The Tommy Maddox Corollary

If there's one thing Bill Simmons has learned in the NFL, it's that everything gets thrown out the window when Tommy Maddox is involved.

Updated: October 28, 2005, 2:09 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

After five years of writing this NFL column, I'm lodging an official protest.

Every week during the season, I bang out my research on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, watch all the relevant shows, grab a post-"Survivor" coffee and write until the wee hours of Thursday night. That's my routine. And over the years, I came to grips that things can change from Friday morning (my last chance to change a pick) to Sunday morning (when games start on the West Coast). Six or seven times ...

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