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Sports Columns

Armchair Quarterback: Who will get hot when it really counts?

This could turn into one of those weird seasons where a lot of road teams win playoff games and a wild card team could get to, and even win, the Super Bowl. Not because there’s so much parity in the league, though there does seem to be a pretty good dose of that. No, it’s shaping up ...

Yes, Virginia, you can play your NFL game to a tie

I had to laugh when I heard the latest pro football player say he didn’t know an NFL game — at least in the regular season — could end in a tie. This time it was Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back Najee Harris, who was a first-round pick out of Alabama last spring. The ...

Lowdown on blocking a punt

Let’s take a look at an unusual play that occurred Sunday in JerryWorld, or whatever it is they call the Cowboys’ home stadium somewhere around Dallas. It’ll be a good distraction from what had to be the Packers’ worst week of the season — the loss to New Orleans in Week 1 ...

COVID-19 strikes closer to home with Green Bay Packers affected

Hurry up and play the game! That must be what you Green Bay Packers fans are thinking today before any other players — or coaches — get knocked out of tonight’s game at Arizona due to a positive coronavirus test. I actually think the Allen Lazard scratch from this game on Tuesday ...

NFL football dreams abound in a land of fantasy

OK, I have this fantasy. It’s not a fantasy because it has unicorns or Skittles-flavored rainbows in it. No, it supposed to be based on reality. Except that it’s impossible for it to happen. I know that sounds strange, but it’s my answer to the ineptness of the Detroit ...