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The other side of Steve Sabol

Posted Feb. 15, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
NFL fans know Steve Sabol as the colorful spokesman for NFL Films, but how many are aware that he's also an accomplished artist? The piece accompanying this story is titled "Shipwreck Kelly — On Any Given Sundae IV."

The bluffs and trenches of Commander Manning

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Hall of Generals. Peyton Manning, the quarterback whose gallery displays scenes of spectacular glory and collapsing, puzzling defeats. How should witnesses judge the collection? And what other commanders featured in the wing have travelled such a strange and similar ...

Time to trim Manning back to size

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
He may be a media darling, but Peyton Manning has cemented his place a notch below the level of Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and Otto Graham among all-time quarterbacks, writes Mike Beacom.

Static Super Bowl logo seems wrong

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The redesign of Super Bowl logos that will take effect next year threatens to give the primary logo a sameness that will equate to having no personality, writes PFW's Keith Schleiden.

CBS' coverage only somewhat 'Super'

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
CBS served up a steady, solid presentation of Super Bowl Sunday, but it was hardly flawless. Columnist Barry Jackson has some thoughts.

Labor unrest talk of Super Bowl week

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
PFW went to the Super Bowl hoping for some clarity on the ominous labor situation in the NFL, but what it found was uncertainty among the owners over what they want and what they need to come away with in ...

Bold, persistent Saints wore down Colts

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Saints' bold gambles, coupled with their execution in all three facets of the game, led to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Saints' Smith in a constant rush

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith's motor might be his biggest asset when facing the challenge of pressuring the seemingly unflappable Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV.

Team-first attitude makes Colts special

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The more time you spend around the Colts the clearer it becomes what it is that makes this football team so successful and so special. To a man these Colts will tell you at every opportunity that it is the ...

Disruptive Mathis a star in own right

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:54 a.m. ET
While Colts DE Robert Mathis usually draws second billing to Dwight Freeney, all eyes will be on him Sunday if Freeney can't play, and Mathis, voted a Pro Bowl starter, is quite capable of picking up the slack.

Pro Bowl's broke, let's fix it

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush says there are too many negatives regarding the current incarnation of the Pro Bowl. He suggests adopting an old idea to boost the all-star game's sagging fortunes.

Looming CBA issues cloud NFL's future

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players at odds on the collective-bargaining front, PFW's Hub Arkush asks this question: Is Armageddon right around the corner?

Brookshier loved role of storyteller

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk wrote a column about CBS' old announcing team of Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier last November. With Brookshier succumbing to cancer Friday at the age of 78, it seemed appropriate to share some fond memories of the former ...

The patron Saint

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
For years Archie Manning was the Saints' only hope, a primo competitor who could create downfield action, naturally dynamic that way, delivering the ball right on, but he was placed in command of a perpetual expansion team.

Twelfth man ended up haunting Vikings

Posted Jan. 26, 2010 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
It's hard to tell which 12th man was more of a factor in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Saints: the raucous, roaring, ebbing-and-flowing sea of black and gold in the Superdome or the extra man who was ...



Cardinals spin their wheels in Atlanta

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
As good as the Cardinals have been most of the time under Ken Whisenhunt, when they’ve been bad, they’ve been really bad, as was the case in their 41-7 loss in Atlanta that was imperfect in every way.

Kroenke gives Rams badly needed stability

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET

Favre makes Vikings contenders, not SB locks

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 3:25 a.m. ET

Davis admits mistake with release of Russell

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET

What's Roethlisberger's future in Pittsburgh?

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET

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