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The Early View of the 2018 QB Draft Class

[Here is top writer Elliott Glass with a great look at the new crop of NFL QBs and how they are performing in the early weeks of the NFL season.]   In the NFL, there is one position that stands out

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NFL: A Few More Questions Before Kickoff

[Are you ready for some football?  East Coast Editor Ezra Troy brings you a final set of questions before kickoff.  Ezra is, once again, exploring all of the right topics before the whistle sounds.] 1. Aaron Rodgers: Extension and Receivers

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NFL Questions, Part Deux

[Ezra keeps the questions coming with another set of pivotal topics as we inch our way to the core of Week Two in the NFL.  In my mind, the questions (almost exclusively) surround the match up between Big Ben and

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Big NFL Questions as Week Two Arrives

[We sometimes think of him as the best thinker on baseball.  It’s like the star spring athlete that you forget also plays varsity in the fall and winter terms.  This post is the first in a series of articles in

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Mahomes Has Keys to Kingdom, But Can He Drive Chiefs to Postseason?

Concern is growing inside the Chiefs Kingdom.  QB prodigy Patrick Mahomes has the keys to the kingdom, but the central question consuming Chiefs fans is: can he be counted on to drive the Chiefs to post-season success?    As the season inches closer,

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Why NFL Preseason is Problematic

I had a chance to go to the Chiefs game on Thursday night.  It was the first preseason game with new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking the keys to the Kingdom.  Mahomes played two series and then headed for the

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Tim Green’s Kid Owner

[Here is a look at a classic from Tim Green.  From Football Champ to the co-authored Baseball Genius with Derek Jeter, you have to argue that Tim Green is likely one of the top five authors writing sports fiction for

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Under the Lights in God’s Country, Part Two

[Here is the second (and final) part of the fictional short looking at Texas high school football.  I appreciate all of the positive feedback and glad to know that folks have enjoyed reading these pieces this summer.  We will see what

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Super Bowl LII Preview

The size and scope of the Super Bowl is amazing to consider.  The Super Bowl is the most watched event in U.S. television (both FIFA’s World Cup and, depending on the participants, the Cricket World Cup can be bigger). Americans

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Friday Night Lights (Dimming)?

The fall football landscape has been filled with noise this fall.  Everyone is talking about the Chargers and their stadium filled with fans of their opponents; and the Twittersphere has been filled with pictures of empty seats across the League.

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Ben Hewitt: The Town That Food Saved

Ben Hewitt’s The Town That Food Saved chronicles the rise of the local foods community in Hardwick, Vermont.  Hewitt makes the compelling case that a collection of agri-preneurs helped “save” this small Northeastern town.             The

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The QB

The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks Football seems like the last thing that I should write about as the thermometer moves about 90 F.  At the same time, we are just 45 days removed from the end of the

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Lamar Hunt’s Super Bowl

Lamar Hunt is arguably the greatest sports entrepreneur of all-time. The late Hunt is the only person to be inducted as a member of the hall of fame in three different professional sports: football, soccer and tennis.  He was, as

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NFL Playoffs: Let’s Play Some Cards

[The great Adam “Shem” Shemesh gives us the definitive guide to NFL Wildcard Weekend. There are some solid games on paper including what could be a couple of epic match ups between the Lions and Seahawks and then also the Packers and

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2016: An Epic Year in Sports

[2016 was an incredible year –for better and for worse.  We cheered for the Cubs as they broke their 108-year Curse.  We bemoaned Kevin Durant as he said a fair weather goodbye to OKC.   It was, like every year, what

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Best Books on Sports: The Blindside

The Blindside: The Evolution of the Game You probably have seen the movie. Everyone seems to have watched it. And while movies almost never are better than the book, I don’t subscribe to the notion that you can’t enjoy them both.

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Gobble, Gobble: A Postmortem on Thanksgiving Football

[As you watched the games on Thanksgiving in Detroit, Dallas and Indianapolis, did you wonder how those three games stacked up against the NFL contests that have been played on holiday’s past?  Washington, D.C.-based Ezra Troy did. His rumination led to this

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NFL Jersey Rules: Here is the 101

The NFL has not been without controversy this year.  National Anthem Boycotts.  Concussion Protocol.  Declining TV Ratings.  Amid the journalist and social media noise, let me add another topic: fan jerseys. In my family, there are a set of longstanding rules surrounding

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A Puzzling Pat: The Curious Trades of Bill Belichick

[I have had the chance to read a couple of great books on the enigmatic Bill Belichick, including The War Room and also the awesome The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam.  ESPN once called him the greatest enigma in sports.  Some

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Big Controversy in the Big D: Tony Romo or Dak Prescott?

[Here is another solid piece from Adam Shemesh, looking at the drama playing out in Jerry Land. Jones has a big stadium in a big state with a big appetite for football.  He also has a big QB controversy.   Adam gives us a fresh, timely set

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NFL: “So, You Are Saying There’s a Chance.”

[Donald Trump isn’t the only one worried about a free fall.   As Washington, DC-based Roey Herzfeld shares in his latest piece, fan in several NFL cities are also struggling to map a path to the postseason.   As someone that was at a

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NFL Look Back: Top Games of Week Two

[It was a tough week to be a Chiefs fan.  Len Dawson, the legendary Chiefs quarterback turned announcer, likes to say that two things kill football teams: turnovers and penalties.  The Chiefs had a bunch of both in an ugly loss

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NFL: Top Week One Performers

[Here is the second in a series of pieces from the great Ezra Troy.  If you are playing Fantasy, you need to be reading his stuff. You also can be glad that he isn’t playing with you –and winning your

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Are You Ready for Some Football? A Smart Look at Week One

[It was an amazing week of NFL games.  Ezra Troy gives us his take on the week that was, including five great games.  You will note that my beloved Chiefs made the list with a thrilling OT victory over division

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Troy Talks Fantasy Football

[Washington, DC-based Ezra Troy delivers again with a fantastic tour of the fantasy football landscape.  If you are busy with the start of school, Troy gives you the “cheat sheet” for Draft Day success.  NFL Films calls it the golden game and we

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