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Purple Haze

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 3, 2010

...scenario is one drama after another and one weird thing after another until you just wonder if this people on the Vikings don't have some sort of obsessive compulsive disease forcing them to seek the media headlines every day and if they are all truly just a bunch of narcissists on top of that. It's ridiculous.

One thing is certain - none of this helps them get any better. The Vikings have a 2-5 record - maybe they should get out of their purple haze and start doing something about trying to win a football game. You know, the thing they actually "allegedly" get paid to do.

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Tags: football, nfl, vikings, randy moss, patriots

Middle School Sports - Football Mom Gets 'Schooled' By Son

By BusinessLife, published on Nov 3, 2010

It had come to this moment. My 13 year-old son, Jordan was dressed in a football uniform and ready to take the field. The only problem was, would one of the coaches call his name? It had been a long football season already. In fact, there was only one more game left to play after today.

As I sat in the stands outside my son's middle school, I scanned the sidelines on the other side to find my son. The middle school only had bleachers on one side. The visiting team was in front of the bleachers and in front of all of the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, cousins, neighbors... (more)

Tags: football, sports, gillean smith, middle school sports, middle school, football mom, school sports, 7th grade sports

Re-Committing to Excellence

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 1, 2010

"Unfortunately, sometimes a negative becomes a positive."

92 points in the last two games after an embarrassing nine point effort in San Francisco in week six is the "negative [becoming] the positive."

The Raiders have outscored both Denver and Seattle a combined 92-17 during the recent two game win streak and the scoring momentum does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Last season, it took Oakland eight weeks into the season to total over 90 points. That's including a 38-0 shutout loss to the New York Jets in week seven. (For those who forgot, that's the Sanchez-hot dog... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, california, al davis, 2010, oakland, raiders, silver, black, turnaround, tom cable, bay area, jeff weisinger

What If Kitna Wins?

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 1, 2010

Let's say Kitna leads the Cowboys to a win against the Jags today. Let's say he does it in convincing fashion. Let's say he gets the most out of a very talented Cowboys team who has yet to show what they really have under Romo. What if Kitna wins? What then?

For the longest time, I've thought that the Cowboys issues were multiple and internal. That there were several players who didn't want to play with each other. That there were several players who didn't like each other. I was never a believer that the Cowboys problems were the coach. I thought they were between the players,... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, cowboys, tony romo, john kitna

Where We Stand - Week 8

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 1, 2010

The NFL standings after week 8 haven’t changed that much, but there is some movement to be noted. Some teams seem to be clicking on all cylinders and some just keep misfiring.

AFC East Team

New England Patriots 6 1

New York Jets 5 2

Miami Dolphins 4 3

Buffalo Bills 0 7

The Patriots have taken over the top of the division. Look familiar? Well most people are still discounting them. The talking heads say the Pats are weak on defense, make mistakes, don’t know what kind of team they are, blah, blah, blah. Who’s winning?... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, standings, nfc, afc

NFL Week 8 Picks

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 31, 2010

...that I don't believe anyone can predict from week to week. Raiders put up almost 60 on the Broncos and Seahawks win and then lose and then win - put them in a hat and draw one out - I drew Raiders

TB @ ARI - Bucs keep it going taking the swagger to the Cardinals big time - smash mouth football on the field and off

PIT @ NO - Saints are down for the count - no running game equals no wins - depleted secondary - Steelers throwing all over you - Steelers in a rout

HOU @ IND - Not quite the same matchup as at the beginning of the season - but the Texans could pull out... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, halloween, week 8 picks, football picks

Of Boys and Men

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 26, 2010

...what was predicted to the Cowboys, they made them one dimensional. The Cowboys had a total of 41 rushing yards - 41. For an entire game. They had abandoned the run from the jump and even if Romo were still in the game, they would have lost. You cannot win NFL games playing one dimensional football. It can't be done.

On the other side, Eli Manning threw 3 interceptions and the Giants still won the game. The Giants also had 3 fumbles, 2 of which they lost to the Cowboys. And still they won. Dallas had opportunities, they just couldn't make use of them. What the Giants did have ... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, dallas cowboys, new york giants, tony romo

It's Not Them, It's You

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 25, 2010

...running back, great receivers, a fairly decent defense - and yet they lose in tight contests because Favre throws the ball to the wrong team and they turn them into points on the board.

I'm not a Favre hater, though I admit, I have little respect for him as a man. I know what he has accomplished in football....in the past. I also know when it's time for a man to leave the game and his time was at the end of last season. There was no way he was going to repeat that season in this one - and now I see that it is just making things worse. Trust me Brett, it's not them, it's you.

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Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings

They Still Love To Hate Me

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 22, 2010

Sports Illustrated ran a poll with 239 NFL players voting on the most overrated players in the game. Overwhelmingly, the players voted for Terrell Owens. Somewhere, in a dark room TO is saying to himself, they still love to hate me.

TO has never been one to accept any responsibility for the way others perceive him. He thinks they are all just picking on him. He doesn't think he's ever been a distraction or problem for any team. He thinks it's all someone else and how they love to hate him because he's so much better than they are. Apparently, a majority of NFL players doesn't think... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, terrell owens, sports illustrated, poll, overrated, bengals

The Chickification Of The NFL

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 21, 2010

The new rules coming out of the NFL are absolutely ridiculous. Well half of them are. But that half is heading the NFL straight to flag football.

The head shots rule is already a rule. There is a rule already on the books for helmet to helmet hits. It's very obvious to see a helmet to helmet hit. It's even pretty easy to tell if a guy meant to do it or if it was just an accident. The Dunta Robinson hit was not intentional. The hit on Joshua Cribbs was. It's just that simple and easy to deter

mine. These hits should be officiated. These hits are more dangerous than your... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, rules, illegal hits

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