PawSox Relocation blurs the lines of ‘Business’ and ‘Personal’

As Michael Corleone bluntly advised his hot-tempered brother Santino (a.k.a Sonny) in Mario Puzo's masterpiece, The Godfather, "It's not's strictly business."   Whether it be politics, economics, world affairs or even sports, many will rush to use this Machiavellian phrase to justify actions that may...

Opinion: Ohio St. Wins, Basic Human Decency Loses

Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer
Yesterday, Ohio State levied a three-game suspension on Urban Meyer. Now, seeing a major college coach forced to sit is odd. Like him or not, Urban Meyer moves the needle. His prolific recruiting brings elite talent to Columbus year after year. Yet, for all...

Contract Holdouts: Annual Rite of Passage in NFL Preseason

The halfway point of the NFL preseason officially occurs at the conclusion of Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts. One of the biggest stories in any NFL preseason are the players who refuse to report to training camp because they...

FPC Top Five: Tight Ends Edition

The tight end in the NFL is very different from what it was 20 years ago. Tight ends have evolved the same way running backs have through the years. They are expected to be multi dimensional. While blocking is important for tight ends, it's...

FPC Forum: The Stick to Sports Discussion

Stick to sports debate
In today’s sports landscape, societal issues cross into the athletic arena. Under those circumstances, expect a backlash from those unconvinced that sports and social issues need to meet.

Top 10 Inside Linebackers Entering 2018

The inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense or the middle linebacker in a 4-3 defense is often referred to as the quarterback of the defense.  They call the plays and make assignments based on what they see on the other side of the ball....

Biggest Off-Field Story: FPC Forum

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
When teams started camp, the buzz surrounding the offseason never subsided. I

Who are the NFL’s Top 10 cornerbacks?

The recent retirement of cornerback Darrelle Revis began a debate over his place in NFL history and whether his resume is good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There is no question that Revis was the league’s best shut-down corner in...

NFL Power Rankings: Preseason Edition

Which team takes the top spot in the first FPC NFL Power Rankings of the season?

FPC Forum: The Jameis Winston Problem

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston
For anyone with a pulse, Jameis Winston invokes some response. The Tampa Bay quarterback made these comments last week, regarding his three-game suspension. FPC Managing Editors Rolfe and Biggs discussed the matter.   Ben Rolfe (Falcons Managing Editor) At this point, it does not feel like anything...

FPC NFL Forum: 2018 Coaching Hotseat Preview

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien
In the NFL, coaching remains the most fluid of situations. While players need to execute, NFL coaches remain solely responsible for scheme construction.

FPC Forum: 2017 Playoff Teams Will Struggle

Bills RB LeSean McCoy
In 2017, the NFL playoffs felt magical. Certain teams shocked the world by merely stringing together enough wins to qualify.

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of heart disease

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of arteriosclerotic heart disease, according to the Hennepin County (Minn.) medical examiner. Arteriosclerotic heart disease is caused by arteriosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries (blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to organs and tissues)....

Vikings offensive line coach, former Dolphins, Raiders head coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died Sunday at the age of 56. No cause of death has been released. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that he had chest pains on Thursday. He was kept overnight for testing and sent home. Schefter reported Sparano’s wife,...

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch says team won’t punish players who kneel during national anthem

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said the team's players will not be fined or suspended if they choose to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before games. The NFL enacted a policy that penalizes teams in the form of fines if players...

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