1. In The Words of Frank Sinatra: "Here's To The Losers"

    Last week, a commentator on the NFL Network said something to the effect of, "I can't believe all the bad teams we have this year!" As a matter of fact, "we" have several really good teams, either ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about almost 5 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  2. Final Day of Preseason: Divisional Predictions

    Why is Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin's picture featured here? Because I couldn't get one of Big Ben. And even if I could, the picture would have nothing to do with my final day of the preseason predictions for divisional placement...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about almost 5 years ago 49 reads 4 comments

  3. "It's a Conspiracy, I Tell You!" NFC North Edition

    I was going to write an "It's a Conspiracy, I Tell You!" article about the NFC North weeks ago when Brett Favre would NOT sign with the Vikings, but now that he has signed with them.....

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about almost 5 years ago 164 reads 1 comments

  4. Brett Favre to the Vikings: So Much for Early Preseason Predictions

    In my last article for Bleacher Report, I warned readers about making their preseason predictions without knowing all the facts...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  5. Why Some "Pre-Season Predictions" Have A Funny Way Of Flopping

    So far, Bleacher Report writers have written hundreds of preseason predictions per division, conference, and Super Bowl picks, almost as soon as the "offseason" began...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 422 reads 5 comments

  6. The Next Decade Is Almost Upon Us...Who Will Be in the NFL Elite?

    A new decade of the 2010s is almost upon us, with the old decade ending after the coming post-season. Most Super Bowl predictions involve the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, with ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 580 reads 11 comments

  7. It's a Conspiracy, I Tell You! AFC North Edition (Humor)

    Well, judging by the lack of comments for my "It's A Conspiracy, I Tell You! AFC East Edition" slideshow a few weeks ago, I was bound and determined NOT to post another "It's A Conspiracy, I Tell You!" piece...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 329 reads 2 comments

  8. It's a Conspiracy, I Tell You!: AFC East Edition (Humor)

    Notice how Bill Belichick is always looking over his shoulder? That's because he knows someone is out to get him. He ain't the only one! You do remember Spy Gate. That was when Belichick sent the CIA to report back to him on what the St...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 143 reads 1 comments

  9. Miami Dolphins in the Media: Little Respect Then, Little Respect Now

    I now feel compelled to write this, but I've been feeling it since 1972! I don't know why (but I have my suspicions), but whenever the Miami Dolphins, after years of mediocrity, finally ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 635 reads 5 comments

  10. Starks and the Cop: Dumb and Dumber

    By now it is an established fact that Randy Starks, driving a semi-truck cab that supposedly can seat only four people, but had 13, with someone on Starks's lap, was stopped by a cop because it held more than the proper limit of passengers...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about 5 years ago 224 reads 0 comments

  11. Dolphins Resign Jason Taylor

    I was posting a comment on a BR opinion piece about the Jimmy Buffet-ness of the "new" Land Shark Stadium, and about why the Dolphins better not revert back to their "Flipper" days to try to ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  12. A Question For Dolphins—Err, Patriots Fans

    Actually, I do have a question for Dolphins fans: Why are most of you picking your team to take a step backwards this year? Do you honestly believe the Jets and Bills have improved so much that ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 313 reads 4 comments

  13. Sportscasters: The Best of the NFL Network

    Asked to present an article about my local sportscasters, I responded that I don't have local sportscasters! I live way out in the west Texas mountains and the closest local sportscasters are ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 4,263 reads 3 comments

  14. State of the AFC East: Post Draft

    This article is not about grading each AFC East team's 2009 NFL Draft. As far as I'm concerned, it does not appear any of the four teams screwed up their drafts, and it looks like each team did well in their own ways...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 113 reads 3 comments

  15. Vontae Davis Is...A Parcells Guy?

    I had said in two previous Dolphin draft prediction articles that the Fins should select the best Cornerback in the first round that was not Vontae Davis...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 761 reads 3 comments

  16. Best Miami Dolphins Draft Ever: 1970 or 1983?

    The Bill Parcells-Jeff Ireland-Tony Sparano Era began in late 2007 and saw an outstanding draft for the Miami Dolphins in 2008...

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  17. Miami Dolphins 2009 Draft Analysis by Priority

    The Miami Dolphins had one of their best drafts in years in 2008, thanks mainly to the new Bill Parcells regime. It is a rarity for Parcells/Ireland to draft poorly...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 2,186 reads 1 comments

  18. Miami Dolphins' "Toughest" Schedule: How Tough Is It?

    Taking a line from the old game show Match Game with Gene Reyburn: "The Miami Dolphins 2009 regular season schedule is sooo tough..." The audience yells back, "How tough is it?" Reyburn: "It is sooo tough, that (blank)...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 1,049 reads 2 comments

  19. Why Would Any NFL Team Want Jay Cutler?

    I just have one question for all you Jets, Redskins, Bucs, Browns, Lions, Panthers, and fans of any other team that might be seeking the services of still-Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.Okay, several questions, but they all make the same claim...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 245 reads 5 comments

  20. Is Julius Peppers Going to New England Patriots or Not?

    It seems the AFC East is going bonkers in the free agency period. The Jets are signing what seems like every former Ravens' defender they can get their hands on...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 670 reads 2 comments

  21. Do the New York Jets REALLY Want Jay Cutler?

    It has been a few hours since I learned that Broncos QB Jay Cutler wanted out of Denver, and any number of teams might be interested in trading for him, including the New York Jets, who play ...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 417 reads 9 comments

  22. Terrell Owens: 2009's MVP!

    With many thanks to Hotnuke for inspiring this piece... I said I wouldn't make preseason predictions this early, but I have to make an exception for this startling prediction that Deb Lagarde has "divined"...

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  23. NFL's Goofy Moments

    In case you never saw the guy in the picture, know that this guy is the perpetrator of the funniest moment I have ever witnessed in NFL history. His name? Garo Yepremian, kicker for the 1972 Undefeated Miami Dolphins, champs of Super Bowl VII...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 358 reads 1 comments

  24. Will 2009 Be Patriots' Last Hurrah?

    I've read about 20 or so 2009 preseason predictions. I have even written an article questioning the rationale for these predictions. All the predictions I've read suggest the New England Patriots will retake the AFC East...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 533 reads 24 comments

  25. Incredibly Early 2009 Season Predictions: Why?

    I'm feeling the way Tom Brady is looking in the picture at the side. He looks like he is saying, "Why am I doing this?" It is a couple of months before the 2009 NFL Draft, which is in April...

    Deb Lagarde Written by Deb Lagarde about over 5 years ago 200 reads 2 comments