This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 7 – No One Wants to Cover O.J. Howard

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 7 – No One Wants to Cover O.J. Howard

In a week when a player known for doing dumb/dangerous things did a dumb/dangerous thing, when poor grounds management almost blew out some ACLs, and when it took a bizarre weather phenomenon for the NFL to learn where they should put their broadcast cameras, it seems anticlimactic to point to a single play and say, [...]

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 5 – Vice Presidential Hypocrisy

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 5 – Vice Presidential Hypocrisy

Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence attended an NFL national anthem performance in Indianapolis. Typically, this would imply that he watched the football game that followed but in this ridiculous stupid maddening curious instance it does not. Because, as soon as the anthem - for which several visiting 49ers players kneeled - was over, Pence exited [...]

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 4 – All Hail the King

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 4 – All Hail the King

A week after benefitting from the institutional incompetence of the Detroit Lions[note]And/or the NFL itself, depending on your zeal for conspiracy theories.[/note] the Atlanta Falcons found themselves on the other side of a victory-swinging cock-up against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. When Bills defensive lineman Jerry Hughes tackled Matt Ryan from behind in the third [...]

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 3 – Screw the Lions

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 3 – Screw the Lions

In a week where the most important NFL action was taking place on the sidelines and where seemingly every game exploded into a cacophony of madness at one point or another, the Detroit Lions elected to spend Sunday afternoon honoring their proud heritage of failure and losing in the most heartbreaking way possible. That the [...]

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 2 – The Simms Is Dead, Long Live the Romo

This Week In NFL Incompetence: Week 2 – The Simms Is Dead, Long Live the Romo

Former CBS announcer Phil Simms always seemed a little overwhelmed by the idea of talking intelligently about football games. This wouldn't have been a problem had it not been the literal definition of his job. Instead, Simms and the countless other broadcasters and ex-players who get paid thousands of dollars to talk about the football [...]

Goodbye, Anquan Boldin

Goodbye, Anquan Boldin

After bursting on the scene with arguably the greatest debut for a rookie wide receiver in NFL history – 10 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions – Anquan Boldin spent the next 13 years muscling his way through NFL defenders and into the record books. The sure-handed receiver, who announced his [...]