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And That Is Why You Stay Retired

You smell that, Brett Favre? That distinct odor wafting into your aging nostrils means you're in New Jersey, where your celebrated career is going to die. Go ahead and cry. We understand this time. Yes, if you haven't heard by now (which would be astonishing, seeing as how even Beijing...

By Lindsay Applebaum | August 7, 2008; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (14)

Countdown to Football: Theme Songs

Today is Thursday, July 17, which means that there are three days left to suffer through until football takes over. Yesterday, I essentially begged for a little help with these "contests." I only got one response in the comments: jg284481-5-37: Contest Idea : Most outlandish Brett Favre trade scenario (rumors...

By Lindsay Applebaum | July 17, 2008; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (72)

Countdown to Football: Name That Zorn

Today is an excellent day for two reasons, the first of which being that it's Friday. Second, there are just nine days -- and nine "contests" -- to go until Redskins training camp is open to the public. Today's contest is all about the art of the nickname. Ever since...

By Lindsay Applebaum | July 11, 2008; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (76)

The One Where We Start Counting Down to Football

If you're anything like me, you've been waking up every Sunday morning since Feb. 10 -- the first Sunday after the Super Bowl -- with the sinking realization that there won't be any football on TV. Sure, there have been a few tiny, insignificant little morsels -- and one massive,...

By Lindsay Applebaum | July 10, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (45)

Roundup: Best of the Week

Looking back on a week of top-notch, borderline offensive comments in sports: -- On the sad Nats: Bob L. Head: losing sucks. the offense sucks. i'm thinking of going fully longterm with longterm. i'm even going to type in all lower case letters until i feel better. which will probably...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 30, 2008; 01:37 PM ET | Comments (1)

Roundup: Best of the Week

Looking back on a week of top-notch comments in sports. . . -- On the nearly severed ties between the Miami Dolphins and defensive end Jason Taylor, who just finished up a stint on Dancing With the Stars: bs2004: If you had a choice to spend the next six months...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 23, 2008; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Caption Contest: Bill Belichick

Oh, the captioning possibilities are just endless with this photo of Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and his lil' cheaters. Keep it clean, folks. (Michael Dwyer -- Associated Press)...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 16, 2008; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (32)

Freudian Slip of the Day

In response to the latest Spygate news (Patriots turn over eight tapes to the NFL), we get the usual grumblings from the crowd: Ban BeliCheat for Life: The Cheatriost should forfit next season. And so on. One Patriots fan, rooferman, has had enough: rooferman: They WON on the field,played better...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 8, 2008; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (5)

Patriots, Belichick and Videotape

I have this theory that if any headline uses some combination of the words "Patriots," "Belichick" and "videotaping," the corresponding article could be in gibberish and nobody would even notice, because they'd be too eager to discuss that thing the Patriots did in September. Of course, I can't fully test...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 2, 2008; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (5)

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