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Who's the Most-Overrated Player in the NFL?

Pete Prisco lists the NFL's most-underrated and overrated players (and also team-by-team). He has Fred Taylor as the most-underrated and Brian Urlacher as the most-overrated. Everyone talks about the Madden curse, but I think Urlacher might be the first annual victim of the Paris Hilton curse.

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: AFC Preview

Everybody who felt Gregg didn't talk enough football last week is going to be pretty excited this week.

MMQB: Additions of Garcia, Winslow Will Significantly Improve Browns Offense

Peter King likes Cleveland this year. He's predicting 85 catches for Kellen Winslow. A TE has caught that many passes in a season only ten times in the history of the NFL (three of those by some other guy named Kellen Winslow).

FO at TNR: Hall of Shame

Continuing our slow takeover of TNR.com, Michael David Smith writes about Fritz Pollard, Joe Lillard, and the NFL's poor record when it comes to recognizing great African-American players from the era of segregation. This ran on Friday, before the Hall induction, but we haven't been able to link until now. Thanks to TNR for allowing us to link without subscription so you can all read the article.

Fame Game, Part II

OK, this one is guaranteed to spur some debate. SI.com's Dr. Z looks at likely Hall of Fame choices every year from 2005 to 2009, and then goes through every current team and looks at possible Hall of Famers. Some of his "sleeper" picks are just plain nutty. If Dr. Z really thinks that Travis Henry projects to a Hall of Fame career we may need an intervention. The NFC team-by-team is on a different page (linked at the bottom of the first page). Note that in the Packers section Dr. Z says: "My No.

Don't Tell Me the XFL Wasn't Culturally Significant

This article really has nothing to do with football; it's a review of the latest Spike Lee movie. But it does point out that the movie, "She Hate Me," takes its title from Rod Smart's nickname. Rod Smart may have the dumbest, the most grammatically incorrect, and the most far-reaching nickname in the history of sport.

1 comment, Last at 11 Sep 2007, 10:59am by pbmax