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01 Feb 2006, 02:34pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Media Day Goofiness Breaks Out

The NFL Network had wall-to-wall coverage of Media Day, but some of the more, shall we say, ridiculous questions didn't make it on the air. No worries because this Seattle Post-Intelligencer article has it covered. My favorite? When Seahawks punter Tom Roen was asked, "If you had a nickel for every time someone said this game was about punting, how much money would you have?" He responded, "A nickel."

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5 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2006, 8:31am by wigwam47

01 Feb 2006, 11:00am by P. Ryan Wilson

Kornheiser to 'MNF'?

Scroll down and you'll see a blurb about Tony Kornheiser possibly joining Monday Night Football if Al Michaels moves over to NBC with John Madden. According to the story, Mike Tirico would be first in line to replace Michaels, but at this point it's mostly speculation. No word on whether Michaels wants out of his contract because he's slated to work with Joe Theismann. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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23 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 11:14pm by SJM

31 Jan 2006, 04:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Let 'Em All In

This week Gregg Easterbrook has some thoughts on the Hall of Fame, discusses the NFL coaching carousel, and wonders why, "Jenna Elfman, who's tremendously good-looking, is nevertheless not pleasant to look at?" Easterbrook also provides an NFL team glossary, TMQ style.

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54 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 2:37pm by Starshatterer

31 Jan 2006, 12:38pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bengal WR Has More Legal Trouble

Coming out of West Virginia, the knock on Chris Henry was that he had first round talent, but also had some character issues. Henry had a promising rookie year, but he was arrested in December for marijuana possession, and last weekend he was arrested again, this time on three firearms charges. Depending on how things work out with Henry and Sean Taylor, The Longest Yard 2 could be really good.

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19 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 7:35pm by NF

30 Jan 2006, 07:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Jets Hire Schottenheimer as Offensive Coordinator

It looks like the Jets are gunning for the record of youngest coaching staff in NFL history. Recent hire Eric Mangini is 35-years-old, and New York's new offensive coordinator is 32. And oh yeah, you might recognize his name: Brian Schottenheimer. That's right, it's Brian Ball time in New York!

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23 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2006, 9:35pm by Richard

30 Jan 2006, 03:47pm by P. Ryan Wilson

If I Were At Media Day ...

DJ Gallo doesn't have a press pass for the Super Bowl, but if he did, here are some of the questions he'd ask.

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19 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 6:30pm by Sid

30 Jan 2006, 12:49pm by admin

Seeking SNF/MNF Game Tapes

We're filling the holes on the schedule from this year's game charting. While we taped the DirectTV "Short Cuts" as backup for the Sunday afternoon games, we're also missing some of the Sunday and Monday night national games. If you have a tape of any of these games, please e-mail gamecharting-at-yahoo.com and let us know:

Week 3 SNF: NYG/SD
Week 8 MNF: BAL/PIT 2H
Week 10 SNF: CLE/PIT 1H
Week 12 SNF: NO/NYJ 1H
Week 13 SNF: OAK/SD 1H
Week 14 MNF: NO/ATL
Week 16 SNF: MIN/BAL 2H

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13 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 12:14am by Fnor

30 Jan 2006, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Pittsburgh's Best Signing

Peter King says the Steelers were very smart to keep coach Bill Cowher around this long.

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91 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 2:46pm by White Rose Duelist

30 Jan 2006, 10:46am by P. Ryan Wilson

A Get-Rich Kick Scheme Fails

In an ironic twist, Mr. X is, in fact, Ron Borges.

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19 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 10:38pm by Stevie

30 Jan 2006, 05:30am by Michael David Smith

Favre Leaning Toward Retirement

Brett Favre tells Chris Mortensen that he's strongly considering retirement. It sounds like he feels that the Packers are rushing him to make a decision soon. Favre would still be a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers in 2006, but getting Favre's $10 million salary off the books would help the Packers. My guess is the team's top brass wants Favre to retire but doesn't want the bad PR of forcing him out.

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38 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2006, 8:03pm by Barb