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  1. What Is the NFL’s ‘Corner 3’?

    Robert Mays

    It all started in a bar. A friend and I were watching Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Pacers and Heat at Old Town Pour House in Chicago. Miami was up just two with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter when Ray Allen started to go off....

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Putting Together the Most Fun Fantasy Team Money Can Buy

    Robert Mays

    Fantasy football is supposed to be fun. I know it might sound obvious, but there are times when that idea gets lost, whether it's when you're smashing your laptop after a stat correction costs you a week, or when you're...

    Blog | August 20, 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. Divisional Deja Vu: Five Lessons From the First Installments of T...

    Robert Mays

    Three of this weekend's divisional-round playoff games are matchups we've already seen at least once this season. We went back and watched the first installment of all three to see what lessons might be learned before getting to Round 2. 1. The Pa...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  5. NFL Divisional Round Pain and Gain

    Robert Mays

    Wild-card weekend was a nearly perfect weekend of football, and it's because what we got out of it is exactly what we hoped for. The first round of the NFL playoffs is supposed to be about craziness. We want 45-44 wins, and weird upsets, and Beast Mo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. Death, Taxes, and Seattle at Home: The Seahawks Have Paved Their ...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks don't seem to get how this works. Becoming one of the best teams in football is a clearly defined process, and while they followed some of the early steps — find a franchise quarterback, build a great defense (although that one is ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Louder: How the Seahawks Became the Coo...

    Robert Mays

    An hour and a half before the Seahawks and 49ers were set to kick off, the air above Occidental Avenue smelled like weed and hot dogs. The jersey-clad had filled the bars outside CenturyLink Field for hours, but now the migration inside had begun. A ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Week 2 NFL Viewing Guide: Who's Got It Better Than Us?

    Robert Mays

    Game of the Week 49ers at Seahawks, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET In the NFL, rivalries are fleeting. There are exceptions (Dallas-Washington, Chicago–Green Bay), but stakes, as much as familiarity, are what breed contempt in pro football. If the Re...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  9. 2-Day NFL Warning: A Team-by-Team Rundown of the 2012 Rookie Clas...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. Every year, we seem to spend more and ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  10. 65-Day NFL Warning: The Seven Best Things About This Crazy Good R...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next two and a half months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  11. Four-Day Mad Dash: The Five Types of Players With the Most at Sta...

    Robert Mays

    Four years ago, Andre Smith got off a plane in Indianapolis as the best left tackle at that year's NFL combine. The previous season, he was awarded the Outland Trophy, given to college football's best interior lineman. He'd been named an All-American...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  12. The Curse of the Quarterback Middle Class

    Robert Mays

    The thought had lingered all weekend — for the past couple weekends, actually — but it took Matt Schaub's trip to Foxborough for it to take hold. Houston had just completed another seven-yard pass on a third-and-8, and as it became clear ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  13. Jason Reitman Stages a Reading of Ghostbusters With Seth Rogen, J...

    Robert Mays

    When I got to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last night just minutes before showtime, the theater was nearly full. Every unoccupied seat was marked with a bag or coat, and for a few minutes, I thought I'd being spending my evening propped again...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  14. Big Shoulders: Derrick Rose, Benji Wilson, and the Love of a City...

    Robert Mays

    The first time I saw Derrick Rose try to tear down the United Center was in February 2006. I was a senior at a high school in suburban Chicago, and Simeon was playing Washington for the city's public league championship. By then, anyone who cared abo...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  15. The Huddle: Vontae Davis Is the Instrument of the Colts' Liberati...

    Robert Mays

    Patriots shell out more money to pass catchers, continue blatant taunting of Wes Welker Every bit of this Karen Guregian blog post for the Boston Herald is so perfectly Bill Belichick that I don't think anything could make me happier. It starts wi...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  16. The Huddle: Russell Wilson Rises, Mike Vick Crumbles, and Tony Ro...

    Robert Mays

    Matt Flynn joins prestigious group of $25 million backups OK, that might be a bit premature, but at least for now, Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback in Seattle. If Wilson does end up winning the starting job for the Seahawks, it seems easy ...

    Blog | August 21, 2012