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Team of Destiny? With no McNabb? Slouch tabs Eagles

In a stunning offseason move, the Philadelphia Eagles dealt quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. Conventional wisdom says you don’t trade your signature superstar to a division rival. Conventional …


32 NFL teams, 7 Matts starting at QB

There are 32 teams in the National Football League and nearly one-quarter of them – seven – have starting quarterbacks named Matt. (This is a statistical anomaly of epic proportions, …


Saints’ Brees earns free trip to Denny’s

It wasn’t Giants-Patriots or Steelers-Cardinals, but Saints-Colts was almost scintillating and almost sensational. America is on the uptick; I’ll bet you even bin Laden was watching. With Super Bowls like …


Norman Chad: The Who and Favre have a lot in common

Best I can tell, one Manning or the other will be taking his team to the Super Bowl for the rest of our natural lives. Meanwhile, it appears that the …


Norman Chad: NFL a love-hate relationship

Every Sunday, I sit in a bar, look up at multiple TV screens and wonder, “What am I doing with myself?” People, what are we doing with ourselves?


It’s time to survey the ‘wasteland’ of sports advertising

At its core, sports on TV is simply a prop for beer sales. The viewer essentially must answer the question: What’s more important to you, Coors Light’s “cold-activated can” or …


Norman Chad: NBA refs won’t prevail against Stern

I like NBA referees as much as the next basketball junkie – who doesn’t delight in watching Joey Crawford tee up Jerry Sloan? – but as they sit at home …


Norman Chad: It’s time to root against Yankees

Like many non-New Yorkers, I root against the Yankees. It’s been a losing proposition in recent years – last season was the first time they missed the playoffs since the …


Norman Chad: Jerry Jones erects tribute to himself

Bugsy Siegel, in the 1991 film “Bugsy,” walked into the desert and envisioned a glittering gambling palace. Jerry Jones, in the 2009 real-life “Jerry,” walked out of Texas Stadium and …


And Slouch’s ‘09 Team of Destiny is …

I often spend weeks – even months – researching and ruminating over the Team of Destiny.Other than selecting my next spouse, choosing my Team of Destiny is the single most …


Norman Chad: Stats trash piled too high to haul away

I was watching a regular-season baseball game on TV the other night – granted, it was a stupid thing to do and I’m already paying the price – when the …


Norman Chad: It’s never too early to start scouting

Rivals.com and Scout.com provide Sports Nation with an invaluable service: They keep us up-to-date, as we should be, on the top high school prospects being recruited for student-athlete status at …


Humans get short shrift in horse racing

As a sometime member of the human race, Couch Slouch would like to extend an apology on behalf of other humans to fellow human Calvin Borel. But I’m getting ahead …


Slouch looks in on ‘pen pals’ Favre and Vick

Brett Favre and Michael Vick are spiritual cellmates of sorts – both iconic quarterbacks are out of the NFL and both want back in. While in prison, Vick became pen …


Norman Chad: Calhoun put sports, life in perspective

Over and over I watched the stirring video last week of Jim Calhoun’s press-conference tirade – it was 73 seconds of commercial-free entertainment gold – in which the Connecticut men’s …


Mr. President, Americans should live in an ‘alley’

President Obama From: Couch Slouch


Race is tight for NFL Reverse Coach of the Year

NFL Coach of the Year? That’s easy – the Tennessee Titans’ Jeff Fisher has the league’s best record with Kerry Collins at quarterback. Runner-up is the Miami Dolphins’ Tony Sparano, …