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  • The Questionable Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football

    01/20/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by deks · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Subtitle: Fathers and sons have bonded over football games for generations, but today it's harder for parents to ignore the growing concerns surrounding the sport. Excerpt: My son, unfamiliar with the NFL’s pieties, assumed that hurting the other team’s players was the goal. To his untutored eye, the violence that guilt-ridden fans like myself decry was a feature, not a bug. He didn’t cheer the injuries; he’s too sweet for that. But despite my insistence to the contrary, I suspect the message he took from the experience was: The only thing you need to know about the large man writhing...
  • Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72

    07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
  • Alex Webster, Giants Running Back and Coach, Dies at 80

    03/04/2012 6:52:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2012 | Richard Goldstein
    Alex Webster, a powerful running back who helped propel the Giants to six division titles and a National Football League championship in the late 1950s and early ’60s and later became their coach for five seasons, died Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 80.
  • Plaxico Burress partners with anti-gun org. (to discourage youth from owning firearms)")

    06/13/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 13 JUN 11 | Gregg Rosenthal
    In his first extended public apperance since getting out of prison, Plaxico Burress announced Monday in New York City that he has partnered with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to combat gun violence. “I want to see every child have a chance to succeed. I have an opportunity to make a difference,” Burress said via the New York Post. Quickly rehabbing his public image with a partnership like this is a page taken directly out of the Michael Vick playbook. So is the news Monday that Tony Dungy will serve as a mentor to Vick. Magic Johnson...
  • 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees

    02/05/2011 5:36:33 PM PST · by harpu · 36 replies
    SB Nation, Kansas City ^ | 2/5/11 | Joel Thorman
    NFL Hall Of Fame 2011: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Chris Hamburger, Les Richter, Richard Dent and Ed Sabol (NFL Films) Former Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf will not be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Roaf made it past the first cut -- from 15 to 10 finalists -- but was not part of the final cut. Your 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famers: Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe. Chris Hanburger and Les Richter were senior selections. Deion Sanders seemed to be a lock and Marshall...
  • Tim McKernan, "Barrel Man" to Broncos fans, dies at 69

    12/06/2009 9:06:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 852+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | December 5, 2009 | Annette Espinoza
    Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan, an avid Broncos fan who was known for wearing a barrel, cowboy hat, cowboy boots and not much else, died in his sleep this morning of lung failure. He was 69.
  • Stopping The Rush (Limbaugh)

    10/15/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 15, 2009 | IBD staff
    Media Bias: Not long after pro football welcomed a convicted felon back on the playing field, Rush Limbaugh is dropped for his opinions from a group seeking to buy an NFL franchise. Won't someone throw a flag? When even Keith Olbermann says back off, you know the politically correct critics of the conservative icon and megaradio talk host's proposed part ownership of the St. Louis Rams are guilty of piling on. The prospect of the leading conservative voice in America participating in the purchase of a football team sent the liberal elites into cardiac arrest and into a frenzied campaign...
  • NFL owners meeting: Leadership big on Boy Scouts

    03/29/2007 12:27:48 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/28/2007 10:57:22 PM MDT | Mike Klis
    NFL owners meeting: Leadership big on Boy Scoutshttp://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_5541252 Goodell eager to lift league image By Mike Klis , Denver Post Staff Writer Article Last Updated: 03/28/2007 10:57:22 PM MDT Phoenix - After the NFL owners meetings concluded, commissioner Roger Goodell joined Broncos owner Pat Bowlen on a flight to Denver, where they will speak at a Boy Scouts-sponsored breakfast this morning. The NFL sharing the same dais with the Boy Scouts of America? Let there be no doubt, Goodell will stop at nothing to enhance the NFL's image. "I'm looking forward to it," said Goodell, who will be introduced by...
  • Today in History: SUPER BOWL I Jan 15, 1967 [Article a landslide of info]

    01/15/2007 6:27:30 AM PST · by yankeedame · 27 replies · 1,778+ views
    Super Bowl I Super Bowl I Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot Chiefs 0 10 0 0 10 Packers 7 7 14 7 35 Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Attendance 61,946 TV in the United States Network CBS and NBC Announcers CBS: Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford NBC: Curt Gowdy and Paul Christman Nielsen Ratings CBS:...
  • Chicago Bears Favored for Third Road Game Win in a Row

    11/22/2006 11:22:14 AM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Online Casino Crawler ^ | November 22, 2006 | Online Casino Crawler
    The early Las Vegas consensus favors The Chicago Bears (9-1) in their match up against the New England Patriots (7-3) by 3 points -- a mere field goal. But I think the Nov. 26 game may be even closer than that. Last Sunday, the Bears demonstrated they are the premier team of the NFC with the 10-0 win at the Meadowlands, vs. the ridiculous New York Jets. Despite getting just 121 passing yards from Quarterback Rex Grossman, they prevailed. But they must play much better offensively this week in their third road game in a row. I don't know if...
  • New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs on FOX (Eagles/Ravens Too)

