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    Week #1 NFL game thread

    Mike Carey may be drunk... difficult to listen to him describe how the line judge switches are going to work.
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    Back for OTAs or Out to Pasture: Have we seen the last of Peyton Manning?

        The last time they didn't sell out a home game was 1969, apparently- the longest streak in the NFL. edit: sorry- looks like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and DC have longer streaks; Denver is the only team to have sold out all of their NFL games.
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    McCourty Resigned: 5yrs/$47.5m with $28.5m guaranteed

    Just nitpicking but it seems to me like Eric Weddle is up there too. Either way- top three in the league; I'm ok with paying the man.
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    July NHL News- Free Agent Frenzy

    The Habs have locked up Lars Eller for the next four years, avoiding arbitration. They're buying 2 years of RFA and 2 of UFA, giving him 2.5, 2.5, 4.5, 4.5 for an average of 3.5 million/year. If he's the same guy or close that he was in the playoffs this year; this is a great move for them. If...
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    Dennard Learns About the Law

    I used to work at a boarding school in a residence for boys 15-19. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18, so it's easy for the younger students to get alcohol if they want (and rich kids like these are used to getting what they want). But of course, we had rules against drinking (bad for p.r...
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    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (MMA) Thread

    UFC Champions By The Numbers -a pretty good graphical comparison of the champs- it would be even cooler if they did the same thing within weight classes, though. Fun to note: Jon Jones does not get taken down. At all. And hitting machine Dos Santos lands about twice as many strikes per minute as...
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    Game 7 - Bruins @ Canucks - Protect the Civic

    edit: making a more palatable pagebreak: even my friends who are Habs fans are turning on the Sedins now... my 2 cents- Hackel is SI's "hockey expert" who is definitively not a Bruins fan. sidenote: His schtick is to link a youtube video of a song that he thinks fits the theme of his column...