12 Sep 2005, 09:44pm by Michael David Smith
A pregame scuffle between the Falcons and Eagles resulted in Jeremiah Trotter and Kevin Mathis being ejected. This happened before a Florida-Florida State game once. Has anyone ever seen it in the NFL? I don't think I've ever seen an official throw a flag during pregame warmups. The ref is looking in the replay booth to see what happened, which I believe is improper, as there's no listing in the rule book that allows the ref to review such things. Are you ready for some football?
46 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2005, 12:28pm by Gaius
12 Sep 2005, 07:15pm by Al Bogdan
Hope you didn't pick Patrick Ramsey as your quarterback in the Loser League contest. Instead of waiting to see if Ramsey will be able to play Sunday after suffering a sprained neck, Joe Gibbs decided to name Mark Brunell the starter right away. I'm guessing the Redskins are on their third starting QB by Week 5.
32 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2005, 8:20pm by heavyjumbo
12 Sep 2005, 06:18pm by Michael David Smith
The Saints will play four home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., and three in the Alamodome in San Antonio this season. The Saints will play the weekends of Oct. 30-31, Nov. 6-7, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 17-19 on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. The San Antonio games will be on the weekends of Oct. 2-3, Oct. 16-17 and Dec. 24-26. Specific days and starting times for those games have not been determined. The four home games at Baton Rouge will be against Miami, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Carolina. The San Antonio games will be against Buffalo, Atlanta and Detroit.
4 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2005, 1:28pm by The Real Mora
12 Sep 2005, 04:18pm by Michael David Smith
This is a major blow to a team many expected to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Kris Jenkins tore his ACL in Sunday's opener against the Saints. He'll miss the rest of the season. Jenkins established himself as one of the best players in football in 2003, but he missed 12 games last year with a shoulder injury and now won't be on the field again until 2006.
7 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2005, 1:31pm by Starshatterer
12 Sep 2005, 11:56am by Ned Macey
Does Brett Favre have any thoughts on Walker's contract situation now?
UPDATE: As is mentioned in the comments and is now in the linked article, Walker is done for the year. Now Favre can back up his pre-season statements that they did not need Javon to win.
32 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2005, 4:13pm by MRH
12 Sep 2005, 11:19am by P. Ryan Wilson
In Peter King's Week 1 MMQB, he pleads with Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the team in New Orleans, gives Willie Parker some props, uses the phrase "defense of the week" to describe ... gasp! ... the Chiefs, and names Chad Pennington the Goat of the Week. King also pimps the Drew Bledsoe-Burger King commercial, gives due respect to Rodney Harrison, and recognizes Ohio University -- his alma mater -- as they beat the Miami Dolphins of the Big East, the Pitt Panthers.
87 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2005, 9:41pm by B
12 Sep 2005, 10:03am by P. Ryan Wilson
Did anyone else think it was kinda weird that the Ravens called consecutive timeouts with 1:35 on the clock in the fourth quarter of a 24-0 game? I know it's one thing to avoid a shutout in a Week 1 home opener, but keeping people healthy seems important too. In other Ravens-related news, QB Kyle Boller suffered a 3rd quarter injury, but his backup, Anthony Wright, didn't fare much better.
54 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2005, 8:13pm by bobman
11 Sep 2005, 02:09pm by Michael David Smith
Our friend Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News has a good look at what it would take for the 49ers to turn things around, and whether the path they're setting out on is similar to what other teams that have made successful turnarounds have done.
6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 8:52pm by Miles
09 Sep 2005, 09:10am by P. Ryan Wilson
To paraphrase Richard Hayden:
"Skip Bayless columns are like fish in a barrel, my friend. Bayless is the fish, FO readers are the barrel. Fish in a barrel."
OK, not the perfect analogy, but you get the point. In his latest installment, Bayless makes maybe the least convincing argument ever for why the Patriots won't make it back to the Super Bowl.
62 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 1:46am by deadteddy8
08 Sep 2005, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz
In the last 20 years, how many times have the Seattle Seahawks had a record that did not fall between 10-6 and 6-10? Believe it or not, the answer is once: 1992, when they went 2-14. Greg Bishop of the Seattle Times asked us to do a little research for this article on the NFL's most terminally wheel-spinning franchise, and we discovered that Seattle on average finishes just 1.3 wins away from 8-8 every year, the lowest figure in the NFL.
21 comments, Last at 04 Jul 2006, 1:16am by Bryan
Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and should be the highest-paid. We can all agree on that. But this guest column by Kevin Kolbe explains why salaries for other quarterbacks are all out of whack.