Topic: American Football

January 17, 2014

In a league overcome and obsessed with its own importance, Marshawn Lynch is more than just one of the most productive running backs. He's a reminder that, under all that synergy and messaging, football is a game to play.

January 16, 2014

For Chicago sports fans, Jay Cutler is a problem. For the Chicago Bears, he's something like a solution to a problem that has lasted for generations. No one seems all that happy about it, Cutler very much included. In every possible way, it's complicated.

January 10, 2014

On the NFL's puzzling resistance to holding games in well-lit, climate-free underground facilities, and a fairly serious discussion of how the Chargers might beat the Broncos, and the dad-ish corporate inspiration of New England and other playoff things.

January 3, 2014

It's the postseason, which means all the lousy teams are at home, firing their coaches. This means we can really focus on Andy Reid coaching in the playoffs, creepy baked goods being sent to Andy Dalton, meaningless arguments over meaningless awards, and the Chargers. All good things!

January 3, 2014

The Redskins are not the NFL's worst organization, but they are its biggest mess. Daniel Snyder has a lot to do with that, but at this point the team's dysfunction has a gravitational force all its own.

December 20, 2013

Worship at the Adam Vinatieri statue. Embrace some narratives. Consider the bigger picture and marvel at Greg Schiano possibly keeping his job. Pick some football games. You know how this works.

December 16, 2013

In the last Footballz Podcast of the year, our heroes take on the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens and the long, looming months of life without Jon Gruden telling us who is and is not a football player.

November 27, 2013

Much of America knows it as Thanksgiving. Football-watchers know it as the one day of the NFL season on which Thursday football seems to make some sort of sense. Also there are some other games on Sunday, all of which will count against teams' records this season. Also an inquiry into the possibility of football on the moon.

November 25, 2013

Can our heroes make it through an entire Monday Night Football broadcast without uttering a crude racial slur for Native Americans? It depends on how well the Washington Football Unit plays, but they're sure going to try.

November 21, 2013

It's Week 12 in the National Football League, where people write and think doofy things about quarterbacks, and Bill Belichick hates delightful disco fight songs, and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans play each other in football for real. Also some predictions about games and such.