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  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Attack ad goes nuclear

    09/26/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | September 26, 2010 | Vincent Carroll
    It's such a respectable name for an outfit dedicated to character assassination: Accountability for Colorado. With such respectable men and women behind the respectable front, too. They include two of Colorado's richest citizens, Tim Gill and Pat Stryker, as well as the Colorado Education Association, the AFL-CIO and the corporate leadership of Xcel Energy and Comcast. Gill and Stryker each gave the independent political committee $75,000 in recent months — pocket change for them, perhaps, but serious political money — while the CEA chipped in $105,000, the AFL-CIO $50,000, and Xcel and Comcast 10 grand each. For what purpose? In...
  • Cowher is due to resign today, take 1-year off

    01/04/2007 11:35:31 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 49 replies · 687+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 5, 2007 | Gerry Dulac
    Steelers will begin search for successor immediately Bill Cowher, who led the Steelers to 10 playoff appearances, eight division titles and the fifth Super Bowl title in franchise history, will announce his resignation today after 15 seasons as head coach, sources have told the Post-Gazette. Cowher and his wife, Kaye, are scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh this morning to attend a 1 p.m. news conference at the team's South Side facility and announce the decision that has been expected for several weeks, if not longer -- that he will resign, at age 49, to spend more time with his family....
  • Denver Broncos' Darrent Williams (CB) gunned down

    01/01/2007 4:34:43 AM PST · by goarmy · 222 replies · 12,020+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 1, 2007 | Bill Williamson
    Broncos right cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed this morning. After leaving a nightclub in a limousine, Williams was shot and killed near 11th and Grant in Denver. The team confirmed the death of Williams. A female passenger also was shot, according to a source familiar with Williams. Williams was 24. "I learned from the Denver Police Deprtment that this incident has occured," Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin said early Monday morning. "No other details have been released. I sincerely offer my condolences and feelings to his family." Williams was the Broncos' starting right cornerback and played his final game...
  • Recent signs indicate that 'it's time' for Cowher to escape into retirement

    12/17/2006 5:05:30 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 576+ views
    December 17, 2006 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    The most telling thing lately is that Bill Cowher is discussing his future publicly. It's time. That's what Chuck Noll told me when I asked why he was retiring as Steelers coach in December 1991. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "It's time." Now it's Bill Cowher's time. I have the same feeling now as I had near the end of the 1991 season when I believed Noll was ready to hang it up. I think Cowher will "retire" soon after this season ends. First, here's some history on Noll's retirement, the only end to a head coach's career with...
  • Interceptions lift Raiders over Steelers

    10/29/2006 8:04:16 PM PST · by maineman · 28 replies · 406+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/29/2006 | JOSH DUBOW, AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As putrid as the Oakland Raiders were to start the season, they're now at least as good -- or is it bad? -- as the Super Bowl champs. Chris Carr returned an interception by Ben Roethlisberger 100 yards for a touchdown, Nnamdi Asomugha also took back an interception for a score and the Raiders mounted a late goal-line stand to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 Sunday.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 2006: What's Wrong with the Defending Super Bowl Champions?

    10/29/2006 7:53:43 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Free Republic Opinions ^ | October 29, 2006 | Vanity
    Official Website of the Pittsburgh Steelers This year is quickly moving in the wrong direction with regards to an effective playoff run. What are your thoughts on the some of the issues and how things need to change for a turnaround in 2006? Me? #1 The Running Game The running game isn't quite at the level of past teams. Understatement of the year, huh? Operating a historically ball control offense, without a featured back capable of providing a consistent 3-4 yrds per carry, is a problem. That void allows pass coverages more flexibility without fear of a Steeler running...
  • Flutie retires after 21 years of pro football

