Superbowl is not the greatest show on earth

February 5, 2010

North Americans call it “the greatest show on earth” but in reality not much of the world is really paying attention to the Super Bowl.

Pro Bowl Bust?

January 27, 2010

NFL cheerleaders perform at the AFC-NFC NFL Pro Bowl football game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry(UNITED STATES)

The NFL Pro Bowl is supposed to showcase the game’s biggest stars on the same field, but this weekend’s annual event is just going to interfere with the momentum of the playoffs and ultimately fall short of delivering the star-studded lineup it is intended to do.

from MediaFile:

No Super Bowl blues; expect big TV ratings

January 26, 2010

colts1The U.S. economy might be weak, but the Super Bowl still scores with consumers.

The CBS broadcast of the National Football League's championship game on Feb. 7 between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints should draw strong TV ratings, possibly challenging viewer levels not seen since the late 1990s.

from Shop Talk:

Auto show-Super Bowl TV ads don’t score for Mazda

January 13, 2010

nfl1Advertising during the Super Bowl doesn't score for Mazda.

While the Japanese automaker plans to boost its marketing budget this year as it launches the Mazda 2 small car, running TV ads during the National Football League's championship game in February won't happen.

Not just another passing fancy

January 7, 2010

The Green Bay Packers defense tackles Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson during the first half of their NFL football game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes“You’ve got to run the ball in this weather and play defense, and we do that better than anyone,” New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said after his team beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to grab the last playoff spot in the AFC.

The pursuit of perfection vs the goal of a championship

January 4, 2010

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell watches his team play against the New York Jets during their NFL game in Indianapolis December 27, 2009. REUTERS/Brent SmithIndianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell stressed all season that his goal was a Super Bowl victory, not an undefeated season. He felt his team had a better chance at capturing the Lombardi Trophy if he could keep them rested and healthy.

NFL Week 17 Blog picks

January 2, 2010

RTXS2W7[1]NFL.jpgWell, here we are at the end of the regular season staring at a .500 record. Let’s go out with a bang.

NFL Week 16 picks

December 26, 2009

Well the Lineman hopes everyone is having a good holiday and would like to add to all the good cheer with a winning Week 16.

NFL, NHL tackle head injuries

December 22, 2009

Big Ben
A phone survey commissioned by the NFL last September reported that diagnosis rates of Alzheimer’s and other memory-related diseases among former players appeared to be much higher than in the population as a whole — five times the national rate for men aged 50 and above, and 19 times for men aged 30 to 49.