Life Without Calvin

By Nigel Russell / June 16, 2016 / READ / No Comments

How do you replace a generational talent? The 2016 Detroit Lions will have to find out.. It’s never easy when legends leave the game of football. A select few teams may ride out a couple more successful seasons on the tails of the greatness that was before them… but greatness is not something that comes […]

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2016 Mock Draft

By Nigel Russell / April 27, 2016 / READ / No Comments

The NFL Draft is this Thursday in Chicago. Although everyone seems to proclaim they know the top two selections, a shroud of uncertainty seems to surround the rest of the draft. The San Diego Chargers could be sitting at the 3rd overall selection arguably with the two best players still available.. but thats what happens […]

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Week 1 Preview: BE BOLD

By Nigel Russell / September 12, 2015 / READ / No Comments

       The nature of the 16 game NFL season requires a fan to wait over 200 days between watching the confetti fall in February…to donning their favourite colours on a brisk Thursday in September. That is a lot of time to think (for some of us, overthink) what the next season could possibly […]

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NFL Draft Grades: The rich get richer

By Nigel Russell / May 15, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     It has been a week since the NFL draft closed in New York City, and enough time has passed to praise the teams that had a successful weekend and question the ones that did not.       The NFL is an unpredictable entity, as seen in the recent past. A (2-14) Kansas […]

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Mock Draft 2.0

By Nigel Russell / May 7, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     This final mock draft may play off the buzz and possible smokescreens in the current NFL, but this trade-happy, exciting draft is certainly not impossible. In a mere 48 hours all the suspense of the first round of the NFL draft will finally be put to rest, and one can only hope fans […]

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Mock Draft 1.0

By Nigel Russell / April 24, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     With the 2014 NFL draft being pushed back into May, instead of watching the first round unfold tonight (as per 2010-2013) we are left waiting two more weeks. Making this the perfect time to finally release our first mock draft.       It’s impossible to predict what will happen in Radio City […]

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Out Of The Blue Offseason Moves?

By Nigel Russell / March 7, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     The Lombardi has been hoisted in New York, and the NFL calender is about to turn to a new year. This is a time for all NFL fans to once again make predictions laced with both unwavering confidence and undying hope, for their team to make the moves necessary to put them in […]

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Minute by Minute: Super Bowl 48

By Nigel Russell / February 4, 2014 / READ / No Comments

      Super Bowl 48 was the most watched program in US history, hundreds of millions tuned in. One of our contributors, and a regular on the “Cleats and Geeks: Podcast” managed to capture his thoughts from Sunday night. Giving the perspective of watching the Super Bowl in Canada, chastising Joe Buck and Troy […]

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Painting The Town Orange: Super Bowl Preview

By Nigel Russell / February 1, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     Before the NFL kicked off back in September, picking the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks to play in the Super Bowl was all the rage. Some people may have had San Francisco, or New England, or a quickly regrettable Atlanta Falcons prediction, but there was some general consensus who the two best teams […]

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GOAT: AFC Championship Preview

By Nigel Russell / January 19, 2014 / READ / No Comments

       It’s very rare that the significance of a football game is appreciated until it’s looked at in retrospect. Legends grow, and storylines develop every week that help shape the drama that draws many of us to watch the sport. When an epic storyline has been developing over a decade, and it is about to […]

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Round 3: NFC Championship Preview

By Nigel Russell / January 18, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     It wasn’t that long ago that the NFC West was looked upon as the weakest division in football. In 2010 the West boasted the first division winner with a losing record in the NFL’s history, the then (7-9) Seattle Seahawks. Just 3 short years later the NFC’s bid to Super Bowl XLVIII goes to […]

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Divisional Preview: NFC Edition

By Nigel Russell / January 10, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     The NFC boasts two rematches of regular season games this season. A team that is trying to find success in a place where home field advantage is a factor in and of itself, and a battle of third year quarterbacks, one trying to get back to the Super Bowl and one trying to […]

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Divisional Preview: AFC Edition

By Nigel Russell / January 10, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     The teams playing in the AFC this weekend are certainly familiar with each other. A rematch of two teams that dominated the AFC in the past decade, and the third game in a divisional series against a team just happy to be playing this weekend and one defending its reputation. Indianapolis Colts at […]

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With New Faces, Pat’s In Familiar Places

By Nigel Russell / January 9, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     The New England Patriots are no strangers to hosting a playoff game. Winning the AFC East 11 out of the past 13 seasons will do that for you. Patriot’s fans have had the luxury of almost dismissing any regular season success, to await their team’s eventual run for the Super Bowl in January. […]

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What We Learned

By Nigel Russell / January 6, 2014 / READ / No Comments

A weekend of thrilling football, surprisingly close games (sans the Chargers at Bengals), and one step closer to the Super Bowl for four teams. What have we learned since late Friday night? Lots. 1.     Home Field advantage? Who needs it. After several reports about the league thinking of reseeding the playoffs, and that […]

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Winning Formula?

By Nigel Russell / January 2, 2014 / READ / No Comments

     Just 5 days removed from a game winning interception of Kyle Orton, the Philadelphia Eagles do not have long to take in their NFC East divisional crown. A game in Philadelphia was at one point a yearly staple for the NFC divisional round in the 2000′s; Yet Saturday’s game against the Saints, is […]

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