 10:44am by Catholic Samurai
02 Nov 2005, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz
I'm not saying that the collapse of the Green Bay Packers can be entirely placed upon the shoulders of Mike Sherman. I'm just saying that the players on a 1-6 team probably are way down on the list of people who should be giving advice about hiring or firing a head coach. If I were in the Packers front office, I would be a little more concerned with things like playcalling, improvement of young players, and personnel decisions.
16 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 2:42am by Antonio Chatman
The league's northern divisions pose a number of meaty questions, such as: "Is the Bears' offense due for a repeat performance?" "Why do the Lions have such pronounced splits?" and "Has Johnny Manziel made the Cleveland brass even crazier?"