Sunday in San Diego went off without a hitch. Chad Ochocinco didn't wear his fallen comrades jersey, the NFL didn't fine him for it, and the teapot tempest which threatened for most of the week blew quietly over. Roger Goodell, seen here in a stock photo, is best known for getting N ... More >>
I'm not going to lie to you: I was only marginally aware of Chris Henry. I haven't paid much attention to the Cincinnati Bengals since the days when Boomer Esiason and Ickey Woods combined to form the greatest 1-2 punch of name awesomeness in all of sports. Chris Henry just wasn't really on my ... More >>
Chad Ochocinco is my new favourite football player. I never used to be a fan of his, disliking the showboating and all the other stuff that goes along with it, but it turns out I was wrong. I turns out, in fact, that I couldn't possibly have been any wronger if I had tried.
See, it's both a snarky way of making fun of the Rams' ineptitude and a way to remind us of better days. Nice, huh? Well, hopefully this (and by this, of course, I mean the unceremonious 28-0 ass kicking we all witnessed yesterday), will put to an end all that hopeful speculation people come up w ... More >>
Vick gives a "Philly Hello" to his new teammates.Personally I was hoping Michael Vick would be picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Can you imagine anything better than the a man convicted of operating a dog-fighting ring jumping into the Brown's "Dawg Pound" after a touch down? The scene would&nbs ... More >>
So the NFL owners yesterday voted to make the NFL just a little bit shittier. flickr.com/photos/thedzaDid cake-inspiration Tom Brady influence the NFL to make a rule change?They added four more rules, and modified one other, and I have to say, the modification is the worst of the group. All of ... More >>
You know, if you had told me just a couple of years ago that signing Ron Bartell was going to be of paramount importance for the Rams to have any chance of being competitive, I probably would have laughed in your face.
Friends, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I feel a deep, aching sorrow in my chest, and I fear that nothing in this life will lift this burden from me. This weekend, I am going to do something I thought I would never do. I am going to watch a football game and root for the Arizona Cardinals.
"Oh God," the bartender at Nadine's Gin Joint muttered yesterday afternoon. "It's time for the Rams again." Then the boys in blue and gold promptly met everyone in the bar's lowest expectations, getting stomped 34-10 by Arizona, the unlikeliest of NFC West champions. Talk eventually turned to t ... More >>
Battered by the pounding they took on the gridiron, former players say the National Football League has abandoned them.
Unreal goes cornholing. What? Isn't that enough?
Joe growls at the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal.
Joe hears from the son of first-class pitcher Pat Scantlebury.
Joe explains the significance of this year's Super Bowl.
Has the NFL gone too far trying to monitor players' off-field antics?
St. Louis takes the gold and silver medals for urban maladies: first in gonorrhea, second in chlamydia. Oh, and last in the National Hockey League.
Week of September 14, 2005
We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks
Unless they've got the ball
Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.
Commentary published the week of June 14-20, 2000