03 Feb 2006, 05:01pm by Michael David Smith
A day before sportswriters vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and two days before they vote for Super Bowl MVP, take a look at this story about a high school sportswriter in Florida. The Tampa Tribune fired the writer for manipulating the results of a high school football award. The writer voted Marcello Trigg first on her ballot, then voted Trigg's chief rival eighth in an attempt to ensure that the rival wouldn't get enough points to win the award. Sure enough, Trigg won the award by two points.
42 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2006, 10:30pm by BjÃ¶rn
03 Feb 2006, 12:40pm by P. Ryan Wilson
You know, after read this, I almost want Seattle to win. That's what Skip Bayless does to people. Thank god for Kevin Jackson, who should get some kind of lifetime achievement ESPY for his efforts.
47 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2006, 12:58pm by Daniel
02 Feb 2006, 09:02pm by Michael David Smith
Gee, big surprise, the Lions have botched something. This time it was the hiring of Mike Martz, who declined their offer to become offensive coordinator because they couldn't meet his financial terms. Of course, if Matt Millen hadn't given Steve Mariucci a ridiculous contract with $25 million guaranteed, the Lions would have more money to pay their assistants. Have I ever mentioned that I don't think highly of Millen?
31 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 11:31pm by NF
02 Feb 2006, 03:38pm by Michael David Smith
Referee Bill Leavy has been named to head the seven-man crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XL. You might remember Leavy as the referee who overturned the ruling on the field of a Denver first down with 2:01 left in the December Broncos-Chiefs game. That gave Kansas City the ball back and allowed the Chiefs to run out the clock. It was the right call and a gutsy call. Leavy is a good choice.
78 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2006, 11:55am by Trogdor
02 Feb 2006, 02:38pm by Michael David Smith
This is always one of my favorite pre-Super Bowl features. Paul Zimmerman goes through the Steelers and the Seahawks position-by-position and tells us which team has the better player.
49 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 8:27pm by Jerry
02 Feb 2006, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz
A preview of my Super Bowl preview, audio style. Before we started I said I was going to keep this shorter and it ended up going a half hour anyway. I just like to talk football, I guess. There are a lot more pregnant pauses in this interview compared to the first one, probably an indication that I really need a nap that lasts, I dunno, two weeks or so.
6 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 11:08am by admin
02 Feb 2006, 12:13pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Blue Horseshoe loves Grant Bowman. This should be a lesson to us all: If you get released from an NFL team, take a desk job, hope your team makes it to the Super Bowl, pray for an injury, and hope you get re-signed to the practice squad before the bus leaves for the airport.
4 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2006, 11:23pm by Ruben
02 Feb 2006, 10:53am by P. Ryan Wilson
For me, the endless drama that is the McNabb-Owens story can be described in one tidy little sentence: The gift that keeps on giving. This makes the "Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" angle almost seem fresh.
62 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 1:34am by dCalla
02 Feb 2006, 08:22am by Michael David Smith
The Smoking Gun has finally gotten its hands on the police report that details the infamous incident of the Carolina Panthers cheerleaders in the bathroom stall. Hat tip: Deadspin.com.
14 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2006, 8:49pm by BjÃ¶rn
01 Feb 2006, 07:33pm by Michael David Smith
I'm not sure what Jim Thomas means when he writes that Mike Martz has accepted an offer to become the Lions' offensive coordinator, only to add, "But it's not quite a done deal. As of mid-day Wednesday, contract terms had yet to be worked out." I don't think you've accepted an offer if you haven't agreed to a contract. But it sounds like this deal is going to get done, and if you're a Lions fan you have to be thrilled.
22 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2006, 9:04pm by zlionsfan
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?"