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  1. Why Won't Jacksonville Let Us Meet the Bortles?

    Kevin Lincoln

    Two weeks into the NFL preseason, things are playing out as they usually do: The eyes of football fans across the nation are cast toward Jacksonville, Florida. Blake Bortles - third overall pick in the 2014 draft, runner-up for the lead rol...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Chuck Noll, 1932-2014

    Robert Mays

    Chuck Noll, the architect and leader of the 1970s Steelers' dynasty, died at his home in suburban Pittsburgh on Friday night. He was 82 years old. Like most NFL fans still in their twenties, I knew Noll mostly from watching NFL Films and...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Five Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's Massive Contract Extensi...

    Robert Mays

    1. WOW. Seriously?! 2. OK, everybody slow down. Claims that sports fans are smarter today than ever before are mostly right. When NFL contracts are announced, not a single informed person pays attention to that big number at the fr...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  4. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    Before he makes his playoff picks, the Sports Guy lists 10 things that added to his ongoing NFL education.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  6. Remembering the 1988 Cincinnati Bengals

    Rob Weintraub

    It's hard to remember, but 25 years ago, Cincinnati fielded one of the most innovative and influential teams in NFL history.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  7. Announcing Has a Problem: The Most Annoying Tic in Broadcasting T...

    Caleb Hannan

    If you made an exhaustive list of all the sports announcers who drive fans crazy, Al Michaels would either settle in somewhere near the bottom or not show up at all. Michaels is generally beloved. In part because he co-announces the most polished thr...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. The Bandwagon Fan's Guide to the NFL Playoffs

    Andrew Sharp

    The NFL playoffs are here, and if you're one of the lucky NFL fans whose favorite team made the playoffs, that's great. You should go read Barnwell's pair of previews and start getting prepared for this weekend. This article isn't for you. This is fo...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Kansas City's Sports Agony

    Rany Jazayerli

    The agony, and the infinitely less frequent ecstasy, of being a Kansas City sports fan — and how the Chiefs could change the narrative this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | 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. All-22 All-Stars: Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals' Adaptable Advant...

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  12. All-22 All-Stars: Lavonte David, the Next Great Linebacker

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  13. Is Kirk Cousins the Answer in Washington?

    Bill Barnwell

    No franchise in the NFL is fueled by turmoil more consistently than Washington. Even for the fans who have suffered through the agonizing valleys of the Daniel Snyder era, this has been a particularly brutal season. The expectations produced by a stu...

    Blog | December 11, 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. Rob Ford the sports fan

    Brian Phillips

    Celebrating the no. 1 sports fan among our neighbors to the north — Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  16. Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the Miami Dolphins bullyin...

    Brian Phillips

    Declaring a war on warrior culture in the wake of the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013