    05/15/2006 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 27 replies · 385+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 5/15/2006 | NFL.com wire reports
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 15, 2006) -- Doug Flutie retired from pro football, ending a 21-year career in which the Heisman Trophy winner puzzled both opposing defenses and his own coaches with his unconventional style at quarterback. The decision by the 43-year-old Flutie was announced by the New England Patriots, for whom he played five games last season. Flutie spent 12 seasons in the NFL and also played in the USFL and the Canadian Football League. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award six times and the league's Grey Cup championship three times. Flutie finishes with 14,715 passing yards and...
  • Christmas cheer, Thanksgiving feasts and more great games (NFL)

    04/06/2006 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 269+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 04/06/2006 | Pete Prisco
    Ho, ho, ho, the Eagles get T.O. The NFL gives us a holiday treat in 2006 as new Dallas Cowboys star Terrell Owens gets to face his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles, for the second time on Christmas Day. The first meeting will come Oct. 8 when the Cowboys travel to Philadelphia. The NFL released its schedule Thursday -- hasn't that become a holiday, too? -- and the two Owens-Eagles games stand out among the slate. The Christmas Day game is really good because we'll all get to see it, a nice diversion from putting together kids' toys or listening...
  • AFC coaches target Steelers

    03/29/2006 3:21:49 PM PST · by Supernatural · 333 replies · 1,242+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | March 29, 2006 | Joe Bendel
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Coaches from around the AFC were up early Tuesday to indulge in a buffet featuring bulging omelets, crisp bacon and delectable fruit. For most of them, it was a meal fit for a king. For Bill Cowher, it was a breakfast of champions. Cowher had what all these men wanted -- and it had nothing to do with the corn muffin and potatoes piled high on his plate. His team is the reigning Super Bowl champion. And it's why he was the knight of these roundtables at the Hyatt Grand Cypress hotel. "Every time I see Bill,...
  • Edgerrin signs 4-year Free Agent Deal with Cardinals (NFL)

    03/12/2006 2:15:05 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 245+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 3/12/2005 | Len Pasquarelli
    Less than a week after coach Dennis Green declared that his team would not do any shopping in the higher-priced aisles of the free agent market, the Arizona Cardinals landed one of the highest-profile players in the entire pool on Sunday, signing former Indianapolis Colts star tailback Edgerrin James. In terms of productivity and star quality, they don't get much bigger than James, a four-time Pro Bowl performer, in free agency. And in terms of compensation, contracts for tailbacks don't get much bigger than the one James signed in culminating his weekend visit with Arizona officials and coaches. ESPN.com has...
  • Beaver Falls Broncos Fan Changes High Schools

    02/14/2006 4:42:25 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 26 replies · 838+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 14, 2006 | Tim Grant
    The Beaver County student who made national headlines after being humiliated by a teacher for wearing a Denver Broncos jersey to school has transferred to another district. When Joshua Vannoy returned to Beaver Falls High School on Jan. 23, a week after he complained about popular teacher John Kelly, he was met with silence and alienation from his classmates, and was escorted to and from his classes by a district employee. "Just a few kids were talking to him," said Nicholas Frisk III, Joshua's attorney. The weight of isolation and scrutiny took its toll on the 17-year-old honor student and...
  • PRO BOWL 2006 (NFL)

    02/12/2006 1:43:35 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 90 replies · 860+ views
    PRO BOWL VS.6:00 PM EST on ESPN
  • Group-home rules: Why this meddling? (AFC homes, MI)

    02/08/2006 12:41:33 PM PST · by absolootezer0 · 11 replies · 365+ views
    Jackson Citizen Patriot ^ | Tuesday, February 07, 2006
    Michigan's Department of Human Services is proposing new administrative rules for an industry that cares for 50,000-plus state residents. But are the proposed rules intended to help patients -- or unionize 5,000 adult foster care and home-for-the-aged facilities? Opposition to the rules' change has been mounting since last summer, when the rules were first proposed. Last week the political fat hit the fire when Senate Republicans introduced legislation to stop the Granholm administration from imposing the rules. That set up a clear test of legislative and executive authority. Ordinarily, the executive branch comes up with the rules to implement laws...
  • Broncos preparing to tackle Bus

