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ESPN Ombudsman: SB Coverage "Smart, Creative"

I think you misspelled redundant and repetitive, Mr. Solomon.

"...ESPN's coverage of the race issue was generally all-encompassing, smart and creative."

35 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 1:13pm by zlionsfan

Thoughts on Vince Young's Future

The folks at Burnt Orange Nation asked me to explain my thoughts about Vince Young, why I think he'll be an elite NFL quarterback five years from now and why I don't think he's like Michael Vick. A brief Q&A ensued.

33 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 5:14am by Peter Libero

TMQ: The Tipping Point

This week Gregg Easterbrook writes that if you think football is important now, you haven't seen anything yet. TMQ also reminds us that "although the entire big-deal sports world evinced amazement that Indianapolis won the Super Bowl by using the running game," he told us as much in last week's column: "Indianapolis will feature the run against a Bears defense that has spent two weeks practicing for bombs away."

102 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 8:44pm by Peter Libero

Huizenga Vows to Take Stand on Rookie Holdouts

Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga will not tolerate holdouts this spring: ''I'm telling you -- mark my words -- if that guy is not in camp on the first day, he will sit out for the year." Sounds good in theory, but what happens when a player's agent calls his bluff? (Free registration/bugmenot required)

36 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2007, 12:39pm by DrewTS

MMQB: Peyton's Day

In which Mr. King discusses Manning's preparation for the big game, the Hall of Fame voting, how Ted Johnson will apparently affect New England's future free-agent acquisitions, what Tom Brady and O.J. have in common, Billy Joel's apparent performance superiority over Prince (?), and more.

98 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 6:40pm by dje

Irvin In, Monk Out of Hall of Fame

The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are: Gene Hickerson, Michael Irvin, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders, Thurman Thomas and Roger Wehrli.

Art Monk was snubbed again, and I thought this was his best chance. I don't think he's going to make it.

148 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2007, 1:17am by jte1970

Vick: Now, With Audibles

New Falcons coach Bobby Petrino is going to allow Michael Vick to -- gasp -- call audibles at the line (hey!) if plays look doomed next season. No word on whether he will stop Vick from employing the offense solely to earn Madden Challenge Points.

29 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 2:37pm by Joe T

Technology Behind the Super Bowl Broadcast

A look at how the first-and-10 line, the cable cams, and other high-tech parts of the Super Bowl broadcast are brought into your living room.

14 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 5:53pm by zlionsfan

Favre Returns in 2007

Hi, I'm Aaron Rodgers and my life is pointless.

112 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 3:27am by Peter Libero

Dark Days Follow Hard-Hitting Career in NFL

A few weeks ago we linked to a story that tied former Eagles safety Andre Waters' suicide to concussions he suffered during his NFL career. Unfortunately, concussions pervade professional football and former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson has now come forward with his story.

62 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 1:29pm by lobolafcadio