Topic: American Football

September 12, 2013

In which our prognosticator gets very nervous about the Seahawks and willingly enters a blacked-out Jets bar. Also the Jaguars play the Raiders this week, and there's the pageantry of the Jeff Fisher versus Mike Smith Stepdad Bowl.

April 18, 2013

Pat Summerall was what football sounded like for a few generations of people. So it makes sense to imagine his voice where it doesn't strictly belong. Just because it wasn't Summerall breaking it down in Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 2 doesn't mean it couldn't or shouldn't have been.

February 5, 2013

Donald Driver was never quite great, and never anything less than good, during his 14 seasons in Green Bay. When he retires on Wednesday, it will be as a player who both invited and defied easy mythmaking, and who did so with a smile.

February 1, 2013

Whatever Super Bowl Sunday brings us, Krewe du Vieux's float of a giant vagina eating Roger Goodell has already given us the most enduring, and maybe most appropriate (if still plenty inappropriate), image for Super Bowl XLV.

January 31, 2013

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver has a bigger platform than most goons from which to broadcast off-the-rack no-homo idiocy. Quite aside from the comments he made to Artie Lange on Super Bowl Media Day, there are Culliver's one million Twitter followers. Wait, what?

August 29, 2012

As debates rage about its place in the culture of its homeland, a fledgling, self-sufficient American football culture is developing in the cities of China. Although they have limited resources and even more limited access to teaching tools for the game, that hasn't stopped teams from springing up in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Duhui and Hong Kong. The only question left is: who is going to be the one to bring Chinese football to the big time?