Monthly Archives: February 2011

My First Mock Draft Coming Tuesday

It’s an annual rite of late winter and early spring: do a mock draft. We NFL lovers eat this stuff up. Can’t get enough of it. And many of you have let me know it’s time for the Head Cheese … Continue reading

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Could A Heisman Winner Be Lurking at #32?

When you’re the Super Bowl champ and you pick at the bottom of the first round, you take the best player left on your board, regardless of position. As the world champs, you don’t have pressing needs anywhere, so you … Continue reading

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Taking a Peek at the 2011 Schedule

We’re going to presume, for the sake of this exercise, that the NFL will be playing football the weekend after Labor Day. That all the rhetoric and vitriol being spewed will end sometime this spring and summer and both the … Continue reading

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Free Agents: Back with Pack or Sent Packin’?

A wise person once said, ‘Timing is everything.’ It applies to all walks of life and for this year’s crop of free agents it takes on extra meaning. With a very unpredictable labor situation hanging over their heads, this year’s … Continue reading

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My Super Bowl Diary

A few of you asked, so I’ll try not to bore with you the recap. Remember, this was a business trip. Go to Dallas, bring home the Lombardi, come home. If you’re looking for late nights and juicy stories, you’ll … Continue reading

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Appreciating Mike McCarthy

It was not a sexy hire. Five years ago, when Ted Thompson was interviewing candidates to replace Mike Sherman, we heard names like Wade Phillips, Sean Payton and Brad Childress. Guys we had heard of. But Thompson handed the keys … Continue reading

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Putting the Title Back in Titletown!

How do you put it in words? How do you put into words watching your favorite team climb to the top of the NFL mountain just three years after it passed the baton from one quarterback legend to a new … Continue reading

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It’s Gameday: A Day to Bring the Lombardi Trophy Home

As I write this, we’re 7 1/2 hours from kickoff. Cheeseheads and Steelers nation have descended on Big D and there really is electricity in the air. The world should be treated to a classic game, with two great quarterbacks … Continue reading

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Witness Rodgers’ Rise: Pack Will Bring Home the Lombardi

OK, here we go. The wait has been interminable. But we’re getting closer. Time to break it down and try to predict how it’s all going to go down. Hoping the snow is done falling in Dallas and my flight … Continue reading

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Momentum Vs. Experience & 5 Other Key Matchups

The main storyline heading into Sunday’s game is the Steelers’ experience vs. the young, charging 6th seed that rolled through three road games to get here. It means a lot that this is Pittsburgh’s third visit to the biggest game … Continue reading

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