1. New York Giants, New England Patriots and Championship Day Musings

    If I tweeted, which I don't, here's a few things I'd be saying: Did Patriots owner Robert Kraft see his life flash before his eyes when Tom Brady dove over from the 1-yard line ...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about almost 3 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  2. Tom Brady, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw: Great NFL Quarterbacks in Any Era

    It’s fair to ask, after this incredibly airworthy season of NFL football, if we might not be in the most golden age of quarterbacking that the league has ever seen. The QB has always been the glamor position, from Slingin ' Sammy to Johnny U...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about almost 3 years ago 1,575 reads 4 comments

  3. NFL Divisional Sunday: Saints, Patriots, Ravens, Giants Will Win

    We've reached the Divisional Round of the best time of the year, the NFL playoffs. Eight teams remain, each with Lombardi Trophy hoisting dreams. Four will advance to next weekend's Conference Championship games...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about almost 3 years ago 316 reads 0 comments

  4. Tim Tebow: Jerry Jones Could Learn a Thing or 2 from John Elway

    From all accounts, it sounds like two-time Super Bowl champ and Hall of Famer John Elway took the Jerry Jones monkey off Tim Tebow 's back last week...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about almost 3 years ago 1,066 reads 3 comments

  5. NFL Players Play with Pain: Some Injury Stories to Make You Wince

    You can pretty much define Ben Roethlisberger in one phrase: "He's gonna play." The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is a "gamer." He's going to play unless he's physically unable to get to the field...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 368 reads 0 comments

  6. NFL Stadiums Have Had Some Odd Game Day Problems over the Years

    Most of us NFL types are watching Pittsburgh-San Francisco on Monday Night Football, and so far we've sat through two power failures at Candlestick Park. (My friend Laurel Whitsett says these power failures are why it's called "Candlestick...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL Market Watch: Dallas Cowboys Up, New York Giants Down

    The only immutable rule we must follow each week in the NFL is that nothing is certain until 30 minutes after the final gun. We all watched the Giants stick it to the Cowboys last week and go 3-0 all-time in Jerry's pleasure dome...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 258 reads 0 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys Could Lose in Tampa Satuurday Night: Here's Why

    If you've been around the NFL for any length of time, you know the familiar sight of a team circling the drain ready to disappear. If you've been around the Dallas Cowboys the last 15 years, you've seen it so often you've come to expect it...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 101 reads 1 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers: Different Philosophies Collide

    Two teams with 11 Super Bowl titles between them. Opposite ends of the country. Opposite ends of the football philosophy spectrum...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 911 reads 4 comments

  10. Tim Tebow, Tony Romo, Colt McCoy and the Great QB Stories of 2011

    Face it, every year is the “Year of the Quarterback.” You may not be crazy about that if you’re a defensive end, but the truth of the matter is that the NFL game starts with the guy under center...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 2,460 reads 4 comments

  11. NFL Week 14 Predictions: Dallas Cowboys Keys vs. New York Giants

    Nobody in Cowboy country figured it would shake out like this. What was supposed to be a piece-of-cake victory in Arizona last week turned into a fourth-quarter debacle, and now ...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 583 reads 0 comments

  12. Green Bay Packers, NFL Top 5 Story Lines (Thus Far)

    As we approach the end of the regular season (didn't the lockout just end?), it's never too early to look back and relish some of the year's best story lines...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 567 reads 4 comments

  13. AFC North Schedule for Baltimore and Pittsburgh Really Favors the Fans

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are tied heading into the last four games of the regular season. So, let’s see how the AFC North stacks up, head to head, schedule-wise, for the upcoming games...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 449 reads 4 comments

  14. Jerry Jones Is Running the Dallas Cowboys...into the Ground

    I’ve been a fan of the Cowboys since 1966. I’ve covered the team, in one way or another, since 1973. I know every one of their Hall of Famers...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 408 reads 0 comments

  15. Why Pittsburgh Steelers Will Outlast Baltimore Ravens the Rest of the Way

    Pittsburgh-Baltimore is one of the prime matchups in the NFL the past several seasons, and it's certainly kept its high position this season. Even though the Ravens won both regular-season meetings, the teams are tied at 9-3 atop the AFC North...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 9,000 reads 53 comments

  16. Cowboys Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, Need Increased Awareness in Key Situations

    There is a thing in the games we play called “situational awareness.” If you’re a batter, you’d better know the count. If you’re a PGA tour pro on the tee box, you’d better know what’s 300 yards ahead of you...

    Mark Oristano Written by Mark Oristano about 3 years ago 261 reads 2 comments