Posts Tagged ‘Jim Plunkett’

Countdown to the Super Bowl: 2 days

We are two days from the Super Bowl. It’s a magical number for quarterbacks, because signal-callers who win two Super Bowls seem almost destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Data Points: Heisman heroes? Not so much

If Cam Newton is to succeed as an NFL quarterback, he’ll do a lot to restore the mystique of the Heisman Trophy — at least when it comes to quarterbacks.

Data Points: Patience key with picking QB No. 1

As the NFL Draft approaches (24 days before the first round), much of the talk taking place will be about the viability of taking a quarterback with the top overall pick, a discussion certainly taking place in the Carolina Panthers’ war room.

Pick Six: NFL’s greatest Cinderella teams

Virginia Commonwealth’s basketball team went from play-in bubble team to the Final Four, and has become the talk of the sporting world. But Cinderella runs are not just limited to college hoops. The NFL has had its share or memorable Cinderella teams, and we will count them down right now.

Pick Six: Raiders’ all-time draft busts

The Raiders have parted ways with guard Robert Gallery, who was regarded as one of the bigger draft disappointments in Raiders history. But was he the biggest?

Pick VI: Players who should be in the Hall

The announcement for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is kind of tricky because as we celebrate the current class, we have to talk about those who did not make it.

Woodson gets history lesson

Packers CB Charles Woodson has a chance to become just the fifth player ever to earn both a Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.

Pick VI: Memorable Media Day moments

In some respects, Media Day has become an industry self-congratulatory event, where members of the media jostle for attention to try to show just how clever they can be. Kind of like the Golden Globes.

Here is a look at the top six moments.

Trophy time: From Heisman to Super Bowl MVP

Today’s trivia question: How many players have won both the Heisman Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP?

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