25 Nov 2005, 06:40pm by Aaron Schatz
"Los Angeles is a perfect football city," said Gene Washington, the NFL's director of football operations. "I'm sure the die-hard followers of the Glendale Steelers and the Orange County Packers won't abandon their teams over a little thing like geography."
7 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 10:44am by Sophandros
25 Nov 2005, 02:30pm by Aaron Schatz
This is probably the first time we've ever linked to anything in Vanity Fair, but the definitions given here are not just accurate but amusing. Explains everything from the passing tree to the tuck rule to Len Pasquarelli. But where's the definition for Football Outsiders? I guess we'll show up in Volume 3. Thanks to reader Deep Blue for the link.
12 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 5:00pm by zlionsfan
25 Nov 2005, 08:10am by Michael David Smith
Nothing is official, but just about every media outlet in Detroit is reporting that Lions coach Steve Mariucci could be fired as soon as today. It's hard to imagine how the coach responsible for yesterday's humiliation could keep his job, but, then again, it's hard to imagine how a 16-48 record could get Matt Millen a five-year contract extension. Mariucci is a nice guy, but he's done nothing to deserve another year in Detroit.
28 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 12:47am by g-man
24 Nov 2005, 10:05am by Michael David Smith
Joe Horn says he and his teammates are angry that Paul Tagliabue hasn't addressed the team. Obviouslly, the problems of pro football players don't amount to a hill of beans compared to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of other people in New Orleans. But it seems completely reasonable to me that the players under contract to the Saints next year want to start making plans for whether they should buy a house in San Antonio, or in Baton Rouge, or whereever the league decides to put the Saints.
11 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 8:22pm by Jerry
23 Nov 2005, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, remember earlier today when this Extra Point said that T.O.'s suspension was going to be shortened according to a reporter from New York Newsday? Never mind. "Sources have told FOXSports.com that the Eagles have won on all counts of Terrell Owens' grievance hearing against the team. In a 38-page decision, arbitrator Richard Bloch upheld Owens' four-game suspension. In addition, Bloch also ruled that the Eagles do not have to play the All-Pro receiver after the suspension." (Updated: 1:45 pm)
70 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2005, 2:00pm by Starshatterer
23 Nov 2005, 09:47am by P. Ryan Wilson
To paraphrase Kanye West: "Steve Young hates free market economies."
29 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2005, 4:32am by lafcadio
23 Nov 2005, 12:55am by Aaron Schatz
"It is relatively common for football teams to find themselves down by two touchdowns late in the game. If they score a first touchdown then coaching folklore says that the team should go for the extra point at that time. In this paper I will show that this strategy, which appears to be universally used in both the NFL and the NCAA, is incorrect, and that going for the two-point conversion after the first touchdown is nearly always significantly better."
31 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 11:18pm by Felton
22 Nov 2005, 04:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
OK, so is Rex Grossman the next Wally Pipp, or should he get his job back once he's ready to go in a few weeks (or maybe even a Brownsian Dilfer-Frye approach to quarterbacking might be in order if you're Lovie Smith)?
24 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 9:50pm by Akuzed
22 Nov 2005, 03:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Often a play where TMQ complains that the offensive lineman are standing around doing nothing is really just a blown line call. That being said, if Carolina had five guys standing around doing nothing, that's one hell of a blown line call, isn't it? Plus, TMQ one-ups my Mike Vrabel comment by noting that Vrabel is pictured catching a touchdown pass on the cover of the 2005 NFL Record and Fact Book.
40 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 6:23am by Elton
22 Nov 2005, 01:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
David Halberstam has an interesting piece in today's Washington Post on the life of Steve Belichick, who died of a heart attack Saturday night at the age of 86. (free registration required)
3 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 5:11pm by B
With Alabama holding serve as the nation's top team, Brian Fremeau explains how good play-by-play teams can still struggle drive-by-drive -- and vice versa.