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Comparing the NFL and NBA Drafts

The following was posted at MLive.com on Saturday by Tom Kowalski. The Detroit Lions have just announced that they have officially traded defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to the Cleveland Browns for a third-round pick in 2008 and veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden. The Lions now own the 76th choice (their own) …

The NFL Playoffs and Steroids in Baseball

For the past few weeks I have been posting less and working on the second book more (really).  In the middle of Saturday afternoon, though, I posted a comment on Andray Blatche.  And on Sunday morning I am here commenting on the NFL playoffs (and steroids in baseball).  So what’s …

The Final QB and RB Rankings of 2007

Another NFL regular season has come to a close.  While fans of 12 teams anticipate the playoffs, fans of the other 20 teams start thinking about the NFL draft and what their team has to do to improve.  The last football column of the regular season is going to focus on …

Boston, Brady, and Brian Burke

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series.  The Boston Celtics currently have the best record in the NBA, and perhaps the best efficiency differential in NBA history.  And now the New England Patriots are undefeated.   Could there be a happier city than Boston right now?  Could there be anything …

The Overrated and Underrated in the NFL

This week’s football column is going to consist of a review of a book examining the overrated and underrated in the NFL.  Before I get to this, here are the QB Score and RB Score rankings for the week. Week Fourteen QB Score Rankings Overall QB Score Rankings Overall RB …

The Greatness of LaDainian Tomlinson

This week’s football column is going to focus entirely on LaDainian Tomlinson (but also talk about Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, and a host of all-time backs).  After Week Four Tomlinson was only ranked 22nd in the NFL in RB Score per game.  And his mark of 23.8 was below average …