Football players (and coaches and front-office people) say the darndest things
As you may have heard, the NFL draft took place last month. And nobody made more noise draft weekend than the Cleveland Browns -- and their spirited new players.
It's the offseason, which means everyone's worried about money, rule changes, and the Las Vegas Raiders.
This companion piece for our 1987 DVOA ratings and commentary takes us back to the Year of the Scab and reviews the strangest stories of one of the NFL's strangest seasons.
Discussion this time around focuses on the combine, anti-Dallas game plans, insufferable gloating, man-on-wolf combat, and an all-time awkward family photo.
Five days later, people on both sides are still getting over the Super Bowl.
If it's Super Bowl week, then people must be talking about the Patriots.
George H.W. Bush was elected president. Rain Man was movie of the year. Rick Astley was non-ironically popular. But people around the NFL were saying ridiculous things, just like they do today.
We now know the teams in the Super Bowl. Some people are cheering for the Patriots. Some people are cheering for the Falcons. But pretty much nobody is cheering for Roger Goodell.
'Tis the time of year for playoff reactions, trash talk, free-agent prep, new coaches, new cities, and abandoned barbecue grills.
It takes a lot to bump the playoffs out of the headlines. Moving from San Diego to Los Angeles will do it.