1. Pete Carroll's Resignation Makes Rumor into Reality

    With several reports surfacing Friday that USC Trojans head coach Pete Carroll was going to rejoin the NFL, it was considered almost a foregone conclusion he would sign...

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  2. NFL Wildcard Weekend: Trend Stays Alive

    The current NFL playoff system has always given a much more balanced first round than most leagues. In a system where the third and fourth overall seeds are the "top" of the round, results aren’t nearly as home-team favored as one would think...

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  3. NFL Playoff Mainstays Dominated in First Round

    Two near constants in late postseason play this decade, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, lost dramatically in the first round to close out their seasons. The pair of mainstays lost by a combined 67-28...

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  4. San Diego Chargers' First Opponent Set: Will Face New York Jets

    The second round of the AFC playoffs are now set. Midseason monster Cincinnati Bengals and perennial powerhouse New England Patriots have both been upset by their wild-card opponents...

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  5. Manning Powers Through MVP Voting

    In the end, all the discussion and debate proved unwarranted. Peyton Manning not only won the MVP award, but ran away with it. The final AP tally ended with 39 ½ votes going to Manning...

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  6. Boltbits: Why the San Diego Chargers Can Win the Super Bowl

    With San Diego's newfound success, many people are polarizing in their opinions of the Chargers. The first wave of new support is giving way to those looking to rebut the team’s chances...

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  7. Just Why Is Pete Carroll Leaving USC?

      Pete Carroll has been tossed about as a potential head coaching candidate for NFL jobs across nearly his entire tenure at USC.  Miami even followed him all the way to South America in an attempt to hire the coach with a 97-19 career record at USC...

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  8. Pete Carroll to Sign with NFL's Seattle Seahawks: Why Leave Now?

    Pete Carroll has been tossed about as a potential head coaching candidate for NFL jobs across nearly his entire tenure at USC. Miami even followed him all the way to South America in an attempt to hire the coach with a 97-19 career record at USC...

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  9. Missed It by That Much: NFL Teams Falling Just Shy of the Playoffs

    One of the great aspects to this year’s regular season was the number of teams with playoff aspirations late in the season...

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  10. NFL's Big Three Not Looking So Mighty Going into the Playoffs

    For the bulk of the 2009 NFL season, the league has been dominated by three teams. When Week 13 ended, the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, and Indianapolis Colts were a combined 34-1...

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  11. Is This NFL Playoffs the Year of the Wild Card?

    Thanks to the NFL’s playoff format, with the top two seeds getting a bye in the first round, it is not uncommon for a wild-card team to advance deep into January. Last year’s playoffs saw a 50-50 split with Philadelphia and Baltimore (No...

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  12. The AFC Wild Card From a San Diego Chargers' Perspective

    Earning a first-round bye with the second seed, San Diego will be sitting out the first round of the playoffs. This does not mean they won’t have a stake in what happens in that round...

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  13. Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2009/10 NFL Playoffs

    Now that the regular season has come to an end 12 teams are still alive, those that have made the NFL’s postseason. With several of the powerhouse teams skidding, the Super Bowl now looks to be anyone’s to take...

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  14. San Diego Chargers Boltbits: Team Keeps Momentum for Playoffs

    The Chargers had every reason not to concern themselves about winning in Week 17. The team had already secured its number two seed, Philip Rivers was to see limited time on the field, and they ...

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  15. Could John Moores Force Chargers out of San Diego?

    One of the primary goals for any owner of a professional sports team is to ensure their team has a new, polished stadium...

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  16. Denver Broncos Look to Make a Statement Before Even Taking the Field

    Josh McDaniels wants to build a winning team in Denver. Beyond that goal however, he has proven that he is a coach dedicated to building a winning mentality...

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  17. Who Wins the AFC Wildcard? Lamarr Woodley Has an Idea

    With the AFC wild card race coming down to a tightly contested final week, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lamar Woodley feels that New England and Cincinnati might just try to set up the playoff matchups the way they want...

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  18. Just What Is a Fan Entitled To?

    Two incidents happened in the last week involving angry fans. The first came when the Indianapolis Colts elected to rest their core starters with roughly 20 minutes left in the game and a five-point advantage...

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  19. San Diego Chargers Boltbits: Pick Your Poison in the AFC Wildcard Race

    With one game remaining in the regular season, San Diego already has its first round opponent set: no one. The team earned itself a first round bye upon defeating Tennessee soundly in an early week 16 matchup...

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  20. In the AFC Wildcard Race, 9-7 Is the New 10-6

    What a difference a few weeks can make. From midseason (weeks 8/9/10) stretching through to the three-quarter mark (weeks 12/13) it appeared that any team would need at least a 10-6 record to be able to secure a wild card seeding and a playoff berth...

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  21. Indianapolis Colts Answer Some Questions, Raise More in Loss To Jets

    “Last night, while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear…” --Shel Silverstein One question for 2010 is finally answered...

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  22. San Diego Chargers Bolbits: Team Makes Statement in Potential Trap Game

    While not a dangerous game as far as impact on the season, it was another great test of a game that the Chargers could easily have taken for granted. Tennessee was a 7-7 team desperate to preserve its playoff life...

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  23. AFC proving its Dominance Once Again over NFC

    Early into the 2009 season, it appeared that this would be the year that the NFC asserted its dominance. Minnesota, New Orleans, New York (Giants), and Atlanta all looked to be forceful presences in the league...

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  24. Oakland Raiders' Late-Season Success Yields More Questions Than Answers

    It would have been easy had the Raiders closed the season as they had started it. Take a 2-7 Raiders team, end with three or four wins and the real work could begin...

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  25. Is the BCS Controversy Good for College Football?

    One of the biggest debates in college football is over the way the nation's champion is crowned. The BCS national championship game pits the two highest ranked teams against each other for a ...

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