Analysis

Super Bowl 52: The Good, The Bad & The Horseshit

There were moments when it was hard to breathe, hard to process the intensity. Super Bowl 52 felt like it lasted both 10 seconds and 10 hours. It was that enthralling, that packed with incredible moments and trick plays, that blanketed in the stunning reality that the Lombardi Trophy was either team’s to hoist. Simply put, the Eagles and Patriots trea...

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Key Takeaways from ESPN’s Bombshell on the Patriots

ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, arguably the top investigative journalist covering the NFL, dropped early Friday on the unraveling of the Patriots dynasty. Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Robert Kraft may be sports’ most successful triumvirate but internal forces, including Brady’s suspicious business partner Alex Guerrero and his own insecurity about agi...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings: Which NFL Job Opening is Most Desirable?

Welcome to the mega event that is Black Monday. We spend weeks predicting which coaches will be fired and hold fiercely strong opinions on which ones should be fired. Like everything else in the NFL, once here the dominoes fall in dizzying fashion. Chuck Pagano out. Jack Del Rio out. John Fox out. Jim Caldwell out. Bruce Arians retires. Who's n...

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Melissa’s Tuesday Musings: Is Jimmy Garoppolo a Top 5 Quarterback?

2017 as a calendar year has largely been brutal for a number of reasons, most of them dripping with cultural schism. Football has been no exception. The cultural divide has never been stronger among players, owners, and fans, while the on-field product has ranged from beyond awful to inspiring you to have thoughts of 'hey, maybe I should be watching cor...

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2018 Pro Bowl Rosters Announced: Who Got Snubbed?

Players selected to the Pro Bowl were announced Tuesday evening, which is the only part that matters. Not the actual game that will eventually be played by the MVP of your family’s Turkey Day Thanksgiving game. It’s hardly a secret that an All-Star game occurring on a date in which Super Bowl participants are ineligible is a total sham. But the p...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 14: The Good, The Bad and The Concussed

In many ways Week 14 was the most enthralling slate of action this season. Saints-Falcons, Vikings-Panthers, Rams-Eagles and Ravens-Steelers all felt like playoff games. It was also one of the most disturbing weeks, which for the modern day NFL is saying a lot... When Ryan Shazier laid motionless on the field last Monday night, the realities of footb...

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