| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
SEATTLE — It's time for the NFL to kick the extra point to the curb.
In a league where the pinnacle is Super, the point after touchdown is entirely superfluous.
What play, other than the clock-killing kneel down, is so virtually automatic? There...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The NFL is thinking about streamlining the game a bit by eliminating the extra-point kicks following touchdowns.
After all, the PAT is pretty much automatic these days anyway.
According to Sam Farmer in Wednesday's Times, only four of 1,191 extra-...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Warren Sapp wasn't happy when Michael Strahan set the all-time sack record in 2002 on what appeared to be a dive by Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre.
And with Strahan a leading candidate to join him in the Hall of Fame this year, Sapp is unhappy with...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Richard Sherman was pretty much all anyone could talk about following the NFC championship game two weeks ago.
That's because the Seattle cornerback stole the show with his postgame rant to Fox reporter Erin Andrews after the Seahawks' victory over...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:18 AM
CBS has scored the rights for a new Thursday night football package.
The one-year deal with the National Football League is for eight games that CBS will air in the first half of the NFL season starting this fall. While terms were not disclosed, it is...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CBS is ready for some more football.
Already home to a popular Sunday afternoon package of National Football League games, the network will add seven or eight Thursday night games to its strong prime-time lineup this fall. Those games had previously...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:55 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for baseball season.
The Skinny: My morning ritual of doing this column while listening to the Dan Patrick show has been disrupted because Patrick is off covering the Olympics for NBC. The guest hosts don't do...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:35 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In the last five years, receiver Anquan Boldin has gotten to the Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, won one with the Baltimore Ravens, and, as a member of the San Francisco 49ers this season, is one victory away from a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It's good to be king.
That's the likely take-away of many network executives after reading the NFL's request for proposal -- or demands -- letter regarding a new Thursday night package of games.
The NFL Network airs 13 Thursday night games. The league...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations.
The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:14 AM
It may be the sheer awfulness of this Thursday's National Football League matchup, featuring the Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jaguars -- two going-nowhere teams with five wins and 19 losses between them -- but the NFL's greedy push to load up its...