Michael Hurley

Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson (Photos by Gregory Shamus/Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

What To Watch For: Patriots Can’t Take Lions Lightly

Sometimes when the popular opinion sides so strongly with one team, the words “trap game” begin to be uttered. Might the Patriots be in for a tougher test than many expect?

11/22/2014

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers (Photos by Andy Lyons/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hurley’s Picks: Trying To Decide If The NFL Has Any Truly Great Teams

The central idea to this discussion is simple: The NFL is full of lousy teams.

11/20/2014

Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski Would Love For You To Try To Stop Him And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

Gronk’s superhuman displays, Gray’s night-of-a-lifetime, Brady’s imperfections — it’s all covered in the leftover Patriots thoughts.

11/17/2014

Pedro Martinez (Photo by Dan Levine/AFP/Getty Images)

Yes, Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Award Only Furthers Extent To Which Pedro Martinez Got Robbed

Pedro Martinez got absolutely hosed in 1999, and until history rights that horrific wrong, no pitcher deserves the accolade.

11/14/2014

Claude Julien  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hurley: Are Boston Bruins Broken Beyond Repair?

Just how bad is it for the Bruins? And, more importantly, is there anything the players, coaches and front office staff can do to turn things around quickly?

11/14/2014

Andrew Luck and Tom Brady  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hurley’s Picks: Brady Over Luck An Easy Pick, Manning Set To Continue Assaulting Defenses

I’ve been thinking a lot about statistics recently. Namely, I wonder if they’re becoming meaningless.

11/13/2014

Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hurley’s Picks: Roethlisberger To Keep On Slinging; Pump The Brakes On Cardinals

It should be another interesting week in the NFL. Well, sort of.

11/06/2014

Peyton Manning (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning Can’t Solve House Of Horrors And Other Leftover Thoughts

Peyton Manning’s epic struggles in Foxboro, T.J. Ward’s cheap shot on Rob Gronkowski and much, much more fill this week’s leftover thoughts.

11/03/2014

Bill Belichick (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick Not Concerned With Stats: ‘We’re Not Playing Fantasy Football Here’

“We’re not playing fantasy football here. We’re trying to win.”

11/03/2014

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady: I Only Care About Earning My Teammates’ Respect

Tom Brady doesn’t want to be compared to Peyton Manning. He just wants to keep on working to earn his teammates’ respect.

11/02/2014

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