1. Four NFL Teams That Could Make a Huge Impact in 2010

    Every year in the NFL offseason, we as fans try to predict which teams will dominate the league and post 12- and 13-win seasons, and ultimately win the Super Bowl. It is not an exact science, of course, and this is just my take on things...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about 4 years ago 3,490 reads 33 comments

  2. Tom Brady: Far From Just a Product of the "System"

    After the past two seasons, many have called into question the New England Patriots' need for Tom Brady. Matt Cassel came in and led the team to an 11-5 record and almost to a playoff ...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 1,197 reads 39 comments

  3. Things to Watch in Super Bowl XLIV

    On the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, the anticipation for the big day couldn't be any higher. Two of the NFL's best offenses led by two of the NFL's best quarterbacks will be featured in what should be an amazing football game...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  4. The Associated Press Makes Another Questionable MVP Decision

    Everybody who knows me or who has read one of my articles knows how I feel about the guy in the picture. For the second year in a row he won league MVP in what would under ordinary circumstances be a very impressive achievement...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 238 reads 10 comments

  5. The NFL Has Spoken: Brees Better Than Manning in Landslide

    Sporting News NFL held a poll among 636 NFL players, coaches, and executives for the NFL's best offensive player of 2009. Brees won with 299 votes, good for 47 percent of the total vote count...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 211 reads 1 comments

  6. Why Peyton Manning Deserved This MVP

    I don't think that anybody has ever been more critical of Peyton Manning than myself. I have argued all season long that Manning should never have won MVP, but after going back, looking at the ...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 266 reads 11 comments

  7. The Ragsdale All-NFL Team

    Since it's the end of the season, I decided to compile an All Pro roster consisting of the NFL's best players at each position. Some excellent players are going to be left off, but that's the nature of such lists...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 1,353 reads 0 comments

  8. The Eagles' 2009-10 Season: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    It was a rough and disappointing end to the season for the Eagles. No Eagles fan wants to face the fact that we lost to the Cowboys three times and our team is sitting at home with the rest of us watching the playoffs...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 313 reads 4 comments

  9. Home Field Disadvantage? Why History Is Against a Colts-Saints Super Bowl

    The logic behind trying to get homefield advantage in the playoffs is obvious: teams would rather play all of their playoff games at home than risk travelling to hostile territory...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 387 reads 2 comments

  10. Indianapolis Colts Fans Forced To Change Standards To Keep Manning on Top

    I have already written several articles regarding Peyton Manning and it is clear that Colts fans love their star, rightfully so. Originally, the only threat to Manning's position at the top of the NFL quarterback hierarchy was Tom Brady...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 1,068 reads 73 comments

  11. Is Peyton Manning Really The Frontrunner For NFL MVP?

    It seems like the overwhelming majority of people think that Peyton Manning is easily on pace to receive his fourth league MVP...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 740 reads 27 comments

  12. NFL Playoff Predictions: Who's In, Who's Out?

    Here's my assessment of every team that is within two games of a playoff spot, and my prediction as to how far they will go...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 4,219 reads 2 comments

  13. NFL Week 12: Eight Things To Look For

    Thanksgiving time is a good time of year for NFL fans. The playoff races are in full heat, and we get a good chance to evaluate each team after 10 games of play. Here are a few of the things I'll be watching for in the coming weeks: 1...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  14. Drew Brees: Putting Himself Right With The Best In the Business

    When you think of top tier quarterbacks, you automatically talk about Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. However, over the past couple of seasons and especially this year, Drew Brees has quietly joined the duo at the top of the NFL...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 396 reads 3 comments

  15. Dallas Cowboys: Why I'm Not Convinced The Cowboys Will Contend For a Super Bowl

    With the Cowboys in first place in the NFC East and beating the Eagles in head to head play, it seems apparent that we are dealing with a different Cowboys' team than in recent memory...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 137 reads 1 comments

  16. Colts' Defense: An Emerging Force Away From the Spotlight

    I can't even begin to count the number of times I have heard that the Colts' defense has failed to live up to the standards of an elite defense...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 946 reads 2 comments

  17. Another Manning Brady Article: Who's Had The Better Run Game?

    Upon writing my first article, I submerged myself in the Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady debate that has been going on for years...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about over 4 years ago 161 reads 4 comments

  18. Manning Or Brady? Old Question, Undeniable Answer

    This is a debate that has raged on ever since both quarterbacks rose to prominence early this decade, but who is the better quarterback: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Manning's advocates point ...

    Carl Ragsdale Written by Carl Ragsdale about almost 5 years ago 111 reads 13 comments