I am thankful to have this platform and community of people to talk to. It’s my day to talk about what I want and hopefully you want to talk about the same stuff. Further evidence that football is a TV sport… The NFL is moving their London experiment further and is going to start all
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel saw his No. 2 jersey finish among the top five in NFL sales according to Dick’s Sporting Goods, landing behind Denver’s Peyton Manning, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Carolina’s Luke Kuechly. Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel was the best-selling jersey in the league, reportedly providing 55
Off to another fine week of podcasting. I caught up with Dave Sterling (@dimoko)after his week of travel and we discussed lots of sports stuff, plus video games. Watching McFarland USA live and doing a movie podcast on it The Super Bowl is set with the Pats set to face the Seahawks Packers loss compared
Now that we’ve tired of wondering about which players might go pro, it’s reasonable to wonder about coaches too. Certainly, Urban Meyer would be a desirable candidate for many NFL franchises that are constantly looking for new ways to get a leg up on competition. When asked today about that possibility, Urban Meyer didn’t rule
The Browns weren’t in the NFL playoffs this year as you all know, but I had some takeaways that I thought would interest this audience even though it doesn’t directly involve the Browns. First and foremost, can you even imagine if the Browns were in the playoffs at this point? I was talking with a
After a weekend where the NFL dominated the TV ratings with playoff games, it’s nothing but more good TV news for the NFL. According to Greg Aiello, the NFL had 202 million fans tune in while they also made huge strides in prime-time. In 2014, 202 million fans tuned in, @nfl games nearly tripled broadcast
Being an NFL fan today requires you to learn about television contracts. The usual setup where NFC teams are featured on FOX and AFC teams are on CBS is being thrown for a loop as FOX has started “flexing” games involving two AFC teams onto its network. They did it last week with the Browns-Colts
You know some things to be true. That they may technically only be your opinions is just noise. You’re right, and when others disregard or disbelieve you, a certain amount of frustration builds. At least if you are like me, anyway. Not to mention when you encounter resistance to demonstrable facts. Twenty years ago- when
The times, they are a-changing.
Did I catch a “niner” in there?
You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that
The NFL no longer needs government protection to sell tickets via TV blackouts. FCC will end them today.
Simmons asked for the hammer and ESPN hit him with it.
Spencer Lanning has had an interesting couple of weeks on the football field with the Cleveland Browns. He found himself kicked in the face against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then, he accidentally became a running back hurtling through the air and getting crushed by the New Orleans Saints’ defensive line on a botched extra point. Things
The Cleveland Browns have plenty of momentum heading into their Week 3 contest against the Baltimore Ravens, but is it enough?
Josh Gordon will have a bit of time to work at the auto dealership, it would appear. According to Adam Schefter’s sources, once the new deal is put into place between the league and the player’s union on drug testing, Gordon will see his suspension reduced to eight games. When a new drug policy is
Heard any news about Roger Goodell and Ray Rice lately?
Finally: Some pushback on the NFL’s arcane blackout rules.
It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.
Mike Burgermeister and I break down the Cleveland Browns and their matchup with the Steelers to open the 2014 season. How good are the Steelers actually? Beyond Ben Roethlisberger, what do the Steelers have going for them. When will their defenders hit the age wall? Joe Haden matching up with Antonio Brown. We also discussed