Mike On Sports: Curious Standards And The NFL

Two quarterbacks in the NFL today epitomize this concept. Brett Favre, while undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, was anointed by the sports media after quarterbacked the Packers back to greatness. Jason Campbell, the former Redskin and current Raider quarterback, has not received such benediction from the sports media elite. The differences between the two, in terms of media coverage, fan treatment, and league perception are evident. To be clear, these two players have very different histories, but the NFL is certainly a “what have you done for me lately” league.

The N.o F.un L.eague

Once upon a time, when Pete Rozelle was still commissioner, there was a brash young QB named Jim McMahon. McMahon came into the league after a college career that saw him rewrite the records (in a number of ways) at his university, the conservative BYU. As the QB of the Chicago Bears, he was the […]