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  1. Welcome to the Week 12 Thunderdome

    Bill Simmons

    When your mailbag question inspires me to email multiple friends and colleagues asking for their answers, then congratulations -- you've completed the Mailbag Video Game. There's no parting prize other than my eternal respect. A reader acc...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Just Win, Sort Of: How the Raiders Took Down the Chiefs

    Bill Barnwell

    So, that happened. The Raiders and Chiefs somehow produced the most exciting Thursday Night Football contest of the year, with Oakland overcoming a second-half comeback from Kansas City and one of the most bizarre near-penalties you'll ever see ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. Cousin Sal’s Week 12 Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    Raiders (+7.5) over Chiefs Raiders (+270) to win the game When you are in the hole jermajestywise as much as I am (do NOT scroll down to see the year-to-date totals. I'm telling you, just don't do it!), you have to take chance...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Travis Kelce Can’t Stop Dancing

    Robert Mays

    First Watch doesn't seem like Travis Kelce's kind of place. His branch of the Florida-based breakfast chain sits on Westport Road in Kansas City, Missouri, just 10 minutes from his downtown apartment. "I don't...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. The Consigliere Commissioner

    Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

    If Major League Baseball were the Genco Pura Olive Oil Company, then Robert D. Manfred Jr. - exiting commissioner Bud Selig's longtime adviser and MLB's current chief operating officer, who will inherit the game&rsquo...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  6. The 2013 NFL Redraft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be a mess. 2012 had Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. 2014, even a year in advance, held Jadeveon Clowney in what was regarded as one of the deepest draft classes in league history. 2013 was the awkward year in betwee...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Week 7 Wrap-up: The Mighty Start Falling

    Bill Barnwell

    What a rough 72 hours to be a Seahawks fan. On Friday, the Seahawks unexpectedly gave up on wide receiver Percy Harvin and traded him to the Jets, which must have caused Seattle fans to spend hours deleting their tweets and message-board posts from o...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Ranking the NFL’s Non-Playoff Teams

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, I ran through the league's eight divisional leaders and tried to figure out which of them were most likely to hold on to their spots over the 11 weeks to come. Sorry for jinxing you, Colts and Patriots. Today, I'm going to run t...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. Absent From Class: Where Are the NFL’s 2014 Draftees?

    Bill Barnwell

    Most NFL observers say it takes a minimum of three years to judge a draft class. The 2014 draft class is miles away from proving its eventual worth under those standards, but what we can notice after five weeks is that there are all kinds of first-ro...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  13. Best/Worst: A Salute to the Dumbest Penalty in Sports

    Andrew Sharp

    What was the best in sports this week? What was the worst? It makes sense to have the excessive celebration penalty in the rulebook. I understand why it's there. I get it. Officials need some kind of option if a player goes nuts and stops...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Is This (Finally) the End of the Patriots?

    Bill Barnwell

    I don't think what happened last night is Tom Brady's fault. I'm going to tell you why, and it's going to sound like I'm making excuses, and in the long run, maybe that will end up being the case. It's entirely possible ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  16. 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