28 Sep 2006, 11:03am by P. Ryan Wilson
After "scolding another seventh-grader over what the notorious linebacker considered dirty play," former dirty player Bill Romanowski has been given the go-ahead by the recreation league director to continue coaching his son's team. And it's a good thing because what happens when one of those seventh-graders hauls off an punches someone in the face and breaks an eye socket? Who'll be there to give them a high-five?
12 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 6:23am by Megamanic
28 Sep 2006, 12:22am by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier tries to figure out how to react to the news of Terrell Owens potential suicide attempt. (Click link to read more.)
27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz
We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)
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27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz
We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?
100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!
27 Sep 2006, 12:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I understand that Daunte Culpepper has been absolutely dreadful, but when Plan A consists of starting Joey Harrington, it might be back-to-the-drawing-board time. (free registration/bugmenot may be required)
42 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:01am by Don M
27 Sep 2006, 01:39am by Doug Farrar
AP: The mercurial Dallas receiver was taken by a fire rescue crew to Baylor Medical Center on Tuesday night for undisclosed reasons. Doctors were said to be trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report. A reporter for TV station KTVT later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall. ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Owens suffered an adverse reaction to painkillers taken for treatment of his fractured hand. Bill Parcells mentioned in a press conference after the injury that pain medication had made Owens ill before.
164 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2006, 10:17pm by Pat
27 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Aaron Schatz
Sometimes the team a player is drafted by can make all the difference. Aaron Schatz compares Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler’s KUBIAK projections if they were to trade places. (Click link to read more.)
26 Sep 2006, 03:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week Gregg Easterbrook takes issue with all the unnecessary punting we saw in Week 3. Shocking, I know.
110 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 9:01pm by Sid
26 Sep 2006, 10:30am by P. Ryan Wilson
This naming-rights thing has gotten out of control. From the AP: "The NFL's Arizona Cardinals have a new $455 million football stadium to play in this season. And under a naming-rights deal, the retractable-dome facility in suburban Glendale will be rechristened University of Phoenix Stadium." Ugh.
74 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2006, 10:57pm by Peter
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.