The NFL’s Punishment Problem or What to Do with Greg Hardy

This week, the NFL was handed another reprimand for its handling of a player conduct issue.  Adrian Peterson’s case is just another example of the NFL’s inconsistent and haphazard rulings that do more to create tension with its players than it does to develop a consistent and firm message on how to address players’ off the field actions.  I believe

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It’s White & Gold, Damn it!: Why We Watch the NFL

Who here looked up #TheDress and decided they had to pick a side? White & Gold or Blue & Black?  Whether you did or not, if you type in #TheDress on Twitter, you’ll see thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of comments, memes, and criticisms about this crazy Dress.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s just a sampling of what’s been happening: I

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King Kong, Angry Daddy and Crying Baby – Don’t Leave Us!

The proud history of the NFC North is often remembered for stoic faces like Lombardi, Grant, Ditka, Payton, Charter and Sanders.  When Joe Kapp climbed his way out of the Canadian Football League to be branded by Sports Illustrated as, “The Toughest Chicano” it was because of grit and determination.  Barry Sanders had an indomitable spirit that refused to let

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Recent First Round Quarterback Busts in the NFL

Do you remember Ryan Leaf? Let’s time travel back to 1998. Leaf comes in 3rd for the Heisman Trophy, behind runner-up Peyton Manning and winner defensive back Charles Woodson.  Leaf finishes his junior year at Washington State University, forgoing his senior year to enter into the NFL draft.  Manning, finishing a degree in Speech Communications in 3-years, returned to the

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Who is That Guy? – Part 2

Like cute cat pictures?  Of course you do, or else you wouldn’t have clicked on my article.  But that’s not what we’re here for today… It’s actually that time again — Time for your favorite game show in article form: “Who is that Guy?” (Start the intro music in your head again) Was it difficult identifying the offensive players in “Who’s that Guy?

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Who is That Guy? Bet You Can’t ID Players! – Part 1

After watching part of the AP NFL Awards at the NFL Honors in Arizona, I realized how few players I recognized when they didn’t have their names plastered on their back.  So I started thinking, how many players could you identify out of uniform? Well, lets play “Identify the Player”! (Play intro music in your head) Are you good with

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