25 Aug 2014, 10:46am by Matt Waldman
Nebraska runner Ameer Abdullah’s 43-yard touchdown vs. Illinois offers a sound example of the difficulties of judging speed without a stopwatch, but why it’s still as important as the 40-time.
5 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d
25 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier
This is, in some ways, my ultimate Mandatory Monday at Sports on Earth. In other ways, it is just another On the Rise list.
11 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 9:59pm by v3456d
24 Aug 2014, 05:47pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar talks 2014 season predictions with Greg Rasheed, including Super Bowl favorites, surprise teams, RGIII's awful slides, the impact of Darrelle Revis and all the penalty flags.
1 comment, Last at 28 Aug 2014, 8:58pm by RIDE
24 Aug 2014, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Tough break here for the Rams and for Sam Bradford, who will miss the entire 2014 season after another tear in his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against Cleveland. It's the same ACL he tore in the middle of last year. Veteran Shaun Hill now becomes the Rams' starting quarterback; he at least has a good track record of avoiding turnovers. They'll surely be scouring the waiver wire the next week or two to find a better backup than Austin Davis. Meanwhile, this is probably the end for Bradford in St. Louis, as he has a cap number around $16 million for next year.
45 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d
22 Aug 2014, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Mike Tanier's solution to the "XP are easy" problem: Move them to the 1-yard line, and more coaches will go for two, which will make the game more exciting.
22 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 9:58pm by v3456d
21 Aug 2014, 09:08pm by Vincent Verhei
Robert Mays at Grantland searches for an NFL equivalent to the NBA's corner three-pointer, a low-risk, high-reward play that works for most teams in most situations. After you've read his research and his conclusion, you might be interested in this and this.
Hat tip to reader Bowl Game Anomaly for the suggestion.
4 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:21pm by v3456d
21 Aug 2014, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz
No, seriously, we finally made this work. (Click to read more.)
11 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d
20 Aug 2014, 09:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, somebody introduced the SBNation people to the Vox people. Mix politics and college football and you know this all ends with Jonathan Chait complaining about Ohio State again.
Actually, there are some pretty cool maps in here: where players come from, why they all end up in the SEC, and why they all wouldn't have ended up in the SEC 50 years ago since, you know, a lot of them are African-American.
1 comment, Last at 21 Aug 2014, 9:13am by Will Allen
19 Aug 2014, 09:35pm by Vincent Verhei
Better late than never, here's a link to this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, in which Peter King checks out Levi's Stadium, discusses the development of Blake Bortles, and looks at the penalty explosion of the preseason.
2 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2014, 6:19pm by LionInAZ
DeMarco Murray is the toast of the NFL, but injury and team issues clouded some observers' view of his talent. Texas RB Malcolm Brown might have the same problem this winter.