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Retiring From NFL To Juggle Grenades Is A Bad Idea, Says Mike Florio

Bright and promising 24-year-old 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement yesterday, after just one season in the NFL. He wants to preserve his neurological and cognitive functioning, and figures a decade of smashing his head into things isn't the best way to do it. Seems reasonable! Might I… » 3/17/15 11:57am 3/17/15 11:57am

Mike Florio Calls Out David Letterman For Being A Comedian

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was a guest on The Late Show last night, and the segment was lighthearted and puffy, as are most of the interviews David Letterman conducts on his show. Obviously, Letterman made some jokes about the Ballghazi scandal, because David Letterman is a comedian and that's what… » 2/12/15 1:24pm 2/12/15 1:24pm

Report: "Ball Boy" Who Took Footballs Into Bathroom Is An Elderly Man

The investigation into how numerous footballs used by the Patriots became deflated during the AFC Championship Game has focused on the Patriots-employed ball boy that took the balls from the referees locker room to the field. In-between he stopped off in what was at first ominously reported as "another room" by Jay… » 2/01/15 5:56pm 2/01/15 5:56pm

Report: Man (Probably) Took Piss With Two Bags Of Footballs In Tow

Earlier today Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the NFL's investigation into how 11 of the 12 footballs the Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game became deflated had zeroed in on a "person of interest": a Patriots locker room attendant. Surveillance video reportedly shows this person of interest taking the… » 1/26/15 11:52pm 1/26/15 11:52pm

Brett Favre Unqualified To Discuss Safety Of Football, Says Sportswriter

Only the parents of boys are welcome in the discussion of whether it's unsafe to let children play football. So says Mike Florio, a collectible commemorative helmet-phone in the employ of NBC Sports, who's mad at Brett Favre for expressing reservations about whether he'd encourage his non-existent son to play the game. » 7/16/14 4:25pm 7/16/14 4:25pm

"The Referee Lockout Is Over! Let's Give Roger Goodell A Raise," Says…

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that this happened, but it's maddening, nonetheless. Shortly after the NFL referee lockout came to an end last night, Mike Florio posted this pile of crap on ProFootballTalk.com, in which he argues that Roger Goodell actually deserves our praise for how he handled the lockout. Glad… » 9/27/12 10:30am 9/27/12 10:30am

Tim Tebow Finds Out News About Himself Via ESPN

As you've probably heard, GQ used old photos of Tim Tebow for one of its September covers (Cam Newton has the other). Tebow didn't agree to sit for a shoot, so they went to the archives, and voila, there's a September cover. (N.B.: For anyone complaining about this—Mike Florio is particularly worked up—this is a… » 8/16/12 6:52pm 8/16/12 6:52pm

Hey, Mike Florio, Chuck Noll Was Not Above Confronting Another Coach…

Here's Florio, on Schwartz-Harbaugh: "Not that long ago, all coaches exuded a sense of dignity toward the game and respect toward each other. From Tom Landry to Chuck Noll to Bud Grant to John Madden to Don Shula, coaches didn't treat each other like opponents in the main event of the next pro wrestling… » 10/17/11 3:40pm 10/17/11 3:40pm

Tim Tebow Gives Us Our First Total QBR Kerfuffle

I've been pleasantly surprised with my lack of exposure to Total Quarterback Rating, ESPN's proprietary formula for measuring QB that's supposed to be more accurate, or at least more complete, than passer rating. After the preseason blitz, I absolutely expected it to be shoved down my throat. But it's been limited to… » 10/11/11 10:25am 10/11/11 10:25am