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  1. Week 8 Picks: A Gambling Epiphany

    Bill Simmons

    The last time I wrote a Friday football column -- 35 days ago, if you're keeping score -- Washington fans thought they had upgraded from RG3 to Kirk Cousins, Bills fans were dreaming about EJ Manuel leading them to the Super Bowl, Seattle f...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. NFL Week 7 Winners and Losers: Peyton, Trick Punt Plays, and Enda...

    Robert Mays

    Peyton Manning Peyton Manning wanted this thing over quickly. He went 5-of-5 on Denver's first drive en route to touchdown no. 507, and it never really slowed down from there. It's fitting that on the day he broke the career pa...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. NFL Week 7 Picks: It Can Only Go Up From Here

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 7 can't be worse than Week 6. Well, it would be very difficult to be worse than Week 6. I was victimized by two of the week's three pick-sixes in the final seconds of games that turned a winning side into a loser (while also pushing th...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  5. NHL Opening Weekend: Let's All Calm Down

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. There are always lessons to be learned from a season's first few nights; it just takes a while to figure out which ones. This time last year, we were all buzzi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Week 6 Wrap-up: Heavy Is the Head

    Bill Barnwell

    The one thing you can count on from season to season in the NFL is change. Since the league moved to its eight-division format in 2002, the average season has seen just three division winners retain their titles the following season. Given the strang...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  8. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  9. The NFL's Out-of-Nowhere Players

    Bill Barnwell

    The National Football League is an enormous organization with a lot of players. It's actually pretty staggering. The NBA mandates an average of at least 14 players per team, meaning there are about 420 active NBA players during the season. NHL r...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  10. Blood and Guts and Another Steve Smith Masterpiece

    Andrew Sharp

    On the first play, you could tell there was nothing to worry about. Joe Flacco rolled out, hit Steve Smith in the flat, and Smith immediately stiff-armed some helpless corner to the ground, picking up an extra five yards and a first down. Because wha...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  12. The Rise and Fall of the 2012 NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What happened to the top of the 2012 NFL draft? While the 2011 NFL draft is rapidly going down as arguably the best defensive draft in NFL history, the 2013 class was supposed to be mediocre (and it has been) because so much talent left college footb...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  13. NFL Week 3: Peterson, Picks, and the All-Outrage Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We made the mistake of holding this column for one hour because we thought Roger Goodell might actually say something interesting, thoughtful or sincere in today's days-too-late press conference. I left my thoughts on my Twit...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  14. 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
  15. The Sports Guy’s Week 2 NFL Picks

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed last night's Goodell-Must-Go bag, click here. Before we make Week 2 picks, allow me to congratulate myself for writing a Week 1 picks column called "The Year of the Dog," imploring everyone to ride the unde...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  16. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: NFC So...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Bill and Sal like the Saints to win the NFC South, think the Falcons' Mike Smith could be the first coach fired, and like the odds Tampa Bay is getting to make the playoffs. Click here for more of Bill and Sal's 2014 NFL Degene...

    Blog | September 03, 2014