Tag: nfl

  • Game Planning Super Bowl XLVI: Giants vs. Patriots

    Super Bowl XLVI

    Super Bowl XLVI is upon us and everyone is bloviating about what needs to happen in this game for either team to win. I’m on the record as rooting for the Giants, which sets up the third year in a row of abandoning the AFC. I will always root for the AFC unless it’s the […]

  • Obama or Rodgers?

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  • Let Free Agency Begin

    The 8th Circuit Court issued their ruling on the legality of the NFL lockout. They said the lockout was legal the injunction barring the lockout was not legal, but this money paragraph tells me that though players under contract can be locked out, those not under contract cannot as there is no employer-employee relationship. Another […]

  • Disparaging “Player” Fans

    A lot of football around these parts lately, so let me stir things up… Again. I know I’m going to get the Haterade. I’m okay with that. I have opinions and they are ALWAYS right. Let me gripe about a certain type of fan for a moment. These aren’t the fans that jump a bandwagon because a team wins the Superbowl, although I can go down that road too (I’m looking at you, Steelers and Patriots fans). These aren’t the fans that call themselves fans and can’t bring themselves to find a way to listen or watch their team on Sunday, instead choosing to go to brunch! Nope… These are the fans that profess their love of players over teams.

  • Ravens, Playoffs, Ho-hum

    The Ravens have reached the playoffs in 7 of the last 10 years, an astounding number considering the strength of the AFC North (and Central pre-2002) and the lack of offensive talent that has been pattern of the team for most of those 10 years. In this year, 2010, the Ravens are 11-4 with a […]

  • The NFL, Google TV, and DirecTV’s Death Grip on the Sunday Ticket

    If you’ve spent any time with me in person or paying attention to my tweetstream at all (especially on Sundays), you know about my love affair with football, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens specifically. I’ve gone nearly 11 years and have been at or watched every Ravens game in that time. I used to […]

  • Allow me to Complain…

    Festivus was the other day, the traditional day that people “air their grievances”. Since I did not do that but I seem to be a bit fired up today, I’m going to separate from the normal informative, intellectual articles that would normally go up here, and instead rant a bit. Because there are a lot […]

  • The Washington Redskins Crowd-sourcing Their Games

    A week before the start of the NFL 2009 season, Cincinnati Bengals Wide Reciever-turned-parttime-kicker, Chad Ochocino, tweeted to his fans that he was going to delete his Twitter account due to strict NFL rules. Of course he didn’t, and Ochocinco, always a showman, used it to deliver more buzz around his ego. However, the NFL […]

  • Suicide League 2009

    Dear {INSERT NAME HERE} :-p Late last night, I had an idea to run a Suicide football league. I’ve done these before, though I admit that this is the first time I’m using a service and not aggregating results by hand. We’ll see how this goes. The concept of a suicide league is painfully simple, […]

  • Steve McNair and the Failure of Breaking News Reporting

    It’s a late Fourth of July afternoon here in Bethesda, Maryland and I am sitting here working on a chapter in the new book. Peacefully minding my own business while the steady stream of chips from Tweetdeck occurred, I did not realize what was happening. Steve McNair died. Putting aside the tragedy (he was a […]