NFL Week 4: Playoff odds and replacement refs

Five. That’s the number of teams since 1990 that have made the playoffs after starting the season 0-3. It’s been 21 years with only 5 success stories. Not good for fans of the New Orleans […]

Help! I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up

Every year it seems like the NFL has a new injury situation to deal with. Last year, it was turf toe. This year, it is clearly the concussion. Some players get their “bell rung” and […]

Little Things and The Playoffs

Little Things from the NFL’s 2009 Season: 88 players in the NFL had at least one carry of 25 yards or more, including New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford. Not among the 88: Philadelphia Eagles […]

Week 9: When Fungus is Acceptable

Hiding in Plain Sight Last week Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers played 34 minutes and recorded 0 points, 0 rebounds, and 0 assists. He managed two steals and two personal fouls and without […]

NFL Week 8: 10-Favre

Usain Bolt adopted a cheetah named Lightning Bolt. Stephen Colbert and Colbert Nation are sponsoring the U.S. speedskating team in the Vancouver Olympics. A golfer tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Manu Ginobili pulled a […]

NFL Week 7: A Review

Another week is in the books as we rapidly approach the season’s halfway mark. Meanwhile, Michael Crabtree’s wondering where all the time went. Let’s start with the shocker of the week…sorry Bears fans.   Chicago […]