Topic: NFL

January 30, 2014

On becoming pure ego, which is even more thrilling and frightening than it sounds.

January 29, 2014

The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.

January 26, 2014

The Pro Bowl is not one of the NFL's more popular traditions. Our heroes at the Footballz Podcast are here to change all that. Or at least to talk about football and other things while the Pro Bowl is going on.

January 17, 2014

The exciting experience of being in a city that is suddenly very into football. The less-exciting experience of watching two types of brands be argued about on TV. The good news is that four really good teams are playing in two football games on Sunday. It's pretty good news.

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.

January 2, 2014

Every year, the first Monday after the last Sunday of the NFL regular season leads to a mass sacking of coaches. This year was no different, mostly because the NFL has a difficult time imagining how or why it should be.

December 29, 2013

It seems like a million years ago that ESPN blithely celebrated the NFL's killshot tackles by giving them their own loud, hooting highlight show. It wasn't. In fact, it wasn't very long ago at all.

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.