Craig Ellenport's Articles

The One Person Who Can Save the NFL on CBS
by Craig Ellenport on February 21, 2014
It's already been a season of change for CBS Sports' NFL team. But the network's most valuable player in 2014 isn't in the studio or broadcast booth.
Top 10 College Football Programs Without A Heisman Winner
by Craig Ellenport on November 1, 2012
The six winningest programs in college football history have combined for 27 Heisman Trophy winners. These 10, all with 600 or more wins, have none.
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers: Three Bold Predictions
by Craig Ellenport on October 12, 2012
Kyle Williams looks to atone for last year's mistakes, Alex Smith looks to outduel Eli Manning, and the Giants unveil yet another surprise weapon.
Importance Of NFL's First Month Shouldn't Be Minimized
by Craig Ellenport on October 2, 2012
It's important to get hot in the playoffs, as the Giants showed last year. It's just as important to start strong (as the Giants showed last year).
Drew Brees Going Where Only One Man Has Gone Before
by Craig Ellenport on September 24, 2012
Despite the Saints' 0-3 start, Brees is about to tie Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a TD pass. So why aren't people more excited?
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos: Five Things We Learned
by Craig Ellenport on September 10, 2012
Was Sunday night's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers a statement game for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos?
The Trouble With Celebrity Fantasy Football Drafts
by Craig Ellenport on July 20, 2012
Do hard-core fantasy players care who B-level celebrities draft? And do casual fans get turned onto fantasy because their favorite celebrities are playing? No and no. Still, we keep trying.
Which NFL Head Coach Would Make The Best U.S. President?
by Craig Ellenport on June 1, 2012
President Ditka? President Parcells? Considering some of the characters we've seen vying to be Commander-in-Chief, is a football coach so crazy? Here are some qualified candidates.
Who's Next To Go From NFL To Dancing With The Stars?
by Craig Ellenport on May 23, 2012
Now that Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver has become the third NFL player to win "Dancing With the Stars," let's take a look at who we'd like to see go from gridiron to dance floor next season.
2012 NFL Draft: What's In A Name
by Craig Ellenport on April 25, 2012
There will be 253 players drafted into the NFL this weekend. Some will become names that go down in history. Others, well, at least they have interesting names.
New York Giants: 10 Best Draft Picks in History
by Craig Ellenport on April 23, 2012
The New York Giants have won four Super Bowls in the last 25 years. That kind of success doesn't happen without shrewd drafting. No surprise that every one of the best picks in this list has contributed to at least one of those championships.
NFL Draft: New York Jets All-Time Best Picks
by Craig Ellenport on April 22, 2012
For a team that has had its fair share of, shall we say, unfortunate draft picks, the New York Jets have managed to hit the jackpot on a few. Of course, no list of Jets superlatives can start without Broadway Joe.
NFL Draft 2012: 10 Biggest Linebacker Busts in History
by Craig Ellenport on April 20, 2012
Okay, so not every first-round linebacker is Lawrence Taylor. But in the inexact science that is the NFL Draft, there have been a slew of bad misses when it comes to finding that guy who can plug the middle of your defense or get to the QB off the edge. Here are 10 picks that really missed badly.
NFL Thursday Night Football: Packed With Key Divisional Battles
by Craig Ellenport on April 18, 2012
Thursday nights are no longer a part-time flirtation for the NFL. The 2012 NFL schedule features a full slate of Thursday night games for the first time ever. If you call yourself a football fan, they are all must-see affairs. Of course, some are more attractive than others...
Aaron Rodgers Poised To Win Madden Tournament
by Craig Ellenport on April 14, 2012
The voting for who gets to grace the cover of Madden NFL 13 is down to four players: Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson and Patrick Willis. Who will win? We handicap the final four.