18 Sep 2006, 10:51am by Michael David Smith
If you watched the Oregon-Oklahoma game, you had to be shaking your head at terrible officiating at the end of the game. Twice the referee halted the game for a replay review, and twice when the review was over he turned on his microphone afterward and told us things that were demonstrably false regarding where and when a player touched the ball.
119 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 10:53am by Trogdor
18 Sep 2006, 09:59am by P. Ryan Wilson
If you just glance at the stat line, Drew Bledsoe's numbers look a lot worse than they really were. Dallas receivers were dropping passes like they were the 2004 Seahawks and Terrell Owens had a, ahem, hand in that. But T.O. has a good excuse: He broke his finger. Early reports have him out 2-4 weeks but the Cowboys have a bye and the Texans coming up so there's a chance he won't miss any meaningful action.
20 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 8:54pm by Steve Sandvik
15 Sep 2006, 07:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Having the best fans in the world is the second best thing to winning, right? Honestly, good for Cleveland and their fans. First the Cavs re-signed LeBron, and now this. Here's the link to the full fan loyalty rankings. If Monday night's late game was any indication, the Raiders' ranking is just about right.
75 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 12:17am by The Jason
15 Sep 2006, 12:20pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From the AP: "New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted gifts, money and other benefits worth more than $100,000 from two marketing agents while the Heisman Trophy winner was still playing at Southern California, according to a report posted Thursday on Yahoo.com."
99 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2006, 1:14am by Peter
15 Sep 2006, 01:26am by Aaron Schatz
New England has taken an unorthodox approach to their practice squad. (Click link to read more.)
15 Sep 2006, 01:20am by Mike Tanier
San Diego ran the ball 48 times against the Raiders, but how many different plays did they run? (Click link to read more.)
14 Sep 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Raise your hand if you want to read a really, really bad NFL analyst. Come on, you know you want to. I've got to give props to Alex Rubin, one of the FO interns, who thoroughly excoriates one of the lamest Week 1 "jump to conclusions" columns in newspaper history, written by Roger Brown of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Honestly, this thing has to be seen to be believed.
51 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 12:14pm by In the know
14 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Remember William Krasker's footballcommentary.com? Well, there's a new website, Pigskin Revolution, that's doing much the same thing, with a strategy model that looks at the decisions that coaches make during games. Here's their review of Monday's Washington-Minnesota contest.
35 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 10:07am by Frigo
14 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I find it hard to believe the Jaguars weren't already game planning for Ben Roethlisberger. Bill Cowher mentioned Tuesday at his press conference that his quarterback was questionable instead of waiting until 3 PM Wednesday, the deadline for NFL teams to provide their injury reports. Some coaches are more secretive than others with injury news, but I'm not sure it makes much of a difference.
27 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 5:08pm by throughthelookingglass
14 Sep 2006, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz
Does Shaun Alexander avoid the curse of 370 due to his propensity to run out of bounds and scoring long touchdown runs? Aaron Schatz examines that ability as well as compares him to other running backs in the league. (Click link to read more.)
This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.