Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Make Or Break Time

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Draft Days Are Here

By John Ventola

The annual three-day National Football League (NFL) draft gets underway tonight in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty-three names will be called before the event concludes Saturday afternoon. Thirty-two league franchises, each hoping to improve their team’s talent pool, will make choices to either correct a position deficiency, or select the best player available (according to their talent evaluations) at the time of their pick. Continue reading

Supercharged New Orleans Knocks Atlanta From Unbeaten Ranks

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Saints Accomplish Amazing Turnaround In 100 Hours

By John Ventola

What a difference a day makes! Quadruple that, and national football fans were able to see the fate of a professional franchise change before their very eyes. The New Orleans Saints recovered from an uninspired, inept performance on Sunday in losing to Philadelphia to defeat arch-rival Atlanta 31-21 in a raucous Superdome Thursday night. Continue reading

Saints On Life Support With Paper Bags Waiting

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Teams of Aging Quarterbacks Going Different Directions

By John Ventola

Last Sunday night I wrote a blog immediately after New Orleans’ overtime victory over Dallas predicting it would be a sunnier Monday because the hometown guys had won their first game of the season. This morning I can only declare the sun is out, emotions are raw, and a lot of Lexapro will be consumed in the Crescent City. The Saints looked terrible in a second-half collapse against Philadelphia yesterday. Continue reading

NFL Could Have Major Fallout Over NFC South Playoff Team

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South Division Could Prove Very Divisive For NFC

By John Ventola

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell has experienced a bumpy 2014 season while the league’s reputation has been tarnished due to current and former players being charged in well-publicized rape, domestic and child abuse cases. Those troubling off-the-field incidents forced Goodell to submit and get NFL owners approval on a new personal conduct policy. As serious as those cases were because of the human element involved and their severity, the league is only weeks away from a major on-field public relations nightmare. A current playoff rule will come under scrutiny and be discussed ad nauseam at the end of the regular season and, no doubt, be changed by league officials before next year. Continue reading