1. Michael Vick's Book: Life Lessons Shouldn't Cost That Much

    Michael Vick has an autobiography coming out in July. Entitled Finally Free , the book chronicles the obvious arcs: did a terrible thing, got caught, went to jail, learned a lesson—now I’m telling you, dear reader, all about it...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,505 reads 35 comments

  2. NFL: Detroit's 'Silver Crush' Among 5 Units That Still Need a Good Nickname

    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz recently asked Twitter-verse to nickname his souped-up D-line, comprised of Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cliff Avril and now Nick Fairley...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 3,588 reads 33 comments

  3. Carolina Panthers Need to Open Practice to No One but Themselves

    The Carolina Panthers—the players, not the franchise—have shut the media out of their practices, even guarding the door with a uniformed police officer...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,045 reads 20 comments

  4. NFL Lockout: Roger Goodell Misrepresents Demand for 18-Game Season

    The goings-on of this NFL lockout typically don’t warrant discussion. The drab back-and-forth between Roger Goodell , the owners, the players and DeMaurice Smith could put a screaming toddler to sleep...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  5. NFL Fans: Be Happy LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh Don't Play Football

    With LeBron James , Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh—The New New Big Three—clinching last night’s Eastern Conference Finals, there is an acknowledgement worth making: this wouldn’t happen in the NFL...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 622 reads 0 comments

  6. NFL Rule Change for Flagrant Hits: Implications for Players, Teams and Future

    The NFL owners unanimously passed a new rule concerning fines for flagrant hits. If teams start to show a pattern of bad hits, the league will take action against the franchise in addition to the players...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL Lockout: What Hunter S. Thompson Would Have to Say About the Circus

    A little over six years ago one of the greatest writers in American history ended his life with a gun blast to the face. The title of his suicide note? “Football Season is Over...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,169 reads 7 comments

  8. Roger Goodell and the NFL Owners: What Is the Point of These PR Stunts?

    In between court dates, you’ve probably heard that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been holding conference calls with teams’ season ticket holders...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 610 reads 15 comments

  9. 2011 NFL Predictions: 8 Predictions so Bold You'll Call Them GARGANTUNORMOUS

    I get tired of all the “Bold Predictions” that come with sports and the NFL . My background is in molecular biology, a field where emotional conjecture is unwelcome...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 2,687 reads 33 comments

  10. Reggie Bush, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck: How Do We Compare Their Draft Hype?

    I recently had a short and friendly debate with B/R columnist Kyle Vassalo about the difference in draft hype between Reggie Bush and Peyton Manning , brought on by the impending draft hype for Stanford’s Andrew Luck...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 2,170 reads 5 comments

  11. NFL Helmet and Concussion Safety Given New Light by Virginia Tech Researchers

    A recent study at Virginia Tech has shown that according to their tests, nearly 40 percent of NFL players were using one of the most unsafe helmets on the market last season...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,736 reads 0 comments

  12. Rashard Mendenhall: Please, Just Ignore Athlete Idiocy

    You may have heard that Rashard Mendenhall is (back) in the news. No, he didn’t fumble away the Super Bowl again...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 936 reads 20 comments

  13. Yesterday and Tomorrow: What Changes in Our Sports Lives After Osama Bin Laden?

    Yesterday—though the exact details are still confidential and probably always will be—at about the time I was sipping a beer and having a hamburger in a crowded bar ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Draft 2011: Blaine Gabbert To Jacksonville Jaguars Is a Fish Outta Water

    Overstating the value of systems—offensive or defensive—becomes almost impossible when evaluating draft picks...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 315 reads 2 comments

  15. 2011 NFL Draft: Why Do We Talk Ourselves into Sketchy Quarterback Prospects?

    No matter which team selects which players in this year’s NFL draft, in five years, we will not think of the event in terms of quarterbacks; we won’t think of the Quarterback Class of 2011 with much wistful reminiscence...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 1,277 reads 15 comments

  16. NFL Lockout and Judge Nelson's Ruling: The Slow Destruction of a Monopoly

    Quick: You are a highly touted college football prospect and the draft is coming up, how many prospective employers do you have? There are 32 teams in the NFL, so you have…? One...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 754 reads 0 comments

  17. 2011 NFL Draft: Why Doesn't the League Move to an Auction Format?

    Here is my problem with the draft: too much time is spent waiting for our team to pick again. We can go get groceries, respond to emails, clean the bathroom, whatever...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  18. NFL Draft Day Games, Part III: The Twitter Game

    [This is Part III of a series of games to play during the NFL draft. Here is Part I: The Basic Draft Game and Part II: The Ball n' Chain Game in case you missed them...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  19. NFL Draft Games, Part II: The Ball 'n' Chain Game

    [This is Part II of a series dedicated to devising games to play on draft day, no matter your situation or what you're doing with your day/evening...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 294 reads 2 comments

  20. NFL Draft Games: Keeping the Spaces Between Your Team's Picks Fun

    I think we can agree that between our own team's picks, making fun of a buddy's team's suspect selection and guessing whether Mel Kiper uses motor oil or model airplane glue in his hair, sometimes the NFL draft can be a bit slow...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about 3 years ago 544 reads 0 comments

  21. NFL Draft 2011: NFL Running Back Scarcity, Trend or a Trough in the Averages?

    An outside chance exists for something very strange to happen in this year’s NFL draft. For the first time since the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S inception in 1967, we could ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  22. NFL Fans: Why Would a Shortened Season Make You Stop Watching Football?

    How will fans react if there is an NFL lockout? In their next issue, Sports Illustrated will release a poll that, according to the Baltimore Sun , says: "Nearly half of ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 6,688 reads 36 comments

  23. NFL Statistics: Why Advanced Math Doesn't Apply To Our Perception of Football

    I love football, and I loved the years I played. I also love nerding out (my degree is in molecular biology), and I love math, statistics and a good, tidy summary of the world around us just as much...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 1,995 reads 26 comments

  24. NFL Media Takedowns and Other Pointless Noise in Our Lives

    I write for Bleacher Report, the fastest maturing sports site on the Internet. Perhaps apparent only to those who have been readers for some time, Bleacher Report is shifting focus ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 269 reads 0 comments

  25. Cam Newton and a Prospect's Brutal Character Evaluation: Fair Practice or Cheap?

    As you may have heard, Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki recently wrote the following character assassination about Auburn standout, Cam Newton, in his draft guide : ...

    Caleb Garling Written by Caleb Garling about over 3 years ago 649 reads 8 comments