    08/17/2006 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies · 410+ views
    Eagles beating Baltimore 3-0... Giants jump out early over Chiefs 7-0... WHO SHALL WIN?
  • Hall to be among friends in NFL ("Big Marine" signs with Titans, credits military training)

    07/15/2006 10:37:57 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | Kellen Hill
    -Fullback to join QB Young other Texas exes in Tennessee- The road to the NFL can be longer for some than others. On Friday, Ahmard Hall's road became a little shorter. The Tennessee Titans signed the 26-year-old Hall, a rookie free-agent fullback, to a two-year deal at the league's minimum salary. With the Titans, Hall will be reunited with former Texas Longhorns teammate Vince Young, who was picked No. 3 overall by Tennessee in the 2006 draft . "I'm definitely looking forward to playing with Vince again," Hall said. "Hopefully, I can get in contact with him and get familiar...
  • Roethlisberger injured in motorcycle accident (!!!)

    06/12/2006 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies · 597+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 6/12/2006 | NFL.com Wire Reports
    PITTSBURGH (June 12, 2006) -- Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash in which he was not wearing a helmet. Four doctors operated on Roethlisberger for seven hours to treat multiple facial fractures and "all of the fractures were successfully repaired," Dr. Harry W. Sell, chairman of the surgery department at Mercy Hospital, told reporters.
  • Out of Indianapolis, Vanderjagt glad to be with Cowboys

    06/06/2006 3:08:56 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 14 replies · 202+ views
    Sports.Yahoo.Com ^ | 4 June 2006 | AP - PAUL J. WEBER
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- What kicker Mike Vanderjagt gives Dallas might be the same thing the Cowboys provide him: a sense of security. The NFL's most accurate kicker felt unappreciated toward the end of his eight seasons with Indianapolis, where his last attempt was a badly missed 46-yard field goal in the playoffs that would have forced overtime against eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, the Cowboys had their own share of big misses last year, shuffling through three kickers during a season that ended with Dallas losing three games by three points or fewer. So when the Cowboys signed...
  • Tiki and Tisch Interview Tagliabue (NFL)

    06/05/2006 5:32:09 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 3 replies · 183+ views
    Giants.com ^ | 06/02/2006 | Michael Eisen
    NEW YORK – Tiki Barber and Jonathan Tisch have been leaders in their respective fields for many years. They broke new ground on Wednesday night when they became the first active player and team owner to jointly interview the commissioner of a major professional sports league in a public forum. Barber, the Giants’ record-setting running back, and Tisch, the team’s treasurer, spoke with NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for 90 minutes at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Approximately 600 people attended the event. Barber and Tisch queried Tagliabue on a wide range of subjects, including the commissioner’s childhood, his desire...
  • Eli Manning keeping family tradition alive

    06/05/2006 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 286+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 06/05/2006 | Eli Manning
    Having a father who played in the NFL was great, and it must be even better for kids who are old enough to enjoy it. For me personally, I was only three years old when my father Archie retired, so I really don't remember him playing at all. What I do remember is that in the years after he retired, he did the radio call on Saints home games. Every week, he would take my two brothers and me to the games, along with one of my brother's friends. We'd get there around 9 or 10 a.m. and roam around...
  • (Wayne) Chrebet retires after 11 years with Jets

    06/02/2006 1:15:57 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 198+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 6/2/2006 | NFL.com Wire Reports
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (June 2, 2006) -- Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet officially retired, ending an 11-year career in which he overcame long odds to become one of the best players in team history. Though Chrebet said in January he quitting after repeated concussions, the team had a lavish retirement ceremony for him, complete with video highlights, framed jerseys and three-foot Chrebet bobblehead dolls. His wife, parents and sons flanked him on stage. "I'm thankful to everybody who was with me for the ride," said the 32-year-old Chrebet, who paused several times to compose himself. "I'm just overwhelmed by the support I've...
  • Three new Dallas Cowboy books: Fall, 2006

    05/17/2006 7:09:13 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 461+ views
    Gather ^ | May 17, 2006 | Fred Goodwin
    Three new Dallas Cowboy books: Fall, 2006 Not sure what's up with the fall publishing season (maybe the authors know something I don't, which isn't hard to do), but three new books about the Dallas Cowboys are scheduled for release in the fall of 2006. In order of scheduled release, they are: --- "Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys / Memorable Stories from Cowboys Football", Jean Jacques Taylor (Sports Publishing, August 1, 2006); 256 pages; ISBN: 159670036X; $24.95 Readers are taken inside the most memorable game of 24 players and former coach Jimmy Johnson that earned each of them a...
  • Former Falcon Hennings selected for College Football Hall of Fame

    05/17/2006 2:48:56 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 120+ views
    Gazette ^ | May 17, 2006 | anon
    Former Falcon Hennings selected for College Football Hall of Fame http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1317476 May 17, 2006 AFA All-American picked for College Football Hall of Fame By DAN WOLKEN THE GAZETTE Chad Hennings, a two-time All-American at defensive tackle at Air Force, was chosen Tuesday for the College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings won the Outland Trophy as college football’s top interior lineman and collected three Super Bowl rings in his nine years with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Hennings, who played at Air Force from 1984-87, will be enshrined at a ceremony in South Bend, Ind., next summer. He’s the second Air Force...
  • Basketball star Lewis collides with reality of NFL (Giants/NFL)