    01/17/2006 3:55:15 PM PST · by rockthecasbah · 17 replies · 357+ views
    DENVER (Jan. 17, 2006) -- Every so often over the past 15 years or so, hard-hitting Broncos safety John Lynch has had to gird up for a confrontation -- a rite of passage is more like it -- that almost every defender must face at some point in his career. Tackling Jerome Bettis. "They're all memorable when they're against him," Lynch said of the hits and punishment he and Bettis have dished to each other over the years, both in college and the pros. "You've just got to bring a lot because you know he's carrying a lot." Denver defensive...
  • Belichick calls Denver ’toughest challenge’

    01/09/2006 6:13:05 AM PST · by Morass of Negativity · 24 replies · 815+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | January 9, 2006 | John Tomase
    Rough road -- Belichick calls Denver ’toughest challenge’ By John Tomase Monday, January 9, 2006 - Updated: 07:13 AM EST There are two ways of looking at the Patriots’ first visit to Denver this season. On one hand, they were thoroughly trounced, trailing 28-3 before mounting a fruitless rally in a 28-20 defeat on Oct. 16. On the other hand, they played one of their worst games of the year, allowed 432 yards from scrimmage, and still found themselves within a touchdown and two-point conversion of a tie with eight minutes to go. Regardless of how you interpret that defeat,...
  • NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND - SATURDAY

    01/07/2006 8:32:13 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 649 replies · 4,674+ views
    Today on ABC, the first matches of the Wild Card Round will be played! At 4:30 PM... Washington (10-6) at Tampa Bay (11-5) And at 8:00 PM... Jacksonville (12-4) at New England (10-6) WHO SHALL WIN?
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - FINAL WEEK

    01/03/2006 8:17:51 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 16 replies · 362+ views
    ESPN and Sportsline | 1/3/2006 | Various
    From ESPN. 2005 Power Rankings: Week 18   RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT 1 (1) Colts 14-2-0 Yes, the Colts haven't run the ball very well in their last three games (just 78 yards on 48 carries). But do you think it's a coincidence that the ground struggles started when the Colts wrapped up home field in the AFC? 2 (2) Seahawks 13-3-0 Kudos to Shaun Alexander for the TD record and rushing title. The focus now turns to the real prize -- the Lombardi Trophy. 3 (3) Broncos 13-3-0 Mike Shanahan appears to have his best squad since winning...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - FINAL WEEK (Part 1 of 2)

    12/31/2005 7:13:15 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 102 replies · 1,413+ views
    Today, on the final week of the NFL regular season and on the eve of the new year... Denver vs. San Diego - 4:30 PM Tonight... Oakland vs. New York Giants - 8 PM on ESPN Tomorrow shall come a new thread. WHO SHALL WIN?
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 16 (Christmas Eve Football)

    12/24/2005 9:09:01 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 256 replies · 2,008+ views
    Today, on the Eve of the Lord's birth... Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Detroit vs. New Orleans at San Antonio, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Later this eve... Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Tomorrow, on the day of the Lord's birth... Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m....
  • Power Rankings: Colts remain on top - (Week 15 Plus, 12 Days of NFL Christmas)

    12/20/2005 12:19:08 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 20 replies · 503+ views
    From ESPN... 2005 Power Rankings: Week 16   RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT 1 (1) Colts 13-1-0 They're still clearly the top team as far as we're concerned. But the Chargers did show that Indy is at least a little vulnerable, when a week ago they looked invincible. 2 (2) Seahawks 12-2-0 Burning question: Does Mike Holmgren play Shaun Alexander (24 TDs) enough to break Priest Holmes' record for most TDs in a season (27)? 3 (3) Broncos 11-3-0 Add Wesley Duke to the list of former college basketball players now catching TDs for AFC West squads. 4 (4) Bengals...
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 14

