Analysis

Giants make smart move in firing HC Ben McAdoo, GM Jerry Reese now

Less than 24 hours after Ben McAdoo said he would remain the Giants head coach until his “key card stopped working,” it stopped working. The Giants cleaned house Monday morning, firing McAdoo a week after he benched Eli Manning. They also fired GM Jerry Reese who had held his post for a decade. This is what we call an implosion, folks. McAdoo...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 13: The Good, The Bad and the Boneheaded

On Sunday night the Eagles got sucked into that vortex known as playing in Seattle and just like that the NFC became even more interesting. I’ll be discussing several of the bonafide Super Bowl contenders including the Saints, Vikings and Seahawks. Plus musings on a future Hall of Famer that will still be playing in 2082, two particularly idiotic play...

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Melissa’s Thanksgiving Day Musings: The Good, the Bad and the Bizarre

After Thursday’s slate of games the Philadelphia Eagles can confidently down their Thanksgiving leftovers with some celebratory champagne. There will be no late season challengers in the NFC East. The same can be said for the surging Minnesota Vikings who are the bonafide kings of the (NFC) North. All told, Thursday’s games were more like canned cra...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 11: The Good, The Bad and The Bills

Most NFL Sundays I relish being in a confined space for 12 straight hours, allowing the glare of multiple televisions to destroy my retinas because the NFL with all its thrilling moments and high level strategy is worth it. Not yesterday. Sure, Week 11 brought moments of joy and awe (hello Case Keenum, the Saints comeback and the Eagles domination) but ...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 10: The Good, Bad, Bizarre and Tragic

Before I get to some footballish stuff a special note about a tragedy that reminds us of what's important. Spoiler: It's not your fantasy player fumbling or an officiating mistake. 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin caught a beautiful 83-yard TD strike in the second quarter. As he strode into the end zone, Goodwin blew a kiss to the sky, kneeled, prayed and d...

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TFG Midseason NFL Awards: MVP, Best Game, Worst Fashion

After weeks of painful football the quality is starting to improve just as the first half wraps up. Talk about sport imitating life! Still, we’re more than ready to see what the second half beings so let’s wrap up a ho-hum first half by handing out some fake TFG hardware. The winners of the NFL’s first half are…. MVP: Alex...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings: Deshaun Watson Already a Superstar

"You played the best game any quarterback has ever played against us, and we've played all the legends. I respect how you hung in there and kept battling and battling." - Richard Sherman on Deshaun Watson to The Houston Texans may have lost 41-38 in dramatic fashion in Seattle Sunday but Deshaun Watson won the hearts and confidence of anyon...

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NFL in Chaos After Owner Bob McNair Likens Players to ‘Inmates’

This morning ESPN published a reporting tour de force on the NFL’s special meeting with players last week, written by Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta The is essential reading as it delves into the nuanced and often conflicting worlds of business, morality and culture clashes. It is chockfull of disturbing nuggets like NFL executive Troy Vincent ...

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