12 Feb 2006, 08:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson
General manager Ozzie Newsome confirms that Ray Lewis asked to be traded before the 2005 season, and the Ravens have shopped him around this off-season, "but no team has offered more than a second-round pick for the linebacker." A second round pick sounds like a lot for a great player on the downside of his career.
35 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2006, 4:52am by Sid
11 Feb 2006, 05:55pm by Michael David Smith
Does anyone follow the NFL skill contests at the Pro Bowl? If you're interested, DeAngelo Hall won the Fastest Man competition. And if you're wondering how well these skills competitions translate to on-field ability, check this out: "Vick...finished ahead of Indianapolis' Peyton Manning in the accuracy contest."
71 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2006, 3:26pm by Paul
11 Feb 2006, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith
Not that John Elway has any say in the matter, but he believes his former team would be making a big mistake if it signed Terrell Owens. "I think there are a lot of things about T.O. that none of us really knows, but obviously he can ruin a football team," Elway told the Denver Post Friday evening. "If it were up to me I would say no. I think the Broncos are close enough anyway, and they don't need a guy who's too much of a risk." Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe have also said they think signing Owens would be a mistake.
25 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 5:09pm by Richard
11 Feb 2006, 07:19am by Michael David Smith
Every NFL team now has a head coach as the Raiders have brought back Art Shell. I've always been puzzled why Shell never got another offer after the Raiders fired him last time. I'm glad to see him back.
51 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 10:29pm by Joel Dias-Porter
10 Feb 2006, 05:49pm by P. Ryan Wilson
God I feel old. I got one of these contraptions for Christmas when I was like seven or eight, and I remember playing it for hours at a time. Mine was the Steelers vs. Rams from Super Bowl XIV, and I was neighborhood champ three years running. OK, that last part's not true, but I became very proficient and running the trap, although passing and kicking were near impossible. It's still in my parent's garage, and I threaten my wife that one of these days I'm going to bring it home and set it up next to the Atari 2600. Good times.
8 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2006, 6:36pm by Catholic Samurai
10 Feb 2006, 05:16pm by Michael David Smith
In a country where most people have no idea what a touchdown is, Hines Ward, whose mother is Korean, is suddenly a star.
46 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 5:01pm by Tom Kelso
10 Feb 2006, 12:04pm by P. Ryan Wilson
No specifics on the numbers involved, but it's the initial offer, which probably means it's not the last. There's also an interesting little tidbit at the end of the article: "In addition to Brees' injury, the Chargers have leverage in backup Philip Rivers, who despite persistent rumors involving his being traded, will be a Charger in 2006."
10 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2006, 10:19pm by Michael David Smith
10 Feb 2006, 10:08am by Michael David Smith
The Houston Texans will not be selecting a quarterback with the first pick in the draft after locking up David Carr.
30 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2006, 3:13pm by TOO
09 Feb 2006, 06:45pm by Michael David Smith
The one thing I couldn't figure out about the Michaels/Tirico/Kornheiser Monday Night Football switcheroo was why ESPN, which just signed Michaels to a long-term deal, would let him leave for NBC. Now we know. NBC traded rights to Ryder Cup matches, Olympics highlights, historic cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and more to ESPN to get Michaels out of his contract.
23 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2006, 4:26pm by B
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?