1. How to Tell When a Franchise Is Headed Toward the NFL's Cellar, Rhetorically

    Telling someone that their football team is going to suck is a pretty hard thing to do—unless they’re a college buddy or a sibling and then it’s the easiest thing to do...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 136 reads 1 comments

  2. NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat: Who's Already Feeling the Heat in 2011?

    Hot-seat ratings are a little weird. I’ve said this before, but for a game that’s predicated on inches, an encyclopedia of statistics and complex game-play analysis, rating ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 3,142 reads 5 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Legend Joe Montana Speaks with Bleacher Report

    Rarely is a guy afforded the opportunity to meet and talk with an athlete that spent almost a decade as a poster on his wall. I was so lucky earlier this week...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 2,908 reads 7 comments

  4. Joe Montana Hopes To Lead Kraft Foods in a Comeback Against Hunger

    Living in a place like San Francisco, or many of America’s large cities, it can become easy to think of poverty as a “faraway problem...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 310 reads 0 comments

  5. Ranking the NFL's Current Top Signature Touchdown Celebrations

    The NFL often gets a rap as the No Fun League and the nickname isn’t totally unjustified. Roger Goodell and his team of Dudley-Do-Rights have come down pretty hard recently ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 963 reads 24 comments

  6. 2011 NFL Predictions: Ranking the NFL Divisions from Worst to First

    Word association games are always fun. I say "Haynesworth," you say “headache.” I say “Kolb,” you say “overrated.” I say “Willis,” you say “beast” (or, “whatchutalkinbout”)...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 7,223 reads 160 comments

  7. 2011 NFL Preseason: 10 Most Surprising Roster Cuts

    The NFL is a fickle value assessment game. One season a guy may be off the charts and being lavished with a huge contract; and another he may have trouble finding employment anywhere...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 18,832 reads 26 comments

  8. NFL Preseason: 20 Most Devastating Training Camp Injuries

    It’s not an NFL season without a growing laundry list of injuries in the preseason. Some dings turn out to be inconsequential, and the player's back for the Week 1 kickoff...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 7,701 reads 17 comments

  9. 2011 NFL Predictions: Setting the Hot Seat Meter for Every NFL Head Coach

    I’ve always found the typical hot seat ratings for NFL coaches a little strange. For a game that’s predicated on inches, an encyclopedia of statistics and complex gameplay ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 63,593 reads 80 comments

  10. 2011 NFL Season: 10 Key Players Who Will Be Benched This Season

    The NFL is nothing if not a fluid game of roster management. If fantasy sports have taught us anything, it’s that most players’ stocks rise and fall like tidal waves from season to season...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 12,615 reads 55 comments

  11. NFL Free Agency 2011: 5 Teams Hit the Hardest by Free Agent Losses or Inaction

    We’re going to look at teams hurt most by this insane flurry of NFL free-agency activity. But let me give fair warning: You will likely walk away from this realizing that many ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 2,136 reads 8 comments

  12. NFL Free Agents 2011: The Top 8 Unsigned Players

    The news may have changed by the time you finish this sentence. This past week has see an unprecedented flurry of contract and free agency action. No doubt, the first few weeks of the NFL season is going to be filled with, "Oh yeah ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 5,496 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Los Angeles: 5 Teams That Are Best Candidates to Relocate to LA

    Perhaps one of the most brilliant moves (or vile, depending how you look at it) the NFL has ever made is leaving Los Angeles without a football team—or more specifically, leaving one large television market without a football team at all times...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,657 reads 12 comments

  14. NFL Retired Players Speak Against Their Names Being Attached to Lawsuit

    Carl Eller was never a stranger to getting across the line. The Hall of Fame Vikings defensive end is still credited as the franchise’s all-time sack leader with 130.5 over a fifteen-year career...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL 2011 Preview: Which Quarterbacks Will Throw More Than 16 Interceptions?

    Interceptions have always been a bit of a scapegoat statistic in football. Sure, they’re bad; sometimes they mean the infuriating end to a game...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 8,159 reads 116 comments

  16. Power Ranking the Top 5 Football Movies in Recent Memory

    Sports movies are sort of a strange phenomenon. We watch sports because, whether we have a dog in the fight or we just enjoy the action, we’re invested in the game. We care about a winner...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 4,105 reads 38 comments

  17. Categorizing Each NFL Coach: Are His Best Years Ahead or Behind Him?

    The NFL lockout will be drawing to a (hear my sarcasm) dramatic close soon. So let’s start focusing on football. As we reset our feet, let’s take a look at the 32 head coaches...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 2,541 reads 68 comments

  18. NFL Financials: 5 Different Evaluations of the Numbers

    We often get obsessed with statistics. Will a team go 19-0 this year? Can a running back break 2,000 yards again? Will someone throw 50-plus touchdowns? Will Rex Ryan wear the first ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,083 reads 6 comments

  19. NFL: 5 Stories to Watch for During the 2011 Season

    The lockout will end soon and the NFL will resume as usual. A while ago I wrote that I thought these histrionics were more of a show than a showdown and we’d back to our regular scheduled programming come September 8th...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 321 reads 1 comments

  20. NFL and NFLPA Revising Rookie Pay Scale: They Should Eliminate It Completely

    The NFLPA—or the artist formerly known as the NFLPA—recently organized "The Business of Football: Rookie Edition" for the incoming class of players...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 296 reads 0 comments

  21. Ed Reed's Comments on Peyton Manning and His Neck Contain a Heavier Point

    NBC Sports is running a short story, their NFL lead as of 7:45 AM PST, that inadvertently captures a lot of what’s wrong with the journalism covering NFL head and neck injuries...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 820 reads 1 comments

  22. NFL Lockout: Reaching the Intersection of Mike Tyson and Sarah Palin

    I have written a number of columns on the NFL lockout. I have written that we’re watching the destruction of a monopoly . I have written that I think it’s a bit of a farce, designed to drown out other sports during the offseason...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 653 reads 10 comments

  23. NFL Quarterbacks: Examining the All-Time Greats with a Few Simple Numbers

    If you’ve read my previous columns , you’ll know I’m not much for lists, where I inform you of “The Greatest or The Worst This or That” and then we’re supposed to argue...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 1,370 reads 29 comments

  24. NFL Players Endorsing Pornography: How Would the Commish's Angry Letter Read?

    NFL lawyers, who somehow have time on their hands, have jumped on an interesting case. The Exxxotica Expo 2011 has allegedly infringed on the NFL’s copyright by using players in NFL jerseys to support their “conference...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 976 reads 14 comments

  25. NFL Controversy: Five Rules for Assigning Asterisks to History's Biggest Debates

    The term “asterisk” has almost reached institutional levels in sports. You don’t want that little red mark anywhere near your favorite teams or players, and its presence can detonate vicious debate...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 2,490 reads 37 comments