Flem File: Guidelines for football players' masculinity go out the door as champion Patriots revel in Super Bowl glory with heartfelt emotion -- and a litany of hugs, David Fleming writes.
Flem File: Seattle has found a way to render penalty flags meaningless, mitigating NFL officials' authority in the process, David Fleming writes.
Flem File: When successful sports figures like Bill Belichick get caught cheating, it leaves us all feeling deflated, David Fleming writes.
Flem File: The one thing we know for certain is that the only consistent thing the NFL produces these days is contradiction, David Fleming writes.
Tony Romo appears to have shed his choker label. But to shake it once and for all, he must win Sunday at Green Bay, writes David Fleming.
David Fleming identifies a kindred playoff team for each of the 20 non-playoff fan bases.
Flem File: After bottoming out with the Jets, Mark Sanchez is savoring the chance to rebuild his career in Philadelphia.
Flem File: Here's a cheat sheet for Johnny Manziel of examples compiled by David Fleming of how to avoid becoming the Browns' next quarterback casualty.
Could J.J. Watt be as good as Rob Gronkowski as a tight end? Of course not. He'd be much, much better, writes David Fleming.
Flem File: Let's give thanks for Johnny Football and the other 2014 Turkey of the Year nominees.
The story of a young man gone too soon and a grateful recipient whose football dreams didn't have to end prove that organ and tissue donation is the ultimate gift, writes David Fleming.
When Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer tore his ACL in Week 10, the family of the woman who donated the ligament a decade ago grieved along with him, writes David Fleming.
Flem File: Denver LB Brandon Marshall is making a name for himself, yet continues to be mistaken for the more famous Chicago receiver.
Flem File: How Martellus Bennett, the Bears' artist/writer/fashionista/musician/tight end, spent Halloween in Austin, Texas, during the team's bye week.
Flem File: For this week's battle for NFC supremacy, the tale of the tape favors the Cardinals over the Cowboys anyway you slice it.
Flem File: Helmet scratches, scuffs and gouges tell the story of Browns rookie defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel's NFL debut.