    12/13/2005 10:39:13 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 77 replies · 795+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 12/13/2005 | Various
    2005 Power Rankings: Week 15   RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT 1 (1) Colts 13-0-0 Go for 16-0 or rest? We'll leave it to Tony Dungy to make the right call for his team. 2 (2) Seahawks 11-2-0 It's funny how rapidly things change. This time last year, Mike Holmgren was an 'idiot.' Now, there's sentiment for a contract extension. 3 (3) Broncos 10-3-0 Christmas certainly came early this year. First Kyle Boller gift wraps one, then fellow AFC West foes provide a cushion in the standings. 4 (4) Bengals 10-3-0 Willie Anderson, in his 10th year with the...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 14

    12/11/2005 9:45:19 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 263 replies · 2,186+ views
    Today on the NFL... Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Later on this afternoon... San Francisco at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Tonight on ESPN... Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. And tomorrow on Monday Night...
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 13

    12/06/2005 11:11:03 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 62 replies · 627+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 12/6/2005 | Various
    2005 Power Rankings: Week 14   RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT 1 (1) Colts 12-0-0 Colts can clinch home field this weekend with a win. That means Tony Dungy could have three weekends worth of tough decisions to make regarding how to play his regulars. We hope he goes for 16-0, but couldn't fault him if he decides to rest guys either. 2 (3) Seahawks 10-2-0 People question whether they have a championship-caliber defense. The fact that they only allow 17.3 ppg suggests they might. 3 (2) Broncos 9-3-0 All that MVP talk is quickly being replaced by the...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 13

    12/04/2005 8:25:21 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 213 replies · 1,806+ views
    Today on the NFL... Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m. (at Baton Rouge, La.) Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Later today... Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m. Tonight on ESPN... Oakland at San Diego, 8:30 p.m. And on...
  • Power Rankings: Bears move into top five (NFL)

    11/29/2005 11:13:51 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 36 replies · 590+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 11/29/2005 | Various
    2005 Power Rankings: Week 13   RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT 1 (1) Colts 11-0-0 Didn't take the Colts too long to jump all over the Steelers, did it? We're not saying they're going to go undefeated, but if you look at the Colts' schedule, it's hard to see a loss. 2 (2) Broncos 9-2-0 Mike Shanahan apparently has succeeded in reviving another RB's career (Ron Dayne). 3 (3) Seahawks 9-2-0 Getting the win over the Giants was big, although we're not sure how much it actually says about how good the Seahawks are. 4 (7) Bengals 8-3-0 You...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 12

    11/27/2005 8:49:47 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 172 replies · 1,409+ views
    Two games have been played already on Thanksgivinig...with Atlanta trouncing the Lions 27-7 and the Broncos squeaking past the Cowboys 24-21. Now for the rest of the games... St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Later today... Miami at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Tonight on...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - THANKSGIVING DAY

    11/24/2005 8:30:38 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 188 replies · 1,418+ views
    Today on this day of thanks... Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions - 12:30 PM EST on FOX Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys - 4:15 PM EST on CBS WHO SHALL WIN?
  • Free agency is gravy for teams that steered clear of turkeys (NFL)

    11/23/2005 1:15:47 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 24 replies · 297+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/22/2005 | Clark Judge
    If you're the New York Giants you don't have to wait for Thursday to be thankful. You can start saying your hallelujahs right now for key offseason moves that have the club at the top of its division. I'm talking about players like Plaxico Burress. And Antonio Pierce. And Jay Feely. All were veteran free agents the Giants believed could make them better. And they were right. Now they deserve to be recognized, along with others who dared to spend millions on veterans who could stand and deliver. We can start with the Giants because they scored so many bull's-eyes...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 11

    11/20/2005 9:21:48 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 115 replies · 1,077+ views
    Today, on the first round of games... Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Washington, 1 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 1 p.m. Later today... Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Tonight, on ESPN... Kansas City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. And tomorrow, on Monday...
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 10

