19 Nov 2005, 02:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Sorry, Simmons fans, forgot to stick this up yesterday. This is Bill's take on which teams are playoff pretenders and contenders. Tampa Bay officially now has swagger. His take is pretty close to mine, except that I would not list Jacksonville as "the good bad team." I'd list them as "the complete confusing team." And I would list Seattle as one of the favorites. Bill is right -- when the Red Sox and White Sox have won the last two World Series, maybe we shouldn't be obsessing over Seattle's playoff history.
34 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 3:10pm by Tony
18 Nov 2005, 05:22pm by Michael David Smith
You might not know the name Gary Glitter, but you know his music. His song "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" is played at just about every football game. (It's the one where everyone yells "Hey!") Glitter was convicted in Britain in 1999 of possessing child pornography, and he's now wanted for questioning in Vietnam in connection with allegations about a 15-year-old girl. He was previously banned from Cambodia for undisclosed reasons.
Hat tip: Data Janitor.
19 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2005, 7:36pm by Suzanne
18 Nov 2005, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Make my funk the P(ortis)-Funk, I want to get funked up. I want the bomb, I want the P(ortis)-Funk, I want to get funked up.
19 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2005, 9:10am by Harris
18 Nov 2005, 12:35pm by Michael David Smith
When confronted with a quote from this week's Sports Illustrated, Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt said, "I don't know who the anonymous player was, and I will tell you this: I'm here to answer football questions - not tabloid questions." He was referring to this passage from the first paragraph of an article by Michael Silver:
10 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2005, 1:46pm by BlueStarDude
18 Nov 2005, 10:02am by P. Ryan Wilson
I'm sure I'm dating myself here, but I have vivid memories of Joe Theismann breaking his leg in that Monday night game against Lawrence Taylor and the New York Giants. Even though I was pretty young, I remember being impressed by LT jumping up after the play and frantically waving the medical staff onto the field, even though he was primarily known for his on-field tenacity and off-field problems. I also remember wondering why the network insisted on showing replay after replay of Theismann's leg actually snapping. That's something I didn't get then, and I don't get now.
48 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2005, 12:19pm by little red tractor
17 Nov 2005, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
We're all sick of the T.O. talk, but absent from the complaints about his personality is a discussion of what this case means from a legal perspective. FOXSports.com legal analyst Rob Becker believes Owens will not win his arbitration hearing on Friday, because in his contract the Eagles agree to pay him for his services, but do not guarantee that they will use said services. The wrench in the works is the issue of incentive clauses; are the Eagles breaching the contract by not allowing Owens the attempt to achieve those goals?
22 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2005, 10:46pm by Dan Riley
17 Nov 2005, 11:14am by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's Shannon Sharpe on his radio show Monday: "Boller plays just good enough to get himself cut and [the coach] fired - which is a lose-lose situation."
Here's Kyle Boller in today's Baltimore Sun: "I've got my teammates behind me ... I need to listen to those people. It doesn't matter what Shannon Sharpe says. That doesn't mean anything to me."
Yes, it's easy to blame Boller, but it's not his fault that Jamal Lewis suddenly turned into a pumpkin, and the offensive line has decided that blocking people is optional. (free registration/bugmenot required)
34 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2005, 5:22pm by Becephalus
16 Nov 2005, 07:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
... with one condition: improvements to Arrowhead Stadium, including a rolling roof to keep out the February cold.
When I first saw the headline I must admit I was intrigued by the idea of a Super Bowl actually being played outdoors in cold weather. Fancy that.
42 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2005, 1:56am by SJM
16 Nov 2005, 07:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Once upon a time, the 46 defense was supposed to revitalize the Baltimore Ravens, while Derrick Mason finally turned Kyle Boller into a real life NFL quarterback. It was not to be. With Brian Billick likely gone after this season, what steps should Baltimore take to begin the rebuilding process? (Free registration required)
19 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 4:17pm by JOHN DEIBEL
16 Nov 2005, 02:31pm by Ned Macey
Sports Illustrated's Jeffri Chadiha wins the award for first major columnist to astutely point out the drag Daunte Culpepper was on Minnesota's special teams. Thanks to James for pointing this out.
16 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 9:58pm by someone
Is a high-variance quarterback inherently worth more to a team that's a fringe contender? What in the heck has gotten into Jerricho Cotchery? Why is Jared Cook so confusing?