Mike Freeman
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Mike Freeman

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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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  • Benjamin B posted 34 days ago

    Benjamin B

    I've read most of the recent comments here and I feel for you, Mike. I think you're a good writer. Sure, a little bias here and there, but honestly I do not notice much. Sports are a little like politics in that regard; how do you pen something totally objective?
    It seems to me like some of the people below are misguiding their frustration with the absolutely crap teams they root for. My heart goes out to 'em being a Bucs fan.
    Anyway, keep being yourself and please keep writing. Thanks a ton!

  • Benjamin B posted 34 days ago

    Benjamin B

    I've read most of the recent comments here and I feel for you, Mike. I think you're a good writer. Sure, a little bias here and there, but honestly I do not notice much. Sports are a little like politics in that regard; how do you pen something totally objective?
    It seems to me like some of the people below are misguiding their frustration with there absolutely crap teams they root for. My heart goes out to 'em being a Bucs fan.
    Anyway, keep being yourself and please keep writing. Thanks a ton!

  • Jack Cannata posted 34 days ago

    Jack Cannata

    Regarding "Lining Up for the T Train", Toradol is not an opioid. It is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug. Ibuprofen is an NSAID too but Toradol is much stronger. I was prescribed this when I had a knee replacement. It relieves pain that hydrocodone can't touch without the narcotic "buzz" thus making it very appealing for an NFL player. I have no idea what the long term effects of the drug are but without the high I would assume there is much less likelihood for abuse.

  • Sean O'Flannery posted 57 days ago

    Sean O'Flannery

    Great overall points Mike...Regarding the Bucs 2nd Round pick. You mention that the Bucs had 10 games that were as close as 10 points. The Bucs scored a lot of points late in the game with no chance of winning last year. Many of the opposing defenses were just playing a prevent defense resting their starters giving up yards for time off the clock. In Las Vegas, I believe they call them "Garbage Points." The only thing those points do is make the score look closer.
    The Bucs need a receiver like Mike Evans that can catch a ball when it is important. Evans can make great catches when the game isn't close but if the game is close, he can't catch a pass to save the team.

  • jack ferszt posted 89 days ago

    jack ferszt

    You pretend to play the middle guy, but in reality you pick one side and explain why the middle agrees with that side. its a joke and everyone can see it. Prime examples being the Eric Dickerson article and the Peyton Manning Vs. Tom Brady article. Writing that people who think manning is better are just "holdouts" is like saying anyone who thinks barry sanders was the GOAT is crazy. Those debates are/forever will be ongoing. No one is ever truly the GOAT as long as other opinions exist

  • Marcus Paige posted 89 days ago

    Marcus Paige

    Mike, writing about football is your job. If u hate football and want to take it down (which you do) quit your job. Seriously. hypocrite

  • Simon Delmonte posted 90 days ago

    Simon Delmonte

    Mike, you are one of the few writing about the NFL now who seems to get the issues facing the sport and who finds a way to strike a balance between your love of the game and your disgust with the way things are run. Thanks.

  • Rik Wh posted 90 days ago

    Rik Wh

    http://www.buffalorumblings.com/2012/7/3/3134086/nfl-concussion-litigation-mark-kelso-buffalo-bills
    Mike why has the NFL not made this a manditory equipment change to the helmet. Of course at first it will look stupid. The first leather helmet looked stupid

  • Jimmy Mac posted 95 days ago

    Jimmy Mac

    Not to mention Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.

  • Jimmy Mac posted 97 days ago

    Jimmy Mac

    If the only running backs you ever saw who were better than Eric Dickerson were Jim Brown and OJ Simpson, you've obviously never watched any film of a pre-injury Gale Sayers ("The Kansas Comet"), and you haven't been paying much attention up in Minnesota the last 10 years to first-ballot HOFer Adrian Peterson.

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