| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Soon you will encounter my predictions for Week Six of the NFL season. Last week one featured game involved the aggressive Cincinnati Bengals attacking the reeling New England Patriots. I said that the game would be a blowout with a 26-...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It doesn't get any bigger than this, Orlando.
The sharks are coming!
No, not the San Jose Sharks, hockey puck breath.
Even as we speak, I can envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer getting his head bit off on national TV. (Or maybe a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Give Tom Coughlin a break.
He's just 68. The kid made a mistake.
What happened to Coughlin last week was just as much the fault of the NFL as it was his error. Yes, Colts QB Andrew Luck hurriedly threw what proved to be a touchdown pass. And, yes,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Here is a fun game to play for the whole family. Put both hands inside the collar of your shirt as if grabbing imaginary shoulder pads. Now stretch your neck to the left and right.
Welcome to the Bears answer to Tebowing, the mock prayer pose in honor...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Have you noticed?
Late in this NFL season, a sophomoric sense of humor seems to be creeping into the staid, conservative league. Consider:
•The fun began with St. Louis Coach Jeff Fisher last Sunday during the coin toss preceding the Rams' game...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Remember back a couple of months, just before the start of the NFL season, that much of the talk was about rookies Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam?
Now, Manziel's holding a clipboard in Cleveland; Clowney has had injury problems and...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Before the pass, defensive end Olivier Vernon sprinted into the rookie quarterback's face, causing him to throw the ball away, like the cartoon figure heaving the treasure before pushed off a cliff.
"He didn't want any part of getting [hit]," Vernon...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:45 AM
After losing to the Dolphins, a game in which he threw another interception and committed another fumble on a sack, Jay Cutler had nothing for you.
“I wish I had some more answers,’’ Cutler said with resignation, as if his usual...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:48 PM
The NFL is a passing league.
Peyton Manning has passed Brett Favre. Joe Flacco has passed Ben Roethlisberger. Philip Rivers has passed Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner.
The season hasn't even reached the midway point, and records already are falling like...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
They are quarterbacks, but they also formed an offensive "line."
The line is one of demarcation — the NFL acted one way before Baltimore's Joe Flacco and Atlanta's Matt Ryan were rookies, and another way after.
Flacco and Ryan, who will be on...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:04 AM
You start with a quarterback who remains unreliable from one week to the next, one half to the next, one pass to the next.
Then you add an offensive-minded head coach who exhibits curious clock management and seems to have little consistent effect on...