Commentary

Chris Golic on E!’s New Reality Series, ‘WAGS’

“The WAG lifestyle is extremely glamorous. You know, it’s private jets, vacations, parties, photo shoots, black cards. You name it, you got it.” -- a WAG. NFL players today suffer from somewhat of an image problem. As a wife to a retired NFL player and mother of an NFL hopeful, I have been vocal in cautioning people about making gen...

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Excuse Me Jesus, Tim Tebow is Playing

Tim Tebow returned to the NFL last Sunday, playing most of the second half of the Eagles’ preseason game against the Colts. Never ones to miss a story we have no choice but to cover, we at The Football Girl watched the game and pulled some reactions off Twitter to give you a sense of what Tebowmania circa 2015 is like. 1:00 Game on! Sanchez...

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NFL Shenanigans: Casting an NFL Afterschool Special

Preseason football is known for two things: first, terrible football; and second, the time when the twos and threes play terrible football. For backup quarterbacks, however, preseason is the time of year when they get to hit the field without someone having to get horribly injured, first. They must look forward to these few weeks all year long. It’s t...

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NFL players openly enter political arena By: The Football Girl If you think the football season is long, just take a look at the political season.  Usually those two are completely separate entities; with most players acting like political activism comes with an automatic ACL injury.  Not so this year.   The Obama effect, as we...

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Letter to Sports Bars Dear Sports Bar Owners who offer the Sunday Ticket and their employees who work on Sundays, Thank you for existing. The very idea of you is heaven on earth for us fantasy football geeks. Those beautiful televisions depicting the large quantity of NFL games, coupled with an unhealthy menu is something we plan for every ...

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Like so many of you, The Wise Guy hates the NFL offseason. Particularly this offseason. So, as advised by his sports (fan) psychologist, The Wise Guy will stop spending his days staring at the blank Sunday Ticket channel and start the healing process, by expressing his snarky despondency in a running diary. July 20 (47 Days to Kickoff): ...

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As I’ve mentioned , Cris Collinsworth is the best color man in the business.  The genius of Collinsworth is that while other analysts will simply explain what you just saw, Collinsworth will tell you what you didn’t see and why it affected the play. His analysis of the quarterback position provides the best example. All the TV can show ...

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With all of Chicago rejoicing at the news of Jerry Angelo’s firing, please allow me, a lifelong Bears fan, to throw another piece of wood onto the bonfire. Jerry Angelo was the Rex Grossman of GMs, below average and employed in a high profile position for far too long.  Angelo came to Chicago in 2002, having built...

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For football junkies, the NFL combine is like Easter.  Not so much a joyous celebration like Christmas (the Super Bowl), but a time to pay our respect to the physical specimens who sacrifice their bodies for us each year.  Don’t tell me you weren’t “born again” when RGIII ran his 4.38/40. But for every would-be savoir, there is a high prie...

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