1. Mike Wallace Passes Away...No, Not the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace

    Leave it to the Rhodes scholars of Steeler Nation to hear about the passing of legendary newsman Mike Wallace and think that it was their own wide receiver. The late Mr...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 1,956 reads 3 comments

  2. NFL and 'The Hunger Games': Why Everyone Watches, but Not Everybody Listens

    I finally saw The Hunger Games last weekend. I won't ruin the movie if you're one of the seven people that still hasn't seen it...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 1,486 reads 10 comments

  3. Bounty-Gate Rolls On, and a Filmmaker's Head May Be Rolling with It

    Some people don't watch football because they can't afford to. I'm not talking about financially, since so many games are aired on free TV. Most people can't just drop what they're doing on Sunday for three hours and watch an entire football game...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 824 reads 2 comments

  4. Eric Decker Interview: A Few Minutes with the Denver Broncos Wideout

    Few people could have been as excited about Peyton Manning ’s move to Denver than incumbent Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 4,335 reads 4 comments

  5. Tebowmania Suffers Stunning Offseason Defeat in Video Game Vote

    Tim Tebow has transcendent star power, and he now plays for an NFL team in the largest media market in the world. He has myriad followers who believe he can do no wrong...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 6,151 reads 14 comments

  6. Bengals Cheerleaders Engaged in 'Silicone Rivalry' According to New Book

    Don't ask me why a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader wrote a book, because I have no idea. One would presume that dancing on the sidelines of an NFL field still leaves another 165 ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 4,938 reads 1 comments

  7. Josh Brown Has Opinions, but No Mustache in 'Stache Act' Endorsement Video

    St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown is an unlikely candidate for endorsing anything to do with mustaches, seeing as he doesn't have one. In fact, I can't remember Brown ever sporting facial hair...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 1,015 reads 1 comments

  8. Bill Parcells Might Be the Best Answer for the Post-Bountygate Saints

    The New Orleans Saints have been left scrambling since the fallout from their so-called "bounty scandal" was announced last week. The punishments handed down include the suspension of head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 4,002 reads 7 comments

  9. Saints' Bountygate Punishment: Too Harsh? Too Soft? Or Just Right?

    The NFL has finished the bulk of their investigation into the so-called "bounty scandal," as signaled by Roger Goodell's dropping the hammer on the New Orleans Saints ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 3,857 reads 53 comments

  10. Ain't No Party Like a Gronkowski Party 'Cuz a Gronkowski Party Don't Stop

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is putting the "sea" in "offseason." The latest Gronk sighting comes from South Padre Island , and it appears that everything really is bigger in Texas, including the beach parties and beer bongs...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 2,985 reads 12 comments

  11. Tim Tebow to New York Jets for Draft Picks: What Now for Mark Sanchez?

    Tebow Time has moved to the east coast. Adjust your watches accordingly. The New York Jets traded for quarterback Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos earlier today...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 486 reads 2 comments

  12. Hines Ward: He'd Get My Vote for Canton (If I Had One)

    Hines Ward picked a horrible day to retire. While Peyton Manning was being introduced as the new savior of the Denver Broncos (and, coincidentally, ousting the old savior of ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 2,465 reads 18 comments

  13. Peyton Manning: The NFL's Class Act? Or Just an Act?

    I've been writing about sports online for almost a decade, and not once have I described a player as "classy." I don't like that word; it doesn't mean anything. It's too subjective...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 2,475 reads 9 comments

  14. Peyton Manning to Broncos: Will Tim Tebow Take His Talents to South Beach?

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen just tweeted that Peyton Manning will be signing with the Denver Broncos. That's no surprise. I've long said that Denver was the best situation for Manning...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 9,908 reads 57 comments

  15. David Garrard Is Still Alive, According to NFL Report [UPDATE]

    Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard is not finished yet. The Miami Dolphins plan to host Garrard for a workout later today, according to the player's Twitter account ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 2,237 reads 3 comments

  16. 8 Facts About Peyton Manning That I Just Made Up

    It appears that we may see a Peyton Manning signing sooner than later. Reports indicate that members of the Denver Broncos staff have flown to Durham, North Carolina, to watch ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 2,660 reads 8 comments

  17. NFL Free Agency: Is the Market for Wide Receivers Bullish, or Just Bullsh**?

    Laurent Robinson just signed a six-year, $34 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First of all, those two really deserve each other. Secondly, that's a lot of coin for a guy that never caught 50 balls before last season...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 8,227 reads 10 comments

  18. NFL Free Agency Bracket: Ranking the 64 Best Free Agents in Football

    The NFL 's free agent signing period started earlier this week, along with a certain college basketball tournament...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 3,835 reads 6 comments

  19. Peyton Manning: How the 'Peyton Effect' Could Kill 'Tebow Time'

    There is no higher-profile free agent this year than Peyton Manning . Perhaps in no other year has an 11-time Pro Bowler been cut loose and dangled in front of NFL teams on the open market...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 4,870 reads 23 comments

  20. Peyton Manning: Where Will He Play in 2012? [VIDEO]

    The Peyton Manning sweepstakes is heating up. Even with the Washington Redskins trading up to predictably secure Robert Griffin III in the upcoming NFL draft, teams are still ...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 5,794 reads 19 comments

  21. Peyton Manning: Greatest Free Agent Ever? Not Hardly

    I've already seen a few articles around the Internet proclaiming Peyton Manning the greatest free agent in NFL history, but that simply isn't true. First off, Manning being healthy in time for Week 1 is far from a forgone conclusion...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 7,294 reads 25 comments

  22. Peyton Manning: A Failure as a Pop-Culture Icon

    Peyton Manning will go down in pro football lore as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Even though his career as a quarterback isn't over, his days as an Indianapolis icon certainly are...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 4,436 reads 53 comments

  23. NFL Kickers: $3 Million Well-Spent? A Story with Legs

    Five NFL kickers were slapped with the franchise tag by their teams before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline. That's a record. In doing so, those respective teams managed to lock down their kickers for 2012 at the price of $2...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 5,554 reads 6 comments

  24. What Would an NFL-Style Combine Look Like at Your Job?

    Another NFL combine has come and gone. Bodies were measured, runs were timed and questions were asked. Most, presumably, were answered. Some of us enjoyed the league's annual meat market and might have even wondered how the NFL would evaluate your work...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 1,620 reads 3 comments

  25. New Orleans Bounty Scandal Makes It OK to Hate the Saints Again

    The New Orleans Saints enjoyed an unprecedented run over the last decade or so as a sort of new "America's Team." But that's all over now, and we have Gregg Williams to thank...

    Josh  Zerkle Written by Josh Zerkle about over 2 years ago 120 reads 61 comments