Since it’s the off-season I thought I’d start a fun project involving NFL history. So I’m going to go division by division and post galleries of football cards (when available) featuring all NFL players who have had their jersey numbers retired by their teams. This week it’s the four squads of the AFC South — the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans. Previous galleries: AFC East, NFC East, AFC North, NFC North Houston Texans (0) The Texans have yet to retire a number in their decade-plus of existence. If I had to bust out my crystal ball, wide receiver Andre Johnson (#80) is a potential future candidate. He holds a number of team records (some by a sizable margin) and is poised in 2013 to become one of the NFL's top 20 receivers ever for c
(Note: Totals are accurate through the end of the 2014 NFL regular season.) It seems like training camp just opened, and we've already put another NFL regular season in the books. But now I want to turn my attention to the unfortunates -- the teams that haven't won a National Football League title since I've even been alive. While there are some pretty good franchises on this list, it's mostly a collection of clubs that have come to represent football futility for most. Unlike the other major American sports leagues, the NFL has seen fit to establish a clear distinction between the pre- and post-Super Bowl eras. I have never bought into that line of thinking, and so I count Super Bowls, NFL championships, and AFL championships equally. If you think that's bunk, I'm not going to try t
With the 2012 National Football League season nearly upon us, now is as good a time as any to obsess once again on one of my favorite topics — logos. So I’m going to offer up my choices for the best and worst team football logos for all 32 current NFL franchises. Primary, alternate, and helmet logos listed on Chris Creamer’s outstanding logo website are all under consideration. Today I look at the four squads of the AFC’s South division. Previous entries: AFC East, NFC East, AFC North, NFC North Houston Texans Best Well this is an easy choice, since Houston has only had one logo since joining the league. As modern looks go it's not bad, although I still miss the Oilers. Worst See above. Indianapolis Colts Best Sorry Indy fans, the Colts will always be tied to Baltimore f
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days month: Remember Perverted Justice, the group behind Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator"? Yeah, they're bankrupt now. (Defamer Australia) A very comprehensive and busy look at the 100 most influential TV shows (Adweek) A very cool infographic tracing the history and popularity of web browsers. Ah Netscape, my first love. (Dvice) The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder by Dave McKenna (Washington City Paper) The best fake punt ever, from last year's Bills/Titans Hall of Fame game in Canton. (StumbleUpon) The average Asian aging process. (My Funny Pictures) Creepiest Tumblr feed ever: Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes. (Tumblr) 8 Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't CGI.