Jan 142013
 

Vote!Thanks for the nice turnout in our poll for NFL Most Valuable Player. Our reader’s choices reflected our own results, at least as far as the top three players are concerned. Adrian Peterson was a runaway pick of our readers, followed by Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Here are the overall results:

Poll #21: Who is your choice for NFL MVP this season?

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (54%, 19 Votes)
Peyton Manning, Denver (23%, 8 Votes)
Tom Brady, New England (11%, 4 Votes)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (6%, 2 Votes)
JJ Watt, Houston (6%, 2 Votes)
Robert Griffin III, Washington (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 35

Our new poll focuses on the list of 2013 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are a maximum of five individuals who can emerge from the group of nominees to be inducted, and we want to get a sense of who our readers would like to see inducted next summer. Please note that you can vote for up to five people. You can see our synopsis of each candidate here.

Poll #22: Which five individuals should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013?

G Larry Allen (DAL)
G Will Shields (KC)
T Jonathan Ogden (BAL)
RB Jerome Bettis (PIT)
WR Tim Brown (OAK/LA)
WR Cris Carter (MIN)
WR Andre Reed (BUF)
DT Warren Sapp (TB)
DE Michael Strahan (NYG)
DE Charles Haley (SF)
LB Kevin Greene (LA)
CB Aeneas Williams (AZ)
Bill Parcells (NYG)
Ed DeBartolo, Jr. (SF)
Art Modell (CLE/BAL)

We will leave this poll up for two weeks, and will announce the results on January 28.

Jan 032013
 

Vote!OK, so I’m going to pretend that Poll #20 never happened. Despite decent traffic, no one seemed interested in the poll, so we’ll call it a dud and move on.

Poll #21 looks at our reader’s choice fr the 2012 MVP, grabbing the top six players from our own site’s MVP voting. Our MVP will be announced on Monday, January 7, but we’ll leave this poll up until the 14th before getting back onto our regular schedule. The GiR award winners in seven categories will begin rolling out tomorrow morning. We begin tomorrow with Head Coach of the Year and Comeback Player. On Saturday we will have the Offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, followed on Sunday with Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year.

Poll #21: Who is your choice for NFL MVP this season?

Tom Brady, New England
Robert Griffin III, Washington
Peyton Manning, Denver
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
JJ Watt, Houston

Dec 242012
 

Vote!We had just a few voters pop in this past week on the issue of how many teams should make the NFL playoffs. But of those that voted, three-quarters preferred to leave the current playoff system as it is. Here is our breakdown from last week:

Poll #19: How many teams should make the NFL playoffs?

12 – the current number of teams in the playoffs is just right (75%, 6 Votes)
14 – adding one more wildcard team in each conference won’t hurt anything (13%, 1 Votes)
16 – adding two more wildcard teams in each conference will make the season more exciting and won’t diminish the playoffs (13%, 1 Votes)
32 – Oh hell, just let them all in… (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 8

This week’s poll surveys your feelings on the AFC playoff field, now that it has been set. There is still some room for swapping of the division winner seeds, but both Indy and Cincinnati are locked in at #5 and #6.

Poll # 20: Which AFC playoff team will play in this year’s Super Bowl?

Baltimore
Cincinnati
Denver
Houston
Indianapolis
New England

Dec 172012
 

Vote!Our voters agree with our perspective that the Commissioner’s proposal to eliminate kick-offs is a bad idea. Now let’s just hope that the NFL Competition Committee sees things the same way.

Here is our vote from last week.

Poll #18: What do you think of Roger Goodell’s proposal to eliminate kick-offs and give the kicking team an automatic 4th and 15 at their own 30 yard line?
Bad idea. Kickoffs are an exciting and important part of the game. (82%, 9 Votes)
Good idea. The improvement for player safety offsets the loss of the kickoff. (18%, 2 Votes)
Good idea, but not enough. Make it 4th and 20, or even 4th and 30 (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 11

This week’s poll focuses on another one of the Commissioner’s idea. Seemingly to change the topic from his loss in the Bountygate scandal, Goodell proposed expanding the playoff field. An argument on behalf of the proposal is that adding two or four teams to the playoffs adds excitement in a playoff race, and of course expands the financial pool. Opponents of expanded playoffs would note that the playoffs can get watered down by teams that haven’t earned the right to be there, thus making the NFL look suspiciously like the NBA or NHL. Folks with this perspective think the playoffs should be reserved for the very best teams.

