Your broken-supply-chain NFL gift guide

This is Doink-O-Rama, John Teti’s column about pro football. Holiday shopping is a more fraught experience than ever this year, as the collapse of the global supply chain means that any gifts you order will take an especially long time to arrive, if in fact they arrive at all.…

Horn-blowers, pylon-placers, and other essential NFL team members

Doink-O-Rama is John Teti’s column about pro football. Among the major American sports, football is the most intensely team-oriented game. To have a chance at success on a given play, a team has to synchronize the physical efforts and thought processes of 11 players with ferocious intensity but also…

The NFL announcer who hates Halloween

Doink-O-Rama is John Teti’s column about pro football. Friends, the full Doink-O-Rama column is on a bye this week, but because a space robot never needs to sleep, we still bring you the DORPFASTCALC picks. Plus, I added a few stray notes here and there, because once my typing…

How "Inside The NFL" finds the NFL's inner peace

Doink-O-Rama is John Teti’s column about pro football. Inside Inside The NFLThere is a quaintness to Inside The NFL, the long-running chat-and-highlights show that is now in its 44th season. The title makes an antique promise to pull back the curtain on pro football’s remote inner workings, a…

It's not as funny when the doink is happening to you

Doink-O-Rama is John Teti’s column about pro football. On Sunday night, midway through the first quarter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was 28 yards away from breaking Drew Brees’ NFL record for career passing yards. When Brady connected with wide receiver Mike Evans for a big gain, it…

Finally, on CBS, the football matches the business cards

The score bar at the bottom of the screen during a football game has an obvious function: It tells you how many points a team has scored. In some cases, such as the 2021 Chicago Bears, this function is ceremonial. Nonetheless, we primarily use the score bar as an information…