Archive for November, 2010

One can only wonder why Greg Oden will be sidelined yet again. But there may never be a good answer. Sometimes things just happen. But the fact is, this once promising seven-footer, who some saw as the second coming of Bill Russell, Hakeem Olajuwan, and Patrick Ewing, has now been injured for most of the last five years.

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The irony and symbolism surrounding the upcoming Monday Night Football game can’t be more apparent. Donovan McNabb facing his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in a game to prove he can still run a team.
If he doesn’t play well, the damage already done to his reputation as a player and leader could be permanent, quite possibly moving McNabb from starter to backup or worse, as soon as next week.

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Who are the NFL’s Greatest Players?

Posted: 5th November 2010 by DavidBurnett in NFL, Television
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I watch a lot of sports programming on TV, but this year one sports show really stands out – the NFL Network’s 10-week long documentary series – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players. This well-produced series which concluded its run this week, was pure, lump in your throat, TV viewing.

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One of Moss’s biggest problems is that he may never be able to live down his infamous declaration: “I play when I want to play” – words which Moss regrettably uttered a few years ago during the final days of his first stint in Minnesota.

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It was shocking to see McNabb on the sideline replaced by none other than Rex Grossman with less the two minutes to go in the game and the Redskins down by only six points to the lowly Detroit Lions.

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