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NFL Week 1 In Review

Packers 42, Saints 34
CHRIS PUMMER: The Packers opened the season where they left off, rolling past a very good opponent. Green Bay only narrowly made the playoffs last year and struggled at times, but that was after losing…

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NFL Divisional Playoffs in Review

Jets 28, Patriots 21
CHRIS PUMMER:
The Jets (13-5) had a pretty simple formula for beating the Patriots (14-3). They didn’t turn the ball over and kept New England from making big plays.

For the former part New York quarterback…

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NFL Wild Card Weekend In Review

Seahawks 41, Saints 36
CHRIS PUMMER:
If I were imagining a Seahawks upset before Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game, the picture would have been a couple Saints turnovers early, Matt Hasselbeck game-managing his team to a few scores, and…

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NFL Week 12 In Review

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Falcons 20, Packers 17
CHRIS PUMMER
: While it seems to me like more focus was being given to the Bears-Eagles matchup, I think this is the game that pitted the two best teams in the…

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More Deserving Fanbase: Cubs or Indians?

BRAD GOLDBACH: In terms of fan bases in suffering, not many can compete with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, but when looking at an all-sports landscape, those fan bases aren’t even in the same league of pain.

Cleveland seems to be in permanent sports purgatory, while Chicago, Cubs aside, has done pretty well for itself over the years.

SHANNON MCCARTHY: The Cubs drought is an integral part of the fabric of baseball. Who would we at once mock and empathize with, what curse would we invoke if they were to go and do the unthinkable? The Curse of the Really Crappy Sports City doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. (Sorry, Cleveland, it’s all I can come up with.) Continue reading

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MNF Helmet Crash Abolished

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I am but a simple polycarbonate helmet, it is true, but do I not have feelings too? If you ask me if I’m ready for the football, do I not say yes? And if you slam me into another helmet with bone-crushing force, do I not request that you at least not do it on purpose, and continually?

HOWARD MEGDAL: Hearing that litany of complaints has only verified what we already suspected: Today’s helmets are pussies. Continue reading

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Todd Collins: Retired in 1998?

HOWARD MEGDAL: As reiterated by his 6-for-16, 4-interception performance on Sunday, my initial certainty that Todd Collins retired in 1998 has only been reinforced.

JASON CLINKSCALES: Why did we talk about Collins again? Well, he proved that he’s not retired since there’s nothing in the NFL like a second career as a backup quarterback… except for equally coveted long snappers, fifth-round change-of-pace running backs and slightly unhinged special teams linebackers. Continue reading

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NFL Week 4 In Review

Falcons 16, 49ers 14
CHRIS PUMMER:
That’s back-to-back ugly wins for the Falcons (3-1), but they’ll take it. Meanwhile San Francisco (0-4)  seems happy to take a top-5 draft pick.

JASON CLINKSCALES: I listened to this game via AudioPass and just…

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NFL Week 3 in Review

Chiefs 31, 49ers 10
CHRIS PUMMER:
A friend and 49ers fan recently shared with me his opinion that Mike Singletary’s strength as a coach is his ability to raise the emotional level of his players, but that a team could…

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NFL Week 2 in Review

Falcons 41, Cardinals 7
CHRIS PUMMER:
Guess Matt Leinart wasn’t going to play any better than Derek Anderson.

ALEX PREWITT: Good that the Falcons got this out of their system after getting abused by the Steelers’ defense in Week 1.…

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