ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 23: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers sacks Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 23, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa was way more than “just a motor guy”

While his college teammate Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott may have gotten most of the attention in Dallas, Joey Bosa also had a remarkable rookie season playing for the San Diego Chargers. Bosa was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the PFWA after registering 10.5 sacks in just 12 games. Bosa’s advanced stats […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Those Dak Prescott draft Cold Takes

Dallas Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott was not supposed to play this season. After being drafted in the fourth round, maybe he could spend a year or two behind veteran Tony Romo and develop into a solid pro with a pretty long career. That would have seemed to be the conventional wisdom for most mid-round […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01:  Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians at first base to end the seventh inning in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 2016 Freezing Cold Takes Honor Roll

Freezing Cold Takes dedicates itself to taking a look at all of those proclamations and predictions that have gone wrong over the years as a way to have a laugh about the unpredictability of sports and hold analysts and experts accountable. But what would the coldest of takes gone horribly, horribly wrong be without just […]


Some of the best Freezing Cold Takes from the 2016 NFL season

Recently, we chronicled the best cold takes from the 2016 college football season including gems like “Texas is back” and “Notre Dame will go undefeated” or people picking Georgia to make the College Football Playoff. Now it’s time to transition into the world of professional football and open up the treasure trove of great Freezing […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is sacked by Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars were the sleeper team that never woke up

The Jacksonville Jaguars were a trendy pick entering the 2016 NFL season. Even though the team hadn’t won more than five games since the 2010 season, this was the year that experts and analysts thought the Jags might take a significant leap forward. Quarterback Blake Bortles was entering his third season and head coach Gus […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 05:  Michael Aresco, Commissioner of the AAC hands head coach Tom Herman of the Houston Cougars the AAC Championship trophy after defeating the Temple Owls 24-13 at TDECU Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Every NCAA football coaching hire is a “home run”

Coaches come and go, it’s a fact of life in college football. So is the eternal sense of optimism that comes whenever a football program starts a new chapter of its existence. Whatever struggles a program may have experienced, whatever doldrums they may be slogging their way through, the hiring of a new coach brings […]


Colin Cowherd has been all over the place with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

Everyone wants to debate what it takes to be an “elite” NFL quarterback. While there’s probably way too many average guys up for grabs in that debate, one name is certainly not up for discussion – Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is a surefire future Hall of Famer and among the greatest to […]

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 3: Brian Brohm #11 of the Green Bay Packers throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on September 3, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Reminder: Merril Hoge and Todd McShay once thought Brian Brohm had more upside than Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has uncharacteristically been under some heat this season. Coming into Monday night’s clash with the Eagles, Green Bay was 4-6 on the campaign and Rodgers has had off-the-field questions about his fractured relationship with his family. What some would consider a “down” year from Rodgers still has him sitting 11th […]

<> at Notre Dame Stadium on September 5, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana.

Great Freezing Cold Takes from the 2016 college football season

The 2016 college football season has been a roller coaster ride since the beginning of September and there’s probably still a few twists and turns that are out there in the next couple weeks. We’ve seen upsets galore, high-profile coaches get the boot, and a College Football Playoff picture that is still being pieced together with […]