    11/15/2005 12:24:28 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies · 536+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/15/2005 | Vic Carucci
    1. Indianapolis (9-0; unchanged): The Colts face their greatest challenge to date to remaining perfect. 2. Denver (7-2; unchanged): The schedule serves the Broncos another treat with a home game vs. the 2-7 Jets. 3. Pittsburgh (7-2; unchanged): The Steelers probably could get by another game vs. a weaker opponent without Ben Roethlisberger, but they'll feel a whole lot better if he's back this week. 4. Cincinnati (7-2; unchanged): The Bengals have had a nice rest, but is their defense ready for the Colts' seemingly unstoppable Triplets? 5. Carolina (7-2; 6): Even when Steve Smith isn't dominating, the Panthers can...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 10

    11/13/2005 9:44:17 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 155 replies · 1,304+ views
    Today... Baltimore @ Jacksonville Houston @ Indianapolis Arizona @ Detroit San Francisco @ Chicago Kansas City @ Buffalo New England @ Miami Minnesota @ NY Giants Later this afternoon... Denver @ Oakland NY Jets @ Carolina St. Louis @ Seattle Green Bay @ Atlanta Washington @ Tampa Bay Tonight on ESPN Sunday Night Football... Cleveland @ Pittsburgh And tomorrow, on MONDAY NIGHT... Dallas @ Philadelphia WHO SHALL WIN?
  • NFL - MIDSEASON REPORTS (Lots of Reading)

    11/10/2005 6:27:24 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 8 replies · 299+ views
    NFL.com, ESPN, Sportsline | Various | Various
    Judge's Midseason ReportPrisco's Midseason ReportCarruci's 'Best from First Half'Clayton's Crystal BallAnalyze This: Who's the First-Half MVP?Brandt's Midseason AwardsSmith's First-Half HeadlinesPasquarelli: Small Ball And finally... The Whizzinators: T.O, Randy, and 'Unnatural acts'
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 9

    11/08/2005 2:53:12 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 30 replies · 537+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/08/2005 | Vic Carucci
    IN THE HUNT (Teams that look good enough to be among the 12 playoff qualifiers but not based on conference -- listed with record and previous week's ranking) 1. Indianapolis (8-0; unchanged): The Colts have cleared one of their largest hurdles on the way to a perfect season. 2. Denver (6-2; unchanged): With a rested defense and Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell in the backfield, the Broncos should take care of business in Oakland. 3. Pittsburgh (6-2; unchanged): The Steelers are thankful for their exceptional depth at running back. 4. Cincinnati (7-2; unchanged): You're a good team when you win...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 9

    11/06/2005 8:11:47 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 51 replies · 670+ views
    Today, starting at 1:00 PM... Oakland @ Kansas City Houston @ Jacksonville Tennessee @ Cleveland Cincinnati @ Baltimore Carolina @ Tampa Bay San Diego @ NY Jets Detroit @ Minnesota Atlanta @ Miami Later this afternoon... NY Giants @ San Francisco Seattle @ Arizona Chicago @ New Orleans Pittsburgh @ Green Bay Tonight... Philadelphia @ Washington And on MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL... Indianapolis @ New England Open Date: Buffalo, Dallas, Denver, St. Louis WHO SHALL WIN?
  • NFL POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 8

    11/01/2005 10:50:20 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 51 replies · 616+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/1/2005 | Vic Carucci
    1. Indianapolis (7-0; unchanged): The Colts are rested, but are they ready to show the nation they have conquered their Gillette Stadium demons? 2. Denver (6-2; 4): The Broncos enter their bye with the comfort of knowing they have one of the most complete teams in the league. 3. Pittsburgh (5-2; 2): Good teams find a way to win even on a bad night, but Big Ben's health remains a concern. 4. Cincinnati (6-2; 6): Yes, that was a Hall-of-Fame-bound quarterback the Bengals' defense overwhelmed. 5. N.Y. Giants (5-2; 11): After an emotional win for Wellington, the Giants need to...
  • ESPN.com Page 2: The Damn! Moment of Week 8 (NFL)

