The NFL Needs to Banish Tie Games

There is nothing more anticlimactic than attending an American football game and witnessing a tie. And tie games are slowly becoming the new problem in the National Football League, a trend that is not just boring for the fans, but frankly un-American. Before 1974, tie games weren’t uncommon at all due to the fact that…

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In Defense of Marcus Williams

I fully understand that “eyes to thighs” is an old tackling cliche and I understand that on the final play of the Saints NFC Divisional Round loss to Minnesota, safety Marcus Williams had poor fundamentals. Some would say it is endemic of all NFL tackling. This is very true and more noticeable on bad defenses….

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Are the Vikings the Best Team in the NFL?

As we approach Week 6 of the 2016 NFL season, the only undefeated team remaining is, surprisingly, the Minnesota Vikings. So are the Vikings the best team in the NFL? Is it possible that the best team in the NFL has Sam Bradford as quarterback? Is it possible the Vikings are doing all this without…

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The Titans Beat Themselves in Week 1

Over the last two seasons, the Tennessee Titans have been a mess, with the exception of Week 1, where they surprisingly overwhelmed the opposition before reverting to playing terrible football for the rest of the season. Given the adversity the Minnesota Vikings were facing before the game, an upset would not have been surprising.   The…

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