Who Was Responsible For The Herschel Walker Trade?

It was 25 years ago today that the Cowboys traded superstar running back Herschel Walker to the Vikings for a mess of players and picks, a number of whom would be crucial pieces in Dallas's '90s dynasty. It's gone down as one of football's shrewdest trades, and a quarter-century on, Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones are… » 10/12/14 1:20pm 10/12/14 1:20pm

Back In 1995, The Simpsons Visited The NFL On Fox, And Homer Took A…

This only came to my attention yesterday, and—as I'm a Simpsons fan and something of a sports enthusiast—I figured that if I hadn't seen it, most people likely hadn't. In 1995, the Simpsons did what has to be the best promo for the NFL on Fox—for any pre-game show—ever. It's not quite vintage, untethered Simpsons;… » 12/16/12 12:30pm 12/16/12 12:30pm

Deconstructing Jimmy Johnson's Commercial For Medically Ineffective…

It's one thing to sling Viagra, like Rafael Palmeiro and Mark Martin used to do. It's quite another to hawk Extenze, the "natural male enhancement pill" that has no evident medical benefits. But that doesn't stop the shameless Jimmy Johnson. These commercials have aired since 2010, but no one had broken the thing… » 5/17/12 6:13pm 5/17/12 6:13pm