Combine cred: Strength or speed?

The NFL Scouting Combine has wrapped and everyone has filtered their way out of Lucas Oil Stadium, but two notable players cracked the high marks in this year’s drills.

Oscar gold for Eagles’ owner Lurie

With the oft used line about the “billionaires vs. millionaires” coming to a head this week with the current CBA expiring on Thursday, it’s always curious to reflect on just how some of these owners came to be rolling in it.

Owners meeting circa 1933

While we look ahead to the NFL’s future with the current Combine underway, it’s time to gain some perspective by reflecting on this day in league history as part of Pro Football Hall of Fame’s “Under the Dome” series.

Gorilla in their midst

Every year NFL prospects flock to Tom’s Shaw’s Orlando based camp before the Combine in hopes of being like one of his eight number one draft picks (or any pick really) that he’s trained in the past.

Ryan, Tannenbaum hit the set of ‘CSI’

Watch out craft services. Rex Ryan has landed in LA to shoot an episode of “CSI: New York” with Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum. The plot points have yet to be revealed, but with Ryan involved it’s bound to be personal.

Penance for Pittsburgh as mayor shovels sidewalk

Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl put a little back into it yesterday while shoveling the walkway of the childhood parish of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.

Rice, Wang in China promoting football

Vikings WR Sidney Rice and Bills LT Ed Wang are in Beijing this week playing flag football with the locals and spreading the NFL word in an attempt to popularize the game internationally.

Rams’ Jackson has close call with New Zealand quake

Rams RB Steven Jackson’s South Pacific vacation took a precarious turn yesterday when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where Jackson had just toured a mere 48 hours earlier.

Packers’ celebration hits Broadway, Wall Street

CB Charles Woodson, FB John Kuhn, RB Ryan Grant and president/CEO Mark Murphy took in some team history on Broadway last night when they attended “Lombardi” based on Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss’ biography on the original Super Bowl winning Packers coach.

Matthews’ media tour: WWE to pulling a Britney

While it looked like Aaron Rodgers would be the media darling post SB XLV, it’s his long haired linebacker who has blown by the MVP’s Disney World and “Late Show” appearances in sheer volume since Cowboys Stadium.

T-Rac nominated for ‘Most Awesome Mascot’

There’s always a new debate about who the best of the best is. We weigh in on who has the best defense, the best QB, who the best players-turned-actors are and even the best bald-headed players of all time.

Rodgers does ‘Late Show’

After a ride down Main Street USA with Mickey yesterday, Aaron Rodgers flew to NYC for a little sit down with Dave on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Rodgers: Primed to score once again

Now that Aaron Rodgers is the Super Bowl MVP, he’s also set to become this year’s “MMP” as the league’s most marketable player.

Romo picks against his childhood fave Pack

As painful as this season might have been for Tony Romo – physically with his busted wing and emotionally with having to watch two other teams play the Super Bowl in his home stadium – the Cowboys QB dutifully made the rounds at the media center on Friday and stopped to chat with about how he’s faring.

No Steelers for steelworkers on Sunday

The Steelers aren’t the only ones who will be working Sunday night.

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