    05/16/2006 7:41:48 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 321+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 5/15/2006 | Clark Judge
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants completed their rookie minicamp Monday with former George Mason basketball star Jai Lewis lined up at left tackle. For the moment, that's where he stays. But stay tuned. There's been talk of Lewis as a long snapper. And there's always the possibility that he goes back to tight end, a position he played in high school. That, by the way, is the last time Lewis played football, which makes his move to the NFL -- how shall we say this -- intriguing. It's a bold experiment by the Giants, who were sufficiently...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Giants' Barber works out with soldiers (NFL)

    02/08/2006 9:54:21 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 2/07/2006 | John Nadel
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Tiki Barber's young sons woke him around 5 a.m., understandable considering the five-hour time difference from the family's New York home. In essence, 3 1/2-year-old AJ and 23-month old Chason were serving as an alarm clock for their father, who was out the door shortly thereafter for a special workout that had nothing to do with football. Barber, in Hawaii for Sunday's Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, went through a physical training session Tuesday morning with more than 100 soldiers who will be deployed Wednesday to Japan before going to Iraq next summer. The New York Giants'...
  • 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 2 of 2)

    01/01/2006 10:15:16 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 308 replies · 2,393+ views
    Today, on the final week of the regular season... Arizona at Indianapolis 1:00 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 1:00 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati at Kansas City 1:00 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh 1:00 p.m. Miami at New England 1:00 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay 1:00 p.m. Seattle at Green Bay 1:00 p.m. Later today... Houston at San Francisco 4:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota 4:15 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia 4:15 p.m. And tonight, on ESPN's final Sunday Night Football game... St. Louis at Dallas 8:30 p.m. WHO SHALL...
  • 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...
  • Giants and Jets Submit Plans for New Stadium (NFL/New York)

    12/12/2005 1:07:50 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 17 replies · 402+ views
    Giants.com ^ | 12/12/2005 | Michael Eisen
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and Jets today took another step toward building a new jointly owned stadium next door to their existing home when Giants Stadium LLC and Jets Development LLC jointly submitted a preliminary Master Site Plan for the New Meadowlands Stadium and its surroundings to the New Jersey Sports Authority. > VIEW SELECT RENDERINGS FROM THE JOINT PROPOSAL The stadium, which is expected to seat approximately 80,000 people, will be the centerpiece of one of the most innovative and memorable spectator environments in professional sports. The parties continue to work on design and financing details for...
  • 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 - Rivals share respect, understanding of each other

    12/07/2005 1:34:49 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 325+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 12/7/2005 | Greg Garber
    PHILADELPHIA -- They first met eight years ago, when the world was young and their knees and shoulders didn't ache nearly so much. On Sunday, Giants left defensive end Michael Strahan and Eagles right offensive tackle Jon Runyan meet for the 13th time. It is a classic, cosmic collision featuring an extremely irresistible force and a thoroughly immovable object. The Giants lead the NFC East with a surprising 8-4 record, while Philadelphia, the defending NFC champion, is struggling at 5-7 and is coming off a disturbing 42-0 home loss to the Seahawks. For these two proud men, however, records don't...
  • 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...
  • Monday Night Football - Seahawks @ Eagles

    12/05/2005 4:37:47 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 207 replies · 1,903+ views
    TONIGHT... ABC. 8:00 PM Eastern. Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles WHO SHALL WIN?
  • 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...
  • The Green Bay Packers and the Curse of the Packalope

    11/27/2005 5:19:10 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 516+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 27, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Tee Bee over at Guide to Midwestern Culture has been keeping an eye on the story of the Packalope, whose distinctive headgear has been banned from Lambert, I mean Lambeau Field because his antlers, according to Green Bay officials, fall under the "anything that can be used as a weapon" category." The ban was announced in August. The Packalope, whose real name is Larry Primeau, has had a tough go of it recently. Visiting his web site, I learned Primeau's wife passed away last November. The Green Bay Packers have had a terrible 2005. Does this have anything to do...
  • 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...
  • Robert Tisch, Giants co-owner, dies at 79

    11/15/2005 8:12:01 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 12 replies · 307+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/15/2005 | NFL.com Wire Reports
    NEW YORK (Nov. 15, 2005) -- Robert Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and a civic leader in New York City for several decades, died of brain cancer. He was 79. Tisch died at his home, a family publicist said. Three weeks ago on Oct. 25, the Giants' other co-owner, Wellington Mara, also died of cancer. Wellington Mara was the son of team founder Timothy J. Mara. Tisch bought 50 percent of the Giants in 1991 from Tim Mara, Wellington Mara's nephew, not long after the Giants beat Buffalo in the Super Bowl. He also was U.S. postmaster general...
  • 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...