    11/01/2005 7:46:27 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 22 replies · 435+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 11/1/2005 | Skip Bayless
    Classic NFC East clash. The division's best defense (Washington) taking on the division's most balanced offense (the Giants). The hitting would be fierce, the scoring low and close. Or so you probably figured. This one basically ended about 1 p.m. Sunday when the Giants won the coin toss. On their first play, Tiki Barber bounced it outside, sliced through four or five Redskins defenders -- who looked as if they weren't quite awake -- and was off to the races for 57 yards. That set up the first of five Jay Feely field goals. And that would be all the...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 8

    10/30/2005 10:13:13 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 191 replies · 1,354+ views
    Today on the NFL... Chicago @ Detroit Arizona @ Dallas Green Bay @ Cincinnati Minnesota @ Carolina Oakland @ Tennessee Jacksonville @ St. Louis Washington @ New York Giants (RIP Duke) Cleveland @ Houston Later this afternoon... Kansas City @ San Diego Miami @ New Orleans Tampa Bay @ San Francisco Philadelphia @ Denver TONIGHT... Buffalo @ New England And on Monday... Baltimore @ Pittsburgh WHO SHALL WIN?
  • NFL Power Rankings - Week 7

    10/25/2005 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 25 replies · 392+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 10/25/2005 | Vic Carucci
    Oct. 25, 2005) -- This is how the NFL's 32 teams stack up after Week 7: IN THE HUNT (Teams that look good enough to be among the 12 playoff qualifiers but not based on conference -- listed with record and previous week's ranking) 1. Indianapolis (7-0; unchanged): The Colts get an extra week of rest for a prime-time showdown in New England; history suggests they'll need it. 2. Pittsburgh (4-2; 9): The Steelers showed who's boss in the AFC North, and the roll should continue against Baltimore. 3. Tampa Bay (5-1; 4): It's the Buccaneers' turn to beat up...
  • Most/Least Classy Players in the NFL (Vanity)

    10/23/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 65 replies · 1,244+ views
    This is a rather simple thread; who do YOU think is the classiest player (or players, if you have multiple choices) currently playing? You may even list a team. On the flip side, what about those with the least class (points at Randy Moss)? You may even list a team (points at Vikings). Also, you may even list those who have played and gone (players from the older days had a lot of class. Remember Gale Sayers?). Who's your choice?
  • NFL LIVE THREAD - WEEK 7

    10/23/2005 9:12:59 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 188 replies · 1,055+ views
    Here are the games. Chiefs (30) at Miami (20) (Apparently, Wilma shifted the game from Sunday night to Friday.) Starting at 1 PM Eastern... Green Bay at Minnesota Indianapolis at Houston Detroit at Cleveland Pittsburgh at Cincinnati New Orleans at St. Louis San Francisco at Washington San Diego at Philadelphia Games staring at 4:05-15 PM Eastern... Dallas at Seattle Baltimore at Chicago Tennessee at Arizona Buffalo at Oakland Denver at NY Giants And, on Monday Night Football... NY Jets at Atlanta One team has already won. WHO ELSE SHALL WIN?
  • NFL Power Rankings - Week 5

    10/11/2005 4:57:32 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies · 417+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 10/11/2005 | Vic Carucci
    1. Indianapolis (5-0; unchanged): Alone in perfection, the Colts aren't likely to have a warm Monday Night Football reception for Rams interim coach Joe Vitt. 2. Denver (4-1; 7): The Broncos had just enough to hold off the Redskins, but can their rebuilt defense handle Tom Brady? 3. New England (3-2; 9): Tom Brady's ability to carry this banged-up team on his right arm is amazing. 4. Pittsburgh (3-1; unchanged): Winning in San Diego was huge, but the price (losing Ben Roethlisberger to a knee injury) could be larger. 5. Cincinnati (4-1; unchanged): The Bengals have tripped, but they haven't...
  • This Week in the NFL

