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Roddy White says Charles Barkley lost $100,000 on the Falcons

Roddy White spent years as a loyal soldier in the Falcons franchise, catching pass after pass from Matt Ryan … only to see his role reduced and, finally, ended altogether just before the team reached the Super Bowl. White remains close...Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner podcast 50: On pie, sandwiches and big-ticket free agents

Take a breath, everybody. We made it through the first wave of free agency. Think about how much better your team is now than it was a week ago. (Unless your team is the Oakland Raiders, in which case: drink.) We discuss the players who have shifted teams, including DeMarcus Ware, Darren Sproles, and Darrelle Revis. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 38: What if Peyton Manning loses?

It's the eve of the divisional playoffs, and we're breaking down each game with insight, statistical wizardry, and keen eyes for detail... or with smartassery and frequent tangents, whichever. Our big question this week: what if Peyton Manning loses? It could happen, you know. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 37: Playoff games make you go WOOOO!

In the wake of some of the most exciting football of the last decade, we spend the initial part of this podcast talking... wrestling. Of course we do. Why? Well, because Ric Flair fired up the 49ers, and guess who else was staying at...Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 28: In which we admit our mistakes (Also: Tebow!)

We are football writers and commentators, yes, but unlike some of our brethren, we don't think we're geniuses. Quite the opposite, in fact. So it's not particularly surprising to see that we've been wrong, way WAY wrong, on some of our predictions for this season. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 26: With NFL contracts, every day is Black Friday

Hey there bargain shoppers, thanks for joining us for this very special episode of The Shutdown Podcast. Here, we start with Black Friday talk, and then segue into discussion of whether Tony Romo might actually be a real quarterback after all. Show More Summary

Edholm’s Early Edition (Week 11): Heavyweight battle set to go down in Denver

Now this is more like it. This week is a monster: Six of the top eight teams in Frank Schwab’s power rankings face off head-to-head this week. It’s not as if the action hasn’t been good in the NFL, it’s just that prior to last week the matchups had been a bit … underwhelming. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 20: The running of the bullies

The Richie Incognito/Miami situation continues to dominate headlines and discussion, so that's where we begin today. We touch on this article in the LA Times on Cam Cleeland, a former Saint who was "hazed" to the point that he lost vision in one eye when he got hit with a sock full of quarters. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 19: Incognito in plain sight

The NFL's got a serious new problem on its hands. Big surprise, right? Richie Incognito and his merry band of rookie-wringing thugs in Miami may be a local problem, or they may be emblematic of a larger stain on the entire NFL. ThisShow More Summary

The Shutdown Corner Podcast 18: The Super Bowl Virgins Club

About a third of the NFL still hasn't won a Super Bowl. In that ignominious list are such historic names as the Seahawks, the Eagles and the Vikings. The Bengals are a member of that crew as well, and their odds of getting off that list took a hit Thursday night in their loss to the Dolphins. Show More Summary

Edholm’s Early Edition (Week 9); It’s a battle of banged-up Bears, Packers on Monday

If you scoffed at last week’s schedule of games coming in, as we did, consider this: No Week 9 NFL game matches up two teams that are currently in the projected playoff field. Kind of stunning. That said, there are some important games...Show More Summary

The Shutdown Corner Podcast 16: Coaches and the cities who worship them

The relationship between a dominant head coach and his team's city is a strange one. Some men, like Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, and Joe Gibbs, remain immortals in their cities though they may not have coached for decades. Others, like...Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 7: Drew Brees on the game that changed his career

Drew Brees is a Super Bowl winner, holder of dozens of NFL records, and a certain future Hall of Famer. To that list of lofty accolades, he can add another: first guest on the Shutdown Corner Podcast. (Right up there with winning the...Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast 5: Quarterback controversies in Washington, Minnesota already? Sure, why not?

We're two weeks into the season, and that means it's time for quarterback controversies to well up! Of course it does, because we're NFL fans and we're never happy! Fans in Washington are calling to replace Robert Griffin III, which is insane. Show More Summary

Shutdown Corner Podcast: Is the NFC East overexposed?

New week, new episode of the Shutdown Corner podcast! This week, your faithful Shutdown hosts Kevin Kaduk, Frank Schwab and Jay Busbee are putting a bow on Week 1 in the National! Football! League! Our first topic: is the NFC East overexposed?...Show More Summary

The Shutdown Corner Interview: Dorsey Levens

The transition from professional football the life after the game can be difficult for many players, and none more so that those who face an uncertain future with the aftereffects of head injuries suffered during their time between the lines. Show More Summary

Chip Kelly is prepared for everything, even scheduling practices to coincide with game times

Of all the great storylines in the NFL that will play out over the next couple months before Week 1, the Philadelphia Eagles' experiment has to be the most interesting. It bears repeating that Chip Kelly's resume is very unique among first-time NFL coaches. Show More Summary

The Shutdown Corner NFC North Draft Review Podcast with Greg Cosell

After a brief hiatus, our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN's NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner is back to talk a little football. And with more than a month passed since the draft, we thought it would be interesting to review...Show More Summary

The Shutdown Corner NFC West draft review podcast with Greg Cosell

After a brief hiatus, our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN's NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner is back to talk a little football. And with a little more than a month passed since the draft, we thought it would be interestingShow More Summary

NFL players, past and present, reach out to Kevin Ware after horrible leg injury

The broken tibia suffered by Louisville guard Kevin Ware during Sunday's NCAA basketball tournament play was tough to watch even for those who are used to sports injuries. Ware came down hard on the court during the Cardinals' Elite Eight win over Duke and the resulting compound fracture was not for the squeamish. Show More Summary

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