Your “The Devil You Know” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Shockingly, the owners approved the new playoff format. It's one extra wild-card game per conference. Using MATH, worked out that the move to 14 playoff teams means 43.7 percent of all NFL teams would qualify for the postseason, compared to 33.3 percent in MLB (33.3), 51.6 in

Your “Any Kennel In A Storm” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: Blake Martinez has left the Packers for the Giants. A three-year, $30 million deal. The Packers made him an offer at a lower number, which insulted him. "I think the way they value the inside linebacker position especially in that defense, it wasn't as valued as other places

Your “It’s Not Collusion If They All Agree” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: The league owners are having a conference call on Tuesday - in lieu of their cancelled Spring meetings - to debate & vote on the third wild-card game.   It's widely expected to pass, as it generates additional revenue for them. According to Albert Breer, the league has negotiated

Your “Running Out Of Topics” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: The Cowboys, since there's nothing else to do, have started contract negotiations with Dak Prescott.   The mavens at NFL Network seem to think the sticking point will be about duration rather than compensation. It's rumoured that Dak wants a four-year deal so he can hit the market again

Your “Watching The World Pass By” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Dissention in the ranks as the league's GMs vote to delay the draft but the league office refuses. The GMs want the delay because they haven't been able to do their "due diligence" in preparing for the draft. Things like player physicals, gathering psychological testing, and getting further verified

Your “Loyalty Counts For NOTHING!” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: The Patriots released kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday, after 14 years on the team. I guess Brady wasn't around to protect him anymore. He was to be a $4.8 million salary cap hit, so the Patriots will likely try to find - or draft - a cheaper option.

Your “He Can Have It” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: As noted on the weekend, New England is once again Hoyer Country. It's a one-year, $1.05 million deal. Combined with the $2 million the Colts owe him after cutting him - because he "stank like Brady" said Philip Rivers (source?) - he will earn $3.05 million minimum this

Your “There’s Always A Pause After The Frenzy” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: Trades! The Lions traded Darius Slay to the Eagles for a third- and fifth-round pick in 2020. He's also getting a raise, with a new 3-year, $50 million contract. It was pretty much over for Slay after he publicly bitched-out management & Matt Patricia when they traded Quandre Diggs to

Your “Thank Gawd The National Nightmare Is Ovah!” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL BRADY NOOZ!: It's the Bucs.    Two years at $30 million per season. The Chargers lost out because Brady apparently wanted to stay on the east coast for Gisele family reasons. The Onion, of course, has it all in perspective. Just after he goes, his center has left for

Your “It Usually Comes To This” Tuesday Evening Open Thread NFL Noise: (please keep in mind I typed this up earlier today - I've changed what I could.) The big news of the day is that Dreamboat announced by social media that he's not going back to the Patriots.     So now the speculation begins: Is Robert Kraft just Jerry Richardson with

Your “Just Stay Inside With Friends” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL Noise: The Packers are going to release Jimmy Graham. It will save $8 million against the cap - money they plan to use to attract former Falcon Austin Hooper. Michigan became the 16th state to legalize sports gambling. In honour, they had Barry Sanders place a ceremonial first bet.

Your “Just The Tips “Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: A regular offseason tradition was upheld last night as a Dallas Cowboy was arrested for a DUI.  Wide receiver Ventell Bryant was stopped by Tampa police at approximately 2:30 a.m. after he was spotted driving with his headlights off. He failed a field sobriety test and his BAC was