Browsing: After Further Review

The NFL’s first official day of free agency was a whirlwind of activity and emotion. Two hours before teams could sign payers with expiring contracts many of us were making bad drinking jokes about the non-stop cornucopia of news – “Feels like we’re drinking but where’s the alcohol?” (Hardy har har.) By nightfall a certain team overflowing with toxicity instantly retired the bad attempts at alcohol humor. Overall it was the most compelling first day of free agency in eons. Let’s examine the notable winners and losers Winners Sashi Brown, Browns general manager and Paul DePodesta, Browns chief strategy officer:.…

No beating around the bush here: For the better part of last season TFG sadly laid dormant. The overwhelming culprit is that I was knee deep in a time consuming job as the NFL editor at SI.com and as a result, TFG’s heartbeat had slowed. But there is much unfinished business. The allure of the established TFG community and the possibility of growth have consistently been magnetic. Thus, I am beyond thrilled to return to TFG on a full-time basis as we aim to once again turn the brand into a relevant part of the NFL landscape. Our vision is…

For sports fans, internet connoisseurs, or basically anyone with a pulse, it’s nearly impossible to navigate the world wide interwebs without running into a protruding feature on the WAGS (wives and girlfriends) of professional athletes. Enen the most respectful bastions of journalism will use these ladies’ loose affiliation with a newsworthy athlete to post a juicy picture, or entire salacious gallery, of their attractive arm candy. Here at TFG we try to be an equal opportunity promoter of significant others. So we couldn’t help but wonder, what about the HABs? You know, the Husbands and Boyfriends. They deserve some cyber…

The offseason in setting in but don’t get too comfortable. Fantasy season is always lurking. Here are some early rankings to tide you over for a few months. Look for updates as news breaks, and again after the NFL draft. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings ADP – Average Draft Position

As the glow of an epic Super Bowl LI fades, the dregs of  the February sports wasteland has already set in. This offseason infancy is particularly depressing because what else are you going to do, watch the news? Fortunately, at TFG we have a little sanctuary to tide you over until August, or at least until March Madness.  These are the top ten Grudenisms from 2016.  Come back soon, Jon! As always, Grudenisms are graded on a sliding scale of hyperbole, vivid imagery, and outright absurdity. 10. On Edwin Jackson, “they nicknamed him pound cake because he will POUND you!”…

It’s the final non-prediction prediction of the season — Super Bowl time. Super Bowl 50 has a lot of great storylines, but how many are absurd and impossible? Not many. But I came up with 10 anyway. If the Panthers win:  – This Panthers/Broncos Super Bowl turns into the best party the world has ever seen when the Panthers go up 21-0 in the first two minutes. For the last 58, they dance.  – Cam Newton’s uniform remains unblemished throughout the game, although he does end up with a small tuft of dirt stuck in one of his cleats after…

We’re at championship weekend already, where the one and two seeds from the AFC and the NFC will battle it out to see who gets to go to Santa Clara and play in Super Bowl 50. From what I understand, this particular Super Bowl has some kind of great importance; it’s probably because 50 is the atomic number of tin, but that’s just a guess on my part. So here we go with some implausible storylines for Sunday’s games that may just come to fruition. New England Patriots at Denver Broncos 3:05 ET (CBS) Peyton Manning and the Broncos are…

Four games, high stakes, great teams — it’s the divisional round, the first of two rounds left before the Super Bowl! I’m pretty sure I’m getting an ulcer from the stress! Huzzah! So what are some things that will maybe sort of happen this weekend? Let’s get into it. Chiefs at Patriots The “Red Hot Chiefs,” who will soon seek to distance themselves from this new, racist nickname, will come into Gillette Stadium and beat the pants off a depleted Patriots team. With Brady’s high ankle sprain and Gronk’s mysterious knee injections, the defending Super Bowl champs are unable to…

It’s playoff time, everybody!! It’s the first weekend where our families ask, “But I thought football was over?” And we say, “Well, yeah, but now it’s the playoffs.” And they say, “But is your team even in the playoffs?” And we say, “WOULD YOU BACK OFF, PLEASE, BARBARA?!” Here are the things I predict will not happen on wild card weekend. Chiefs at Texans 4:35 ET ESPN In a huge upset, the Texans will defeat the Chiefs in the weekend’s first game. The other AFC teams, relieved to be rid of the Chiefs, send Bill O’Brien “So Berry Thankful” fruit…

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