Pro football 2014 Hall of Fame finalists revealed
By: John Atchison
The National Football League (NFL) playoffs are in full swing, with twelve teams fighting for a spot in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl will mark the end of another NFL season for players and fans. This time of year also marks another cherished event...
The history behind the Orange Bowl
By: Ken Grant
On Jan. 3, 2014, the Ohio State Buckeyes from the Big Ten Football Conference and the Clemson Tigers from the Atlantic Coast Conference will compete against each other on the football field at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida in a game known as the...
Why the quarterback is only as good as his offensive line
By: Rex Trulove
To many people, the quarterback is the indispensable leader of the team. A quarterback is important, true; however, there is some question about just how important he is. Certainly, if the quarterback is having a bad day, there is a great chance that the team...
The importance of the Seattle Seahawks' twelfth man
By: Rex Trulove
Practically from the time the Seattle Seahawks came into existence, they've been known as having one of the loudest stadiums in the National Football League. The crowd is referred to as the twelfth man and the team feels that they are quite important, beyond being...
Football player profiles: Zach Miller
By: Pete Schauer
National Football League (NFL) Tight End Zach Miller is in the midst of his seventh pro football season, but the profile of Miller can be traced back to his successful high school and collegiate career. A son to Tom and Jaki and brother to Brent...
The meaning of being the first seed in the NFL playoffs
By: Michael Fox
The National Football League uses a simple playoff format. Each conference gets six teams to play in the postseason - four divisional champions and two wild cards that have the best records among non-divisional champions.The biggest part of getting into the playoffs involves seeding...
The importance of a head coach in the NFL
By: Matthew Houser
NFL head coaches make or break a team's season. The Kansas City Chiefs' record during the 2012 season was 2-14. Currently the Chiefs have a record of 9-1 and are arguably one the best teams in the NFL. Kansas City fired the 2012 head coach...
Understanding what a pick six is, and how it can be a game changer
By: Erich Heinlein
A pick six is simple. A quarterback throws an interception and the defender takes the ball in for a touchdown. When that happens, it is a good news, bad news situation for the offense. The down side is the offense has to score between six...
Football player profiles: Golden Tate
By: Ryan Loftis
Does this sound like a harbinger of success? The Seattle Seahawks selected wide receiver Golden Tate, whom they had never contacted, near the bottom of the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. And yet Tate not only remains with the Seahawks four seasons in...
A look at the controversy surrounding NFL's Richie Incognito
By: John Atchison
Consider for a moment the term “incognito.” The word itself is associated with several terms. A person who is incognito is undercover. They are secretive and have something that they do not want exposed. The movie image of a secret agent or the...