Decisions, decisions and the coaches who make them

Last Sunday night, the Broncos and Chiefs squared off in a crucial AFC West battle.  Currently only two games separate three teams in that division.  As the season winds down, the winner of this game would have a huge advantage Continue reading

NFL Week Five Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Speedbeagle

Okay, so I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  On what was a pretty difficult week to pick games, the Chump actually went 8-4-1 while his opponents both went 6-7, leading to the inexplicable urge to refer to Continue reading

Understanding our obsession with quarterbacks

There sure has been a lot of talk about quarterbacks these days.  In Minnesota, Donovan McNabb is out, Christian Ponder is in. In Washington, Rex Grossman is out, John Beck is in.  In Oakland, Jason Campbell is hurt, Carson Palmer Continue reading

Hail or Rail Scale Christmas Edition: Big Ten, Falcons, Tom Brady, Gene Chizik, Greg Oden, Tony Parker, Kyle Brotzman and the Vikings

Welcome to edition three of our Hail or Rail Scale.  In the past, we’ve honored (and dishonored) Steve Spurrier, Zenyatta, Cecil Newton and Randy Moss among others. This time around we’ve compiled a brand new list of inductees who will Continue reading

Is the NFL ready to name Michael Vick its MVP?

It’s funny how things change over time, how things we never thought would happen turn out to be true. Two years ago, who would have thought an ostracized, dog-murdering Michael Vick could return to the NFL to become the league’s Continue reading

What to watch this weekend (Oct. 24-25)

This Saturday’s college slate gives us a quick breather from the top-ranked, head-to-head matchups we’ve seen so much of lately. The weekend features only one contest between ranked teams and a number of distinct favorites squaring off against theoretically lesser Continue reading

What to watch this weekend (Oct. 10-12)

  It’s always a spectacle in the South when football kicks into full gear but this weekend is particularly big.  And by big, I mean HUGE! 

What to watch this weekend (Sept. 26-27)

  This week in college and professional football might finally shed some light on who’s good and who’s not, putting some distance between the contenders and the pretenders.  Below are some of the games you should be watching…