In recent years, Minnesota Vikings never really expected that it would be necessary to invest heavily in a backup running back. They already have the runner whom many consider to be the league's best, Adrian Peterson, on a monster contract (seven years, $96 million; signed in 2011), and there is not much reason to ever take him off the field. Entering the 2014 campaign, Peterson had played in 104
By Matthew Shovlin on Sep 18, 2014
Roger Goodell is a spineless jellyfish. It’s been eight days since we last heard from the embattled NFL Commissioner, and this silent treatment has gotten so old that it pre-dates leather helmets and names like Bronko Nagurski. In a week when the multi-billion dollar industry of which is head has taken multiple hits from media, sponsors, and fans regarding its handling of domestic violence and chi
By Ward Calhoun on Sep 18, 2014
The following is satire, yet just as informative as the real stuff. Go ahead, take a look. Here are the keys for each team in tonight's Thursday Night Football game! For a Buccaneer victory: 1. Make sure to hand the ball off early and often to the 2012 version of Doug Martin. 2. Vincent Jackson needs to show up and play to his potential. That is, slightly better than Roddy White but not even close
By Greg Fortier on Sep 18, 2014
The following is mostly SATIRE, say, about 3/5th's, 2/5th's analysis, and 5/5th's fractions The Bears visit the Meadowlands to take on the Jets for Monday Night Football. What are keys to the game for each team? For the Jets to win 1. Rex Ryan must build his defensive scheme around stopping Brandon Marshall. Once the Jets D has accomplished that, they can -- oh sh*t! There goes Alshon Jeffrey! Tou
By Greg Fortier on Sep 18, 2014
There were some excellent team and individual performances this past weekend, but nothing had a significant affect on the current race for the Heisman trophy. Marcus Mariota did what was expected of him in Oregon’s big win over Craig Bohl’s Wyoming Cowboys, completing over 80 percent of his passes for nearly 300 total yards and four touchdowns. Despite Georgia’s loss to South Carolina in Columbia,
By Tyler Waddell on Sep 17, 2014
It doesn’t take much for a supposedly clever headline to turn into the preferred narrative when discussing a story. Referring to the flurry of negativity surrounding the NFL, it’s now trendy to consider it the “worst week in NFL history.” Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and Adrian Peterson – all have contributed to the declining image of the NFL, so much so that advertisers are expressing displ
By Paul Lebowitz on Sep 17, 2014
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