    06/10/2005 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 130 replies · 1,243+ views
    June 10, 2005 | Asphalt
    Ladies and Gentlemen we have 57 days remaining until the kickoff of the NFL season with the American Bowl game in Japan. The pre season starts five days later, and the regular season is only 90 days away! Here are some of the top stories from this week in the NFL: Dolphins' Bowens fails physical and waived; may retireSeymour absent from Pats camp; Bruschi attends meetingsEagles still unsure of Owens showing up for training campNiners to increase their diversity and anti-harassment trainingSanders passes physical, signs one-year deal with RavensMoss' Raiders jersey the top seller in NFL; Eagles top teamRams release...
  • Monday Morning Quarterback (AFC predictions)

    06/06/2005 9:05:16 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 207 replies · 1,910+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 6, 2005 | Peter King
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. -- This is my AFC prediction column, and you're probably wondering: What is that weird dateline doing on the AFC prediction column? Well, I came to Wisconsin over the weekend to take the temperature of Brett Favre and gauge his readiness for a 14th season in Green Bay, so it just happens to be where I am right now. Favre interlude: The Packers QB holds an annual benefit softball game in this little suburb of Appleton, Wis., a 30-minute drive from Lambeau Field. He does it here because this is where the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Midwest...
  • AFC/NFC Championship Games for 23 January 2005

    01/23/2005 6:06:30 AM PST · by rdb3 · 47 replies · 1,054+ views
    FR ^ | 23 January 2005 | rdb3
    Okay FR football fans, this is it. Championship Sunday. We have the Patriots in the Steel City to battle the Steelers. We have the QB/RB/HB/All-around-fast-guy Michael Vick and his Falcons taking on the Chuncky Soup eating Donovan McNabb (his mama made him eat it) and the Eagles in Philly. Offensive octane in Philly, defensive titans in Pittsburgh. Sounds like it's gonna be a fun day today! Post your picks. Who do you think will win and why? Here are my choices, so take a peek and tell me where I'm wrong if I'm wrong. New England is -3 in Pittsburgh....
  • Amid all the talk of big-name QBs, Brady just wins

    01/19/2005 2:45:31 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 70 replies · 1,685+ views
    FOXBORO, Mass. - One quarterback played up to expectations in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game because all the Patriots ever ask Tom Brady to do is win. As the seasons roll on and each trip to Foxboro turns into Groundhog Day for Peyton Manning, it appears that Manning will be Dan Marino to Brady's Joe Montana. Marino had the records. Montana had the rings. By the time it all ends in Jacksonville next month, Brady may be tied with Joe Cool as a three-time Super Bowl MVP. He may have only thrown for 144 yards in Sunday's victory but the...
  • Patriots Shut Down Colts and Manning 20-3

    01/16/2005 5:54:15 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 116 replies · 980+ views
    FOXBORO, Mass. Jan 16, 2005 — The New England Patriots are a game away from their third Super Bowl trip in four years, thanks to a stifling defense that shut down Peyton Manning and his receivers. Corey Dillon and New England's ball-control offense rushed for more than 200 yards Sunday and kept the NFL's MVP on the sidelines as the Patriots rolled to a 20-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots will be in Pittsburgh for next week's AFC title game. Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest and coach Bill Belichick's defense frustrated Manning on all but a couple of drives....
  • Steelers squeak by Jets in overtime, 20-17

    01/16/2005 2:23:05 AM PST · by airborne · 114 replies · 1,347+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/16/05 | Ed Bouchette
    The Steelers, good all season, got lucky last night. Jeff Reed kicked a 33-yard field goal in overtime -- after New York Jets kicker Doug Brien missed twice in the final two minutes of regulation -- to give the Steelers a 20-17 playoff victory at Heinz Field. Their 15th consecutive win advanced the Steelers to the AFC championship Sunday at Heinz Field against the winner of the Indianapolis-New England game today. "No question I feel lucky," Steelers linebacker Joey Porter said. "I feel lucky and happy." Brien, whose 28-yard field goal in San Diego a week earlier won the Jets'...