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Scramble for the Ball: Losers are Winners
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Scramble for the Ball: Losers are Winners

Wherein your first-half Loser League champion is crowned, and there is much hand-wringing over fantasy football etiquette.

30 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2013, 11:09pm by decorating
Scramble for the Ball: Let Them Score
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Scramble for the Ball: Let Them Score

Your Scramble writers muse the question of immediate losses vs. future gains and ask the question, "is it sometimes better to let your opponent score?"

63 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2010, 5:13pm by Kevin from Philly

ESPN: Mike Martz's Magic Touch

This week's MNF Insider feature looks at Mike Martz and his history improving offenses.

4 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2010, 12:22pm by Anonymous2

What Happens To A Linebacker's Neurons

Discover Magazine has a good article for those of us who are less medically-inclined, explaining what physically happens to the brain when it's repeatedly battered.

20 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2010, 4:05am by the cat in the box is dead
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

Baltimore and Cincinnati have holes in the secondary, while Pittsburgh could use another wide receiver. Odd how the holes in the AFC North puzzle seem to fit together.

63 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2010, 3:37pm by JimZipCode
Breaking Down the American Needle Case
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Breaking Down the American Needle Case

So what exactly does the recent Supreme Court ruling in the American Needle case mean? Mike Kurtz and Tom Gower break down the ruling and the implications it holds for upcoming CBA negotations.

76 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2013, 5:25am by homemaking
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

The Bengals and the Ravens entered the free agency period looking for help at wide receiver. One of them got it. The AFC North is in flux, from Cleveland's quarterback turnstile to Pittsburgh's worrisome defense.

39 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2010, 6:23pm by Vlad