| Oct 27, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Forbes surveyed NFL fans and this week published lists of the league's most and least popular players, mostly just water-cooler fodder. But it was interesting to note that Tim Tebow wasn't on either of them.
That's because Tebow has become irrelevant...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
1. 49ers (1 last week): There isn't much not to like about the 49ers. At this point, the only question is who is No. 2?
2. Packers (4): Cut them some slack for losing to 49ers. They still are one fine football team.
3. Falcons (5): The defense is...
| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Sep 24, 2012
After the first two weeks of the NFL season, we could have surmised:
The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers were very good.
The Oakland Raiders were very bad.
The Arizona Cardinals were very lucky.
But Sunday, oh, how the West was spun....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The situation with the scab officials has grown so bad, so profoundly ugly, that Roger Goodell has resorted to a charade as his No. 1 strategy. His league, once the best sports league anywhere, has become a laughingstock and Tuesday the NFL commissioner...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Sixteen guys have walked in Dan Marino's shoes.
By comparison, for the Miami Dolphins, it's been like trading in the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" for sandals from Payless.
There is nothing truly special about Damon Huard, Jay Fiedler, Ray...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . .
That's Seattle's Russell Wilson, who happens to wear No. 3 and has helped invigorate the Seahawks, just as Robert Griffin III has pumped life into the Washington Redskins....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Without question the selection of Bears cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings to start the Pro Bowl reflects how highly the rest of the league regards the tandem.
Not since 1988, when the Browns duo of Hanford Dixon and Frank Minnifield earned...
| Jun 26, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — The last time Matt Ryan had touched down in Virginia, he crushed the hopes of thousands. Tuesday's visit was far more benign.
Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons' Pro Bowl quarterback out of Boston College, appeared at William and Mary's...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Are NFL kickoffs in their final days?
Nothing's official, of course, but it's clear the league is determined to find a safer alternative to one of football's most exciting plays.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that the competition committee...