1. Brett Favre: Why Retirement Is No Longer A Debate

    Brett Favre lay motionless on the TCF Bank Stadium turf, his nerve endings seemingly impervious to the chill of the unforgiving surface below...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 3,742 reads 3 comments

  2. Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: 5 Keys To Southern Miss vs. Louisville

    The Beef “O” Brady’s Bowl between Southern Mississippi and Louisville will be played tonight in St. Petersburg, Fla...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  3. NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

    NFL power rankings aren’t an exact science. Deciding where to file 32 teams according to value or performance is a matter of objectivity for the most part...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 2,373 reads 1 comments

  4. NFL Playoff Picture: 10 Games That Will Decide Playoff Teams

    The NFL playoff picture is nearing its completion, but there are still some fine lines to be drawn and blank areas to be filled in. And there’s only two weeks left with which to work...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 13,040 reads 27 comments

  5. Bears vs. Vikings Monday Night Football: 10 Things To Watch

    The Bears versus Vikings matchup on Monday night will be a chilly one, as the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium hosts the first outdoor Vikings game in 30 years. But there’s much, much more to this game than just its setting...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,681 reads 2 comments

  6. NFL Playoff Scenarios: Projecting Seeds, Matchups for the 2011 Playoffs

    NFL playoff scenarios are becoming more and more concrete. Three weeks still separate us from the start of the postseason, but as time winds down, what were once foggy guesses have morphed into likely projections...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 14,357 reads 7 comments

  7. DeSean Jackson: Why Would Any Coach Punt To Him?

    DeSean Jackson can score from anywhere on the field and at any given time during any given game. Of course, the Giants already knew that. Still, perhaps Tom Coughlin should have seen this coming...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 749 reads 6 comments

  8. Cliff Lee Press Conference: 5 Questions On Lee's Return To Philadelphia

    Cliff Lee is officially a member of the Philadelphia Phillies . The papers have been signed and sealed. Now it’s up to Lee to deliver. The organization is counting on him to do just that, to the tune of a cool $120 million...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,341 reads 1 comments

  9. Joe Blanton Trade Rumors: Updates on Latest Trade Talk

    Joe Blanton may as well be invisible. Because when your rotation is as deep and talented as that of the Phillies , the person responsible for taking the ball last is of minimal concern...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 6,734 reads 3 comments

  10. 49ers vs. Chargers: 5 Key Matchups for Thursday Night Football

    The 49ers versus Chargers matchup Thursday night isn’t what you would call sexy. Neither team has set the league on fire...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,622 reads 3 comments

  11. Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies: Why They're Doomed To Disappoint

    Cliff Lee is a happy man. Forget the fact he swindled himself out of more than $30 million to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies. Okay, maybe not swindled, because Lee voluntarily left that money on the table...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 2,021 reads 8 comments

  12. NFL Playoff Predictions: Updated Playoff Scenarios After Week 14

    NFL playoff predictions can be tricky. Having clear-cut division leaders to choose from helps out, but even that is tempered by the chase that takes place for the two wild card spots in each conference...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 2,042 reads 1 comments

  13. Baltimore Ravens: Is This Team a Real Super Bowl Contender?

    The Baltimore Ravens, at least for a half, looked Monday night like the team most of us expect them to be. For 30 minutes, it was a performance befitting of a team suited to handle the task at hand, which was winning a game it was supposed to win...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,001 reads 10 comments

  14. New Big Ten Logo: Could It Get Any Uglier?

    The new Big Ten logo, by any stretch of the imagination, is, um, interesting. That’s a bland and unassuming adjective, and it should be used by those whose preference is to refrain from stating what they’re really feeling...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,620 reads 8 comments

  15. Cam Newton: Which NFL Team Would Be The Best Fit?

    Assuming his Auburn Tigers win the national championship next month, Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton’s college résumé will be complete. But does that mean the junior will take his talents to the next level? Presumably, yes...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 2,515 reads 11 comments

  16. Will Muschamp: What He Does, and Doesn't, Give Florida Gators Football

    Will Muschamp was the only candidate offered the head coaching position at Florida, according to Muschamp’s new boss, Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,604 reads 1 comments

  17. Ravens vs. Texans: 5 Key Storylines for Monday Night Football

    The Baltimore Ravens welcome in the struggling Houston Texans for Monday Night Football . At 8-4, John Harbaugh and the Ravens have a chance to put a choke-hold on the AFC’s sixth and final playoff spot...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 772 reads 2 comments

  18. Aaron Rodgers: How His Health Shakes Up the NFL Playoff Picture

    Aaron Rodgers was concussed for the second time this season Sunday against Detroit, raising pressing concerns about the quarterback’s availability against New England next week and beyond...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 613 reads 3 comments

  19. Giants vs. Vikings: What the Metrodome Collapse Means for Both Teams

    The Giants versus the Vikings will take on a different feel after it was announced the teams’ game Sunday has been relocated due to heavy snowfall that tore a hole in the Metrodome inflatable roof...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 850 reads 1 comments

  20. Cam Newton and the Heisman Trophy: Why Don't More People Care?

    Heisman Trophy winner, um…front-runner Cam Newton appears to be a very charismatic and appealing figure...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 2,102 reads 15 comments

  21. Dan Mullen: Why He'd Be Set Up To Fail As The Florida Gators' New Coach

    Dan Mullen’s phone is ringing right now. I’m sure it was even before members of Florida’s football hierarchy had yet to fully exhale following Urban Meyer ’s decision to step down Wednesday...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 403 reads 0 comments

  22. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos Arrested: What It Means for Iowa Football

    It’s becoming increasingly likely that the Iowa Hawkeyes will have to make do without the services of Derrell Johnson-Koulianos for the upcoming Insight Bowl...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,200 reads 12 comments

  23. Florida Gators Football: 5 Candidates To Replace Urban Meyer

    Florida Gators football is losing its head man for the second time in the past year, only this time it appears Urban Meyer ’s decision will stick...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,392 reads 1 comments

  24. BCS National Championship: Why Auburn Will Beat Oregon

    The BCS National Championship takes place on Jan. 10. Between now and then, during the course of 33 days, an endless barrage of number-crunching, predictions, comparisons, analysis ...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 1,303 reads 5 comments

  25. Rich Rodriguez: If He's Fired, Where Does Michigan Go from There?

    Rich Rodriguez may want to send Dave Brandon an extra pair of Christmas tube socks this holiday season if this all works out in his favor...

    Ryan Faller Written by Ryan Faller about 4 years ago 4,864 reads 50 comments