Steve Silverman

Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Goodell Not Qualified To Mete Out NFL Justice On His Own

Roger Goodell is not a judge, nor is he a trained lawyer. How can he think that his own personal morals are enough for him to do a proper job of policing the NFL?

08/29/2014

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks reacts on the sidelines during the game against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field on August 22, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 34-6. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, 49ers Prove That Old-School Football Can Still Dominate

These two teams will almost certainly get off to the same kind of starts that they got off to last year. In addition to being very talented, both are extremely physical and tough.

08/27/2014

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Silverman: Weak Division Is Giants’ Best Hope For Bounce-Back Season

The Giants have one thing they can feel very good about. It’s the division they call home, the NFC East.

08/25/2014

Mike Ditka (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images)

Silverman: Off-Key Ditka Needs To Zip It On The Redskins’ Name Debate

Mike Ditka has his bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is one of the most colorful individuals in the game’s legacy. But that doesn’t mean that anyone should listen to Ditka when he decides to bloviate.

08/20/2014

James Harden of the USA Basketball Men's National Team smiles during practice at the PNY Center on August 19, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: USA Basketball May Lack Superstars, But It’s Ready To Put On A Show

This relatively unheralded group of players has bought in. They are not concerned with the pressure they will face, or that the whole world will be trying to take down the favorites.

08/20/2014

Soon-to-be Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rob Manfred May Have An Impossible Task On His Hands

The World Series seems almost like an afterthought in national sports coverage. It takes a back seat to the NFL and even college football.

08/18/2014

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Coughlin Remains On Short List Of NFL’s Best Head Coaches

NFL head coaches tend to be more revered than their counterparts in Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Tom Coughlin is still viewed as elite, and deservedly so.

08/13/2014

Johnny Manziel throws a third-quarter pass against the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Silverman: Manziel Story Has Familiar Company In NFL History

If you have been following all the mixed signals coming out of Cleveland this summer, you know that Johnny Manziel’s first year in the NFL will be a worthwhile follow.

08/11/2014

Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester pitches during Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Crumbling Red Sox Putting Lester Right In Yankees’ Hands

The Boston Red Sox are doing everything they can to turn their team into the Chicago Cubs.

07/30/2014

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife, Janay, at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Goodell Should Have Suspended Rice For The Entire Season

Goodell is supposed to be the law-and-order commissioner. He failed miserably in this case, as Rice should have been suspended for a full season.

07/25/2014

Jets linebacker David Harris. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Silverman: 2 Jets Among The Most Underrated Players In The NFL

If last week’s declaration that David Harris is the most underrated player in the NFL is any indication, Rex Ryan will be as bombastic as ever this season — mostly because he’s right.

07/23/2014

Head Coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during workouts during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Silverman: Breaking Down The 7 NFL Coaches Leading New Teams

Seven head coaches are leading new teams this year. Three of those coaches have had experience and are with new organizations, while four will man the position for the first time.

07/21/2014

Tiger Woods prepares to practice his chipping at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake on July 16, 2014 ahead of The British Open Golf Championship. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tiger, Lefty Are Just Also-Rans In This Year’s British Open

The two dominant stars of the pro golf tour have long been Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, they both go into this weekend’s Open Championship playing far from their best golf.

07/16/2014

Antonio Brown #84 runs downfield in front of Chris Houston #23 on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Silverman: A Look At The Most Impactful NFL Free Agents Still Available

There are still several free agents out there who have the ability to help franchises win games. They may be coming back from injuries and have to prove they are healthy, but there’s still a chance for teams to sign difference-makers.

07/14/2014

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 8, 2009 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Riley Has Set The Table For LeBron’s Return To Cleveland

If Pat Riley was interested in furthering his partnership with LeBron James, he sure had a strange way of showing it after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

07/09/2014

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