12 Sep 2005, 11:19am by P. Ryan Wilson
In Peter King's Week 1 MMQB, he pleads with Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the team in New Orleans, gives Willie Parker some props, uses the phrase "defense of the week" to describe ... gasp! ... the Chiefs, and names Chad Pennington the Goat of the Week. King also pimps the Drew Bledsoe-Burger King commercial, gives due respect to Rodney Harrison, and recognizes Ohio University -- his alma mater -- as they beat the Miami Dolphins of the Big East, the Pitt Panthers.
87 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2005, 9:41pm by B
12 Sep 2005, 10:03am by P. Ryan Wilson
Did anyone else think it was kinda weird that the Ravens called consecutive timeouts with 1:35 on the clock in the fourth quarter of a 24-0 game? I know it's one thing to avoid a shutout in a Week 1 home opener, but keeping people healthy seems important too. In other Ravens-related news, QB Kyle Boller suffered a 3rd quarter injury, but his backup, Anthony Wright, didn't fare much better.
54 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2005, 8:13pm by bobman
11 Sep 2005, 02:09pm by Michael David Smith
Our friend Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News has a good look at what it would take for the 49ers to turn things around, and whether the path they're setting out on is similar to what other teams that have made successful turnarounds have done.
6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 8:52pm by Miles
09 Sep 2005, 09:10am by P. Ryan Wilson
To paraphrase Richard Hayden:
"Skip Bayless columns are like fish in a barrel, my friend. Bayless is the fish, FO readers are the barrel. Fish in a barrel."
OK, not the perfect analogy, but you get the point. In his latest installment, Bayless makes maybe the least convincing argument ever for why the Patriots won't make it back to the Super Bowl.
62 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 1:46am by deadteddy8
08 Sep 2005, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz
In the last 20 years, how many times have the Seattle Seahawks had a record that did not fall between 10-6 and 6-10? Believe it or not, the answer is once: 1992, when they went 2-14. Greg Bishop of the Seattle Times asked us to do a little research for this article on the NFL's most terminally wheel-spinning franchise, and we discovered that Seattle on average finishes just 1.3 wins away from 8-8 every year, the lowest figure in the NFL.
21 comments, Last at 04 Jul 2006, 1:16am by Bryan
07 Sep 2005, 10:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This list seems pretty exhaustive, but Eric of Off Wing Opinion also includes some thoughts about his favorite team, the New York Jets, even though they didn't make SI's final cut.
41 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2005, 5:34pm by kk
07 Sep 2005, 12:27pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Skip Bayless offers Michael Vick some advice on how to get to the Hall of Fame, which is kind of like me offering Brad Pitt some advice on how to land Angelina Jolie.
58 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2005, 9:06pm by Larry
06 Sep 2005, 04:35pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week's TMQ brings us America's only all-haiku NFL season predictions, some love for Pro Football Prospectus 2005 and an answer to perhaps the most important question of the preseason: which came off best in the Carl's Jr. commercial showing a soapy Paris Hilton washing a Bentley -- babe, burger or automobile?
98 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2005, 9:31am by Rodafowa
06 Sep 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
This is just kooky: Insurance for your fantasy football team. How much do you have to be spending on fantasy football to actually buy something like this? (Thanks to Lucas Ruprecht at Pro Trade for the link.)
12 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 5:55pm by Catfish
05 Sep 2005, 03:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In this week's MMQB, Peter King has some thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, the Giants getting an extra home game, and he even gets around to his preseason awards and predictions. The good news? King's not picking Jake Plummer for NFL MVP for the first time in two years, but he does think that Mike Tice could be coach of the year. He also breaks down some X's and O's, thinks the Eagles could keep T.O. for 2006, and talks about how Jerry Rice should be a good fit in Denver because he no longer needs to be the go-to guy.
46 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2005, 12:00pm by Pat
Sam I Am, Hot Takes on Johnny Manziel, and a subtle Wade Phillips takedown of Jason Garrett highlight this month's best quotes.