NFL stadiums must adapt to these changing times

In contrast to the circuitous process that recently gave birth to a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, the era from 1995 to 2003 saw 17 new stadiums erected across the NFL. Changes in technology have made even some of those football palaces in need of an upgrade, while changes in the national economy have made doing that a lot more difficult. What are the solutions, and which franchise will be the next to get a new home? Albert Breer runs it all down for you.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

Wyche: How passing became king

Why the drastic change in philosophy that has given the NFL record passing stats? Steve Wyche finds the answers. More...

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner weighs in on the quarterback competition in Seattle, and the pressure facing Matt Flynn as he tries to adjust to a new group of receivers.

NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell delves deep into Xs and Os to look at how today's NFL has evolved into such a chess match.

Daniel Jeremiah examines three players coming off substandard 2011 seasons who are poised to put up monster numbers in 2012.

Thursday was another day of dueling legal actions as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell formally responded to suspendedNew Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit, and the NFL Players Association sued the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the "bounty" investigation. Stay tuned to NFL Network and NFL.com for the latest developments.

Former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer raised a few eyebrows Thursday when he said he'd take Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo over his old teammate -- and two-time Super Bowl MVP -- Eli Manning.

The Giants' nailbiting 21-17 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI is Elliot Harrison's pick as the 12th best game of the 2011 season. Check back later today as Elliot reveals No. 11.

Rapoport: Short leash on short QBs

Doug Flutie says the NFL is biased against short QBs. Flutie wants two rookies to get a fair shake, Ian Rapoport writes. More ...

Five episodes of "NFL's Top 10" with countdowns featuring quarterbacks are up for vote by fans. Check out the options, select your favorite, then see if it airs July 14 on NFL Network.

Happy birthday to Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who turns 31 on Friday, and to San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs, who turns 30. Also celebrating a birthday is former Washington Redskins OL Joe Jacoby, who turns 53.

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