Press and Reviews

Thinking Out Loud: Le’Veon Bell, Emmitt Smith, and the Franchise Tag

The Steelers and Le’Veon Bell are in a contract dispute. Basically, the Steelers are trying to keep his salary lower, and Bell wants an increase. Bell is in jeopardy of missing the first game of the season. This situation reminds me of Emmitt Smith holding out before the 1993 season. […]

This Might Surprise You — After Merger, Only 4 AFL Teams Have Won Super Bowls

Let me start by saying I love the American Football League and its history. I also believe the league was on par with the National Football League. The Super Bowl, however, has clearly been dominated by original NFL teams. Only four AFL franchises have won Super Bowls after the AFL-NFL […]

The Game Before the Money Podcast!

You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Episode 1 of The Game before the Money podcast introduces the new program and announces our first guests. We are about the podcast, which will feature pro and […]

Thinking Out Loud: Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame

Controversy has covered Terrell Owens better than most defensive backs ever managed. This week’s Hall of Fame induction stir and his refusal to attend line up perfectly with T.O.’s playing days. If reports are true, T.O. chose to skip the induction ceremony likely because of feeling slighted by writers over […]

How the First-Overall NFL Draft Picks Have Fared in the Last 5 Years

The top pick in the NFL Draft always brings lofty expectations to fans of dismal teams. How have the last 5 top-picks fared? Let’s take a look. 2017: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns, DE – Garrett collected 7 sacks and forced 1 fumble in his rookie season. He also earned PFWA […]

Players remember the Ice Bowl on its 50th Anniversary

  NOTE: Painting by Robert Hurst   Epic. Iconic. Mythical. Legendary. These words often get watered down and overused describing sporting events, but in the case of the 1967 NFL Championship – known as the Ice Bowl – those adjectives land appropriately upon a frozen Lambeau Field on December 31, […]

A Brief History of … Houston and the Super Bowl

“When you’re talking Houston, you’re talking Super Bowl” – a paraphrased quote from the “Houston Oilers #1,” fight song of the late-1970s, aptly describes this week as Super Bowl 51 descends upon the Bayou City. Super Bowls and Houston have rarely walked hand-in-hand. The Oilers won the first two American […]

A Brief History of…: The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Oilers Rivalry

  The privilege of working with the Luv Ya Blue era Oilers for We Were the Oilers led to a lot of research and subsequently much thinking. If memory serves me correctly, a lot of the talk around the Dan Pastorini for Ken Stabler trade between the Oilers and Raiders […]