The Daily Lard 11-6-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Practically nothing in terms of news relative to the Broncos. But still, plenty of good stuff to read. There are a few big college matchups today, most notable among them being #3 TCU heading to #5 Utah, and #6 Alabama taking on #10 LSU in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, those two are both at the same time (3:30 ET). Enjoy the day, folks!

Don’t forget to Tweet Brett Kern for his forgiveness so we can lift the curse!!

BTW - tonight is the end of Daylight Savings Time, so don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed.


Broncos TV rounded up all three of the team’s highlights from the first eight games.

Two Niners were fined for their hits on Kyle Orton on Sunday.


Derrick Johnson has had trouble hanging onto INTs since he picked off Kyle Orton twice in one game in 2009. Plus, notes on the Chefs.

Thomas George profiles Chefs coach Todd Haley.

Jokeland is not expecting Nnamdi Asomugha or Zach Miller to suit up tomorrow against the Chefs.

For the first time this season, Jokeland has sold out their game and won’t be blacked out; plus, notes on Jokeland.

The Dolts will likely be without Antonio Gates, Legedu Naanee, Malcom Floyd and Brandon Siler tomorrow in Houston.

Meanwhile, the Dolts’ practice-squad receivers have been seeing a lot of action.

Neil Pane of PFR examines whether Philip Rivers should have won more games in recent years.


Mike Lombardi previews the week and questions whether the Vikings can win with Brad Childress at the helm.

In his Friday preview column, Mike Silver says the recent Shanny/McNabb debacle validates Andy Reid’s decision to jettison the QB.

Bill Simmons has the Broncos at #31 in his power rankings and says that Pats fans are delighted to see how much of a dud Laurence Maroney has been for us. Yes, the Pats added a three and a four for dumping Maroney and Randy Moss…

Peter King’s preview. Really, enough with the predicted stat lines. I mean, how obnoxious is that whole concept?

Andrew Brandt on how much Randy Moss and Shawne Merriman will cost their new teams.

Brian Burke points us toward an interesting essay on statistics and shares a couple of great quotes from it.

Here are Carson Cistulli’s weekly notes.

Mike Tanier is taking the Chefs and the Dolts among his weekly picks.

The week in quotes from FO.

Not surprisingly, the Broncos do not rate well in CHFF’s index combining offensive and defensive “hogs”.

Here’s what CHFF thought of NFLN’s top 10 of their 100 Greatest list.

More on the Patriots’ rebuild from Judy Battista.

The Jets are starting to fine Mark Sanchez for every instance in which he exhibits poor body language. Too bad the Broncos never did the same with Jay Cutler - they’d have gotten his play for free in that case…

A couple days late on this, but there’s another big pay-to-play scandal with the NCAA, this time regarding the recruitment of Auburn QB Cam Newton to Mississippi State.

Former NFL players have been hit hard by heart disease after their playing careers are over.

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