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  1. NFL Trade Value Rankings: The Update

    Bill Barnwell

    This past August, with the blessing of the boss, I took Simmons's annual Trade Value Column and applied it to the NFL, a league that never has any trades and is subject to more career-altering injuries among its top players than any other sport. That...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  2. Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Trying to predict where things are going in the NFL after two weeks is even harder than it was to start the year. Half the teams in the league have been bipolar through two games. The Patriots, the Redskins, the Niners, everybody. The Colts...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. What Does It Take to Get Roger Goodell Fired?

    Andrew Sharp

    I don't know if I believe that the NFL hadn't seen the Ray Rice elevator footage before it was released by TMZ on Monday morning. It's just impossible. The NFL is the most powerful league on earth, with unlimited funds and its own secu...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  4. Tough Talk

    Brian Phillips

    The NFL is so popular, and plays such a charged role in American culture, that it has become a large paradox. The league is a mirror of society, reflecting our difficulties with race, class, sexual orientation, and gender. But the league is also an e...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  6. Dominique Easley and the Risk of Drafting Injury-Prone Players

    Robert Mays

    A few weeks ago, 17 NFL teams sent at least one man down to Gainesville to do their diligence on maybe the most intriguing player in this year's draft. That more than half the league would hit central Florida for a one-man pro day speaks to...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  7. Updating the NFL Rulebook

    Bill Barnwell

    Nothing gets the NFL offseason fires stoked quite like voting on things! The league's 32 teams did just that this week at the owners meetings, discussing 22 different possible rule changes. Eight of those changes ended up being adopted in one fo...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  8. The Curious Case of Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Barnwell

    On Friday afternoon, a relatively quiet NFL scouting combine was interrupted by a stunning story, as Pro Football Talk quoted multiple league sources in reporting that the 49ers and Browns had nearly completed a trade that would have sent 49ers head...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  9. Watch Your Back, National Football League: Puppy Bowl X Poised to...

    Rembert Browne

    Roger Goodell is an idiot. Who in their right mind would schedule the 48th Super Bowl on the same day as the 10th annual Puppy Bowl? Only a foolish person, especially when considering what Animal Planet has in store this year. The NFL and Fox d...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers: Snowy LeSean McCoy, Fallen Record...

    Robert Mays

    Winners LeSean McCoy: Weather was a theme all over the league yesterday, but what happened in Philadelphia was something entirely different. I can't remember a game in which diving for the ball meant players temporarily disappearing. When ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell on Week 14 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    How only a handful of plays on Sunday reshaped the NFL playoff picture. Plus, the rest of the notable news from Week 14.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  13. The NFL's Three-Quarters-Season Awards Winners

    Bill Barnwell

    Believe it or not, we're already three-quarters of the way through the NFL season. As we approach Week 14, each team has 12 games in the books and four games left to go, which means that it's time to take stock of the league at the quarter pole. Toda...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  14. The NHL concussion lawsuit

    Sean McIndoe

    What does the former players' suit against the league — which follows in the footsteps of one faced by the NFL — mean for hockey players and fans?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  15. What Has Happened to the NFL's Running Game?

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not exactly a secret that the NFL is continuing to move away from its running-friendly roots. Through Week 11, this has been the most pass-happy season in league history. Teams are averaging 26.9 rushing attempts per game, which would be the fir...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  16. Bad Quarterback League, Week 10: Andrew Luck's Horrible Day and E...

    Andrew Sharp

    No matter what happens, you can never count Andrew Luck out of a game in the National Football League. This is ... A. A pretty awful lede B. Something Phil Simms has definitely said before C. Pretty much true! The Texans game two weeks ago w...

    Blog | November 12, 2013