1. Troy Polamalu Fined for Calling His Wife To Confirm He Was Still Alive

    Thank God Roger Goodell sent his gang of roving constables out on Troy Polamalu, because what he did during Sunday's game on the sideline surely compromised the sanctity of professional ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 4,815 reads 16 comments

  2. Donovan McNabb Put on His Happiest Face and Addressed Media About His Removal

    Donovan McNabb turned his emotion chip from "phlegmatic" to "stupefied" today, as he told reporters a tale laced with endless ennui : "I know I have a lot of football left in ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,538 reads 3 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders Trading for Carson Palmer Makes No Sense

    Carson Palmer is $24 in beads. I don't mean to attack the Oakland Raiders on a weekly basis, I really don't, but this trade (or larceny) is just too appalling to not ogle at in bemused wonder...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 814 reads 83 comments

  4. NFL Red Zone Needs To Be Owned by Every Household in America

    I am not a huge fan of articles subtlety laced with cross-promotional palavers. BUT OMG IS NFL RED ZONE THE GREATEST CREATION MAN HAS EVER ASSEMBLED...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 413 reads 0 comments

  5. Brandon Marshall Plans to Play Like an Insane Person, and I Love It

    If Brandon Marshall completes his apparent self-determined mission Monday night, I could have a new personal hero...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  6. An NFL Offensive Explosion That Is Misleading

    This article is more about number bemusement than anything else. The 2011 NFL season, to date at least, has been accentuated by offense. More specifically, the forward pass...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  7. Tim Tebow Is Now Starting for the Denver Broncos: I'm Sure You Have an Opinion

    On August 31, 2011, I wrote an article entitled "Tim Tebow Is Being Oppressed By the Denver Broncos ." I felt Tebow was being mistreated and undervalued as a (then) No. 3 quarterback and that he deserved better...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 551 reads 11 comments

  8. Al Davis: Why Media Has Been Completely Hypocritical in Handling His Death

    Al Davis died Saturday afternoon at the age of 82, and now everyone is on his side. After years of being a national punchline and obvious column fodder for grasping columnists, ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,541 reads 46 comments

  9. NFL Week 5: The Extraordinary Guide to This Week's Games and Other Things

    This has been a great year in the NFL so far. That is, of course, if your favorite team isn't a lethargic shell of its previous self, you aren't getting slaughtered in your picks ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 361 reads 1 comments

  10. Frank Gore Says the Eagles Gave Up, and How the Eagles Have Stopped Caring

    The modern-day Lincoln-Douglas Debates are currently taking place between Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,048 reads 3 comments

  11. James Harrison's Eye Injury: Why the Steelers Should Be Worried

    Well, James Harrison 's exploding eye has officially set me into DEFCON 3 panic mode (not quite the Cuban Missile Crisis, but not quite calming. United States in the Yom Kippur War, essentially)...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  12. Random Thoughts from NFL Week 4

    Usually in this space, I do a segment called " The Random Awards ," in which I give out aimless accolades to members of the NFL ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  13. What "Sweetness" Means for Retired NFL Players, and Why We Care

    Jeff Pearlman's Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton hits shelves Oct. 4, but the necessary hysteria at concealed indiscretions have already made Pearlman's book into this year's Open ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,382 reads 7 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Is More Than Questionable, It's a Travesty

    Jamison Hensley from ESPN.com wrote a column about how the Steelers offensive line resembles the Saar Offensive , and he couldn’t be anymore right...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,568 reads 16 comments

  15. The Above-Average Guide to Week 3 of the NFL

    Last week in this column, we began this column. Feedback from the initial launch was overwhelmingly capricious, ranging from "Well written, very entertaining—I look forward to the rest of the series" (thanks Tom Morris ) to "bad read...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  16. Raheem Brock Shouldn't Have Been Fined, and It Kills Me to Say That

    Here is what Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock prattled about when he found out he had been fined for hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger below the ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 586 reads 3 comments

  17. Michael Vick Has a Concussion, No Matter What NBC Wants You to Think

    Let me briefly comment on something that has been commented on countless times : Michael Vick 's concussion. Only, I would like to approach this from a different angle, one that the brilliant minds at The Concussion Blog noticed...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 592 reads 6 comments

  18. NFL Week 2: The Random Awards

    This week's "Random Awards" column is brought to you by snark and Frank Ocean . The Dan Fouts Award : As usual, the illustrious "Dan Fouts Award" is given to the player who embodied the perennial loser/brilliantly talented player, the greatest...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  19. The Extraordinary Guide to Week 2 of the NFL

    Hi, I'm Brendan O’Hare, NFL Featured Columnist. I can also juggle. Okay, I can’t juggle, but I like football and I am enthralled that I get to write about it on a consistent basis here at Bleacher Report...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,813 reads 14 comments

  20. Charles Woodson Got off Easy, and Other Grievances with the NFL's PCP

    Seriously, does the NFL 's Personal Conduct Policy have actual guidelines? I hate to beat a mutilated horse even more , but things like Charles Woodson 's fine aggravate me to ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 327 reads 12 comments

  21. Eric Mangini Apologizes for Role in New England Patriots' Spygate Scandal

    Something fascinating involving potential espionage and a mole came out Monday afternoon, to little fanfare and recognition...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 1,276 reads 9 comments

  22. NFL Week 1: The Random Awards

    Week one of the NFL came to an end last night, and although it is too early to completely dissect the aberrations and stand-outs, there are still things that you can take home from the inaugural weekend...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 4,176 reads 44 comments

  23. Indianapolis Colts: Eulogizing the Team During the Peyton Manning Era

    The Indianapolis Colts have spent the past 12 seasons as a high-ranking member in the order of the NFL ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  24. NFL Thursday Kickoff Is Kind of Pointless and a Waste of Time

    As a whole, the National Football League has not done a whole lot of things wrong in promoting their product...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 177 reads 0 comments

  25. Fantasy Football in Exile: Why I Won't Be Participating in the 2011 Season

    It is 6:30 p.m. as I am writing this and my fantasy football draft was 45 minutes ago. And I missed it. A day spent in New York City has rendered me without the ability to properly ...

    Brendan O'Hare Written by Brendan O'Hare about almost 3 years ago 679 reads 1 comments