So where do you weigh in?

Poll #19: How many teams should make the NFL playoffs?
12 – the current number of teams in the playoffs is just right
14 – adding one more wildcard team in each conference won’t hurt anything
16 – adding two more wildcard teams in each conference will make the season more exciting and won;t diminish the playoffs
32 – Oh hell, just let them all in…

Dec 102012
 

It looks like our voters have faith in Tampa Bay and Washington as candidates for the post-season, but see St. Louis and New Orleans making fishing plans for January. The Saints certainly look ready for the off-season after getting plastered by the Giants yesterday, while the Rams staved off near-certain elimination with a last second win against the Bills.

Our results from last week’s poll:

Poll #17: Which NFC “bubble” team is least likely to make the playoffs this season?

St. Louis (30%, 7 Votes)
New Orleans (26%, 6 Votes)
Minnesota (17%, 4 Votes)
Seattle (13%, 3 Votes)
Dallas (9%, 2 Votes)
Washington (9%, 1 Votes)
Tampa Bay (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 11

This week’s poll deals with the proposal made by Commissioner Roger Goodell to eliminate the kick-off from the game, and instead replace it with the “kicking” team receiving the ball at their own 30 yard line with an automatic 4th and 15, and being given the decision to either go for the first down or to punt the ball away.

Poll #18: What do you think of Roger Goodell’s proposal to eliminate kick-offs and give the kicking team an automatic 4th and 15 at their own 30 yard line?

Bad idea. Kickoffs are an exciting and important part of the game.
Good idea. The improvement for player safety offsets the loss of the kickoff.
Good idea, but not enough. Make it 4th and 20, or even 4th and 30

Dec 032012
 

It looks like the Jets and the Bills win the prize for the AFC “bubble” teams least likely to make the AFC playoffs. Both teams won this weekend, raising their records to 5-7. But both have to win out to have any chance at all to make the playoffs. The Chargers came in third, lost again this weekend to fall to 4-8, and the watch is on to see if Norv Turner still has his job.

Poll #16: Which AFC “bubble” team is least likely to make the playoffs this season?

New York Jets (55%, 6 Votes)
Buffalo (45%, 5 Votes)
San Diego (36%, 4 Votes)
Cincinnati (18%, 2 Votes)
Miami (18%, 2 Votes)
Tennessee (18%, 2 Votes)
Pittsburgh (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 11

This week’s poll deals, predictably, with the NFC “bubble” teams. Once again, you can select up to three teams.

Poll #17: Which NFC “bubble” team is least likely to make the playoffs this season?

Dallas
Minnesota
New Orleans
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Washington

Nov 262012
 

It looks like most of our poll-takers agree that the Kansas City Chiefs will end up with the worst record and therefore receive the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft next April. Those results are buoyed by another Chiefs’ loss this weekend and a Jaguars win over the Titan. The Chiefs are now in control of their own destiny with regard to the first pick. One person chose the browns this week (was that you, fat Jesus), and that is looking unlikely with the Browns’ upset of the Steelers yesterday. Here are the results:

Poll #15: Which team will end with the worst record and be awarded the #1 pick in the NFL Draft?

Kansas City (59%, 10 Votes)
Jacksonville (35%, 6 Votes)
Cleveland (6%, 1 Votes)
Carolina (0%, 0 Votes)
Oakland (0%, 0 Votes)
Philadelphia (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 17

For this week, we are going to look at the AFC teams that are on the bubble for the playoffs this season. The very simple question is…

Poll #16: Which AFC “bubble” team is least likely to make the playoffs this season?

Buffalo
Cincinnati
Miami
New York Jets
Pittsburgh
San Diego
Tennessee

Because only two of these teams are able to make the playoffs, this week we will let you select up to three responses. Have fun and we’ll see you next week!

