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  1. Checking out the expert picks

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN's panel of experts are evenly split on Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants. Seven are picking the Falcons to win and seven are picking the Giants. The other games involving NFC South teams aren't nearly as close i...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  2. Mike Smith is in good company

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta coach Mike Smith probably doesn't get the credit he deserves and probably won't until he wins his first postseason game. But give Smith credit for one thing -- the man has shown he can win regular-season games at a historically fast pace. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  3. Experts: Greg Schiano was doing his job

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano is getting some pretty strong support from high places for the way he handled the end of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Although the Giants were lining up in the victory formation to run out the clock at the end...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  4. Side judge replaced for being Saints fan

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- We're about to witness what I'm pretty sure is history at Bank of America Stadium. In a game in which Aaron Kromer will serve as interim interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints, we'll have a replacement replacement official...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  5. Reflecting on Ricky Williams and Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tuesday's news that Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams is retiring comes with a bit of an NFC South angle. Williams once was the biggest thing to ever hit the New Orleans Saints. Remember the 1999 draft, when the Saints traded away all t...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. Beloved/disliked: New Orleans Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    We'll start with the New Orleans Saints as we unveil the results of the voting for the most beloved and disliked figures in the history of each NFC South franchise. BreesBeloved figure: Drew Brees. Reader comment: " Before the '06 seaso...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  7. Update on voting for beloved/disliked

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just got the latest results in your voting for the most beloved and disliked figures in NFC South history and we've had a little bit of movement. According to Kevin Little, the Saint Leo University student who is helping us out by tabulating the...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  8. Sampling the early votes

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've got some early results on your voting for the beloved and disliked figures in the history of each franchise. The polls remain open, so send your votes to the mailbag, if you haven't done so already. We'll close the voting at 5 p.m. ET Friday ...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  9. Early observations on your votes

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just sent the first round of ballots in our contest for the most disliked and most beloved figures in NFC South history into the capable hands of Kevin Little, who is going to be tabulating the results. A senior Sports Business major at Saint Leo Uni...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  10. NFC South polls are now open

    Pat Yasinskas

    It started as a suggestion from loyal reader Mark H. in Greensboro, N.C., and it quickly has grown into what I think could be one of the more interesting projects we've ever attempted on the NFC South blog. Mark's basic suggestion was to pick the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  11. Your reaction to Dungy choice

    Pat Yasinskas

    Lots of good reaction in the mailbag to Tuesday's column in which I gave my opinion that Tony Dungy is the best coach in the history of the NFC South. Craig in Fort Worth, Texas, writes: Tony Dungy never coached in the NFC south, right? Jon Gruden...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  12. Time to weigh in: Best coach in history?

    Pat Yasinskas

    I was browsing through my mailbag and saw a question that I think is more than worthy of standing on its own. In fact, it's one of the most thought-provoking questions I've ever received (and you've always provided very good questions). The questi...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  13. NFC South draft analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas At the 10-year anniversary of the ESPN The Magazine cover of Mike Ditka and Ricky Williams posing as bride and groom, the NFC South -- which didn't even exist back in 1999 -- has another wedding. ...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  14. Five predictions for draft week

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas We'll wait until later in the week to predict who NFC teams will draft. But it's time to make five fearless predictions on other events that will happen during the next week. &nbsp...

    Blog | April 20, 2009