1. Bill Buckner's Gaffe 25 Years Later: Has Red Sox Nation Truly Moved On?

    The night of October 25, 1986 was shaping up to an extremely joyous occasion. At least it seemed that way, for the beloved region's boys of summer were finally going to end 68 years ...

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  2. The Buffalo Bills Are for Real, and Other Week 2 Thoughts

    Every once in a while the blind squirrel finds the nut. What else can I say that puts the Patriots' unexpected loss against the Bills on Sunday in perspective? It''s hard enough ...

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  3. Tony Romo's This Week's Goat; Cam Newton Starts on Good Note

    Another Year, another format change, This, quite simply will be a space for me to hand out a bunch of honors in the form of awards...

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  4. NFL Direct Snaps: Green Bay Packers Bring Lombardi Trophy Back Home

    Let's turn back the clock two-and-a-half years for just one moment. At that time, Aaron Rodgers had sat on the Packer bench for three years biding his time until the legendary Brett Favre walked away...

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  5. NFL Direct Snaps: Packers/Steelers All About History, Jay Cutler Treatment Unfair

    After 20 weeks of meaningful football, it has come to this. Two NFL franchises full of history and consistent approaches to winning, will meet in Dallas 13 days from now for the NFL championship...

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  6. NFL Direct Snaps: New York Jets Continue Soaring Green Bay Packers Never Boring

    Sometimes it's hard to write articles like this because you're at a crossroads In other words, you can approach the piece in one of two ways: you can either show bias towards ...

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  7. NFL Direct Snaps: Matt Hasselbeck Leads Stunning Upset, Don't Blame Michael Vick

    What a wild weekend the first weekend of the 2010 NFL postseason turned out to be. I guess they don't call it Wild Card Weekend for nothing...

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  8. NFL Direct Snaps: Charlie Whitehurst Wins NFC West, Brett Favre Waves Goodbye

    As we begin this New Year, let us be mindful of the fact that it signals a new beginning for some and a closing of the door for others...

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  9. NFL Direct Snaps: Kansas City Chiefs Complete Improbable Run to AFC West Crown

    What if I told you that of all the great quarterbacks that have come out of the University of Southern California in recent years, the one having the most success was a bench warmer? You wouldn't have believed me, right? Well believe it friends...

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  10. NFL Direct Snaps: DeSean Jackson Creates New Miracle at Meadowlands

    In the four years that I have written this column, no player has ever been the lead story two weeks in a row. DeSean Jackson is the first. Last week, I spoke about his speed and his ability to make plays for the high-powered Eagles offense...

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  11. NFL Direct Snaps: DeSean Jackson Keeps Philadelphia Eagles Soaring

    What a long, strange week this was in the NFL. This week had it all, from exciting finishes in Dallas and Houston, to the Patriots dominating in the snow, to Planes, Trains and Automobiles 2 starring the New York Giants...

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  12. NFL Direct Snaps: New York Jets Are Grounded, Ben Roethlisberger Got Pounded

    To tell you the truth, there wasn't a heck of a lot that impressed me this week. I mean, sure, there were the Raiders handing the Chargers their first loss in December since goodness knows when...

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  13. NFL Direct Snaps: Patriots Carve Up Lions, Stevie Johnson Calls Out The Lord

    Thanksgiving week allowed us a glimpse of an NFL playoff that is becoming clearer by the week. As of now, the road to the NFC Championship game goes through Atlanta, and the road ...

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  14. NFL Direct Snaps: Vince Young Is Childish, Mark Sanchez Leads Another Comeback

    On this week of Thanksgiving, Vikings fans are giving thanks for owner Zygi Wulf finally pulling the plug on the Brad Childress era...

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  15. Matt Ryan Poised in Win, Mike Thomas Saves Jaguars: NFL Direct Snaps

    In a week in which no clear-cut favorite has emerged from either conference, plenty of teams that had stumbled a bit like the Patriots and Bears got back on track, while others like the Giants and Rams blew golden opportunities to be among the elite...

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  16. Brad Childress Survives, Wade Phillips Era Ends: NFL Direct Snaps

    It's rare when two coaches grab the important headlines in any football story. But I feel there's no way around it...

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  17. David Garrard and Oakland Raiders Sparkle, Randy Moss Fizzles: NFL Direct Snaps

    There's certainly a lot of negative headlines that I could talk about this week. But fair and balanced reporting is what I specialize in...

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  18. NFL Direct Snaps: Tony Romo and Brett Favre Fall Victim To Injuries

    Something is very wrong in Dallas . Aside from being 1-5, now the Cowboys have to adjust to life without Tony Romo for the next six to eight weeks after a hit from the Giants ' Michael Boley broke his collarbone last night...

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  19. NFL Direct Snaps: Welcome Back Deion Branch, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger

    The 1970s soft rock duo Peaches and Herb said it best: "Reunited and it feels so good." Week 6 of the 2010 NFL featured three types of returns: Ben Roethlisberger returned from ...

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  20. NFL Direct Snaps: Shaun Hill Gives Lions Their Roar; Max Hall Scores Big Upset

    This Columbus Day weekend was highly interesting in terms of the NFL. For the first time in 40 years, there is no undefeated team heading into Week 6...

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  21. NFL Direct Snaps: Patriots Tie Jets With Help From Special Teamers

    things that impressed and depressed me about week 4. Five things that impressed me. 1. The Patriots Team Effort Going into last night's game against the Dolphins, ...

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  22. NFL Direct Snaps: Devin Hester Helps Bears Become King Of NFC Forest

    5 Things That Impressed Me About Week 3 1. Devin Hester Before last night, the Chicago Bears return ace hadn't brought one back to the house in over a year...

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  23. NFL Direct Snaps: Steel Curtain Rises Again, and the Patriots Should Be Worried

    Five things that impressed me 1. The Steelers Defense In forcing seven turnovers and holding the great Chris Johnson to 34 yards rushing Dick LeBeau's boys proved that Pittsburgh's true calling card is and always has been its defense...

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  24. Direct Snaps: Wes Welker Impresses, Alex Barron Depresses, and Other Insights

    If you're looking for Tuesday Morning Running Back, you've found it, but it's under a different name. Allow me to explain. I decided to reformat this column for two reasons: 1. The old column took me almost two hours to write every week...

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  25. He Who Must Not Be Named: Who Are The Biggest Sports Vilians Of All Time?

    "I can't stand him!" "He broke my heart!" "He cost us a championship!" Chances are you've uttered one or more of these phrases in your lifetime because a player on the opposing team ...

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