Nov 192012
 

If our readers get to decide, then it looks like Peyton Manning will be the Comeback Player of the Year, based on his return from injury to lead the Denver Broncos to a 7-3 record so far this season, while Manning himself has thrown for 24 touchdowns against seven interceptions, amassing 2,975 yards in the air and a 106.2 passer rating. Yep, Peyton is Peyton again, and as a result the Broncos are a legitimate threat to make big noise in the playoffs. While Tim Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs and a playoff win over the Steelers last season, few (sane) people would question that the move to Manning has been a huge step up in the caliber of starting quarterbacks in the Mile High City.

Our results:

Poll #14: Who gets your vote for NFL Comeback Player of the Year so far in 2012?

Peyton Manning, Denver (68%, 15 Votes)
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (27%, 6 Votes)
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay (5%, 1 Votes)
Sam Bradford, St. Louis (0%, 0 Votes)
Andre Johnson, Houston (0%, 0 Votes)
Carson Palmer, Oakland (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 22

Our newest poll focuses on the bottom of the barrel. With just six weeks left in the season, the playoff race will heat up, as will the discussion over which team is going to land the #1 draft pick in next April’s NFL Draft. Our question to you; who is going to land the #1 pick?

Poll #15: Which team will end with the worst record and be awarded the #1 pick in the NFL Draft?

Carolina
Cleveland
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Oakland
Philadelphia

Nov 122012
 

So we are back to reality with our vote totals this week. Or we just asked the wrong question. Either way, an overwhelming majority or those responding think that the Dallas Cowboys are not going to make the playoffs this season. Of course there’s no telling if yesterday’s win over the Eagles would have any of our poll-takers changing their minds. Either way, here are the results from last week.

 

Poll #13: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this season?

No (80%, 20 Votes)
Yes (20%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 25

This week we take a look at those players who have fought back from injury or sub-par performances in 2011. Peyton Manning is an obvious candidate, as is Adrian Peterson, but we have cobbled together a list of six players for our readers to entertain. Now have at it and cast your vote!

Poll #14: Who gets your vote for NFL Comeback Player of the Year so far in 2012?

Sam Bradford, St. Louis
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay
Andre Johnson, Houston
Carson Palmer, Oakland
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Peyton Manning, Denver

Nov 052012
 

173 votes.

And here I was thinking that we would never pass the 115 mark! Thanks to all of those who turned out to cast your vote on when the Falcons will drop a game. 8 of you missed the mark this weekend, as the Falcons survived their Sunday night contest against the Dallas Cowboys. My guess is that the Falcons will lose to the Buccaneers on the road, and that result finished third in our poll. Our top vote-getter was next week’s contest against the New Orleans Saints, with 36% of the vote.

Here is the final tally from last week.

Poll #12: When will the Falcons finally lose a game?

Week 10 @ New Orleans (36%, 63 Votes)

Week 15 versus New York Giants (23%, 39 Votes)

Week 12 @ Tampa Bay (14%, 25 Votes)

No losses; 19-0, Baby! (10%, 18 Votes)

Week 14 @ Carolina (5%, 8 Votes)

Week 9 versus Dallas (5%, 8 Votes)

Week 11 versus Arizona (3%, 5 Votes)

In the playoffs (2%, 4 Votes)

Week 16 @ Detroit (2%, 3 Votes)

Week 13 versus New Orleans (0%, 0 Votes)

Week 17 versus Tampa Bay (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

This week’s poll focuses on the drama now surrounding “America’s Team.” While Like Ghandi But Taller’s (LGBT) article last week found hope and excitement in the sporadic performances of Tony Romo and the Cowboys, the truth is that the Cowboys are now playing Russian Roulette with their playoff chances. Jason Garrett seems to be less than proficient in managing games, and Jerry Jones doesn’t seem to be nearly as capable in the GM role as he is in the mode of owner. After last night’s loss, even Jerruh was locked out of the Cowboys’ locker room. While the 3-5 Cowboys have the 3rd best passing attack in the league, their ground game ranks a woeful 29th, and putting the game in the hands of Tony Romo has as often as not been a recipe for disaster. While Romo ranks fifth in passing yards, he has a 82.2 passer rating, which places him 24th in the league with just 10 touchdown passes to go with his 13 interceptions.

Thus, our poll for this week:

Poll #13: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this season?

As you can imagine, this poll only has two possible answers, so visit our right sidebar and cast your vote.