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Mike Beacom

Mike Beacom

Contributing writer

Mike Beacom is a Wisconsin-based pro and college football freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous print and online sources. He also serves as an associate lecturer of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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The greatest sack season ever

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Two players are chasing Michael Strahan’s sack record this season. However, neither is having a better year than Reggie White did in 1987.

Hall Call: Reggie Wayne

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Is 12-year Colts veteran Reggie Wayne just another good receiver, or a standout from his peers?

The comeback coaches

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
Proven winners are always candidates for head-coaching openings; the risk is in choosing to accept.

MVP voting: Time to level the playing field

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
For more than half a century AP voters have ignored what matters most when choosing a most valuable player.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The curse of the rushing champ

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
For more than a decade, injuries and missteps have prevented the league's top rushers from repeating the following season.

Not a record, but THE record

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, Emmitt Smith established the all-time rushing mark but the record is not revered as it once was.

The Redskins' 'rootin', tootin' cowboy'

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Seventy five years ago, a rookie named Slingin' Sammy Baugh chose football over baseball, and changed the game forever.

Hall Call: Ronde Barber

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
How much will Ronde Barber's longevity help the Tampa Bay defensive back’s candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Alex Karras: A football player and actor, too

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Alex Karras is best remembered for his acting but as a player he was one of the most dominant interior linemen of the 1950s and ’60s.