Breaking down NFL MVP odds

Bovada sent along their MVP odds for the 2014 NFL season. Let’s break it down. Peyton Manning 3/1 Drew Brees 11/2 Aaron Rodgers 15/2 Tom Brady 9/1 According to Bovada, the oldest skill position player in the NFL is an overwhelming favorite to win his sixth MVP award. If that were to happen, I don’t […]


On Brandon Flowers and the desire to get back at former lovers

Brandon Flowers didn’t lash out at the Kansas City Chiefs for cutting him out of the blue after six quality seasons as a starter, but it’s clear he considers the fact he’ll now get to face his former team twice a year to be one of the bonuses of signing with the division rival San […]


Biz Blitz: NFL remains undefeated in Court because Roger is Boss

The Bottom Line: It is the football dead zone when the biggest NFL news happens in the courtroom rather than the playing field. When it comes to Courts, the NFL is good. Real good. Three court cases reached a dramatic conclusion in the past week. Each could have a wide impact on the league’s revenue. […]


Can the Rams’ offense improve if Kenny Britt is the #1 receiver?

Do you remember Kenny Britt? He’s the former 1st round pick of the Tennessee Titans that never really lived up to the hype. He’s had three knee surgeries since 2011, including the worst season of his career in 2013 where he finished with just 11 receptions for 96 yards in 13 games (2 starts). Britt […]


Have we already forgotten about Justin Blackmon?

To show just how quickly they can leave you for dead in this league, look at what is going down with Justin Blackmon right now. Remember him? I’ll bet most of you non-Oklahoma State or Jacksonville Jaguars fans have no idea what the hell is happening with Blackmon right now, which illustrates my point. We’re […]


Concern with Johnny Manziel is about optics

The latest well-known figure in the football world to take aim at Johnny Manziel? All-time NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smith, who this week suggested that Manziel is living a “short career lifestyle.” But Smith should know all too well that football players party, often quite hard. A large number of his teammates did so during […]

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Are the Browns mishandling Johnny Manziel?

Being drafted into the factory of sadness isn’t the way any young NFL player wants to begin his career. It doesn’t matter that the aforementioned player claims he was thrilled to be heading to Cleveland. Brady Quinn once said that too. Quinn was never surrounded by the necessary talent to succeed, and he became a […]


MVPs rarely win Super Bowls

Kurt Warner’s been receiving some attention this week, mainly because he’s being honored by the Arizona Cardinals and buzz is beginning to pick up regarding a potential first-ballot Hall of Fame entry in 2015. As a result, this tidbit popped up on Reddit Thursday: Warner is the last regular-season MVP to go on to win […]


Is Kurt Warner a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

It was announced this week that Kurt Warner would be inducted into the Arizona Cardinals’ Ring of Honor, which got me thinking about his credentials for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After all, Warner will be eligible for the Hall next year. Will he be inducted on the first ballot? I look at it […]

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New renderings of the weird-looking Falcons stadium scheduled to open in 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has new renderings of the crazy-ass stadium the Falcons are building, which is supposed to be ready for 2017. And it’s safe to say they’re going for the hardcore futuristic look. That has a serious World Cup feel to it, doesn’t it? Why does every “innovative” new stadium have to look like […]


10 biggest questions going into the 2014 season

Every year the league takes twists and turns that no one expects. In 2013 we saw a linebacker in Kiko Alonso of the Bills who surprised everyone by being one of the best players in the entire rookie class despite not being a 1st round pick. The Cardinals as a team were a nice surprise […]


NFL should follow the CFL’s lead on pass interference reviews

Pass interference in the NFL is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous because as a spot foul it punishes defenses far too harshly on low-percentage deep passes. But it’s even more ridiculous because those split-second, back-breaking calls can’t be reviewed. North of the border, that has changed. When the CFL began playing preseason games this week, pass interference […]