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Pigskin Pick'Em: Things change quickly

...if that happens all bets are off with the Horseshoe. Fire the coach? Fire the General Manager? Join the Canadian Football League? Colts win 28-21OAKLAND RAIDERS @ Cleveland Browns -3.5I like this Raiders team. That's not a typo...
Pigskin Pick'em: Some NFL teams not feeling the holiday cheer

...hiring of Captain Canada Marc Trestman as Head Coach. Trestman must be yearning for his glory days in the Canadian Football League. It's hard to understand why Detroit's offense has struggled so mightily despite a plethora of talent on that...
What others say: Fan violence in NFL a growing concern

Silence has not served the National Football League well.For years the league downplayed its problem with domestic violence and lightly penalized its offending players. That all...
Bob Franken: A bad NFL habit

...even drink. This is far more insidious. I watch NFL games ... can't shake the habit. Even though the National Football League has proven to be a disgusting institution that, in spite of its sanctimony, puts profits over what's right, I...
The sacking of Ray Rice an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player.Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who last spring testified to Rice's...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...Major league baseball put out a statement criticizing the legislation, and there was even talk that the National Football League might be persuaded to pull out next year's Super Bowl, scheduled to be played in Glendale. Wouldn't it be refreshing...
What others say: A big step forward for America's gay athletes

...Americans. He is poised to become the first openly gay player in one of the nation's great pastimes, the National Football League.However, the national blitz of mostly positive attention for Sam can't block out some ugly realities.Open prejudice...
NFL Pick'Em: Another spectacular week amid fascinating games

...the top this Sunday. Bengals win 26-20BALTIMORE RAVENS @ Detroit Lions -6I'm in the semifinals of my fantasy football league's playoffs. My opponent has Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and Reggie Bush on his roster. Go Baltimore...
Cal Thomas: Free speech not always so free

...fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in the...
Bob Franken: Playing defense in Washington

...when most of those asked had no problem with the N-word and favored Jim Crow laws.Until Snyder or the National Football League owners start feeling the squeeze or get tired of being compared to Donald Sterling and the NBA, this petty battle...


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