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B/R NFL National Lead Writer Mike Freeman previously was an NFL columnist for CBSSports.com. He has been a sportswriter for the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post, among other papers. His books include "ESPN: The Uncensored History" (2001) and last year's "Undefeated: Inside the Miami Dolphins' Perfect Season."

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  • Jarred Lien posted 3 hours ago

    Jarred  Lien

    Since the crap you wrote back in January on the whole "Deflategate" AKA "the politically correct witch hunt on the Patriots," I click on an article then realize it's written by you and just hit the back button and continue scrolling. Last time I read a whole article of yours i got dumber. I'd say this opinion that I have has more pull than your pathetic attempts for attention.

  • C Lundstrom posted 8 hours ago

    C Lundstrom

    Again with this nonsense... no commenting, again? You are the most fearful writer I've ever seen.... Either that or B/R knows that you'll get lambasted every time.

  • Lucious Magillicutty posted 10 hours ago

    Lucious Magillicutty

    Hey, wanted to say that it was cool that Arizona hired Jen Welter, but I couldn't... #letuscommentonALLthearticles

  • jackets act posted 6 days ago

    jackets act

    let common people steadfastly life. As dong mingzhu put it, such as income should pay 500000, 1 million and 50000 yuan income should not pay tax. http://www.beltsforsalecheap.com/

  • Koh Koh posted 10 days ago

    Koh Koh

    Regarding the article "Justin Houston's NFL Success a Lesson to Teams That Run Scared on Draft Day", it's an interesting point that he dropped so far in the draft over what really is a minor mistake. I can see the perspective of the oldsters in the front office that you just don't make that easy to detect and hard to explain of a mistake before the biggest moment of your life. It's also true that especially young men just don't think it's that big of a deal, and they're excited and celebrating and just living; why crush them for that?

    The one thing I wonder if you could look into is maybe the stats on failed combine drug tests and subsequent "trouble" while in the NFL, vs guys who didn't fail and got in trouble. What's the relationship, if any?

    Thanks!

  • Tony from Canada posted 14 days ago

    Tony from Canada

    Very thoughtful article on Kenny Stabler! As a kid growing up in the '70s in Canada, I was fortunate to travel with my father on business trips to the US. On one such occasion in October of '74 when I was 7, we found ourselves in Cleveland and my dad's business partner bought us a pair of tickets to watch the Browns & Raiders in old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The Raiders looked like crap in the first half trailing 17-7. Stabler threw a pick 6 to Charlie Hall and the offense was anemic. Very typical Stabler & Raider fashion, they won the game 40-24. I left a fan of the S&B and in awe of Stabler who threw 2 picks, but also 3 TDs in that game...he just won games!

    I attended many games in the '70s and '80s while travelling with my father. We timed many of the business trips around Raider games, and the memories of that era allow me to believe better days are ahead for my team.

    Thanks for a well thought out article on my first sports hero!

    #TheSnakeintheHOF

  • Tony from Canada posted 14 days ago

    Tony from Canada

    Very thoughtful article on Kenny Stabler! As a kid growing up in the '70s up in Canada, I was fortunate to travel with my father on business trips to the US. On one such occasion in October of '74 when I was 7, we found ourselves in Cleveland and my dad's business partner bought us a pair of tickets to watch the Browns & Raiders in old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The Raiders looked like crap in the first half trailing 17-7. Stabler threw a pick 6 to Charlie Hall and the offense was anemic. Very typical Stabler & Raider fashion, they won the game 40-24. I left a fan of the S&B and in awe of Stabler who threw 2 picks, but also 3 TDs in that game...he just won games!

    I attended many games in the '70s and '80s while travelling with my father. We timed many of the business trips around Raider games, and the memories of that era allow me to believe better days are ahead for my team.

    Thanks for a well thought out article on my first sports hero!

    #TheSnakeintheHOF

  • Chester Cooperpot posted 19 days ago

    Chester Cooperpot

    United States Department of Health already holds a govt issued PATENT on Neural Protectant Properties on Marijuana (Cannabis) Great Article on Marijuana and Football.

    Here is the LINK for anyone Drinkin HaterADE today.

    http://www.google.com/patents/US6630507

    If you could cure pain and anxiety with a plant why would you go to a Doctor for pills. And if you do USE it and we catch you, you go to Jail. That is why marijuana is illegal.

  • Jim Pedigo posted 39 days ago

    Jim Pedigo

    In your Michael Sam article you said he was 'weighted down by the anvil of social media'. People weighed down by social media don't go on Dancing with the Stars. They don't allow a documentary to follow him around training camp - until the head coach nixed it. He wasn't weighed down by social media - he invited it. His real agenda was to become famous as a celebrity. Football was just a vehicle for that end. His 'coming out' wasn't brave. It was self-indulgent.

  • Richard Jodhan posted 40 days ago

    Richard Jodhan

    Really Mike? You conveniently forgot to mention that a week before his most important job interview, the NFL veteran combine, Mr Sam decided that it would be in his best interest to go on Dancing with the Stars! Imagine, for him, it's more important to hone your skill dancing ballroom instead of prepping for a job. Who does that? Simply not dedicated enough. I don't care what your orientation is. Nothing is given to you. Imagine Sam having to tell people he can't play football anymore cause he tore up a knee while dancing? Lame.

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