The Football 101

Countdown of the 101 greatest players in pro football history

There’s a moment in the 2008 AFC Championship Game between Pittsburgh and Baltimore that might explain, just a little bit, what it means to play modern…
From what I can find in the newspapers, the first shutdown corner in pro football history was a two-time Pro Bowler named Eric Davis … or a Hall of Fam…
There are people in sports history who make sense … and those who do not. Duke Slater is one of those people who does not make sense. He feels fictiona…
OK, in my view, Jack Youngblood has the most kickass tough-guy story in the history of football. You know all those Chuck Norris facts … Time waits for…
I’ve always been fascinated by the phrase “cerebral linebacker.” The definition of cerebral is: “intellectual rather than emotional or physical.” How c…
There are countless ways that a pro football quarterback is different from every other position in every other team sport, but I’d say most of them can…
One of them almost never spoke; the other almost never shut up. One of them celebrated touchdowns by handing the ball to the referee and preparing quie…
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